Rob Caron

Developer-related topics and other stuff.

July, 2006

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    TheServerSide.NET - Team System and Testing Today (Part 3)

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    The third installment of George Lawton's series of articles, VSTS and testing today, Part 3 - Are your tests test driven? , is now available on TheServerSide.NET . Certainly, unit testing is part of TDD, but some contend TDD is an important extension...
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    July Team Foundation Server Dogfooding Stats

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    See Brian Harry 's post for the latest dogfooding statistics, which are simply phenomenal. These dogfooding updates are starting to sound like Carl Sagan with his "billions and billions" catchphrase. Holy Toledo! The growth in data on our dogfood server...
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    Visual Studio North Carolina

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    I'm near Durham, NC today preparing to fly back to Redmond, WA later this afternoon. Over the weekend, I was chatting with Randy Miller and I asked him where the Visual Studio North Carolina offices are located. I was surprised to learn that I was only...
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    Deploying Team Foundation Server at Microsoft

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    Brian Harry posted a link to a new technical case study from Microsoft IT on deploying Team Foundation Server at Microsoft. Our IT operations team put together a whitepaper here Deploying Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server as an Enterprise-Wide...
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    Sandcastle - Documenting Managed Class Libraries

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    If you've always wanted to create MSDN-like documentation for your managed class libraries, you'll want to take a look at a project called Sandcastle . For an overview of this project, see Sandcastle Overview , which includes an attached PowerPoint presentation...
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    Bodie

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    As noted earlier this week, vacation this year finds me on The Outer Banks of North Carolina, so I decided to visit the lighthouses that were the namesakes for several Team System features developed by the Visual Studio North Carolina office. To complete...
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    Currituck

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    As noted earlier this week, vacation this year finds me on The Outer Banks of North Carolina, so I decided to visit the lighthouses that were the namesakes for several Team System features developed by the Visual Studio North Carolina office. Corolla...
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    Sumit Chawla Revives The Software Lifecycle Blog

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    This is good news! Sumit Chawla from Avanadae is reviving The Software Lifecycle Blog . Be sure to update your news reader though; the URL has changed: http://www.sdlcguy.com/blog . Unfortunately, the blog history was lost in the move. It has been...
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    FTP Online: Team Edition for Database Pros

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    FTPOnline has an article by Peter Varhol about Team Edition for Database Pros ( Data Dude and VS Team Development ). Visual Studio Team Edition for Database Professionals, also known by the code name Data Dude, changes the picture for those who...
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    Customizing Work Items in Team Foundation Server

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    Somehow I missed it last month, but DevX had an article by Michael Jones on Customizing Work Items in Team Foundation Server . The goal of this article is to show you how to modify a process template's work items to meet the needs of your development...
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    Free Download: MSDN Library

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    Starting with the May 2006 release, MSDN Library is freely available for download from Microsoft Downloads. Previously, the Library was only available for download to MSDN subscribers. For the latest release, search Microsoft Downloads for "MSDN Library...
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    Hatteras

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    As noted in my last post, vacation this year finds me on The Outer Banks of North Carolina, so I decided to visit the lighthouses that were the namesakes for several Team System features developed by the Visual Studio North Carolina office. Hatteras Island...
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    Ocracoke

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    Vacation this year finds me on The Outer Banks of North Carolina, so I decided to visit the lighthouses that were the namesakes for several Team System features developed by the Visual Studio North Carolina office. Ocracoke Island is home to Ocracoke...
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    Accessing Team Foundation Server from Mac, UNIX or Linux through Eclipse

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    If you want to learn more about Teamprise and how it brings Team Foundation Server to the Eclipse world, give a listen to this podcast. Sam interviews Martin from Teamprise , a company which has developed a pretty interesting suite of client applications...
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    July Partner Toolkit and Team Foundation Server Disc

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    Several people have commented on my blog post ( New Team Foundation Server Partner Benefit ) and sent me e-mail that the Team Foundation Server disc they received in the July Partner Toolkit was actually a duplicate of the Microsoft Windows Server 2003...
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    ClustrMap for this Blog

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    For those who read this blog by RSS only, you may not have seen that I recently added a ClustrMap to my blog. I was really curious to see where in the world this blog is read, and it appears to be read more broadly than I anticipated. Thanks! 990
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    Meet Microsoft's Ultimate Beta Tester

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    For more insight into dogfooding at Microsoft, see this article on BetaNews . BetaNews recently sat down with Microsoft Chief Information Officer Ron Markezich, often referred to as "Microsoft's ultimate beta tester," to get an in-depth look at how dog...
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    Using Team Foundation Server for Impact Analysis

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    David Lemphers blogged about a brainstorm he had recently to use Team Foundation Server to create what he calls an "impact model." I had an idea last night while I was trying to convince my active brain that Big Brother was actually a new episode of Family...
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    Post Counting Adjustment

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    I just noticed that I botched my post counting back in April with post #833, which was numbered #832. Ironically, that post was titled, Practice Makes Perfect . So much for perfection. I'm numbering this post as #987 to compensate. 987
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    Microsoft Acquires Winternals Software

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    This is great news . I can't think of how many times I've used tools from the Sysinternals site to help figure out what was going on in Windows. Microsoft Corp. today announced the acquisition of Winternals Software LP, a privately held company based...
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    Teamprise V1.1 Released

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    Congratulations to Teamprise on releasing v1.1 of their flagship product! Here's the announcement from Martin Woodward 's blog: Today we released Teamprise V1.1 to the general public (available here ). Version 1.1 is a maintenance release to address several...
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    Team System: A Platform for Software Development Innovation

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    David Lempher 's recent blog post ( Team Foundation Server...it's more platform than product! ) reminded me of a post I wrote earlier this year ( Team System Third-Party Products ). In that post I wrote, "Team System is a platform for software development...
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    Team System Rocks! Job Forum

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    If you enjoy using Team System for software development and you're currently in the market for a new job, or you're an employer seeking employees with a background in Team System for your next big project, you'll want to visit the Team System Rocks! Job...
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    Sachin Rekhi on Database Unit Testing

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    I don't know how popular the blogs from the Team Edition for Database Pros team have grown, so I wanted to draw some attention to Sachin Rekhi's recent posts on database unit testing. What is database unit testing? Creating your first database unit test...
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    Free Download: Virtual PC 2004 & 2007

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    Earlier this week, Microsoft announced that Virtual PC is now available free of charge. Whether Microsoft virtualization technology is an important component of your existing infrastructure or you're just a Virtual PC enthusiast, you can now download...
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