Rob Caron

Developer-related topics and other stuff.

August, 2004

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    Visual Studio 2005 Beta 1 Refresh with Visual Studio 2005 Team System

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    For those with access to MSDN Subscriber Downloads , when you go to download the DVD image for this release, you should grab the following while you're there to maximize your Team System CTP experience: SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition Beta 2 (English...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2004-08-15

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    You may (or may not) notice that I've removed the growing blogroll I've had of Microsofties blogging about Visual Studio Team System . I wanted an easier way to maintain and eventually annotate the list, so I moved them to a separate page (as a .TEXT...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2004-08-21

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    Shawn Morrissey recently interviewed Steve McConnell for MSDN TV . The interview touches on subjects that come close to Visual Studio Team System , and I wish Shawn Morrissey had asked Steve for his opinion on what we're trying to do. A couple of months...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2004-08-28

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    As Keith Rowe announced in his blog , the MSF Agile content is available for your review: MSF Agile preview is now available! And now, as promised, I'm pleased to announce that we have the first preview of MSF Agile available. As I said in a previous...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2004-08-26

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    With Rick LaPlante's announcement yesterday about the upcoming CTP release of Visual Studio Team System , the buzz is building: Geoff Appleby Gregory Hurlman John Lawrence Frank Prengel James Vastbinder eWeek R.Ramesh wants your input on the Visual Studio...
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    Updates to Visual Studio Team System Developer Center

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    After being somewhat static since it came on the scene a few months ago, we're starting to hammer the Team System Developer Center into shape. In this iteration, we've cleared out some of the static content and added some areas that will be more dynamic...
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    Essential XML Quick Reference: A Programmer's Reference to XML, XPath, XSLT, XML Schema, SOAP, and More

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    As noted below, TheServerSide.net is providing a free download (single PDF in an 8.82 MB ZIP) of Essential XML Reference , courtesy of DevelopMentor . Note: Free registration on TheServerSide.net is required prior to download. [TSS.net] Essential XML...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2004-08-30

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    Please be sure to take the Team Architect Terminology Survey ! Randy Miller (formerly of TogetherSoft, then Borland , and now Microsoft), has an item on the Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF) in the October issue of Software Development Magazine : The...
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    Rush Meet and Greet at XM Radio

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    After the taping at XM Radio , Alex & Geddy did a meet & greet session for audience members to get photos and autographs. They had a professional photographer at the event and I just got an e-mail saying the pics are ready. Here's the thumbnail...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2004-08-19

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    I've been really busy this week, so these have been piling up for a few days... Soma points to some of the tools that'll help developers write code that's more secure: Security - How we enable you to write secure code Visual Studio 2005 Team System developers...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2004-08-25

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    Rick LaPlante has let the cat out of the bag. The next Community Technology Preview release of Team System is imminent: Summer time, summer time... It’s also great to be back in the office and see the progress the team has made over the past month! I...
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    Rush Redux

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    Posting from another Rush concert - this time from Nissan Pavilion in Virginia; got to meet Geddy & Alex at a taping of XM Radio 's Artist Confidential show on Rush (hosted by George Taylor Morris ) earlier today; what an awesome day. [UPDATED to...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2004-08-09

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    Kirk Allen Evans is blooging about a speaking engagement tomorrow (Tuesday) in Tennessee at the Chattanooga .NET User Group , where he'll be talking about SOA: Speaking on SOA at the Chattanooga .NET User Group 08/10/2004 I am speaking at the Chattanooga...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2004-08-12

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    Not much going on in the Team System world today. Keith Short has returned from vacation. In his "back to work" post , he includes links to a spate of software factories stuff: Back from Vacation I have just got back from my vacation - which was wonderful...
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    Pacific Nortwest Software Quality Conference - October 11-13, Portland, OR

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    Wayne Allen has a post that he and Ward Cunningham have been invited to participate in a panel discussion at the Fall 2004 PNSQC at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon this October (11th - 13th): Agile Panel Discussion Ward Cunningham...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2004-08-11

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    Wipro , the world's 1 st PCMM, CMM, CMMi Level 5 software services company, has announced their support for Visual Studio Team System : Newsroom :: Wipro News Wipro Technologies, the global IT services division of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT), today announces...
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    The Résumé: The Tech Writer Candidate's First Hurdle

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    I found this post from Deeptanshu Verma to be an interesting read that made me chuckle. Imaginative hiring techniques... So I get this email from a guy on the Windows security team, they are looking for more people and this email was to existing MS employees...
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    Now Blogging: Josh Christie & Ishai Ben Aroya

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    Josh Christie [ RSS ], a developer on Visual Studio Team System 's load testing tools, has launched his blog: Welcome to the world of Visual Studio Team System web and load testing I'd like to start this blog by introducing myself. I'm a Software Design...
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    Rush - The top artist listened to by Software Developers and WebMasters

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    In keeping with the Rush theme that permeates my blog from time to time : Rush - The top artist listened to by Software Developers and WebMasters A couple of weeks ago on this blog I asked what music inspires you to write killer code? Little did I know...
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    Now Blogging: Sam Mullis

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    Sam Mullis [ RSS ], a member of the Visual Studio Team System Source Control (aka Hatteras) test team, has entered the fray with a blog of his own: YAHTB - Yet Another Hatteras Test Blogger Since starting on the hatteras team as a Software Development...
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    [eWeek] Microsoft Touts 'Assembly-Line' Software Building

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    Earlier today, I posted about an eWeek article on the topic of software factories . Here's another: [eWeek] Microsoft Touts 'Assembly-Line' Software Building Microsoft says it will pursue a software-factories approach to development in upcoming versions...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2004-08-02

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    Posting a little early today 'cause I have a busy afternoon/evening ahead of me... 3Leaf has launched a Team System Wiki ! Early Adopter: Unofficial Visual Studio Team System (Burton) Wiki Goes Live! We hope that you will use this wiki as a resource for...
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    Now Arriving: Kiera Elizabeth Parnell

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    Congratulations to Korby and his wife Jennifer as they embark on this journey called parenthood... Kiera Elizabeth Parnell Just wanted to shout out a warm congratulations to Jen and Korby Parnell, who introduced Kiera Elizabeth Parnell last night at 6...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2004-08-06

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    Thanks to a comment left by Brady Gaster on one of my blog posts , Angry Richard has posted some additional information about profiling in a Virtual PC : Trying out the profiler on the VPC I've frequently heard the question asked, "Can I use the profiler...
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    [eWeek] Next Dev Wave: Software Factories

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    eWeek has an article today in which they predict the next developer wave will be software factories , which will help bring design patterns to the developer masses and enable vertical industries to capture domain-specific knowledge. [eWeek] Next Dev Wave...
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