Rob Caron

Developer-related topics and other stuff.

October, 2005

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    Team System 64-Bit Support

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    I’ve received some e-mail asking for clarification on what the story is for Team System 64-bit support in this release. Here’s a summary of my findings: You can use Visual Studio 2005 to compile your application and specify that it should run on a...
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    Team Foundation Server and Windows SharePoint Services SP2

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    If you install Windows SharePoint Services SP2, you may receive a TF31002 (Unable to connect) error. This is because SP2 disables NTLM authentication on the default site virtual server in favor of using Kerberos authentication. To use a script to enable...
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    Team System Carnival

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    I haven’t done my usual New Team System Stuff post since August. Recently, I’ve stumbled on something called a blog carnival. After learning more about them, I want to do the same for Team System – perhaps on TeamSystemRocks.com? What’s a blog carnival...
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    Team Foundation Server on a Domain Controller

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    If you choose to install Team Foundation Server on a domain controller (less than optimal), you’re going to have some issues. The one I’d like to address here is this one, which happens when viewing reports (including through the team project portal site...
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    Team Foundation Server Setup Experience

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    The Team Foundation Server setup experience has been evolving for over a year now in response to feedback we’ve received from people like you. While we’ve made significant progress since that first release last year as Visual Studio 2005 Beta 1 Refresh...
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    Installing SQL Server for Team Foundation Server Beta 3 Refresh

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    Just to be clear, you must install the final, released version of SQL Server 2005 to use Beta 3 Refresh. However, since it appears that only SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition is available for download from MSDN, you need to be aware of one extra step...
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    Exploring Team Foundation Build

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    Ajay Sudan, a product manager for Team System, recently assembled the following resources for Team Foundation Build: Team Foundation Team Blog - Team Foundation Build Overview Product Documentation - Managing Builds with Team Foundation Build...
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    Measuring Velocity with Earned Value: XP in a CMMI Level 3 Environment

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    In a previous post [ 1 ], I pointed to posts by David Anderson, Joel Semeniuk, Glen Alleman and Dave McKinstry on the discussion of Agile and CMMI compatability. In the AgileProjectManagement Yahoo! group, Glen pointed to this paper (PDF): Making Agile...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2005-10-05

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    I know I'm way behind (over 40 days!) on my usual posts where I aggregate Team System content. This post is just to keep this feed fresh until I can catch-up on my regular New Team System Stuff posts. Team Foundation Server on a Domain Controller...
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    Transitioning Your MSDN Subscription

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    In the Team Foundation Server Chat on Friday, and through numerous e-mails & blog comments, people are asking for information on transitioning their MSDN Subscription to one of the new Team System-based subscriptions. For MSDN Universal , you...
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    Looking for Team Foundation Server Beta 3 Refresh?

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    For those who are looking for Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server Beta 3 Refresh on MSDN Subscriber Downloads, but aren’t able to find it, it’s in the Beta 3 node:
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    Visual Studio 2005 Ships!

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    The official launch is still November 7th, but Visual Studio 2005 is available for download starting today. This includes Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite, the role-based editions, and Visual Studio 2005 Team Test Load Agent. We're also releasing a Beta...
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    Team System Process Template Editor Alpha Released

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    Joel Semeniuk has created a GotDotNet workspace for his Team System Process Template Editor. Although you need to apply to join the workspace, Joel has made the bits available for download while awaiting an increased membership limit on his workspace...
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    Team Foundation Server, Domains & Workgroups

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    You can install Team Foundation Server using one of two deployment models: single-server (application and data tier on the same computer) or dual-server (application and data tier on separate computers). In a single-server deployment, you have the option...
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    Team Foundation Server Setup Experience Survey

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    Thanks to everyone who participated in our Team Foundation Server Setup Experience survey this week, especially those who took the time to provide detailed comments. Since responses have slowed to a trickle, we’ll be closing this survey later today. ...
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    Extending Team System

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    Martin Woodward has created a workspace for Team System Plug-Ins on SourceForge. If you’re looking for a fun coding project – get involved. Perhaps this might move to GotDotNet sometime in the future…follow Korby’s blog for more info. VSTSPlugins...
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    Book Review: Maximizing ROI on Software Development by Vijay Sikka

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    Author : Vijay Sikka Publisher : Auerbach Publications ISBN : 0849323126 Published : October 2004 Page count : 280 pages Cover price : US$79.95 Rating : In Maximizing ROI on Software Development, Vijay Sikka provides for those who lack it, a business...
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    MSDN Webcast: The MSDN Subscription Evolution

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    With Visual Studio 2005 Launch rapidly approaching, and the changes that will bring to MSDN Subscriptions, you should take the time to see how this will impact you. If you have an MSDN Subscription today, you need to view this webcast. If you don’t have...
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    Migrating from Team Foundation Server Beta 3 to Beta 3 Refresh

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    There are some specific instructions in the works for how to do this migration. If you have a functioning Team Foundation Server Beta 3 installation, and wish to migrate your data to Beta 3 Refresh, I would suggest leaving it untouched until they're available...
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    Migrating Team Foundation Data to Beta 3 Refresh

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    The data migraion procedure to Beta 3 Refresh ( http://lab.msdn.microsoft.com/teamsystem/b3rmigrate.aspx ) is ONLY for migrating data from Beta 3. Migrating data from earlier releases is not supported and setup will likely fail if you attempt to do so...
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    Peter Himschoot on Enterprise Source Control with Visual Studio Team System

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    Peter Himschoot (Microsoft Regional Director and an architect and trainer for U2U , specializing in .NET, Team System and BizTalk) has a new article on Team System Version Control, which is available on the Microsoft België & Luxemburg MSDN site:...
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    Bibliophile

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    For a number of reasons I’ve decided to start a new category on this blog for books reviews – Books . I’ve just completed my first review, which I’ll post next. But first, some background… To me, software books represent persisted knowledge – my paper...
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    Sleuthing Slow Team Project Creation and Operations

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    If you’ve experienced painfully slow team project creation, or other Team Foundation Server operations, you may find hope in John Lawrence’s post: Slow Team Foundation Project Creation or operation? Check your NIC settings We had a minor firestorm...
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    .NET ROCKS! - Road Trip Memphis Episode

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    On this episode of .NET ROCKS!, Carl & Richard interview (from Jerry Dixon's blog): Jon Box - The RD, MVP, Mobility Editor, and all around intellectual GIANT! Jerry Dixon - Me hyping my new SQL Server 2005 column in the .NET Developer's Journal...
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    Visual Studio Team Foundation Server Beta 3 Public Chat

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    Visual Studio Team Foundation Server Beta 3 Public Chat Chat with members of the Team Foundation Server team. We'll be answering questions about Beta 3 and discussing our suite of source control, work item tracking, Excel and Project integration, reporting...
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