Debugging Visual Studio Integration Packages

Due to the nature of the company I work for, I’ve had to write a bunch of Visual Studio Integration Packages. So what’s the easiest way to debug a VS Integration Package? Right click the project in the Solution Explorer and select Properties. This should bring up the Project configuration pane. Click the debug tab. … [Read more…]

VS 2010 beta1, TFS 2010 beta 1 Installation Adventures

Last week, I was asked to create a bunch of VMware development/demo vm’s for the company I work for. These vm’s needed to have the following software installed: windows server 2008 sp2, vs2010 beta1, tfs 2010 beta, and office 2007 sp2. Even though I’ve never worked with VMware before or done a TFS2010 install, I … [Read more…]

Branching and Merging Strategies (part 2 of 3)


Last blog, I talked about a simple branching strategy. Today, I’ll tackle a slightly more complex scenario. A while ago, I ran into a client (small group) that already released a version of their application into the field. Things were running smoothly for a couple of weeks, developers were busy working in the DEV branch … [Read more…]