Speaking at DevDays 2010 in The Netherlands and TechDays in Belgium – Visual Studio Tips

Update:  You can watch the video of my TechDays Belgium presentation at http://www.microsoft.com/belux/techdays/2010/videos.aspx . Just search for "Sara Ford" as the speaker. Update: I’ve updated the Visual Studio Tips Advance section for today’s talk. Cheers! I’m speaking this week in the Hague, in The Netherlands at DevDays 2010. I’m giving several talks on Visual Studio…


Visual Studio Tip of the Day Start Page – Extension #3

I have waited 6 years to write this blog post. We did it Sean! We did it! =D Get Visual Studio Tips Delivered Straight to your Start Page! The Visual Studio Tip of the Day Start Page is an extension that allows you to get the latest Visual Studio 2010 Tips inside your IDE. For…


Image Insertion – Extension #2

Speaks a thousand words with images! The image insertion tool allows you to drag and drop images directly into your code, as shown below with an image of a UML diagram. Or, you could include your UI mockups to live literally alongside your code. But the real reason I am including this extension is to…


Visual Studio Color Theme Editor – Extension #01

The Visual Studio Color Theme Editor provides you with a central location to control all your IDE colors. No more having to painfully edit each individual Fonts and Colors under Tools Options. Personally, this extension rocks because it was the very first extension I ever wanted when I joined the VS team back in 2001….


Introducing the Visual Studio Extension of the week

Go over to the Visual Studio Gallery, and you’ll find almost 500 extensions available for Visual Studio 2010 RC. That’s a lot of extensions to look through and the product isn’t even officially out yet! Visual Studio Extension of the Week I am very curious to see how people are extending the Editor and the…


How to install Visual Studio Extensions

Installing Visual Studio extensions is really quite simple. Install via Extension Manager This is the most straight forward way to install an extension. Go to Tools – Extension Manager, then within the Search Online Gallery text box, search for the Extensions name. When the extensions is found, simply press Download. You’ll see the following message…


Video of My Last Iteration Planning Meeting with CodePlex

Right before I left CodePlex, I filmed my last Iteration Planning Meeting with the team to give you a bird’s eye view into the day in the life of an Agile Program Manager. I did this because last year at the MVP 09 Summit, I invited MVPs to sit in on our IPM. They said…


My First Week as a Developer Evangelist

I thought it would be fun to share what it was like my first week making the transition from Redmond to Silicon Valley in my new role. And more importantly, I thought it would be fun to explain publicly to my uncle back in Mississippi that my job isn’t to pray for the developers of…