Author Archives: mikefourie

Blog Moving

I’m moving this blog over to The url should redirect there soon. I’m busy copying over some posts and formatting the new site. I’ll be leaving this site up for now but all new posts will be to … Continue reading

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PowerCommands for Visual Studio 2010

The RTM for PowerCommands for Visual Studio 2010 has just shipped! I found this an invaluable tool in VS 2008 and it’s good to have it back. Download If you’ve not used it before, below is a summary of what … Continue reading

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MVP 2010 Award!

I received great news from Microsoft last week saying that I have been awarded a MVP 2010 Award! I’d like to thank all those involved in my nomination and look forward to another successful year working with the MVP family. … Continue reading

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I recently went on a trip where another delegate showed off his flashy HTC Touch HD2 acting as a WIFI router. It’s a really neat feature and I was able to use it with my iPod Touch. I added that … Continue reading

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Debugging Outlook 2010 Add-ins with Visual Studio 2010

I’m using the Office 2010 RC and VS 2010 RC1. There is an odd change in behaviour when trying to step into an Outlook 2010 Add-in from VS2010. Using VS2008, I set Outlook as the external program to start, set … Continue reading

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The MSBuild Team are Blogging

I met recently with the MSBuild team and was happy to hear that they now have a blogging schedule. From a team that has been fairly quiet on the blogging front for a long time, we now have a steady … Continue reading

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Upgrading Code — Tackling Code Analysis in Visual Studio 2010 (Part 2)

Read Part 1 first. Please note that this is all base on a non-RTM build of Visual Studio 2010, so you may get different mileage out of the final product.   As mentioned in Part 1, the ‘CA1062: Validate arguments … Continue reading

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