Doug Seven

Director of Product Management, Visual Studio

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    I'm Moving...to DougSeven.com

    For years I have used DougSeven.com as a test URL - a place where I could throw up some demo apps or test some things. For a long time it hosted a demo of the Codezone Community Search (the same Community search in the Visual Studio Help System). The...
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    Seattle Code Camp is Coming (and Boise too)

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    Seattle Code Camp is coming up in a couple weeks - January 26th & 27th. They have identified both a VSTS track and an Application Lifecycle Management track this year. I am preparing to submit some session and thought I'd ask you... What topics would...
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    Why You Need an Architect

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    A colleague just emailed me a pointer to this 'comic video' explaining what software architects do, what a plan is and why an organization needs architects. I love it!   View Video Technorati Tags: Architecture
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    Visual Studio 2008 for Ruby on Rails

    With the release of the Visual Studio 2008 SDK , software vendors can now build IDE's on top of the Visual Studio 2008 Shell . This enables software vendors to build IDE's that leverage the power of the Visual Studio 2008 IDE, without requiring the end...
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    Sharing Team System Specs

    Here's another nugget from Jeff ... One of the things that we quietly rolled out yesterday along with the release of Microsoft® Visual Studio® Team System code name “Rosario” November 2007 CTP is the program to share selected Team...
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    Microsoft Visual Studio Team System Code Name "Rosario" November 2007 CTP is Available

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    Yes, the newest CTP of the next release of Team System has been made available. From Jeff Beehler : I'm happy to announce that the next Community Technology Preview of Rosario (officially known as Microsoft® Visual Studio® Team System code name...
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    User Group Event: A Lap Around Visual Studio Team System 2008

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    A Lap Around Visual Studio Team System 2008 Visual Studio Team System 2008 just RTM'ed (release-to-manufacturing) - now is a great time to learn what Team System can do for you. In this demo-intensive session you will be exposed to many of the new features in Visual Studio Team System 2008. I will cover everything from Team Foundation Server for Work Item Tracking, Version Control and automated builds, to integration with Microsoft Project and Excel, to Unit Testing, Code Coverage and Code Metrics, to database support, to Web testing with AJAX support and the new user-pace model in Load Testing. You will leave with an understanding of how Visual Studio Team System 2008 helps your organization with full Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), and enables you and your team to collaborate and communicate to ensure software quality and provide visibility into the development process. Monday, November 26, 2007 @ 6:00 pm (presentation begins at 7:00 pm) Microsoft Building 40, Steptoe Room #1450...
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    Visual Studio Team System 2008 Has Shipped!

    Here is the official word from Jeff Beehler, the Team System Chief of Staff, and the really official word from Soma. Here is where you can download it from MSDN. I have only been officially working on the Team System team for five-months, and I...
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    Where in the world am I?

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    The more I travel, the more I realize how small our world has gotten. Rarely do I find myself somewhere without the comforts of home readily available to me. I think back to the stories my grandfather use to tell me of his travels (he traveled the world...
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    Upcoming Presentations (Come along, I'd love to meet you)

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    I have a few upcoming presentations. If you will be in Kuala Lumpur in mid-September, I'd love to meet you. Please, come and introduce yourself. KL TechNite + MIND: Developer's Rock on September 9th MIND Community and EC iTrain Sdn. Bhd will be...
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    What Do You Want?

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    I'm curious. You know me...I live to work for you. I want to give you what you want. Have I buttered you up enough? Good. I actually want to know what you want to read about in regard to Visual Studio Team System, and/or Team Foundation Server. It can...
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    Are Software Developers Perfect When They Write Code?

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    At TechEd 2007 this past June, TSHAK and I had the opportunity to record a video in the TechEd "Fishbowl." This was a follow up to my breakout session on Unit Testing and Test Driven Development (with VSTS of course). Are Software Developers Perfect When...
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    Now Available: VSTS Code Name "Rosario" Aug 2007 CTP

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    Last week we released the first glimpse of the future of Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) with our Visual Studio Team System code name "Rosario" August 2007 CTP . “Rosario” enhances the ALM capabilities in Visual Studio Team System 2008, and focuses...
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    Upcoming MSDN Webcast: Overview of the Visual Studio Team Foundation Server - Project Server 2007 Connector

    From Brian Keller : If you are interested in the recently released connector which integrates Team Foundation Server 2005 and Project Server 2007 then you don't want to miss this upcoming Webcast. Follow the link to register: MSDN Webcast: Overview...
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    Visual Studio Island in Second Life: Developer to Developer Speaker Series

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    For those of you who have been to Second Life , or who have been curious about it, here's your chance to attend a developer event in virtual reality. In Second Life we have a Visual Studio Island where we are hosting a Developer to Developer Speaker Series...
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    Now Available: Team System Web Access Power Tool

    Today we released the first "official" power tool release of Team System Web Access. You can download it from here . See Brian Harry's blog for more info . Technorati tags: Microsoft , VSTS , Web , Power Tool
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    Now Available: Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2

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    Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 is now available for download, along with NET Framework 3.5 Beta 2. The Silverlight 1.0 RC will be available soon. You can download Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 and the .NET Framework 3.5 Beta 2 from here . Over the next couple...
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    What's In a Name?

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    My colleague, Rob Caron , just posted the latest news on upcoming name changes for some of the Visual Studio product line. Specifically, the Team Editions that are part of Visual Studio Team System. In VSTS 2005 we named the Team Editions based on...
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    Scott Hanselman Joins Microsoft

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    I may be a few days behind on this one. This past Saturday, Scott Hanselman reported on his blog that he has accepted a position on ScottGu's team in Microsoft's Developer Division. Personally I think this is great for us all. Scott has always been an...
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    Visual Studio Team System codename "Rosario" August CTP Signed Off

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    Brian Harry, a Microsoft Distinguished Engineer , announced today that the Visual Studio Team System product group signed off on a Community Technology Preview (CTP) of the version of VSTS that will follow the upcoming Visual Studio Team System 2008 release...
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    Now Available: Service Release 1 (SR1) update for Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Database Professionals

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    Service Release 1 for Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Database Professionals is now available from Microsoft.com . Here are the details: The following issues are corrected in SR1. These issues have been found through customer and partner feedback...
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    TechEd07 Session Available: Unit Testing and TDD

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    At TechEd 2007 Brian Randall and I co-presented on Unit Testing and Test Driven Development (TDD) using Visual Studio Team System. Get this session in Windows Media format. Here is the official session abstract: DEV347 - Unit Testing and Test Driven Development...
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    .NET Rocks!: Visual Studio Team System Panel Discussion from TechEd 2007

    During TechEd 2007 I was asked to participate in a live panel discussion to talk about Visual Studio Team System . I was fortunate enough to sit with some very smart fellows - Mike Azocar , Steven Borg , and Joel Semeniuk - I, of course was the "blue...
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    Windows Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008 and Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Joint Launch Announced

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    Today, at the Microsoft® Worldwide Partner Conference 2007 in Denver, CO, Kevin Turner, Microsoft's Chief Operating Officer, announced that Windows Server® 2008, Visual Studio® 2008 and Microsoft SQL Server™ 2008 will launch together at an event in Los...
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    A New Era - Visual Studio Team System

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    After two years on the Microsoft.com Community Technologies Team I have decided that I needed a new challenge. During the past couple years I was able to transition my development team onto Visual Studio Team System , and Team Foundation Server . I had...
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