Rob Caron

Developer-related topics and other stuff.

October, 2006

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    Team Foundation Server Migration Toolkit

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    The TFS Migration Toolkit blog was missing from Newzie subscriptions, but Brian Keller's recent post about it ( Team Foundation Server Migration Toolkit ) reminded me to add it. See what Matthew Mitrik is up to and provide feedback on the plans for the...
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    Continuous Integration to Continuous Distribution

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    Via Mitch Denny's notgarter blog I learned of Paul Stovell's blog . Over on Paul's blog he has two posts ( TrialBalance Build System , TrialBalance Build System - Part II ) about a custom build system that uses Team Foundation Server, Readify's TFS Integrator...
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    Visual Studio Code Name "Orcas" - October CTP

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    As you may have heard by now, Visual Studio Code Name "Orcas" - October CTP is now available for download. Like the previous CTP release, this release is only available as a virtual machine. One of the reasons we're using a virtual machine is to provide...
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    Microsoft Virtual Lab Express: Team System Overview

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    There's a new express (30-minute) virtual lab ( Microsoft Virtual Lab Express: What's new in Visual Studio Team System ) you can use to get a quick taste of Team System from the developer's perspective. Welcome to Microsoft Virtual Lab Express, a 30-minute...
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    Team Foundation Server Version Control from a Visual SourceSafe User's Perspective

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    For anyone who reads this blog regularly, you may have noticed that I'm behind on blogging this month. A week or so ago I learned of this great article via Buck Hodges' blog ( An Introduction to Team Foundation Server Version Control from a Visual SourceSafe...
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    Online Chat: Team Edition for Database Pros

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    Join members of the Visual Studio Team Edition for Database Professionals product team this Wednesday to discuss the latest addition to the Team System line up. Experts from all areas of product development will be available to answer your questions....
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    Understanding Team Foundation Server in an Extranet Scenario

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    James Manning has a comprehensive post ( The TFS "extranet" ISAPI filter mechanics ) that explains the inner workings of what's happening when configuring Team Foundation Server in an extranet scenario using the ISAPI filter found in Visual Studio 2005...
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    Updated: Configuring Team Foundation Server to Use a Remote SharePoint Server

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    We just published an update to a TechNote I blogged about back in August ( Configuring Team Foundation Server to Use a Remote SharePoint Server ) to fix-up a few glitches. Thanks go to Dan Kershaw, a program manager on Team Foundation Server, for finding...
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    Now Available: Project Server - Visual Studio Team System Connector

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    About eight months ago I blogged optimistically that we'd have an RTM-compatible version of the Project Server - Visual Studio Team System Connector available later this year ( Project Server - Team Foundation Server Integration ). As you can read on...
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    MSDN Webcast: Five Reasons to Love Visual Studio Team System

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    With a title like that, how can you resist this Webcast? Monday, November 13, 2006 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM PST MSDN Webcast: Five Reasons to Love Visual Studio Team System Join us as we demonstrate five simple reasons for any...
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    Software-Development Methodologies and Team System

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    There's a new article on MSDN by Sanjay Narang ( Software-Development Methodologies and Visual Studio Team System: From Documents to Automation ): There is a diverse set of methodologies for different types of software-development life cycles. To implement...
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    New Visual Studio 2005 Virtual Labs

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    See Virtual Labs Home: Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005 for some new Visual Studio 2005 virtual labs: What's new in Visual Studio 2005 Visual Basic 2005 Lab 1 - Consoles and Components Visual Basic 2005 Lab 2 - Working with Databases using SQL Server 2005...
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    Jeff Lynch with More Thoughts on Team Edition for Database Pros

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    See Jeff Lynch's blog for a follow-up to his earlier post ( Jeff Lynch on Team Edition for Database Professionals ). Wow! Judging from the number of hits on my last post regarding the new Visual Studio Team Edition for Database Professionals , there must...
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    Privacy Guidelines for Developers

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    TechWeb has a new article by Antone Gonsalves ( Microsoft Offers Privacy Guidelines For Developers ) that talks about the Privacy Guidelines for Developers document Microsoft created, which is encapsulates the guidance we use internally when developing...
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    From Making a Wish to Granting One

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    My daughter Stephanie is featured in an article ( From making a wish to granting one: Redmond student gives young cancer patient change to be a 'princess' on stage [link no longer available - King County Journal ceased publication]) by Mary Swift about...
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    Tech·Ed 2007 in...Orlando

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    Save the date for Tech·Ed 2007: June 4-8, 2007 in Orlando. Microsoft has made the difficult decision not to hold Tech·Ed 2007 in New Orleans. With this event drawing a large number of attendees from around the world and with the airlines only servicing...
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    Now Available: Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP

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    From TechNet Flash: Now Available: Internet Explorer 7 The official release of Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 is now available. Upgrade with confidence knowing that the new browser provides a greater level of security, is easier to manage, and improves...
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    Jeff Lynch on Team Edition for Database Professionals

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    Jeff Lynch is a Windows Server System - Commerce Server MVP ( Jeff Lynch's MVP Profile ) who I was fortunate to meet in person the last time he was in Redmond ( Putting Faces to Names ). Just as Tony Loton described in his article on MSDN, What Team Edition...
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    US Launch Events - Team Edition for Database Pros

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    If you're in the United States, you may be able to attend a local Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Database Professionals launch event later this year. Register today to reserve your place. Do you want your development teams to collaborate more effectively...
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    Microsoft's Open Specification Promise

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    In September, Microsoft released the Open Specification Promise for thirty-eight Web service specifications, and the Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) Image Format Specification, effectively releasing those technologies to the community for implementation at no...
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    Team Edition for Database Developers CTP 6

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    Per Cameron Skinner 's blog, Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Database Developers Community Technology Preview (CTP) 6 is now available for download from Microsoft Downloads. See Cameron's post ( CTP6 is LIVE! ) for the details of what's new in this...
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    Free E-Learning: Using .NET Framework 3.0 with Visual Studio 2005

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    Microsoft Learning developed a series of e-learning clinics ( Collection 5134 : Developing Rich Experiences with Microsoft® .NET Framework 3.0 and Visual Studio® 2005 ) you can use free of charge (for a limited time!) to learn how to develop rich experiences...
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    Team System at Galway ICT Conference

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    Martin Woodward and Eric Lee recently presented a number of sessions on Team System for the Developer Track at the Galway ICT Conference in Ireland. See Martin's post ( Martin Woodward: Galway ICT Conference - Developer Track ) for links to PDF version...
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    Braidy Tester Gets Five Answers from Testers

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    About a month ago, Michael Hunter (of Braidy Tester fame) started an interesting series of posts on his Dr. Dobb's blog. He's sending a list of questions to testing luminaries and asks them to respond to five of their choosing. Today I'm excited to announce...
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    Managed Code Analysis Fixes in Visual Studio 2005 SP1

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    David Kean posted a list of fixes for managed code analysis that are included in Visual Studio 2005 SP1 Beta on the Visual Studio Managed Code Analysis (FxCop) blog . Following Brian Harry's lead and transparency , below is list of Managed Code Analysis...
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