Noah Coad

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

TechEd 2007: DEV320 Follow Up

An Overview of Visual Studio Team Developer tools was given at TechEd 2007 as DEV320, Writing...

Author: noahc Date: 06/07/2007

TechEd 2007: Almost Here!

TechEd is this week!! It's 3pm on Saturday and I'm putting the latest Orcas bits on my laptop to...

Author: noahc Date: 06/02/2007

TechEd 2007: Party with Palermo

If you're getting in to Orlando by Sunday 7pm is Party with Palermo, I'll be there! Boy this guy can...

Author: noahc Date: 06/02/2007

What I'm Listening to: Santana

Carlos Santana's music is simply awesome! I'm addicted to these CDs. Okay, I admit, I'm way behind...

Author: noahc Date: 05/24/2007

Amazon Short URL RegEx

When you search amazon.com, it takes you to product pages that have a real long URL. It can be nice...

Author: noahc Date: 05/22/2007

Backpacking Lower Lena Lake

This past weekend Dad, Josiah, Dawn and I went backpacking at Lower Lena Lake in the Olympic...

Author: noahc Date: 05/21/2007

ShellExec (a tiny tool)

Download ShellExec (source code) Here's a really simple but surprisingly useful little tool. It...

Author: noahc Date: 05/09/2007

SnagIt - Top Notch Screen Capturing

In my quest to blog a little review of most of my favorite apps, I come to SnagIt by TechSmith....

Author: noahc Date: 05/01/2007

Team Developer MSDN Forums Refactored

We've done some refactoring to our Team System MSDN web forums that should significantly help...

Author: noahc Date: 04/26/2007

TechEd 2007: See ya there!

I just got the word that I'll be presenting this year at TechEd for the first time! I'm totally...

Author: noahc Date: 04/24/2007

Swift To-Do List

To Do List management on the PC has been a long time struggle for me to find the right app. A few...

Author: noahc Date: 04/16/2007

Desktop Wallpaper from Paris, France

A few months ago I did a training week long training course in Paris, France (not Texas). Dawn came...

Author: noahc Date: 04/04/2007

TeamPlain Aquired as Team System Web Access

We just aquired TeamPlain which provides a nice web user interface on top of Team Foundation Server!...

Author: noahc Date: 03/26/2007

HTML Applications (HTAs)

HTML Applications (HTAs) are DHTML pages that have full local privileges.  They've been around...

Author: noahc Date: 03/26/2007

Team System MVPs on Campus

The MVP Global Summit 2007 is going on right now and today is the first day of meetings between the...

Author: noahc Date: 03/14/2007

Hide the IE7 Command Bar

Here's a registry hack for removing Internet Explorer 7's toolbar with the standard buttons on it...

Author: noahc Date: 03/12/2007

Search Work Items, Team System Addin

The ability to quickly and easily search for work items using a little search box seams to be a...

Author: noahc Date: 03/08/2007

Rolling Up Status on Work Items

Say you have a work item type (WIT) that represent a big task, like a Feature, then you have...

Author: noahc Date: 03/05/2007

Texas Independence Day Today (March 2nd 1836)

Today in 1836 as Mexico's General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna was attacking the Alamo in San Antonio...

Author: noahc Date: 03/02/2007

Script Debugging Improvements in Orcas

We've made some significant improvements to script debugging! The VS script debugger hasn't seen...

Author: noahc Date: 03/01/2007

USB Memory Keys, 1GB $10, 4GB $30

I was just looking up USB Memory Sticks and was amazed at the price they're at these days....

Author: noahc Date: 02/28/2007

Your Bugs Are Our Top Priority

It's true.  Believe it or not.  When you submit a bug report related to Visual Studio...

Author: noahc Date: 02/27/2007

Folder Size for Windows Explorer

Latest Update, WinDirStat (6/18/08) Found a newer and better tool!  WinDirStat is also free and...

Author: noahc Date: 02/26/2007

Party w Palermo! March 11th 2007

My good 'ol friend Jeffrey Palermo is hosting a bigger & better party this year... theParty w...

Author: noahc Date: 02/22/2007

Post 100 - Blog Stats and Post Highlights

I was digging around recently and came across an interesting fact... My blog gets more views per...

Author: noahc Date: 02/21/2007

Cool Developer Downloads

What's better than free bits to make life better? As in life I'm refering to a developer's life in...

Author: noahc Date: 02/20/2007

Get a Web Page's Title from a URL (C#)

I was creating an app that saves URLs copied to the clipboard into an XML file. This little bit of...

Author: noahc Date: 02/19/2007

Good Friends vs True Friends

What's the difference between a casual friend or acquaintance and a true friend? Well there were a...

Author: noahc Date: 02/13/2007

Bluetooth Headset Review

My Motorola H850 was lost, so I've tried three of the latest & greatest headsets, here's my...

Author: noahc Date: 02/06/2007

Jan 28th - My 28th Birthday

Yup, it's 28 yrs as of today. Just thought it'd be fun to drop a quick note on the world that I've...

Author: noahc Date: 01/28/2007

TFS Work Item Hierarchy

.altrow {background: ;} .appname {font-size: 10pt;} .boxed {border: black 1px solid; padding: 4px;...

Author: noahc Date: 01/26/2007

Outlook C# Extensibility: Contacts Without a Photo

Gosh I love extensibility. I'd so much rather take the time to write an app to automate a 1min task,...

Author: noahc Date: 01/23/2007

Real TFS Command Line Help

John Lyon-Smith, a developer on my team, put togther this extensive command line help for Team...

Author: noahc Date: 01/22/2007

Managing Lots of Work Item Queries

.altrow {background: ;} .appname {font-size: 10pt;} .boxed {border: black 1px solid; padding: 4px;...

Author: noahc Date: 01/19/2007

Task Management Software (To Do Lists)

I'm an action-oriented fella.  I like my lists, particularly if they say "To Do",...

Author: noahc Date: 01/15/2007

I've Been Tagged - 5 Things About Me

I've been tagged by Jeff Beehler & Jim Lamb, so here's 5 things about me you may have not...

Author: noahc Date: 01/12/2007

Master Config Your PC

All of us geeks know ways to tweak our PC in various ways, but there are just so many entry points...

Author: noahc Date: 12/28/2006

MSDN Wiki - Top Contributor is David M. Kean

If you haven't checked it out yet, check out MSDN Library's Wiki! It is the full MSDN Library, but...

Author: noahc Date: 12/28/2006

What Would Make Debugging Cool?

The Visual Studio Debugger is probably one of the most used dev tools in the world, but what could...

Author: noahc Date: 12/22/2006

Friends? You+Me+Netflix

Got a Netflix account? Let's be friends, and share queues / recently watched lists. I'm always...

Author: noahc Date: 12/20/2006

Music I Wrote as a Kid

When I was about 14yrs old I was playing around with MIDI on the PC, I didn't have a piano keyboard,...

Author: noahc Date: 12/01/2006

VSTS Book: Professional Team Foundation Server

Congratulations to my friends Jean-Luc David, Mickey Gousset, and Erik Gunvaldson on thier recent...

Author: noahc Date: 11/30/2006

Rapid Pickup Process

Dawn says I'm good at attacking a mess in the house (papers, trinkets, living room, clothing, a...

Author: noahc Date: 11/29/2006

Logitech Harmony Remote - The Ultimate Universal Remote

The Logitech Harmony Remote Controls have got to be some of the coolest, best...

Author: noahc Date: 11/15/2006

Vista: Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows Explorer

When navigating files in Windows Vista, either in Windows Explorer or a File Dialog (like "Open...

Author: noahc Date: 11/14/2006

I'm Upgrading to Windows Vista and Office 2007

My only work computer (laptop w/ XP Pro) died this morning. Since we just RTMed Windows Vista, I...

Author: noahc Date: 11/13/2006

Getting a Small Virtual PC Image - WinXP Pro in 550MB

I find Virtual PC (now free!) incredibly useful! VPCs are just so great for testing software,...

Author: noahc Date: 11/10/2006

Insert Formatted Clipboard plugin for Window Live Writer

Download: Insert Formatted Clipboard for WLW Setup WLW Beta2 Update: WLW Beta2 now support pasting...

Author: noahc Date: 11/08/2006

The Multi-Tasking Myth

Jeff Atwood has a great post on the cost of context-switching between projects. The results are...

Author: noahc Date: 11/07/2006

MS Word Tip: Automatic Bold on Bulleted Lists

I was just typing along just now and stumbled on this handy feature of MS Word. As a PM, I...

Author: noahc Date: 11/06/2006

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