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  • Blog Post: MaxiVista: More than Just a Good Product Name

    So I've been trying out MaxiVista for a few weeks now and have some impressions that you may or may not consider a review. If you don't know... Maxivista is software that creates an additional monitor for your machine by using a second PC (or laptop) and making your primary PC think that it has a second...
  • Blog Post: BuildOne to Make Builds More Efficient

    Just got mail about this add-in. Looks like a good time saver if you work with large multi-project solutions that reference each other. "While developing a large product with VS .NET, I couldn't help but notice that as the Solution larger and larger, my compile time eventually reached 3 minutes (Yikes...
  • Blog Post: Free Visual Studio Partner Product DVD

    I should have covered this a long time ago, but I was reminded today by Brian that we offer a free VSIP partner product DVD . I can't tell from the site which ones are the full versions and which ones are only demos, but it doesn't cost much to find out. More Details: http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio...
  • Blog Post: MZ-Tools 4.0 the "all-in-one" add-in for VS .Net 2002 and 2003

    Via The Daily Grind " MZ-Tools 4.0 for Visual Studio .NET - I used MZ-Tools for VB6; it's a great set of add-ins. I hadn't realized that there was a version for VB .NET with such features as fast control name editing, some refactoring, private clipboards, autosave, an extensibility API, and much more...
  • Blog Post: PowerTrack 2004 for Project Management inside Visual Studio.NET

    Official Site: http://www.axosoft.com/products/powertrack.aspx Official Line: "This Must-Have Add-In for Visual Studio.NET 2002/2003 gives software developers the ability to track projects, defects and features without ever leaving the Visual Studio IDE. PowerTrack embeds itself into Visual Studio like...
  • Blog Post: Add-in Express: Make Office Add-in Development Easier

    This looks pretty cool - Josh Web Site: http://www.add-in-express.com Quick Description: " Add-in Express is completely based on the rapid application development paradigm, installs several .NET or VCL components, and adds to IDE several wizards. The wizards generate specific projects with a couple of...
  • Blog Post: Add all of Safari’s book Content to your Help in VS 2005

    The Quote: Safari’s Visual Studio Help Integration (VSHI) tool lets you search across Safari’s online repository of over 2000 technical titles to find exactly the example or code fragment you need to answer the question at hand. Best of all, these results are delivered to you from within Visual Studio...
  • Blog Post: FinalBuilder for Automated Software Builds Now

    Sure, in Whidbey you'll have the all powerfull MSbuild solution, but FinalBuilder looks like a pretty cool solution you can use today. Roy likes it . :-) From the Web Site: http://www.atozedsoftware.com/finalbuilder/ Software projects are inherently complex, and creating a build process process can be...
  • Blog Post: Visual Assist X from Whole Tomato Software

    People send me mail that asks "What about Visual Assist X?". This blog gets comments like "Tool X is nothing compared to the Whole Tomato stuff". In chats I've seen "Why don't you guys just buy the Whole Tomato stuff and ship it in the box?". I'll admit, they do some great work through our extensibility...
  • Blog Post: ReSharper: C# Refactoring and More Tool

    Even when Whidbey gives you refactoring you'll probably still want some of the other features that Resharper provides. Check it out. Josh [Via Paschal L ] When the Java world come to the .Net world, they produce something superb as Reshaper. ReSharper is an add-in for Visual Studio .NET 2003...
  • Blog Post: Free home edition of XMLSpy

    I'll admit, until recently I've heard a number of internal people remark on how great a tool XMLSpy was. I've never personally used it, but it does seem to have a following. Anyway, they now have a free home edition that should tide you over until VS 2005 comes out. :-) Josh [Via ISerializable ] ...
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