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Running Selenium Tests as part of your release with VSTS Release Management

  It’s always a good idea to have a set of automated tests execute after you’ve performed a...

Author: Gartner, Dan Date: 02/23/2016

Internetting all the Things with ESP8266 and Azure Event Hubs

  The ESP8266 is an amazingly cheap and super powerful chip made by Espressif Systems that can...

Author: Gartner, Dan Date: 06/22/2015

Using Azure Automation to automatically shutdown your dev VMs

  Azure Automation is a great way to perform routine maintenance on resources that are...

Author: Gartner, Dan Date: 04/22/2015

TFS 2013 - Renaming the Features Portfolio Backlog to Epics

One of the great Agile Planning features of TFS 2013 is the ability to use a hierarchy of backlogs....

Author: Gartner, Dan Date: 01/27/2014

Where is the Release Management Build Template? (ReleaseDefaultTemplate.11.1.xaml)

If you’re setting up the Release Management Server to work with TFS 2013, you might be...

Author: Gartner, Dan Date: 11/24/2013

Using Assert::ExpectException with Native Unit Testing in VS11

The native unit testing capabilities in VS11 beta are very cool indeed. Being mainly a managed code...

Author: Gartner, Dan Date: 04/22/2012

Useful Windows and SQL Azure Whitepapers

Below is a collection of useful whitepapers on Windows and SQL Azure that have been recently...

Author: Gartner, Dan Date: 06/23/2010

Trying and Retrying in C#

I sometimes encounter a requirement where we want to execute some code and, if that method throws an...

Author: Gartner, Dan Date: 03/09/2010

WPF Attached Behavior Example – Watermark Text

I’ve been working on a relatively simple WPF application lately, in an effort to effectively follow...

Author: Gartner, Dan Date: 11/11/2009

ASP.Net AJAX – Seadragon AJAX Control – making it work with DeepZoomPix

The latest version of the AJAX Control Toolkit includes a new SeaDragon control that allows you to...

Author: Gartner, Dan Date: 10/22/2009