Rob Caron

Developer-related topics and other stuff.

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    Debating Dogfood Doctrine

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    In an opinion piece on eWeek today ( Dog Food Doctrine Deserves Debate ), Peter Coffee raises a concern that our (Microsoft’s) dogfooding of Team System may be of little value if your process doesn't match ours. I wonder, though, if Visual Studio Team...
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    Visual Studio 2005 Team System, Not 2006

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    A recent article on eWeek ( Visual Studio Team System 2006 on Horizon ) speculated that Team System would be renamed to Visual Studio 2006 Team System given the delayed shipping of Team Foundation Server to the first quarter of CY2006. As evidenced by...
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    What's New in the Team Foundation Server RC

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    See Jeff Beehler's blog post cited below to get a handle on what you can expect to find in the forthcoming Team Foundation Server Release Candidate. Since posting about the upcoming TFS Release Candidate, I’ve received numerous requests to describe...
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    Team System CodeGallery Projects

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    One of the places where you can find Team System-related projects is in the Team System featured group on GotDotNet CodeGallery : CodeGallery welcomes the new Visual Studio Team System Featured Group, whose initial project members include: the Team...
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    Teamprise Webcast on MSDN and More...

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    Interested in accessing Team Foundation Server from Macintosh, UNIX or Linux? See this live webcast on Monday, January 23rd at 20:00 GMT. Find out how you can use the Teamprise Plug-in for Eclipse to access the source control features of Microsoft...
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    MSF was Agile Before Agile was Cool?

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    Andrew Delin and Clementino Mendonca set out to answer the critics who want to peg MSF as an Agile carpetbagger by finding agile qualities in MSF seven years before Snowbird. There have been some comments on the newsgroups that Microsoft invented...
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    Team System Third-Party Products

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    I was recently contacted by Tim Anderson of ITWriting.com . Tim recently posted on his blog about third-party support for Team System ( Who will *really* support Team System? ). In his e-mail to me he asked, "I wondered if you have a list of significant...
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    Coming Soon - Team Foundation Server RC

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    See Jeff Beehler's blog for some information about the forthcoming release of the Team Foundation Server Release Candidate (RC). Anyway, we’re planning on releasing our TFS Release Candidate in early February (and I mean very early February as long...
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    Dev'garten Downunder

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    Some cool news about an initiative David Lemphers has been working on down in Melbourne for outsourcing Team Foundation Server care and feeding. But it doesn't stop there. He also worked with Intel and Shuttle to get the latest and greatest hardware to...
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    User Permission Manager Tool

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    Kannan has posted a screenshot of this much anticipated tool (previously blogged about here ) for managing permissions across Team Foundation Server, Reporting Services and Windows SharePoint services. Based on our internal use and feedback from users...
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    January Team System Developer and Tester Chat

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    Mark your calendars – tomorrow (Wednesday, January 18th) is the monthly chat on Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Developers, and Team Edition for Testers. If you have some burning questions based on the RTM bits that have been brewing over the holidays...
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    New Team System Blog from Vertigo Software

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    Vertigo Software just launched a new Team System blog ( Visual Studio Team System: tips, tricks, and techniques ). Vertigo Software has a great track record of developing some terrific content that supports Microsoft technologies. You may recall that...
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    New Beta of Teamlook Available

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    If you missed it earlier this month, Personify Design released a new beta release of Teamlook shortly after I blogged about the first release ( Team System Outlook Add-In ) late last year. From Juan Perez (VP, Personify Design): We’ve released a...
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    The Unchangeable Rules of Software Change

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    Brad Appleton in a recent post to the AgileProjectManagement Yahoo! group (if you don’t subscribe, you really should!): My own "anecdotal and case-study evidence" has led me to a set of "unchangeable rules of software change" that I often convey...
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    Work Items in Team System Screencast

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    Following a link in an internal e-mail I came across the Channel 9 Screencasts repository (new to me), which has this Team System screencast from Andrew Duthie among the 45+ that are there: Mid-Atlantic States Developer Evangelist G. Andrew Duthie...
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    Coming Soon - Team Foundation Server Permission Manager Tool

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    Hey, Kannan Sundararajan has started blogging and promises some good things to come. In particular, a tool for to make it easier to manage permissions across Team Foundation Server, which is cause for celebration by itself. I am currently working...
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    Team System for Partners Pricing

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    In A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Visual Studio 2005 Team System for Microsoft Partners , I blogged that Microsoft Partners would be able to order additional licenses in December to complement the ones they receive as part of their Partner benefits package....
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    Team Foundation Server Work Item Utility

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    Back in December, Eric Lee posted his Team Foundation Server Work Item Utility in GotDotNet CodeGallery , which he built for moving work items between team projects. You can find more information about it on CodeGallery and in his blog post, Instructions...
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    Scrum and Cummulative Flow Diagrams (CFD)

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    For those who have been following our use of Scrum in managing our documentation project for Team System, you may be interested in this post from David Chesnut on how to use the same Cummulative Flow Diagrams (CFD) we use to track our progress through...
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    Visual Studio...Live?

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    You’ve probably heard a lot lately about the various service-based initiatives coming from Microsoft under the Live flag (see Windows Live ). See John Montgomery's blog about the prospect of what the latest wave of "Live" announcements could mean for...
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    Second Annual "The Shield" Day

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    Welcome to the Second Annual "The Shield" Day . Tonight's episode was a reminder of why I enjoy this show so much. The Shield rocks.
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    Where Did the 40-Hour Week Go?

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    Of the 100+ blogs I read on a regular basis, one of my Top 5 is David Anderson's Agile Management blog . However, I can't help but read it with my inner voice mimicking a Glaswegian dialect. I enjoy his writing style and how he can tie everyday events...
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    Team Foundation Server Capacity Planning

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    I missed this post on Brian Harry's blog last week. Capacity planning, like many of the questions we get around adopting Team Foundation Server, the first answer is, "It depends." We've nearly completed our full line of load testing to determine the...
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    Dec CTP Installation Guide Posted

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    I received a bug today through the Product Feedback Center for the Installation Guide , which was a typo in the link for the Windows SharePoint Services Administrator’s Guide download. This reminded me that I hadn’t posted the December CTP Installation...
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    Unattended Install of Team Foundation Server

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    The Software Lifecycle Guys at Avanade launched a new blog about a month ago with a focus on the software life cycle and a category dedicated to Team System . In this post, they discuss creating a transform for performing an unattended install of Team...
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