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Just one of many Microsoft employees working with open source communities. I work with WordPress, Joomla and Drupal.

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    Who's using Visual Studio Team System (VSTS)

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    We've actually got quite a number of case studies posted on MSDN, but some of them are a bit difficult to find due to the way the documents are currently flagged. We're fixing that, but in the meanwhile here's a cheat sheet listing the ones I know about...
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    Data Dudes and Dudettes playing in the Sandbox

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    Every time I hear a reference to our upcoming release of Visual Studio Team Edition for Database Professionals referred as “Datadude” I see images of surfer dudes in California with flowery board shorts waving their hand back and forth with pinky and...
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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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    Best practices for TFS Proxy

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    Recently there have been internal discussions about the TFS Proxy and one of the engineers shared some information I thought would be useful to post: Here are some of the best practices for TFS Proxy Follow hardware recommendations in TFS...
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    VS2003 users and TFS

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    For you VS2003 users who want to take advantage of TFS, a beta version of the MSSCII provider for TFS has been released: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=32202966-EF04-442F-8C5C-88BDF15F551C&displaylang=en For more information...
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    Getting two vpc's to chat

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    I was trying to get a couple vpc's to network together using the Local only network setting the other day with no success. I futzed around for a while with various network settings, etc. and finally decided to ping around for some expert advice. This...
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    What's the cross platform story for TFS?

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    A pretty common question we get here - what's the x-platform story for TFS when the organization has dev's working on other platforms? Well here's an opportunity to check out a partner solution that answers that question: Teamprise MSDN Webcast ...
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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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    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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    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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    TFS RC available later today on MSDN Subscriber's download

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    Team Foundation Server Release Candidate will be available for download by MSDN Subscribers later today. Rob has put together some detailed notes here on upgrading to the RC (as well as some incentives for feedback): http://blogs.msdn.com/robcaron...
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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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    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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    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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    Don't be so square! :-)

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    Having trouble using Excel pivots with Team Foundation warehouse in beta 2? If you're getting this error: Initiatialziation of the data source failed. Check the database server or contact your database administrator. Make sure the external database...
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    VSTS Roving Reporter

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    So you want to build you're own reports and add them to your Team Foundation project eh? First and foremost I really have no documentation for you right now on the TF tables or cubes. I CAN tell you I went spelunking through there one day using the ever...
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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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    Feeling sentimental...

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    This is totally unrelated to VSTS - like totally... :-) As my 1 year wedding anniversary is right around the corner, I dug up my OOF message from that time: I am OOF - going to the chapel within a church within a city which all bear my name, getting...
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    Ken Garove demos refactoring a db object using VSTE for Database Professionals

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    I stumbled on Ken's short demo on C9 today showing off the refactoring feature of VSTE for Database Professionals . Nice job Ken!
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    Some clarification about Load Agent & Controller

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    There have been a lot of questions about the Load Agent & Controller for VSTS. Here are some FAQs to set this straight: Q. What is the official name of the Load Agent (& Controller)? A. Visual Studio 2005 Team Test Load Agent (TTLA) . Currently...
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    Responding to a blog tag

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    Recently my teammate Brian Keller tagged me . It seems to be this blog game where you play "Tag - your it" and the tagged victim :-) needs to reveal 5 things most people don't know about them. Well ok, haven't been blogging for a few months now, so I...
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    Make a difference: Click and Yack away for some causes

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    Recently I've been doing a bit of soul searching and trying to figure out how to blend my work with some social good. I haven't figured that out yet, but by chance a couple things came across my email that I thought was really great. Just by using...
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    Cha Cha Change... and some random news

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    Farewell Team System... Hello Channel 9! Or to be more specific - the Evangelism Network team which brings you Channel 9 , On10 and VisitMix . I haven't been blogging about Team System since last fall due to major changes in my life since then. Recently...
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    Feeling eScrummy!

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    I was soooo ecstatic when I found out eScrum was going to be available on our IT supported TFS instance. Evangelism Network started really scrumming in March when I moved into the team. As with any process it takes a while to get the hang of things and...
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    My interview with 2 female developer evangelists

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    Last week I had the pleasure to sit down and chat with a couple of female developer evangelists who were at SVC for our Women's Leadership and Development Conference. We were fortunate to have Lynn Langit as a speaker for the conference - talking about...
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