Imtech SEO Slugs Live Writer Plugin v1.1.0

Almost half a year ago I’ve release the first version of the Imtech SEO Slugs Windows Live Writer Plugin. Using the selected text the plugin generates a Search Engine Optimized slug for your post by removing all the noise words. By default slugs are being generated using the post’s title which usually doesn’t contain any HTML markup. There might be situations however when you would like to generate a slug using some text in the body instead.

Imtech Fields Explorer Visual Studio 2008 plugin

For the last couple of weeks we’ve been thinking here at Imtech ICT Velocity about how we could improve our SharePoint development process. During the last year we have gathered a lot of different tools which help us to automate the routine. And while they all are definitely very useful, they make the development environment quite complex. Maybe even too complex. One of the improvements we thought about was integrating all these different tools we have made into Visual Studio. Imtech Fields Explorer is the first one to go.

SharePoint InlineSiteSettings

Via Jaap Vossers: Recently I’ve been pinged about a new SharePoint project on CodePlex called SharePoint InlineSiteSettings. What is does is to display the links to all Site Settings on the front-end saving you at least two clicks:

See IDs of all available Site Definitions

While working on SharePoint solutions once in a while you need to create custom Site Definitions. It’s not easy to work with Site Definitions: they can easily get very complex and are almost impossible to debug. Unfortunately there are situations when you cannot avoid using custom Site Definitions. Is there anything we could do to make it easier to work with Site Definitions?

CodePlex Downloads Gadget update

Recently the CodePlex Team has updated the GUI of the whole site. Because of some minor changes in the layout the CodePlex Downloads Gadget stopped working and turned into: