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New MSBuild Sidekicks available

The Sidekicks have been invaluable add-ons to Visual Studio for years.  Attrice just released an update to the MSBuild add-ons.  Read more about it here: http://www.attrice.info/blog/2010/01/27/msbuild-sidekick-v3-beta-is-available/   Brian...

Playing back the help feedback

This has been a really good conversation.  I've also gotten some excellent off line emails articulating the issues.  As I have been reading the feedback, noodling over it and discussing it with the help team, I've come the the following summary conclusion: We set out to create an improved help platform that is open, standards based ...

CodePlex now supports Mercurial

If you haven’t seen it, here’s the announcement: http://blogs.msdn.com/codeplex/archive/2010/01/22/codeplex-now-supporting-native-mercurial.aspx As you may know, CodePlex provides a hosted community development environment and has been built on TFS (you can connect to it from VS like any other TFS server).  They’ve just ...
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Help with Help

Over the past few couple of months, I’ve seen some negative community feedback on the new help system – not universally, but enough that it’s been concerning me.  The truth is, though, I’ve been so busy with the performance work that other than pinging the help team every once in a while to make sure they were ...

State of VS 2010 Performance

Up until Christmas, I was blogging almost every day about the progress we’ve made on addressing the Beta 2 feedback that VS 2010 had significant performance issues.  Since then, our efforts have hardly taken a break.  I saw active investigations all the way up to Christmas eve and then a bit of a lull until Jan 4th when activity ...

Finally back to blogging

Man, it’s just crazy how fast a month can go.  I was blogging furiously all December about our performance efforts and progress and then a couple of days before Christmas I went “offline” and haven’t made it back until now :(.  It has been just crazy.  Other than a few days off between Christmas and the ...

Finally back to blogging

Man, it’s just crazy how fast a month can go.  I was blogging furiously all December about our performance efforts and progress and then a couple of days before Christmas I went “offline” and haven’t made it back until now :(.  It has been just crazy.  Other than a few days off between Christmas and the ...

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