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  • Git Fundamentals

    Great video. I am a fan of your shows.

    I would like to suggest a show subject, if I may. 

    It would be very instructive if you prepared a show with the same level of details, clarity,  and simplicity as you did for this one, but only for the Visual Studio Team Services.

    One of my pet peeves is how to safely branch and prune in the VSTS.

    I understood clearly how to do it using Git, and I understand the Microsoft push towards Git, but I would like to know how to use only VSTS.

    I have a large project (C++ and C#) and I would like to version control it using only VSTS.

    Thanks for your superb shows!

    Eduardo Quintana 

  • Mission to Mars

    Please do not try to be fancy as you did in this video.

    It was rendered unwatchable!

    I tried twice, but could not withstand more than a few seconds watching it.

    If you want your viewers to watch this video, release it again without this weird effect....


  • TWC9: Build Dates Announced, Cellular PCs, New Windows Sysinternals Book and more...

    I hope that Microsoft reviews the registration rules for the Build 2017 Conference.

    2016 was the first in many years in which I was unable to register to the Build conference.

    I live in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and here the Build 2016 registration site has gone alive by 9:01:30 h Seattle time. As it happened, the conference was sold out in 45 s, that is 45 seconds before I was able to even try to register. I have a 200 Mb/s fiber optical Internet connection just for my use and a very performant PC, so these were not factors in the delay.

    I have completed the registration in about a minute, a feat by itself, but was put on a waiting list, to never be called back. My local peers were also unable to complete the registration before they were all sold out.

    It is extremely unfair with those developers who, just like me, are not located in continental USA. I am deeply disheartened for not being able to attend the 2016 Build conference.

    There should be a better way to manage this process so that everyone could have an equal opportunity for registering to the conference.

    Eventually, a number of registrations should be reserved for non-USA residents, or there could a pre registration opportunity for us, or any other adequate mechanism could be implemented to guarantee a fair chance for everyone who are really interested in attending the Build conference.

    I hope Microsoft takes a careful close look at this situation, or I will never be able to attend this conference again.

    Eduardo Quintana
    Microsoft Partner

  • Opening Keynote Session with Dr. Joseph Sirosh: Azure - the Cloud ​Supercomput​er for AI-

    High resolution downloading stops at about 5 K bytes.

    Please correct it!


  • CodeChat 041 - Straight Talk with Christopher Bennage from Patterns and Practices

    Hi Christopher,

    As I seasoned developer, I have used Enterprise Library for ever.

    Your show was very interesting and clarifying with respect to the future of the P&P group.

    I usually develop line of business applications for large multinational corporations. My main programming language has been C# for several years, but a good amount of Windows Services I have to develop are written in C++. 

    On the last Build Conference (I have attended all of them in recent years), I had the opportunity of suggesting to the Visual Studio C++ Team the development of an Enterprise Library DAB like library for C++. The rationale was that almost every single program requires database access in the enterprise world, and that accessing SQL Server from C++ is not an easy task. Lots of error prone lines of code must be written and debugged and, clearly, it should be much easier. There are some libraries in the market, but none of them has the Microsoft code quality, to which we are used.

    The VS Team recommended me to submit a suggestion to the P&P Group. I did it, but, alas, I did not see any progress or even a single comment about it.

    I still think this would be a nice addition to the P&P projects and that it would benefit lots of C++ developers. Now, after your show, in which you clarify that P&P is now part of the Azure group, I don't see it happening any time soon, even though it continues to look like a very good idea to me.

    Would you please comment on these thoughts? What is your take on an Enterprise Library Data Access Block in C++? 

    And, if I may, I would like an information about the EL. As the last version of the EL was release in April 2013, is it now a dead project? Will Microsoft continue to develop new versions?

    I understand that, nowadays, Microsoft recommends the Entity Framework for data access. As an old-timer, I like to design my databases directly, and to write all my optimized stored procedures. EF tends to make my programs run slower than they do when I use EL. Most of my peers tend to think the same way, a few of them use EF at all.

    Thanks in advance for your time,

    Eduardo Quintana

  • Azure WebSites - Site Extensions

    Hi Scott,

    I would like to see an Azure Friday episode showing the details on how to convert a Windows XP WMWare Workstation virtual PC into an Azure Virtual Machine. I think your audience would like this information as much as I would.

    I tried this:

    In addition, this:

    However, it is too convoluted and is not specifically directed to WMWare Workstation. I do not have a Windows Server PC or any VMWare virtualization products (VSphere, etc...), just a WMWare Workstation license.

    I have only one VMWare Workstation Windows XP virtual machine, which is required to support one client who insists in keeping XP, no matter what. Because of it, I have to keep a WMWare Workstation product license that I would very much like to abandon in favor of Azure, which is much much better.

    Thanks for your superb show! It is short and direct to the point.

    Your fan,

    Eduardo Quintana

  • GoingNative 28: The VS Debugger: How It Works + Tips and Tricks

    Thanks for the excellent show, as always.

    Alas, the .exe projects did not work in my case. I tried Notepad.exe, as you suggest, but all I get is assembly code, and a message saying the source code is not available. Does it require the Ultimate SKU, or should it work with the Professional SKU, which is my case?

    My PC has Windows 8.1 update 1, 64 bits.

    If I may suggest a topic for your show, I would like to see some discussion on how to efficiently access SQL Server (2012/2014) using C++ 11/14. All I have been able to do is use third-party libraries, which are not really reliable.

    Thanks again for your superb show. And good luck Ale in your new endeavors.

  • TWC9: The Catsup/Lots O'Releases Edition

    Hi Dustin,

    Thanks for your reply.

    Yes VS 14 CTP2. I added the <LangVersion>experimental</LangVersion> to my project file and the new language features do not appear to be available and are reported as errors when I try to use them.

    That is why I have added this posting originally.

    Eduardo Quintana

  • TWC9: The Catsup/Lots O'Releases Edition


    I have created a VS 2014 CTP2 VM in Azure. But it does not have the Roslyn compiler enabled.

    Alas, I only have access to the VS Professional SKU in my MSDN subscription.

    Is there a way to enable Roslyn in the VS Professional or is it available just for the Ultimate edition?

    Thanks for your superb show.

    Eduardo Quintana

  • Browse the .NET Reference Source

    Hi Robert,

    I tried both the F12 addin and the single stepping over .Net code technique, but both simply did not work for me.

    I have VS 2013 Ultimate 64, and I have JetBrains ReSharper and DevExpress CodeRush installed in my computer. For the testing I disabled ReSharper and unloaded CodeRush, but to no avail.

    I checked all the required conditions as outlined in the corresponding sites, but, again, it did not work.

    Am I missing something here?

    I would really like to be able to use these features because they seems to be very useful.

    May I have some help here?

    Thanks for your support,

    Eduardo Quintana

  • Defrag Tools: #65 - Windows 8.1 - Jeffrey Richter - Windows Runtime via C#

    @LarryLarsen: My English is quite OK. I leaved in the USA for some years, and I spend at least one month every year in California. I speak English daily with my clients in the USA and with some local English-speaking clients too. Everything I write professionally is in American English. My native tongue is Brazilian Portuguese, but I also speak French, Italian, Spanish, and some Japanese.

    The problem is really his Australian English. However, I manage to understand it, only that it is somewhat hard sometimes to understand Andrew when he speaks very fast. Every now and then, I rewind the video for fully understanding him. Again, one does not want to miss anything he says, for it is always very interesting and useful. He is very knowledgeable and he is, for sure, the best one in his field.

    Eduardo Quintana

  • Defrag Tools: #65 - Windows 8.1 - Jeffrey Richter - Windows Runtime via C#


    Excellent show, all always.

    Don't get me wrong, Andrew Richards is a true genius, but it somewhat hard to understand him sometimes.

    I would like to kindly suggest that he spoke a little bit slower, to make it easy for us (whose mother language is not English) to always understand him. The informations he conveys are priceless and I cannot afford to misunderstand them.

    Again, thanks for this superb show, that bring us very knowledgeable professionals as Andrew.


    Eduardo Quintana


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