• Clark Sell

    Connected World

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    As a consultant you find yourself all over the place. Today I am headed to downtown Chicago via the good ole train. It's roughly a 1:30 minute ride one way. I normally travel with at least the following: Large cup of Dunkin Donuts ( you know America runs...
  • Clark Sell

    Bye Bye VSMDI

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    That blasted VSMDI file. Well Buck, Tom and crew did it. They have finally given us the ability to run tests ( albeit all ) found in an assembly regardless of test lists. http://blogs.msdn.com/buckh/archive/2006/11/04/how-to-run-tests-without-test-metadata...
  • Clark Sell

    TfsAlert and Security

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    After releasing TfsAlert 0.3.0.0 I realized I'd failed to mention how security works. BIG OPPS, Sorry!!! TfsAlert will not get into the business of managing your user account. Windows already provides such a facility and I believe leveraging that is just...
  • Clark Sell

    TFS Event Filtering

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    With today's release of TfsAlert a question will no doubt get asked; what really is a Filter Expression? Short answer, an expression to filter events sent from TFS. Long answer. Formally known as Visual Studio Event Filter Language or VSEFL, it feels...
  • Clark Sell

    TfsAlert 0.3.0.0 Released

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    Today we have released the initial TfsAlert release 0.3.0.0. Prerequisites .NET 3.0 is required since this is built on top of WCF. If you’re running this from Vista you will not need to install the .NET 3.0 framework. Installation Notes This version runs...
  • Clark Sell

    Build Status TFS Policy, Part II

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    Since my post yesterday I just decided to update the code and also include Buck's comments. I even added a simple installer as a bonus since that last post was just useless. Here is the new version and this time in a zip ;)
  • Clark Sell

    Stop, the build is broken!!

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    It's late, your tired and yet somehow you got stuck fixing the build because junior engineer bob just fired off a check-in and took off. It looks like the build is now broken because junior hasn't done a get latest in a month. In the meantime 10 other...
  • Clark Sell

    .NET House?

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    Total geek stuff!!! controlthink home control has released an a .NET SDK to control all of your house automation needs. Yes, my house is now going to get .NETized.
  • Clark Sell

    Visual Studio Team System Chat - Wed, Nov 8th

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    Join members of the Visual Studio Team System product group to discuss features available in Visual Studio Team Foundation Server, Team Editions for Architects, Developers, Database Pros, and Testers. In addition, discuss what's new in the latest Community...
  • Clark Sell

    TfsAlert Source Migrated To CodePlex

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    This weekend I was hard at work tidying up the TfsAlert source base, fixing Vista breaking changes. This morning I finally migrated it to CodePlex. Right now we are actively working on the package for an initial release. We should have that released later...
  • Clark Sell

    TfsAlert hits the streets!!!

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    So just what is TfsAlert? TfsAlert is a .Net 3.0 smart client which monitors for subscribed TFS notifications and will display a balloon window in the Windows TaskBar Notification Area. It is built on top of WCF where you can subscribe to any TFS event...
  • Clark Sell

    I'm back, blogging again that is.

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    Wow, so its really been a long time since I posted any real content. This past year has just been a whirl wind of activities for both my wife and I. We had our first kid, built a new house, yaddaa yaddaa yaaddaa. Before you know it a whole 6 months slipped...
  • Clark Sell

    Microsoft.SDC.Tasks, New Version Released

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    If you are doing anything with .Net 2.0 chances are you have a set of MSBuild files supporting your application. That means you already know MSBuild just rocks. What better than MSBuild? MSBuild with a sweet task library to support it of course! That...
  • Clark Sell

    App_Offline.htm

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    Been catching up on the ole blogs when I ran across a post from Scott Guthrie about a new ASP .Net 2.0 feature with a file called App_Offline.htm. "One of the new features I talked about was the "App_Offline.htm" feature in ASP.NET 2.0, which provides...
  • Clark Sell

    Regulatory Compliance Planning Guide

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    I happen to work in the Financial Services vertical and it seems daily you hear someone talking about compliance. This topic is usually a mystery to most people except the lawyers. Well the Microsoft Solutions for Security and Compliance (MSSC) team published...
  • Clark Sell

    Team Foundation Power Toys

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    The other day I was asked the questions: Can I rollback a Changeset? Can I produce a list of items I changed while I was offline? Of course you can, but you need to use Team Foundation Power Toys or tfpt.exe. This utility can be found in the...
  • Clark Sell

    Microsoft Build Sidekick

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    I have decided there are not enough people blogging about MSBuild, so here is the first post of many more to come. I ran across a free MSBuild editor the other day made by Attrice called Microsoft Build Sidekick . I've loaded it up and I am impressed...
  • Clark Sell

    Not Daddy's LEGO

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    I absolutely loved LEGO when I was a kid. You have to check out the new Coding4Fun article on Introduction to Programming LEGO MINDSTORMS . Too Cool!
  • Clark Sell

    Are you really in control?

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    Last night I'm sitting on the couch coding away when suddenly mouse and keyboard were taken over and controlled by someone else. In a total panic I try and close down everything of which has a connection to the Internet. Things stop! At this point I am...
  • Clark Sell

    MSDN Wiki

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    Granted this might be old news but it's still worth repeating. MSDN has launched a beta version of MSDN which has wiki functionality known nothing other than MSDN Wiki. I am a big fan, I hope to see the community actively contribute. http://msdnwiki...
  • Clark Sell

    The Build Master

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    I don't think anyone will argue but the majority of technical books are used for reference. OK so every so often a new book comes out and you read it cover to cover. Well that time has come. Vincent Maraia has just authored a book called The Build...
  • Clark Sell

    Vista install over a cup of Joe | Install Completed!!!

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    That was just stupid easy and fast!!!! Now we will see what all works on it. So far I am loving it!!!!
  • Clark Sell

    Vista install over a cup of Joe | Step 2 Installing Windows...

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    Alright I lied, a few cups of Joe. I got really bold and decided to bring a few laptops up to the local coffee shop and install Vista B2 on one of them. So far so good I just started Step 2. I guess I will soon find out what I forgot to backup ;) More...
  • Clark Sell

    Multiplicity ROCKS!

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    Like any good geek I have a ton of different machines and always seem to work work off a few monitors at once. Since I have a few monitors I really didn't need a KVM but I needed a way to get rid of the stacks of keyboards and mice, Multiplicity !!!!...
  • Clark Sell

    MSBuild, Where does one get started

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    Long and short, if you don't know anything about MSBuild, it's time to hit the links below. Honestly it will do nothing but save you time and automate those dreaded processes. The links below will get you pointed in the right direction. General Links...
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