PDC 2008

I just registered for Microsoft PDC 2008 in LA, October 27-30. This will be my second PDC and the first one I’ve been to as an MVP. There are supposed to be a lot of really interesting things announced at this one, so it should be an exciting time. I... [Read More]

Visual Studio 2008 and TargetFrameworkVersion

A question was asked yesterday in one of the CodeProject discussion forums by someone looking for a way to easily change the Target Framework version of all projects in a solution. If you don’t know, the Target Framework version is what tells the compiler which version of the .NET... [Read More]

Developer Tools

I recently went through the exercise of reinstalling all of my developer tools on my home development system. This involved uninstalling everything, including Visual Studio and SQL and then reinstalling. While this wasn’t exactly a painless experience, it was good to get back to a relatively clean slate and re-evaluate... [Read More]

Microsoft and monetizing developer products

I’m catching up on blog posts and saw this one from Brian Harry about the TFS Power Tools and Software Assurance. In that post he asks “How are Power Tools monetized?” and goes on to mention that there is a possibility that the power tools will become a... [Read More]

Standard and Custom Format Strings

I was recently asked by a co-worker what the format string was for formatting a DateTime object in an ISO 8601 format. The way to do this is passing a format string to the ToString() method on the DateTime object. The question becomes, what is that format string? There... [Read More]