Rob Caron

Developer-related topics and other stuff.

July, 2006

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    Continuous Integration Sample Refactored

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    Jeff Atwood of Vertigo Software took the trouble to refactor the continuous integration sample for Team Foundation Server that Khushboo Sharan and Kishore M N presented in Continuous Integration Using Team Foundation Build . See his blog post ( A Kinder...
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    Team System Training and Team Foundation Server Add-Ons

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    Brian Harry blogged about some of the cool stuff coming through the pipeline for Team System, including training material and community-built add-ons. On the training: Over the past several months I've been hearing a lot of people asking about the availability...
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    Do you feel plucky?

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    Betsy Aoki introduces the concept of Plucky Project Management and its one and only management tool, Kindly Snickering. Plucky helps put Agile into perspective. Since I last blogged about Agile I've been doing a lot of thinking about how some ad...
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    Mike Gunderloy Reviews The Build Master

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    See Mike Gunderloy ’s column ( Making a Build ) in MCP Magazine for a book review of Vincent Maraia's The Build Master . If you've ever had the chance to supervise the build lab for a major software project, with hundreds of computers chugging along and...
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    TechEd 2006 Strategic Briefings

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    At TechEd 2006, Steven Guggneheimer (General Manager. Application Platform & Development Marketing) present his Strategic Briefing, Advance Your Business with IT Solutions . In this Strategic Briefing, hear from Steve Guggenheimer and the...
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    stpBA Storyboarding for Team System

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    Today, I received an e-mail from Badr Khan of stpSoft about stpBA Storyboarding for Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team System . Here’s a brief intro from the site: stpBA Storyboarding for Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005 Team System allows...
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    New Team Foundation Server Partner Benefit

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    We’re announcing a new partner software benefit for Team Foundation Server at the Worldwide Partner Conference in Boston today. In addition to the software benefits they currently receive ( A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Visual Studio 2005 Team System for Microsoft...
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    Updated Team Foundation Installation Guide

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    We just uploaded a new edition of the Team Foundation Installation Guide (v60711). This release includes: Added a topic (System Requirements and Additional Client Software for Team Explorer) to help you determine the additional software you might...
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    A Question for Next Team Ed for Db Pros CTP

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    Thomas Murphy , Group Program Manager on Team Edition for Database Pros, needs your input on the next CTP release. If you’re one of the many people exploring this new product, visit his blog and let him know what you think. We are looking...
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    TheServerSide.NET on Teamprise

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    TheServerSide.NET has an article by Jack Vaughan on Teamprise , which provides client-side access to Team Foundation Server from within Eclipse and on Mac OS X, Linux, and Unix-based operating systems. As time goes by, many development managers...
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    Microsoft is Today's Featured Wikipedia Article

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    The featured article on the main page of Wikipedia ’s English site today is Microsoft . After following a few links, I learned someone has already authored articles for Visual Studio Team System and Visual Studio Team Foundation Server . I guess...
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    Adding Technorati Tags

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    FYI – I’ve decided to start adding Technorati tags to my blog posts; fortunately, I’ll be using BlogJet ’s Auto Replace feature to make this process a little easier. I’ll probably add tags to some earlier posts. Which...
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    Dev'Garten as a Learning Environment

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    David Lemphers just blogged an update on Dev’Garten , which has been a bit of an enigma to me since popping on the scene back in January ( Dev’garten Downunder ). Now it makes more sense to me. Dev’Garten will become a crucible...
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    Updating the Team Foundation Server Warehouse on Demand

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    See Eric Lee ’s post on Updating the TFS Warehouse for a quick overview of how Team Foundation Server updates the warehouse automatically, and more importantly, how to update it on demand. However, there are times when you want to update the...
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    Additions to the Blog Reading List

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    I just added these blogs to my daily reading, and to the Software Development section of the blogroll on my blog: Dr. Neil (I’ve been meaning to add Dr. Neil since learning of him from Frank Arrigo during my trip to Australia in 2005 . Thanks...
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    Team Foundation Server and KPIs

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    Eric Lee has a post ( KPIs and Team Foundation Server ) that covers a topic I’ve been wanting to dig into for some time, using Team Foundation Server to provide key performance indicators (KPIs) . As it turns out, because Team Foundation Server...
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    New Team Ed for Database Pros CTP Available

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    See Thomas Murphy ’s blog post ( New CTP4 Build Available ) for information about the latest CTP release of Team Edition for Database Professionals, CTP4. As with the TechEd CTP, this release requires Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition or higher...
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    Eric Lee is Blogging Again!

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    Eric Lee has resuscitated his blog ( For shame, I've been a lazy blogger! )! For those unfamiliar, Eric Lee is the product manager for Team Foundation Server. Be sure to read his latest posts: Be careful of proxy settings when using the Team Foundation...
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    Team Edition for Database Pros on Channel 9

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    Be sure to catch the Channel 9 video interview with the Team Edition for Database Pros team. Cameron Skinner, Gert Drapers, Robert Merriman, Thomas Murphy, and Matt Nunn sat down with me to discuss a new edition to the Visual Studio Team product...
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    Immunizing Your Team from Team Illnesses

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    I subscribe to Fast Company’s First Impression newsletter. Today’s edition included the following quote from Jon Katzenbach, coauthor of The Wisdom of Teams , which I have not read and has received mixed reviews on Amazon . Teamwork...
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    Continuous Education

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    Howard van Rooijen recently blogged about the need for continuous education in an industry that is constantly changing. Enterprise Software Development, in the Microsoft world, is becoming more sophisticated and more complicated. This is in no way...
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    July Team System Webcasts

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    The following is a list of Team System Webcasts for July: Thursday, 13 July 2006 Visual Studio Team System Demo Thursday, 27 July 2006 Visual Studio Team Foundation Server HOW TO: Plan for, Install, and Configure A very short list, I know. ...
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    Creating a Documentation System Model

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    David Chesnut, a writer on the Team System User Education team who works on the docs for Team Foundation Server, wrote a post for the Team System User Education blog that applies principles from the Theory of Constraints to identify and understand the...
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    TheServerSide.NET Reviews Guckenheimer's Software Engineering with Team System

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    TheServerSide.NET published a flattering book review by Jack Vaughan of Sam Guckenheimer ’s Software Engineering with Microsoft Visual Studio Team System . You may recall that Vaughan recently interviewed Guckenheimer ( TheServerSide.NET Interviews Sam...
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    TheServerSide.NET - Team System and Testing Today (Part 2)

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    TheServerSide.NET published the second part of George Lawton’s article on the testing features of Team System ( VSTS and testing today, Part 2 - Capabilities and plug-ins ). In this part, Lawton focuses on the benefits of integrating testing features...
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