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  • Blog Post: Strong free one two combination for creating localized applications

    So you started your application and now realize you've hardcoded strings and you need to start offering localized version. There are two freely available tools you can use to help with this transition. Step One: Remove hardcoded strings and put them in resource files. Our team released the 1.0 version...
  • Blog Post: Refactor String Resources to Resx Files in Vb.Net and C#

    Last week our team released the 1.0 beta of a new refactoring menu option for Visual Studio 2005. Bertan, the developer, has the details on his blog . The Resource Refactoring Tool provides developers an easy way to extract hard coded strings from the code to resource files. We have finished working...
  • Blog Post: Creating a simple multi-install package for your customers

    If you've downloaded something like the "Google Pack" in the past and wanted something like that for your companies products. Something that, with a small footprint, lets users pick and choose a suite of components to install, downloads the requested components on request, and installs them all in one...
  • Blog Post: VSCmdShell 1.1 Released to Codeplex

    To catch everyone up... The VSCmdShell provides users with a shell window inside the Visual Studio IDE that can be used for Visual Studio commands as well. Current version allows user to use either Windows Command Shell (cmd.exe) or Windows PowerShell . Well, last month we shipped a 1.0 version for VS2005...
  • Blog Post: John D'Addamio's blog : Power Toys and code coverage

    John is the lone SDET on the developer solutions team. He's fairly outnumbered by his developer and PM counterparts so, he spends a good amount of his time working on ways to automate and increase the amount of testing provided by unit tests and the other members of the team. Oh, and now he's blogging...
  • Blog Post: Help us find VSCmdShell Bugs

    Our team is going to release a 1.1 update of the VSCmdShell tool window for Visual Studio and we are spending the day looking for bugs. Because the project is public you can participate as well. Head on over to the codeplex site http://www.codeplex.com/WorkItem/List.aspx?ProjectName=VSCmdShell sign in...
  • Blog Post: Developer Solutions Sprint 6: BPA Tool, 1.1 Releases, & The Developer Power Pack

    Today the Developer Solutions team has begun its 6 th five week sprint. Sprint 5 saw the release of the VSCmdShell tool & an Alpha of our Best Practices Analyzer for ASP.Net 2.0 . There was buy-off to begin working with CSS on a detailed plan for a CSS involvement in released product communities...
  • Blog Post: Next Prototype Tool: Resource Refactoring

    Bertan recently blogged about his next project. Feel free to leave him feedback. I saw the demo and it's a slick feature. Unfortunately not much dev work is going to get done in the meantime... he's out for four weeks on vacation to get married and enjoy a honeymoon... and when he gets back his office...
  • Blog Post: Know & love your big picture

    This is a question that just about every PM at Microsoft has to answer frequently. "What's your big picture?" or "How does this fit into the big picture?" Our culture is one of visualization and we love our grand views. (Hidden pun most certainly intended... sometimes we love our big pictures a bit too...
  • Blog Post: Solutions Developer Bertan Blogs

    I don't think I'd yet linked to another member of our team that now has a blog. Bertan is blogging as well. ( http://blogs.msdn.com/bertan/) He's a developer working on the Power Toys. Currently he's working on an update to the VSCmdShell project & a "Resource Refactoring Tool". I've also udpated...
  • Blog Post: ASP.NET Best Practice Tool Alpha Released

    Last week our team published a binary Alpha of an upcoming Power Toy for Visual Studio. Try it out and let us know what you think. Via Joe Announcing the Best Practice Analyzer for ASP.Net! It’s currently just an alpha preview version—a shell of the application we hope to turn it into, but it should...
  • Blog Post: Questions about the Developer Solutions Team

    Here is my reply to a mail that I can post publicly. The mail was from a team in another organization that had some questions about how our team is working. I saw the recent announcement about the v1.0 Power Toys and that generated some questions from my team that you could probably answer. I like...
  • Blog Post: Good Comments on Source Code Release Best Practices

    I asked for feedback on keys to successful source releases and it’s started to trickle in. I figured I’d post what we’ve heard so far. Will says that communication is key : “Along the lines of your "Experts" point - it might be taken for granted, but I think an easy method...
  • Blog Post: What makes for successful source code releases?

    We’re preparing to release the source code to the latest Power Toys for Visual Studio and the question has come up a few times. What makes for successful source code releases? Specifically… what makes for successful releases if you’d like to encourage community driven development rather than simply tossing...
  • Blog Post: Mickey Gousset on why you should join the Developer Solutions team

    Previously on scooblog…. I asked why somone should work on the Developer Solutions team (we’re hiring for dev and pm). Mickey from www.teamsystemrocks.com provided a great answer… Now remember, this is all from my perspective, but for me, I would push how much of an impact what you are working...
  • Blog Post: Why would you choose the Developer Solutions team?

    Why would you choose to work for the Developer Solutions? See, we're currently hiring Devs, a Dev lead, and PMs and I'm sometimes put into situations where I have to sell our team to great canidates over other positions. Here's a video that gives you a little clue about what we're doing . Heres...
  • Blog Post: See cool tools on Channel9; Meet the people you could be working with!

    A great deal of job satisfaction comes from ones like of the folks they work with. Check out the sprint retrospective we shot 6 weeks ago for Channel9 . If the job content sounds like an interest match and you'd like to subject yourself to working with our crew feel free to drop me a line. Of course...
  • Blog Post: Bumped by Bill on Channel9

    It's hard to get on Channel9 lately. They've certainly come a long way from the days of begging and hard networking for content and interviews. We filmed a video of our Scrum retrospective for Developer Solutions with demo's of the first three tools we've built. We've about to have our second retrospective...
  • Blog Post: Changed my recent posts to recent team posts

    I realized that the Developer Solutions team is filled with bloggers. Only our dev lead and tester don't have blogs today. I felt that my recent posts list would be a good way to help promote the other folks on the team so I've tried to be a little less selfish with my little bit of internet real-estate...
  • Blog Post: Developer Solutions Sister Team Led by Shawn Burk

    Shawn and I met a while back. He’s forming what I’d consider a “sister team” to our “developer solutions” team. Its cool for developers because now there will be two teams doing full time dogfooding building you great stuff. We’ll be doing it to build cool tools...
  • Blog Post: A tool by any other name...

    What's the difference between "Developer Aftermarket Community Solutions", Powertoys, Power Toys, Developer Powertoys, or "Power Toys for Visual Studio? Does it matter? I'm under the beleif that as long as we consistenty ship cool, useful stuff that people will link to the tools we publish and we...
  • Blog Post: We haven't even released the source code yet

    And already people are doing neat things with MSbee. Check out this Testdriven.Net integration with MSbee that allows you to specify which runtime you want to run your tests under for a project. Can't wait to see what people do when we release the source.
  • Blog Post: Customer Love for the TFS Admin Tool

    Via http://spaces.msn.com/wesmacdonald/Blog/cns!25108A9ADA96C9D7!141.entry I was saved today. After configuring users in Team System using three different interfaces, I thought there must be a better way since I could not believe that it could normal to add a user/group to TFS, then SQL Reporting...
  • Blog Post: NDoc Just Playing Possum; Kevin confirms 2.0 version in the works

    Kevin Downs paid my blog a visit yesterday to let everyone know that a new version of NDoc is in the works. Apparently he has also been receiving help from MS employees who deserve kudos for giving him some much needed information. This makes me think that maybe the best thing we could do for non...
  • Blog Post: A little Buzz about the Power Toys we Released

    Yesterday I talked about the 1st batch of Power Toys released by the Developer Solutions team. I also did some searching for feedback. Here's the news I've found so far. I'm hoping we'll get some more after we put up the Channel9 video and get real homepages up. No need for Visual Studio 2003 anymore...
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