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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: Who Stole Rob Caron?

    Like tens of thousands of other people, I am an avid and daily reader of my good friend Rob Caron's VSTS blog . He is way plugged in, clearly. But Rob is more than that. He is a bloguoso. Lately however, Rob hasn't seemed himself. As possibly occurred with with Raymond Chen's Old New Thing blog last...
  • 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: Cmd Shell for Visual Studio: Released on CodePlex

    This project is an awesome addition to the growing list of shared source software on CodePlex.com. " VSCmdShell provides users with a shell window inside the Visual Studio IDE that can be used for Visual Studio commands as well. Current version allows user to use either Windows Command Shell (cmd.exe...
  • 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: DasTrip

    En route to VSLive! Toronto , I decided to stop in Milwaukee, WI for a weekend conference called Deeper in .NET . Sponsored by the rockin' Wisconsin .NET user's group , organized by Scott Isaacs with assistance from Doug Rhoten of the rollin' Chippewa Valley .NET user's group , and underwritten by a...
  • Blog Post: IronPython in 60 Seconds (Video)

    Project founder Jim Hugenin explains what "Python on .NET" is and why it rocks, in this two minute video from the Microsoft Technology Summit 2006 . See gotdotnet IronPython workspace for the latest news about this killer project. Thanks to Didier Girard , who was assisted by Jean-Louis Benard...
  • 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: Visual Studio Users: Complain!

    It is not my custom to volunteer to be a "Blog Repeater". In this case however, the request comes from my favorite and the best software usability engineer in the world. Shouts out to a couple of my buddies who've also been seduced into blogstitution by the Man: Brian and Rob , I feel so uuuuused. My...
  • 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: Microsoft Developer Tools as a Service?

    Now THIS is newsworthy. eWeek reports that Microsoft " ...is investigating how to apply its software-as-a-service strategy to developers' needs. " I'd like to proudly call out the fact that practically the entire story is based on a pair of blog posts from two very senior level Microsoft managers: Soma...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Goodies on Gotdotnet

    SharePoint developers unite! Recent activity around SharePoint development projects on gotdotnet User Samples, CodeGallery, and Workspaces has been explosive. Here is a small, small sampling of some of the more recent, interesting, and/or active projects. For a complete and unabridged list of all things...
  • 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: Tetris .NET on Gotdotnet

    Tetris.NET is my pick for Gotdotnet Science Project of the Month: a VB.NET version of the classic game that occupied way too many hours of my misspent youth. What's old is new again. I wish I had time to contribute to this most worthy cause but I'm way too busy procrastinating in other ways, such as...
  • Blog Post: gotdotnet news: VSTS Process Template Editor released

    If you are evaluating VSTS for use by your team, the ability to customize the default development "process" (agile, SCRUM, formal, etc) is a great feature. The "process template" defines the presentation of things like issue forms and checkin rules. For a good intro to process templates in Team System...
  • Blog Post: Loyalty to Visual FoxPro: the SednaX Generation

    It is my great and profound honor to welcome the FoxPro developer community to Gotdotnet's new CodeGallery in the form of the FoxPro SednaX project : the fastest growing and newest project on Gotdotnet. May you stay long, do great things, and spread the good word about CodeGallery. Note: gotdotnet will...
  • 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: 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...
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