Fix Release Management Error ‘Found value ‘aBcD’ with no corresponding key’

How to fix the error: ‘The running command stopped because the preference variable “ErrorActionPreference” or common parameter is set to Stop: Found value ‘aBcD’ with no corresponding key’ in Relese Management Continue reading Fix Release Management Error ‘Found value ‘aBcD’ with no corresponding key’

Where is my git ignore file in Visual Studio?

If you work a lot with github, then you are used to add a .gitignore file when you initialize your repository. If you create a project in TFS or Visual Studio Team Services this is not the case. You have to add your .gitignore file using the team project settings. Under settings navigate to repository settings. Look for the “Ignore File” and click “add”. Edit the file if you need to do any modifications. Now commit the .ignorefile and push your changes to the server. The git integration in Visual Studio and TFS is pretty good – but a lot … Continue reading Where is my git ignore file in Visual Studio?

PowerShell DSC for SharePoint

I stopped the work on my DSC modules for SharePoint (xSharePointAdministration) some time ago because the PowerShell team was working on the xSharePoint module. The module has now reached Version 1.0 and was renamed to SharePointDSC. The module is already pretty mayor and can be used to deploy SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint 2016. It supports PowerShell 4.0 and 5.0. I already started using it in some customer projects. It’s not yet perfect – but what the PowerShell team does is really “Open Development” and not just “Open source”. I contributed the xSPFarmSolution resource, the version parameter for the xFeature resource … Continue reading PowerShell DSC for SharePoint

Band2 cannot be paired with windows phone

The problem I had my Microsoft Band2 repaired because the battery wouldn’t charge any more. When the band came back I was not able to pair it with my Windows Phone. The band worked fine – it was just the app that did not recognize any band. I tried reinstalling the app – but nothing worked. The solution A chat with the support helped me. The trick is to change the language of your phone – reboot – and try the pairing again. After changing the language my band showed up and I was able to pair it. After successful … Continue reading Band2 cannot be paired with windows phone

Use SonarLint to work on your technical debt in Visual Studio

SonarQube is a really great solution to monitor and track your technical debt over time. But wouldn’t it be great if the developer could already see in Visual Studio the impact that his commit will have to the sonar dashboard? If you use Visual Studio 2015 and the C# Plugin for SonarQube you can do this with the extension SonarLint. The extension depends on the latest version of the C# Plugin – so make sure that you have the latest version (5.2) installed. In Visual Studio install the extension in the “Extensions and Updated” dialog. This adds a new Tile ‘SonarQube’ … Continue reading Use SonarLint to work on your technical debt in Visual Studio