Rob Caron

Developer-related topics and other stuff.

July, 2007

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    Visual Studio Island Dev to Dev Speaker Series: Amanda Silver

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    If you're a Second Life resident, you should come visit the Visual Studio Island tomorrow (Tuesday, July 31st) for a presentation by Amanda Silver from the Visual Basic Team. Details: Visual Studio Island in Second Life: Developer to Developer Speaker...
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    Visual Studio 2008 Overview White Paper

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    If you'd like an overview of what you'll find in Visual Studio 2008, you should download a copy of the following white paper, which was updated for the Beta 2 release. It is available as a Word document, PDF, or XPS. This white paper provides an...
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    Using Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 VPCs

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    I know how it is. You find the download page you're seeking and you immediately scan the page to find the cherished Download button. For this reason, I always advise teams not to rely on download page content to ensure customer success with the download...
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    Visual Studio 2008 Team Foundation Installation Guide (Beta)

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    If you'd like a jump on getting the prerequisites in place while you're downloading the bits, you can download the latest version of the Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Foundation Installation Guide . Since Beta 1 is still available for download,...
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    An Easier Way to Download Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2

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    Psst! Looking for an easier way to download those huge Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 files? Go grab the Microsoft Secure Content Downloader from Microsoft Research. All you have to do is pick your favorite flavor of Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 and tell...
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    Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 is Served. Come and Get it!

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    See Soma's post for the details: Announcing the release of Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2, .NET FX 3.5 Beta 2, and Silverlight 1.0 RC 1323
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    A Hitchhiker's Guide to Visual Studio 2008, Part II

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    If you don't already follow Sara Ford's blog , you really should subscribe to her Visual Studio 2008 Tip of the Day . She'll enlighten you daily with nuggets of good info about Visual Studio 2008. For Visual Studio 2005, she ran a Visual Studio 2005 Tip...
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    A Hitchhiker's Guide to Visual Studio 2008, Part I

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    When you download and install Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2, you may notice that some of the product names have changed for this release. On the Help menu in Team Suite, click About and you'll find that many of the products in Team System have a new name...
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    Another Rush Show, Another Post

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    At White River again with my daughter for another Rush concert (see Figure the Odds and Rush Redux ). A bunch of Microsofties chartered a bus this time, which makes life a bit easier. The bus A/V system only supports VHS, but I still have an old VHS copy...
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    Tracking Team System

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    If you haven't realized it by now, my blog isn't tracking Team System as closely as it once did. If you're seeking a Microsoft blog that tracks it across the board, I highly recommend adding Jeff Beehler's blog to your favorite reader. And if you haven...
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    Etiquette Rule #1 - Don't be a Sycophant

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    Today's edition of the Redmond Channel Partner newsletter links to a piece titled Minding Your Microsoft Manners , which is an interview with some companies who advise Microsoft partners on how to work with Microsoft. As I was reading it, I thought it...
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    Reorganizing for Productivity

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    Seth Godin has a post ( Reorganizing for profit ) that makes an interesting point about how retailers organize merchandise in ways that seemingly work better for the retailer than they do for the customer. When you go to Home Depot to get what you need...
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