Visual Studio Online Team Rooms on WP8, iPhone and Android with Xamarin Forms.

A small  (Monday evening now, so a bit extended) weekend project, due to the contest announcement from Xamarin. A Xamarin 3 Forms project for Visual Studio Online Teams. Stay up to date what happens in your project with build runs, code changes, work item changes and chat with you team member... [More]

Integrate Azure, Visual Studio Online and Office 365 with VSO Rest APIs.

With the just released Visual Studio Online Rest APIs you can do some wonderful things. For example: We create a solution to support project teams who use Azure for their development and test activities. Teams who use Visual Studio Online for their ALM infrastructure and Azure VMs for their Dev... [More]

The missing knowledge of testers in modern app development.

The game has changed for testers, they need to extend their basic testing skills when they want to stay valuable. As other team members, testers need to be a full member of the team with the current skill set this isn’t. While supporting teams for a long time in delivering software I noticed I’m al... [More]

Team Member IDE in the Cloud, more possibilities... Complete Team

Azure for Teams Having a Team Member Desktop brings a team great benefits. Self-provisioning of environments for team members is one of these benefits, give the control to the Team responsible for the realization of the system. Helping to solve the team challenge of delivering fast and flexible n... [More]

Faster realization of business value, some thoughts on Models and CodeGen.

  Model driven development and code generation comes in many different forms, and all have the same promise: faster delivery of business value. Not every form has been even successful in realizing this promise. Where some have died silently in their own complexity, and some are standing still ... [More]

WinRT 8.1 Build Error … Task 'GenerateAppxSymbolPackage' failed. Could not find a part of the path …

Suddenly builds start to fail on a Win8.1 project, with the interesting message “Could not find a part of the path ”. C:\Program Files (x86)\MSBuild\Microsoft\VisualStudio\v12.0\AppxPackage\Microsoft.AppXPackage.Targets (1512): Task 'GenerateAppxSymbolPackage' failed. Could not find a part of the... [More]

Cloud Business App (LightSwitch SharePoint) development and test environments.

In Visual Studio 2013 RC there is a new template in the SharePoint / Office section, the Cloud Business App. A LightSwitch SharePoint Auto Hosted Solution. With this template you can create Apps with LightSwitch for O365 SharePoint, a powerful combination. Although LightSwitch development is that... [More]

Different ways to work with SharePoint Lists in Visual Studio 2013 LightSwitch

When you have SharePoint Enabled in a LightSwitch solution you can work with SharePoint Lists in different ways. As a data source or ‘in App’ added as a list to the SharePoint project. The choice is yours what to use … below some different characteristics.   As a data source adding a Share... [More]

Visuals Studio 2013 feature: Scrollbar Map Mode with Preview

A nice little VS2013 feature which can make your live easier… Scroll Bars map mode with preview.   the C# editor isn’t the only one which has it.   Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="//p... [More]

8 / 8.1 Store Apps creation capabilities of Visual Studio 2012 and 2013 Preview

Good to know… Visual Studio 2012 on Windows 8 Platform –> 8 Store Apps creation capabilities Visual Studio 2012 on Windows 8.1 Platform –> 8 Store Apps creation capabilities Visual Studio 2013 Preview on Windows 8 Platform –> No Store Apps creation capabilities Visual Studio 2... [More]