With the availability of Visual Studio 2012 RTM today on MSDN I wanted to let you know that Northwest Cadence just completed its first Production RTM installation for a customer. Do not fear this upgrade. If you are moving from TFS 2010 this is a simple upgrade although there are many new features and a […]
No I am not leaving Northwest Cadence. No I am not going to work at Microsoft… well I am, kind of. I have just started an engagement that will see me working as a Technical Product Manager as part of the Visual Studio Industry Partner Program. Visual Studio Industry Partner Directory Visual Studio Industry Partner […]
I will be running a bunch of demos on a couple of weeks with TFS & Eclipse working together. Although I have a cloud instance that I can connect to, what about when I have no network.
As I have mentioned before I run all of my heavy weight software in a VM. That is one of the reasons that I love Windows 8… I can run Hyper-V. I want to be able to reinstall my local computer quickly, and to get back up and running fast.
I need a TFS environment to use for demos and what better time to do a full upgrade than when we get some nice prizes from Microsoft. Today the Release Candidate for both Windows and for Visual Studio was released to the public. You can download it off the public sites or you can use you MSDN account to get all of the goodies.
If you have ever had to migrate data from any system that contains lots of data and especially history then you will have run into this problem. Effectively you have two choices: Upgrade with full history, correct dates and uninterrupted reporting Migrate with tip/full history with truncated dates and no past reporting This is also […]
Are you a professional developer? Do you get an MSDN from your organisation? Did you know that you can use it at home on both commercial and open source projects of your own!
At the MVP Summit I was appalled by the number of people who asked questions about new features for supporting hierarchical tasks! I shared a disgusted look with Peter Provost and we had a quick (and I mean really quick) conversation that resulted in this post. it really comes down to one thing: You can’t […]
With the launch of Visual Studio 11 Team Foundation Server Beta and the Go-Live licencing model you can go into production now. But what if you are not quite ready? Figure: Go-Live with Visual Studio 11 with our help With the success of the Scrum Health Check we are expanding the family of Health Check […]
With the launch of Visual Studio 11 beta and that it is fully supported in production I wanted to update my laptop with the bits. I have a presentation on Friday of what’s new in Visual Studio 11 and I will show some of the new features there. Figure: The new installer is clean There […]