Rob Caron

Developer-related topics and other stuff.

November, 2006

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    Now Available: Teamprise 2.0

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    Congrats to Martin Woodward and the rest of the Teamprise crew on releasing Teamprise 2.0! See Martin's celebratory post ( Martin Woodward: Teamprise Turns 2.0 ) for more info on what's new in this release. Tuesday marked the beginning of my second year...
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    A Fresh Look for MSDN

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    With the business launch of Windows Vista today , MSDN launched a fresh look for the Windows Vista developer center . I'd like to draw your attention to the top part of the page and solicit your feedback on the new navigation features at the top of the...
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    A New Era of Business Productivity and Innovation

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    Although it's not mentioned in Steve Ballmer's recent executive e-mail ( A New Era of Business Productivity and Innovation ), I'm sure you can see how Team System provides "the capabilities that people need in today's fast-changing world of work" by focusing...
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    Benefits of the Security Development Life Cycle

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    The Trustworthy Computing Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) factors in this recent article ( Report: Microsoft beats Oracle on security ) about a white paper ( Which database is more secure? Oracle vs. Microsoft [PDF]) written by David Litchfield of...
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    TFS Permission Manager 1.0

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    As an alternative to TFSAdmin , you can now use TFS Permission Manager , which was created by Leon Langleyben ( Leon Langleyben: Visual Developer - ASP/ASP.NET MVP ) from SRL Group in Israel. Working with Team Foundation Server we have to perform various...
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    Redmond Developer News

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    The Redmond Developer News Website is online with content from their premiere print issue, and more frequent news online. In the premiere issue (November), you'll find an interview with S. "Soma" Somasegar , Corporate VP, Microsoft Developer Division...
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    TeamWord 1.0 Beta

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    I learned about TeamWord from Kārlis Gaņģis on the OzTFS e-mail list. It works with Word 2003, but I'm on Word 2007 already. I guess that's why we have virtual machines, eh? TeamWord is add-in created with .NET 2.0 for Microsoft Word 2003 to enable users...
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    Team System Chat - Wednesday, December 6

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    Join members of the Visual Studio Team System product group to discuss Team Foundation Server, Team Editions for Architects, Developers, Database Pros, and Testers. In addition, discuss what's new in the latest Orcas Community Technology Preview (CTP...
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    Boston Area Team System User Group

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    Michael Ruminer , who I met at TechEd 2006 in Boston this year, is launching a Team System User Group for the Boston area. Microsoft is hosting the first meeting at the Microsoft New England offices in Waltham, MA in December. You can find more information...
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    My Bloglebrity

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    After reading David Lemphers blog ( I'm Only Middle-Class! Bloglebrity That is! ), I was curious to see which list my blog is on according to Kineda . Like Frank Arrigo , Hey, I'm a B-Lister . 1190
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    Orcas Feature Specs Online

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    As noted in Brian Harry's blog ( More Transparency ), we published a bunch of the Feature Specifications for Visual Studio and .NET Framework "Orcas" up on MSDN. These are the actual feature specifications, not glossy versions of them. I'm happy to tell...
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    Now Available: Professional Team Foundation Server

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    Congratulations to Jean-Luc David (former Team System MVP and now at Microsoft Canada), Mickey Gousset (Team System MVP), and Erik Gunvaldson (Microsoft) on the release of their new book from Wrox , Professional Team Foundation Server . Having seen chapters...
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    J.D. Meier on Test-Driven Guidance

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    When J.D. Meier showed me early releases of Guidance Explorer , one of the things I found interesting was his developer mindset to apply test cases to content development. Today, he wrote up a post about it ( J.D. Meier's Blog : Test-Driven Guidance ...
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    Adding an IE7 Browser Template for Use by Web Tests

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    Sean Lumley has a post on creating an Internet Explorer 7.0 browser template for use in Team System Web tests. This post walks you through the process of adding a new IE7 browser template that can be used by your web tests when running them stand alone...
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    The Virtual Side with Matt Nunn on Team Edition for Db Pro

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    Matt Nunn , product manager on Team Edition for Database Professionals , spoke with The Virtual Side at TechEd: IT Forum in Barcelona. Get ready...Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Database Professionals will release to manufacture (RTM) at the end...
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    Prerequisites for Installing Team Edition for Database Pros

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    Team Edition for Database Pros - CTP 7 shipped earlier this month, which is the de facto Release Candidate for the final version scheduled to ship at the end of the month ( Team Edition for Database Pros to RTM on November 30 ). As noted in Cameron Skinner...
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    Interview with Scott Swigart on MSDN Wiki for Dr. Dobb's Journal

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    Recently, Scott Swigart interviewed Molly Bostic (MSDN Wiki PM) and I about MSDN Wiki for Dr. Dobb's Journal . The interview is now available online ( Dr. Dobb's | MSDN Wiki: What's Up? | November 14, 2006 ). In it you'll learn about more about MSDN Wiki...
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    Party with the Team Edition for Database Pro Team

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    If you're in Barcelona for Tech•Ed: IT Forum , or in Seattle for 2006 PASS Community Summit , stop by the Team Edition for Database Professionals booth to score an invite to an exclusive party on Thursday in Barcelona, or Wednesday in Seattle. Members...
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    Updated MSF Process Guidance Includes Database Pros

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    At Tech•Ed: IT Forum in Barcelona, Spain, Bob Muglia also announced updated MSF process guidance to support users of Team Edition for Database Professionals (see Promise to Customers: Advance the Business With IT Solutions ). Process guidance for database...
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    Team Edition for Database Pros to RTM on November 30

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    At Tech•Ed: IT Forum in Barcelona, Spain, Bob Muglia (senior vice president of the Server and Tools Business at Microsoft) announced the scheduled RTM date of Team Edition for Database Professionals on November 30th (see Promise to Customers: Advance...
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    Power Toys Pack Installer

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    Visit CodePlex to find the Power Toys Pack Installer , which you can use to simplify your Visual Studio power toy installation experience. In addition, you can install other Visual Studio add-ons and tools, such as MSBee, ILMerge, TFS Administration Tool...
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    Updated Guidance on Team Project Limits

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    Bill Essary, software architect for Team Foundation Server, wrote an article for MSDN Library that provides updated guidance on team project limits ( Team Foundation Server Team Project Limits ). The size of the work item tracking metadata cache is one...
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    Buck Hodges : Running Tests in a Build without Using .VSMDI Files

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    If you run tests as an MSBuild task in Team Foundation Build, you will probably be interested in a post from Buck Hodges on how to do so without needing to create test metadata files and test lists (.vsmdi files). He created a custom task that will appear...
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    Looking for Feedback on the Visual Studio CTP Process

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    CTPs, or Community Technology Previews ( Team System Community Technology Previews (CTPs) ), were borne from the desire to provide access to prerelease builds of Visual Studio 2005 on a more frequent schedule than the usual Beta process. After two years...
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    Team System Chat Today (11/8)

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    As noted on most of the Team System product team blogs this past week, we're holding another Team System chat on Wednesday, November 8 at 10am PST. On the agenda - anything Team System, including Visual Studio Code Name "Orcas" - October CTP . Add...
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