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  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: Get to Know the VSTS Native C/C++ Code Analyzer...

    Nick Wienholt has an article on the topic up at developer.com, check it out: http://www.developer.com/net/cplus/article.php/3588311
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: SDK now available for VSIP members

    FYI - the extensibility center now has the link to get the latest Visual Studio 2005 SDK Release, here's the link: http://affiliate.vsipmembers.com/affiliate/downloadfiles.aspx (VSIP membership required)
  • Eric Jarvi

    C3767 native types are now private by default in a /clr compilation

    If you are haunted by this error mesage, here's how to workaround (thanks Matt Pietrek): http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms235607.aspx
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: TFS in the news

    March, March, March.... http://www.infoworld.com/article/06/01/30/74906_HNteamfoundationvslive_1.html http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,1916715,00.asp http://www.ftponline.com/channels/net/reports/vslivesf/2006/soma/ http://arstechnica...
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: Automating Visual Studio 2005

    Thanks to Huizhong Long for pointing this out, VS 2005 Automation samples are now on MSDN: http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/downloads/code/automation/default.aspx
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: C++ and Team System

    From an internal email thread that looked interesting today: Q: What type of support does Team System provide for C++ in terms of Unit testing, Code coverage, Static Analysis, and Code Profiling? A: Here's a quick table, then some more detailed...
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: looks like converting to TFS is getting easier ...

    I haven't tried this myself (so I guess YMMV), but here's a tool from ComponentSoftware that promises complete conversion to TFS and full compatibility for the leading revision control systems: http://www.componentsoftware.com/Products/converter/highlights...
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: VSTS Dev & Test Tools MSDN Public Chat - Wed 10/19 @ 10am PST

    Team System MSDN Public Chat Visual Studio Team Edition for Software Developer & Visual Studio Team Edition for Software Testers When: Every 3rd Wednesday of the Month @ 10am PST What: Join us to discuss the Profiler, Test Tools (Unit, Generic...
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: VS6 TFS Plug-in Beta released...

    More details here: http://blogs.msdn.com/bharry/archive/2005/12/29/507993.aspx
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: 8 Way Load Testing of TFS

    Brian Harry posts more details on 8-way load testing of TFS here: http://blogs.msdn.com/bharry/archive/2006/01/11/511546.aspx
  • Eric Jarvi

    decent AMD 64 site

    http://www.planetamd64.com/
  • Eric Jarvi

    Fujitsu ColorDoctor

    cool test tool ... "ColorDoctor is a tool that checks accessibility from the aspect of color. It converts any images displayed on screen such as browsers or Microsoft PowerPoint presentations into gray scale or colors that persons with color vision...
  • Eric Jarvi

    how to embed a manifest

    Learned a trick for embedding manifests today (1=exe, 2=dll): mt.exe -outputresource:output.exe;1 -manifest output.exe.manifest mt.exe -outputresource:output.dll;2 -manifest output.dll.manifest
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: Teamlook from Personify Design

    Just heard that the latest beta release of Teamlook is out... http://personifydesign.com/default.aspx?tabid=63 "Teamlook is a convenient software project dashboard that enables all stakeholders in a software development project to communicate and...
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: The New Architect Is Not The Old Everything

    Q: I have Visual Studio Team Edition for Software Architects installed, but don't have any Performance tools menu on my tools menu - and therefore no access to the profiler. Any idea why not? A: "The Performance Tools are part of the Visual Studio...
  • Eric Jarvi

    unit testing never sounded so good (?)

    Tim O'Day is the proud representative of all of the oppressed white-collar workers of the world. Listen to "Unit Test" for a glimpse into the gritty world of this modern folk hero. http://www.voiceoftech.com/timoday.htm One can only wonder if the rich...
  • Eric Jarvi

    Migrating from VC6 to VC8

    Two people have asked me this in as many days and I finally found the right link. Let's hope search keeps improving. But anyway if you are a C++ developer still plugging away on Visual C++ 6.0 and wondering what the pros and cons (AKA "pitfalls") are...
  • Eric Jarvi

    Test Driven Development con Visual Studio Team System

    Francisco Lomas de Quito, Ecuador escribe sobre Test Driven Development: "..El Desarrollo basado en Pruebas o Test Driven Development es una práctica que se debe incorporar en cada equipo de desarrollo de software, así como se debe procurar introducir...
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: Brian Says Bring It On

    OK, so maybe not in those exact words. But it looks like some perf work on the TFS side is now allowing us to support up to 2,000 users http://blogs.msdn.com/bharry/archive/2005/12/09/502190.aspx Way to go North Carolina! Now if only we could find...
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: Collecting ETW event information with the profiler

    I just took over the profiler feature area that covers ETW events, and getting myself up to speed. If you're using the profiler to collect ETW event information, here's an unofficial reference chart on what is supported by OS version: OS...
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: deleting a team build

    Conversation I overheard today that might be helpful to someone out there: Q: How to delete a team build? A: "Use TfsBuild.exe. This is installed with TFC. Call Tfsbuild help delete to learn more about this."
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: DSL tools and VS 2005 RTM

    FYI - Link to the November 2005 CTP DSL Tools (as in Domain Specific Language) for VS 2005 ( download )
  • Eric Jarvi

    running with least privilege

    "In the ongoing battle to fight internal and external threats on the corporate desktop, IT staffers may be forgetting one very potent weapon in their arsenal—system lockdown." http://www.thechannelinsider.com/print_article2/0,1217,a=166172,00.asp If...
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: how to structure projects and solutions in TFS source control

    Here is some advice for structuring projects and solutions in TFS source control from the IDE, this was cut and paste from an internal email from a PM on the TFS source control team, your mileage may vary: Create a workspace that maps $/TEAMPROJECT...
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: Setting up Data Driven Tests

    Here are two useful links for setting up data driven unit tests: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms182527.aspx http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dnvs05/html/vstsunittesting.asp
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