Adam Singer

Veni, vidi, expertus sum- I came, I saw, I tested
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  • Adam Singer

    Olympic Cold

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    A few of my coworkers and I were discussing the Olympic controversy regarding the ages of the female gymnasts. After much thoughtful discussion, we came up with several possible rational explanations for the discrepancies. Time travel - perhaps...
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    Pack-Man

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    In case you haven't heard, Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 is available! As you prepare to install the TFS 2008 SP1 , I'd like to strongly recommend that you first run the BPA tool . From the Visual Studio Team System forums , I've seen two folks...
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    Hyperordinary

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    Apparently, if there's one thing that can get me blogging up a storm it's Hyper-V. I just can't get enough! The word of the day is "snapshots". Learn it, love it, and dance with joy. I currently have two different main machines I've been prodding over...
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    Virtual Machine has gained a level

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    I just wrote this up for a coworker who asked me how to move a virtual machine from being hosted by Virtual Server to Hyper-V. First off, I'd like to say that I am a big fan of this type of upgrade. The first step to improving your virtualization experience...
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    Ventriloquism: TFS Style

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    Quite a long time back, Buck posted about how to recover from the situation where one TFS machine is created as a clone from another. This can lead to clients still showing the project list for one server when the connect to the second. Based on a recent...
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    Measuring up

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    I just had a somewhat random thought. Throughout the history of computing, we've come up with one syllable abbreviations for collections of bits. First there were "bytes", then "k", followed by "megs" and now "gigs". How will we shorten "terabytes" to...
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    Hyper-V: They've gone plaid!

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    The title is a reference to "Spaceballs", of course. Recently, I've been doing all of my development on a machine that doesn't exist. This both amuses me greatly and increases my productivity. In case you haven't figured it out yet, I'm using a...
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    Edifice Reqs II: The SQL

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    Back in March, I posted about the requirements for TFS installation. I promised to post about "SQL Server and it's Various Components", but have been tied up with the Visual Studio 2008 SP1 like a Thanksgiving turkey (only not quite as delicious). ...
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    My service is packed, I'm ready to go

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    ...installing here, upgrade once more (Adapted from "Leaving on a Jet Plane") A post on the Visual Studio Team System forums reminded me of one very important tidbit of Visual Studio patching. The integration of Team Foundation Server with Visual Studio...
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    Edifice Reqs

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    I'd like to tip my hat to the father of a guy I worked with as a camp counselor one summer long ago for the post title. He owned a demolition company called " Edifice Wrecks ". In our last episode , I described the OSes that the various Team Foundation...
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    Pre[ranasaurus] Reqs: The OSic Era

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    I've seen a bunch of questions over time about what it takes to get Team Foundation Server (TFS) components installed. Because it varies by component, the answer is usually rather lengthy and takes long enough to fully describe that eyes start glazing...
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    License to Nil

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    As a follow up to my explication on the various TFS Editions and a few thread I saw on the Visual Studio Team System forums (including Upgrading TFS 2008 Workgroup to Std. Edition - then TF50626 ), I'd like to point out something about the upgrade from...
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    Supercalifragilisticexpialidociou-dition

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    With Team Foundation 2008 generally available, I've seen a bit of confusion over the various Editions offered. Of course, there's still a bit of confusion over how " Workgroup Edition " relates to workgroup networks, but there's also some missing clarity...
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    Absence makes the install grow fonder

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    As I mentioned in a previous post, our program manager Sudhir is blogging up a storm on all the great new features in Orcas, including remote Analysis Services and Sharepoint. You can also use pre-installed and configured Sharepoint instances, if your...
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    More machine than man now

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    The other day, someone not in the computer related fields asked me an interesting question. He wanted to know what I think the difference is between the human brain and a computer. Now, it's been a long time since I took biology, but I believe I remember...
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    Great news!

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    I'm still alive! Yes, I know you all agree that's great news. At least, I think it's great news so will classify it as such here in my blog. First, a bit of business: Come chat with the Visual Studio Team System product team – This Wednesday...
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    What's up, Doc?

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    This week, we have one of our User Education ("UE") folks out visiting the North Carolina office. We're talking about all manner of interesting documentation topics, including what we want to work on with respect to documentation for future versions....
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    On msiproperty.ini

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    Recently, in part because of such interesting capabilities as Sudhir mentions in his post on Analysis Services Flexibility , we had an e-mail discussion about the msiproperty.ini file. As such discussions are wont to do, this one became somewhat humorous...
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    He who permissions least, permissions best

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    I've heard a few questions and comments about our permission model recently. For example, some folks have asked why user in two groups, one granted a permission and one denied the same permission, is denied the permission rather than granted it. The answer...
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    A little bit of this, a little bit of chat

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    Another Team System chat is on the way! You've got questions? We've got answers - I just hope they match. Visual Studio Team System Chat – April 27th Join members of the Visual Studio Team System product group to discuss features available in...
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    License and registration

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    As Rob Caron posted , there's a new Microsoft Visual Studio Team System Licensing white paper . Now, I'm not a lawyer, but I could follow what it's saying and think it's much clearer than the previous version (and even that one basically made sense to...
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    Can you direct me to Directory Services?

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    As with many of my other Administration and Operations posts, this one stems from posts I've seen on the Visual Studio Team System forums . I've read a number of questions where people are having trouble granting their Active Directory users access to...
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    No 'I' in 'Team'

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    I've had this brewing in my head for awhile now and wanted to share it with you, my fellow netizens. This stems in part from a philosophy course I took back during my undergraduate days called "Freedom and Responsibility". The basic question in the...
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    Random Acts of Group-ness

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    Following up from my last post " 'Grep'ing Groups " and this question on the forums, here's a bit of code that will help you add a user to multiple groups across all projects on your server. Say you want to add someone with the domain account "CORPNET...
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    'Grep'ing Groups

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    Man have I been busy. What have I been busy doing? Well, see there's.... actually, I'll let Brian explan as he's already done such an eloquent job at it, with some neat charts and graphs, too. I mentioned in my last post that I have some code that...
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