Tag Archives: VS2010

TFS Errors TF246017 & TF400324


TF246017: Team Foundation Server could not connect to the database. Verify that the server that is hosting the database is operational, and that network problems are not blocking communication with the server. TF400324: Team Foundation services are not available from … Continue reading

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Loading Path control from string with Binding


I’ve been wrestling with this dang idea for a long time lately and I found the answer.. hopefully this will help many others… as it turns out i don’t think you can Bind path data to a string, however you can get … Continue reading

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Unit Test vs Code Coverage vs Use Case


I’m going philosophical on this one. One of the myriad duties I’ve performed in my positions as a consultant is to implement unit tests on some critical part of the code. Realistically all of the code is critical, otherwise why … Continue reading

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Portable Class Libraries


Tuesday I attempted to gave a talk at Code Mastery MN about Portable Class Libraries in Windows 8. Turns out PCL development is harder than I had thought it would be. I thought I would convert the Platformer XNA game over … Continue reading

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BDC Model Checker


Why has nobody come up with a VSTS extension to check BDC model structures..??!!! As we all know it is best practices to use a view to decouple your ALM from the DB. But how do we decouple developer dependence on deploy-debugging of … Continue reading

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Upgrading from Win7 to Win 8 (Pro)


Thanks to Magenic and SilverlightShow I purchased the Windows 8 Upgrade from Amazon, well actually pre-ordered, with gift cards, but anyways. So I was going to upgrade last night, but I really wanted to watch Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter, so … Continue reading

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Python and Microsoft


Apparently I am behind the times a little, but Microsoft is suporting Python in Visual Studio! It’s not really all that surprising I guess, Python in Azure, setting up Hadoop, it only makes sense. Codeplex is even hosting PyTools, which will allow … Continue reading

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Visual Studio Achievements


In a previous post and subsequent communications I had mentioned a joke link I found on gamification of Visual Studio you can read about that here, but more importantly you can now download the new Visual Studio Achievements Plugin and start earning some … Continue reading

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