The Windows Sys Internals website has a number of other useful utilities for network management, security, system information and more.
Web Essentials extends Visual Studio with a lot of new features that web developers have been missing for many years.
I'm not sure why there were that many folders and moreover, wasn't sure what Visual Studio was doing with them, but after I zipped those folders up and moved them somewhere else, Visual Studio's performance improved tremendously. All of the Share Point components that are deployed to the add-in web are contained in Web-scoped Features in the add-in package.For that reason, updating these components is a matter of updating one or more of the Features.You probably know what Web Forms is, but you have never actually worked on a large scale Web Forms project. You open up that solution file on your first day and it hits you: BOOM! You can tell you are dealing with a Web Site Project by selecting the project and checking if a WEBSITE menu item appears on the Visual Studio menu.You’re now leading a team working on a big old messy Web Forms project. If so, I would strongly recommend you convert to a Web Application Project before proceeding to the next step. Right click on the Web Application project and click on Properties. This is traditionally a step that was very manual and rather clumsy (see here and here). Right click on the Web Application Project and select Manage Nuget Packages. Alternatively, open the Package Manager Console and enter the following command: In previous versions of Visual Studio, you needed to add a special Project Type GUID to the project file before Visual Studio would allow you to add MVC Controllers and Areas to the project.