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    and now for a change of pace

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    over the past year or two, i've only inconsistently updated my blog, and each time i've promised to write more frequently. now it's time to live up to my promises. as most of you know, we're wrapping up whidbey and getting very close to shipping this...
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    building everett apps with msbuild

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    check out this post from mark michaelis , where he describes the work he did to build everett apps with msbuild . many customers are tackling this problem and it's encouraging to see them meet it with success. jeff.
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    early msbuild documentation

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    there's an msbuild wiki over at channel 9 , and there's a good preview of the msbuild documentation over at msdn: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/library/0k6kkbsd.aspx as always, feedback is welcome (and encouraged). jeff.
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    don't interrupt unless it's important

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    anyone know of a tool i could dock in the system tray which can alert me to new exchange mail if and only if the new mail meets some criteria i set? i'd like to leave outlook closed most of the day while i work without missing the high pri mails (eg,...
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    water cooler

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    the pistons played the pacers this weekend . discuss . jeff.
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    important: we need your feedback

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    lately it seems like i've been pointing a lot at other content rather than providing too much of my own; i'll continue that trend today with the promise to change it tomorrow. but this one's particularly important: alex kipman , the msbuild program manager...
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    everyone wants it...

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    easily one of the top requests we get from customers is support for targeting msbuild to the everett (1.1) framework. well jomo 's recently posted an instructional explanation of how one might approach this problem. and now robert mclaws has taken that...
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    new msbuild wiki

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    over at the nunitaddin blog, there's a post announcing a new msbuild wiki maintained by external customers and developers. i'm sure you'll find a few of the msbuild team members contributing there too. please share any interesting resources/tips with...
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    the sequel

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    once again, the msbuild team will be packing our bags and heading to a secret location to fix as many bugs as possible. hopefully it will be as successful as last time . unfortunately, we'll be missing some of the helping hands we had last time, but maybe...
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    msbuild developer jomo fisher has joined the blogging ranks

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    one of the devs on msbuild, jomo fisher, has just started a new blog. check it out - he knows his stuff! http://blogs.msdn.com/Jomo_Fisher/ ( RSS ) ciao- jeff.
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    debugging a build process - what works for you?

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    building a large piece of software can take a very long time. combine the times to compile and link with syncing sources, running test suites and unit tests, mailing a build report, copying the bins over the network, etc. and you have a process that can...
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    reducing our bug backlog, or why "The MSBuild team rocks!!!"

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    it's been nearly eight weeks since my last post, but i promise i've been doing something for you! and i can easily account for one of the eight with an explanation of what my whole team did just last week. recently a couple teammates were trying to...
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    dependency analysis in msbuild

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    when people first get their hands on msbuild, especially those familiar with other build systems, one of the first things they notice is msbuild's dependency analysis mechanism. the msbuild engine offers basic dependency checking based on explicitly declared...
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    coming soon: wix tasks for msbuild

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    hey y'all, and sorry i haven't written in a couple of weeks. we're working hard to ship our first beta of msbuild right now so my blog unfortunately sat down with a hefty piece of neglect pie. but i'm back now (to the three of you who actually read this;...
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    today on dr. phil: resolving conflict among dependencies

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    Since joining the MSBuild team, I've learned more than I ever thought imaginable about .NET references and dependencies, largely because I'm responsible for testing the ResolveAssemblyReference task we'll be shipping as part of our task library. Between...
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    tasks in msbuild and nant

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    this weekend, ted neward wrote some dispirited comments about microsoft's decision to release msbuild in light of nant's community acceptance. now his point is larger than just the decision to release msbuild, and dare has commented on the larger issue...
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    writing a build logger: all the news fit to print

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    We have an internal discussion list for users of MSBuild to share their thoughts and experiences with each other and bring questions they have about MSBuild. Last week, one of our internal users wrote the list to talk about some performance issues he...
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    the meanderings of an msbuild tester

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    hola. and welcome to my flashy new blog. my name's jeff callahan and i test microsoft's new build system, msbuild. i've been a full time tester for msbuild almost a year now, but during various breaks from college i also worked as an intern or contractor...
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