Sessão NetPonto – DevOps: PowerShell DSC

4 04 2016

No passado sábado decorreu a 10ª reunião no Porto da Comunidade NetPonto. Coube-me a honra que apresentar uma sessão relacionada com a utilização de powershell DSC no procesos de DevOps. Sala cheia de Malta motivada e interessada, nas instalações da DevScope com uma lindíssima vista sobre o Porto. Obrigado pela fantástica receção e pelo clima construtivo! Adorei!

Aqui ficam:

As referências contidas nos slides:


Evolution of SharePoint

6 02 2015

Julia White from the Office 365 Team released a post on the Office Blogs regarding the futures of Sharepoint. An interesting insight to keep in mind now that a new version of Sharepoint is coming up.


Now Available: BK’s Visual Studio 2013 RTM ALM Virtual Machine + Hands-on-Labs & Demo Scripts

27 11 2013

Brian Keller has just published his new dev VM.

This virtual machine replaces the previous Visual Studio 2013 ALM virtual machine which was based on Preview bits. This is a publicly downloadable set of content, so you may feel free to share this with your customers, partners, etc. It’s designed to be both a tool for demonstrating our ALM story and as a self-paced training environment for learning how to use our ALM tools.

This virtual machine is configured with:
• Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Standard Evaluation
• Microsoft Visual Studio Ultimate 2013
• Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2013
• Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013 (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook)
• Microsoft Visio Professional 2013
• Microsoft Release Management for Visual Studio 2013
• Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Standard
• Sample users and data required to support hands-on-lab scripts which accompany this download and exercise 4 new ALM scenarios.

Public URL:


TF30063: You are not authorized to access …

9 08 2013

When working with more than one account, you frequently get an error trying to connect to a TFS server. This happens both in the on premises or int the TFSPREVIEW.COM service. The most painful process, suggests you clear all your ached credentials, but this is a real pain, and you’ll have to do it every time you change the server/project that requires a different account.

Searching for a solution, I found this great/simple/elegant post ( with my favorite solution for the problem:

  • open a browser window inside the Visual studio (View->Other Windows->Web Browser; Ctrl+W, W (or Ctrl+Alt+R in VS2012))
  • access the server URL
  • logout from the erroneous account
  • now connect to the server again and inser your correct credentials


Your done!


Quick tip: where is IISAPP?

26 01 2013

IISAPP.vbs was a nice script that listed the applcation pools running in a box. This information is quite usefull, namely for debugging processes. The command is no longer available in the most recent versions of the OS, bu there is a work around: appcmd.

open a command prompt and run “c:\windows\system32\inetsrv\appcmd List WP” and you’ll get a list of running application pools with the corresponding process IDs.

Have fun debugging! 🙂

A day in the field: my usual tools and the new goodies

11 04 2012

Being a senior consultant in the Information Worker area, Sharepoint and development are my middle names on a day-by-day basis.  Every year I actively work on 15 to 20 projects, most of them in different clients, with different teams.

As most of you, I simply feel repetitive work is a serious waste of time and resources, for which I don’t have a miracle cure, but I do have a couple of what I like to call good practices, that help  me reduce repetitive work and thus elevate my productivity levels to a reasonable self-satisfying level. Here are some of them:

This pretty much covers my main project day life with Visual Studio and TFS 2010!

Now, if you want to have some fun, check out the new wave of Visual Studio 2011 coming out. New EDI, TFS and the TFServices are better than ever. Also the VS ALM Rangers team has shipped a new set of projects ready for the new platforms that are really worth wile. Here are some links for your greedy thirst for coding fun 🙂 :

No GO And have fun 😀

TFS Services (Azure) online ad available

11 10 2011

It has been made available the Azure version of the Microsoft TFS (Team Foundation Services), also known as TFS Services preview. You can create a free account with a live account and use it in your projects. For the time beeing it is free. I don’t have an idea of the business model of this offer, so don’t crussify me if it changes from free to something else :).

Acess it at

BTW, I’m already using it with several projects and my feeling for it is that it is great! Source control is stable. Remaining available features are quite stable. Other features should be released over time.