Rob Caron

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    Bringing .NET to Visual Basic 6 Applications

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    Last year, I blogged about v1 of the Interop Forms Toolkit ( Not Ready to Bring Your Visual Basic 6 Apps to .NET? Bring .NET to Your Visual Basic 6 Apps ). Its successor, Microsoft Interop Forms Toolkit 2.0 , is now available for download. The Interop...
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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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    Free Download: MSDN Library

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    Starting with the May 2006 release, MSDN Library is freely available for download from Microsoft Downloads. Previously, the Library was only available for download to MSDN subscribers. For the latest release, search Microsoft Downloads for "MSDN Library...
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    How to: Install Visual Studio 2012 Update 1 Offline

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    Now available: How to: Install Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 Offline (updated version of the content below) Visual Studio 2012 Update 1 is now available for download. You’ll find that only a web installer is provided, which means you need to be...
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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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    How to: Install Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 Offline

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    UPDATE (June 26): Visual Studio 2012 Update 3 now available, which includes Update 2 UPDATE (May 3): Announcing availability of ISOs for Visual Studio Updates Just an update to note that the steps outlined in my earlier post, How to: Install Visual...
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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 Comprehensive Visual Studio 2008 Product Comparison

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    See: Updated: Visual Studio 2008 Product Comparison I just finished working on a very comprehensive product comparison of the Visual Studio 2008 product line. It only covers the IDE products, which means it doesn't include stuff like Team Foundation...
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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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    Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Launch Date

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    Short but sweet, Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 will launch on Monday, 12 April 2010. 1375
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    My Old Stuff on MSDN

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    Chat Transcript: Consuming Web Services in Visual Basic .NET (4/2002) Summary: The transcript for a chat I participated in with Paul Yuknewicz and Alan Griver. Getting Started with XML Web Services in Visual Basic.NET and Visual C# (10/2002) Summary...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    New Team System Stuff - 2005-03-20

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    2005–03–21: Team System Pricing & Licensing Visual Studio Team System NDoc is an open source utility for creating documentation based on .NET assemblies and has been a frequent topic on Rick LaPlante ’s European Tour. He’d...
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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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