Rob Caron

Developer-related topics and other stuff.

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    New Team System Stuff - 2005-01-13

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    Visual Studio Team System The January issue of .NET Developer’s Journal is jam-packed with articles on Team System. Chris Menegay has cross posted some information about the December CTP ( Some notes on Dec. CTP and VSTS ) that he originally...
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    Write about the 'here and now', or the 'soon to be'?

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    Last month, I wrote a post about Community Technology Previews (CTPs) and what I thought about them ( Team System Community Technology Previews (CTPs) ). On Friday, Josh Ledgard wrote an extensive post ( Adding to, but not Perverting the Beta Process...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2005-01-09

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    I’m not off to a good start this year when it comes to blogging. In fact, this is probably the longest I’ve gone without a post. People are starting to notice a drop-off in Team System blogging ( Pssst, Scoble! Over here! ), which won’t...
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    New Year's Resolutions

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    Yes, I'll make a resolution That I'll never make another one Just enjoy this ride on my trip around the sun Just enjoy this ride ... Until it's done – Trip Around the Sun This time of year, most people make promises to themselves about what they’ll...
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    New & Updated Blog Post Categories

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    I’ve added some new blog post categories and made some changes. Here’s the current list: Awesome Apps (rss) – non-Microsoft applications I really enjoy. Favorites ( rss ) – posts with links to useful stuff I may need later, and you may find useful, too...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2004-12-29

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    Quite a backlog of stuff to blog about! However, I think I’ve crossed the line from blog post to newsletter. Visual Studio 2005 Team System, December 2004 CTP If you haven’t heard, we shipped the Dec CTP of Team System last Wednesday, December...
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    It Was Twenty Years Ago Today...

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    December 26, 1984 Twenty years ago today, I joined the United States Navy as an Electrician’s Mate in the Naval Nuclear Power Program. During my eleven year career in the Navy, I served aboard an aircraft carrier ( USS Eisenhower, CVN-69 video ...
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    Running Domain Controllers in Virtual Server 2005

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    If you’re like me, you may choose to use Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 to experiment with Team System. Here’s a document I wish I had found earlier that might make life easier for you when you try to create a private domain: Running Domain...
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    VSTS December CTP Now Available on MSDN

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    Visual Studio 2005 CTP - December 2004 - DVD (English) is now propagating to the MSDN Subscriber Downloads servers. http://msdn.microsoft.com/subscriptions/ Here are some visual guides for installing: Two-Computer Install (including Domain Controller...
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    Team Foundation Installation Guide - v1.0.41222

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    I just posted a new version (1.0.41222) of the Team Foundation Installation Guide for the Visual Studio 2005 Team System December CTP release. This version supersedes the version you’ll see on the DVD. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId...
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    Team Foundation Installation Guide - December 2004 CTP

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    New Team System Stuff - 2004-12-20

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    Visual Studio Team System Chats & Blogs Now blogging: the Visual Studio Team Foundation team ( Introducing the Team Foundation Blog ) – announced by Ling Bao, one of the Program Managers on Team Foundation. Noah Coad asked me to help spread...
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    November CTP in December? Is this the VSTS CTP?

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    Just a note about the November CTP that appeared on MSDN Subscriber Downloads late last week… This is not the promised CTP for Visual Studio Team System. That will be available for download as the December CTP sometime before Christmas (knock on...
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    Team System Community Technology Previews (CTPs)

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    Note: Hey, this is just my perspective on CTPs. It should not be construed as an official Microsoft statement on CTPs. I don’t think I’ve ever seen one. What is a CTP? CTP (Community Technology Preview) release are supposed to be a ‘point...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2004-12-09

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    Visual Studio Team System A heads-up from Derek Ferguson , editor-in-chief of the .NET Developer’s Journal ( A Look Back – and Moving Forward ): “Besides the answer to this month's crossword, our January issue will also feature the absolute...
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    Help Still Wanted: Two Programming Writers for Visual Studio Team System

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    My team (Visual Studio Team System User Education) now has TWO openings for a Programming Writer , which is a technical writer who writes reference and conceptual documentation for the developer audience. Here're the listings from the Microsoft Careers...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2004-12-07

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    Visual Studio Team System “From a Team Lead standpoint, it looks absolutely amazing.” – Sean McCormack ( Visual Studio 2005 Team System at DevConnections ) “…there are new "Community Technology Preview" builds of both Visual...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2004-12-02

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    Go away for a week and the queue is filled once again. My apologies for stuff that may be old news for you… Team System Dave Bost follows-up with posts on how his Team System installation went: Team System Install Update (Part 1) Team System Install...
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    Paul Vick on Black Hole Projects

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    I have half the time at Microsoft that Paul Vick has, but his observations do ring true for a few projects I’ve heard of past and present… Black hole projects I left Office just about the time that Netdocs really started going, but I do know...
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    Datelens

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    Datelens by Human-Computer Interaction Lab at U of MD Calendar applications for small handheld devices such as PDAs are growing in popularity. This led us to develop DateLens, a novel calendar interface that supports not only PDAs, but a range of devices...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2004-11-23

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    Visual Studio Team System Dave Bost is getting ready to take on the challenge of installing Visual Studio 2005 Beta 1 Refresh with Visual Studio Team System: “Ever since last May, when Microsoft announced Team System to the world at Tech Ed 2004...
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    Tech·Ed 2005 Call For Papers

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    Tech·Ed 2005 Call For Papers The Tech•Ed 2005 organizers invite you to submit proposals to speak at Tech•Ed in our conference breakout sessions. Tech•Ed is one of Microsoft’s most important annual technical training events, and our speaker selection process...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2004-11-19

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    Visual Studio Team System Online Chat MSDN Online Chat : New Features in Visual Studio 2005 Team System December 1, 2004 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM PST December 2, 2004 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM PST Join members of the Visual Studio Team System team [including yours truly...
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    Wallop

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    A few months ago I created an identity on Wallop , a research project from the Social Computing Group at Microsoft Research : http://mywallop.com/WallopFrames.aspx?start_id=1057304&start_type=ly Here's the HTML version of it: http://mywallop.com/public...
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    PureText 2.0

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    PureText by Steve Miller Have you ever copied some text from a web page, a word document, help, etc., and wanted to paste it as simple text into another application without getting all the formatting from the original source? PureText makes this simple...
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