Rob Caron

Developer-related topics and other stuff.

March, 2006

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  • Rob Caron

    Team Foundation Server Forum Refactoring

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    If you visit the Team System forums , you’ll find a number of new ones. Due to the overwhelming popularity of the Team Foundation Server forums, we decided to do some refactoring to allow more focused discussion around the features of Team Foundation...
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    Tech·Ed 2006 US Nearly Sold-Out

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    Believe it or not, with Tech·Ed 2006 still a few months away it’s rapidly filling up. This event has frequently sold-out months in advance. If you plan to go, you better get busy or you risk not being able to attend. See you in Boston! ...
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    Tech·Ed 2006 Birds-of-a-Feather

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    This is the last day for submitting and voting on Birds-of-a-Feather (BOF) sessions at Tech·Ed 2006 (US). There are quite a few that are focused on software development methodologies and some on Team System specifically. A Birds of a Feather...
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    Team Foundation Server Trial on Microsoft Downloads

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    Are you eager to try Team Foundation Server, but you don’t have an MSDN Subscription to access the download, or you don’t want to wait to order and receive a CD in the mail? We just put the English 180–day Trial Edition on Microsoft...
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    What's the Difference?

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    Are you wondering what the differences are between Visual Studio 2005 and its predecessor? Then you should visit this new site, Visual Studio 400 Differences , which catalogs over 400 differences and highlights 16 of them with some quirky videos, which...
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    MSDN Library Update for Team Foundation Server

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    This is just a quick update for my earlier post, Team System Product Documentation Directory . The latest MSDN Library that includes documentation updates for Team Foundation Server is available in MSDN Subscriber Downloads and is labeled as, “MSDN...
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    SD Magazine: Visual Studio Modeling and Product Review

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    Scott Swigart recently interviewed Ajay Sudan (Product Manager, Team System) and Alex Torone (Group Program Manager, Team Edition for Architects) for the April issue of Software Development Magazine ( UPDATED LINK HERE ). [Free registration required...
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    Team System Security Features and Tools

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    The Visual Studio 2005 Security Features and Tools page has a number of links to useful articles and a number of multimedia presentations from Wintellect, including a number of presentations directly related to the security features and tools found in...
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    Scrum for Team System Released

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    Conchango ’s Scrum for Team System process template is now available for download - and it’s free! On that site you’ll also find online Process Guidance containing multimedia content from Ken Schwaber. Scrum for Team System is...
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    Team Foundation Server MSSCCI Provider Update

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    Are you trying or wanting to access Team Foundation Server from an environment that supports MSSCCI (e.g., Visual Studio .NET, Visual Studio 6.0, Visual FoxPro, etc.)? If so, Brian Harry reports that his team is nearly finished with an update to the Team...
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    Next Gen Agile Software Development

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    Randy Miller , PM on MSF for Agile Software Development , has a post that examines the next generation of agile software development that builds upon the lessons learned in the first generation. He also talks about the “Chinese menu” approach...
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    Moving Team Foundation Server

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    Quite a few people sent me e-mail recently asking for documentation that supports a number of scenarios to move Team Foundation Server between domains, hardware, and more. On the Team System User Education Team blog you’ll find some prerelease documentation...
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    Jack Greenfield on Software Factories and DSLs

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    Paul Ballard of TheServerSide.net has a TechTalk with Jack Greenfield ( Jack Greenfield on software factories and DSLs ), one of the authors of Software Factories and a Software Architect on Team System. Hear about software factories, DSLs, how software...
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    Work Item Type Designer

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    Darren Jefford launched a GotDotNet workspace for his VSTS Work Item Type Designer , which is built on a work item type domain-specific language using the DSL Tools . You can read more about the designer, and view some screen captures, on his blog ( VSTS...
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    Developer Highway Code

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    In the drive for safer coding, Paul Maher ( Microsoft UK ) and Alex Mackman ( CM Group Ltd ) assembled this handbook of security activity guidance from patterns & practices content. This handbook is a great complement to the material that was integrated...
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    XNA Build March CTP

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    All the news coming out of San Jose this week isn’t about Eclipse. Today at Game Developers Conference 2006 we announced a CTP release of XNA Build, which is part of XNA Studio. XNA Studio is based on Visual Studio Team System and optimized for...
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    Team Foundation Server with SQL Server Technology

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    Team Foundation Server includes a limited license (only for use with Team Foundation Server) for SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition. When you purchase Team Foundation Server at retail (boxed product), you should receive media for both Team Foundation Server...
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    Ordering Team Foundation Server

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    I thought I’d expand on the post I made over the weekend, Team Foundation Server on MSDN Subscriber Downloads . Team Foundation Server shipped last week, and you may want to order and install it today. When we ‘RTM’ a product, that means it is handed...
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    On 'Broken' HTML Help Files

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    This is just a reminder for those who download an HTML Help (.CHM) file from Microsoft Downloads (e.g., theTeam Foundation Installation Guide) that you need to unblock the CHM file before you can view its contents. For more information, see this post...
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    Integrating patterns & practices Guidance with MSF

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    J.D. Meier of patterns & practices (p&p) fame has a post about that provides some history on how he and his team partnered with Randy Miller and the rest of the MSF team, which led to “…exposing p&p Security Engineering which...
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    Step-Up to Team Suite

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    After speaking with people who visited our booth at SDWest this past week, it became apparent that many had not heard of this promotion. If you acquired one of the role-based Team Editions before March 31, 2006, you may be eligible for special promotional...
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    Charitable Software Purchases

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    Peter Brunone , a Microsoft MVP for ASP.NET and a friend from my days on ASPAlliance.com , has started a site ( DotNetCharity.com ) to benefit charities through the purchase of software and consulting services. Peter’s product, EasyListBox , is...
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    Martin Woodward on Team System

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    I first had a chance to meet Martin Woodward at VSLive! San Francisco in January, and had another opportunity to him again at SDWest this past week. He’s part of the team creating Teamprise , which makes Team Foundation Server accessible to those...
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    Team Foundation Server on MSDN Subscriber Downloads

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    We shipped yesterday (March 18) and it appears that both the Workgroup Edition and Trial Edition are now available for download! That didn’t take too long. Enjoy! Remember, if you install either edition, you can upgrade to Standard Edition by...
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    Team System Product Documentation Directory

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    Want to know where to find the latest product documentation for Team System? Visit the new Team System Product Documentation Directory. It contains links to the latest online docs, MSDN Library builds, and the most recent Team Foundation Server CHM files...
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