Rob Caron

Developer-related topics and other stuff.

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    This Blog Cited on InternetNews.com

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    Nothing major, but it’s still cool. Microsoft Readies Visual Studio 2005 Rob Caron, a programming writer for Microsoft, recently wrote in his blog that Visual Studio 2005 is itself a 32-bit application, but that the IDE in the release allows...
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    Soma on the Road Ahead

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    Now that Visual Studio 2005 is out the door, see this post from Soma to gain some insight on what’s ahead, such as Orcas, post-Orcas, and “Visual Studio Live” What's next for us? Now that the launch of Visual Studio 2005, SQL Server 2005 and...
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    Team System Walkabout

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    Crikey! I’ll be in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney & Canberra for Launch 2005 events later this month. I look forward to meeting many of the people I’ve met virtually through my blog, IM, and e-mail. This will mark my first foray into public speaking...
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    November Team System Developer and Tester Chat

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    Mark your calendars – next Wednesday is the monthly chat on Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Developers, and Team Edition for Testers. By then you should have some burning questions based on the RTM bits, if you haven’t already taken advantage of the...
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    Launch 2005 Hands-On Labs Resource Kit DVD Support

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    If you attend a Visual Studio 2005 Launch event and receive a Launch 2005 Hands-On Labs Resource Kit DVD, you should add this page to your Favorites: Hands-On Labs Support This page hosts support information for the Launch 2005 Hands-On Labs...
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    Team Foundation Server User Management Tool

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    Time for a stampede! If you can’t stand having to manage users in three different places, run – don’t walk, to the Product Feedback Center: Bug Details: Simplify adding team members There should be a way where adding a user to TFS at the same...
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    Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1

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    See Scott Wiltamuth’s blog for some early information about a planned Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack in the first half of 2006: Servicing plans for VS 2003 and VS 2005 We've seen some questions today in blogs and forums about our servicing plans...
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    Team System Case Study - Airways New Zealand

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    Take a look at how Airways New Zealand is using Team System to communicate, collaborate and create: Airways New Zealand: Team Tools Help Developers Upgrade Mission-Critical Aviation Software Airways New Zealand provides important products and...
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    Accelerate Your Migration to Beta 3 Refresh

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    Alexey Kouzmitch has done everyone migrating to Beta 3 Refresh a favor by creating and sharing a tool that will expedite the uploading of report templates, which is the most cumbersome step of the migration procedure . Thanks, dude! Team Foundation...
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    Microsoft Application Platform - Launch 2005 Keynote Speech

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    The streaming video from yesterday’s launch event in San Francisco is now available for on-demand viewing. Prashant’s keynote demo of Visual Studio 2005 starts at ~22:00 into the webcast and runs until ~40:30. Microsoft Application Platform: Launch...
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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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    Renaming the Blog

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    I came across this post today on ZogBlog . After reading it, I decided to shorten the name of my blog. While I liked the title, I figured I'd make it easier on people who are using a news reader that doesn't let you modify feed names and move "A Team...
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    Using SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition for Team Foundation Server

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    For those who want to use SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition, Anthony Borton has a post that covers using the Surface Area Configuration Tool to enable remote TCP connections. Installing TFS using SQL 2005 Developer Edition With the Developer...
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    Visual Studio Team System Song

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    I have no clue what they're saying, but I think it's cool nonetheless: [via David Lemphers and Joe Sango ] I'm so out of touch... John Lawrence had this posted last month with translation.
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    Team Foundation Server and SQL Server Reporting Services

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    This past summer I asked for feedback on how you deploy SQL Server Reporting Services in your organization ( How Do You Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services? ). At the time, we were seeking input to determine if we should keep SQL Server Reporting Services...
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    Single-Server Deployment and User Accounts

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    I'm working on a new readme item that revealed an error in the current release (v51020) of the Team Foundation Installation Guide. In the User Accounts Required for Team Foundation Server Setup , there is text that incorrectly reads: In a single...
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    Watch the Most Anticipated Launch of the Year

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    November 7, 9:00 AM Pacific Time (5:00 PM GMT) Watch Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer introduce SQL Server 2005, Visual Studio 2005 and BizTalk Server 2006 in the worldwide launch event in San Francisco. See how this next generation application platform...
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    Team System Licensing

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    The first version of the Team System Licensing white paper is now available for download from Microsoft Downloads. I say “first version” because I’m sure this paper will raise questions that will require an update to answer. Here’s the link: Microsoft...
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    Try Visual Studio Team System in a Hosted Environment

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    This is cool stuff – now you can try several Team System labs hosted in a virtual environment. Get a chance to kick the tires without taking the product out for an installation drive – just jump in and go! Visual Studio Launch: Visual Studio Team...
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    Load Testing Team Foundation Server

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    Brian Harry , Team Foundation Server Product Unit Manager, had a post last week that I meant to blog about, but I forgot. In it, he reflects on load testing Team Foundation Server and how to determine its user capacity. In fact, as part of our dogfooding...
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    Migrating Team Foundation Data to Beta 3 Refresh

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    The data migraion procedure to Beta 3 Refresh ( http://lab.msdn.microsoft.com/teamsystem/b3rmigrate.aspx ) is ONLY for migrating data from Beta 3. Migrating data from earlier releases is not supported and setup will likely fail if you attempt to do so...
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    Team System Process Template Editor Alpha Released

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    Joel Semeniuk has created a GotDotNet workspace for his Team System Process Template Editor. Although you need to apply to join the workspace, Joel has made the bits available for download while awaiting an increased membership limit on his workspace...
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    Transitioning Your MSDN Subscription

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    In the Team Foundation Server Chat on Friday, and through numerous e-mails & blog comments, people are asking for information on transitioning their MSDN Subscription to one of the new Team System-based subscriptions. For MSDN Universal , you...
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    Looking for Team Foundation Server Beta 3 Refresh?

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    For those who are looking for Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server Beta 3 Refresh on MSDN Subscriber Downloads, but aren’t able to find it, it’s in the Beta 3 node:
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    .NET ROCKS! - Road Trip Memphis Episode

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    On this episode of .NET ROCKS!, Carl & Richard interview (from Jerry Dixon's blog): Jon Box - The RD, MVP, Mobility Editor, and all around intellectual GIANT! Jerry Dixon - Me hyping my new SQL Server 2005 column in the .NET Developer's Journal...
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