Extending Visual Studio Online

May 30, 2014

Since I adopted Visual Studio Online a few weeks ago, I am more and more happy with it. I have also recently adopted a help desk online software called SmarterTrack (from SmarterTools, the same company that provides SmarterMail) to support questions from users of my MZ-Tools family of add-ins. I am now at the point […]


Visual Studio Express edition doesn’t support extensions (despite its Extension Manager)

May 7, 2014

A question that appears from time to time in forums is whether the Visual Studio Express editions support extensions (packages, add-ins,…) that you create, that is, if they can be installed and can be run. The short answer: no. The medium answer: only Microsoft extensions are supported since VS 2012, not your own extensions. The […]