Rob Caron

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    More Defy All Challenges Videos - Copier and Latte

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    Coming Soon: Defy All Challenges

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    The countdown has started. Someone was silly enough to give me access to the teaser videos, so I posted them on Soapbox. It's probably not a bad thing. Video: Defy All Challenges - Bike Defy All Challenges Share this post : email it! | bookmark...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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