Cloud hosted CI for .NET projects

Continuous integration (CI) is important. If you don’t have it set up…you should. There are a lot of different options available for hosting your own CI server, but they all require you to maintain your own infrastructure. If you’re a business, that generally isn’t a problem. However, if you have... [Read More]

Visual Studio Extensions

As a product, Visual Studio has been around for a long time. In fact, it’s been 18 years since the first Visual Studio product was launched. In that time, there have been some major changes but perhaps the most important (or at least influential) changes for the course of the... [Read More]

The future for Microsoft

Microsoft is in the process of reinventing itself. While some may argue that it’s “too little, too late” or that their growing consumer-focused strategy is wrong, the truth of the situation is that Microsoft is reinventing itself into a new company. While Microsoft is now calling themselves a “devices and... [Read More]

Visual Studio 2013 RC

If you want to build Windows 8.1 apps or just want to see what’s new with Visual Studio and the .NET Framework, you can now download the Visual Studio 2013 RC. There are a lot of new features and improvements, but almost all of them are aimed at making our... [Read More]

Windows 8.1 RTM

As a Microsoft developer with an MSDN Ultimate subscription, I’ve always enjoyed the privilege of early access to RTM (release to manufacturing) and RC (release candidate) builds of most Microsoft software, including Visual Studio and Windows. Earlier this month, when Windows 8.1 was officially announced as hitting RTM it was also announced... [Read More]