Multi-Targeting in Visual Studio 2010

We thought that we had it good in Visual Studio 2008, being able to target .NET 2.0, 3.0 and 3.5, but in reality they were all running on the .NET 2.0 Runtime, just with a different set of available libraries. Well Visual Studio 2010 take it that little bit further by being able to target […]

Microsoft Document Explorer 2008 on Window 7

This was my second attempt at installing Visual Studio 2008 on Windows 7 and I ran into a little problem. It failed when trying to install the Microsoft Document Explorer 2008. A quick check found the file in WCUDExplore of your installation media, and running the install manually solved that problem… Technorati Tags: ALM Windows VS 2008 

Installing Visual Studio 2008 Team Suite on Windows 7

I am installing VS2008 in a virtual environment, so this may not be exactly what you would get, but the purpose is to identify if VS2008 does indeed work on Windows 7 and what the experience is like. The first problem is that the auto run does not seam to function. This can be rectified […]

Learning more about Visual Studio 2008

Well, that’s me well and truly back from my holidays, a nice relaxing couple of weeks spent at home with my family. As a kind of New Years present, Microsoft has released a free learning initiative for those of you that are or will be using Visual Studio 2008. I am taking it myself as […]

Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition GDR Installation

First, download the new Data Dude. Download page Setup Read Me Documentation: Once you get it going the install is pretty easy. Things to watch out for are: Remove all previous versions before the install. This included any CTP or RC versions. You will NOT be able to upgrade your projects […]

Visual Studio 2008 and the GDR CTP16

Well we have been having a few problems with the GDR. Essentially when we import our database it complains about dependencies. We have many stored procedures that call stored procedures that call stored procedures! This seams to give the GDR fits. Maybe we are doing something that we are not supposed to, but SQL does […]

What to do when you dont have a working computer!

I have a little problem…I don’t have a computer at home at the moment 🙁 So I am writing this post from my Pocket PC using Diarist 2. I will come back to that, but first… The reason for my lack of my “can’t live without accesory” is that my laptop has finaly given up […]

If you had a choice!

I would be interested to find out what platform you .NET developers prefer to use as your main Visual Studio 2008 box?   XP XP 64 Vista Vista 64 Server 2008   Let me know! Technorati Tags: Personal Windows VS 2008 

Problems with Team Explorer after installed Visual Studio 2008 SP1 RTM

  I received the following error box after installing VS2008 SP1 RTM:   Team Foundation Error Could not load type ‘Microsoft.TeamFoundation.VersionControl.Controls.ItemsUpdatedExternallyEventArgs’ from assembly ‘Microsoft.TeamFoundation.VersionControl.Controls, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f57f11d50a3a This stopped me accessing version control…a key part if you ask me. The first thing I tried was to “Repair” Team Explorer, but that did not help, so […]

Updating to Visual Studio 2008 SP1

If you have Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta installed make sure that you run the Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack Preparation Tool prior to the installation, Microsoft were trying to make this a seamless process, but on Heath Stewart’s Blog he mentions that this was not possible in the end. The Preparation tool takes a […]