Rob Caron

Developer-related topics and other stuff.

December, 2005

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    A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Visual Studio 2005 Team System for Microsoft Partners

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    Background Microsoft platforms (particularly the Microsoft application platform) would not enjoy the success they have had without the Microsoft Partner Program , which helps cultivate a thriving ecosystem of experts who extend and build upon these...
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    The Charcoal, Canberra, Australia

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    A photo from my last official stop on Frank Arrigo's Steak House Tour of Australia - The Charcoal in Canberra - with (l to r) Frank Arrigo , Jeff Alexander , David Treadwell , David Lemphers , and myself.
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    Andrew Coates Rocks

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    I'm finally getting around to going through photos from the trip to Australia for the Ready Launch Tour. This photo is of me with Andrew Coates , who was my de facto host on the tour and terrific presentation coach. As noted in my Adelaide post, I don...
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    Soma on Self-Hosting Team System

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    Soma has a post today on our self-hosting of Team System, which we often refer to as " dogfooding ". The team that is building the lifecycle tools is about 300+ strong and is spread across 3 different locations geographically. This team has now been...
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    Survey Closing on Team Foundation Server Setup Experience

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    If you haven’t had the chance to provide feedback on your experience installing Team Foundation Server December CTP, do so now as the survey ( Team Foundation Server Setup Experience Redux ) is closing today at 5:00 PM Pacific (GMT – 8, I think).
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    Team Foundation Server and Office 12

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    Here’s a post of interest from Siddharth Bhatia in the Visual Studio Team Foundation Server Setup & Administration forum regarding Team Foundation Server support for Office 12: Office integration features for TFS Beta 3 Refresh are not supported...
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    Correct Process Template

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    There was an issue with the MSF for Agile Software Development process template we posted on Tuesday that caused errors when trying to upload it to Team Foundation Server. It was the wrong process template. We just posted the correct build (100.1) to...
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    Updated MSF Content

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    I just finished uploading some new builds of MSF content. If you visit the Microsoft Downloads center, you’ll find these are updated with new releases: MSF for Agile Software Development (Process Guidance Only) – Build 100 MSF for Agile Software...
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    December CTP Installation

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    With every release of Team Foundation Server, the installation instructions have changed; sometimes minor changes, sometimes major changes. In the December CTP , one major change is that Reporting Services is now installed on the application-tier computer...
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    Agile Software Development for the Entire Project

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    Team System’s Randy Miller has an article in this month’s issue of CrossTalk: The Journal of Defense Software Engineering . In it, he discusses Microsoft’s internal use of personas, shadow applications, and test thresholds to achieve a more agile software...
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    Transitioning Your MSDN Subscription

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    Some people are having difficulty finding the magic page for transitioning their MSDN Subscription. If you haven’t transitioned your MSDN Subscription, you can do so at the following link: http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/products/subscriptions...
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    Australia 2005 - Ready to Cry

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    Friday night we unofficially added one more steak house to the Steak House Tour of Australia: The Prime , which is a cozy restaurant nestled in the lower level of the GPO Building. Unfortunately, Saturday was our last day in Sydney. We woke up earlier...
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    Team Foundation Server December CTP

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    For MSDN Subscribers, the Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server CTP - December 2005 (English) is available for download on MSDN Subscriber Downloads. However, be sure to read the fine print (I’ve highlighted some sections in bold ): Visual...
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    Team Foundation Server Setup Experience Redux

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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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    Visual Studio Team System TechNotes

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    You’ll want to add this site to your Favorites: Visual Studio Team System TechNotes TechNotes are short, focused technical articles that explain a specific concept or walk through a particular scenario. TechNotes are intended to supplement the...
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    Team System Wins 3 Testers Choice Awards

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    Team System won the top votes in several categories (Defect/Issue Management, SCM/Build Management and .NET Test & Performance) of this year’s Testers Choice Awards. I can’t wait to see the results for the 2006 Software Test & Performance magazine...
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    Australia 2005 - Ready to Rock Canberra

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    In Canberra (Australia’s national capital) we stayed at Hyatt Hotel Canberra , which was quite elegant. The event for Canberra was held at the National Convention Center. The community launch event at Microsoft Canberra was terrific as I finally met Anthony...
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