James Avery does it again with his popular list of developer tools. This time he covers the best Visual Studio add-ins available today that you can download for free.
MSDN Magazine December 2005
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This month we look at tools for enhancing the LINQ to SQL and Entity Framework designers, Oren Eini's .NET development blog, Visual Studio tab customization, and more.
MSDN Magazine December 2009
This article provides a first look at tools in Visual Studio 2010 designed to support development and deployment of SharePoint 2010 solutions. The article provides an example of designing and deploying a visual Web part.
MSDN Magazine October 2009
Visual Studio Team System (VSTS) 2010 introduces product backlog and iteration backlog workbooks and reports that will help agile teams plan and manage releases and iterations.
MSDN Magazine January 2009
To introduce you to VSTO Power Tools Office interop API extensions, we'll walk through the development of an application that automates Outlook, Excel, and Word.
Andrew Whitechapel, Phillip Hoff, and Vladimir Morozov
MSDN Magazine December 2008
We take a look at planned support for parallel programming for both managed and native code in the next version of Visual Studio.
Stephen Toub and Hazim Shafi
MSDN Magazine October 2008
If you're looking to increase the usefulness of your applications by making them customizable, you'll want to read about these three technologies available from Microsoft.
MSDN Magazine August 2006
Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Office 2003 supported only Microsoft Word and Excel. The new version, however, has the tools you need to create managed code add-ins for Outlook 2003.
John R. Durant
MSDN Magazine March 2006
Thanks to Visual Studio 2005 Tools for the Microsoft Office System, Windows Forms controls can be bound to databases, Web services, or objects and added to a workbook or document. Find out how.
Eric Carter and Eric Lippert
This article introduces 10 development tools that can increase your productivity, give you a better understanding of .NET, and maybe even change the way that you develop applications. The tools covered include NUnit to write unit tests, Reflector to examine assemblies, FxCop to police your code, Regulator to build regular expressions, NDoc to create code documentation and five more.
MSDN Magazine July 2004
Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for the Microsoft Office System is a new technology that brings the advanced features of Visual Studio .NET and the .NET Framework to applications built for Microsoft Office Word 2003 and Microsoft Office Excel 2003. Deploying solutions built with this technology requires that you understand how runtime security is enforced in managed applications and how to configure users' systems to run your solutions without introducing security holes.To promote that understanding, this article will demonstrate how to establish trust, explain policy considerations and permissions, and explain what trusted code is all about. Secure assembly deployment is also covered in detail.
Brian A. Randell and Ken Getz
MSDN Magazine March 2004