Doug Seven

Director of Product Management, Visual Studio

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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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    Accountability in a Scrum World

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    One day last week, I was reflecting on the day I had, whihc included a Sprint retrospective of a failed Sprint - the second consecutive failed Sprint. This got me thinking about accountability. Specifically in the terms of Scrum methodology. In a Scrum team of peers from different disciplines (and different managers), such as PM, Dev and Test, how is the team held accountable for their results?...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    Mix06: Day One - BillG Keynote

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    Notes from the BillG keynote on day one of the Mox06 conference....
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    Mix06: Day Two - Keynote

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    Notes from the Mix06 conference, day two keynote....
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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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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: 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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    Oracle Support Announced for Visual Studio Team System 2010 Development

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    Today it was announced Oracle support will be available for Visual Studio Team System 2010 Development through a Database Schema Provider (DSP ).  Quest , a provider of Database Management Solutions, is developing the Oracle DSP for Visual Studio...
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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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    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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    Mix06: Day One - Live and WPF

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    I attended a couple more sessions today, The Windows Live Platform: Build Applications That Have Access to 400 Million Address Book, and 13 Billion Contacts! and Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF): The Opportunity for WPF Applications in the Brower...
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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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    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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    .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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    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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