Rob Caron

Developer-related topics and other stuff.

May, 2006

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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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    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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    Visual Studio Team System Unit Testing for C++

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    Nick Wienholt wrote an article for Code Guru on Team System Unit Testing from the C++ perspective, which I’ve added to the list of resources in my Team System for C++ Developers blog post. Of all the features in Visual Studio Team System ...
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    Team Foundation Server & SQL Server SP1

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    Now that Microsoft SQL Server 2005 SP1 is out, I’ve been hearing from people asking about installing it on servers that support Team Foundation Server. While the service pack is not a requirement for Team Foundation Server at this time, it is highly...
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    Requirements Authoring Starter Kit

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    Are you looking for a way to easily (and cheaply) integrate requirements authoring into Visual Studio Team System? If so, you’ll want to take a look at the Requirements Authoring Starter Kit. This is the solution I blogged about back in February...
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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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    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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    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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    Inside MSBuild

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    Sayed Ibrahim Hashimi wrote an article for the June issue of MSDN Magazine on MSBuild, which is the build engine for Team Foundation Build. This article provides a good foundation on which to build your MSBuild knowledge, which will come in handy for...
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    Trying Office 2007 Beta 2

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    Yesterday, I took the plunge and installed Office 2007 (Beta 2) on my laptop. Just off the top of my head, I like the following things in Outlook right out of the gate, which is neither prioritized nor marketing’s Top 10. Preview attachments...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    DSL Tools: Model-Driven Development of .NET Enterprise Applications

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    There’s a new technical article on MSDN about using the Domain-Specific Language (DSL) tools, including designer construction and code generation. It was written by Susan Entwisle and Steve Eadie of Electronic Data Systems (EDS). Model-Driven...
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    Updated Team Foundation Installation Guide

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    We just posted an updated version of the Team Foundation Installation Guide. This release includes some bug fixes and covers installing SQL Server 2005 SP1. This is the most current version of the Installation Guide for Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation...
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    Microsoft Feeds Directory

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    The Microsoft Feeds Directory provides one-stop shopping to locate the growing collection of RSS feeds that are available from Microsoft. In addition, you can search feeds for particular keywords. For example, here are the results of some Team System...
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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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    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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    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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    Team Foundation Version Control Sidekick

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    A few weeks ago, I blogged about an application from Attrice for managing Team Foundation version control workspaces ( Managing Version Control Workspaces ). I just got word that there’s a new release available (1.0.2), which includes both Workspace...
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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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    May Team System Webcasts

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    Starting last month ( April Team System Webcasts ), I began posting the monthly list of Webcasts on Team System. Here are the Webcasts scheduled for the month of May, 2006 as of 01 May 2006. Tuesday, 02 May 2006 MSDN Webcast: An Introduction...
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