Advanced Replacement for WSI Import Tester

WSIClient

I have been using the WSI Import Tester from AspDotNetStorefront for some time when testing out new XML messages or just trying to figure out some functionality and always wished I could save the connection settings and reload XML test cases more easily.

This desire has grown into the build of an entirely new Windows Client that does everything I need. I suspect there are others that would like something similar so I intend to release the program for free to anyone that asks for it.

It is now ready – you can read all about what it does on the WSI Client product page along with a link on how to download a copy for free.

Edit Topics in ASPDotNetStorefront with Windows Live Writer

As a side effort to the BackOffice and Katmando projects I have built a blogging interface to ASPDotNetStorefront that lets you edit all the topics using Windows Live Writer. This is full WYSIWYG editing of topics inside the template and skin of your website. All you need to add is a few lines to your home page template, a DLL and a new ASHX page. Really simple!

Watch for pictures and more details coming soon!

patterns & practices: Team Development with Visual Studio Team Foundation Server

It is time to get serious about application development lifecycle management. I have decided to give Team Foundation Server a try. On Codeplex you can download the entire PDF version of their excellent guide to the use of Team Foundation Server. I did just that and am reading up on getting started.

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