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Month: August 2015

TFS TF400983: There is an error in XML document

I recently ran across the “TFS TF400983: There is an error in XML document” error on our Team Foundation Server 2013.4 on-premises installation. I received an alert from our production TFS environment following a failed backup the previous evening. The TF400983 error appeared in the TFS logs, and an error “TF53010: The following error has occurred in a Team Foundation component…


String Interpolation in C# 6

News about C# 6 has been out for quite a while, but I’m just getting around to playing with some of the new features of C# 6. Today, one of our summer interns was really excited about string interpolation in C# 6. Thanks to Jonathan Vanderford for inspiring me to share in his excitement! Earlier in the summer, I spent a…


10 Reasons I Love Visual Studio Online

I recently spoke at the Louisville .NET Meetup on July 16, 2015 – what a great audience and a rewarding experience. In my talk (My Happy Place: 10 Reasons I Love Visual Studio Online), I shared why Visual Studio Online continues to be one of the great collaboration platforms for development teams of all types (yeah, that’s right it’s not just for .NET developers).…