Rob Caron

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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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    New Team System Stuff - 2005-10-05

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    I know I'm way behind (over 40 days!) on my usual posts where I aggregate Team System content. This post is just to keep this feed fresh until I can catch-up on my regular New Team System Stuff posts. Team Foundation Server on a Domain Controller...
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    Team Foundation Server on a Domain Controller

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    If you choose to install Team Foundation Server on a domain controller (less than optimal), you’re going to have some issues. The one I’d like to address here is this one, which happens when viewing reports (including through the team project portal site...
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    PDC05 Online

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    They keynotes are available for on-demand viewing: Bill Gates and Jim Allchin * Eric Rudder Steven Sinofsky Bob Muglia And the breakout session PowerPoint slides are available for download , including several for Team System. [via PDC05...
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    It's All Just a Blur

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    Wow, I blew by two personal milestones last month: my 500th post (on 9/7) and my 10th anniversary since leaving the Navy (on 9/25). For the former, I never thought this blog would live that long. For the latter, it sometimes feels relatively recent, but...
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    Ian Huff Explores the Managed Code Analysis Tool

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    From time to time, members of the Team System team get an opportunity to back away from their corner of the product to go explore another more fully. Team rivalry aside, they are typically impressed by what they find. In this post, Ian Huff of profiling...
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    MSDN Webcast: The MSDN Subscription Evolution

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    With Visual Studio 2005 Launch rapidly approaching, and the changes that will bring to MSDN Subscriptions, you should take the time to see how this will impact you. If you have an MSDN Subscription today, you need to view this webcast. If you don’t have...
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    My Photos from MVP Summit 2005

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    I just finished uploading my photos from the MVP Summit to my Flickr account. This set includes photos of some of the first "Visual Developer - VSTS" MVPs. For those who were asking for copies, you can grab them from here .
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    Peter Himschoot on Enterprise Source Control with Visual Studio Team System

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    Peter Himschoot (Microsoft Regional Director and an architect and trainer for U2U , specializing in .NET, Team System and BizTalk) has a new article on Team System Version Control, which is available on the Microsoft België & Luxemburg MSDN site:...
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    Brian Harry on What's New in Team Foundation Server Beta 3

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    Brian Harry , Product Unit Manager for Team Foundation , has the scoop on what was accomplished between Beta 2 and Beta 3 for Team Foundation. He also shares some information about some forthcoming Team Foundation Power Toys. Brian Harry : What...
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    TFSQL2005AnswerFile.ini - Found

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    For Beta 3, there was supposed to be an .ini file in the Team Foundation Server image for installing SQL Server 2005 silently from the command line. As fate would have it, that file never found its way into that image. I just finished posting it to the...
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    InfoWorld on Team Foundation Server Beta 3

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    Oliver Rist has written a piece in his column on InfoWorld.com about his team's experience installing Team Foundation Server Beta 3. When I heard this, I figured today would be a loss, as they’d probably be up all night getting the thing to work...
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    RTFM, really...

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    If you didn't believe my earlier post about reading the Installation Guide before you dive into Team Foundation Server, you can read this post by Scott Reynolds to see why you should.
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    To Proxy or Not to Proxy

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    Recently, I received e-mail asking if performance gains could be realized by using Team Foundation Server Proxy in a non-distributed scenario. That is, installing Team Foundation Server Proxy for local use. I suspected that Team Foundation Server already...
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    Team Foundation Server Installation Guide Update - v50926

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    Yesterday morning I posted an update to the Team Foundation Instllation Guide, but I wasn't able to access my blog to post a note to that effect. Anyway, it's there now. Short link: http://ms.url123.com/tfinstall Full link: http://www.microsoft...
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    VSS Converter for Team Foundation Server

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    As noted in Buck’s blog (below), Akash Maheshwari has started blogging about Team Foundation Server’s Visual SourceSafe Converter. If you’re moving your code from Visual SourceSafe to Team Foundation Server, you’ll want to monitor Akash’s blog to help...
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    TeamPlain Web Access for Team System

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    A lot of people have asked for something like this, and DevBiz has it – Web access for Team Foundation Server. [ via Eric Jarvi ] TeamPlain Web Access for Team System TeamPlain Web Access is a web interface for Team System that provides full...
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    Innovation in MSF v4.0

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    David Anderson has a post that summarizes how MSF v4 and Team System are different from what you’ve seen before, especially from previous versions of MSF, and how MSF leverages Team System: Separation of governance from capacity Lean Project...
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    Another One in the Win Column

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    I received an e-mail today from Spencer Harbar with a link to a post he wrote about his experience installing Team Foundation Server Beta 3. So, I started off with my base W2K3 disk and fired up a differencing disk and - yes - I read the install...
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    Passing the First Litmus Test - Sam Gentile

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    Woohoo! Sam Gentile is up and running on Team Foundation Server Beta 3 in a matter of hours - not days. This was one of my personal litmus tests for Beta 3. Not that Sam is anybody's fool; far from it. It's because he's not afraid to take us to task...
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    Unhandled exception after completing Team Foundation Server (services) setup

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    As noted in the online version of the Team Foundation Server Beta 3 Readme (it didn’t make it into the “on-disc” readme), you will encounter an unhandled exception (‘System.IO.FileNotFoundException’) in CoverAn.exe (Code Coverage Analysis Service) after...
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    RTFM

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    Read The, um, Fine Manual. I meant to say this in my earlier post about the Installation Guide , but please be sure to review the Installation Guide before you install Team Foundation Server. First, some stuff has changed since Beta 2 and the July...
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    New Team System Articles on MSDN

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    Over the summer we had several great authors submit articles on Team System that are finally seeing the light of day. The first six are available here: Choosing Between Microsoft Visual Studio Team System and Microsoft Visual SourceSafe Introducing...
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    Team Foundation Server Beta 3 Available for Download

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    As noted on Rick’s blog, Team Foundation Server Beta 3 is flowing around the world right now… Rick LaPlante's WebLog : TFS Beta 3 Released Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server Beta 3 will be available tonight on the MSDN subscriber download...
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