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Monday, June 15, 2009

Tools Round-up

I am in the process of setting up my development VM and taking a little inventory for the apps that I find indispensible on a weekly – if not daily – basis. 

Here they are, in no particular order:

  • The lastest version of Visual Studio with any available service packs
  • The WPF Toolkit and MVVM Template
  • Karl Schifflett’s XAML Power Toys
  • SQL Server Express
  • SQL Server Management Studio/tools
  • Reflector
  • Resharper
  • Regulator
  • Chrome and IE8
  • OneNote.  Yes, OneNote, seriously…
  • Microsoft Virtual PC

These keep me working and productive.  I suppose I should also mention Office apps in general (Outlook, Word, Excel) but I’m one of those crazies that thinks those should just be baked into the OS already…or immediately available through a browser with just the right amount of functionality that I never have to wait for…

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