Using Guidance Explorer from Outlook

It looks like Alik Levin has some helpful posts on using Guidance Explorer from Outlook: Customize Guidance Explorer Inside Outlook 2007 – Find Tech Gold Nuggets Instantly – how to configure Outlook for easier searches using built-in functionality. Consume patterns&practices Guidance Explorer Via RSS Using Outlook 2007 – how to set up RSS feeds inside…

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How To Use Guidance Explorer to do a Security Code Inspection

One of the key experiences you get with Guidance Explorer (GE) is support for manual security inspections.   We call them inspections versus reviews because we inspect against specific criteria.   We supply you with a starter set of inspection questions, but you can tailor them or add your own.  Security Code InspectionWe use three distinct types of inspections:  design, code and…

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How To Build Your Own Guide with Guidance Explorer

You can build your own guide using Guidance Explorer.  Guidance Explorer is a front-end browser optimized for our patterns & practices guidance store.  Here’s some of the usage scenarios: Build a guide of your favorite patterns & practices items. Build a custom set of guidelines for your team. Build a custom checklist for a security…

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New Video: How To – Personalize Team System Guidance with Guidance Explorer

If you are a hunter and gatherer of guidance, you’ll want Guidance Explorer.  Watch Video: How To – Personalize Team System Guidance with Guidance Explorer to see how you can use Guidance Explorer to build a custom collection of guidance from our Visual Studio Team System Guidance project.  If you haven’t used Guidance Explorer before, or it’s been a…

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Building a Custom Set of Guidance with Guidance Explorer

Today I was reminded of the powerful scenario for building a custom set of guidance on the fly using Guidance Explorer.  One of the scenarios for Guidance Explorer that’s probably not well known, is the ability to generate MS Word documents.  You can also save to HTML or export to XML.  The idea was that you…

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Guidance 2.0

Imagine what a Guidance 2.0 world might be like … browse tag clouds of reusable “architecture nuggets” subscribe to “guidance feeds” that give you the latest practices and recommendations share your “guidance” playlists with friends (share your favorite collections of how tos, guidelines, checklists) build guidance mashups from your favorite trusted sources of information rate…

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24 ASP.NET 2.0 Security FAQs Added to Guidance Explorer

We published 24 ASP.NET 2.0 Security FAQs now in Guidance Explorer.  You’ll find them under the patterns & practices library node.  We pushed the FAQs into Guidance Explorer because one of our consultants in the field, Alik, is busy building out a customer’s security knowledge base using Guidance Explorer. Don’t let the FAQ name fool you. …

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Guidance Explorer as Your Personal Guidance Store

Although Guidance Explorer (GE for short) was designed to showcase patterns & practices guidance, you can use it to create your own personal knowledge base.  It’s a simple authoring environment, much like an offline blog.  The usage scenario is you create and store guidance items in “My Library”. While using GE for day to day…

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844 Guidance Items in Guidance Explorer

It’s not 9 new guidelines, it’s actually 70.  It looks like my Guidance Explorer wasn’t done synching when I wrote my previous post. Prashant sent me a quick note.  Here is the complete status for Dec and Jan Dec – 33 Guidelines items (.NET 2.0) Jan – 37 Guidelines items (ADO.NET 2.0)   Total Items…

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