Shake to Develop

Todd Mancini's discussions about Microsoft developer tools (especially Visual Studio).

February, 2008

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About Shake to Develop

My name is Todd Mancini and I am a Developer Technology Specialist for Microsoft serving the northeast USA (New England + upstate New York).  I am a member of the Developer and Platform Evangelism (DPE) team and it's my job to educate our customers on the suite of Microsoft development tools.  My primary focus is educating development teams to be successful -- generally with the aid of Visual Studio, of course!

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    Do you find the WPF Editor to be too fuzzy?

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    Several years ago, Microsoft introduced ClearType . I've generally been a big fan of ClearType since it's introduction. However, if you are visually impaired, have high color sensitivity, are not using an LCD monitor, or just don't like the 'feel' of...
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    Having proxy problems with a web test in Visual Studio 2008?

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    One of the features of a Visual Studio web test (in the Tester edition or in Team Suite) is to specify the outbound proxy server. You may have even successfully used this feature in VS2005. If you upgraded to VS2008, you may have found that these tests...
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    VS2008 'Get Ready' Event Presentations

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    [EDIT: I've finally replaced my pptx presentations with ppt versions.] Phew! I'm still mentally exhausted from our Visual Studio 2008 Get Ready that we had in Waltham yesterday. I plan on posting my thoughts on the event soon. All in all, I think it was...
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    All New MSDN Event Page

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    One of the things I love about my job is the fact that my team has a mission to continuously make it easier for you to connect with us and be aware of the multitude of resources at your disposal. In particular, we have a lot of events. A real lot of events...
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    My Presentations Now Available in PPT Format

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    I know some of you prefer the PPT format over PPTX. I have updated my presentations to be available in PPT format. However, due to a disk-space limitation that I am currently facing, I had to remove the PPTX files...oh well, you can't win 'em all. If...
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