Rob Caron

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    TechEd 2005 US Early-Bird Special Ends Today

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    I just thought I’d remind anyone that might be on the fence about going to Tech·Ed 2005 US in Orlando that today is the last day for the early registration discount. After today, the price goes from US$1,695 to US$1,995. Also, Tech·Ed 2005 US is nearly...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2005-04-15

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    Visual Studio Team System I’ve kicked-off a series of posts that I’ve dubbed “A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Visual Studio 2005 Team System”. In Part I , I describe the evolution of Visual Studio from Visual Studio .NET 2003 to Visual Studio 2005 to put things...
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    A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Visual Studio 2005 Team System, Part I

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    Part I – Evolving Visual Studio ( Part II ) Lisez cet article en Français . Leggi questo articolo in Italiano . Lea este articulo en Español . 請看 繁 體中文版 。 Прочитайте эту статью на русском языке . Hier finden Sie den Artikel auf Deutsch...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2005-04-11

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    Visual Studio Team System Richard Campbell has announced that he and Carl Franklin will tape an episode of .NET Rocks! at TechEd with members of the Team System product management team [ .NET Rocks! at Tech Ed Orlando! ]: Michael Leworthy...
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    New Team System Forums Online

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    The new Visual Studio Team System Forums are now open for business. For more information about the MSDN Forums Beta, see this post by Josh Ledgard : More Information on the MSDN Forums Beta . The MSDN Forums replace the private Whidbey newsgroups (microsoft...
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    Directions on Microsoft article on VSTS and Project Management

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    An article by Greg DeMichillie in the April 2005 Update from Directions on Microsoft (an independent organization that’s been studying Microsoft since 1992), on the subject of project management features in Team System [ Team System Brings Project Management...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2005-04-07

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    Visual Studio Team System Sean McBreen and David Lemphers have each attempted to put some perspective on Team System in light of the recent pricing and licensing debate [ VS 2005 Product Line-up :: A Picture Says 1,000 Words and VSTS Pricing, I...
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    MSDN Webcast: Building Secure Applications with Visual C++ and VSTS

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    Somehow I missed this webcast when I posted about the other Team System webcasts : Title : Building Secure Applications with Visual C++ and Visual Studio Team System When : Wednesday, 04/06/2005, 01:00 PM PDT What : Want to learn more about...
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    Happy 6th Anniversary to Me

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    Today marks my sixth anniversary at Microsoft. I joined the Visual Studio Enterprise User Education team on 4/5/1999 after a short stint at MSN where I did some ASP development for an internal tool. It took me two tries to go from orange (contractor)...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2005-04-05

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    Visual Studio Team System Today, we have a double-header of Team System webcasts : 9:00 AM PDT – Drill Down into Visual Studio Team System: Team Architect (Level 200) with Geoff Snowman 10:00 AM PDT – How and Why Process Guidance Matters...
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    Gaming Nexus - XNA Studio Interview with Chris Statchell

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    Gaming Nexus has an interview [ XNA Studio Interview ] with Chris Satchell (GM of the Game Developer Group at Microsoft) to discuss the forthcoming XNA Studio, which is based on Team System. [via Slashdot ]
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    Microsoft Outlook Programming

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    I’m looking into creating an Outlook add-in and came across what appears to be a must have resource, Sue Mosher’s OutlookCode.com , which does a phenomenal job of aggregating Outlook programming content. “OutlookCode.com is a meeting place for people...
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    Critical Scrum Success Factors

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    Something interesting happened this last week. Ken Schwaber visited Microsoft and several Microsoft groups presented their experiences with Scrum. This event sparked a large interest in Scrum from more teams. Our own team has already been pinged several...
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    intraVnews

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    intraVnews by FolderGlue Last month, I started a search for a new feed reader after my trusty NewsGator committed the unforgivable sin of altering my data without permission (after using a hotel Internet service proxy, the application overwrote the...
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    Team System Blogcasts - Thoughts?

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    I’m looking into creating some Team System audio and audio/video blogcasts . However, I’m having trouble picking the first topic, so I thought I’d solicit feedback to determine (1) the demand for such things, and (2) topic ideas. I’d prefer to make many...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2005-03-31

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    FYI – I’m not covering the pricing and licensing debate in this post. I’m still plowing through the large volume of blog posts, articles and e-mail I’ve accumulated on the topic. I’ll be blogging about it soon. Visual...
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    Capacity, Velocity, and Productivity

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    In planning our 4th Sprint, which is currently in progress, we wrestled with determining how much backlog each individual and the team as a whole can deliver. The part that was difficult was figuring out how much cost affects each person on the team....
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    Developer Readiness Program (www.drp.co.za)

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    This site [ Developer Readiness Program ] has a nice little treasure trove of posters and other resources about Microsoft technologies. See their Published Media page for particulars.
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    A journey through the world of Microsoft Team System...

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    Yesterday, SA Architect [ www.SaArchitect.net ] posted an early review of Team System [ A journey through the world of Microsoft Team System... ] by Willy-Peter Schaub . “So is it a solution? In our opinion the solution will add immense value...
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    Team System Webcasts

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    Here is some more information on the webcasts I mentioned in this post [ Attend a Visual Studio 2005 Team System Webcast and Qualify to Win a Portable Media Center ]. Day/Date/Time Title Level Abstract Presenter...
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    Qualify to Win a Portable Media Center

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    Visual Studio 2005 Team System Webcast Series Are you interested in building robust and reliable, mission-critical applications? From architecture through development and testing, the integrated tools in Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team System...
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    Eric Sink on Team System Pricing and Licensing

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    Eric Sink’s post on the subject helps rationalize the recent Team System pricing and licensing announcement. He addresses many of the items I’ve been discussing with contacts on my IM list. I know it still won’t sit well with some people...
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    Welcome Brandt Lawson Caron!

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    Congratulations to my little brother Paul, his wife Tracey, and their son Rhett on the newest addition to their family, Brandt Lawson Caron, who was born this morning.
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    Team System Hands-On Labs at Tech·Ed 2005

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    In an earlier post, I blogged about planned Team System breakout sessions [ Team System Sessions at TechEd 2005 in Orlando ]. Here’s a list of the hands-on labs: DEV10 Developing Robust and Reliable Applications with Microsoft Visual Studio...
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    Team System Pricing & Licensing

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    The big news for Team System today is the announcement of the much-awaited pricing and licensing details. Adding the Express and Team Editions to the Visual Studio product line includes a restructuring of MSDN subscription options. One surprise is that...
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