How to set the name and pin of my JY-MCU Bluetooth adapter

Problem: I want to change the name and pin of my JY-MCU Bluetooth Board v1.05. Solution: Use an Arduino and send AT commands to the JY-MCU. Explanation: Open the attached sketch into the Arduino IDE and upload to your Arduino.  Connect the RX pin to pin 2, TX pin to pin 3, GND to GND and V... [More]

Building Ubuntu Servers in Hyper-V

Download Ubuntu server Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS ISO from http://www.ubuntu.com/download/server In Hyper-V Manager select New / Virtual Machine Before You Begin Click Next Specify Name and Location Name: <Stage> i.e. Dev, QA, Prod Click Next Specify Generation Select ... [More]

Never forget -Verbose again

Working with DSC I am constantly having to type –Verbose on my Start-DscConfiguration calls.  However, I stumbled across this cool feature of PowerShell that I thought I would share that will set the –Verbose switch on all your calls for you. PowerShell has a collection of Preferen... [More]

Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 Keller VM share issue

Problem: When I attempt to open the drop folder of a build on the Update 3 version of the Visual Studio 2013 Keller vm I get the follow error. Solution: Give Everyone read permission to the c:\ffdrops folder. If you get promoted by a Network discovery and file sharing dialog select "Yes, tur... [More]

Trigger a vNext Release from team build

Using Release Management you can implement true Continuous Delivery.  With the latest update of Release Management you can trigger a release via a REST api call to Release Management.  In this post I will share the script and build definition I used to trigger the release and how to use th... [More]