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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    Carpet Cleaning and Web Site Design

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    I recently helped a friend publish a business Web site that is a Christmas present for her husband, who owns the business. Originally, I was going to use Visual Web Developer , but I found a basic, inexpensive FrontPage Web site template that did everything...
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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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    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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    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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    Accessing Team Foundation Server with Teamprise

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    I’ve blogged about Project Allerton in the past, which was a project created by SourceGear that was later spun-off as its own company, Teamprise , to provide a Java-based client to access Team Foundation Server from other IDEs and platforms. I received...
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    Top 10 Posts for 2005

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    For the curious (me), these are the ten most popular posts on this blog in 2005, which I determiend using an arbitrary system based on Web hits, aggregator hits, and comments. Also, I didn't count the "New Team System Stuff" posts I used to do. ...
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    Why Visual Studio Team System

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    Earlier this month, the Why Visual Studio page was launched on MSDN. In addition to an evaluation guide of Visual Studio features and a showcase of software life cycle scenarios , you'll also find links to the following series of white papers that focus...
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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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    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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    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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    Thanks, Geoff Appleby

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    I have Geoff Appleby to thank (and Charles Sterling ) for planting the seed in some people's minds for me to go to Australia back when Chuck was soliciting names to keynote TechEd 2005 in Australia/New Zealand. I finally met Geoff in Canberra . Thanks...
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    Some Preliminary Team Foundation Docs

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    My teammates are reviving the blog we had started to use for posting preliminary docs and tips on using Help. Susan just posted some new docs for your review. Any feedback we can receive would be greatly appreciated. After all, we don’t want to go down...
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    Missing Beta 3 to Beta 3 Refresh Migration Step

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    In Team Foundation Server Beta 3 Refresh, a change was made to provide a unique, but random name for the SharePoint configuration database. However, in the Team Foundation Server Beta 3 to Beta 3 Refresh Migration Guide, a step was missing to reconfigure...
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    LaCie - Brick Desktop Hard Drives

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    These came out while I was in Australia, but I want a few of these! I wish the drives were 10,000 rpm for some great VPC performance, but I can live with 7200 rpm, I think. They even sell mobile versions and a 2 TB external drive . Crafted by the world...
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    Charles Young on MSF

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    Charles Young has a great article in his blog on MSF 4.0 that covers MSF in general and the two MSF process templates that ship with Team System. I believe MSF represents a subtle change in Microsoft's attitude. The promotion of MSF in conjunction...
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    Try Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite

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    If you want to get an evaluation copy of Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite (or Visual Studio 2005 Professional, SQL Server 2005, or Team Foundation Server), but you don't have an MSDN subscription to download a copy, you can order a disc from this site. ...
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    Team Foundation Server Scalability News

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    See Brian Harry's blog for a post with major news about Team Foundation Server scalability.
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    Combining Project and Team System

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    Sanjay Narang has written an article for DevX.com on combining Team System with Microsoft Project. I haven't had the opportunity to read it, but if you have please feel free to leave a comment. Combine Microsoft Project and Visual Studio Team System...
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    Team System Outlook Add-In

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    If you attended a Ready Launch 2005 tour event, you probably saw this in action. During one of the keynote demos, we showed you an Outlook add-in from Personify Design (called Teamlook) that was used to create a new work item from within Outlook. The...
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    A .NET Developer Christmas List

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    One of the items Paul Ballard thinks .NET Developer's want for Christmas this year...I think we’re almost there. A Team Foundation Server... that doesn't require a PhD to Install. Humor: A .NET Developer Christmas List .
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    Team Foundation MSSCCI Provider

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    Still using Visual Studio 6 and wishing you had an integrated Team Foundation Version Control experience? Now you can! As noted below, the Team Foundation Server MSSCCI Provider is now available for download . You should note that this version is intended...
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    Fun with Search Terms

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    Just having some fun reviewing a day’s worth of searches (using MyBlogLog.com ) that have led people to my blog: Yahoo Search: 525,600 minutes Google (Canada) Search: carpet cleaning MSN Search: wolfie’s grill sydney Yahoo Search: geddy...
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    Some More Team Foundation Docs

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    Be sure to visit my team's blog to review some additional prerelease documentation: As promised, we're back again this week with advance-copy looks at two documents concerning Team Foundation Server security: Team Foundation Server Security Concepts...
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    Converting NUnit Tests to Team System

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    James Newkirk has released the first RC of his NUnit conversion tool for migrating NUnit unit tests to Visual Studio 2005 Team System: The first Release Candidate of the NUnit Converter has been uploaded to the GotDotNet workspace. It supports the...
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