Rob Caron

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    New Team System Stuff - 2004-09-22

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    REMINDER : VERY FIRST TEAM SYSTEM WEBCAST ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23rd! For more information, see: MSDN Webcast: Extensibility in Visual Studio 2005 Team System—Level 200 Team System in the News ADTmag.com | Microsoft embraces ALM with upcoming Visual...
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    MSDN Webcast: Extensibility in Visual Studio 2005 Team System—Level 200

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    Be sure to add this to your calendar for this Thursday (tomorrow) if you're interested in Visual Studio 2005 Team System Extensibility. To understand the extensibility architecture is to understand the underpinnings of Team Foundation's architecture since...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2004-09-21

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    The Life of Brian First off, congrats to Brian Harry - as of today, he's now the Product Unit Manager (PUM) for Visual Studio Team Foundation. I couldn't find a link for a good description on what a PUM is, but just understand that at Microsoft the Development...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2004-09-20

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    Moving to Software Factories The new Ask Burton column is now available. This installment is from Jack Greenfield and Keith Short and discusses the movement to software factories . Team System Install Success James Snape had some trouble getting his Team...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2004-09-19

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    I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work. - Thomas A. Edison I spent some time this weekend troubleshooting a variety of installation failures to better understand the trouble some people are encountering. A few were the result of...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2004-09-16

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    Why Unit Testing? While writing up my blog post yesterday , I had this item from Jim Arnold queued up for posting. I originally flagged it because at first glance I saw that it was on Team System's unit testing feature. After reading through it and seeing...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2004-09-15

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    Team System Web & Load Tests Tim Weaver has been experimenting with the web and load testing features of Team System . In this post, he talks about some of stuff he tried. A few weeks ago, Josh Christie provided some fundamentals about web tests ...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2004-09-14

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    Building a Test-Driven Development Example According to Jonathan Cogley , Test-Driven Development (TDD) is gaining in popularity . James Newkirk , Peter Provost and Brian Button are working on a new TDD example named Bookmark Collection. You can catch...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2004-09-13

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    Trying a new format today. Is it better with or without the quotes from other blogs & sites? Stuart Kent is back from vacation . He's blogging about an upcoming tutorial he's giving at the UML conference in Lisbon with Alan Wills . He also has an...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2004-09-10

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    YABFVSNC (Yet Another Blogger from Visual Studio North Carolina) - Adam Singer ( RSS ), an SDE/T on Team System Source Control (aka Hatteras), has joined the team in our North Carolina offices and has started blogging: Hello, world My name is Adam Singer...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2004-09-09

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    Here is what's new today in 475 characters or less - Michael Lehman has Team System running on three Virtual PC's in Virtual Server 2005, Alex Torone needs your help, Roy Osherove shares his recent Test-Driven Development success, Jay Bazuzi compares...
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    Help Us Help You: Defining Custom Settings in Team Architect (aka Whitehorse)

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    Alex Torone, a Program Manager on the Team Architect product team, would like your feedback on the custom settings feature in Team Architect (aka Whitehorse). Specifically, he'd like to know how you anticipate using this feature and if there's anything...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2004-09-08

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    I meant to include this in yesterday's post, but it slipped through the cracks. Information Week published an article on Monday that discusses development tool support for outsourcing, which mentions Visual Studio Team System (along with a few other tool...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2004-09-07

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    Korby Parnell has a step-by-step guide to reporting Team System bugs using the MSDN Product Feedback Center (aka Ladybug): How To: Report Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Bugs If you get a chance to install and play around with the Community Technology...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2004-09-05

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    A weekend update... Jason Anderson , a Program Manager on the Enterprise Development and Test (EDT) team, has a great post that provides an overview of static analysis (or as some call it, code analysis): Visual Studio Team System: Overview of Static...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2004-09-03

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    Are you using the latest release of Visual Studio Team System ? Tell me what you think . Here's an important tip for this release - if you have Visual Studio 2005 Beta 1 installed, uninstall it before installing Visual Studio 2005 Beta 1 Refresh. Also...
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    Blog Alerts Available for New Team System Posts

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    Following EricGu 's lead, I went ahead and set up an alert for my Visual Studio Team System feed . Now you can receive notification of new Team System posts by desktop alert, cell, PDA, or email. As Eric notes, this may seem of marginal use to people...
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    Visual Studio 2005 Beta 1 Refresh with Visual Studio 2005 Team System

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    For those with access to MSDN Subscriber Downloads , when you go to download the DVD image for this release, you should grab the following while you're there to maximize your Team System CTP experience: SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition Beta 2 (English...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2004-08-30

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    Please be sure to take the Team Architect Terminology Survey ! Randy Miller (formerly of TogetherSoft, then Borland , and now Microsoft), has an item on the Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF) in the October issue of Software Development Magazine : The...
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    Team Architect (aka Whitehorse) Needs Your Input!

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    The Team Architect product team is seeking your feedback on the terminology they'll be using in the Distributed System Designers (aka Whitehorse). To this end, they've created two surveys that can be accessed at this URL from now until Friday, September...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2004-08-28

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    As Keith Rowe announced in his blog , the MSF Agile content is available for your review: MSF Agile preview is now available! And now, as promised, I'm pleased to announce that we have the first preview of MSF Agile available. As I said in a previous...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2004-08-26

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    With Rick LaPlante's announcement yesterday about the upcoming CTP release of Visual Studio Team System , the buzz is building: Geoff Appleby Gregory Hurlman John Lawrence Frank Prengel James Vastbinder eWeek R.Ramesh wants your input on the Visual Studio...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2004-08-25

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    Rick LaPlante has let the cat out of the bag. The next Community Technology Preview release of Team System is imminent: Summer time, summer time... It’s also great to be back in the office and see the progress the team has made over the past month! I...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2004-08-21

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    Shawn Morrissey recently interviewed Steve McConnell for MSDN TV . The interview touches on subjects that come close to Visual Studio Team System , and I wish Shawn Morrissey had asked Steve for his opinion on what we're trying to do. A couple of months...
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    The Résumé: The Tech Writer Candidate's First Hurdle

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    I found this post from Deeptanshu Verma to be an interesting read that made me chuckle. Imaginative hiring techniques... So I get this email from a guy on the Windows security team, they are looking for more people and this email was to existing MS employees...
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