Rob Caron

Developer-related topics and other stuff.

May, 2006

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    An Intro to the Standard Annotation Language (SAL)

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    Earlier this month, security guru Michael Howard authored a brief introduction to the Standard Annotation Language, which is used by Team System’s C/C++ Code Analysis. Adding SAL annotations to your source code can greatly improve the usefulness...
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    Expanding the Suite

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    Today’s a big day for Team System! It was only two years ago when we announced a new integrated suite of software development life-cycle tools, and we just shipped the final installment of that suite a couple of months ago. Today, we’re expanding Team...
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    Deploying Web Applications from Team Foundation Build

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    Hats off to Rob Conery and his persistence in perfecting the recipe for deploying Web applications from Team Foundation Build. Rob contacted me last week seeking help with this. I pointed him to some resources I knew ( VSTS RTM:Recommended options for...
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    Error VSP1394 when Running Web or Load Tests From a Network Drive

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    Charles Sterling , a developer evangelist in Australia, has a post on his blog ( Running Web or Load tests from a Network Drive ) about Error VSP1394 with some suggested workarounds. When attempting to run a web test or load test from a network...
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    Team System MVPs Webcasting This Week

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    Team System MVP and author, Jean-Luc David , is presenting a Webcast tomorrow ( MSDN Load and Web Webcast Tomorrow ) as part of the Tech-Ed Webcast series: Effective Web and Load Testing in Visual Studio Team System Tuesday, May 30, 2006 – 12...
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    Team Projects and Source Code Control Patterns

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    For Team Foundation Server, some of the most frequently asked questions focus on setting-up team projects and source control structures. In this post ( Team Projects and Source Code Control Patterns ), Michael Ruminer of Magenic Technologies starts to...
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    Ensuring Team Foundation Server Availability

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    I got an e-mail from Gloria asking, “My group is currently looking at the evaluation software for TFS. I was wondering if it's possible to run TFS on two servers in tandem, so that in case one goes down, the system will fail over to the other. If...
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    Moving Prerelease Team Foundation Server

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    I’ve answered this question a couple of times in as many days, so it’s time to blog it. If you have a prerelease version of Team Foundation Server (see Team Foundation Server Upgrade Matrix ), but it’s not running on the hardware you...
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    Seeking Experiences Implementing Team Foundation Server

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    A friend of mine is writing a book about Team Foundation Server. He’d like to speak with people who have experience implementing Team Foundation Server to better understand the practical issues, and to explore problem resolution strategies. If you’re...
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    Team System Wins eWeek's 6th Annual Excellence Awards

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    The results are in for the Sixth Annual eWeek Excellence Awards and Team System wins the Application Development category! eWEEK, "the enterprise newsweekly" and a Ziff Davis Media publication, announced today the winners in its sixth annual Excellence...
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    Team System TestRun Report Viewer

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    Rido built a utility for generating HTML reports from Team System TestRun results files ( TRX files ), called VSTS TestRun Report Viewer . Take a look and let him know what you think. As I said in my previous post, I'm working on a tool to convert...
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    Team Explorer for CodePlex

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    For the record, you can download Team Explorer free of charge for use with CodePlex . The download is a disc image file (.img), which you can use to burn a CD, or load it with a virtual CD player. If you prefer to use a .iso file, just rename the download...
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    patterns & practices Guidance Explorer

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    Last week I paid a visit to J.D. Meier over in patterns & practices to take a look at Guidance Explorer , which is a relatively new project on GotDotNet. I've been relatively quiet these past few weeks, getting ready to release our patterns...
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    Team Foundation Server Setup Shirts Ship

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    It looks like the t-shirts we promised to the first 300 who provided feedback in our setup survey ( Team Foundation Server RC Survey and T-Shirts ) have started to make their way around the world. Martin Woodward, in Ireland, received his today. ...
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    IIS 5.0 Isolation Mode and Team Foundation Server

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    It’s not mentioned in the Team Foundation Installation Guide yet, but be aware that Team Foundation Server will not install if IIS is configured to Run WWW service in IIS 5.0 isolation mode ( Configuring Isolation Modes ). Yesterday, I saw an...
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    Second Blog Anniversary

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    Two years ago, I started this blog with the intent that I would blog like nobody's reading . At that time, Team System was still largely unknown outside of Redmond and I was preparing for Tech·Ed 2004 in San Diego. On the first anniversary of...
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    A Value-Up Paradigm

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    The first chapter from Sam Guckenheimer ’s book ( Software Engineering with Microsoft Visual Studio Team System ), A Value-Up Paradigm , is available on InformIT . Previously, software engineering projects were managed from a "work-down" perspective...
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    Software Engineering with Microsoft Visual Studio Team System

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    Just an update to note that Sam Guckenheimer ’s book, Software Engineering with Microsoft Visual Studio Team System , is now available. I previously blogged about the book in this post . Here’s the Amazon blurb and link: Software...
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    Guidelines for Test-Driven Development

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    After last year’s TDD Help Topic Flap , we asked Jeffrey Palermo to write an article on the topic. He was quick to write it, but it didn’t get published as fast as we wanted. Anyway, it’s live now. We hope this does a better job of addressing...
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    Windows PowerShell Script to Create a Work Item

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    Alan Stevens blogged about a Windows PowerShell (fka Monad) script he made for creating a Team Foundation work item. See his blog for the details. Here is the PoSh script I demonstrated at the Atlanta Code Camp for creating a workitem in Team Foundation...
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    Interview with Team System MVP Richard Hundhausen

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    Catch Scott Swigart ’s interview with Team System MVP and author Richard Hundhausen for Dr. Dobb’s . The first half of the interview focuses on DSL Tools and Team Edition for Architects, but it gives way to the other aspects of Team System...
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    Documentation Refreshed

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    On Wednesday, we refreshed the online product documentation for Visual Studio 2005. This refresh includes new and revised content for Team Foundation Server, Team Suite, and .NET Framework 2.0. In addition, this documentation refresh includes preliminary...
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    Clarification on the Upgrade Process

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    It has recently come to my attention that some people have misunderstood the purpose of the upgrade packages we provide to move to the final shipping release of Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server (commonly known as the RTM version). The upgrade...
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    What's in SQL Server 2005 SP1?

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    As I’ve noted before ( Team Foundation Server & SQL Server SP1 ) you should install SQL Server 2005 SP1 with Team Foundation Server. If you’re curious to know more about what’s in this service pack, see this article ( SQL Server...
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    Team Foundation Server Admin Tool 1.0

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    As Joe Morel reports, the Team Foundation Server Administration Tool 1.0 (both binaries and source) is available on CodePlex . It's been a long road, but it's finally happened...the first version of the Team Foundation Server Administration Tool...
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