Rob Caron

Developer-related topics and other stuff.

August, 2006

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    Visual Studio .NET 2003 SP1 Available

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    For the people who contacted me over the past several months to ask about Visual Studio .NET 2003 SP1 (English) , it’s now available for download. This download installs Service Pack 1 for Microsoft® Visual Studio® .NET™ 2003. Fixes in this Service...
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    Configuring Team Foundation Server to Use a Remote SharePoint Server

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    We've received a number of requests from people asking how to use a remote Windows SharePoint site to host team project portal sites instead of hosting them on the Team Foundation Server application-tier computer. This TechNote ( Visual Studio 2005: TN_1500...
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    Which Version of Team Foundation Server Do I Have?

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    If you have several Team Foundation Server installations, inherited one, or just don't know, here's how you can determine which version of Team Foundation Server you have. On the application-tier computer, check the file version of Microsoft.TeamFoundation...
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    Authoring Work Item Types with IntelliSense in Visual Studio

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    Earlier today, Buck Hodges blogged about IntelliSense while editing Work Item Types . In his post, he noted that the schema for work item types (as well as the other schemas used by Team Foundation Server process templates) is located in the Visual Studio...
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    Expiring Team Foundation Server Installations

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    As Brian Harry notes in his blog post below, we're getting close to the point where Team Foundation Server Release Candidate and Trial Editions installed earlier this year will start to expire. We are rapidly approaching 6 months since TFS released. Yeah...
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    August 2006 Team System Webcasts

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    Team Edition for Database Professionals Four-Part Series (Level 200) Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Database Professionals (Part 1 of 4): Overview Tuesday, August 01, 2006 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada) Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for...
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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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    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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    TechEd 2006 US Team System PowerPoint Slides

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    While I was out on vacation, the PowerPoint slides from the Team System presentations held at TechEd 2006 US in Boston were posted for download from Visual Studio 2005: TechEd 2006 . Team Edition for Database Professionals: DEV217: Introducing Visual...
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    Team System MVP Joins Microsoft

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    Congratulations to Team System MVP Jean-Luc David on his new role as a Developer Evangelist for Microsoft Canada! I've recently accepted an offer to join the great team at Microsoft Canada in the role of Developer Evangelist! This new position will be...
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    Windows Live Writer (Beta 1)

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    Windows Live Writer by Microsoft I started using Windows Live Writer back in July, and I used it to post the last 30 or 40 posts to this blog. I used BlogJet for a long time, but now I'm hooked on Windows Live Writer. Welcome to the Windows Live Writer...
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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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    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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    Brad Appleton Reviews Guckenheimer's Software Engineering with Team System

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    Brad Appleton wrote a very flattering review of Sam Guckenheimer 's book, Software Engineering with Microsoft Visual Studio Team System , for Agile Journal ( FEATURED BOOK: Software Engineering with MS Visual Studio Team System ). I found this book to...
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    Brian Keller - Technical Evangelist for Team System

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    A recent addition to the Visual Studio Team System family is Brian Keller , who used to be the technical evangelist for XNA . Brian joins Grace Francisco as part of the Team System technical evangelism team. Brian Keller is a Technical Evangelist...
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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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    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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    dnrTV: Adam Cogan on Team System

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    In this episode of dnrTV , Team System MVP Adam Cogan from SSW joins Carl Franklin for a video demonstration on integrated bug tracking in Team System . Adam Cogan is still here! We just can't get rid of this guy! This week the Wonder from Down Under...
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    An Interview with Randy Miller

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    Paolo De Nictolis interviewed Randy Miller at The Agile Conference in Minneapolis for Programmazione.it ( An interview with Randy Miller about Visual Studio Team System, Team Foundation Server and Microsoft Solutions Framework ). The two-part interview...
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    Randy Miller on Writing Scenarios

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    Randy Miller started a four-part series of posts on writing scenarios. The first post is about the most fundamental step, identifying the scenarios. I get many questions about writing scenarios, but writing scenarios in general is a four-step process...
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    Team System Product Documentation July Update

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    Starting with the July product documentation update we just published (for details, see the Team System Product Documentation page ), we're moving towards publishing content updates on a monthly basis. No longer will you have to wait for the next product...
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    Team System Community Project at TechEd 2006 Australia

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    Mitch Denny blogs ( Community Project at TechEd 2006 Australia ) about one of the most interesting alternatives to a Hands-On Lab for learning Team System - get a group of people together and contribute to an actual solution for a worthwhile cause. Very...
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    Sample Code for Extending Team Foundation Server

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    Buck Hodges compiled an impressive list of code samples that each demonstrate customizing, extending, or help with administering Team Foundation Server. If you know of a good sample that he's missing, be sure to let him know. Maybe we need to add a page...
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    SDM is Now SML

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    Perhaps something that happened almost two weeks ago isn't news to most, but I'm still digging through e-mail I received while I was on vacation. While I was out, System Definition Model (SDM) became Service Modeling Language (SML) when it was released...
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    Now Blogging: Mario Rodriguez, PM, Team Foundation Version Control

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    Mario Rodriguez , program manager for Team Foundation Version Control, started his blog today. Mario is filling the big shoes left by Doug Neumann, who was the PM for v1 and is now Mario's boss. If you want to know what's happening with Team Foundation...
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