A change for the better #2 – Aggreko to SSW

In the last 2+ years at Aggreko I have worked with Visual Studio 2008 Team Foundation Server, Office SharePoint Server 2007 and a number of WPF, Silverlight and ASP.NET projects. There had been some discussion of a new role within Aggreko in the solution architecture arena. I also spoke to Adam Cogan who has the […]

Configuring Visual Studio 2010 Team Foundation Server on Vista in 12 minutes

As Microsoft have separated Install with configuration, so I have separated my posts! You will need TFS2010 installed prior to the steps below. This is my configuration experience…This wizard is excellent. If you had ever tried to install TFS in the past and it taken you a long time (took me 7 days the first […]

Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 is available Now!

Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 is now available on MSDN for download! With 2010 comes new SKU’s. Microsoft is trying to simplify the layout and features that you can get. Visual Studio IDE now comes in these flavours: · Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 Professional · Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 Professional with MSDN · Microsoft® Visual […]

Second blogger from my office

One of my colleagues is facing the maelstrom that is corporate blogjection and has become a geek with a blog. Have a heart as he is a poor under-paid support analyst who hits WAY above his pay grade. Welcome Roddy… good first post on SQL Server Function to add working days on to a date, […]

Log Elmah errors in Team Foundation Server

I am not sure if this is a good idea, but I was bored one day and decided to add a TFS Error Log provider for Elmah. There are 2 ways you can do this. You can create a new WorkItem type and log an error report for each of the errors or you can […]

Disable a timer at every level of your ASP.NET control hierarchy

Even though this sounds like a really simple thing, what if you do not know the name of the controls, and you do not want to have to add a bit of code that you, or another may developer may forget to every piece of code with a timer in it. The problem I have […]

Office 2010 gotcha 2: Visual Studio 2008 Locks

I am having a little problem with Visual Studio 2008 that only started after I had installed Office 2010. I found this interesting post on Visual Studio 2008 Locks or Freezes in ASPX from Rinat Abdullin that was a complete match to the problem I am having. Basically VS just bings at you whenever you […]

Solution to connecting to TFS using HTTPS over the Internet from behind ISA

This problem it seams is to do with the way Visual Studio 2010 connects to your TFS server over HTTPS. The default value for “BypassProxyOnLocal” in Visual Studio 2008 was “False”, but it has been changed to “True” for Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1. It should be noted that this is currently a Beta 1 […]

Unable to connect to TFS using HTTPS over the Internet from behind ISA

I have a number of CodePlex projects that I connect to from work and I have had a problem since 2008 that it does not always send my authentication to the proxy server (ISA). What this manifests as is that I get a popup telling me that “Proxy authentication is required”. The workaround was to […]