Rob Caron

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    Chicago Visual Studio Team System Users Group

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    The date of the next Chicago Visual Studio Team System User Group meeting is set. Join Clark Sell in the Microsoft offices on May 9th for an evening of Team System information. This month features a presentation on MS Build and Continuous Integration...
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    Prep Guide for 70-510: Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server Technology Specialist

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    The preparation guide for Exam 70-510, Technology Specialist: Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server is live, as is the exam. In addition, congratulations to those who passed the Beta version of the exam and received the certification! Source: Preparation...
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    Discuss Beta 1 with the Team System Team

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    Join members of the Visual Studio Team System product group on Friday, April 27th from 10:00 - 11:00 A.M. Pacific Time to discuss features available in Visual Studio Team System. In addition, discuss what's new in the Visual Studio code name “Orcas” Beta...
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    Visual Studio Code Name "Orcas" Beta 1 for MSDN Subscribers

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    It appears that the ISO images for Visual Studio code name "Orcas" Beta 1 are now showing up on MSDN Subscriber Downloads. The ISO image for Team Suite should appear anytime now. 1292
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    1 KB Files for Visual Studio Code Name "Orcas" Beta 1

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    For those are downloading Visual Studio code name "Orcas" Beta 1 files from Microsoft Downloads, you may have seen what appears to be a misprint: I can assure you that the Team Foundation Server with Team Suite VPC is much larger than 9 KB total and that...
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    Download Visual Studio Code Name "Orcas" and .NET Framework 3.5 Beta 1

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    See Soma's blog for the details, and the MSDN Visual Studio Futures site for the bits to download. Orcas Beta 1 bits for the various different product SKUs will be available at the MSDN Visual Studio Futures site over the next day or so. The team and...
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    Visual Studio Team System Rocks (Brazilian-Portuguese)

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    For those seeking content on Team System in Brazilian-Portuguese, you should get a copy of Visual Studio Team System Rocks by Team System MVP Fábio Câmara et al, and also visit VSTS Rocks Brasil . Era uma tarde de sábado em meados de 2005 quando Fábio...
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    Expression Studio for Team Suite with MSDN Premium

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    As you've probably seen around the media, Expression will ship in certain MSDN subscriptions. Microsoft changes tune, makes Expression tools available to MSDN subscribers MSDN Subscribers Get Expression Tools Microsoft Opens Expression Tools To MSDN Subscribers...
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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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    Visual Studio Team System Guidance Meets Guidance Explorer

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    Last year, I blogged a few times about a CodePlex project J.D. Meier was working on called Guidance Explorer (see my posts tagged with Guidance+Explorer ). I thought Guidance Explorer had faded into patterns & practices history, but the reports of...
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    Visual Studio Unit Testing Extends to Visual Studio Professional in Orcas

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    If you haven't heard the news yet, Visual Studio Unit Testing, which was only available in some Team System products in Visual Studio 2005, will be available in the Professional Edition of Visual Studio code name "Orcas". See this post from Naysawn Naderi...
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    Visual Studio Decennial

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    No, that's not the name of a new feature coming in Visual Studio code name "Orcas" or Visual Studio Team System code name "Rosario". March 2007 (March 19th to be exact) is the Visual Studio Decennial since it marks the 10th anniversary of the release...
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    Microsoft Acquires devBiz, TeamPlain Now Available Free to Team Foundation Server Customers

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    Brian Harry has the good news on his blog about our acquisition of devBiz, makers of TeamPlain Web Access. Go checkout his blog for the details. Today we are announcing that Microsoft has acquired DevBiz Business Solutions, the makers of the popular TeamPlain...
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    J.D. Meier on New Prescriptive Guidance for Visual Studio Team System

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    J.D. Meier of patterns & practices fame blogged about New Prescriptive Guidance for Visual Studio Team System . While Visual Studio Team System provides powerful new tools, customers are asking "where's the guidance?" ... "where do I start?" ... ...
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    Another Jolt Award Winner in the Team System World

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    In addition to Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Database Pros Wins Jolt Award , I'm happy to see that stpBA Storyboarding for Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005 Team System also won a Jolt Award at SD West 2007 in the Design and Modeling Tools category...
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    Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Database Pros Wins Jolt Award

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    As reported on Cameron Skinner's blog , Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Database Professionals won the Jolt Award for the Database Engines and Data Tools category at the 17th Annual Jolt Product Excellence Awards . Unfortunately, I didn't attend this...
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    Ekobit Test Manager Add-In

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    One of the challenges with using Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Developers is that you don't have some of the functionality found in Team Edition for Testers to manage, execute, and organize tests. Ekobit Test Manager Add-In provides an inexpensive...
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    Team Foundation Version Control Branching Guidance

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    As Jeff Beehler announced on his blog today, you can now find Branching Guidance for Team Foundation Version Control on CodePlex . I'm extremely excited to announce the availability of Branching guidance for Team Foundation Server. This was a collaborative...
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    Free Teamprise for CodePlex Users

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    A very cool announcement on Martin Woodward's blog today: Today, I am pleased to announce that Teamprise are offering complimentary licenses of the Teamprise client suite for anyone wanting to use Teamprise to connect to an open source project on CodePlex...
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    Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Assessment

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    The Application Lifecycle (sic) Management Assessment is now live. Before you can improve anything, you have to know what your baseline is; otherwise, how do you measure the improvement, or even identify what to improve? Perhaps people in your organization...
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    Team System Basics Training (200-Level), March 2007 Release

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    We just published an updated release of the Team System Basics Training on Microsoft Downloads . This release only updates the expiration date of the VPC, which was set to expire on March 31, 2007 in the November 2006 release. It does not include any...
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    New Team System Articles on MSDN

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    There are two new Team System articles on MSDN: Team System: Work Item Tracking by Brian A. Randell Database Unit Testing with Team Edition for Database Professionals by Sachin Rekhi 1266
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    Assessing Your Current Development Capabilities

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    On March 20th there's a webcast scheduled on the topic of Assessing Your Current Development Capabilities . Adopting a product like Team System can be a great opportunity to assess and optimize your current development capabilities. However, before you...
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    Defy All Challenges

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    The Defy All Challenges site is now live. Go have some fun and explore the new site. There's a lot to see and do, and there's still more to come. 1262
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    More Defy All Challenges Videos - Munchies and Plunger

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    Video: Defy All Challenges - Munchies Video: Defy All Challenges - Plunger Defy All Challenges 1261
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