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You will need a ticket and signed release form to be admitted into the session, for only this one session, “Russ’ Tool Shed Presents – It’s All About The Tools TV Show – Episode 3”… at the Pensacola SQL Saturday . You will find the ticket attached to the release form in the bag given out at check-in. The ticket and form will be in 160 of the bags. We will have a max seating capacity of 45. So, what we will do is like southwest airlines. Your ticket will have a number on it. If you do not see a ticket and release form in your bag your ticket number will be 161. We will start admitting attendees with ticket numbers 1 thru 10, then 10 thru 20, etc when the doors open at 12:45pm sharp until we have 45 five attendees in the room. So, it is possible you could get in even with a ticket number as high as 80 for example, if we have 35 no shows. This way seems to be the fairest. Kind of a lottery system. Session starts at 1:00 sharp and goes until 2:30 with doors opening at 12:45 in the auditorium in the  Planetarium Building, building number 21. It will last for 90 minutes. We will have edit points about every 5 to 10 minutes and if someone leaves we will allow an entry to replace. To summarize…

Ticket and a signed release form are needed for entry to the TV Live Studio Audience

Russ’ Tool Shed presents…

“It’s All About The Tools TV Show ”

SWAG! Live studio TV Audience!

Host Russ Fustino, Co-Host Stan Schultes, guest speaker Microsoft MVP Jessica Moss.

Auditorium - 1:00 sharp to 2:30

Doors open: 12:45—bring signed release & First 45 admitted in order of Ticket #


Expression 3.0 Blend SketchFlow, By Russ

Live ID, by Russ

IE8 Dev Tools, By Stan

Live Writer, By Stan

SSIS Data Profiling, by Jessica

and if time VS Debugging tips and tricks and a VS add-in from Codeplex to manage your code snippets

This is an all volunteer effort! Thanks to all who have contributed including a special thanks to Karla Remail. Here is the content we will be covering in this TV Show episode…

Finding the right tool to solve these common developer challenges…

clip_image001 Finding a XAML Editor and prototyping tool for great design of your web page

clip_image001[1] Need authentication on the web?

clip_image001[2] Some of the pages on my web site load really slowly - how do I figure out what's going on?

clip_image001[3] My browser-based blog posting tools are clunky or difficult to use - there's got to be an easier way!

clip_image001[4] Have you ever eyeballed every record in your table to find an abnormality? In every table?

And if time:

clip_image001[5] Why is this application not working?

clip_image001[6] VS Snippets, snippets, snippets, how do I organize them?

Here is the write-up on the TV show format … I should have Episode 3 edited and posted in a couple of weeks and up on Channel 9 at http://channel9.msdn.com/toolshed . This landing page will also have URLs for TV Show resource links and source code. Check out Episodes One and Two at:



TV Show Episode Abstract

Did you ever feel inundated with developer tools? Did you ever feel you're missing something that could make your life easier as a developer and a power user? There are so many tools available to choose from and it keeps getting tougher to keep up with them. Tool familiarity continues to be one of the top developer challenges. This series of seminars is all about tools for developers, by developers. Join Microsoft Florida Developer Evangelist Russ Fustino & MVP Stan Schultes and others as they bring you demos and discussion about their favorite developer tools. Each episode adheres to a basic structure which is slightly modified to create new and different scenarios from show to show. This structure is composed of the following elements:

· An introduction by Russ Fustino and MVP Stan Schultes and an agenda for what tools are going to be reviewed in the episode. Tool Shed Theme song, toss swag to audience…

· A reading of fan mail from the previous show

· An introduction to the guest speakers. This could be DE’s, MVP’s or RD’s or industry influential’s

· Each tool will be introduced with the following 5 bullet points and take 5 to 10 minutes to demo. It will be high level and fast paced… Live studio audience can ask questions

o What is it?

o Download Site:

o Example Problem(s) it solves:

o Installation Notes:

o Usage Notes:

· Community Update… what’s going on locally and nationally, including MSDN Events, MVP Program, RD Program, Code camps, User groups, INETA, community megaphone and code zone updates

· Next Episodes tools.

· Credits running side by side with closing interviews from the presenters and audience

This will be fun!!!!

Russ Fustino

Microsoft Developer Evangelist.