Category: Visual Studio 2010

Microsoft WebMatrix and Microsoft WebPlatform Installer

Microsoft WebMatrixFor a project at KTSI we needed a platform to quick deploy PHP and MySQL applications. There are a lot of solutions out there in the web, for example XAMPP. After testing some options I had a closer look at the Microsoft WebPlatform Installer and Microsoft WebMatrix. Those two tools do exactly what I need. With the WebPlatform Installer you can easily install a local instance of IIS Express with ASP.NET, PHP, MSSQL and MySQL support with in 5-10 minutes.

But the coolest tool in my opinion is WebMatrix. Webmatrix lets developers create, manage and deploy Web Applications very very easy. And if you need to to more Webmatrix lets you also work with Visual Studio on the same project.



Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1

Today Microsoft released Service Pack 1 for Visual Studio. You can download the Update from MSDN.

Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 SP1

There is also an update for the PowerGUI Extension for Visual Studio 2010. You can get this from Codeplex or in Visual Studio in the Extension Manager.

PowerGUI VSX 1.3.3

 



PowerShell Integration Into Visual Studio

The PowerGUI Visual Studio Extension adds PowerShell
IntelliSense support to Visual Studio. This is nothing new but Adam Driscoll just released a new version 1.3 for PowerGUI 2.4. If you work a lot with Powershell and if you do small bigger Powershell projects this will help you a lot.

New Features

  • PowerGUI Console Tool Window
  • PowerShell Project Type

Current Features

  • IntelliSense support through a custom PowerShell editor
  • Syntax highlighting and script analysis
  • Supports PowerGUI settings
  • Supports PowerGUI imported modules
  • Supports PowerGUI Snippets
  • PowerShell debugging
  • PowerGUI Console Tool Window
  • PowerShell Project Type