Rob Caron

Developer-related topics and other stuff.

January, 2007

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    My Q&A with Redmond Developer News

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    For those who are interested, an interview I did with Doug Barney of Redmond Developer News is now live on their Web site, and it also appears in the January issue of the publication. The Man Behind the Message Microsoft's Rob Caron spends his days (and...
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    Literally, the Coolest Vista & Office Launch Event

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    It's always fun when the products with deep pockets launch, even more so when they launch at the same time. For example, see the Human billboards , online games , and even BillG on The Daily Show . But for what has to be literally the coolest event, take...
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    Free: Keyboard Shortcut Reference Posters for Visual Studio

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    Do you prefer to keep your hands on the keyboard when working in Visual Studio? If so, you'll appreciate this new cubicle art we posted last week that you can now download and print at your convenience: Visual Basic Visual C# Visual...
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    Visual SourceSafe Internet Access and Windows Vista

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    Richard Berg from the Team Foundation Server team in NC has a couple of posts on his blog that will be of interest to you if you're a Visual SourceSafe user: Clarifying SourceSafe support on Vista SourceSafe on Vista part 2 The Windows Vista...
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    Consolidated Setup Docs, or Not?

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    My previous team, Team System User Education , wants your feedback on publishing a consolidated set of docs for setup. Today, you need to read at least three different docs to install Team Foundation Server (readme, known issues, and the installation...
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    Microsoft Tech·Ed 2007 - Registration Now Open

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    Registration for Tech·Ed 2007 is now open! It's the premier annual conference from Microsoft. For five days in June, you can get technical training, information, and resources to help you build, deploy, secure, mobilize, and manage solutions based...
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    A Security Overview of Team Edition for Database Pros

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    Richard Waymire , Program Manager Architect for the Visual Studio Team Edition for Database Professionals group, wrote an article late last year for MSDN ( A Security Overview of Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Database Professionals ) that...
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    What Can Team Foundation Server Tell You?

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    Throughout the software development life cycle oodles of data streams into the Team Foundation Server data warehouse. It takes many data points to illustrate a trend and guide decision making for managing a project. The two process templates that ship...
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    Bugs Fixed in Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1

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    I've had a few requests for this list lately, which is published in KB article 918526 . Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 (SP1) contains fixes for many bugs that have been documented in the Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB). This article contains...
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    Visual Studio Code Name "Orcas" Related CTP Downloads

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    The January CTP of Visual Studio code name "Orcas" is available for download as a self-extracting install, or installed in a Virtual PC image. You can find links to both downloads, and to other "Orcas" CTP software on the Visual Studio Code Name "Orcas...
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    New Case Study: Team Edition for Database Professionals

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    In this case study ( Microsoft Case Studies: Gulf Coast Seal ), the first for Team Edition for Database Professionals, Gulf Coast Seal found great success in using the product to upgrade a mission-critical data warehouse with minimal impact on operations...
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    Changes to the Team Edition for Database Pros Download

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    Brian Keller has a blog post ( Changes to the DBPro Download ) that goes into detail about some improvements we just made to the Team Edition for Database Professionals add-on download . As noted in Brian's post, you must install Team Suite before you...
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    Five Things You Didn't Know About Me

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    Thanks, Martin . I need a mental break, so I'll play along. Here are five things you didn't know about me: When I was about a year old, I reached and pulled the cord of a coffee percolator from my high chair, which came crashing down on me resulting in...
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    Eric Lee Launches A New Humble Blog

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    Eric Lee, who was instrumental in creating and launching Team System, left Microsoft late last year to start his own consulting company, CounterPunch Software . He recently launched A New Humble Blog [ subscribe ], which is "...still dedicated to all...
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    MSDN Magazine Now Available Online in 11 Languages

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    As with the November 2006 and December 2006 issues, the January 2007 issue is available online in multiple languages. However, the January issue expands availability to an impressive eleven languages: English French Spanish German Italian Russian Portuguese...
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    Microsoft 2007 Launch Events in US for Windows Vista and Office

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    From mid-January to March, there are 74 business launch events (part of Ready for a New Day Launch Tour 2007 and Microsoft Across America Launch Events) in the US for technical decision makers, IT professionals, and developers to learn more about Windows...
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    Installing Team Foundation Server with Visual Studio 2005 SP1

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    There's a new Team Foundation Installation Guide with revised instructions for installing Team Foundation Server with Visual Studio 2005 SP1. Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Installation Guide The current version number is 8.0.61230. If you see 8.0...
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    Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Testers Wins Tester's Choice Award

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    Congratulations to Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Testers on winning a Software Test & Performance Tester's Choice Award in the .NET Test/Performance Solution category! The Testers Choice awards, conducted annually by Software Test &...
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    Pass@word1, Virtual Machines, and Windows Keyboard Layouts

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    If you're one of the many people on the planet who uses a keyboard with a non-US English keyboard layout, you may have encountered difficulty using some of the Team System virtual machines that using Darren's Pass@word1 password. If I understand the issue...
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    Internet Explorer Add-In for Submitting Web Bugs to Team Foundation Server

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    See this post ( Automatically raise bugs from IE ) on the Microsoft Developer Tools UK Sales Team blog for information about an Internet Explorer add-in Neil Kidd developed for submitting Web bugs with all the necessary accompanying information. You'll...
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