Simple Performance Test Results

Simple Performance Testing for your Web App hosted in Microsoft Azure

Whether you have created an ASP.NET Web Application using the Visual Studio 2015 wizard and published it to Azure or you have uploaded some website files to a Web Application to Azure wouldn’t it be nice to have some way of performing a simple performance test to help you determine whether everything is alright with your […]

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TFS 2015 XAML Build :: Fix reference to Release Management Client

If you have been relying on the Release Management 2013 Client to push your builds into Release Management and you have uninstalled the 2013 release and installed the 2015 release you will have to edit the XAML file and change the 12.0 references to 14.0.  Here is the post from Microsoft with the Build Process Template […]

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Toronto, June 2, 2015 – Microsoft today announced plans to deliver commercial cloud services from Canada. Azure, Office 365 and Dynamics CRM Online will be delivered from Toronto and Quebec City in 2016, further strengthening Microsoft’s footprint in Canada’s competitive cloud landscape. Read more…

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Microsoft Build Tour Toronto


Didn’t make it to //build then come to the Design Exchange in Toronto, Canada on June 12th. What is //build: LIVE ONLINE? It’s a one day lecture-style event featuring Microsoft experts, key announcements, demos and Windows 10 deep dives for app and web. You can see Joe Stegma (delivering Keynote), Jeff Burtoft (@boyofgreen), Nikola Metulev […]

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The first ever Microsoft Americas MVP Virtual Conference is less than a month away!

World-class free online conference that features technical content presented by Americas’ region MVPs that is open to the public. Why attend MVP V-Conf?  The conference will have 5 tracks, IT Pro English, Dev English, Consumer English, Portuguese mixed sessions & Spanish mixed sessions, there is something for everyone!  Learn from the best and brightest MVPs […]

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Microsoft Visual Studio vNext & Azure

Join us for the Virtual Event for Microsoft Visual Studio vNext and Azure

A cloud-first, mobile-first, developer-first, virtual event Don’t miss the Microsoft virtual event for developers this November! Scott Guthrie, S. Somasegar, Brian Harry, and Scott Hanselman will take the stage to show innovative, new Microsoft products, services, and technologies including .NET, Azure, Visual Studio, and Visual Studio Online. Dive deeper into the technical details behind the […]

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Upgrade SQL Server 2012 for TFS 2013 to SQL Server 2014

Starting July 1st, Microsoft will be adding SQL Server 2014 to the list of license grants for Team Foundation Server 2013.  SQL Server 2014 is supported by TFS 2013 with the caveat that it has increased hardware requirements compared with previous versions. Microsoft also has a KB Article titled “Performance decreases in TFS 2013 Update […]

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SQL-RM 1.0.14164.01

Versioning your SQL Server Database using Team Build and Release Management

You’ve versioned your assemblies using Team Build before… I’m sure you are all aware of the nice little PowerShell script “ApplyVersionToAssemblies.ps1” that updates your C# AssemblyInfo.cs files, you can find it on codeplex here.  It is part of a great project named Community TFS Build Extensions which provides a place for build engineers to share […]

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Successful Deployment of .dacpac using the RM Deployment Agent

Release Management for Visual Studio 2013 and SQL Server 2014 Database Deployments

Visual Studio 2013 comes with built-in support to manage database projects, the SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) were updated in March 2014 to include support for SQL Server 2014.  If you have Visual Studio 2012 use the SQL | Check for Updates inside Visual Studio or download. If you have Visual Studio 2013 use Tools […]

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Export Visual Studio Online data to a traditional Team Foundation Server instance (for a limited time)

TFS 2013 Update 2 has been released! Microsoft has enabled a method for VSOnline Early Adopter account administrators to export their data for use in their own Team Foundation Server 2013 instance. To receive this capability, send email to: For more details please refer to the Early Adopter FAQ. You have until May 20th, 2014 […]

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Get Ready for TFS 2013.2 (Update 2) RC Upgrade Weekend

2014/02/26:: Updated to include RC vs. CTP , list of RC products (go-live), CTP products (test), download link Are you excited about Team Foundation Server 2013.2 (Update 2) RC? Are you comfortable running pre-release software in production? If so, you might want to consider scheduling your TFS upgrade for Friday February 28th and Saturday March […]

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Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 CTP 1 Available

Do NOT install the CTP on a production server (TFS, Release Management, etc.), you cannot upgrade to future CTPs or releases, nor can you uninstall a CTP to go back to your previous release.  Visual Studio CTPs can of course be upgraded so feel free to update your workstation unless you are working with LightSwitch […]

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Release Management Server with Update 1

Applying Update 1 to Release Management for Visual Studio 2013

Update 1 was released for Visual Studio 2013 on January 17th, 2014, while no Update 1 existed for TFS 2013 Release Management for Visual Studio 2013 did.  The public downloads for RM 2013 Update 1 are located here.  You can also get the Update 1 files on MSDN here and here.  The major differences between […]

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