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My third course for Pluralsight went live this morning!  Load Testing with Visual Studio 2012 Is your application slow? Do you want to make sure it *isn’t* slow? Want to know what happens when a lot of people start using you application? Well, Visual Studio 2012’s Load Testing tools can help you…(Read More)


(Update August 5, 2014: The latest version now has the ability to do math as part of your web performance and load tests.) I’ve been doing a lot of work with Visual Studio 2012 Web Performance Tests and as part of that, I’ve written a handful of custom Validation Rules and Extraction Rules…(Read More)


A couple years ago I wrote a utility to help manage rebuilding the Team Foundation Server 2010 data warehouse.  I finally got around to upgrading it to work with Team Foundation Server 2012 (TFS2012).  In addition to working with TFS2012, the new version is a lot smarter about some of the changes related…(Read More)


As promised, here are my slides from the talk I did last week at the Fairfield Westchester .NET user group on Git & Team Foundation Server 2012.  Thanks again to Martin Woodward at Microsoft for his help with the presentation. Git, Team Foundation Server 2012, and Visual Studio 2012 Want distributed version control in…(Read More)


Just wrapped up speaking at Microsoft TechEd New Orleans 2013.  As promised, here are the slides and demos from the talk I did with Brian Randell.  Testing and Debugging Microsoft SharePoint Applications with Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 Visual Studio 2012 updates 1 and 2 have introduced a host of new capabilities to make…(Read More)


Thanks to those of you who came to my TFS2012 Build customization talk at VSLive Chicago 2013 yesterday.  As promised, here are the slides and samples from the talk. Team Foundation Server 2012 Builds: Understand, Configure, and Customize The Build system in TFS2012 could be the best feature in the product. Actually, it’s…(Read More)


(NOTE: A PDF version of this article is available for download.) Visual Studio 2012 is out and we can write apps for Windows Store and now (finally) we have access to the Windows Phone 8 SDK and Windows Phone 8 devices. We’ve been hearing and reading for a while that the platforms are very…(Read More)


Are you a big user of the SQL Server database projects?  You know…what used to be known as ”data dude”?  Did you get way into doing command line deployments of your databases using vsdbcmd.exe?  Well, if you are one of those developers and you’ve upgraded to the latest version…(Read More)


Thanks to everyone who came to my Team Foundation Server 2012 Builds talk at VSLive Orlando last week.  As promised, here are my slides and the source code for the demos. The “TfsBuildTalk” folder is a complete zip of the team project that I was using during the demos.  This contains the build…(Read More)


I updated my Team Foundation Server 2012 Build Activities last week.  If you’re trying to deploy or configure your application during a TFS automated build, you might find these helpful.  When you add these activities to a customized TFS build process template, they’ll help you to do common activities for generating…(Read More)