Visual Studio Settings in the Cloud is the star feature of the Q3 2012 release of JustCode, and it appears that Microsoft has taken notice. The Microsoft Visual Studio Core IDE Team kicked off the New Year with a survey to gain community input on a feature called "roaming settings".
One issue we encountered while developing VS Settings in the Cloud is determining what settings JustCode should synchronize between machines. There are definitely options most users would not like to synchronize. For example, a user may not have access to the workplace TFS server while on the road with a laptop. In the end, we decided to give users the option to select settings to synchronize.
The Visual Studio team is asking users to give them feedback on “what settings, if any, you would like [Visual Studio] to roam and what settings [Visual Studio] shouldn't roam” to help in their investigation of roaming settings.
They may be developing the same feature you already get with JustCode, but why not take the time to answer their survey. Improving Visual Studio’s settings system is good for everyone, and we can do even more with JustCode using an enhanced platform.
Chris Eargle is a Microsoft C# MVP with over a decade of experience designing and developing enterprise applications, and he runs the local .NET User Group: the Columbia Enterprise Developers Guild. He is a frequent guest of conferences and community events promoting best practices and new technologies. Chris is a native Carolinian; his family settled the Dutch Form region of South Carolina in 1752. He currently resides in Columbia with his wife, Binyue, his dog, Laika, and his three cats: Meeko, Tigger, and Sookie. Amazingly, they all get along... except for Meeko, who is by no means meek.
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