Visual Studio 2013 Preview

Note: This is strictly my opinion and in no way should be conveyed as the opinion of anyone else. Now that VS2013 Preview is available I can provide some feedback about it.  Then I can provide my opinion about whether it is a mandatory upgrade or not. General Thoughts Honestly, there are really no new […]

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Windows 8.1 Preview

Note: This is strictly my opinion and in no way should be conveyed as the opinion of anyone else. Now that the Win 8.1 Preview is out I can give my personal opinion on it.  First we should discuss some of the new features and then whether it is a mandatory upgrade or not.  Note […]

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Environmental Config Transforms, Part 2

Update 29 July 2013: Refer to this link for updated code supporting Visual Studio 2013 Preview. In the previous article we updated the build process to support environmental config transforms in projects and to have the transforms run on any build.  In this article we are going to package up the implementation to make it very […]

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Environmental Config Transforms, Part 1

Configuration file transforms have been around for quite a while and most companies use them to generate different config files for each environment but Visual Studio does not really support the functionality most companies need.  In this article I’m going to talk about why the existing Visual Studio implementation is flawed and how to fix […]

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