Rob Caron

Developer-related topics and other stuff.

October, 2006

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    Looking for Blogs that Focus on Testing

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    I first visited James Bach's blog over two years ago ( New Team System Stuff - 2004-08-28 ), but I must've misplaced his RSS feed during a reader change, or system refresh. Anyway, a post on the Tyner Blain blog ( Rinse, Lather, Repeat - 10 Reasons to...
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    Team System MVPs Awardees for October

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    October 1 marks the beginning of a new quarter and the announcement of new MVPs. Congratulations to the newly awarded Team System MVPs : Senshaw Ou (Taiwan) Igor Abade Leite (Brazil) Denis Pasechnik (Ukraine) Martin Woodward (United...
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    MSDN Nuggets

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    I'm curious to know what people think about MSDN Nuggets . No, these aren't those deep-fried chunks of chicken with your choice of dipping sauce. Don't have the time to read a 10-page how-to article or watch a full length webcast? Try an MSDN Nugget...
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    Newzie

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    Newzie by Newzie /Arda Celebi Although I favored Outlook-based solutions in the past ( RSS News Reader Auditions ), I decided to use a standalone application when I started dogfooding Office 2007. I downloaded and tried many of the usual suspects over...
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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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    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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    Updated Team Foundation Admin & Install Guides

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    There are new releases of the Team Foundation Administrator's and Team Foundation Installation Guides available for download: Team Foundation Administrator's Guide Team Foundation Installation Guide When you first open the Administrator's...
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    Value in Static Source Code Analysis

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    If you're not convinced of the value of static source code analysis, you should read this post ( I’m not in denial, I’m in a hurry ) by David Falkenstein on his blog at FTPOnline.com . In one of his subsequent posts, I hope he takes a look at the static...
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    Tip: Uninstall Web Application Projects Before Installing Visual Studio SP1 Beta

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    I thought I posted this last week, but I just found it sitting as a draft in Windows Live Writer. Before you install Visual Studio 2005 SP1 Beta ( Now Available: Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 Beta ), you must first uninstall Visual Studio 2005 Web...
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    Visual Studio Team System Webcast Series

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    From the current issue of MSDN Flash : Visual Studio Team System Webcast Series From architecture through development and testing, the integrated tools in Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team System enable you to be more productive throughout the stages...
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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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    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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    What Do You Think About Team System?

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    Doug Barney, editor-in-chief of Redmond magazine (and the forthcoming Redmond Developer News magazine), is wanting to hear from those you to know what you think about Visual Studio 2005 Team System . This is your chance to speak up and be heard! Let us...
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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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    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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    Using Visual Studio 2005 to Extend and Customize Dynamics CRM

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    The Microsoft Dynamics CRM Team Blog compiled some posts on using the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 SDK with Visual Studio 2005 to extend and customize Microsoft Dynamics CRM . The following blog posts demonstrate techniques and tools designed to improve...
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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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    Using Team System to Load Test a SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services Report Server

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    There's a new article in the MSDN Library on load testing SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services Report Server using the load, Web, and unit testing tools found in Team System ( Using Visual Studio 2005 to Perform Load Testing on a SQL Server 2005 Reporting...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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