Rob Caron

Developer-related topics and other stuff.

February, 2007

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    Beta Exam 71-510: TS: Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server

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    You can now register to take Beta Exam 71-510: TS: Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server, which is the beta for 70-510. This certification exam counts as credit towards the MCTS: Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server certification. Registration...
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    Now Available: Team Foundation Server Power Tool v1.2

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    The February release of the Team Foundation Server Power Tool is now available for download. Formerly known as the Team Foundation Power Toy, these utilities pack too much punch to be considered toys. In this release, among other things you'll find a...
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    17th Annual Jolt Product Excellence Awards Finalists

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    Winners of the 17th Annual Jolt Product Excellence Awards will be announced at SD West 2007 in Santa Clara, CA in late March. Here are the categories with Microsoft products as finalists: Change and Configuration Management AccuRev 4.5 with AccuWorkflow...
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    Now Available: Visual Studio Code Name "Orcas" March CTP

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    The March CTP is now available for download. The March CTP includes the first "Orcas" CTP release of Team Foundation Server. You can install it yourself by grabbing the self-extracting installation file, or you can grab one of the VPC images. For more...
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    SharePoint 2007 Test Data Population Tool

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    There's a new tool on CodePlex ( SharePoint 2007 Test Data Population Tool ) that includes about a dozen performance testing scripts written for Team System's Web and load testing tools, which you can use to help perform capacity planning for your SharePoint...
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    No Writers Were Harmed in the Writing of Our Documentation

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    I was tickled to see that some Team System documentation made it on to The Daily WTF today (not SQL Server 2005 docs as noted in the post), and I'm happy to report that nobody was murdered while writing them. Susan (we don't have a Mark on the Team System...
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    Updated: Team Foundation Installation Guide

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    There's a new English release (v8.0.70205) of the Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Installation Guide on Microsoft Downloads. In this release, you'll find updates for installing Visual Studio 2005 SP1 and actions you need to take if you previously configured...
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    Free Training: Learn WPF, WF, & WCF with Visual Studio 2005

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    Microsoft Learning Collection 5134 : Developing Rich Experiences with Microsoft® .NET Framework 3.0 and Visual Studio® 2005 is a collection of e-learning courses you can access free of charge to learn more about using WPF, WCF, & WF in Visual Studio...
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    Visual Studio and Daylight Saving Time Change

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    To keep informed about how the Daylight Saving Time change impacts developers and Visual Studio, follow the Visual Studio and Daylight Saving Time Change page on MSDN. In 2005, the United States government passed the Energy Policy Act of 2005. This act...
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    Team System Chat on Wednesday

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    Here's your chance to interact with the Team System product team and get the answers to your toughest Team System questions. In addition, discuss what's new in the latest Visual Studio code name "Orcas" Community Technology Preview (CTP). Join the chat...
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    Team Foundation Server and Microsoft Project

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    If you use the Microsoft Project integration with Team Foundation Server to synchronize work items between the server and your project plans, you may encounter some of the known issues Yogita Manghnani (Team Foundation Server Office Integration PM) describes...
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    Sharing the Power of Wishes

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    On Thursday, my daughter participated in this year's Make-A-Wish Radiothon at Northgate Mall, which aired on 100.7 FM The Wolf . She was interviewed during the morning show, Fitz in the Morning . She spent about ten minutes on the air telling her wish...
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    Reviewing Managed Code

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    Last week we published an article on MSDN on the topic of reviewing managed code, which you may find interesting if your team performs code reviews or you're just looking for ways to improve your own code. Reviewing Managed Code Author: John D'Addamio...
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    Team System ROI Case Studies

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    We just published two new ROI case studies that look at the ROI of adopting Team System for two very different customers. Granted, these are anonymous case studies, and healthy skepticism is to be expected, but they are for real customers. Global Manufacturer...
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    J.D. Meier on World-Class Testing

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    J.D. Meier of patterns & practices fame has an interesting post on testing based on a book he recently read, Managing the Design Factory by Donald G. Reinertsen, which J.D. considers to be "...a choose-your-own-adventure book for product developers...
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    Why Vista Matters to Developers

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    Darryl Taft has an article on eWeek that outlines Why Vista Matters to Developers . As Jim Allchin notes, you can build applications that take advantage of the new technologies in Windows Vista today using Visual Studio 2005 (see Ready for a New Day for...
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    Brian Keller Visits Team Foundation Server in Raleigh

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    Brian Keller , Team System evangelist, recently visited the North Carolina half of the Team Foundation Server product team where he shot some video interviews for Channel 9 : Branching 101 with Doug Neumann - Visual Studio Team Foundation Server...
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    Team System Webcasts

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    Adam Gallant from Microsoft Canada is hosting a series of Team System Webcasts that will run between now and June with multiple repeats available for each Webcast. See Adam's blog post on the topic ( New VSTS WebCasts ) for links to particular sessions...
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