Rob Caron

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    Updated: Visual Studio Team System Licensing White Paper

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    We just published v1.0.3 of the Visual Studio Team System Licensing white paper. This release contains 100% more information but with 50% less content to read. Minus the front matter, we've pared this down to 8.5 pages. We covered a lot of what-if scenarios...
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    A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Visual Studio 2005 Team System, Part I

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    Part I – Evolving Visual Studio ( Part II ) Lisez cet article en Français . Leggi questo articolo in Italiano . Lea este articulo en Español . 請看 繁 體中文版 。 Прочитайте эту статью на русском языке . Hier finden Sie den Artikel auf Deutsch...
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    Viewing Downloaded CHM Files

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    A recent security update (Security Update for Windows XP - KB896358 ) has modified the behavior of files you download from the Internet. In this case , the download in question is the Team Foundation Installation Guide .chm file. Option 1 After...
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    Team System 64-Bit Support

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    I’ve received some e-mail asking for clarification on what the story is for Team System 64-bit support in this release. Here’s a summary of my findings: You can use Visual Studio 2005 to compile your application and specify that it should run on a...
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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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    A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Visual Studio 2005 Team System, Part II

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    Part II – Visual Studio 2005 Pricing & Licensing Lisez cet article en Français . Lea este articulo en Español . Leggi questo articolo in Italiano . Hier finden Sie den Artikel auf Deutsch . In Part I , I described the evolution of...
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    A Hitchhiker's Guide to Team Foundation Server Workgroup Edition

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    Those who have Team Suite (or one of the role-based Team Editions) with MSDN Premium subscription will soon be able to download Team Foundation Server Workgroup Edition. This edition of Team Foundation Server only differs from Team Foundation Server Standard...
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    Where is Team Explorer?

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    In recent discussions it has become clear that some people have transitioned straight from Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2 to Visual Studio 2005 RTM products, but have been caught unaware of an important change that occurred in the interim. Starting with...
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    June CTP - Install Team Explorer for Team Foundation Functionality

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    Starting with the June CTP, you'll need to install Team Explorer to gain Team Foundation functionality. After installing Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite (or any of the role-based editions in later releases) you won't have access to Team Foundation until...
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    Visual Studio 2005 Beta 1 Refresh with Visual Studio 2005 Team System

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    For those with access to MSDN Subscriber Downloads , when you go to download the DVD image for this release, you should grab the following while you're there to maximize your Team System CTP experience: SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition Beta 2 (English...
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    Accessing Team Foundation Server Remotely

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    Team Foundation client applications, such as Team Explorer, access Team Foundation Server functionality through a collection of Web services hosted on Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0. The initial RTM release of Team Foundation Server only supports...
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    Team Foundation Server, Windows SharePoint Services and Active Directory

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    If you plan to install Team Foundation Server using a single-server deployment with Active Directory on the same computer, you must first install Active Directory before installing Internet Information Services and everything else for that matter. Failure...
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    Upgrading to Team Foundation Server RC

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    As you may have guessed from my previous post ( Team Foundation Installation Guide RC ), the release of Team Foundation Server Release Candidate is imminent. In fact, it should be available for download from MSDN Subscriber Downloads sometime tomorrow...
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    VPC Available on MSDN Subscriber Downloads

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    The much anticipated download of a fully installed & configured Visual Studio 2005 Team System Beta 2 VPC is now available for download from MSDN Subscriber Downloads. VPC Contents: Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition (expires...
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    Team System for C++ Developers

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    Despite the ever-growing popularity of .NET development, a question we frequently receive is, “What does Visual Studio 2005 and Team System offer for the Visual C++ developer?” Visual C++ developers will find a lot of new capabilities in Visual C+...
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    Osellus: Using RUP in Team System

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    Some of the frequently asked questions we get about Team System and how it relates to RUP are: Can I use RUP in Team System? Can RUP processes be brought into Team System in the form of process templates? Can Team System provide a process...
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    Now Available: Microsoft eScrum Version 1.0

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    If you're looking for another Scrum template to try with Team Foundation Server, consider using eScrum , which is an implementation of Scrum that's used internally by some teams within Microsoft: eScrum is a Web-based, end-to-end project management...
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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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    VSTS December CTP Now Available on MSDN

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    Visual Studio 2005 CTP - December 2004 - DVD (English) is now propagating to the MSDN Subscriber Downloads servers. http://msdn.microsoft.com/subscriptions/ Here are some visual guides for installing: Two-Computer Install (including Domain Controller...
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    How Do You Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services?

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    Currently, the Team Foundation Installation Guide instructs you to install SQL Server Reporting Services on the same server as the instance of SQL Server 2005 used by Team Foundation Server. The report server is implemented as a Microsoft Windows service...
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    Can Visual Studio 2005 and Visual Studio .NET 2003 Get Along?

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    I've been asked this question by quite a few people today via e-mail & IM, so I thought I'd publish the answer to my blog. Q: Can Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2 be installed side-by-side with Visual Studio .NET 2003? A: Yes. For more information...
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    Project Server - Team Foundation Server Integration

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    A recent e-mail touched on a FAQ we usually get about integration between Project Server and Team Foundation Server. I hope the answer that follows answers this question. Here’s an excerpt from the e-mail: Can you tell me when Microsoft plans...
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    Upgrading from Visual Studio Team Suite Trial Edition

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    In a previous post ( Upgrading from Team Suite Trial Edition, Beta 3 Refresh ) I wrote about the upgrade experience when you install Visual Studio Team Suite on top of Visual Studio Team Suite Trial Edition. For retail customers, it’s a simple matter...
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    Team System Pricing & Licensing

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    The big news for Team System today is the announcement of the much-awaited pricing and licensing details. Adding the Express and Team Editions to the Visual Studio product line includes a restructuring of MSDN subscription options. One surprise is that...
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    Is the June CTP for Me?

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    With the release of a June CTP of Team System you may be wondering, “Is the June CTP for me?” Here are my thoughts on that. Yes If you just want to see what’s new since Beta 2. The June CTP represents 3.5 months of additional work since Beta...
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