How to fix “The operation could not be completed” error adding references to Visual Studio 2017

The Issue Using Visual Studio 2017 and attempting to add a reference to a project you receive an error stating “The operation could not be completed”. The Solution It seems that to bring up the Add Reference dialog in Visual Studio 2017 the Microsoft.VisualStudio.Shell.Interop.11.0.dll needs to be regsitered in the GAC. You can follow these... Continue Reading →

Fix SharePoint Performance Issue with ‘Open in Explorer’ & opening non-Office File Types

I was recently working with documents stored in SharePoint (Office 365 to be exact) and was seeing poor performance when trying to open file types with applications other than Office. At first I just put it down to a slow connection to Office 365, but I quickly realised that accessing files from Office 365 via... Continue Reading →

How to fix issue with opening Visual Studio solution from tfspreview.com by moving it to visualstudio.com

This problem arises if you were using Team Foundation Services (TFS) Online while it was still in preview. You will be accessing TFS on a URL such as: https://mycompany.tfspreview.com A recent change has been made to TFS Online that prevents you opening solutions using this URL. When you try to open an existing solution (that... Continue Reading →

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