Rob Caron

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    Migrating from Team Foundation Server Beta 3 to Beta 3 Refresh

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    There are some specific instructions in the works for how to do this migration. If you have a functioning Team Foundation Server Beta 3 installation, and wish to migrate your data to Beta 3 Refresh, I would suggest leaving it untouched until they're available...
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    Visual Studio 2005 Ships!

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    The official launch is still November 7th, but Visual Studio 2005 is available for download starting today. This includes Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite, the role-based editions, and Visual Studio 2005 Team Test Load Agent. We're also releasing a Beta...
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    MSDN Webcast: Load and Web Testing with Team System

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    Ed Glas, the Group Manager for the Load and Web Testing Team, is conducting a Webcast tomorrow (Tuesday, October 25th). MSDN Webcast: Load and Web Testing with Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team System (Level 200) Start: Tuesday, October 25, 2005...
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    Exploring Team Foundation Build

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    Ajay Sudan, a product manager for Team System, recently assembled the following resources for Team Foundation Build: Team Foundation Team Blog - Team Foundation Build Overview Product Documentation - Managing Builds with Team Foundation Build...
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    Team Foundation Server Setup Experience Survey

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    Thanks to everyone who participated in our Team Foundation Server Setup Experience survey this week, especially those who took the time to provide detailed comments. Since responses have slowed to a trickle, we’ll be closing this survey later today. ...
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    Case Study: Extending Visual Studio 2005 Team System

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    A new case study from Microsoft IT is now available in the Microsoft iT Showcase : Extending Visual Studio 2005 Team System Discussion on how Microsoft IT extended Visual Studio 2005 Team System to incorporate software development life-cycle...
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    Sonal Pardeshi & John Lawrence on Team Foundation

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    I just saw this new video up on Channel 9 - Sonal Pardeshi (who recently joined Team System as a product manager) & Robert Scoble interview John Lawrence , development manager on Team Foundation. Sonal & Robert chat with John about the various...
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    Team System Webcasts for Week of October 24, 2005

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    MSDN Webcast: Managing Requirements with Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server (Level 200) Monday, October 24, 2005 1:00 PM–2:00 PM Pacific Time Additional Time Zones Join to learn how to customize Team System to manage and facilitate...
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    Visual Studio Hosted Experience - Team System

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    The Visual Studio Hosted Experience now includes a lab that demonstrates AutomatedQA TestComplete’s integration with Team System. In this lab, you will create and execute an automated test on a sample Windows Forms application using TestComplete integrated...
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    Bill Gibson on Understanding SDM

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    Bill Gibson is off and running on his blog. See his latest post that dives into SDM and add him to your favorite RSS aggregator, if you haven’t already. Understanding SDM: Systems and the Four Layer Model The Whitehorse Distributed System Designers...
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    Book Review: Maximizing ROI on Software Development by Vijay Sikka

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    Author : Vijay Sikka Publisher : Auerbach Publications ISBN : 0849323126 Published : October 2004 Page count : 280 pages Cover price : US$79.95 Rating : In Maximizing ROI on Software Development, Vijay Sikka provides for those who lack it, a business...
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    Bibliophile

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    For a number of reasons I’ve decided to start a new category on this blog for books reviews – Books . I’ve just completed my first review, which I’ll post next. But first, some background… To me, software books represent persisted knowledge – my paper...
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    Visual Studio Team Foundation Server Beta 3 Public Chat

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    Visual Studio Team Foundation Server Beta 3 Public Chat Chat with members of the Team Foundation Server team. We'll be answering questions about Beta 3 and discussing our suite of source control, work item tracking, Excel and Project integration, reporting...
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    Team System Developer & Test SKUs Public Chat

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    Team System Developer & Test SKUs Public Chat Join us to discuss the Profiler, Test Tools (Unit, Generic, Manual), Web Load Testing, and Code Analysis (FxCop & PREFast). We have questions for you, will answer questions from you, and will just...
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    Team Foundation Server Setup Experience

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    The Team Foundation Server setup experience has been evolving for over a year now in response to feedback we’ve received from people like you. While we’ve made significant progress since that first release last year as Visual Studio 2005 Beta 1 Refresh...
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    Now Blogging: Bill Gibson

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    Bill Gibson , PM for the Distributed System Designers (fka Whitehorse), has started blogging. If you ever wanted a better understanding of the how and why around these designers, you should do yourself a favor and read his blog (and the docs of course...
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    Peter Coffee: Little Things Mean a Lot

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    In the October 10th edition of his weekly opinion column on eWeek , Peter Coffe finishes with a discussion of Five S that touches on something that struck me as being in tune with something Team System helps provide. Little Things Mean a Lot ...
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    Managing Your Development Process with Team System

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    There’s a new article on MSDN that looks at Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team System's features for modeling and verifying source code. Managing Your Development Process with Visual Studio 2005 Team System The development process today is a black...
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    Team Foundation Dogfood Statistics - September

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    John Lawrence and Brian Harry have just posted our Team Foundation dogfooding statistics for September. See both posts for commentary: Brian Harry: Team Foundation Dogfood stats John Lawrence: September Team Foundation Dogfood Statistics
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    Team Foundation Server, Domains & Workgroups

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    You can install Team Foundation Server using one of two deployment models: single-server (application and data tier on the same computer) or dual-server (application and data tier on separate computers). In a single-server deployment, you have the option...
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    Team Foundation Server and Windows SharePoint Services SP2

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    If you install Windows SharePoint Services SP2, you may receive a TF31002 (Unable to connect) error. This is because SP2 disables NTLM authentication on the default site virtual server in favor of using Kerberos authentication. To use a script to enable...
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    Viewing On-Demand Webcasts

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    Someone posted a comment to a recent post I made about the MSDN Subscription Webcast that they were having difficulty accessing the on-demand version. After registering, you'll see a page that looks like this: To view the Webcast, click the Live...
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    Team System Carnival

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    I haven’t done my usual New Team System Stuff post since August. Recently, I’ve stumbled on something called a blog carnival. After learning more about them, I want to do the same for Team System – perhaps on TeamSystemRocks.com? What’s a blog carnival...
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    Extending Team System

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    Martin Woodward has created a workspace for Team System Plug-Ins on SourceForge. If you’re looking for a fun coding project – get involved. Perhaps this might move to GotDotNet sometime in the future…follow Korby’s blog for more info. VSTSPlugins...
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    Measuring Velocity with Earned Value: XP in a CMMI Level 3 Environment

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    In a previous post [ 1 ], I pointed to posts by David Anderson, Joel Semeniuk, Glen Alleman and Dave McKinstry on the discussion of Agile and CMMI compatability. In the AgileProjectManagement Yahoo! group, Glen pointed to this paper (PDF): Making Agile...
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