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  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: Team Build Links Galore

    Team Build Bloggers: http://blogs.msdn.com/nagarajp http://blogs.msdn.com/anutthara http://blogs.msdn.com/manishagarwal http://blogs.msdn.com/hemantk http://blogs.msdn.com/Uday Team Foundation Build Overview http://blogs.msdn.com/team_foundation/archive...
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: Getting labeled sources in team build

    I've lost track of how many times Nagaraju has helped me out with team build, I'm so glad he's got a blog. Here's an entry on how to customize get task to synch to a particular source label: http://blogs.msdn.com/nagarajp/archive/2005/10/21.aspx
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: Beta 3 VPC is on its way

    In yesterday's tech chat there was a question about when a customer ready VPC for Beta 3 will become available. I just now got the notice that after burning the midnight oil, the work is done, it's just been dropped to an internal share, with the promise...
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: Feedback on Beta 3 TFS Setup

    OK, so I'm a few days behind with this. But if you are one of the elite who have installed TFS Beta 3, please, I beg of you, help make life better for geeks of the future and fill out this survey: http://blogs.msdn.com/robcaron/archive/2005/10/17/481909...
  • Eric Jarvi

    development related security tools at SecureWorld

    There were two vendors at SecureWorld conference today in Bellevue that might be worth checking out if you are looking for developer/tester related security products. They should also be there tomorrow as well - free registration if you are just walking...
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: Integration with AutomatedQA and TestComplete 4

    Partners rock and this looks like goodness in the making ... "TestComplete 4 supports both AutomatedQA's AQdevTeam and Microsoft's Visual Studio 2005 Team System issue-tracking systems" Test Complete 4 Sneak Peek Also the Test Complete 4 Public Beta...
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: Try the Team System MSDN Public Chat

    Team System MSDN Public Chat Visual Studio Team System for Software Developer & Visual Studio Team System for Software Testers When: Wednesday 10/19/05 @ 10am PST What: Join us to discuss the Profiler, Test Tools (Unit, Generic, Manual...
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: Remove obnoxious MSDN keyword highlighting

    Disclaimer: This is more of an ugly hack than a tip, and not even the type that would be cool enough to make it into Visual Studio Hacks , but here goes... When you search the MSDN local help it has a nasty behavior of making all your search terms indelibly...
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: workaround for error when running tests

    VS 2005 RC build # 50727.26 has an issue related to running tests that causes a nasty "object is an invalid state" error message. If you are hitting this problem, here's some more background information in Q&A format: Question: Trying to run any...
  • Eric Jarvi

    Reducing Browser Privileges

    "a simple yet little-known approach exists for users to avoid many of these vulnerabilities in any web browser" http://www.securityfocus.com/infocus/1848
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: Webcast series

    VSTS Webcast series: http://www.microsoft.com/events/series/msdnvsts2005.mspx
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: Live Bits At PNSQC

    I just found out yesterday that I'm headed to the Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference next week with a few others from Visual Studio Team System Developer and Test Tools. Mostly to listen and learn, partly to demo Team System. If everything...
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: Brian Harry on Beta 3 Improvements over Beta 2

    Great post on the delta between B2 and B3 - "I recently saw a post asking for a list of improvements between Beta 2 and Beta 3. It seemed like great fodder for a blog topic so here I go" http://blogs.msdn.com/bharry/archive/2005/10/01/476030.aspx
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: VSTS Training Course

    Just heard some good words about this training company from a platform evangelist in Texas: http://www.notionsolutions.com/ "Beginning in October 2005, Notion Solutions will be offering our new “Go Live! with Team System” training course. This course...
  • Eric Jarvi

    Scott Hanselman's 2005 Ultimate Developer and Power Users Tool List

    Just threw out a message in a bottle for MSN Search to put this in the top of the list for "handy developer tools" http://www.hanselman.com/blog/ScottHanselmans2005UltimateDeveloperAndPowerUsersToolList.aspx
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Installation Guide

    Read this first if you've installed security update 896358 or Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 on the machine you will be reading the installation guide on: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/902225/ Here's the installation guide: http://www.microsoft...
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: Prepping to Create Team Projects

    This post, like all posts but more so, is my opinion, totally disclaimered, and likely out of date if you are reading this after TFS has shipped. The issue that every newbie hits is that giving a user TFS permissions by right clicking on the TFS server...
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: VSSConverter for Beta 3

    Using VSS Converter in Beta 3? Trust the blogs. Meet Akesh: http://blogs.msdn.com/akashmaheshwari/archive/2005/09/27/474304.aspx
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: Where's the Team Menu Option?

    Common newbie question - I installed VSTS but where is the team menu option? Answer: There is one more step you need to do before it will show up - install the Team Foundation Client component on top of Visual Studio. Also it is important to realize...
  • Eric Jarvi

    Coding for fun

    This looks like an interesting community of sorts starting up - http://msdn.microsoft.com/coding4fun/
  • Eric Jarvi

    latest QA community site

    I can't compete with the talking Automation Horse but in my pursuit of supporting QA community sites, here's a plug for AutomatedQA I got in email: ==== We'd like to invite you to visit aqCommunity, our new blog for developers and testers. AutomatedQA...
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: Code Analysis Policy Settings

    Brain dump of some random things I've learned about code analysis policy settings -- the settings that enforce code analysis prior to checking in source code. Team Foundation provides a way for the user to set a "lowest common denominator" code...
  • Eric Jarvi

    Acrylic August 2005 CTP download

    If you want to check out the latest design tools in the works... "Acrylic" (code name) is the professional design program that brings together the richness of pixel-based painting and the performance of editable vector graphics for a more fluid and...
  • Eric Jarvi

    Kids Programming Language

    Just heard about this, haven't had a chance to really check it out but it looks really interesting: http://www.ms-inc.net/kpl.aspx
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: Code Coverage Colors

    Code coverage coloring used to be green, blue, and red. In recent builds I suddently noticed it's more of a blue/purple/red type of color scheme. This is hearsay, it may or may not have any grounding in fact. But I overheard in the hallway the other day...
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