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A Glimpse into your ASP.NET App

A Glimpse into your ASP.NET App

Diagnosing issues with your web app can be one of the most difficult things for developers.  Sometimes, the browser just doesn’t show you what you expect.  Visual Studio is the best possible IDE to help developers see what’s going on with their code during development, but what about what’s happening in the ASP.NET framework?  And […]

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New Features in Visual Studio 2013 and TFS 2013

New Features in Visual Studio 2013 and TFS 2013

Brian Harry recently blogged about some great new features coming in Visual Studio 2013 and Team Foundation Server 2013 and  I want to address the three aspects that affect our customers the most: TFS support for Epics, the new Team Explorer window in Visual Studio, and Cloud Load Testing. 1) TFS Support for Epics Brian […]

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2012 Retrospective of SSW

2012 Retrospective of SSW

Continuing on from December’s “My 2012 as Microsoft Regional Director” post, I thought I might reflect on how 2012 went at SSW. It really was another great year for SSW with the launch of our new Metro website as well as our new SSW TV site.  In 2012, SSW TV went from zero to 30,000 […]

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My 2012 as a Microsoft Regional Director

I’d like to let you know what I’ve been up to this year (next month, I’ll let you know what SSW has achieved). Since my main job is helping companies adopt and deploy Microsoft technologies, my roles at Microsoft are very useful for my customers and staff. As a Microsoft Regional Director and ALM MVP (where […]

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Microsoft is onto something here

Microsoft is onto something here

I’ve just come back from Build 2012 where we have seen the fruits of Microsoft’s work over the last few years being Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 and of course most importantly the Surface. I was lucky enough to be in the front row so I got to see things up close. We now have […]

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TFS 2012 RTM to RC – Done

Last weekend, we decided to take the plunge and upgrade our SSW TFS 2012 RC instance to the shiny new TFS 2012 RTM. It was early I know, we considered the risks vs the rewards, made a roll-back plan with HyperV and quickly decided it was worth the effort.  We ploughed ahead with the upgrade […]

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Upgrading TFS 2010 to TFS 2012 RC – Done

Over the weekend, we decided to take the plunge and upgrade the SSW TFS 2010 instance to the shiny new TFS 2012 release candidate. Initially, there was some debate as to whether we should upgrade what is the busiest server in our environment.  One call to Grant Holliday made all the difference and we quickly reached a […]

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Juval Löwy visits SSW

Juval Löwy came to visit us at SSW last week to present an Architects Masterclass. He covered the Service-Oriented Development process and WCF and treated the attendees to some enthusiastic opinions on software development architecture. Cheers, @AdamCogan

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