Rob Caron

Developer-related topics and other stuff.

September, 2006

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  • Rob Caron

    New Team Foundation Server Mailing List: OzTFS.com

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    Grant Holliday of Readify launched a mailing list over the weekend ( OzTFS.com ) to help spread Team Foundation Server knowledge to those who don't have the time or disposition to read the growing number of blogs related to Team Foundation Server. On...
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    Jeff Beehler on Team System Community Plans

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    Jeff Beehler posted on Team System community efforts for this fiscal year. There are many ways that a product team can choose to interact with the users of their product. In discussions over the summer, Jeff led a team of representatives from across the...
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    Now Available: Team Edition for Database Pros CTP 5 Refresh

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    See Cameron Skinner's blog for the details on this refresh, which improves some specific performance issues. Folks, we have produced a small patch that we are making available here designed to address some performance problems around the initial import...
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    So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

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    Today is my last day as Team System Content Architect in Developer Division User Education (DDUE). I started working on Visual Studio docs as a writer in early 1999 for what became Visual Studio .NET 2002, which included some of the original docs for...
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    Mike Gunderloy on Pervasive Tooling

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    Mike Gunderloy has an article up on developer.com ( Pervasive Tooling ) that talks about the ten fundamental tools every software developer should have in their toolbox. Every software developer has their own favorite set of tools they use to build software...
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    Now Available: Teamprise V2 Preview 2

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    According to Martin Woodward , Version 2 Preview 2 of his company's flagship product, Teamprise , is now available for download. See his post for information on what's new in this release. Just wanted to let folks know that Preview 2 is now available...
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    Now Available: Team System Chat Transcript for September 6, 2006

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    As Brian Keller notes, the transcript from the chat we held earlier this month on Team System is now available. Chat Topic: Visual Studio Team System Date: Wednesday, September 06, 2006 From: Visual Studio Team System (September 6, 2006) Source: Brian...
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    Extracting Files and Password Needed Prompts

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    Shortly after the release of the most recent MSF process guidance ( Now Available: MSF Process Guidance Updates (Rev 1) ), people started reporting problems when extracting from the MSF for CMMI Process Improvement process guidance ZIP file on computers...
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    Now Available: Visual Studio 2005 SDK v3

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    If you're waiting on a new release of the Visual Studio 2005 SDK, v3 (September 2006) is now available for download from http://www.vsipmembers.com/ . The September 2006 v3 RTM is the next milestone in the VS 2005 SDK. The v3 release contains the final...
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    Martin Woodward: The Measurement Dilemma

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    Martin Woodward has a fantastic post that addresses a topic I've been wanting to write about on my blog for a long time: the potential for abusing the transparency that Team Foundation Server's project metrics reporting can bring to a project. I had a...
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    Now Available: Team Foundation Server Administration Tool 1.1

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    Joe Morel reports that v1.1 of the Team Foundation Server Administration Tool is now available from its Codeplex project site. I'm happy to announce that the very first community-driven release of any of the Power Toys for Visual Studio , the TFS Administration...
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    Now Available: stpBA Storyboarding for Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team System

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    In July, I blogged about a new product from stpsoft , stpBA Storyboarding for Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005 Team System ( stpBA Storyboarding for Team System ). In a press release yesterday ( stpsoft Pioneers Requirements Storyboarding for Microsoft...
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    The Neverending Quest for Feedback

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    Microsoft bloggers frequently blog their interest for receiving your feedback on ideas to improve our products and content. Of course, this is mutually beneficial; you obtain a product that meets your needs, and we enjoy the benefit of selling a product...
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    Team Foundation Server Language Change Package

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    If you installed Team Foundation Server (English) because a localized version of Team Foundation Server was not available, you may want to change the language to match your preferred language. The Team Foundation Server Language Change Package includes...
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    Updated: Team Foundation Administrator's Guide

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    In conjunction with the documentation update mentioned last week ( Team System Content Updated (August Doc Update) ), we just posted the updated Team Foundation Administrator's Guide for download as a CHM file. This release includes changes made to this...
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    Coming Soon: Sam Guckenheimer's Book in Chinese

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    This is very cool - Sam Guckenheimer 's book, Software Engineering with Visual Studio Team System , will be available soon in Chinese. You can find some free chapters on Huan-Lin's blog : 樸實的書名清楚點出了本書的重點所在,就是軟體工程與 Micrsoft Visual Studio Team System(VSTS...
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    How to Implement Team System Using HP Products and Services

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    HP recently published two pieces of content on implementing Team System using HP products and services. HP has designed a collection of solutions and best practices that document how to implement VSTS solutions using HP products and services. These solutions...
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    Implementing Team System in the Microsoft OEM Division's IT Center of Excellence

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    As part of a continuing series of How Microsoft Does IT , we just published a new technical case study ( Implementing Visual Studio Team System in the Microsoft OEM Division's IT Center of Excellence ) on TechNet that describes how the Microsoft OEM Division...
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    New Forum: Team Foundation Server - Power Toys

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    As noted in my announcement in this new forum ( Team Foundation Server - Power Toys Forum ), Team Foundation Power Toys provide supplemental functionality for use with Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server, are provided “as-is,” and are...
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    David Anderson Moves on to Something New

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    I was sad to learn yesterday that David Anderson is leaving us for a new job outside of Microsoft. I am leaving Microsoft and my job as the architect for the MSF methodology. I am taking up a new position as the Senior Director for Software Engineering...
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    Visual Studio SDK Now Available in MSDN Library Online

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    For the first time, the Visual Studio SDK is now available for online viewing without having to join the Visual Studio Industry Partner (VSIP) program. This also means the content contained within will now appear in Web search results. This SDK includes...
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    Dan Appleman Contributes to MSDN Wiki

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    As someone who participated in the earliest discussions that have since evolved into MSDN Wiki , I wondered how we would mark our milestones of growth and acceptance. I decided today that one of those milestones should be noted authors contributing blocks...
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    Team Foundation Server Utilities on CodePlex

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    Buck Hodges got the idea to poke around CodePlex to see what utilities people are creating for Team Foundation Server and found a list of project in various states of accomplishment. I ran two searches on CodePlex to see what folks are developing for...
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    Team System Content Updated (August Doc Update)

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    Delivering the first batch of monthly updates in July was not as rewarding as delivering the next batch for August. You can now view the latest version of the Team Foundation content on MSDN . This content includes (but isn't limited to) new content on...
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    Now Available: Team Foundation Power Toys and More

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    As Brian Harry notes in his blog post ( New TFS Power Toys Available! ), the Team Foundation Power Toys are now available for download: Download Team Foundation Server Power Toys . Previously, these power toys were only available in the SDK. If you haven...
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