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  • Blog Post: Internet Explorer 9 Developer Tools Deep Dive – Part 5: Network Performance and Debugging

    This post completes a series on the F12 Developer Tools included with Internet Explorer (since version 8) to help you improve your websites with tools to review content, diagnose issues, improve performance, and more: Part 1 – Introduction Part 2 – Working with HTML and CSS Part 3 – Debugging JavaScript...
  • Blog Post: Internet Explorer 9 Developer Tools Deep Dive – Part 4: Profiling JavaScript

    This continues a series of posts on the F12 Developer Tools included with Internet Explorer (since version 8) to help you improve your websites with tools to review content, diagnose issues, improve performance, and more: Part 1 – Introduction Part 2 – Working with HTML and CSS Part 3 – Debugging JavaScript...
  • Blog Post: Internet Explorer 9 Developer Tools Deep Dive – Part 3: Debugging JavaScript

    This continues a series of posts on the F12 Developer Tools included with Internet Explorer (since version 8) to help you improve your websites with tools to review content, diagnose issues, improve performance, and more: Part 1 – Introduction Part 2 – Working with HTML and CSS Part 3 – Debugging JavaScript...
  • Blog Post: Internet Explorer 9 Developer Tools Deep Dive – Part 2: HTML & CSS

    This continues a series of posts on the F12 Developer Tools included with Internet Explorer (since version 8) to help you improve your websites with tools to review content, diagnose issues, improve performance, and more: Part 1 – Introduction Part 2 – Working with HTML and CSS Part 3 – Debugging JavaScript...
  • Blog Post: Internet Explorer 9 Developer Tools Deep Dive – Part 1: Introduction

    In this series, we’ll take a detailed look at the Developer Tools included in Internet Explorer .  They can be used to inspect page structure, improve design, debug scripts, optimize page and network performance, and much more. Part 1 – Introduction Part 2 – Working with HTML and CSS Part 3 – Debugging...
  • Blog Post: HTML5, CSS3, and More with Expression Web 4 SP1

    If you’re designing for the web (especially with HTML5 and CSS3), take a look at Expression Web 4 , a design-focused environment for HTML, CSS, validation, SEO, and more.  See “ Top 10 Features ” for an introduction. Expression Web 4 Service Pack 1 has just been released, adding a bunch of new features...
  • Blog Post: A Guide to What’s New for Web Developers – WebMatrix, ASP.NET MVC 3, and More

    Last week, a set of new technologies was released: WebMatrix 1.0 , ASP.NET MVC 3 , IIS 7.5 Express , SQL Server Compact 4.0 , Orchard , Web Deploy 2.0, Web Farm Framework 2.0 , and NuGet .  I’ll briefly introduce each release in this post, but here are some overviews I’d recommend: Blog post: Scott...
  • Blog Post: Introduction to WebMatrix Beta – A New, Free Tool for Website Development

    What is WebMatrix? WebMatrix is a free tool that features a complete stack (web server, database, programming) for web development. It’s lightweight, installs quickly, and has been designed to make things easy. Building a Site Want to build your site using an open source application like a blog engine...
  • Blog Post: Free SEO Toolkit for Search Engine Optimization on IIS

      There’s now a free SEO (Search Engine Optimization) Toolkit that easy to install (via the Web Platform Installer or directly) and use with IIS to analyze your website.  It offers reports to help you make your site more search engine friendly, helping to increasing traffic (and helping to...
  • Blog Post: A Guide to the Internet Explorer 8 Developer Tools

    This is a follow up post for a talk I recently gave at the The Ajax Experience conference in Boston about using the developer tools included with Internet Explorer 8. Want to see the tools in action?   I have a screencast on Internet Explorer 8 from a dev perspective on Channel 9. I also cover new...
  • Blog Post: Free Antivirus Protection with Microsoft Security Essentials

    A short and simple post…  Need antivirus and antimalware protection?  Want it for free?  Then download Microsoft Security Essentials now: Microsoft Security Essentials provides real-time protection for your home PC that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software. Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Roundup of 11 Recent Microsoft Technology Releases

    There have been quite a few developer and technology releases in the past couple of weeks, so in case you’ve missed any, I’ve collected pointers to 11 of them in this post: Internet Explorer 8 Release Candidate 1 (RC1) IE Team Post Release Notes ASP.NET MVC Release Candidate 1 (RC1) Many new improvements...
  • Blog Post: Presentation Tip - Randomizing Giveaways

    A simple tip for those times when you have things to give away randomly to your audience and forgot your bag of dice...         Random.org ! This site features a Random Sequence Generator which is simple, but effective.  Just have your audience count off, enter...
  • Blog Post: Photosynth is Live - Take it for a Spin

    The Microsoft Live Labs project Photosynth has just gone live, letting you create your own synths.  What's a synth?  Consider taking a whole bunch of your pictures of a certain place, dropping them in Photosynth, and getting a 3D representation of the spatial relationships between those pictures...
  • Blog Post: Office 2007 Search Commands Add-On

    Prompted by recent feedback on a Roadshow visit, I set off to research a bit about the " Fluent " (ribbon-based) interface in Office 2007.  Though it surfaces more functionality to users, it can clearly take some time for those used to the menus of earlier Office versions to get up to...
  • Blog Post: Tips from My Technical Presentations

    My role involves spending a good deal of time with technical audiences. Recently, I've been getting reactions like this - "I enjoyed your presentation! I have an odd question - how did you zoom in like that?" or "How did you set those colors in Visual Studio?" So, I'm posting some tips so I can direct...
  • Blog Post: Presentation Zooming with ZoomIt

    After my Heroes Happen Here talk in Boston about web development with Visual Studio 2008, I got a few emails from people asking me how I was able to zoom in to areas of my screen during my demos. There's a handy and free utility, ZoomIt, originally a SysInternals utility, that's available on TechNet...
  • Blog Post: World of Warcraft Meets Visual Studio 2008

    In an bit of good timing for some holiday season downtime, Dan Fernandez has announced the first release of AddOn Studio for World of Warcraft on CodePlex. World of Wacraft supports user-generated utilities and interfaces, called AddOns. Now we can use Visual Studio to help create our own: AddOn Studio...
  • Blog Post: Office 2007 Document Inspector

    I have a new favorite feature in Office 2007. I often need to send documents to contacts, but I want to ensure there's no extra information tagging along for the ride (revision history, document properties, speaker notes in PowerPoint, etc.) You used to have to resort to macros or manual removal, but...
  • Blog Post: Reflector 5.0 Released

    Lutz Roeder posts word that he's released version 5.0 of his (free) Reflector tool. If you haven't heard of Reflector, it's truly one of the top 10 tools that every .NET developer must have. Adding to the already indispensable functionality of Reflector are a number of great add-ins that are available...
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