The 15.5 release of SQL Server Data Tools for Visual Studio 2017 is the first release to support SSRS, SSAS, and SSIS in VS 2017. The command line below shows how to install all SSDT components in the only installation of VS 2017 on a machine: To work offline, you'll need to create a layout … Continue reading Silent, Offline Installation for SSDT 15.5 for Visual Studio 2017
It's time to start preparing a new thick image for the computer labs. There are some interesting changes that need to be made this go-around, including a solution for Installing Office 2016 (VL, MSI) together with Visio and/or Project 2016 (click-to-run, C2R): Deadlocked, but I will write about that later. This post is about Visual … Continue reading Silent, Offline Install for Visual Studio 2017 Enterprise with MDT
I've recently started using Visual Studio 2015 quite extensively for a development project. Overall, my impression of the latest release is favorable. It feels snappier than older versions and the touch of color that's been brought back compared to 2012 is most welcome. However, I have run into an issue I believe is new to … Continue reading Visual Studio 2015: New file marked as “checked in” instead of pending add in TFS.
The title of this post might actually be more appropriate if it was called what aren't they planning. If you've been reading my blog, you'll know that I was an active beta tester during the Visual Studio 2005 beta period. Microsoft sent me (and many others) a Customer Appreciation Award. Nice token, thanks for that. … Continue reading Visual Studio Orcas: What is Microsoft Planning?
While converting a project from VS.NET 2003 to Visual Studio 2005, I also converted the unit tests to the Visual Studio Team System unit testing framework. While I believe that the unit testing framework in VS 2005 has merits, I am not sure if I am ready to dump NUnit. NUnit has a major advantage … Continue reading Difference Between NUnit and Visual Studio Team System Unit Testing Framework
A customer asked me if it was possible to create a post-build event in Visual Studio 2005 that would only be run if the active mode was "Debug." A brief search in the Internet (using A9.com, to keep getting "a piece of the Π") revealed that there was no "built-in" support or any solution previously … Continue reading Conditional Build Events in Visual Studio 2005
Not that I generally tend to complain about features I don't use, but I really wonder who suggested the following feature. Classes (in code view) in the editor (at least for VB.NET) now have an active properties window, i.e. there actually are properties listed for classes. Actually, there are possible attributes listed for classes. To … Continue reading VS 2005 Bloat