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SharePoint 2013 Maintenance Window Notifications


In case you missed it, SharePoint 2013 introduced a new class named SPMaintenanceWindow.  This class makes it super easy to notify your users of upcoming maintenance to your SharePoint Farm at the Content Database level. I read a blog post by Joe Rodgers a Microsoft SharePoint PFE who demonstrated what can be done with this […]

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Using CloudShare TeamLabs for Dev/Test with TFService


UPDATE:: Corrected length of trial for CloudShare TeamLabs from 30 days to 14 days. I have been using CloudShare for over two years now and thought a blog post was past due.  In the not so distant past I used either Hyper-V or VMware Workstation for all of my various SharePoint development environments and client […]

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Microsoft Monitoring Agent 2013 includes the IntelliTrace Collector for Visual Studio


The Microsoft Monitoring Agent that was released on September 24th, 2013 now incorporates functionality that was previously available with the IntelliTrace Collector for Visual Studio, System Center Operations Manager Agent and .NET Application Performance Monitoring.  To analyze data collected you must have Visual Studio Ultimate 2013 or Visual Studio Ultimate 2012 Update 4. The Microsoft […]

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Synchronize your VS 2013 settings across multiple machines


Sign in to Visual Studio 2013 within 14 days with your Microsoft account to synchronize your settings across multiple machines and register your product. NOTE: For Visual Studio 2013 Preview, this experience is only available in English. Here are the screenshots for the experience If you have two-factor authentication enabled use the Authenticator App and […]

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Visual Studio 2013 Preview and even more previews…


Even if you don’t have an MSDN subscription it is still possible to get all of the previews that have been mentioned at Build 2013 and TechEd 2013 Windows Client 8.1 Preview Visual Studio 2013 Preview Team Foundation Server 2013 Preview .NET Framework 4.5.1 Preview SQL Server 2014 CTP 1 System Center 2012 R2 Preview […]

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Microsoft Monitoring Agent 2013 Preview includes updated IntelliTrace Standalone Collector


Microsoft has released previews of the updated Microsoft Monitoring Agent 2013 for both 32-bit and 64-bit platforms.  It now includes the IntelliTrace Standalone Collector which supports the following editions of Visual Studio: Visual Studio Ultimate 2013 Preview Visual Studio Ultimate 2012.2 (Update 2) The IntelliTrace Collector is located in the following directory: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Monitoring Agent\Agent\IntelliTraceCollector […]

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