Adam Singer

Veni, vidi, expertus sum- I came, I saw, I tested

July, 2008

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About Adam Singer

An inside look at life as a Software Design Engineer in Test at Microsoft in the Visual Studio product group.

I post code samples and workarounds, information on new features and random thoughts. My sense of humor is an acquired taste- which is a polite way of saying I make some pretty dumb jokes.

For more information, see post #1!

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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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