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IntelliTect Showcasing one of our own!

June 30, 2014 / No Comment
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If you are wondering what type of engineers IntelliTect has on staff only the best!  Kevin Bost one of our Senior Software Engineers helped a friend out recently, check out what he did for enjoyment!

“Just for fun, a friend of mine wanted a WPF multi-value converter where you could specify a dynamic expression such as “!({0} && {1}) || {2}”. Sounded like fun so I built it.”  http://dotnetgeek.tumblr.com/post/90180975647/binder-a-dynamic-wpf-value-converter

Check Out the May Issue of MSDN Magazine Featuring Mark Michaelis

May 2, 2014 / No Comment
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CATEGORY: C#, Headlines

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/msdnmagazine/archive/2014/05/02/10522253.aspx

Michael Desmond a popular blogger for MSDN Magazine is giving a shout out to Mark Michaelis for his lead feature in this month’s issue of MSDN:

“Be sure to check out the May issue of MSDN Magazine, which spotlights some of the powerful new capabilities highlighted at the Microsoft Build Conference last month. Our lead feature, by Mark Michaelis, explores the new features and capabilities coming in the next version of the C# programming language (C# vNext, expected to be called C# 6.0 upon release).

As Michaelis points out in his feature, C# 6.0 won’t [...]

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Relative Paths for Visual Studio Generic Tests

Mark
October 20, 2013 / No Comment
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CATEGORY: .Net, ALM, Blog, C#, Visual Studio

To make generic tests robust enough to run for all developers on your team and on the build server, you are likely going to want to avoid hard coding the path to the executable.  To do this successfully, you need to have a list of all the environment variables that are available when the test executes.  These can be obtained by creating a generic test with the existing program as %COMSPEC% (the fully pathed location for cmd.exe) and setting “/C set” as the Commnd-line arguments.  The result, with all standard environment variables pulled out, is as follows:

AgentId=1
AgentLoadDistributor=Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.Execution.AgentLoadDistributor
AgentName=<ComputerName>
AgentWeighting=100
ControllerName=localhost:6901
COR_ENABLE_PROFILING=1
COR_PROFILER={<UUID1>}
DataCollectionEnvironmentContext=Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.Execution.DataCollectionEnvironmentContext
DeploymentDirectory=<SolutionDirectory>\TestResults\<TestRunDirectory>\Out
MSBuildLoadMicrosoftTargetsReadOnly=true
MSBuildTreatAllToolsVersionsAsCurrent=true
PkgDefApplicationConfigFile=<LOCALAPPDATA>\Microsoft\VisualStudio\12.0\devenv.exe.config
ResultsDirectory=<SolutionDirectory>\TestResults\<TestRunDirectory>\In
TestDeploymentDir=<SolutionDirectory>\TestResults\<TestRunDirectory>\Out
TestDir=<SolutionDirectory>\TestResults\<TestRunDirectory>\
TestLocation=<ProjectDirectory>
TestLogsDir=<SolutionDirectory>\TestResults\<TestRunDirectory>\In\<ComputerName>
TestOutputDirectory=<SolutionDirectory>\TestResults\<TestRunDirectory>\In\<UUID2>\<ComputerName>
TestResultsDirectory=<SolutionDirectory>\TestResults\<TestRunDirectory>\In\<UUID2>\<ComputerName>
TestRunDirectory=<SolutionDirectory>\TestResults\<TestRunDirectory>\
TESTRUNNER_DATACOLLECTOR_INSTANCE=<UUID3>
TestRunResultsDirectory=<SolutionDirectory>\TestResults\<TestRunDirectory>\In\<ComputerName>
TotalAgents=1
VisualStudioDir=<UserProfile>\Documents\Visual Studio 2013
VisualStudioEdition=Microsoft Visual Studio Ultimate 2013
VisualStudioVersion=12.0
VSLANG=1033
VSLOGGER_CPLAN=<LOCALAPPDATA>\Microsoft\VisualStudio\12.0\TraceDebugger\Settings\qorgnywy.n4l
VSTS_PROFILER_NOT_CLEAR_ENVVARS=1
__UNITTESTEXPLORER_VSINSTALLPATH__=C:\Program [...]

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Leadership Without Authority – Tuesday, Sept. 17 at Red Lion River Inn

September 15, 2013 / No Comment
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On Tuesday, Sept. 17 Mark will be presenting to the PMI Inland Northwest Chapter:

Are you in charge of the project without any authority to make stuff happen? Are you tasked with turning a project around but in reality the only thing different from the last project manager is… you (and the additional time in which the project degraded further). Are you responsible for insufferable developer/contractors/IT personnel who see you as little more than an administrator?

Don’t miss this Mark Michaelis style “talk” in which he discusses the all too common problem of being a leader without authority.

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IntelliTect’s Mark Michaelis and Michael Stokesbary travel the world to teach SharePoint 2013

Phil
January 8, 2013 / No Comment
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IntelliTect is proud to announce two of our team members have been chosen to teach at the Office Microsoft DevCamps.  This training series targets developers worldwide on Microsoft based Technologies and Products.  Mark Michaelis, a Microsoft Regional Director, Trainer and MVP, and Michael Stokesbary, a SharePoint Development Architect and Trainer were asked to instruct software engineers around the world on building applications using Office and SharePoint 2013.  They will be educating developers in nine locations worldwide.  Mark will be covering the engagements in: Seattle, Washington, Beijing, China, Delhi, India, Bangalore, India, Sao Paulo, Brazil, and Irvine, California.   Michael Stokesbary [...]

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Visual Studio 2012 Presenter Mode

Mark
November 9, 2012 / 1 Comment
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CATEGORY: Blog, Visual Studio

For those of us frequently presenting, we are faced with having to switch to presenter fonts by changing the font size for multiple different display items on the Environment->Fonts and Colors Options dialog or (if we are looking for an adequate but not optimal solution) simple changing the zoom level.  Of course, when we get back to our desks, we have to switch back the settings to fit with our 3 monitor 2560 × 1600 WQXGA resolution (purely hypothetical in my case).

To streamline the change the November release of the Visual Studio Productivity Power Tools 2012 (see [...]

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Deleting Moldy Shelvesets

Mark
October 20, 2012 / 1 Comment
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CATEGORY: Blog, PowerShell, TFS

If you have had a Team Foundation Server (TFS) instance running for any significant length of time you undoubtedly have old shelvesets lying around from other developers (surely you wouldn’t have done this) that have long ago expired and although moldy, they have not disintegrated. Consider cleaning them up using the following short PowerShell script from Kelly Adams:

Get-TfsShelveset -Owner * |
?{ $_.CreationDate -lt “7/1/2012″ } |
%{ Remove-TfsShelveset -ShelveSet (“{0};{1}” -f $_.Name, $_.OwnerName) }

Note:

  • The “-Owner *” on the Get-TfsShelveset command is what finds shelvesets from other developers rather than just yourself.
  • You need to have the Team [...]
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    Team Foundation Server Cloud vs On Premise Deployment

    Phil
    October 10, 2012 / 2 Comments
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    CATEGORY: ALM, Blog, Headlines

    Updated October 31st, 2012 to reflect the official release of Team Foundation Service.

    Microsoft now provides a cloud based version of Visual Studio Team Foundation Server (TFS) called Team Foundation Service hosted at https://tfs.visualstudio.com.

    This post provides high level analysis and review of the advantages and disadvantages of Team Foundation Service versus deploying Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server (VS TFS) to corporate IT infrastructure or “on premise”.[1]

    Overview

    Microsoft has made Visual Studio Team Foundation Server available in a cloud version as Team Foundation Service. Team Foundation Service is currently available to the public at [...]

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    IntelliTect Presents Visual Studio 2012 Launch – Spokane

    Mandy
    October 6, 2012 / No Comment
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    Join @IntelliTect and @Microsoft for the Visual Studio 2012 Launch- Spokane!

    Wednesday, October 17th

    Starting at 6 pm
    Center Place Regional Event Center
    Spokane Valley, WA

    For more event details and registration go to www.IntelliTect.com/VSLaunch2012-Spokane

    Removing Duplicate Entries from %PATH%

    Mark
    June 30, 2012 / 2 Comments
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    CATEGORY: PowerShell, Windows

    As developers, we frequently end up with duplicate entries in our path. From the command line you can clean up your path using pathman.exe. Here’s a PowerShell Script to find the duplicates and remove them using Pathman.exe:

    $extraPath=(($path.Split(“`;”) | group | ?{$_.Count -gt 1}).Values | %{$_[0]}
    pathman.exe /ru $extrapath

    Disclaimer: Works for us.

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