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Visual Studio Gallery

Here's something that I just came across, perhaps I just wasn't looking.

It's in Beta but it's ultimately a 3rd party library of add-ins, etc. for Visual Studio. 

No search, but you can sort on the columns in the categories.  Search is there, down to the category, but I'd also like to search by some attributes (such as free :) )

Visual Studio Gallery

Posted On Monday, February 25, 2008 6:10 PM

Prototype, Proof of Concept, Pilot, and Production - What's the Difference?
Before going full blown production with a Solution, there are times that you want to validate technical, functional, acceptance, or even general interest in a solution. I find it helpful to clarify what the terms imply and what the primary focus is of each along with what impact on overall delivery risk it may have. Overall, the ideal path to follow that helps mitigate risk, refine scope, and provide greater confidence in planning is: PoC --> Prototype --> Pilot --> Production This also ......

Posted On Monday, February 25, 2008 6:03 PM

Extract DDL and Data - SQL Server Database Publishing Wizard
Here's a tool that completely slipped by me. I've been using ApexSQL for generation of SQL scripts for creating schema and data. Turns out, during the Visual Studio 2008 installation I see "SQL Publishing Wizard" pop up on the list. This tool, can extract schema and data and create a SQL script. Download details: SQL Server Database Publishing Wizard 1.1 ......

Posted On Thursday, February 14, 2008 4:47 PM

MSDN Code Gallery - Home

Now that GotDotNet has been mothballed and CodePlex is more project oriented, Microsoft has gotten back into the mix with Code Gallery.

This is a community site, the content is minimal for now, and quite frankly, the interface is lacking.  While there's search, there's not much meta-data associated with the uploads.

We'll see how it pans out...

MSDN Code Gallery - Home

Posted On Monday, February 4, 2008 6:21 PM

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