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A ‘Hello World’ for VSO Extensions

So if you haven’t heard yet VSO Extensions are now in a private preview where you can sign up to get into the preview on extensions integration site. These extensions in the shortest sentence a supported way of doing customizations to VSO that will replace any of the “hacky” extensions that you may be playing around with at the moment ...

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Creating Iterations in VSO

This post is part of an overall Series on Visual Studio Online. Click on the gear icon in the top right corner of VSO             Then click on Iterations You should now see your Iterations for this Team Project From here you can add New child iterations to an existing iteration Set Iteration dates Move ...

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Connecting Test Manager to VSO

This post is part of an overall Series on Visual Studio Online. So for the developers we have connected Visual Studio to VSO but what about something for the QA guys. Well we all know that they spend a lot of time in Microsoft Test Manager so here’s how you connect MTM to VSO. Open Microsoft Test Manager.     ...

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Create a new VSO account

This post is part of an overall Series on Visual Studio Online. To get this series started we will start with the most basic of activities which is creating a new Visual Studio Online account. Navigate to http://www.visualstudio.com/ in your favorite browser.             Click Sign Up on the tile on the right You will then ...

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Connecting Visual Studio to VSO

This post is part of an overall Series on Visual Studio Online Part 3 of 31.                         Long Way After you have a new Team Project in VSO you would eventually want to connect your Visual Studio to it. Open Visual Studio Open Team Explorer by click View and ...

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AssertHelper V1 released

Exactly one year and four months passed since my first try at fixing the state of asserts in NUnit. You can read all about it in my post – One assert to rule them all. My intent was to create one assert that would automatically choose the right way to check test result (I didn’t invet the idea but the ...

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Code generation pros and cons and T4 Template

I dislike code generation and usually see it as a smell. If you are using code generation of any kind, there is a good chance something is wrong with your design or solution! So perhaps instead of writing a script to generate thousands lines of code, you should take a step back, think about your problem again and come up ...

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MyGet: Continuous Integration for the Rest of Us

By this time, most .NET developers are familiar with NuGet.  It used to be that if you wanted to use some part of .NET, such as Entity Framework, you would add a reference to your project pointing to some DLL in the .NET Framework Class Library (FCL).  Those days are loooong gone.  Nowadays, if you want to use Entity Framework ...

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WCF SOAP and REST Multi-Project Visual Studio Templates

Last year I published a REST Multi-Project Visual Studio Template on the Visual Studio Extensions Gallery, available for download from the Tools-Manage Extensions menu from within Visual Studio 2010. What I like about this sort of project template is that it produces a much more realistic WCF solution with entities spit off into a separate project that is referenced from ...

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