Improving the Visual Studio 2010 UI Menu System – Part 2


[ In this series – Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 ] This part is essentially all about ‘Why?’. We’re going to spend a bit more time on the menus we saw in Part 1 and also take a brief look at some of the Toolbars that are displayed with an out the …

Advertisements

Minimize your TFS Backup size


As I mentioned in a previous post, it’s now easier than ever to backup your TFS databases using the Team Foundation Server Backups feature in the Team Foundation Server Power Tools September 2010 release. I have TFS Basic running on my laptop and use it as my ‘SourceSafe replacement’. It gives me version control and …

Cloning Builds in TFS 2010 — Gotchas and Improvements


The Team Foundation Server Power Tools September 2010 release has a handy new feature which allows you to clone your TFS Build definitions (i.e. create a copy) . It’s simple to use, all you do is right-click an existing build definition and select Clone Build Definition. In the image below I have cloned MyBuild and …

Improving the Visual Studio 2010 UI Menu System – Part 1


[ In this series – Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 ] UPDATED: 26 Sep 2010 – Added additional menus available once Project is added to Source Control. Something different! This is the first post in a series that takes a look at the state of the Visual Studio 2010 UI menu system …

Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection Manager — Now Available


Microsoft have finally released a public version of this great tool. Download. If you work with a lot of remote desktops, this tool will be an invaluable productivity boost to you! “RDCMan manages multiple remote desktop connections. It is useful for managing server labs where you need regular access to each machine such as automated …

Controlled Vocabulary


I recently started a new project on CodePlex called Controlled Vocabulary. If you are the admin of an email group alias then you may find it useful to distribute to your members. The driving motivation behind this project is that Controlled Vocabulary is a more effective method of categorizing emails than an open tagging system, …