Dispatch FTP Pushing for Visual Studio 2008

Great plugin into Visual Studio 2008 that I love.  This app lets you see what files are different from your production or development server from your local machine and will push out the changes for you.  You can just tell it to push and all the files are copied.  When you create a new file it tracks it, when you change a file it tracks that.  Then when you are ready push all your changes up to QA or Production via FTP.

http://www.dispatchasp.net/

Seamless Integration with Visual Studio 2005/2008.

Visual Studio is a fantastic IDE but lacks a simple way to deploy incremental site updates via FTP. Dispatch bridges this gap, with a few bells and whistles.
Dispatch supports C# and VB web projects using In-Place compilation or Web Application Projects (WAP) on both Windows XP and Windows Vista. Dispatch also supports multiple web projects in a single solution, each with their own deployment configuration. Once you're in Visual Studio, stay in Visual Studio.

So worth $30

Microsoft Certification Step-By-Step Road Map for .NET Development, SQL 2008 Server, Team Foundation and Sharepoint

I’ve put together, from the Microsoft Site a Step-By-Step plan for getting certifications by Microsoft in the areas of .Net 3.5 Development, Team Foundation Server, Sharepoint and SQL 2008.

I’ve listed in order that you need to study and take exams that makes the most sense. The links go back to the Microsoft site Training/Certification pages.  This list is to make it easy.  Just follow it down and you study the book or e-learning class, then you take the listed exam and you get the listed certification.

Step Order

Study Press Book or E-Learning

Take This Exam

Get This Certification

 

.NET 3.5 Development Track (See Notes for 2.0 Track)

   

1

Microsoft Press Book

· MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-536):
Microsoft .NET Framework--Application Development Foundation,
Second Edition

Microsoft E-Learning

· 5161AE: Advanced development with the Microsoft .NET
Framework 2.0 Foundation (16 Hours)

· 5160AE: Core development with the Microsoft .NET
Framework 2.0 Foundation (14 Hours)

Exam 70-536

 

2

Microsoft Press Book

· MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-562):
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 - ASP.NET

Microsoft E-Learning

· 6463AE: Visual Studio 2008: ASP.NET 3.5 (20 Hours)

Exam 70-562

MCTS: .NET Framework 3.5, ASP.NET Applications

3

Classroom Training

· 01: Learning Plan for Designing and Developing ASP.NET Applications
Using the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 (Exam 70-564) (1 Forms)

Exam 70-564

MCPD: ASP.NET Developer 3.5 on Visual Studio 2008

Note: 2.0 Track

Since the previous exam has no book at this time, you can also take the .NET 2.0 Track Instead take Exam, Exam 70-528 and Exam 70-547 instead for 2.0 Certification.

 

MCTS: .NET Framework 2.0, ASP.NET Applications
AND
MCPD: Web Developer on Visual Studio 2005

4

Microsoft Press Book

· MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-505):
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 -- Windows Forms Application Development

· MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-526):
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Windows-Based Client Development

Microsoft E-Learning

· 2546AE: Core Windows Client Development with
Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 (18 Hours)

· 2542AE: Advanced Data Access with
Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 (12 Hours)

· 2547AE: Advanced Windows Client Programming with
Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 (12 Hours)

· 2541AE: Core Data Access with
Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 (16 Hours)

Exam 70-505

 

5

Classroom Training

· 001: Learning Plan for Designing and Developing Windows
Applications Using the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 (Exam 70-563) (1 Forms)

Exam 70-563

MCPD: Windows Developer 3.5 on Visual Studio 2008

Note: 2.0 Track

Since the previous exam has no book at this time, you can also take the .NET 2.0 Track Instead take Exam, Exam 70-526 and Exam 70-548 instead for 2.0 Certification.

 

MCPD: Windows Developer on Visual Studio 2005

6

Microsoft Press Book

· MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-561):
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 - ADO.NET

Microsoft E-Learning

· 6464AE: Visual Studio 2008: ADO.NET 3.5 (20 Hours)

Exam 70-561

 

7

Microsoft Press Book

· MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-503):
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0—Windows Communication Foundation

Microsoft E-Learning

· 6461AE: Visual Studio 2008:
Windows Communication Foundation (20 Hours)

Exam 70-503

 

8

Classroom Training

· 01: Learning Plan for Designing and Developing Enterprise Applications
Using the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 (Exam 70-565) (1 Forms)

Exam 70-565

MCPD: Enterprise Application Developer 3.5 on Visual Studio 2008

Note: 2.0 Track

Since the previous exam has no book at this time, you can also take the .NET 2.0 Track Instead take Exam ,Exam 70-529 and Exam 70-549 instead for 2.0 Certification.

 

MCPD: Enterprise Application Developer on Visual Studio 2005

 

SharePoint Certifications

   

9

Microsoft Press Books

· The Microsoft SharePoint Step by Step Kit:
Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Step by Step
and Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007

Microsoft E-Learning

· 5403AE: MCTS (Exam 70-631):
Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, Configuring (12 Hours)

Exam 70-631

MCTS: Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 – Configuration

10

Microsoft Press Books

Inside Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007

Microsoft E-Learning

· 5404AE: MCTS (Exam 70-630):
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, Configuring (12 Hours)

· 3376AE: Implementing Enterprise Search Using
Sharepoint Technologies (8 Hours)

Exam 70-630

MCTS: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 – Configuration

11

Microsoft E-Learning

· 5392AE: Developing and Extending Microsoft Windows SharePoint
Services 3.0 with Visual Studio 2005 (12 Hours)

· 5385AE: Developing Solutions with Microsoft Windows SharePoint
Services 3.0 and Visual Studio 2005 (12 Hours)

Exam 70-541

MCTS: Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 – Application Development

12

Microsoft E-Learning

· 6071AE: Developing Solutions with Microsoft Office SharePoint
Server 2007 and Visual Studio 2005 (12 Hours)

Exam 70-542

MCTS: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 – Application Development

 

Team Foundation Server Certification

   

13

Classroom Training

· 6215A: Implementing and Administering
Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Team Foundation Server (2 Days)

Exam 70-510

MCTS: Microsoft Team Foundation Server: Configuration and Development

 

SQL 2008 Certifications

   

14

Microsoft E-Learning

· 6369AE: Implementing and Maintaining Microsoft SQL Server 2008 (16 Hours)

· 2778CE: MCTS (Exam 70-433): TS: Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Database Development (18 Hours)

Microsoft Press Books

· MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-432):
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 - Implementation and Maintenance

Exam 70-432

MCTS: SQL Server 2008, Implementation and Maintenance

15

Classroom Training

· 01: Learning Plan for Designing, Optimizing and Maintaining a
Database Server Infrastructure
using SQL Server 2008 (Exam 70-450) (1 Forms)

Exam 70-450

MCITP: Database Administrator 2008

16

Microsoft E-Learning

· 2778CE: MCTS (Exam 70-433): TS: Microsoft SQL
Server 2008, Database Development (18 Hours)

Microsoft Press Books

· MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-433):
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 - Database Development

Exam 70-433

MCTS: SQL Server 2008, Database Development

17

Classroom Training

· 01: Learning Plan for Designing Database Solutions and Data
Access using SQL Server 2008 (Exam 70-451) (1 Forms)

Exam 70-451

MCITP: Database Developer 2008

18

Microsoft Press Books

· MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-448):
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 -
Business Intelligence Development and Maintenance

Exam 70-448

MCTS: SQL Server 2008, Business Intelligence Development and Maintenance

19

Microsoft Press Books

· Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services Step by Step

· Microsoft SQL Server 2008 MDX Step by Step

Exam 70-452

MCITP: Business Intelligence Developer 2008

Windows 7 and Vista god mode

  1. Right click on any bank space on your desktop.
  2. Click new from the menu and create a New Folder.
  3. Rename the folder as follow: GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}
    DO NOT use this trick on Vista 64X  and Windows 7 64X
    . It will cause your Windows to crash! (read comments below)

This will create a special shortcut to the godmode option; letting you access all Windows 7 or Vista functions via a handy GUI!

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