Noah Coad

A Microsoft Program Manager on Visual Studio Platform (and an underground coder, lifehacker, hockey player)

Farewell Microsoft

After three Visual Studio releases and five and a half years with Microsoft, I’m moving back to...

Author: noahc Date: 01/12/2010

Get Visual Studio Professional for Free (for Students and Small Businesses)

Microsoft wants you to be able to use the Professional version of its software development tools and...

Author: noahc Date: 11/12/2009

5 Years At Microsoft

Five years ago today I walked into Microsoft building 41 as green as the first day of college. ...

Author: noahc Date: 07/06/2009

Eject or Undock a Laptop PC from Command Line or C#

Took me awhile to find this, so it is worth sharing.  If you have a computer (usually laptop,...

Author: noahc Date: 06/04/2009

Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 Released

We just released VS2010 Beta 1 to the web for public download!!  This is very exciting as my...

Author: noahc Date: 05/20/2009

1TB External USB HDD for $100

I was just browsing my favorite computer supplier, newegg.com, when I came across this awesome...

Author: noahc Date: 11/10/2008

Don't Vote

http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1832128  (tis the season…) (thanks to noah's mark)

Author: noahc Date: 10/08/2008

Delegate Type Inference in C#

Today I saw some C# language syntax that made me think, "hey, wait a minute, I didn't know you...

Author: noahc Date: 09/23/2008

RSS Feeds for eBay Searches

RSS feeds are popping up right and left these days for everything from news, to friends’ pictures,...

Author: noahc Date: 09/22/2008

Free iPod Nano from KeyBank

Update (9/4/08): Looks like KeyBank has ended this promotion by now.  Who knows, maybe they’ll...

Author: noahc Date: 08/22/2008

ThinkGeek, Gadget Toy Love

What true geek doesn’t just love the site ThinkGeek.com?  Where one can fulfill their gizmo,...

Author: noahc Date: 07/02/2008

Capturing One's "Stream of Consciousness" in OneNote

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Author: noahc Date: 06/25/2008

Embedded IE Text Size Too Small (or Large)

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Author: noahc Date: 06/23/2008

Windows Hot Keys with AutoHotKey

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Author: noahc Date: 06/15/2008

Best of YouTube

With all the video's being posted these days, it can be a lot of fun to go trolling through YouTube,...

Author: noahc Date: 06/02/2008

Awesome Screen Image + Video Capture with Jing

TechSmith, makers of my (up to now) favorite SnagIt and Camtasia have created the Jing Project, a...

Author: noahc Date: 05/30/2008

Pull Web Service Data into Excel

Visual Studio 2008 has great Office 2007 integration with the ability to essentially open an Excel...

Author: noahc Date: 04/16/2008

noahcoad wants to keep up with you on Twitter

I'm giving Twitter a try!  What is Twitter?  Simply put, it's short 140 character or less...

Author: noahc Date: 03/29/2008

Hard Drive Pricing Sweet Spot

Every 8-12 month I take a look at the going prices of hard drives as I'm looking to expand my...

Author: noahc Date: 03/10/2008

Speaking at TechEd 2008: VS 2008 IDE Tips & Tricks

   My session entitled Visual Studio 2008 IDE Tips and Tricks has been accepted! ...

Author: noahc Date: 02/18/2008

Boycott Starbucks, Support Tully's

Simply put, Starbucks charges for their wireless Internet access, Tully's is completely free. ...

Author: noahc Date: 02/12/2008

Netflix Kills HD DVD

This is it, the final stake nailed in the HD DVD coffin.  HD DVD has been on a sinking ship,...

Author: noahc Date: 02/11/2008

My Moo Cards

My Moo MiniCards arrived!  I've been eyeing these little things for over a year now. ...

Author: noahc Date: 02/07/2008

Maze App in WPF

My colleague, Paul Harrington, has created a 3D maze in WPF (runs in the browser) that's certainly...

Author: noahc Date: 02/01/2008

Upcoming Sci-Fi Movies

This is a great quick list of the scifi movies in the pipeline.  All sorts of great movies are...

Author: noahc Date: 01/04/2008

How-To-Geek Blog

This is one of my favorite new blogs, http://www.howtogeek.com/.  It rocks with tons of great...

Author: noahc Date: 12/10/2007

Presidential Candidate Calculator

This is really cool!  I'm not a big political guy and honestly haven't been keeping up with the...

Author: noahc Date: 12/10/2007

Free 411 Phone Directories

I used to call the 411 info number of my cell phone company (AT&T/Cingular) until they jacked...

Author: noahc Date: 12/05/2007

Parallel Computing for .NET CTP Released

The Parallel Computing Platform team has launched a new Parallel Computing Dev Center along with our...

Author: noahc Date: 11/29/2007

Visual Studio 2008 + .NET 3.5 is LIVE!

It's official!  The product we've all be waiting for is released!  It's been a fun ride, 2...

Author: noahc Date: 11/19/2007

Hannah Wins National Poster Contest

In 2003 my 5th grade sister Hannah Joy entered the Arbor Day National Poster Contest and took 1st at...

Author: noahc Date: 10/17/2007

Rising Above the Email Swarm

In today's age of receiving dozens to 100s of e-mails a day, quickly processing these is...

Author: noahc Date: 10/15/2007

Multi Monitor Support in VS10

What would a perfect world look like where your using Visual Studio with two or three (or more)...

Author: noahc Date: 10/10/2007

The Scientist

On my office door, thanks to http://xkcd.com/242/

Author: noahc Date: 09/24/2007

Keeping Up With Microsoft News

"How do you keep up with what's going on at Microsoft?" a student recently asked me. ...

Author: noahc Date: 09/23/2007

A Little LINQ

LINQ is out in strength and I've got to admit, even though I talked to Anders Hejlsberg over three...

Author: noahc Date: 09/10/2007

Can You Use Visual Studio as Your Text Editor?

Most developers I know (including myself) use at least two text editors on their box, a full blown...

Author: noahc Date: 09/06/2007

Visual Studio Macros

One of the areas I'm taking charge in Visual Studio is the Macro system. We want to make macros rock...

Author: noahc Date: 08/17/2007

Joined the Visual Studio Platform Team

In my pursuit of getting closer to the heart of our development tools, I've taken up a new position...

Author: noahc Date: 08/08/2007

Search Work Items is on CodePlex

Due to popular demand for community participation in further development, I've posted the Search...

Author: noahc Date: 07/17/2007

SnagIt + VSTS = Integration Love

TechSmith created a plugin for SnagIt that lets you take a screen capture and real quick create a...

Author: noahc Date: 07/09/2007

Backpacking Alaska Lake

Dawn and I went backpacking this past weekend to Alaska Lake, up the Gold Creek Trail in the Alpine...

Author: noahc Date: 07/02/2007

String.Equals Performance Comparison

I recently had an app that I used the VSTS Profiler on to find that a significant portion of time...

Author: noahc Date: 06/29/2007

VSTS Profiler

The Visual Studio Team System Profiler is a tool that helps find resource bottle necks in your...

Author: noahc Date: 06/28/2007

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