ContosoSales Application for RIA Services RC

With the release of the RIA Services Release Candidate, it was time to refresh the ContosoSales application that was first shown in the PDC keynote.  Let’s take a look at the changes made to move to the new release. The steps below are based on having downloaded the styled ContosoSales... [Read More]

Using TortoiseMerge for Diff/Merge

I’m a big fan of using TortoiseMerge from TortoiseSVN for diff/merge operations.  After repaving my machine the other day, I noticed that some command-line tools that I use for our internal processes were ignoring the fact that I’d configured Visual Studio 2010 to use TortoiseMerge.  It turns out that some... [Read More]

First 2010 Machine Repave

It had been a long time since I’d repaved my primary workstation at the office, and it was getting cranky.  It was time to nuke my system drive and get a clean start with stable bits.  For fun, I thought I’d jot down what I reinstalled this go-round, in the... [Read More]