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  • Sharon Bjeletich - SQL Performance

    Read Commited Snapshot Miracles

    I have been away on vacation so not posting, and I have a new job that took away my focus. I am now working on the SQL Server team - with a focus on Manufacturing ISVs. I love working with ISV's, so I am really excited about this new role. Anyway,...
  • Rob Caron

    Passing the First Litmus Test - Sam Gentile

    Woohoo! Sam Gentile is up and running on Team Foundation Server Beta 3 in a matter of hours - not days. This was one of my personal litmus tests for Beta 3. Not that Sam is anybody's fool; far from it. It's because he's not afraid to take us to task...
  • Jensen Harris: An Office User Interface Blog

    Thoughts on the Microsoft Company Meeting

    Today was the Microsoft Company Meeting at Safeco Field in downtown Seattle. Last year instead of the traditional "everyone takes a school bus to the stadium" meeting, they tried a webcast so that we could "watch from the convenience of our desk...
  • Rob Caron

    Unhandled exception after completing Team Foundation Server (services) setup

    As noted in the online version of the Team Foundation Server Beta 3 Readme (it didn’t make it into the “on-disc” readme), you will encounter an unhandled exception (‘System.IO.FileNotFoundException’) in CoverAn.exe (Code Coverage Analysis Service) after...
  • Virtual Earth & MapPoint B2B

    MWS Traffic Integration with Virtual Earth

    I wrote this application to be very similar to the store locator MWS/VE application I wrote a couple weeks ago. Truth be known, I pretty much copied the other application, changed the data source to MapPoint's new traffic data source and the properties...
  • Virtual Earth & MapPoint B2B

    Virtual Earth SDK

    Virtual Earth now has its own SDK, so you no longer have to try and decrypt the javascript mapcontrol.js file. You can view the SDK @ .
  • Virtual Earth & MapPoint B2B


    With the release of MWS 4.0 there's a new SDK. Not only has the content been updated, but the formatting has changed, as well. This places the properties into a seperate branch from the method(s). It's pretty sweet. Plus, there are some new demo applications...
  • Rob's Rhapsody

    Company Meeting

    Microsoft's Company Meeting was today -- and it was a special one at that. This year, Microsoft celebrated it's 30 year anniversary. Pretty amazing that Bill's dream of a computer on every desk and in every home is so close to be achieved... In addition...
  • Rob Caron


    Read The, um, Fine Manual. I meant to say this in my earlier post about the Installation Guide , but please be sure to review the Installation Guide before you install Team Foundation Server. First, some stuff has changed since Beta 2 and the July...
  • scooblog by josh ledgard

    Everybody has their theories, but Mini-MSFT is...

    Warning...complete non-official conjecture for the sake of fun follows below... Steve Ballmer . Stay with me now. I've heard the rumor that Mini was a actually a clever PR/Recruiting move by one of our competitors , but if the Business Week article...
  • J.D. Meier's Blog

    My Role on the patterns & practices Team

    I'm J.D. Meier, the PM for security and performance on the patterns & practices team. My manager refers to me as the "abilities" PM. I create guidance to help customers bake security and performance into their life cycle. Why performance and security...
  • Rob Caron

    New Team System Articles on MSDN

    Over the summer we had several great authors submit articles on Team System that are finally seeing the light of day. The first six are available here: Choosing Between Microsoft Visual Studio Team System and Microsoft Visual SourceSafe Introducing...
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