Load Project to Visual Studio Online Git Service Using Visual Studio 2015

I realized it was some different when I loaded local project to Visual Studio Online in Visual Studio 2015 compared with using Visual Studio 2013.

The following is the process of how to load a project onto VS online in VS 2015:

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Visual Studio Online Supports Agile Development

I was involved in CMM development management system in a IT giant company before, I am not sure whether the CMM name is still called CMM, but I personally felt the CMM management was really good for big company. But for some small businesses, if they want to provide faster response to customers (actually this should be the best method which a small business can use, which could compete with any bigger company ), for example, customer needs a running system urgently, or they need a real solution for fixing some problems quickly, development team can provide them a light-weight version earlier, during customer uses the earlier version, developers can keep on adding new features, making existing features stronger, and fixing bugs “on the fly”, this kind of development could be called as Agile development management.

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Using VisualSVN plugin to Add a Project on SVN Server in VS 2013

Before we were using AnkhSVN plugin in Visual Studio, but sometimes we got unknown issues when we have multiple team members, so later we changed to VisualSVN plugin, we feels the new one is more stable.

Here is a sample which about how to add a project to SVN server using VisualSVN plugin in Visual Studio 2013.

All steps suppose you have installed VisualSVN plugin.

1: Right click the solution name in Visual Studio 2013, select “Add Solution to Subversion…”:

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Using AnkhSVN to Add a new project on SVN Server

I have introduced AnkhSVN, which is a SVN plugin for Visual Studio. But I just realized I never gave some real steps which about how I used this plugin.

Sometimes, if I spent longer time to write code, I found I forgot to how to add a new project to SVN server using AnkhSVN. So this is the first thing which I want to write down it:

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Visual Studio Online Service Down Today

This is the first time I meet Microsoft Visual Studio Online Service down, I could not connect to my VS Online Projects, they might call it is User Hub. Some of my source code are on VS Online.

When I tried to login the VS Online account, I could access Visualstudio.com home page without problem, but could not access user hub, got the following error sometimes, or just a timeout message:

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Install Windows 7 on Hyper-V Virtual Machine

Update:

The following sample used wrong Virtual Machine images which was a generation 2 virtual machine, generation 2 virtual machine ONLY support Windows Server 2012 above and Windows 8, so since we talked about Windows 7 installation, please use a General 1 Virtual Machine.

Also, due to Microsoft official: if you are install a Windows 7 64 bits, your Virtual Machine ram should set to 2G please.

We have set a Virtual Machine one Windows Server 2012 using Hyper-V, now we need to install a Windows 7 system on the virtual machine to use the VM.

1: When you set a virtual machine, its state is Off by default. now suppose we want to install a Windows 7 system from an .iso image file, so we need to know how the Virtual Machine can load image file. Right click the virtual machine and select “Settings…”:

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Using Git Tag for Visual Studio Projects

Visual Studio 2013 does not provide Git Tag function before Update 2, current the Visual Studio 2013 update 2 is still not formally released but just a RC release, so there are lots of developers are still using old Visual Studio 2013, which can not add git tag using Visual Studio 2013 directly.

So, we have to use Git command line.

Here I do not want to talk about install 3rd party Git command tools or related security settings, what I want to below is that I suppose you have done the some pre-settings things, if you did not, check here first, you must done those settings and installations before you read below content.

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Microsoft Product Lifecycle Search

I want to guess when is the next release date about one of Microsoft products, so I might have a good way to search Microsoft product release lifecycle.

I found Microsoft provide a related web page, though it is not exact what I wanted, but you can get help information if you just want to “guess” the release date.

Here is Microsoft Visual Studio lifecycle information.

Remove TFS or Git Account Information from Visual Studio 2013

Sometimes we used other people’s computers to write code, and we set our own TFS or Git account information to download or upload our code. so before we leave, we should remove our TFS (Team Foundation Server ) or Git account information from that computer.

Let us try to do by following below steps:

1: Select the menu “TEAM” –> “Disconnect from Team Foundation Server”, this will disconnect all your local repositories from remote TFS server (Visual Studio online):

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