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    Dev Tools Power Hour

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    Well, it’s been quite a while since my last post, and getting back to it, I can’t think of a better way than to announce that our webcast series for VSTS is back… We’ve modified the format this year quite a bit, to try and address a more thorough view...
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    Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 White Paper: Team Foundation Server Version Control Setup

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      Brian Harry mentioned this on his blog , and similarly, I’ve frequently been asked about integration and options for developers building solutions in Dynamics. We’ve finally got an answer, and this whitepaper talks about setting up the solution...
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    Aspiring Architect Series 2008

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    From one of my colleague, Mohammad Akif , comes this year’s Aspiring Architect series… Aspiring Architect Series 2008 Last year we held a Web Cast series for aspiring architects that was attended by over 1200 individuals and covered a number of strategies...
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    Moving Towards Team Development with Microsoft Visual Studio Team System

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    Very cool. Another series from Programmer’s…   May 22:  Why Team Development? Why Microsoft Visual Studio Team System? In this first 1-hour webinar session – we will introduce the basic concepts and practices of collaborative software development...
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    Osellus Visual Studio Team System Webinar

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    These guys really know their stuff… Osellus has been on board with VSTS since before we shipped, and they focus on the process portion of the tooling, both from a expertise, and a product point of view.     Check out http://www.starshot.com...
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    Visual Studio Team System 2008 Licensing

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    Yes, it’s true. Sometimes our developer tools licensing can be thought of as complicated. This whitepaper gives an overview of the licensing for VSTS, and describes some typical deployment scenarios as examples. Download details: Visual Studio Team System...
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    Microsoft Web Deployment Tool - Tech Preview 1 - x86

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    A common request from customers is a way to manage moving web applications and configuration from development to staging, to production, etc…. This tool, created by Microsoft, seems to fit the bill: Microsoft has created the Microsoft Web Deployment Tool...
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    SharePoint Load Tests

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    "If you are deploying SharePoint, you really need to load test the servers before putting them into production to make sure you've sized your servers properly." That statement about says it all. The MOSS perf team has released sample web tests and load...
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    InCycle VSTS Info

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    You know, in my job at Microsoft Canada, I get the pleasure of working with lots of really awesome partners and customers. It's sometimes nice to take a step back and review how really amazing some of our closest VSTS partners are... InCycle Software...
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    Just a refresher… Managing and Resetting Service Accounts and Passwords

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    I get this question a lot, and I thought I'd post the stuff you need here. It's also part of the core documentation…     Managing and Resetting Service Accounts and Passwords See Also   Send Feedback   Team Foundation Server includes several...
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    Update: Webcast Registration Page is fixed...

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    Not sure how many people had issues with this, but it seems our webcast registration page was only showing new webcasts up to March 11th, so if you went to sign up for one more recently, you had no link with which to register... it's now fixed: This session...
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    New Visual Studio® Team System 2008 VSTS VPC Image-Dec 2008 Expiry...

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    This is nice.,.. a new set of VSTS/TFS VPC images, with the VSTS 2008 Hands-on labs is now live. The updated image expires December 2008, which gives folks a LOT of time to try/learn/test VSTS and TFS. As I mention on my webcasts , and in customer meetings...
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    Updates to: Visual Studio Team System Code Name "Rosario" Specifications

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    Some neat updates have been posted to the VSTS "Rosario" specifications. In particular, the three new ones: Codename “TFS Bug Submission Portal” Power Tool for Team Foundation Server 2008 Send Mail from TFS Core Linking Work Item Tracking Check them out...
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    It's that time of year again...

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    Well, spring is coming like a lamb this year. Still have snow on the ground (STILL) and got another dusting last night. Familiar sounds are abound. For my beloved Toronto Maple Leafs, it's been a story of too little, too late. They've been excellent for...
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    Jelle Druyts - Just Released: BuildCop v1.0!

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    Jelle's tool looks wicked ... a great utility when managing regular builds and trying to ensure high quality, particularly in continuous integration scenarios... BuildCop is a tool that analyzes MSBuild project files (interactively or during e.g. a daily...
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    VSIP Addin Custom CommandBars - jonathan's blog

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    For some reason, the list below (thanks Jonathan ) was eluding me when I was creating my "OpenInBlend" context menu for Visual Studio 2008. I post it here for posterity, as well as hoping others find it easier to locate than I did: public readonly...
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    TFS Trial about to expire? Purchased TFS, need a product key?

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    Well, it's a common request. You started out using the Trial edition of Team Foundation Server 2008, which goes 90 days, and you want to activate that version, so you call your reseller, purchase a copy of TFS. Now, you wait for your installation media...
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    Open in Blend context menu in Visual Studio 2008

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    So, I've been working on this YOUFirst stuff, and I'm constantly going back and forth between Expression Blend 2.5 March Preview , and I'm getting sick (lazy me) of going to the Visual Studio Tools menu to select my Open in Blend external tool entry....
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    My "YOUFirst" day plan...

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    So my team has a great initiative, called a YOUFirst day, which is a day reserved for us to do whatever we want to do, without interruption, to better our professional selves.. Everyone in the world can have one if they want one, it's not that unique...
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    Silverlight 2 in Financial Services Demonstrator

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    It's nice to see this app make the light of day. I saw it a few months ago. InfusionDev did a great job in building the original version of this app in WPF, and now it's been ported to Sliverlight 2 beta... It really does a great job in helping people...
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    Microsoft Announces New Accessibility Tools and Resources for Developers

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    This is indeed wicked cool! A constant challenge for developers is designing in and verifying accessibility for their applications. Check out the site,as part of MSDN: http://msdn.microsoft.com/accessibility Very cool stuff, including the Accessibility...
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    2 Great new Videos from our Heroes Happen {Here} launch

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    Well, the big one is over, our Toronto 'Heroes Happen {Here}' launch event with Kevin Turner and customers and partners, helping us launch Visual Studio 2008, SQL Server 2008, and Windows Server 2008... It was a great event! Fresh from the launch, the...
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    TeamDevCentral – hosted TFS launched in North America!

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    Rational Eyes now has a Visual Studio Team System partner offering for hosted TFS services in North America! TeamDevCentral was launched at the Heros Happen Here event in Toronto. Until April 1 st the set up fee is waived for the Starter/Pilot package...
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    Visual Studio Team System SharpVision™

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    One of our close Visual Studio Team System partners, here in Canada, Objectsharp is offering a 3-5 day Visual Studio Team System SharpVision ™ assessment that will help you create a customized adoption plan that is based on your organization’s unique...
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    Open License Promotion for VS in Canada

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    Now until May 30th, 2008 , be eligible to receive a rebate of up to $515 CDN per license when you purchase qualifying Open Licenses for Microsoft Visual Studio Pro w/MSDN Pro or Microsoft Visual Studio Pro w/MSDN Premium. So, if you are Volume Licensing...
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