Rob Caron

Developer-related topics and other stuff.

November, 2005

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    Where is Team Explorer?

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    In recent discussions it has become clear that some people have transitioned straight from Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2 to Visual Studio 2005 RTM products, but have been caught unaware of an important change that occurred in the interim. Starting with...
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    Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1

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    See Scott Wiltamuth’s blog for some early information about a planned Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack in the first half of 2006: Servicing plans for VS 2003 and VS 2005 We've seen some questions today in blogs and forums about our servicing plans...
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    TDD Help Topic Flap

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    There’s been quite a bit of noise lately regarding a well-intentioned, but erroneous topic on doing Test-Driven Development using Team System ( Guidelines for Test-Driven Development ). We’re aware of the issue and are taking steps to rectify it. An...
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    Load Testing Team Foundation Server

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    Brian Harry , Team Foundation Server Product Unit Manager, had a post last week that I meant to blog about, but I forgot. In it, he reflects on load testing Team Foundation Server and how to determine its user capacity. In fact, as part of our dogfooding...
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    Essential Unified Process (Essential UP)

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    Some news this week in eWeek about the delivery of an MSF-based Essential Unified Process for use with Team System: eWeek: Microsoft Taps Former Rational Heavyweight to Lend Credence to Enterprise Tools Play Microsoft Monday is expected to announce...
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    Try Visual Studio Team System in a Hosted Environment

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    This is cool stuff – now you can try several Team System labs hosted in a virtual environment. Get a chance to kick the tires without taking the product out for an installation drive – just jump in and go! Visual Studio Launch: Visual Studio Team...
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    Free e-Book: God's Debris by Scott Adams

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    Scott Adams ( Dilbert ) has released a free e-book version of his book, God’s Debris . “It’s free because it’s designed to be discussed with people who have also read it.” God's Debris Get your free—no strings attached—e-book version of God’s...
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    VPC with Team Foundation Server

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    Another catch-up post – as noted in Buck’s blog, we have more VPC images making their way to MSDN Subscriber Downloads. Buck Hodges : Team Foundation Beta 3 Virtual PC is available The last time I wrote about the VPC for beta 3, it didn't make...
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    Scrum for Team System

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    Just a quick post from my Windows Mobile 5.0 phone...Conchango has released a beta of their Scrum plug-in for Team System: http://blogs.conchango.com/howardvanrooijen/archive/2005/11/16/2401.aspx
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    Single-Server Deployment and User Accounts

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    I'm working on a new readme item that revealed an error in the current release (v51020) of the Team Foundation Installation Guide. In the User Accounts Required for Team Foundation Server Setup , there is text that incorrectly reads: In a single...
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    Team Foundation Server and SQL Server Reporting Services

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    This past summer I asked for feedback on how you deploy SQL Server Reporting Services in your organization ( How Do You Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services? ). At the time, we were seeking input to determine if we should keep SQL Server Reporting Services...
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    Team System Licensing

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    The first version of the Team System Licensing white paper is now available for download from Microsoft Downloads. I say “first version” because I’m sure this paper will raise questions that will require an update to answer. Here’s the link: Microsoft...
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    Build Security In (BSI)

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    Here’s a government site on building software that is more secure. As the site notes, “The content is based on the principle that software security is fundamentally a software engineering problem and must be addressed in a systematic way throughout the...
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    Team System Walkabout

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    Crikey! I’ll be in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney & Canberra for Launch 2005 events later this month. I look forward to meeting many of the people I’ve met virtually through my blog, IM, and e-mail. This will mark my first foray into public speaking...
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    Channel 9: Eric Lee and the Team Foundation Team

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    Eric Lee and members of the Team Foundation team are on Channel 9 talking about Team Foundation Server: Eric Lee, Product Manager on Team Foundation Server, and team invited us over to talk about VSTS's new team features. We talk about source code...
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    Using SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition for Team Foundation Server

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    For those who want to use SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition, Anthony Borton has a post that covers using the Surface Area Configuration Tool to enable remote TCP connections. Installing TFS using SQL 2005 Developer Edition With the Developer...
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    Visual Studio Team System Song

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    I have no clue what they're saying, but I think it's cool nonetheless: [via David Lemphers and Joe Sango ] I'm so out of touch... John Lawrence had this posted last month with translation.
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    What's New in Visual Studio 2005

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    In addition to the pointer Soma provided , here are some additional links to help understand what’s new in this release of Visual Studio, .NET and SQL Server: Visual Studio: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/library/88fx1xy0(en-US,VS.80).aspx Visual...
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    Princess for a Day

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    My daughter sent me a link to this article about a Make-A-Wish wish (the 3,000th granted by the local chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation since its inception 20 years ago) she helped grant for a young girl battling neuroblastoma. That Redmond Drama...
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    Ballmer Talks Tools

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    Darryl Taft of eWeek sat down with Steve Ballmer following last week’s launch of Visual Studio 2005, SQL Server 2005 and BizTalk Server 2006. Along with other topics, there’s some discussion of Team System. Ballmer Talks Tools Q&A: Microsoft...
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    Preparing to Upgrade to Team Foundation Server RTM

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    Allen Clark, a PM on the Team Foundation tem, posted this on the Team Foundation blog and I forgot to link to it after hosting the images in it on my site. Seeing this post on Mickey’s blog reminded me about it. Team Foundation's WebLog : Preparing...
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    Team Editions for Developers and Testers Chat

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    Just a reminder that there’s a chat tomorrow (Tuesday) on the topic of Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Developers and Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Testers. This is a great opportunity to put your questions in front of the...
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    Ever-Expanding Team System Community

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    There’s a new Team System group forming online at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/VSTS , which will be great for those who prefer the e-mail list style of interaction. Thanks to Ryan Olshan for getting the ball rolling on this one.
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    Coping with Ask Mode and Bugs

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    Team System shepherd Jeff Beehler provides some great insight into the nature of ‘Ask Mode’ and why at some point you need be more critical of the bugs you choose to fix, and those you chose not to fix, in the run-up to shipping software. Ask mode...
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    Team Foundation Dogfood Stats for November

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    John Lawrence has posted the latest stats from our dogfooding of Team Foundation Server. John Lawrence (MSFT) : Team Foundation Dogfood Stats - November Brian's been gathering up his information again - so here are the latest updates in our dogfood...
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