VS2015 Update 2 Debugging Fix


Update 9 May 16 - Looks like this patch keeps getting better. The latest build (14.0.25130.0) now integrates with the VS alerts so you will get notified of future updates (via ms) If you need local contextual info while debugging then you will appreciate this KB which fixes the broken Update 2 - KB3151378. Personally I …

Team Foundation Server Compatibility and Requirements Summary


While Visual Studio Online continues to provide the fastest delivery of new ALM / DevOps features, the majority of users still make use of the on-premises Team Foundation Server (for now at least). Today Microsoft released the next major on-premises version, Team Foundation Server 2015. With any new major version comes a set of new requirements and compatibility …

Managing Agile Open Source Software using Visual Studio Online (MS Press)


I recently had the opportunity to work with some fellow ALM Rangers on putting together a book to share our experiences in working (that's an odd term for our voluntary contributions) with each other and using Visual Studio Online. You can download the book for free from MS Press.

Upgrading to Microsoft Test Manager 2013 (MTM)


It's surprisingly hard to find what you will gain by upgrading to a new version of Microsoft Test Manager. In this blog post we'll cover MTM 2013. You can find MTM 2012 here I've managed to track down some blog posts and received a few links from Microsoft. Below is a summary of what I've found. Please …

Upgrading to Microsoft Test Manager 2012 (MTM)


It's surprisingly hard to find what you will gain by upgrading to a new version of Microsoft Test Manager. In this blog post we'll cover MTM 2012. For MTM 2013 go here. I've managed to track down some blog posts and received a few links from Microsoft. Below is a summary of what I've found. Please …

MyHistory 2 — hello Colleagues, what have you been up to?


In my MSDN Magazine article Extending Visual Studio Team Explorer 2012 + MyHistory Extension last year, I introduced a sample application called MyHistory which was targeted at the current user, enabling them to easily regain context / remember what they were recently doing. Over the last few months I've had some great feedback and released …

MyHistory – Peace to the Dark Side


In June 2013 I blogged about Extending Visual Studio Team Explorer 2012 + MyHistory Extension. Since then I’ve had some great feedback and the extension has been updated 6 times to address this feedback. A long outstanding bug with regards to ‘proper’ theme support has finally been resolved withe the latest releases for Visual Studio …

How to get rid of Exclude From StyleCop menu


If you install Stylecop 4.7.46.0 you’ll notice an irritating new context menu on files which allows you to exclude them from StyleCop. There is no option to remove it, however you can use Visual Studio to customize the context menu and remove it. The menu you are after is Project and Solution Context Menus | …

Extending Visual Studio Team Explorer 2012 + MyHistory Extension


In the June 2013 edition of MSDN Magazine I cover some of the internals of Team Explorer 2012 and how you can extend it. The article can be found here - Extending Visual Studio Team Explorer 2012. I’ve also hosted the sample code for the MyHistory extension on CodePlex (contributions and feedback welcome), as well …

MSBuild Extension Pack – October 2012


I'm pleased to announce the availability of the MSBuild Extension Pack October 2012 release. The October 2012 release contains version 3.5.12.0 for those using .Net 3.5 version 4.0.6.0 for those using .Net 4.0 This release consolidates 40+ change sets and contains the following high level changes Around 40 new Tasks / TaskActions Around 11 improvements …