VSLive Austin 2016: Real World Scrum with TFS2015 Slides

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I spoke at VSLive Austin 2016 last week. ¬†As promised, here are my slides and code for my Scrum + TFS2015 talk. Real World Scrum with Team Foundation Server 2015 & Visual Studio Team Services You‚Äôve got Team Foundation Server 2015 and you‚Äôre looking to do Scrum. Ok. Great. Now what does that mean? What […]


VSLive Austin 2016: ASP.NET MVC / Core Security Slides & Code

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I spoke at VSLive Austin 2016 last week. ¬†As promised, here¬†are the slides & code samples from my ASP.NET MVC / ASP.NET Core Security Authorization Talk.   Role-Based Security Stinks: How to Implement Better Authorization in ASP.NET & WebAPI In .NET, if your user permissions are simple, you‚Äôre in luck. Access the IPrincipal for the […]


VSLive Austin 2016: DevOps / Feature Flags Slides & Code

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I spoke at VSLive Austin 2016 last week. ¬†As promised, here¬†are the slides & code samples from my DevOps / Feature Flags talk. Get Good at DevOps: Feature Flag Deployments with ASP.NET, WebAPI, & JavaScript Want to get good at DevOps but deployments are getting you down? Is the code integration process just plain driving […]


Powershell Script for Hyper-V to Wi-Fi NAT

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One of the big hassles when you’re¬†working with Hyper-V on a laptop is¬†networking. ¬†Specifically, getting your Hyper-V guest machines to get network access through your laptop’s wifi connection. Well, Ben Armstrong blogged a new feature in Hyper-V that allows you to do NAT over wifi. ¬†In his post, he pointed to the documentation on Microsoft’s […]


VSLive Vegas 2016: Unit Testing for Mere Mortals Slides & Code

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I just wrapped up my first talk at VSLive Las Vegas 2016 — “Unit Testing & Test-Driven Development (TDD) for Mere Mortals”. ¬†Thanks to all the attendees for the great questions — especially the discussion we got in to about unit testing private methods. As promised, here are my slides and code samples. Unit Testing […]


Learn to Customize TFS2015 Build with Environment Variables

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You’ve probably noticed that Team Foundation Server 2015 introduces a new automated build system. ¬†One of the great things about this new system is that it’s based on PowerShell. ¬†At this point, you’re probably thinking “Ok. ¬†PowerShell. ¬†Fantastic. ¬†Why do I care?” ¬†Well, that PowerShell-centric approach allows you to much more easily customize your builds. […]


Walkthrough: Create a new TFS2015 build server

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With Team Foundation Server 2015, there’s a whole new build system with new build scripts and new build agents (aka. build servers). ¬†It’s 100% different from the old XAML-style builds but it’s also about 100% easier to use and set up. ¬†Ok…so this is going to sound weird but it’s so easy to set up […]


Manage lookup data using SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT)

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So let’s say that you’ve managed to get your SQL Server database schemas — your tables, stored procedures, views, functions, etc — under source control using SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) in Visual Studio. ¬†Great. ¬†That’s gotten you really far along towards having nice automated deployments and good DevOps practices for your application (because you […]


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