Adding Users to a GitHub Repository

We have a private GitHub repo which looks like below: If a user that does not have access were to access this page, they would see: Type in a GitHub user name: The invited user will now see the invitation. They should click to Accept: And they will now see the repo: From the admin side, we see the user has accepted:  

Installing and Using GitHub Desktop on Windows

Before getting started, you will want to install Git on Windows. Once you have Git installed, let’s install GitHub Desktop for Windows. To install GitHub Desktop, go to https://desktop.github.com/ and click Download for Windows (64 bit): This will download the GitHubDesktopSetup.exe file. Click to open it: Click to create an account or sign in: We will sign into GitHub.com: Click Continue: Click Finish: We are logged in. We see a repo we … Continue reading Installing and Using GitHub Desktop on Windows

Installing Git on Windows using Git-Scm

To install Git on Windows, go to https://git-scm.com: and click on Download for Windows: Click to open the file: Click Next: And Next: Click Next: Click Next: Click Next: Click Next: Click Next: Click Next: Click Next: Click Next: Click Next: Click Install: Click Next: We see GitBash is open: You can now start using Git. To get the version of Git, type: git –version  

The App You’re Trying to Install Isn’t a Microsoft-Verified App

You may get the error message “The App You’re Trying to Install Isn’t a Microsoft-Verified App” when running an application that wasn’t downloaded from the Microsoft App Store. To resolve this, click on Change my app recommendation settings, or in Windows open Settings. Select the drop-down list for Allow apps from the Store only: We have several options: Set this to Turn off app recommendations: Relaunch your app. The message … Continue reading The App You’re Trying to Install Isn’t a Microsoft-Verified App

Creating a Template in Visual Studio

In this post, we will go through creating a project template in Visual Studio. First, open Visual Studio, and create a new project. I will base my project off the Console application, so I will select Console App: You will see: Add some packages, for example, NewtonSoft.Json and EntityFramework. Let’s add a lower version than the current version for one of the packages so we can also demonstrate what happens … Continue reading Creating a Template in Visual Studio

Intro to Object Relational Mapping (ORM)

Object-Relational Mapping, or ORM, is a way of allowing you to access data in your database in the form of objects in your code. It is essentially a piece of code that sits alongside your code, and from there you can access database objects such as tables in the form of code objects. As it says, you can essentially break it down to mapping of objects to a relational database. … Continue reading Intro to Object Relational Mapping (ORM)

Visual Studio – Change and Install Color Theme

Visual Studio comes with different color themes. When opening Visual Studio for the first time, you may see a theme something like below: To change this theme, go to Tools->Options: From Environment, select General: Here we can see the color theme is set to “Blue”. Select a different color theme from the list: Here we have selected the Dark theme: You can also install new themes. To install a new … Continue reading Visual Studio – Change and Install Color Theme

Visual Studio Code Introduction

Visual Studio Code is a lightweight tool from Microsoft used for software development. It is fast, cross-platform and supports intellisense and debugging. You can follow Visual Studio Code at: https://twitter.com/code To install it, go to https://code.visualstudio.com/ and select Download: Select the download link for your operating system. We will select Windows and run the executable: Click Next: Click Next: Click Next: Click Next: Click Next: Click Install: Click Finish: Visual Studio Code will … Continue reading Visual Studio Code Introduction

Adding a Visual Studio Website Solution to Visual Studio Team Services

In this post we will add an existing website project to Visual Studio Team Services. First, create a project in VSTS. Log into https://visualstudio.microsoft.com/team-services/: Select New Project: Enter the project details, and select the version control type: Git Team Foundation Version Control Select the Work Item Process: Agile CMMI Scrum Click Create. Now, open the project you created earlier in Visual Studio. We have a project that is a website: … Continue reading Adding a Visual Studio Website Solution to Visual Studio Team Services

SSDT Analysis Services and Reporting Services Projects in Visual Studio 2017

If you try to open old Analysis Services smproj or Reporting Services projects in Visual Studio 2017 you may run into an unsupported error. To install the required templates, go to: https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=ProBITools.MicrosoftAnalysisServicesModelingProjects Select the Download link: Then for Reporting Services go to: https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=ProBITools.MicrosoftReportProjectsforVisualStudio Select Download: You will now be able to create and load analysis services and reporting services projects in Visual Studio: