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  • Rob Caron

    Latest MSF for Agile Software Development is Available for Download

    We just posted an update of MSF for Agile Software Development. MSF for Agile Software Development, Beta This download contains the agile process guidance that will be shipping with Visual Studio Team System. MSF for Agile Software Development is...
  • One Louder

    Leaving Las Vegas, and getting ripped off along the way

    Back from my quick trip to Vegas. It was my first time. Did what I wanted to do there. Now I think I'm good. I didn't realize that the trip was going to come with a rite of passage: getting ripped off. Basically, I think that much of that town has been...
  • Rob Caron

    Is your Team Foundation Server data tier getting hammered?

    I’ve linked to this post from Buck Hodges before ( New Team System Stuff 2005–04–25 ), but it appears that people are running into this problem: Did you install your beta data tier in Virtual PC or Virtual Server and see a high CPU load while its...
  • Jamie's Junk

    Fun with Nested Tables and Sampling

    Last week Jason Carlson from Reporting Services asked me to help him build a model he was creating to analyze some survey results. He was trying to see how company related questions such as number of PC's etc relate to product related questions, such...
  • Your Data in the Cloud

    Algorithmic Trading

    I recently started reading about Algorithmic Trading. There is a huge potential here for computer science. According to this presentation by Carl Carrie - JPMorgan & Scott Atwell - Manager of FIX Trading and Connectivity: (
  • Microsoft Senior Sales Excellence Manager - Eric Ligman

    Why would I order part# T72-00020? (SBS 2003 Server Retail Box)

    Earlier today I was asked a question by a channel partner that I thought I would share with all of you in case you have found yourself in the same scenario (and those of you who sell SBS will). This topic has come up many times before and applies in many...
  • daclark's WebLog

    Comparing machines in SMS

    Here's a query for comparing Services on two machines. Just Clone the "Compare software inventory on two computers" report and replace the SQL with below. select (case when inv1.Name0 is not null then @name1 else @name2 end) as Netbios_Name0, (case...
  • Antimail

    Blogging for kids?

    I can imagine the following conversation with my daugher four years from now: Hey dad, can you help me with today's homework?... Our teacher told us that now we are in sixth grade each of us have to create a "blog" and write there one essay about...
  • Shaykatc's WebLog

    C# Status: 5/11/2005

    Last week we rocked on bugs. The dev team kicked it up a notch and started fixing bugs to hit their goals. Along with that we fixed all our bugs that were marked Pri1 and opened greater than 48 hours than Friday. It was pretty cool. On the downside...
  • Michael Rys

    Recursion and FOR XML

    Kent just published an example on how to get recursive XML structures (think employee-manager). The new version of the FOR XML whitepaper actually contains a section with such a sample (I need to get the MSDN team to publish it). I don't want to spoil...
  • Rob Caron

    New Readme Item for the Team Foundation Server Readme

    Later today, I’ll be posting this new item in the online version of the Team Foundation Server Readme : 2.10. Team Foundation Server installation fails if the server was promoted to domain controller after installing any Team Foundation Server prerequisites...
  • Microsoft XML Team's WebLog

    XInclude and schema validation

    A lot of people are excited about XInclude and want to start using it in their projects. However, there is an issue with using both XInclude and xsd validation at the same time. The issue is that XInclude adds xml:* attributes to the instance documents...
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