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Top things web developers should know about the Visual Studio 2013 release

ASP.NET and Web Tools for Visual Studio 2013 Release NotesASP.NET and Web Tools for Visual Studio 2013 Release NotesSummary for lazy readers: Visual Studio 2013 is now available for download on the Visual Studio site and on MSDN subscriber downloads ...

Building Web Apps with ASP.NET Jump Start - Over 6 hours of free ASP.NET video training

Last Friday Microsoft Learning hosted Scott Hansleman, Damian Edwards and me for a full day live video Jump Start event titled Building Web Apps with ASP.NET . We had a nice crowd of about 2,300 attendees joining us during the event - but we were really...

Does ASP.NET Web API + OData filter at the database level? Let's ask IntelliTrace.

Someone asked me via Twitter if ASP.NET Web API queries are filtered at the database level, or if ASP.NET Web API queries the entire result set and then filters in code. Good question. I was pretty sure I knew the answer (below) but since everything in...

ASP.NET 4.5, ASP.NET MVC 4, ASP.NET Web Pages 2, and Visual Studio 2012 for web developers: Part 1

Wow, yesterday was a big day for ASP.NET developers! In addition to some other very cool things , Microsoft announced Visual Studio 2012, ASP.NET 4.5, ASP MVC 4 were released to manufacturing. Hooray! So what now? Get The Bits The easiest way to get all...

The ASP.NET Daily Community Spotlight - How posts get there, and how to make it your Visual Studio Start Page

One really cool part of my job is selecting the articles for the Daily Community Spotlight, on the home page of the ASP.NET website. The spotlight highlights a new post about ASP.NET development every day from a member of the ASP.NET community. You can...

Web Platform Installer bundles for Visual Studio 2010 SP1 - and how you can build your own WebPI bundles

Visual Studio SP1 is  now available via the Web Platform Installer, which means you've got three options: Download the 1.5 GB ISO image Run the 750KB Web Installer (which figures out what you need to download) Install via Web PI Note: I covered some...

Generating EF Code First model classes from an existing database

Entity Framework Code First is a lightweight way to "turn on" data access for a simple CLR class. As the name implies, the intended use is that you're writing the code first and thinking about the database later. However, I really like the Entity...

Visual Studio 2010 Zooming – Keyboard Commands, Global Zoom

One of my favorite features in Visual Studio 2010 is zoom. It first caught my attention as a useful tool for screencasts and presentations, but after getting used to it I’m finding that it’s really useful when I’m developing – letting me zoom out to see...
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Adding users to a TFS project when you’re not on the domain

Visual Studio Team System was obviously designed for user groups who are all members of a Windows Active Directory domain, all working in the same local network. I’m able to work remotely (without VPN, even) as long as I’m just checking files in and out...
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Upgrading to Visual Studio 2008 / .NET 3.5 SP1

Have your Visual Studio Installation Media Handy I was prompted for the original installation media both when uninstalling the SP1 Beta and when installing the SP1 RTM. The file it’s looking for is vs_setup.msi in most cases, but they’re not all created...
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