Wednesday, September 06, 2006

MSDN Chat with the TFS Team


I enjoyed the chat with the TFS team today.  I was able to get some feedback.  It appears everything I want is slated for a future release. ;-)

Anyway, Heynemann was good enough to post a transcript for those of you that missed it:


 Thursday, August 31, 2006

Scott Hanselman Updates His Tool List


Check out all the goodies Scott has for us here:

Ultimate Developer and Power Users Tool List for Windows

I first saw Scott present at TechEd05 in Orlando, and asked him about some of the apps he used in his presentation.  My productivity has been improved ever since.

While his list is impressive and very comprehensive, I would make one addition and one substitution.

First the substitution, I'm not a fan of VLC.  I've tried it a few times after recommendations like Scott's, but nothing beats Media Player Classic in my experience.  Pair this lightweight media player with Real Alternative and QuickTime Alternative and you will realize a new level of simplicity in using online media.

My nomination for addition to Scott's list is GetPixel.  It is drop-dead simple.  It only does one thing, but it does it well.  The name says it all.  This tool gets the values of a selected pixel.  Very helpful for a GUI developer.


 Monday, August 28, 2006

ETNUG Gets Back in Gear


We took July off, but ETNUG is back on tomorrow evening.

This month, we are pleased to welcome John Kellar to present a session on "Tools, Tips and Best Practices in .NET."  John will also fill us in on DevLink, the FREE developer event he has organized.   Check it out at

Tuesday, August 29, 2006 6:00 pm

New Horizons Computer Learning Center
9111 Cross Park Drive
Building C Suite 100
Knoxville, TN 37923

John is a developer and architect working as a senior consultant with Compuware Corporation. In addition to being Chairman of the devLink Technical Conference, he remains active in the development community as a Board member of the Nashville Visual Studio .NET User Group and speaker.  John has worked on applications in several markets including healthcare, government, financial services, data integration services and most recently consulting services. He was a charter member of the Little Rock .NET User Group and served two years as Vice-President. John also worked on organizing several developer conferences including Tech Expo 2005, Tech Expo 2006 and devLink 2006.

Tools, Tips and Best Practices in .NET

I received a copy of Wally's book to give away, and John is bringing an iPod Shuffle!

Please join us, and bring a friend!

 Monday, August 14, 2006

Speaking at AFDUG


I'll be speaking tomorrow, August 15, 2006, at the Asheville FoxPro Developer User Group