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  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: manual tests and code coverage

    Here is a brain dump of some things I learned today about collecting code coverage information with manual tests: Enable code coverage in the Code Coverage section of the testrunconfig options found under the Test menu similar to how you would for...
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: Cross-platform VSTS with Teamprise

    "Teamprise is a suite of client applications for accessing Microsoft Team System from outside the Visual Studio environment. Previously codenamed "Allerton", Teamprise enables developers to use the source control and item tracking features of Team Foundation...
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: Converting from VSS/CQ to TFS version control?

    If you are experimenting with converting from VSS or CQ to TFS I got mail from a contact on the converter team who is interested in contacting you and making sure the toolset meets your needs. Let me know and I can introduce you. Here is some documentation...
  • Eric Jarvi

    code colorizers

    Links stolen from an internal email thread for an HTML code colorizer, maybe it's just me but it's hard to find these using web search... (pre-post) http://www.carlosag.net/Tools/CodeColorizer/Default.aspx http://puzzleware.net/codehtmler...
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: devBiz X5 Web Client for Team System

    Direct from my ISV Buddy. This is still in Beta but X5 is a web interface for Team System that provides full access to work item tracking features of Team Foundation Server over any Internet connection, and looks very promising: http://www.devbiz...
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: ASP.NET Unit Tests and PathToWebRoot

    It used to be extremely painful to get ASP.NET unit tests working together from the same code base on team build and in multiuser environments because of a hardcoded path in the unit test that would break on different machines with different local paths...
  • Eric Jarvi

    podcast on performance testing

    "All about performance testing with Keith Moon" http://www.qapodcast.com/node/9
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: Excel Is Your Friend

    Eric Lee is really coming through for us today, here is another one on Excel integration: http://blogs.msdn.com/ericlee/archive/2005/09/08/462669.aspx
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: Use TFS and Microsoft Project together

    Eric Lee posts on Team Foundation Server and Microsoft Project mappings: http://blogs.msdn.com/ericlee/archive/2005/09/08/462666.aspx
  • Eric Jarvi

    billg on channel9

    http://channel9.msdn.com/Showpost.aspx?postid=111598
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: saving your class diagrams as images

    This came up on an internal list and seemed useful (disclaimer: I am a complete class diagramming newbie) - if you want to share your class diagram images on a website, in email, etc. there is an Export Diagram as Image command from the class diagram...
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: Check out DSL tools

    I don't know how many of you have already seen this but if you want some brain candy check out DSL as in Domain Specific Language. I just met a bright intern who is working on this team and is planning to give a high level overview presentation on September...
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: VB as the default language

    This seems to be a frequently asked question of C# users - why is VB the default language for my application? http://blogs.msdn.com/a_pasha/archive/2005/08/19/453713.aspx
  • Eric Jarvi

    leastprivilege.com

    Thank to .NET Delirium for pointing out this site: http://blogs.msdn.com/gduthie/archive/2005/09/01/459576.aspx
  • Eric Jarvi

    blogs.infragistics.com

    This looks promising, up-and-coming blog site at Infragistics (supporter of the .NET community): "Blogs Anyone? I would like to make everyone aware of another information outlet from Infragistics - our new blog site. http://blogs.infragistics.com/...
  • Eric Jarvi

    VS Powertoys Blog

    This is worth checking out if you haven't seen it yet: http://blogs.msdn.com/powertoys/
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: Osellus integration with VSTS

    Came across this today and it seemed interesting. Video from Osellus on "Enacting IBM Rational Unified Process (RUP®) in Visual Studio Team System" http://www.osellus.com/solutions/microsoft/rup-vsts/
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: Profiling Like a Pro

    I had the chance to watch a first time profiler user go through a profiling scenario this morning. We got everything humming but there was a learning curve and some less than helpful error messages along the way. Here are the takeaways: Permissions...
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: "save your receipts" from the team project creation wizard

    There is some key information that needs to be passed to team members who want to start using a team project. Namely the TFS server machine name and also the team project name. You can get all of this information and more in the text field summary pane...
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: generating unit tests against ASP.NET 2.0 App_Code

    Disclaimer applies, if you have better suggestions please leave comments. One of the unit test features is the capability to automatically generate unit tests for ASP.NET 2.0 code inside the App_Code folder. In my experience this is one of those areas...
  • Eric Jarvi

    VoiceComments //make your code speak out

    One of my ISV buddies is looking for beta testers for a new voice commenting system they are developing. The idea being you can attach a microphone and then leave a voice comment describing your code with a special comment tag totally integrated inside...
  • Eric Jarvi

    [adv] Fix That Darn Computer Services

    This is probably spam for most of you but it's more of a public service announcement for anyone like me living near Microsoft. If you want someone to refer your friends, neighbors, family, to when they have computer problems so you don't have to fix them...
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: Soma's "Visual Studio 2005 update"

    Soma officially announced the logistics of Visual Studio 2005 + Team Foundation Server scheduling this morning: http://blogs.msdn.com/somasegar/archive/2005/08/22/451026.aspx
  • Eric Jarvi

    adding and removing icons from the "Send To" menu

    One of my ISV buddies needed to help a customer declutter the "Send To" menu, here's how: http://www.annoyances.org/exec/show/article05-404
  • Eric Jarvi

    show and tell at PDC

    Show Off is an evening event held at the PDC where you can show off your application, tip, tool, technique, animation, or anything cool that can help or inspire other developers. http://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=102337
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