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A nice GTD system

RTM (Remember The Milk) is a free online task management system.

This blog post http://blog.rememberthemilk.com/2008/05/guest-post-advanced-gtd-with-remember-the-milk/  shows how RTM can be tweeked to work as a GTD system.

For outlook fans, the FREE “SprynxCRM Outlook sync For Remember The Milk” http://www.gassumo.com/Home/sprinxcrm-outlooksync-for-remember-the-milk/download will help you use RTM from within Outlook (supports 2007 and 2010).

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Sharing Large Files

The following article explains the different services available to share /send large files over the internet: http://news.cnet.com/8301-27076_3-20000133-248.html

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ASP.NET Add-in for best practices analyzer : http://www.codeplex.com/Wiki/View.aspx?ProjectName=BPAEngine

Tool to show useful information about an assembly when right clicking on it  (Debug or release, Version, public token, etc.) : http://www.codeplex.com/AssemblyInformation

Patterns and Practices guidance explorer: http://www.codeplex.com/guidanceExplorer

Patterns and Practices SharePoint guidance:http://spg.codeplex.com/

Tool to visualize the project dependencies in a solution: http://www.codeplex.com/dependencyvisualizer

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Regionerate: a small add-in that will help you manage the code order and layout: http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/800978aa-2aac-4440-8bdf-6d1a76a5c23c

StyleCop: Tool the check code style and consistency: http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/sourceanalysis

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Source Control Overview book: http://www.ericsink.com/scm/source_control.html

Version control with subversion complete online book: http://svnbook.red-bean.com/

Using Tortoise SVN complete online book: http://tortoisesvn.net/support

Setting up and running Subversion and Tortoise SVN with Visual Studio and .NET: This quick tutorial will show how to start creating a repository and adding Visual studio Solutions and projects to it and then how to work with SVN:  http://www.west-wind.com/presentations/subversion/

Simple settings to add some Tortoise SVN tools as external tools and a toolbar to be used from within Visual studio: http://garrys-brain.blogspot.com/2007/07/tortoisesvn-and-visual-studio.html

An open source Visual studio plug-in for SVN : http://ankhsvn.open.collab.net/

Codeproject article about SVN and Tortoise SVN: http://www.codeproject.com/KB/books/Subversion_TortoiseSVN.aspx

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Visual studio 2008 was released today !

Trial versions found here


And the free express versions are here


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Screen Print & Capture 32 3.5 is a very handy screen capture utility. It can be downloaded from http://www.download.com/Screen-Print-Capture-32/3000-2384_4-10188787.html?tag=pdp_prod. It is freeware.

Once configured, it can remain in the system tray and whenever you need to take a screen shot (either full screen or just the active window) simply click the print screen button and that’s it. The application will take a screen shot, save it in the folder you chose , with the format you chose and with the naming convention you chose.

For someone who needs to send screen caputres to clients, this tool can save a lot of time and make the process very easy especially if they need to crop the images( to only send the active window)

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