Control multiple machines with a single mouse and keyboard

I always have multiple devices on my desk. Normally it my laptop and my tablet. I’ve always been looking for a way to control all devices from a single mouse and keyboard. I tried the Microsoft Foldable Keyboard which can switch between multiple devices – but it is too small to use it on a regular basis. Now my friend Thomas suggested that I try Mouse Without Borders – a garage project from Microsoft. And I’m really impressed! This is a real productivity gain. Just install the little tool on all your machines – and as long as they are … Continue reading Control multiple machines with a single mouse and keyboard

Use the VSTS Package Management Extension behind a Proxy

Developing behind a proxy always has its challenges. I’ve already blogged about using git for windows behind a proxy. But the TFS server itself normally does not have to connect to the internet. This changes if you want to use the Package Management extension with NPM and upstream to public sources. If you are using TFS 2017 with Update 2, the simplest way to configure your TFS server to use the corporate proxy is to configure a proxy server in “Internet Properties” in IE on the server that TFS is running on.  TFS will respect the settings because it follows … Continue reading Use the VSTS Package Management Extension behind a Proxy

Error when you install Visual Studio 2017 RC.3

Problem If you install Visual Studio 2017 RC.3 on a machine that already had an older Version of Visual Studio “15” installed you get different error. On one pc it was the package ‘Microsoft.VisualStudio.TeamFoundation.TeamExplorer,version=15.112.26110.0’ failed to install. But there might be other errors. Log The product failed to install the listed workloads and components due to one or more package failures. Incomplete workloads Visual Studio core editor (Microsoft.VisualStudio.Workload.CoreEditor,version=15.0.26004.1) Incomplete components Visual Studio core editor (Microsoft.VisualStudio.Component.CoreEditor,version=15.0.26004.1) You can search for solutions using the information below, modify your selections for the above workloads and components and retry the installation, or remove the … Continue reading Error when you install Visual Studio 2017 RC.3