NEW Government Developer website – LAUNCHED!

I am pleased to announce the launch of our new website that provides information and resources for developers that work either directly or indirectly for the U.S. Federal, State and local governments. The site can be accessed at: http://www.microsoft.com/industry/government/developer/default.aspx   -Nandita

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Announcing Visual Studio MythWeek!!

We are celebrating Visual Studio Myth Week from June 2-6.  Are you curious to find out what it is all about? Please stop by during/after the week at http://www.mythweek.com to learn more.  We hope you can join us. -Nandita

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Free Download: Updated Visual Studio 2005 tools for SharePoint Development

Microsoft has released version 1.1 of the Visual Studio Extensions for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0!  These are the tools that you use to build web parts, site definitions, etc.  I don’t find myself in Visual Studio 2005 as much these days, because I use Visual Studio 2008 as my primary development environment, but I thought…

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Free Download: ASP.NET and HTML Spell Checker add-on for Visual Studio 2005/2008

I just came upon a great little add-on for Visual Studio 2005/2008 by Mikhail Arkhipov.  It’s a spell checker for ASP.NET and HTML pages, meaning that it’s smart enough to ignore the script and focus on the text for spell checking.  I haven’t had a chance to use it yet, but I thought that I…

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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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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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Microsoft Public Sector Developer Conference – Tampa, FL – December 12, 2007

On behalf of Microsoft Corporation, I am pleased to invite you to the Public Sector Developer Conference in Tampa, FL to be held on December 12, 2007. Please read on for the agenda and details of the conference.   ACTION REQUESTED: Please register today as space is limited!!!   Conference Title: Microsoft Public Sector Developer…

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Microsoft Public Sector Developer Conference – Fort Lauderdale, FL – December 13, 2007

On behalf of Microsoft Corporation, I am pleased to invite you to the Public Sector Developer Conference in Fort Lauderdale, FL to be held on December 13, 2007. Please read on for the agenda and details of the conference.   ACTION REQUESTED: Please register today as space is limited!!!   Conference Title: Microsoft Public Sector…

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The Visual Studio "Tip of the day" RSS Feed

If you are like me, you have subscriptions to all kinds of RSS/Email Feeds, including (hopefully) the feed to this blog.  Some of the feeds are more useful than others, but rarely do I find one that will give me something useful everyday.  Then I found this little dandy of a feed: The Visual Studio…

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Free Training: Application Lifecycle Management with Visual Studio Team System

Where: Microsoft Corporation 5335 Wisconsin Avenue, NW Suite 500 Washington, DC  20015 When: November 28, 2007 (09:30 – 15:00 ) Registration Link: Click here Exclusive Invitation – Space is Limited – Register Now! Microsoft and Adventos invite you to join us for a day of technical sessions, featuring Visual Studio Team System and Team Foundation…

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