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  • Blog Post: Web Access for Visual Studio Team System

    Microsoft Distinguished Engineer, Brian Harry follows up on his recent announcement about Microsoft's acquisition of of devBiz , developers of TeamPlain Web Access for VSTS. Brian heads up our Visual Studio Team Foundation development team, based in Raleigh, NC. Note that TeamPlain is unrelated to Teamprise...
  • Blog Post: ActionPack for Your DAL: It's Slicker Than Hot Poi

    My good buddy Rob Connery, of Commerce Starter Kit fame, has started a groovy new project on CodePlex called ASP.NET ActionPack . ActionPack consists of a set of ORM tools, code generation and dynamic query tools. Inspired by the magic of Ruby on Rails, ActionPack provides a BuildProvider that reads...
  • Blog Post: CodePlex In the News

    UNO: This just in: CodePlex on Channel9 DOS: When we first launched CodePlex , one of our most frequently asked questions was, "How open are you planning to be with regards to projects that might compete with Microsoft products or run on different platforms?" My response was always some variation of...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Team Foundation Server via Eclipse? Runs on UNIX, Mac, or Linux?

    Are you excited about the potential benefits of migrating from your existing source control and bug tracking tools to Visual Studio Team System? Stymied by bureaucracy and organizational inertia? Common Scenario: different groups in your organization use different IDEs on different platforms. Some teams...
  • Blog Post: CodePlex Videos on Port 25

    Interested in CodePlex? Subscribe to the CodePlex tag on Port 25 . As of the date of this post there are two interviews ( Sara Ford's and mine with timeline thanks to Sara) along with a blog post by Bryan Kirchner in which he discusses "two of the most important studies of the motivations of open source...
  • Blog Post: Continuous Integration - CI for CodePlex

    This is sweet! Martin Woodward of Teamprise , a great guy I met earlier this week at TechEd Boston, explains how to set up CI for CodePlex projects using CruiseControl.NET. Since I began working on the Team System (and thereafter), I've been wondering how long it would take for an open source equivalent...
  • Blog Post: CodePlex.com Customer Evangelism at TechEd 2006

    On my flight from Seattle to Boston, early yesterday morning, I cracked open a new book: Creating Customer Evangelists , by Jackie Huba and Ben McConnell . Whether you're a project manager, developer, executive, journalist, architect, designer, writer, marketer or anyone else involved in software development...
  • Blog Post: SednaX Moving to CodePlex.com

    As announced by project admin, Craig Boyd , the mighty SednaX project will soon be making the move from gotdotnet CodeGallery to CodePlex.com, both of which my team has developed and maintains as free, open, and inclusive project development venues and repositories for developers and aficionados of open...
  • Blog Post: CodePlex Developers: Download VSTF Team Explorer and TF.exe for FREE

    CodePlex isn't just a shiny, new, hexagonally-embossed website for hardcore, online collaborative software developers and aficionados, it's a website sitting on top of a burly, new software configuration management system called Visual Studio Team Foundation Server. I am proud to have been involved...
  • Blog Post: Jim Newkirk Announces CodePlex

    Over the last year, I found myself working on an another exciting [sigh] v1 product [sigh] at Microsoft [sigh] with an amazingly talented and passionate team [sigh] . As a born blogger, there are few things more difficult than keeping a big, fat, exciting secret. As a Microsoft employee, there are few...
  • Blog Post: Is there a tag for this event?

    A few minutes ago, I turned to Dave Bost , MS developer evangelist in the Midwest region, and asked, "Is there a tag for this event?" Dave replied, "I've heard a lot of geeky things, this week. That's just another one to add to the list. MTS06 ," he concluded knowingly. I've been sitting in on...
  • Blog Post: VSTS Gets Jolt Award...VSTFS about to RTM

    Reporting live, from SDWest in Santa Clara, Rob Caron reports that Visual Studio 2005 Team System was just awarded the Jolt Award for Product Excellence in the Development Environment category. The winners' list is not online yet but notably, VSTS beat out 2005 winners , Eclipse 3.0 (Eclipse Foundation...
  • Blog Post: Thomas Jefferson: Buildmaster or Benevolent Dictator?

    While running along the back nine at Willows Run Golf Course this morning--merrily dodging Canadian Geese droppings--I stepped into a mudhole that momentarily consumed my foot and ankle. At that very moment I thought, Was the United States Constitution America's first, great open source project? ...
  • Blog Post: Released: Visual Studio .NET SCC Plugin for gotdotnet Workspaces

    As Peter Bromberg notes, we recently released an updated source control plug-in* for gotdotnet Workspaces that enables you to work on projects stored in gotdotnet (check in, check out, and other source control operations) from the comfort of your very own VS.NET 2005 (or 2003) IDE. [ Peter Bromberg...
  • Blog Post: Gotdotnet Emergency Update (The End is Near!)

    Since Gotdotnet's troubled mega-deployment* on November 3, I've been trying to lie low and weather the storm of emails, blog posts and comments , phone calls, and forum threads about recurrent caching issues. Perhaps you have experienced them yourself? If so, you have my sincerest apologies and pledge...
  • Blog Post: Choosing the Right License for your Open or Shared Source Project

    Are you planning to create a shared source or open source project on Gotdotnet CodeGallery or Workspaces ? If so, one of the first and most important things to do is to decide upon the terms by which you’d like to share your source code and other intellectual property with the general public. On Gotdotnet...
  • Blog Post: Enumerating the # and names of files in a VSS folder

    A customer asked me this question via email today. Unable to remember how to do this (I've been off VSS for over a year), I pinged one of the VSS team's awesome developers, Alin, who promptly responded with this gem: "You can use VSS Automation to find out the number of files in a folder and their...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Project Server + Visual Studio Team System on gotdotnet

    If you are evaluating or using Visual Studio Team System (VSTS) to manage your software development lifecycle (SDLC) or if you are interested in developing on the Team System platform, you MUST check out this new gotdotnet workspace . PROJECT SERVER VISUAL STUDIO TEAM SERVICES CONNECTOR Project...
  • Blog Post: Differences between gotdotnet CodeGallery and Workspaces

    When I joined the gotdotnet team with Betsy and our illustrious leader, Sandy back in February/March, we quickly determined that improving the reliability and performance of GDN Workspaces should be our #1 goal. To that end, we initiated two projects: Project One focused on pinpointing and correcting...
  • Blog Post: gotdotnet CodeGallery has left the station

    I am proud to announce the public release of CodeGallery , the newest member of the gotdotnet family. Gotdotnet.com is the community website where professional Windows and .NET developers from around the world can contribute and consume code samples, snippets, scripts, and developer tools, as well as...
  • Blog Post: New SourceSafe Utility: DATAWIZ

    Here's a little internal Microsoft dirt: I'm the person behind the scenes who reviews and approves or rejects all gotdotnet User Samples submissions. For the record, this will not always be my job (things change) but for now, I actually look forward to completing at least one routine and manual task...
  • Blog Post: Now Available: VPC Image of Visual Studio Team System Beta 2

    Rob Caron reports that the VPC of VSTS Beta 2 is now available on the MSDN Subscriber Download Center. This is the same image that we handed out on DVD at TechEd US and Europe. If you want to evaluate this soon to be released toolset for your development team (it rocks), this VPC is the only way to go...
  • Blog Post: TechEd Europe: Work-Party-Sleep imBalance

    Establishing a sustainable work-party-sleep balance during TechEd 2005 Europe in Amsterdam proved more difficult than I imagined. Friday was little different from previous days: I worked at the convention center for twelve hours attending sessions, working the VSTS booth, talking to customers... ...
  • Blog Post: TechEd Europe: Dev 466 Team Foundation Source Control

    I'm blogging to you live from the RAI Congrescentrum in Amsterdam, Netherlands where Ashwin Karuhatty and Brian Randall are introducing European developers and IT professionals to Visual Studio Team Foundation version control (or source control, if you prefer). The excitement around this product is huge...
  • Blog Post: TechEd Europe: Visual Studio Tools for Office for Regional Directors

    I'm sitting in a talk for Regional Directors in the Amsterdam RAI by BJ Holtgrewe, who is a lead developer evangelist at Microsoft. These are rough notes... BJ says he was the best VB6 programmers in the world. ;-) Then, he went away to work at Microsoft Research for 3 years. Now he's working in the...
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