Professional Application Lifecycle Management with Visual Studio 2013


Last year Mickey Gousset asked me if I would like to be the Technical Editor for Professional Application Lifecycle Management with Visual Studio 2013. To be honest, I didn't have the time, but said yes anyway. After all, life's just about re-prioritizing, and this was an opportunity I didn't want to miss. I've done my …

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Regular Expression Scratchpad


[ Download ] No new version of this, but in keeping with the trend, this is now open source too. I'll try get an update out soon to simplify it and provide a ClickOnce installer. Feel free to contribute at the project site.   Mike

Line Counter 4


[ Install ] I'm often asked how many lines of code there are in various systems. The problem is that there are many ways to answer that question. Some people care about real code, some only about certain files etc. With that in mind I've updated my pet Line Counter application to take in a …

MSBuild Explorer 3


Way back in 2009 I released MSBuild Explorer 1 to help visualise MSBuild files and, perhaps more useful, to save and execute favourite sequences of targets. It took a long time but eventually I got version 2 out in beta, which looked nothing like what I first showed. In hindsight, calling it a beta was …

2014 Microsoft MVP!


I received great news from Microsoft saying that I have been re-awarded the ALM MVP award for 2014. I’d like to thank all those involved in my nomination and look forward to another successful year working with the MVP family. A fellow MVP who is now joining Microsoft put it greatly in an email to …

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 …

Community TFS Build Extensions – Oct 2013


The latest roundup of contributions to the community effort is now available – October 2013 release. As well as the handful of changes listed below, we are happy to announce a new addition to our delivery, PowerShell scripts. Over time we hope to build out a library of scripts that can be plugged into your …