Rob Caron

Developer-related topics and other stuff.

November, 2005

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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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    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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    Australia 2005 - Ready to Rock Sydney

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    Our trip from Melbourne to Sydney got off to a great start; Qantas oversold Economy Class and we were bumped up to comfy Business Class. If only we could have such luck on the mind-numbing flight back to the States come next Saturday. We arrived in...
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    Australia 2005 - Ready to Rock Melbourne

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    We were up early for our flight to Melbourne . This was a quick flight - only an hour or so. We arrived in Melbourne and got a great ride to the wrong hotel (our fault, not the driver’s – he took us where we told him to go). We finally made it to the...
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    Australia 2005 - Ready to Rock Adelaide

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    Our United flight from San Francisco to Sydney was largely uneventful, but served as reminder (my last 747 flight was in '88) that Economy Class bites. I had planned to rehearse my demos sometime during the flight, but there was so little space I didn...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Australia 2005 - Ready to Connect

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    Arrived in San Francisco. Having dinner at a Mexican restaurant by Gate 94 in the international terminal. Boarding should start in an hour or so. Last time I was on a 747 was back in '88.
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    Australia 2005 - Ready to Go

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    The bags are packed and I've been rehearsing my demos for Launch 2005 events in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra. From Seattle-Tacoma, we're flying to San Francisco and then catching an overnight flight to Sydney. Once there, we jump back on a...
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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    Eric Sink - Code Economist

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    Eric Sink , founder of SourceGear, has a terrific blog post (as usual) on the reality of shipping software with known bugs. It’s a great read and I highly recommend it to people who don’t know why every good software company ships products with known...
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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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    Gotdotnet is Turning Five

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    In the beginning, Gotdotnet.com was that cute little baby site that was all the rage. Then it went through its teething phase, Terrible 2s and potty training. Now that the messes are behind it, and with loving care from its new parents, it’s ready to...
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    Visual Developer MVPs - Team System

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    I’m not sure I ever posted the list of our inaugural Team System MVPs , but here they are: Steven Borg Jean-Luc David Mickey Gousset Richard Hundhausen Boon Tiong Lim David McKinstry Chris Menegay Mark Michaelis Joe Sango...
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    Team System Posters

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    Willy-Peter Schaub , one of our new Team System MVPs , has developed a collection of Team System related posters over the last year or so. Go check ‘em out: New Quick Reference Poster: VSTS Security Mapping New DRAFT security mapping poster has...
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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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    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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    Sharing Means You Get Less

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    By default, SQL Server 2005 dynamically manages its memory consumption, which is of course the recommended configuration for SQL Server. When doing so, SQL Server monitors system memory availability and grabs more memory when it needs it as long as enough...
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