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Karsten Kempe

Building a Customised ALM Platform with TFS and VSO

The latest versions of Team Foundation Server are not only sophisticated, but extensible. Continue their course of openness, Microsoft have opened up TFS, and are making it possible to build custom systems on top of it. Karsten Kempe points out three new features that make it possible to build an ALM system to exactly suit you needs, using TFS as the underlying platform, and demonstrates what’s possible with an open source dashboard and work-tracking system. Read more...

Ambily Kavumkal Kamalasanan

Customizing Team Foundation Server 2013

Visual Studio Team Foundation Server (TFS) manages workflow of software development projects. It is designed for the typical development. If it doesn't support all your team development activities, you can extend it by various means, including the creation custom controls or new work items. Read more...

Edward Charbeneau

Using Chrome and Visual Studio for Real Time CSS Development

Although CSS editing tools exist that give you a measure of WYSIWYG, it is often more convenient to make small adjustments using the browser's built-in inspection tool and then repeating the changes back in your source. Now, there is a way to update the source automatically, faster and more reliably Read more...

Bahadir Arslan

Team Foundation Server on Azure: First impressions

Team Foundation Service, the hosted TFS service on Azure, together with Visual Studio 11, has now provided much of the functionality that was missing from the previous incarnation of TFS. Bahadir gives a summary of the new features as seen in the test service, and demonstrates why they are so useful for team-based development Read more...

Clive Tong

Remote Debugging in Visual Studio: Squashing Bugs in their Native Environment

There are already third-party applications that help you to debug .NET applications remotely, or at least get enough information to diagnose the fault successfully. However, VS2010 allows you to debug remote applications. Is this the ideal way of doing it? How do you set it up? What are the pitfalls? Clive Tong explains. Read more...

Dave McMahon

Visual Studio 2010 and SharePoint 2010: Support at Last

SharePoint developers have long been denied their own set of tools, but that's finally starting to change. Developing for SharePoint 2010 with Visual Studio 2010 is easy and intuitive, and David takes a moment to walk us through this brave new world. Read more...

Hima Bindu Vejella

The New Features in C#4.0

The co-evolution of Visual Basic and C# is increasingly going to bring the feature-set of those languages closer together. So, having walked us through the new language enhancements available in VB 2010, Hima Vejella now completes the picture by walking us through the new features in C#4.0. Read more...

Hima Bindu Vejella

Visual Studio VB 2010 Enhancements

The latest evolution of VB in Visual Studio will bring with it a bundle of C# functionality, nudging the two languages even closer together. To ensure we're ready to make the most of these enhancements, Hima Vejella takes us through each new feature. Read more...

Rick Strahl

Visual Studio 2005 Web Application Projects and Web Deployment Projects

Rick Strahl discusses why you should check out Web Application Projects and Web Deployment Projects, the much needed add-ins for Visual Studio 2005. Read more...

Phil Wilson

Build and Deploy a .NET COM Assembly

Phil Wilson demonstrates how to build and deploy a .NET COM assembly using best practices, and how to access it from early and late binding clients. Read more...

Amirthalingam Prasanna

Debugger visualizers

Debugging is an important process for any level of programming to ensure programs function as expected. Most productive developer environments provide tools and utilities to assist with the debugging process. Visual Studio.NET 2005 is equipped with a number of debugger visualizers, but users can also create their own based on an individual project. Read more...

Phil Wilson

Updates to setup projects

This article explains how to install a new version of your setup project using the Windows Installer update mechanism. Read more...

Phil Wilson

Visual Studio Setup - projects and custom actions

This article describes the kinds of custom actions that can be used in your Visual Studio setup project. Read more...

Phil Wilson

Getting Started With Setup Projects

This article describes the basics of Visual Studio setup and deployment projects. Subsequent articles will cover more on custom actions, .NET installer classes, and an upgrade for the product. Read more...

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