Doug Seven

Director of Product Management, Visual Studio

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    Better Software Development for Agile Teams

    A few week's ago the latest book from Jim Newkirk and Will Stott was released, Visual Studio Team System: Better Software Development for Agile Teams . Personally I am a huge fan of agile development - the team I have been managing has been using VSTS...
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    Adventures in Unit Testing Persuasion

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    A couple weeks ago a friend asked me to help him put together a compelling story for his engineering management on why they should make unit testing (and Test Driven Development) an expectation for their engineering teams. We spent some time talking about...
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    Tagspace Beta Refresh

    We just released a refresh to our Tagspace product. Check it out. You can now tag web-based resources across the Internet. Additionally you can see who has tagged an item, and subscribe to RSS feeds of tags.
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    TechEd 2007 - Party with Palermo...I'll be there

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    Aside from all my other TechEd activities, I will most definitely be attending the Party with Palermo. I hope to see you there! Technorati tags: Party With Palermo , TechEd07
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    TechEd 07 in Orlando: I'll Be There ... Will You?

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    Quick note to say, hey, I'll be at TechEd '07 in Orlando next week, June 1st - 9th, and would love a chance to talk to folks in the community about our services, your community & information management needs, and ideas for the future. I'll be at the...
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    Cross Posting to Microsoft.community Beta Blog

    I am now cross posting to my Microsoft.community Beta blog . Technorati tags: Microsoft.community , Beta
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    Implementing the MVC Pattern in ASP.NET

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    On Monday I presented to the Redmond/Seattle .NET Developer's Association. The topic was, Implementing the MVC Pattern in ASP.NET . Interestingly, the ASP.NET Framework follwos the MVC pattern (or at least it could be argued that it does, although I think...
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    Microsoft.community and xClaims/Claimspace

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    Korby has posted a great deal of information about our xClaim effort (part of the Rapport Service I blogged about earlier ). Unfortunately we were unable to get the xClaims in the frst beta release of Microsoft.community . We will certainly have this...
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    Microsoft.community Beta Released

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    The Microsoft.com Community Technologies Team (the team I am on) has just released our beta of the new Community Platform we are working on. This beta will give you some insight into what we are building, and more importantly, the opportunity for you...
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    Unit Testing Moving to VS Pro

    The best decision ever was recently made...the decision to move the most of the Visual Studio Team System unit testing features to Visual Studio Pro with the "Orcas" release. With the release of Orcas, the support for authoring, generating and running...
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    Agile Development Center on MSDN

    MSDN recently launched it's Agile Development Center . In the ADC you can learn about how the pattersn & practices team reconfigured their office area to a modern agile workspace (the envy of my team, I might add - they are in the building next door...
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    MVP Podcast Including an Interview with Communtiy Technologies Team

    A coupole weeks ago the MVP Summit was in town. Sandy , Alan and I have the dubious honor to be interviewed by Rich and Dave of NxtGenUG . Shortly after that, Russ Nemhauser, a developer on my team, was interviewed where he drooled on and on about his...
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    Microsoft.community - RC Almost Baked

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    After several months of work, changing dependancies, a couple designs, and a handful of UI attempts, we are getting ready to release a Beta of the community platform we have been working on ( Codename: Athens Microsoft.community). Athens Microsoft...
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    MXPS Communities Team Interview

    Sandy , YAG , and I were recently interviewed by Rich Costall and Dave McMahon of the Next Generation User Group ( NxtGenUG ) during the MVP Summit in Seattle. You can listen to the interview here (titled " The One With A Dubious Reputation ..., - Show...
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    Boise CodeCamp: Unit Testing Fundamentals

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    Unit Testing (from the Testing track) In this session you will learn how and why to unit test the code you develop. You will learn what a unit test is and how to use unit testing to ensure code quality. You will see how to write a variety of unit tests...
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    Boise CodeCamp: Test Driven Development Using VSTS

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    Test Driven Development Using VSTS ( from the .NET / Visual Studio track) In this session you will learn how to use the unit testing features built in to Microsoft Visual Studio Team System. You will learn how to set up a project for unit testing, write...
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    Boise CodeCamp: Enabling REST in ASP.NET

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    Building a RESTful Web Application in ASP.NET 2.0 ( from the Internet track) Representational State Transfer (REST) is means to provide access to, and deliver information based on a unique identifier, such as a URL. In the Web 2.0 world, REST interfaces...
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    Get Some REST at the .NET Developer's Association Meeting : 2/12/07

    On February 12, 2007 I will be presenting at the Redmond area .NET Developer's Association meeting. Here is the session description: Building a RESTful Web Application in ASP.NET 2.0 Representational State Transfer (REST) is means to provide access...
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    New Session Added at Boise Code Camp

    I picked up an additional session for the Boise Code Camp on February 10, 2007. Unit Testing (from the Testing track) In this session you will learn how and why to unit test the code you develop. You will learn what a unit test is and how to use unit...
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    Boise (Code Camp) Here We Come

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    On February 10th four of my coworkers and I will decend upon Boise, ID to attend and present at the Boise Code Camp . Sandy Khaund , Carl Prothman, Eric Mahlberg , Tim Shakarian and I will be there (and will likely have a bunch of free stuff to giveaway...
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    Scrum in a Heat

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    In my group we have adopted Scrum, along with a "Heat" variant. That is, a Heat is 3 month-long scrums. During the heat we are expected to release something for our stakeholders to preview (Sprint 1), collect feedback while continuing development (Sprint...
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    Writing Stories for Scrum

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    This week I have been giving a lot of thought to how stories should be written for Scrum projects. I was just reviewing some of the stuff on Mountain Goat Software's site . The INVEST acronym hit home with me - this is a good set of guidance on how to...
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    Software Development Engineer in Microsoft.com Community Technologies Team

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    Software Development Engineer in Microsoft.com Community Technologies Team Margaret Mead once said, "Never doubt that a small, group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." That pretty much...
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    .NET 3.0 Roadshows coming to a city near you this October!

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    Dr. Dobb’s SD Events is thrilled to announce our new .NET 3.0 Roadshows coming to a city near you this October! Microsoft's new .NET Framework 3.0 (formerly WinFX) technology platform will revolutionize how .NET programmers develop Web applications...
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    New Blog

    One of the developers on my team has set up a new blog on blogs.msdn.com . He is working on a reputation system for community efforts (we are the Community Technologies team for Microsoft.com). I highly recommend that you check it out . If you have...
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