Shake to Develop

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

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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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    VSTS OnRamp240 notes

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    Yesterday I had the pleasure of being the presenter for a Visual Studio Team System OnRamp240 partner event at the Microsoft office in Waltham, MA. We had a very good crowd who asked some fantastic questions. I promised to post here some useful links...
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    Visual Studio Team System - Future Releases

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    Looking for the product roadmaps for Orcas and Rosario? Well, look no further: Link to Visual Studio Team System - Future Releases Say what you will about the value of Software Assurance historically relative to some of the other Microsoft product lines...
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    Now available: Enterprise Library 3.0

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    I've been a huge fan of the Enterprise Library since its start as the Application Blocks. And now version 3.0 is released and ready for downloading. Congrats to the patterns & practices team, a group of individuals I hold in high regard. Tom Hollander...
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    Project Server Connector -- Live Webcast

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    [Edited to correct registration link.] Due to popular demand (plus some technical difficulties recording the last presentation) I am repeating my live webcast on Project Server Connector. Register here . This presentation will be demo-heavy and PowerPoint...
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    Expression Blend and Web coming to MSDN Premium!

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    I've certainly heard this question more than once when presenting to development teams: "why aren't Expression Web or Blend part of MSDN Premium?" Well, as of today, I will not have to answer that question anymore! I'm very excited to see that both Expression...
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    Personalize Team System Guidance with Guidance Explorer

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    If you are looking to create customized Visual Studio Team System Guidance, then you should absolutely take a peek at Guidance Explorer on Codeplex. Not only can you create your own, new guidance, you can pick-and-choose from over 1000 guidance nuggets...
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    Code Camp 7 Presentation

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    I've had several requests for the slides I presented at Code Camp 7 in Waltham on Saturday (March 31). You can find the most recent version of the deck deck in the list of Presentations on this blog (currently located on the right hand side of this page...
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    Offering: Secure Coding with VSTS

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    I am now offering a presentation entitled "Enabling a Secure Development Process with Visual Studio Team System". This presentation starts with an introduction to secure coding, describes a secure development methodology and concludes with a discussion...
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    Tools Make All the Difference

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    My name is Todd Mancini and I am a Developer Technology Specialist covering the northeast region (New England + upstate New York). In a nutshell, I teach people about the power and value of Microsoft's developer tools, and how these tools can be used...
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