• Help Make Visual Studio Faster – David Berg highlights Visual Studio Perf Watson an extension which will gather information whenever your Visual Studio 2010 SP1 IDE becomes un-responsive. This data will then be fed back to Microsoft enabling them to fix those annoying freezes.
  • Project Version Updater – Greg Osborne shares a useful little command line utility ideal for CI build environments which will increment build numbers of your projects when run.



  • Agile Development and Testing Breakfast Briefings – Giles Davies highlights 4 technical breakfast briefings addressing Agile Development and Testing using the Microsoft ALM stack being held in Manchester, London, Dublin and Birmingham over the next two months.
  • HTML5 and friends on the 18 May 2011 – The ThoughtWorks Manchester GeekNight series of events continues on Wednesday 18th May with a session from Patrick Lauke on HTML5 and associated topics, looking at what there is, what is supported by browsers, and where these web standards are going.