Jim Lamb

Program Manager for Team Foundation Server. This content is provided “AS IS” with no warranties and confers no rights.

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    SQL Server Integration Services and Team Build

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    I recently came across a helpful post on Jim Morris' IDeveloper blog . He describes how to get your SSIS packages "building" in MSBuild (allowing them to be built by Team Build as well). The problem stems from the fact that Team Build uses MSBuild...
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    Best Practices for Shared Virtual Machines

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    I was working with a shared VPC the other day and I thought I'd share some of my thoughts on how to make them a little easier to work with. Turn off the Shutdown Event Tracker The Shutdown Event Tracker is a feature in Windows Server that prompts the...
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    Microsoft is Hiring in Raleigh!

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    I was on SourceForge today and spotted this ad: It's nice to see the Raleigh site called out in a Microsoft recruiting ad!
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    New Team System add-in for SnagIt

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    I've been a fan of TechSmith's Camtasia product for a long time so I thought I'd mention another great product they offer. SnagIt is a really flexible screen capture application that's been around for a long time. It's easy to use but also very feature...
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    Team Build Monitor – Vista Sidebar Gadget

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    I've created a sidebar gadget for Windows Vista that lets you monitor a set of build definitions. It's compatible with Team Foundation Server "Orcas" Beta 1 and it should also work with Beta 2 once it's released. If you'd like a preview before...
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    Building Visual Studio Setup Projects with Team Build

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    We get this question often enough that I thought I would post the answer. In the future, I'll be posting answers to common Team Build questions as discrete blog posts tagged with "FAQ" to facilitate browsing or subscription via RSS . If you’re trying...
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    Hosted TFS Pilot Program

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    Updated: Listing of Hosted TFS Providers After coming across a question regarding hosted TFS on Linked In , I thought I would post some information on the subject. Here's an excerpt from the attached TFS Hosting Brief . “Team Foundation Server (TFS) is...
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    Build Notification Applet

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    Admittedly, our inclusion of continuous integration (build queuing, triggers and drop management) into the Orcas release was a bit rushed and we didn't have time to implement everything we wanted. One of the bigger omissions was a means of notifying the...
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    Continuous Integration

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    Those of you who have bitten the proverbial bullet and installed Beta 1 of Team Foundation Server Codename Orcas may have already seen the improvements to Team Build. For those who haven't, I'm posting the user experience specification for the continuous...
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    VSIP Developer Conference

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    I presented at the May 2007 VSIP Developer Conference last week in Redmond on extensibility enhancements coming on the upcoming Orcas release of Team Foundation Server. We had a great turn out and it was really nice to meet some of the terrific partners...
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    5-things

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    Since Aaron tagged me , here are five things you probably didn't know about me: I started programming when I was 12 on a TRS-80 Model III . I had wanted an Apple ][ but my Dad didn't want me to waste my time playing games. "If you want to play computer...
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    New Responsibilities

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    It’s been a while since I last posted, so I apologize for “going dark” to use the Microsoft parlance. I am now the program manager for Team Build as well as the acting program manager for Administration and Operations (excluding eventing...
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    Team Foundation Server FAQ

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    I've compiled a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding the many aspects of Visual Studio Team Foundation Server (TFS) in this article . If you’d like to suggest a FAQ(answers are appreciated too!) please add a comment to the article or email...
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    Team Foundation Server FAQ

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    Frequently asked questions and answers regarding Visual Studio Team Foundation Server....
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    Re-thinking Presentations

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    Since joining Microsoft seven weeks ago, I've seen more PowerPoint presentations than I had seen in the previous five years. It quickly became apparent to me that the primary forms of communication at Microsoft are email and PowerPoint. You may be...
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    Scheduling Tips for Microsoftees outside of Redmond

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    While it's great to be able to live in an area like Raleigh-Durham and work for Microsoft, it does have its complications. To schedule meetings that include staff from both Raleigh and Redmond you have to keep the time difference in mind and, while Outlook...
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