Rob Caron

Developer-related topics and other stuff.

August, 2006

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    Mary Jo Foley's Microsoft Bloggers: A Who's Who

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    Like Eileen Brown ( Blowing my own trumpet ), I was flattered to see that Mary Jo included my blog in her Foley on Microsoft column for the September issue of Redmond ( Microsoft Bloggers: A Who's Who ). Rob Caron ( http://blogs.msdn.com/robcaron/default...
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    Chat with the Team System Product Team

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    What : Visual Studio 2005 Team System Online Chat Where : MSDN Online Chat Room When : Wednesday, September 6, 2006; 10:00am - 11:00am Pacific Daylight Time (PDT). Join me and other members of the Visual Studio Team System product group in an online chat...
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    Branching and Merging Primer

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    Chris Birmele is a Developer Tools Technical Specialist in Australia. Back in May, he published an introductory paper on the subject of branching and merging ( Branching & Merging Primer ), which is now available in MSDN Library Online as a technical...
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    Facing Future: Team System Value Propositions

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    Thankfully, Jeff Beehler has rededicated himself to his blogging. If you're not following his blog already and you're reading mine, I highly recommend adding his blog to your reading list. You stand to learn a lot about the future of Team System, how...
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    Now Blogging: Aaron Hallberg

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    I learned from Buck Hodges that a developer on his Team Foundation Build team in North Carolina, Aaron Hallberg , is now blogging ( Team Build blogger: Aaron Hallberg ). Be sure to add his RSS ( Aaron Hallberg RSS ) to your reader and read his first post...
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    Using PowerShell and SMO to Monitor Team Foundation Server Database Jobs

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    I didn't pay much attention to Windows PowerShell when it was known by its codename, Monad . Shortly after it received the PowerShell name, I started experimenting with it. Of course, James Manning is moon leaps ahead of me. He created a PowerShell script...
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    Sandcastle August CTP

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    You may recall a release in July of the first Sandcastle CTP ( Sandcastle - Documenting Managed Class Libraries ). A couple of days ago, we released an August CTP, which you can download here: Sandcastle August CTP Download . For a full list of new features...
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    Extending Team Foundation Server with Sidekicks by Attrice

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    I received e-mail from Eugene Zakhareyev informing me about the release of version 1.0 of Team Build Sidekick add-in for Visual Studio ( Team Build Sidekick addin ) from Attrice Corporation . This add-in, another in a line of Team Foundation Server add...
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    FAQ: Source Control or Version Control?

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    A common terminology question I see is, "Is it source control or version control?" From the Team System Glossary , version control is "[t]he establishment and maintenance of baselines and the identification of changes to baselines that make it possible...
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    Team Foundation Server Dogfood Stats - August 2006

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    For those who track our internal use (dogfooding) of Team Foundation Server, Brian Harry posted the August DevDiv TFS Dogfood Statistics on his blog yesterday. We continue to add more teams to our divisional Team Foundation Server and the stats are rather...
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    TeamCI: Continuous Integration for Team Foundation Build

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    Notion Solutions announced the release of TeamCI , which is a solution to provide continuous integration for Team Foundation Build. You can download TeamCI from Team System Rocks . For more information, see Dave McKinstry's blog ( Continuous Integration...
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    Update: Team System Community Project at TechEd 2006 Australia

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    At TechEd 2006 Australia last week, a team of volunteers used Team Foundation Server to host a community project to help The Smith Family as part of the Microsoft Unlimited Potential program ( Team System Community Project at TechEd 2006 Australia )....
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    What Team Edition for Database Professionals Can Do for You

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    We just published the first MSDN article on Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Database Professionals ( What Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Database Professionals Can Do for You ). Tony Loton wrote this article based on the CTP4...
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    Which Version of Team Foundation Server Do I Have...Simplified

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    Brian Harry blogs ( More Expirations Coming Soon... ) about a new utility ( TFSVersionDetection ) that simplifies the detective work to determine not only which version/edition of Team Foundation Server you have, but also the status of the underlying...
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    Updated MSFWinBuild Now Available

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    Late last week, the patterns & practices team released an updated MSFWinBuild on GotDotNet ( MSFWinBuild: Workspace Home ). If you're customizing MSF process guidance, this is the tool you need to compile the process guidance from the XML source to...
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    Martin Woodward on the Power of the Proxy

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    Martin Woodward , the European contingent of the Teamprise team, wrote a post ( Martin Woodward: My Pint Sized TFS Proxy ) earlier today about his pint-sized Team Foundation Server Proxy. Read his post to learn how valuable the proxy can be for remote...
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    Jeff Beehler on Software Design Reviews (SDRs)

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    Jeff Beehler , the glue that holds the Team System team together, blogged about a fundamental part of designing software at Microsoft - the Software Design Review (SDR). Read this post ( SDRs - getting customer feedback early and often ) if you want to...
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    CodePlex Video on Channel 9

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    I was just reading Korby 's blog ( CodePlex In the News ) and I learned that Channel 9 posted a video discussion with the CodePlex team ( CodePlex: Shared Source coupled with Agility == Happy Team ) last week. Learn about the CodePlex journey from Jim...
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    Team Foundation Server Disc for Microsoft Partners

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    I'm hearing through the grapevine that eligible Microsoft Partners received their much awaited Team Foundation Server discs this week ( July Partner Toolkit and Team Foundation Server Disc ). For those who got them, I previously thought your discs would...
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    Microsoft's Team Foundation Server Deployment Topology

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    See Brian Harry's blog to understand the scope of our Team Foundation Server deployment. The image on his blog links to a Microsoft Visio diagram. If you don't have Visio, you can download the Visio Viewer or a 30-day trial version of Visio 2003 . Given...
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    Jason Barile on Team Project Granularity

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    Jason Barile is out visiting customers this week. In his first post from the road, he blogs about team project granularity , which is a frequent topic of discussion on blogs, in the forums, at conferences, and elsewhere. Confusion around the proper granularity...
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    MSDN Wiki Enhancements

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    I haven't blogged about MSDN Wiki since earlier this summer, but there are some new enhancements I'd like to publicize. First, those who were initially dismayed by the lack of Firefox support should be happy to find that MSDN Wiki now supports Firefox...
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    Try Speedtest.net

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    I have to agree with Joel Semeniuk ( Joel From Canada: Speedtest.net ) on this one, Speedtest.net is pretty cool! Despite the simple URL, I'm posting it so I don't forget about it. 1035
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    FTPOnline - Special Report: Visual Studio Team System

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    See the FTPOnline - Special Report: Visual Studio Team System site for a catalog of Team System content on FTPOnline, which includes articles, and audio & video from past VSLive! conferences. This Special Report shows how you can use VSTS and its...
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    What's New in Team Edition for Database Pros, CTP 5

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    The blogging activity from the product team indicates that CTP 5 of Team Edition for Database Professionals is just around the corner. See the following posts from the team to see what's coming soon: Gert Drapers - Importing SQL Scripts in to the Database...
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