Rob Caron

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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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    Betsy Aoki: On Writer's Guilt

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    My Text is not my own ...I am here to give you the real insider scoop on the secret agenda of technology. Disregard who invented the Internet. Ignore the man behind the curtain waving his arms wildly. The secret agenda of technology is to make writers...
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    Channel 9: Constanze Roman on Being a Programming Writer

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    Constanze Roman - Writing documentation for mobile devices Mike Hall took his camcorder over to the mobile devices team and met with Constanze Roman, a programming writer. They talk about what working as a documentation writer is like. Video length: 00...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2004-11-17

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    Open the flood gates - here's what happens when you've been a slug about blogging... Team System PowerPoint slides from Visual Studio 2005 Team System presentations at DevConnections in Las Vegas (November 2004). - Microsoft Download Center and Brian...
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    New to Me: Safari Visual Studio Help Integration (VSHI) Beta

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    Safari Bookshelf - MSDN What is Safari Safari Bookshelf is the premier e-reference library for programmers and IT professionals. Unlike an online bookstore, Safari lets subscribers: Search across thousands of electronic books simultaneously. Read the...
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    New to Me: Error Code Look-Up

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    Do you have an easy way to find out what error codes mean? You should check out err.exe available from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=be596899-7bb8-4208-b7fc-09e02a13696c . Don't be tricked by the name (Exchange Server Error...
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    Write Less, Write Better

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    From: mike's web log Peter Cooper has some tips for reducing the size of your text by about two-thirds to substantially improve it and "make it shine." Apropo of our previous discussion of Strunk & White's The Elements of Style .
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    New Team System Stuff - 2004-11-11

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    UML, DSL & Software Factories Alan Cameron Wills has a post in which he responds to a comment to his previous post on the DSL tools release ( DSL tools available ): Why not base domain specific languages on UML? Firstly, just to reiterate – we do...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2004-11-10

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    DSL Tools Newsgroup If you want to discuss the DSL tools, be sure to visit the DSL tools newsgroup, as Gareth Jones indicates in this post: Using our newsgroup with an nntp client We've set up a newsgroup for discussion of our DSL Tools - microsoft.private...
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    On writing...

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    Two quotes that hit the spot for me today: "Say all you have to say in the fewest possible words, or your reader will be sure to skip them; and in the plainest possible words or he will certainly misunderstand them." - John Ruskin "A writer is a person...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2004-11-09

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    Team Foundation Version Control For months you've been reading blog posts on Team Foundation version control (the feature formerly known as Hatteras) from the likes of Buck Hodges , Jason Barile , Korby Parnell , Sam Mullis , Jim Presto , Chris Rathjen...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2004-11-08

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    UPDATE (11/09) - VSTS Event Tonight If you're in Toronto this evening, be sure to stop by the Toronto VB User Group : Tuesday, November 9, 2004 at 7:00 pm A Lap Around Visual Studio Team System Domain Specific Tools On Friday, Microsoft announced the...
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    Help Wanted: Programming Writer for Visual Studio Team System

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    My team (Visual Studio Team System User Education) is looking for a Programming Writer , which is a technical writer who writes reference and conceptual documentation for the developer audience. Here's the listing from the Microsoft Careers site: Programming...
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