Delete projects from Team Foundation Service

I couldn't find a way to delete projects from the Team Foundation Service Web UI.  Looks like the only way I found so far is by using the TFSDeleteProject command line tool.  

Launch a VS command prompt and run:
TFSDeleteProject /collection:"" ProjectName

Xamarin Evolve 2013 sessions

The good folks at Xamarin have started to post streaming videos of their Evolve 2013 conference sessions.  You can watch them for free here.  Thanks guys!

There is currently a lease on the blob

Everybody stumbles over that one: after deleting an Azure Virtual Machine, you get an error trying to delete the associated VHDs.  Microsoft's Flavio Muratore explains how to do it in this blog post.

Windows 8 missing manual

Microsoft published a Windows 8 training manual called the free Windows 8 End User Training Brochure (go figure!).  It's a 36 page PDF document that explains how to navigate and get around in Windows 8.  This is a must read for all Windows 8 users and if you ask me, this should have been included in every copy of Windows 8.

Windows Azure down under


Microsoft announced that they'll add a new Azure region in Australia.  It will consist of two sub-regions located in New South Wales and Victoria.  Yes mate!

DevTeach Toronto 2013: Save $250

DevTeach Toronto will take place at the end of May 2013.  Save $250 on the main conference by using this code when registering: TO00MSDNGOLD

Need one reason to attend?  How about meeting, talking and discussing one on one these software heroes (Who are they?):

50% off all O'Reilly ebooks today only (May 3 2013)


Here's a nice one day only offer from O'Reilly: save 50% on all ebooks.  Valid only today, May 3 2013.

Don't fight. Switch.

This Windows Phone commercial is simply awesome!

Windows Azure SDK 2.0


ScottGu announced yesterday the release of Windows Azure SDK 2.0 for .NET.  What's new?  Tons of stuff!

  • Web Sites: Visual Studio Tooling updates for Publishing, Management, and for Diagnostics
  • Cloud Services: Support for new high memory VM sizes, Faster Cloud Service publishing & Visual Studio Tooling for configuring and viewing diagnostics data
  • Storage: Storage Client 2.0 is now included in new projects & Visual Studio Server Explorer now supports working with Storage Tables
  • Service Bus: Updated client library with message pump programming model support, support for browsing messages, and auto-deleting idle messaging entities
  • PowerShell Automation: Updated support for PowerShell 3.0, and lots of new PowerShell commands for automating Web Sites, Cloud Services, VMs and more.
Check Scott's blog for all the details.
With all the recent Azure announcements, I need to catch my breath Laughing

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