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    Addon tip for doing excel pivot reporting on the TFS warehouse

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    An related note to this older tip: http://blogs.msdn.com/graceworld/archive/2005/05/18/419042.aspx Make sure that you have installed the optional Microsoft Query from Office Tools options. Otherwise you won't have the option to query the warehouse...
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    moving from unix/j2ee to windows/.net

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    I thought this was a handy list that someone sent out recently: · .NET Framework Overview - http://msdn.microsoft.com/netframework/technologyinfo/Overview/default.aspx · The Unix Application Migration Guide - http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default...
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    Help improve the setup for Team Foundation

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    Whether your experience was good or bad with installing TFS Beta 3, let us know how it went so that we can continue to make it better: http://blogs.msdn.com/481909.aspx
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    Clean that machine!

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    If you're having trouble installing the latest bits - make sure you've cleaned up your machine from previous installs: http://lab.msdn.microsoft.com/vs2005/uninstall/preRTMuninstall/default.aspx
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    Good news on Project Server and VSTS!

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    Some good news for folks looking for a Project Server and VSTS integration: http://www.gotdotnet.com/workspaces/workspace.aspx?id=b9f69ea5-ace1-4a21-846f-6222a507cc9c
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    Finding my way in the world

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    Recently we had some career coaches come in and help us analyze the data that came out of our MBTI and FIRO-B tests. I've always been a "good tester" and although I'd like to be an ENFP - which is what the results reflected, I really am an ENTJ - that...
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    Why I LOVE my job as a Technical Evangelist at Microsoft

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    There are many, many reasons why when people ask me "How are things going at work" that I go on and on about how I love my job and that it's been a long time in my career now that I've been in a place that I feel consistently good about being a part of...
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    Visual Studio 2003 and Team Foundation

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    Product Manager, Eric Lee does a great job explaining how we'll be supporting our VS 2003 customers in using Team Foundation: https://blogs.msdn.com/ericlee/archive/2005/10/06/477693.aspx
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    Misc tidbits

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    Q. Can I run the TFS proxy on XP? A. No. You must install it on Windows 2003. It needs IIS 6. Q. Is the CMMI template in TFS beta 3 complete? A. No. It's a CTP build. You can expect a beta build around the VS2005 RTM and final build at TFS RTM...
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    What's new in Team Foundation Beta 3

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    Brian Harry - PUM for Team Foundation - has just blogged about what you'll find new in TFS Beta 3: http://blogs.msdn.com/bharry/ Cool stuff!
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    In Silly Valley next week - Ben Riga highlights WinFX at SDForum

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    If you're in Silly Valley next week, Ben will be dazzling audience members with WinFX at SDForum. http://www.sdforum.org/SDForum/Templates/CalendarEvent.aspx?CID=1763&mo=10&yr=2005 Don't miss out
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    All about source control in Team System

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    RD, Peter Himschoot has written a really great article on source control in VSTS. Useful illustrations and examples - a definite must read: http://www.microsoft.com/belux/nl/msdn/community/columns/himschoot/vsts_escm.mspx
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    VSTS MVPs!

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    Some recently listed MVPs for VSTS: https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/communities/mvplist.aspx?Product=Visual+Developer+-+VSTS Congrats Chris and Dave!
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    UML integration with VSTS

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    Check out partner Sparx Systems highlighting their UML integration for VSTS: Media presentation: http://sparxsystems.com.au/eavsintegration/video/eavs2005.wmv - 22mb 1 page summary: http://sparxsystems.com.au/eavsintegration/whitepapers...
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    Source for the Load Testing thresholds

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    Ever get to wondering where those threshold numbers came from? I ran into Ed Glas at the PDC the other day and we got to chatting about this. They worked with folks from the PAG group on setting these numbers and here’s the reference for it: Improving...
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    Teamprise for x-platform access to Team Foundation

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    Project Allerton from the SourceGear folks has transformed to Teamprise: http://www.teamprise.com/ http://software.ericsink.com/index.html Check out the teamprise site for more detailed information on their suite of products and sign up for a...
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    Channel 9 video on Team Foundation Source Control

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    Join Doug Neuman and myself in this video we shot a few weeks ago chatting about source control in Team Foundation: http://channel9.msdn.com/showpost.aspx?postid=112427 MSNBC - here I come! (yeah I wish! :-))
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    Finding Team Foundation system requirements and viewing help

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    Want to assess if you're ready for Team Foundation? You can find the latest installation instructions and system requirements here http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=E54BF6FF-026B-43A4-ADE4-A690388F310E&displaylang=en If...
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    An oldie but a goodie

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    Posted last year - a thorough overview of static analysis support in Team System: http://blogs.msdn.com/jason_anderson/archive/2004/09/05/225798.aspx TIP: Make sure you have your project selected in the solution explorer and not the solution - else...
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    PDC and MISC :-)

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    PDC If you're at PDC next week, stop by and check out the Compuware and Sourcegear booths - they're both doing great integrations with VSTS worth taking a gander at. I'll also be at PDC - but will be much more difficult to find :-) - look for a petite...
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    The Growing VSTS Ecosystem

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    Some great examples of partners integrating into VSTS: · Borland adds Requirements Management · Mercury shows their interest in integrating their testing tools · Compuware integrates functional testing tools with Team System · Serena’s ProcessView...
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    SQL Server 2005 June CTP and VSTS Beta 2?

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    We had a number of questions about this at TechEd. Here's the official word: You CAN use VSTS Beta 2 to develop with SQL Server 2005 June CTP. However, it does not work as the backend for Team Foundation Beta 2. You still need to use SQL Server 2005...
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    Check out this Grok Talk from TechEd

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    RD Mitch Ruebush does a nice job of giving a 10 minute intro on extending Team System at TechEd: http://groktalk.net/asx/mitch_ruebush.asx
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    Scheduling builds

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    For folks that asked me about this at TechEd, the cmd line interface was in fact added post Beta 2. For a sample on how you would set this up: http://forums.microsoft.com/msdn/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=3593
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    Hit the road Jack...

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    I've been meaning to blog some more about my job as a Technical Evangelist and especially about how great it's been working for Jeff Sandquist . It'll have to wait just a while longer. Jeff is hitting the road next week and getting ready to do some demo...
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