June, 2005

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  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: Never Give Up, Never Surrender

    There is an error message (in Beta 2, hopefully fixed by release) that I have come to dread that appears when first attempting to connect to a TFS server, it looks something like this: Unable to connect to this Team Foundation Server : [machinename...
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: use the projmap.exe utility to change project mapping after creating a team project

    Siddharth (VSTS<->Project integration PM) sent this tip in an internal email thread to help someone map resources in MS Project to users in a Team Project: ...you can change the project mapping XML file after creating a Team Project. Use the...
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: how to validate deployment designer diagrams

    VSTS has diagramming capability - with the ability to actually validate the diagrams. The validation only applies to deployment designer diagrams. Make sure the diagram is open and then select the validate command from the context menu on the designer...
  • Eric Jarvi

    high performance testing

    Better Software carrying a feature article on performance testing: http://www.stickyminds.com/BetterSoftware/magazine.asp?fn=cifea
  • Eric Jarvi

    NIST - Early Computer Security Papers

    Thanks to Michael Howard for passing this along... "This list of papers was initially distributed on CD-ROM at NISSC '98. These papers are unpublished, seminal works in computer security. They are papers every serious student of computer security should...
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: making sense of load test threshold values

    A great resource for beefing up knowledge on what the load test threshold values mean: http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dnpag/html/scalenet.asp
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: Mark November 7th on your calendar

    This just in from Tech Ed - November 7th is going to be the official launch date of Team System, if you do the math backwards, that means time is running out for beta feedback - keep it coming!! "As part of the keynote address, Paul Flessner, senior...
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: set up reporting permissions prior to creating a team project

    If you are getting a permissions related exception from the Team Project Creation Wizard even though you have added the user to the Team Foundation Administrators group, make sure the the user is also a Content Manager in Reporting Services. This happened...
  • Eric Jarvi

    big visible charts

    Some ideas to fill your agile white board: http://www.bigvisiblecharts.com
  • Eric Jarvi

    barriers to agile adoption

    testdriven.com pointed me to an interesting paper from Jim Highsmith on barriers to agile adoption as perceived at the CIO/CTO level: "At the recent Agile Development Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, one presentation included a series of objections...
  • Eric Jarvi

    non-admin in the news...

    Let's hear it for the little non-admin wiki that could: http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1759,1830637,00.asp
  • Eric Jarvi

    security kaizen

    Some starting points for sharpening the security saw: Threat Modeling (MSDN) http://Channel9.Msdn.Com/Security (MSDN/Channel9/PAG security wiki)
  • Eric Jarvi

    asp.net roadshow videos

    see http://blogs.msdn.com/nigel/archive/2005/06/01/424006.aspx
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: know your bindings

    The VSTS version control system has the concept of "binding" and "unbinding" with visual studio solutions that is referenced frequently in error messages that I've come across while testing - but since IMO it's hard to understand the error messages without...
  • Eric Jarvi

    ASP.NET 2.0

    Here's a good starting point for ramping up on ASP.NET 2.0: http://beta.asp.net/QUICKSTART/aspnet/
  • Eric Jarvi

    profiling blog articles

    Ian has posted an index of useful team blog profiler articles, let us know what we're missing: http://blogs.msdn.com/ianhu/archive/2005/06/09/427327.aspx
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