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Unfrozen Caveman ALM...

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    Small MCE 2005 FAQ...

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    Machine Specs: Recommended specs (not official) Pentium 4 2.XGHZ or better or equivalent AMD processor Fast Direct-X video card (ATI or nVidia) with SVideo and/or DVI output Supported TV-Tuner card(s) (Hauppauge, eMuzed, ATI ehome Wonder) Large hard disk...
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    MSDN Deep Dive: Building Killer ASP.NET Applications...

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    Lot's of requests for the code from the Forms Login demo... here it is... LDAPAuth.cs: using System; using System.Text; using System.Collections; using System.DirectoryServices; using System.Web; namespace FormsAuthAD { ...
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    TFS Workgroup Edition and the 5 users

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    It’s a question that keeps coming up on internal DLs, customer emails, and on the web, so I thought I’d share a quick walkthrough on the Team Foundation Server workgroup edition and its 5 user limit. Backgrounder: Team Foundation Server currently comes...
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    TFS for Defect Tracking! Licensing Change!!!

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      I'm very happy to announce (or re-announce, as it were) that there has been a change in licensing that now supports using TFS for defect tracking, without having to license every user who wants to enter a defect with a TFS CAL. Licensing Changes...
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    What's new in Visual Studio 2008 (Long!)

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    From the new product guide, I thought I'd post this stuff up here:   What’s New in Visual Studio 2008 Product Guide Nov 2007 Introduction to the Visual Studio Development System Visual Studio 2008 provides advanced development tools, debugging...
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    Aero Glass is Sweet!

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    Just installed a build and, wow, is Glass sweet! Beta 1 this summer. WinHEC build next week. Don't post and ask where to get it. Check out the Longhorn Developer Center , and keep an eye on MSDN Subscriber Downloads.
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    Exception Management Application Block Sample...

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    From an upcoming INETA article, this demonstrates how to create a custom publisher using MSMQ.... Keep in mind that EMAB has been superceded by the Enterprise Integration Framework (EIF), but EMAB is extreemly lightweight, easy to use, and can feed EIF...
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    Team System Resource List

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    Visual Studio Team System Resource List Updated June 13, 2006   Web Sites   http://vstsrocks.net - Team System Rocks community portal, contains blog rolls, discussion forums, downloads, and video tutorials http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio...
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    Visual Studio Team Foundation Installation- I did it My Way!

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    These directions aren't the ones you'll find in the readme or the help, these directions are what worked for me. First, I ensured that the box had Windows Server 2003 installed. Since it already had IIS installed, and was NOT a domain controller...
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    Customizing the Team System.

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    Well, for most large organizations or Professional Services Firms, methodologies around developing software are pretty important. Perhaps more important is the fact that upon picking a methodology, if successfully implemented, and organization can gain...
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    Microsoft eScrum Version 1.0

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    Not to be confused with the Conchango offering, this is eScrum that was developed internally at Microsoft for our internal use, and is now being made available to the public. Included is a process template for Team Foundation Server. eScrum is a Web-based...
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    Funky SQL Ports...

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    Great tip from Bill Brockbank... Useful in very tightly locked-down environments.... .NET Data Access Architecture Guide http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dnbda/html/daag.asp ***********************************...
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    11 Years at Microsoft...

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    It has, today, been 11 years that I've spent at Microsoft. One third of my life (to be exact). (1 year on contract) Shuddddddderrrrrr. Let's see, we launched MS-DOS6, Windows for Workgroups 3.1 (Windows for Warehouses), Windows for Workgroups 3...
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    Steve Jobs: Microsoft copied original Apple Mac with Windows 95, now they're copying us again

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    See fortune magazine: Steve Jobs: Microsoft copied original Apple Mac with Windows 95, now they're copying us again Tuesday, February 08, 2005 - 09:57 AM EST " In his first extended interview since undergoing surgery for pancreatic...
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    Team system resources list, updated September 27, 2006

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    Important Note: Team Foundation Server Installation Because Team Foundation Server leverages many other Microsoft server technologies, the steps in installing Team Foundation Server need to be followed precisely. To that end, an updated Installation guide...
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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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    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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    For Rob, Thanks for the Reminder!

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    Sp, I promissed to extract a deployment report from the december CTP of Team System. It's tough to post here, because it includes graphics, etc, but here it is... Disection soon... SDM Report for Deployment of DistributedSystem1.jpg into Default LDD Name...
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    Montreal, SQLCE, and Smoked Meat...

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    Been in and out of Montreal speaking about Mobile Applications and SQLCE to user groups, and having a great time. This is part of the cross-Canada MSDN User Group tour. After the meeting, we went to Ben's for some authentic Montreal Smoked Meat...
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    Thinking (developing) in "ink"

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    More and more, I'm seeing interest in Ink-enabling applications. This is cool, but how do you make use of this technology as a developer, particularly if you don't have a TabletPC. First, you need to download the Tablet PC Platform SDK (current version...
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    Resources for the connected systems deep dive....

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    Ryan Storgaard has put a the list of resources for the MSDN Canada Connected Systems Deep Dive here ( http://weblogs.asp.net/stoey/archive/2004/10/24/247011.aspx ). Tons of good information.
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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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    Visual Studio Accelerate Webcast Series

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    Our 2007-2008 Webcast series has been scheduled and the registration links are live! Hope you can attend! You can download this list as a word document at : Webcasts 2007-2008-Visual Studio Accelerate August 7, 07 2pm EST Topic: Improving Code Quality...
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    Exploring Visual Studio Team System Plumbing...

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    I've been getting a lot of questions from customers and partners when showing VSTS, particularly when they see the process guidance components. While the Dec CTP ships only with MSF Agile (the only one that appears), I decided to do a little more digging...
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    MSDN Deep Dive, featuring ASP.NET 2.0

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    OK, I'm really jazzed about this. As you probably now (a lof of you do), we are in the final stages of prep for our next MSDN Canada Deep Dive, on ASP.NET 2.0. So far, we have over 6200 people registered for the event and climbing! This is awesome! I...
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