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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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    Do you like my job? Do you like NYC? Would you like to have both??

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    There’s an opening for a developer tools technical specialist in NYC. Want to be a chance to be part of one of the most successful developer tools field teams in the world? If ‘yes’, click the link below. Job Information Requisition number: 737673 Position...
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    Come Watch the PDC with Us, Win Stuff!

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    PDC10 has been sold out for awhile now, but you can still come to Microsoft and watch a live stream of PDC. Hang out with some Microsoft folks, get answers to your questions, maybe even grab some grub or win a prize! (Grub and prizes likely to very by...
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    Another Windows Phone 7 Development event

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    I know some of you were upset that you missed the WP7 Firestarter event in Waltham a few weeks ago (although there is a repeat in Farmington on Sept 30 ). Well, never fear, for we’ve got an even larger WP7 Developer Launch event coming to Cambridge, MA...
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    New TFS Power Tools–Sep 2010 edition

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    We indicated earlier this year that our intent was to have more regular releases of the TFS Power Tools. With the latest release, so far, so good! Lots of cool new features this time around, especially an all new backup/restore wizard in the admin console...
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    FIRESTARTER - Free Events to Ignite Your Skills

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    In case you were not aware, we’ve got some free Firestarter events coming to Waltham and several other cities. These are free, day-long technical training events covering topics such as Web, SharePoint, Windows Phone and Windows 7 development. I recently...
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    Testing Event coming to Cambridge (and other places, too)

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    Interested in learning more about Microsoft’s new software testing tools? And I’m not just talkin’ about a little bit of testing, I’m talkin’ about the entire testing lifecycle – the full testing experience . Well Microsoft has teamed up with out good...
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    Potential Issue When Upgrading to TFS 2010

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    In case you missed it, there is a potential issue when you perform an upgrade from a prior version of TFS to TFS 2010: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/bharry/archive/2010/06/25/tfs-2010-upgrade-issue.aspx . Please read Brian’s blog posting and follow the instructions...
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    The Ultimate Event – The Ultimate Slides

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    As promised, I have uploaded the slides from The Ultimate Event. These are being hosted on SkyDrive. I know, I know – some of you cannot reach SkyDrive from your corporate networks. Tell you IT folks to lighten up a bit… …or just wait ‘til you get...
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    The Ultimate Event – Rochester and Farmington

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    A huge thank you to everyone who attended our first two Ultimate Events in Rochester, NY (well, Pittsford) and Farmington, CT. As these were the first, things where not 100% perfect, but I think for the most part everyone had a good time and had a chance...
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    “Code Mastery” Event Coming to Waltham

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    Our good friends from Magenic will be hosting a 2-track Code Mastery event in our Waltham office on February 11. This will include a presentation by Rocky Lhotka ! If you know Rocky, I’m sure you’ll be clearing your calendar. If you don’t know him, come...
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    Where to find my VS2010 slide decks

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    If you’ve attended any of my recent overviews on Visual Studio 2010 or .NET 4 and would like a copy of the slide decks, I have started to post all of them here . Feel free to download a copy.
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    “Realizing SharePoint as a Development Platform” Recap

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    Thanks to everyone who attended our day-long ‘mini-conference’ on “Realizing SharePoint as a Development Platform” in Waltham yesterday. It was great to see everyone, and I hope you feel you got a good mix of overview and deep-dive demos. As promised...
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    Solving a Major Piece of the Cross-Platform ALM Puzzle

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    If you and I have ever talked about cross-platform support for ALM functions (version control, requirements management, bug tracking, reporting, etc.), without question I brought Teamprise to your attention. Teamprise extends the capabilities of Team...
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    Another Day, Another Blog

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    Although I’d hate to give you to stop reading this blog (and, let’s face it, at about 10-15 posting per year, it’s not hard to stay current with my blog…), here’s a new blog that may prove to be very useful: the official Visual Studio Blog . Not much...
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    The Channel 9 Learning Center

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    In case you missed it, among the sea of announcements this week, we’ve recently opened the Channel 9 Learning Center . Personally, I love Channel 9 because you get to go face-to-face with the real Microsoft developers behind all of our great products...
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    Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4 Beta 2 Now Available

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    Soma blogged about it here: http://blogs.msdn.com/somasegar/archive/2009/10/19/announcing-visual-studio-2010-and-net-fx-4-beta-2.aspx Brian Harry blogged about it here: http://blogs.msdn.com/bharry/archive/2009/10/19/vs-2010-beta-2-is-now-available-for...
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    Learn New Stuff about Visual Studio 2010 and MSDN

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    You like to learn new stuff, right? Especially if it’s about Visual Studio, right? (Why else would you read this blog?) Here are three (!) chances to learn new stuff – a great webcast jointly presented by Microsoft and Notion Solutions. The abstract below...
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    Todd’s Useful TFS Links

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    Here are a bunch of links that I routine share with folks; I’ll update this post as I discover other worthy links. The Team System Home Page Visual Studio Team System Installation TFS 2008 Installation Guide (download) Troubleshooting Team Foundation...
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    What?! Another free event???!?

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    The economy may be down, but your access to free training has never been greater!  Once again, our good friends at Tallan are coming to town (Waltham, MA) for another one of their ALM events.  This time around it’s Adopting ALM with Visual Studio...
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    ALM with VSTS/TFS Workshop – More Free Goodness

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    Showing a little love to our friends in Connecticut – Tallan is holding a complimentary full-day workshop entitled “Adopting ALM with Visual Studio Team System and Team Foundation Server” on February 26th at Microsoft’s Farmington office.  Tallan...
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    Fantastic Scrum with Team Foundation Server Event! Free!

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    I’m very excited to announce that we’ll be hosting a free Scrum and Team Foundation Server event in our Waltham office on March 6th.  Dynamics Research Corporation , a leader in Scrum training, has put the event together and I personally think the...
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    Boston MSDN DevCon Just Got Better

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    Although you hardly needed another reason to attend the MSDN Developer Conference (MDC) in Boston on Jan. 22nd, seeing how I’m one of the speakers, but now we’ve got late-breaking news that Roger Sessions of www.objectwatch.com fame will be participating...
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    Branching Guidance, Take 2

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    I have personally recommended to nearly anyone with whom I discussed Team Foundation Server the value of reading the Branching Guidance whitepaper published on codeplex.com. Well, I can no longer make that recommendation…because there is a newer guide...
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    Brian the Build Bunny - Martin Woodward

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    I’m not sure how I missed this one when it came out several months back.  But, man, we should include one of these in every box of TFS! Brian the Build Bunny - Martin Woodward
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    Data Dude : Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition GDR - RTM

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    In case you missed it, Gert sent word last week that the newest version of the Visual Studio Database Edition has been released.  I’ve been talking to you a lot about this release and you’ve been patiently waiting for it to be delivered.  Wait...
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