Monthly Archives: octubre 2014

[#WINDOWS] HowTo: Crear una maquina virtual a partir de un SO real pues con Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter 3.0

Hola!

A punto de partir para Berlin, me encuentro con que una tarea que hace años tardaba casi un día ahora se ha completado en minutos … gracias a unos discos SSDs my rápidos y a Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter 3.0

Además tenemos un bonus que es la capacidad de convertir imágenes VMWare hacia imágenes de Hyper-V.

Es divertido esto de jugar a ser uno de Infraestructura por un rato :D

Saludos

/El Bruno

Download: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=42497


Archivado en: HowTo, Wndows 10 Tagged: HowTo, Windows 10

[#WINDOWS10] HowTo: Add a Product Key in the trial of 10 windows

Hello!

I’ve done an upgrade in my old Windows 8 Enterprise to Windows 10 Technical Preview. After this I get the annoying message asking me to activate Windows license. For me, everything should be allright, however the Product Key in my SO is my Windows 8’s one, so it is impossible to activate it in Windows 10.

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The funny thing is that if you use the MSDN to access your Product Keys, when you access the Windows 10 detail, you will see that it has no Product Key associated.

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That if, even though the message says “No product key is required” is placed in the “Details” section of the product.

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Now you know, use this Product Key and ready, Windows 10 is activated…

Best regards

/El Bruno


Archivado en: EnglishPost, HowTo, Windows 10 Tagged: English Post, HowTo, Windows 10

[#WINDOWS10] HowTo: Agregar una Product Key en la trial de windows 10

Hola!

Si como yo has hecho un upgrade de tu Windows 8 Enterprise a Windows 10, seguramente te encontrarás con el molesto mensaje pidiendo que actives la licencia de Windows. El problema que tienes es que la activación está asociada al Product Key que usas con Windows 8, con lo que es imposible activarlo.

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Lo curioso es que si usas la copia de MSND, cuando accedes al detalle de Windows 10, verás que la misma no tiene Product Key asociado.

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Eso si, si bien el mensaje dice “No product key is required” la misma se encuentra en la sección “Details” del producto.

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Y ahora ya sabes, es usar esta Product Key y listo, Windows 10 queda activado …

Saludos

/El Bruno


Archivado en: HowTo, Windows 10 Tagged: HowTo, Windows 10

[#RESHARPER] ReSharper 9.0 EAP available to everyone ;)

Saturday footbal

Hello!!!

Quick weekend post: everyone can try the version for Early Adopters of ReSharper 9, it is downloaded from their nightly builds, and today the more stable available is from October 21.

In addition, interesting novelty is the possibility to use it and test it in Visual Studio.

Best regards

/El Bruno

Download: http://confluence.jetbrains.com/display/ReSharper/ReSharper+9.0+EAP


Archivado en: EAP, EnglishPost, ReSharper, Visual Studio 14, Visual Studio 2013 Tagged: EAP, English Post, ReSharper, Visual Studio 14, Visual Studio 2013

[#RESHARPER] ReSharper 9.0 EAP para que lo pruebes right now !!!

Saturday footbal

Hola !!!

Quick post de fin de semana: todos pueden probar la versión para Early Adopters de ReSharper 9, el mismo se descarga desde sus nightly builds, y al día de hoy la más estable disponible es del 21 de Octubre.

Además, novedad interesante es la posibilidad de utilizarlo y probarlo en Visual Studio 14.

Saludos

/El Bruno

Descarga: http://confluence.jetbrains.com/display/ReSharper/ReSharper+9.0+EAP


Archivado en: Leap Motion, ReSharper, Visual Studio 14 Tagged: Leap Motions, ReSharper, Visual Studio 14

[#KINECTSDK] Kinect for Windows SDK V2 Final Release, adapter for Kinect of XBoxOne and a couple of very cool apps

Hello!

great day for Kinect Developers. First the SDK to version 2.0 has been released in mode “release”. So no more excuses to not create apps for Windows 8.1 (and 10), now they are fully supported, the SDK is stable and there is no excuse ;)

Another interesting topic, now we have a special adapter (US$ S49.99) which allows us to use in Windows apps the Kinect sensor included with the XBoxOne. This way if you have, (like myself) the Kinect sensor boring with your XBoxOne you can leverage it to create apps.

Finally there are a couple of apps available in the Store of Windows that already using the SDK and are an excellent example of what we can do with Kinect V2

  • Kinect Evolution: An app that helps developers understand the core capabilities of the Kinect for Windows v2 technology.
  • YAKiT: An entertaining app from the developers at Freak n’ Genius that allows people without design expertise to animate 2D or 3D characters in real time.
  • 3D Builder: An app that enables anyone to scan on person or object, turn it into a 3D model, and create a 3D print of that model. You no longer have to be a technologist or have access to a 3D printer to create amazing 3D prints!

Download the SDK from here (link)

Buy the adapter for Kinect from here (link)

Best regards

/El Bruno


Archivado en: EnglishPost, KinectOne, KinectSdk Tagged: English Post, Kinect One, KinectSdk

[#KINECTSDK] Kinect for Windows SDK V2 Final Release, adaptador para Kinect de XBoxOne y con un par de apps muy molonas

Hola!

gran día para los Kinect Developers. En primer lugar el SDK para la version 2.0 ha sido liberado en modo “release”, es decir la versión final. Ahora si, las apps de Windows 8.1 (y 10) están soportadas, el SDK es estable y ya no hay excusa para no comenzar a crear a apps.

Otro detalle interesante es que se pone a la venta un adaptador especial (U$S49.99) para poder utilizar el sensor Kinect que viene con la XBoxOne desde Windows. De esta forma si tienes, el sensor Kinect aburriendose con tu XBoxOne podrás aprovechar el mismo para crear apps (yo lo tengo de adorno, ya que no lo uso nunca).

Finalmente hay un par de apps disponibles en la Store de Windows que ya usan el SDK y que son un excelente ejemplo de lo que podemos hacer con Kinect V2

  • Kinect Evolution: An app that helps developers understand the core capabilities of the Kinect for Windows v2 technology.
  • YAKiT: An entertaining app from the developers at Freak n’ Genius that allows people without design expertise to animate 2D or 3D characters in real time.
  • 3D Builder: An app that enables anyone to scan a person or object, turn it into a 3D model, and create a 3D print of that model. You no longer have to be a technologist or have access to a 3D printer to create amazing 3D prints!

Descarga el SDK desde aquí (link)

Compra el adaptador para Kinect desde aquí (link)

Saludos

/El Bruno


Archivado en: Kinect SDK v2, KinectOne, KinectSdk Tagged: Kinect One, KinectSdk

[#TFS] Microsoft Leader in Gartner magic Quadrant for Integrated Software Quality Suites

Ms love linux

Hello!

Every year the suite of Visual Studio ALM improves in every aspect, today recognition is dedicated to the testing stuff. The current version included in Visual Studio 2013 and 2013 Team Foundation Server is a big improvement over the 1st versions and also has improved in key areas such as reporting, adaptation to changes and customization.

This has been demonstrated within the report made by Gartner Analysts focused in quality tools. In this report Microsoft is within the top range of testing tools in the classic Magic Quadrant (which you can see here)

It is also interesting to see as within the weaknesses of Microsoft tools, they stressed that they are very oriented towards Microsoft development environments. Although that becomes the main virtue in the strengths, since if your working tool is Visual Studio, or you work with Azure, here the Visual Studio ALM tools become a #MustHave.

And when we started talking about the cloud world it is when testing tools (performance, scalability, etc) are starting to be in a gray area. Especially if we talk about the Microsoft cloud world. Since Microsoft’s CEO commented 2 days ago something like “Microsoft loves Linux“, that means that the testing tools that work so well integrated in Visual Studio now are transparent to any backend, maybe in Linux.

And here boundaries are not so clear, it is true that the testing tools are very complete for developments on Microsoft technologies. However, if Microsoft continues to open fronts such as Linux on Azure, as the support to Open Source projects, etc.; sometime testing tools will start to have to deploy hybrid environments or even delegate functionality to other suites.

Personally, I think that the big picture here is to understand how it is possible to integrate all of these options depending on the context you are working, and obviously, start playing the Magic Quadrant also as a guide to the evolution of tools, where we can see how MS has been gaining ground every year.

Best regards

/El Bruno

Source: http://www.gartner.com/technology/reprints.do?id=1-20TBOUS & ct = 140903 & st = sb


Archivado en: EnglishPost, Gartner, Testing, Visual Studio ALM Tagged: English Post, Gartner, Testing, Visual Studio ALM

[#TFS] Microsoft Leader in Gartner magic Quadrant for Integrated Software Quality Suites

Ms love linux

Hola!

Hace un par de años que la suite de Testing de Visual Studio ALM sigue mejorando. La versión actual incluida en Visual Studio 2013 y Team Foundation Server 2013 es un avance muy grande con respecto a las 1ras versiones y además ha mejorado en aspectos fundamentales como es el reporting, adaptación a cambios y personalización.

Esto ha quedado demostrado dentro del informe que realizan los analistas de Gartner relacionados con herramientas de análisis de calidad (testing). En este informe Microsoft queda dentro de la gama Top de las herramientas de testing en su clásico Magic Quadrant (que puedes ver aquí)

Es también interesante ver como dentro de las debilidades de las herramientas de Microsoft, recalcan que las mismas están muy orientadas hacia entornos de desarrollo de Microsoft. Aunque eso se convierte en la principal virtud, ya que si tu herramienta de trabajo es Visual Studio, o trabajas con Azure, aquí las herramientas de Visual Studio ALM se convierten en un #MustHave.

Y cuando empezamos a hablar del mundo cloud es cuando las herramientas de testing (performance, escalabilidad, etc) empiezan a ser grises. Especialmente si hablamos del mundo Microsoft, ya que como el CEO comentó hace 2 días “Microsoft loves Linux“, eso significa que las herramientas de testing que tan bien funcionan integradas en Visual Studio ahora son transparentes para un backend, tal vez en Linux.

Aquí los límites no están tan claros, es cierto que las herramientas de testing son muy completas para desarrollos sobre tecnologías Microsoft. Sin embargo si Microsoft sigue abriendo frentes como el de Linux sobre Azure, como el soporte a proyectos Open Source, etc; en algún momento las herramientas de testing comenzarán a tener que implementar entornos híbridos o inclusive delegar funcionalidad en otras suites más completas.

Personalmente, creo que la big picture aquí es comprender cómo es posible integrar todas estas opciones dependiendo del contexto sobre el que se trabaja, Y obviamente, comenzar a interpretar al Magic Quadrant también como una guía sobre la evolución de las herramientas, en la que podemos ver cómo MS ha ido ganando terreno año a año.

Saludos

/El Bruno

Fuente: http://www.gartner.com/technology/reprints.do?id=1-20TBOUS&ct=140903&st=sb


Archivado en: Gartner, Magic Quadrant, Testing, Visual Studio ALM Tagged: Gartner, Magic Quadrant, Testing, Visual Studio ALM

[#TFS2013] TFS 2013 Update 4 Release Candidate, #Bugs in the #Kanban board and suggestions for Visual Studio ALM for free

Seychelles

Hello!

more than one year ago, I wrote a post where I mentioned how to modify the default configuration in TFS2012 to use the WI type Bug on a Kanban board. Eventually TFS 2013 was available and I’ve to update the story with a little tweak, when you upgrade a TP deom 2012 the changes were lost on the upgrade process, so it was time to write another post.

And now with the arrival of the update Team Foundation Server 2013 4 (by now in Release Candidate) I think I can close these posts since the functionality of working with BUGs on the boards comes out of the box  ;)

A couple of days ago Brian Harry explained this in his blog, along with other updates for Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server included the Update 4 (in Release Candidate). The interesting thing about this feature is that he had more than 100 votes in the section of User Voice where everyone can suggest improvements and help with Microsoft ALM tools.

So now there are no excuses:

Do you know that you go in this link and propose changes and enhancements to Visual Studio and Team Foundation?

User Voice Visual Studio: http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio

Best regards

/El Bruno

Source: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/bharry/archive/2014/10/16/visual-studio-and-tfs-2013-4-update-4-release-candidate.aspx


Archivado en: Bug, EnglishPost, Kanban, Team Foundation Server 2013, User Voice Tagged: Bug, English Post, Kanban, Team Foundation Server 2013, User Voice
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