Free Download: Power Tools for Visual Studio Team Foundation Server

The Visual Studio Team Foundation Server Team has released a set of "Power Tools" for you downloading-pleasure and the best part, is they are free!  Here’s what’s in the Power Tool Set: Command line tool (TFPT.EXE) Team Explorer IDE menu additions Build Notification tool TFS Best Practices Analyzer Process Template Editor Work Item Templates Custom…

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FREE E-LEARNING: What’s New in Microsoft SQL Server 2008

While catching up on 2 months worth of email & blogs I came across this free e-learning.  If you go to the SQL Server 2008 – Learning Portal you will find a link to Collection 6187: What’s New in Microsoft SQL Server 2008 which is a collection of the following three e-learnings:   Clinic 6188:…

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Virtual Earth Map Control now supports KML!!!

Databinding to KML has to be one of the top requested features I hear when I speak to people about VE.  The good news is that I can now tell people YES when they ask about it!!!  The VE team released a Quick Fix Engineering (QFE) update to Virtual Earth that included some enhancements to…

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How to Videos: Robotics and .NET Fundamentals

Dan Waters released via his blog (click here to see his blog and original link) a series of introductory How to Videos for students and enthusiast who want to learn how to program with Robotics Studio. Here’s the index and descriptions of the videos: You can view supporting material here. Here is a brief index…

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Get a Free Copy of Software Engineering with Microsoft Visual Studio Team System by Sam Guckenheimer

Offer good while supplies last, so don’t dawdle.  This is a great resource that explains the design philosophy behind VSTS.    http://www.microsoft.com/click/usapo/usdev/meet-milestones/default.mspx The link to the book offer is at the end of the second paragraph.  This is a must read book.  Take advantage of this offer! Jeff Ogorek – Federal Developer Solution Specialist

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Free Download: Microsoft Guide to Team Development with Team Foundation Server

Get it while it’s hot and FREE!  The Microsoft Patterns and Practices Team has released a downloadable (PDF) book on how Microsoft recommends (suggest might be a better word) that organizations incrementally adopt Team Foundation Server.   Here’s the PDF Download Link: Click here to access the PDF download Here’s the chapter breakout: (To see the…

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Microsoft Public Sector Developer Conference – San Diego, CA – February 7, 2008

On behalf of Microsoft, I invite you to the Public Sector Developer conference in San Diego, CA on February 6, 2008. Please read on for agenda and registration information   ACTION REQUESTED: Please register today as space is limited!!    Conference Title   Microsoft Public Sector Developer Conference   Venue Microsoft San Diego Office9255 Towne Center…

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Microsoft Public Sector Developer Conference – Los Angeles, CA – February 6, 2008

On behalf of Microsoft, I invite you to the Public Sector Developer conference in Los Angeles, CA on February 6, 2008. Please read on for agenda and registration information   ACTION REQUESTED: Please register today as space is limited!!    Conference Title  Microsoft Public Sector Developer Conference   Venue Microsoft Los Angeles Office333 S. Grand Ave. Los…

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Microsoft Public Sector Developer Conference – Olympia, WA – January 17, 2008

  On behalf of Microsoft, I invite you to the Public Sector Developer conference in Olympia, WA on January 17, 2008. Please read on for agenda and registration information   ACTION REQUESTED: Please register today as space is limited!!    Conference Title  Microsoft Public Sector Developer Conference   Venue DSHS Headquarters, (OB2), auditorium1115 Washington St. SE,…

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How to: Creating Code Snippets for Visual Studio 2005/2008

Code Snippets was one of my favorite "new features" in Visual Studio 2005 and has continued to be in Visual Studio 2008.  If you’ve never used them, what they are (simple explanation) is a macro-capability built into the Visual Studio IDE.  They allow you to type single/multiple key strokes to define blocks of code.  So…

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