Rob Caron

Developer-related topics and other stuff.

September, 2005

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    New Team System Articles on MSDN

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    Over the summer we had several great authors submit articles on Team System that are finally seeing the light of day. The first six are available here: Choosing Between Microsoft Visual Studio Team System and Microsoft Visual SourceSafe Introducing...
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    RTFM

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    Read The, um, Fine Manual. I meant to say this in my earlier post about the Installation Guide , but please be sure to review the Installation Guide before you install Team Foundation Server. First, some stuff has changed since Beta 2 and the July...
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    Team Foundation Server Installation Guide Update - v50926

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    Yesterday morning I posted an update to the Team Foundation Instllation Guide, but I wasn't able to access my blog to post a note to that effect. Anyway, it's there now. Short link: http://ms.url123.com/tfinstall Full link: http://www.microsoft...
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    Unhandled exception after completing Team Foundation Server (services) setup

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    As noted in the online version of the Team Foundation Server Beta 3 Readme (it didn’t make it into the “on-disc” readme), you will encounter an unhandled exception (‘System.IO.FileNotFoundException’) in CoverAn.exe (Code Coverage Analysis Service) after...
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    Team Foundation Installation Guide for Beta 3

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    Yeah, I’ve been bad about blogging since before PDC due to Beta 3. I just posted the Installation Guide online. You’ll need it very soon. I’ve already spotted a few more edits that are needed, so expect an update as soon as I get a chance. http://download...
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    To Proxy or Not to Proxy

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    Recently, I received e-mail asking if performance gains could be realized by using Team Foundation Server Proxy in a non-distributed scenario. That is, installing Team Foundation Server Proxy for local use. I suspected that Team Foundation Server already...
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    TFSQL2005AnswerFile.ini - Found

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    For Beta 3, there was supposed to be an .ini file in the Team Foundation Server image for installing SQL Server 2005 silently from the command line. As fate would have it, that file never found its way into that image. I just finished posting it to the...
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    Team Foundation Server Beta 3 Readme & Known Issues

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    The initial versions of the online Team Foundation Server Beta 3 Readme and Known Issues documents are now available online. The Readme contains some additional items that aren't in the "on-disc" version. Team Foundation Server Readme The...
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    MSDN Webcast: Designing a Custom Process Template for Visual Studio 2005 Team System

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    This is another Webcast from Joel Semeniuk. In this Webcast he’ll show how to create a custom process template, which is what you use to create a team project in Team System. MSDN Webcast: Designing a Custom Process Template for Visual Studio 2005...
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    TeamPlain Web Access for Team System

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    A lot of people have asked for something like this, and DevBiz has it – Web access for Team Foundation Server. [ via Eric Jarvi ] TeamPlain Web Access for Team System TeamPlain Web Access is a web interface for Team System that provides full...
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    Influence the Future of Visual Studio

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    As we finish Visual Studio 2005, we are building a series of end-to-end scenarios to support product planning for the next version of Visual Studio. An important part of this process is to ensure that these scenarios accurately reflect real world scenarios...
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    VSS Converter for Team Foundation Server

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    As noted in Buck’s blog (below), Akash Maheshwari has started blogging about Team Foundation Server’s Visual SourceSafe Converter. If you’re moving your code from Visual SourceSafe to Team Foundation Server, you’ll want to monitor Akash’s blog to help...
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    Another One in the Win Column

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    I received an e-mail today from Spencer Harbar with a link to a post he wrote about his experience installing Team Foundation Server Beta 3. So, I started off with my base W2K3 disk and fired up a differencing disk and - yes - I read the install...
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    MSN: RSS Search

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    This looks cool! Obligatory vanity search: “Rob Caron” MSN: First With RSS Search (InsideMicrosoft) MSN Search can now claim to be the first search engine which lets you search for RSS feeds and sites with RSS feeds specifically with its regular...
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    Overview of Visual Studio 2005 and MSDN

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    New to Visual Studio 2005? Here’s a live Webcast that will give you an overview. Although this particular presentation is geared towards state and local government customers, it should be of general interest to anyone who hasn’t had the opportunity to...
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    Channel 9 Videos with Doug Neumann & Harry Pierson

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    Doug Neumann talking about Team Foundation version control and Harry Pierson talking about Software Factories: Doug Neumann - Source Code control guy on VSTS team Doug Neumann is a program manager on Visual Studio Team System's Source Code control...
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    InfoWorld on Team Foundation Server Beta 3

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    Oliver Rist has written a piece in his column on InfoWorld.com about his team's experience installing Team Foundation Server Beta 3. When I heard this, I figured today would be a loss, as they’d probably be up all night getting the thing to work...
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    Innovation in MSF v4.0

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    David Anderson has a post that summarizes how MSF v4 and Team System are different from what you’ve seen before, especially from previous versions of MSF, and how MSF leverages Team System: Separation of governance from capacity Lean Project...
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    MSDN Webcast: Designing and Implementing Your Software Process with Visual Studio 2005 Team System

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    A key aspect of MSF in Visual Studio Team System is that you can adapt the tool to fit your process. You need not abandon a working process to take advantage of the productivity gains in Team System. Instead, you can adapt Team System to work within your...
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    Passing the First Litmus Test - Sam Gentile

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    Woohoo! Sam Gentile is up and running on Team Foundation Server Beta 3 in a matter of hours - not days. This was one of my personal litmus tests for Beta 3. Not that Sam is anybody's fool; far from it. It's because he's not afraid to take us to task...
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    Team Foundation Server Beta 3 Available for Download

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    As noted on Rick’s blog, Team Foundation Server Beta 3 is flowing around the world right now… Rick LaPlante's WebLog : TFS Beta 3 Released Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server Beta 3 will be available tonight on the MSDN subscriber download...
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    Joel Semeniuk on Team System (.NET Rocks!)

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    Joel Semeniuk is one of the leading experts on Team System outside of Redmond. Now you can catch him on the latest episode of the .NET Rocks! show talking about Team System: Joel Semeniuk dives into Team System Joel Semeniuk gets us deeper into...
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    Agile Programmers Turning to New Tools (Computerworld)

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    As this article in Computerworld shows, agile methods can benefit from agile tools. Irrespective of your chosen methodology, a tool such as Team System that can automate work and improve communication is always a welcome addition Agile Programmers...
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    Rick LaPlante on 5-User Team Foundation Server

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    As Rick notes in his blog [ TFS version included with role based skus ], the Team Foundation Server we are including with the role-based editions of Visual Studio (Team Edition for Software Architects/Developers/Testers) and Team Suite will only have...
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    RTFM, really...

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    If you didn't believe my earlier post about reading the Installation Guide before you dive into Team Foundation Server, you can read this post by Scott Reynolds to see why you should.
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