Check out the Powertoys Weblog! (You can never have enough tools)


Almost a year ago we launched a static Powertoys page on gotdotnet.  Today that page is no longer static!  We’re now feeding http://www.gotdotnet.com/team/ide with live content from the new Powertoys weblog. Overtime this site will become a categorized directory of add-ins, macros, packages, and general tools that make development easier. We’ll also be pulling this content into the Extensibility dev center.  If you have a tool you’d like to see in the directory send mail to vspower@microsoft.com and we’ll work to get it listed. 


I was originally just going to create a bunch of new categories off of my blog for this, but then realized I could be more effective opening up the posting opportunities to members of the Visual Studio team so they can all share the tools they know about! So the new blog was born.  I just sent out instructions, the password, and the offer of free Latte for posts to a bunch of people internally so we’ll see what happens. 


Yes, eventually I hope to have a site live where anyone can submit their own content, but you have to walk before you run.  Enjoy! – josh

Comments (8)

  1. steven vore says:

    Hoo-Rah! Way to go there, Josh.

  2. jledgard says:

    Thanks. I’m hoping we can build a good directory. Things are a little sparse for now.

    josh

  3. Forever Geek says:

    While there isn’t much there yet, there is now a blog for Visual Studio .NET PowerToys. The utilities that are currently posted look very interesting – a better .NET resource editor, a new tool window containing a filterable list of…

  4. I was going to suggest adding my VSFileFinder add-in to the list but it was already there. You deserve a free Latte for your fast work. I am impressed!

  5. jledgard says:

    No problem. I actually felt bad since I asked you so long ago if I could list it. It took me a while to figure out how I could make it easier for myself moving forward to list others as well.

  6. Almost a year ago we launched a static Powertoys page on gotdotnet.  Today that page is no longer static!  We’re now feeding http://www.gotdotnet.com/team/ide with live content from the new Powertoys weblog. Overtime this site will become a categorized directory of…