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Scott Hanselman

Scott Hanselman is a Senior Program Manager at Microsoft. He was also involved in the MVP and Regional Director programs and is an avid speaker on the topic of computing.


Scott Hanselman's ComputerZen | 27 Jan 2015 09:54

The Basics of 3D Printing in 2015 - from someone with 16 WHOLE HOURS' experienceSubscribe to this feed

Scott Hanselman writes "....I bought a 3D printer on Friday, specifically a Printrbot Simple Metal from Amazon for US$599. I did a few days of research, looking at all the consumer models under $1000. Some were enclosed, others not. Some made of wood, some of plastic. I..."
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Scott Hanselman's ComputerZen | 24 Jan 2015 00:43

VIDEO: Do you really know how to use Microsoft Word? The Power of Tabs and IndentsSubscribe to this feed

Scott Hanselman writes "....I spent part of my lunch hour today remoted into a friend's computer who was having a lot of trouble with Microsoft Word. Like most of you she's an "experience Word user" and would happily put "Proficient in Microsoft Word" on..."
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Scott Hanselman's ComputerZen | 21 Jan 2015 20:27

Rollup: Microsoft HoloLens, Surface Hub, Windows 10, Xbox One game streaming and more.Subscribe to this feed

Scott Hanselman writes "....Disclaimer: I currently work for Microsoft, but this blog, and the words within are all my opinion. Mistakes and dumb ideas are mine. My impartiality or lack thereof stands on its own. I just got done watching the Windows 10: The Next Chapter live..."
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Scott Hanselman's ComputerZen | 21 Jan 2015 08:39

Quake Mode Console for Visual Studio - Open a Command Prompt with a hotkeySubscribe to this feed

Scott Hanselman writes "....Back in March of 2013 when Phil Haack was deep into GitHub for Windows development we were going back and forth in email about how to quickly get into a shell from a specific project. I hate always having to paste in a "CD somedirectory" so I..."
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Scott Hanselman's ComputerZen | 17 Jan 2015 13:10

Reality TV for Developers - Where is Twitch.tv for Programmers?Subscribe to this feed

Scott Hanselman writes "....Twitch.tv is basically YouTube where you can watch other folks play video games. It initially sounds ridiculous but it's actually surprisingly compelling. You can see how other people solve problems LIVE. Interestingly "watching interesting people..."
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Scott Hanselman's ComputerZen | 13 Jan 2015 17:56

How to map an Insert Key on your Surface Pro 3 KeyboardSubscribe to this feed

Scott Hanselman writes "....I'm very happy with my Surface Pro 3 and continue to use it happily. However, the Type Keyboard on the Surface Pro 3 lacks an Insert Key. For some this may feel like a real problem, but remember your computer (and the internet itself) is not a..."
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Scott Hanselman's ComputerZen | 13 Jan 2015 01:42

NuGet Package of the Week: Polly wanna fluently express transient exception handling policies in .NET?Subscribe to this feed

Scott Hanselman writes "....LOL at my own post title. Pardon me. Michael Wolfenden has a very clever open source library called Polly. Polly is a .NET 3.5 / 4.0 / 4.5 / PCL library that allows developers to express transient exception handling policies such as Retry, Retry..."
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Scott Hanselman's ComputerZen | 08 Jan 2015 08:02

Refresh Your PC in Windows, AppData, and my missing Minecraft worldsSubscribe to this feed

Scott Hanselman writes "....I thought I lost everything today. Well, not really, I have a very regular Backup Strategy (stop reading this blog post NOW and back your stuff up!) so I could get stuff back if I really needed to. But a laptop died today. It just wouldn't start up..."
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Scott Hanselman's ComputerZen | 26 Dec 2014 02:02

Getting Started with Robots for kids and children in STEM this holiday seasonSubscribe to this feed

Scott Hanselman writes "....Now's the perfect time to buy your kids/nieces/cousins some robots. Robots are a great way to get children excited about computers. Robots get them stoked in a way that a simple Hello World console app just can't. If you're not careful you can..."
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Scott Hanselman's ComputerZen | 03 Dec 2014 21:43

The real and complete story - Does Windows defragment your SSD?Subscribe to this feed

Scott Hanselman writes "....There has been a LOT of confusion around Windows, SSDs (hard drives), and whether or not they are getting automatically defragmented by automatic maintenance tasks in Windows. There's a general rule of thumb or statement that "defragging an..."
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Scott Hanselman

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Portland, OR, USA