Light Theme for the Powershell Console

Whenever I give presentations that include Visual Studio I usually change my theme from the dark to the light theme to improve the contrast of the presentation for those viewing a projector/screen.  Visual Studio has made this VERY easy which is nice.  Recently I have been showing more and more output from the PowerShell console […]

No more branching… And we love it!

Three plus years ago as we were starting to contemplate the move toward Continuous Delivery and speeding up our velocity of value delivery to the business, we immediately identified branching as one of the blockers.  We were the traditional enterprise Microsoft development shop.  Team Foundation Server 2008 with many long-lived branches, typically Main, DEV1 and […]

Nano Server with, Hyper-V AND Pester

In the past I’ve used Windows Server 2008R2 and 2012 for testing Chef cookbooks for Windows.  I’ve always got it working but it was slow.  These VM images are typically around 20GB in size so it took time to spin them up and get them going.  Creating, converging and verifying a simple cookbook with Kitchen […]