No Business Intelligence Development Studio in Visual Studio 2010 (yet?)

As a developer I am pleased with the new Visual Studio 2010 release. Lots of features were added and the editor looks more tight and solid than its predecessors. BI people still have to wait to taste the Visual Studio 2010 candy. SQL Server 2008 only ships the Business Intelligence Development Studio (BIDS) for Visual […]

Visual Studio tip #3: hide splash screen

Splash screens are beautiful, at least that’s wat Microsoft thinks about it. I must say, splash screens are just annoying and they slow down the startup of Visual Studio and other programs. But, there is a way to skip the splash screen part in Visual Studio. Most of  the Visual Studio developers launch their favorite […]

Need a .NET Excel library?

As a developer, you definitely need to read or manipulate Excel files at some point. There are a lot of ways to do this: The best known method is to make use of the Excel Interop library. This method has some big disadvantages if you want to use it in a web development environment: Excel […]

Visual studio tip #2: Go to line

Another useful shortcut for the Visual Studio editor is CTRL + G. This key combination enables you to quickly navigate to a specific line in your code file. So there is no need to keep on scrolling until you reach the correct line!

Visual studio tip #1: format document

It has been a while since my last post on this blog, but now I’m back. I will try to share some small Visual Studio tips on a regular basis, starting from now on. A useful feature in Visual Studio is the format document option, which you will find in the menu Edit -> Advanced […]

Top 5: best Android applications

I’ve been using my HTC Hero Android phone for about 2 months now, so it is time to make a round-up of my best Android applications so far. Android Market contains about 18000 applications now. Barcode Scanner This application is just a simple barcode scanner, it scans a lot of barcode types, including QR-codes (which […]

Teched 09: my report

After being for the first time at a Micrsoft TechEd event, I’m home again and it is time for some kind of report. “Ich bin ein Berliner” It must be one of the biggest cities in Europe and I must say I was impressed. I have tried to visit a lot of things during my […]

Teched 09 : Day #5

The last day on Teched Europe was a Silverlight day! Can You Keep a Secret? The Biggest Little-Known Features in Microsoft Silverlight (Jeff Prosise) In Silverlight the browser stack is used for networking by default, although it is also possible to use the client stack and bypass the browser. If something goes wrong in a […]

Teched 09: Day #4

Sessions for the 4th day of Teched: Doing It Right: Planning and Tracking Projects with Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010 (Stephanie Cuthbertson) In this session some new features from VS Team Foundataion Server 2010 for managing projects are described:   Planning holidays is now included. For project managers, integration between different clients was […]