Rob Caron

Developer-related topics and other stuff.

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    There's a Lot of Work to Do

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    "You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do." - Henry Ford With Tech·Ed USA 2004 rapidly receding in the rearview mirror, Visual Studio Team System is finally starting to feel like a real product to me. Prior to Tech·Ed...
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    Team System OPML List

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    Thanks to Christopher Bowen for assembling an OPML listing of all of the Team System bloggers.
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    TeamSystemBloggers++

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    The Team System blog roll continues to grow. Now arriving: Jason Anderson . Jason is one of the Program Managers on Visual Studio Team Test Edition . He's probably heard it before, but Jason reminds me of Kevin Smith .
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    Kevin Kelly on Work Item Types

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    Kevin Kelly blogs about the need to differentiate work item types , which you can do using Visual Studio Team System's extensible work item tracking system. The most common work item type is the bug, but you can use the same system to track assigned work...
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    Keith Rowe on Excel Integration in Visual Studio Team System

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    Keith has posted an item that covers the reasoning behind integrating Excel in the project management tools of Visual Studio Team System.
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    TDD and Visual Studio Team System

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    James Newkirk explores Test-Driven Development (TDD) in Visual Studio Team System with a simple HelloWorld example . James Newkirk, one of the key developers behind NUnit , is also one of the authors of Test-Driven Development in Microsoft .NET .
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    Team System Links

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    By way of John Lawrence , I read that Neno Loje has assembled a handy list of Visual Studio Team System links .
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    Time to Go Home

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    “Reading departure signs in some big airport, Reminds me of the places I've been.” - Jimmy Buffett Okay, so the San Diego International Airport (aka Lindbergh Field) is not exactly a “big airport” by my standards, and there...
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    DEV303 - Visual Studio Team System: Enterprise-Class Source Control and Work Item Tracking

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    DEV303 - Visual Studio 2005 Team System: Enterprise-Class Source Control and Work Item Tracking Presented by Brian Harry Demo is busted. :( Related Blogs: Brian Hary's Blog | Korby Parnell's Blog | Buck Hodges's Blog [UPDATED - added the links...
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    Soma Joins the "Blogosphere"

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    My boss's, boss's, boss's, boss's boss, S. "Soma" Somasegar (Corporate VP, Developer Division) has started blogging .
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    An Overview of Visual Studio Team Test Edition Extensibility

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    Chris Lucas (Group Program Manager for the Team Developer and Team Test Editions) and Brian Crawford (Software Architect for same) have put together an article on how extensibility works in Visual Studio Team Test Edition with pictures.
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    Keith Rowe Provides Insight on Work Item Tracking Design

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    Keith Rowe, the Product Unit Manager for the project management tools in Visual Studio Team System (VSTS), blogs some insight on the design of work item tracking in VSTS .
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    DEV302 - Visual Studio Team System: Building Robust and Reliable Software

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    Presented by Eric Lee (I'll post photos later) Profiling Team Blog | Code Analysis Team Blog Visual Studio 2005 Team System: Building Robust and Reliable Software white paper - Microsoft has done a good job helping developers,...
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    DEV303 Summary Posted

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    I'll post the accompanying photos later, but here are the notes .
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    DEV302 Summary Posted

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    I'll post the accompanying photos later, but here are the notes .
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    Workaround for Help Issue in Community Technology Preview May 2004

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    Symptom: When using Help external (dexplore.exe) to Visual Studio 2005 Team System Community Technology Preview May 2004 , the Help system appears to be stuck (you see the “Downloading...“ message in the status bar, the progress bar...
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    Notes on the DEVC32 Cabaña Session

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    Korby Parnell has posted a thorough treatment of Doug Neumann's Cabaña Session, DEVC32 - Managing Software Configuration with Visual Studio 2005 .
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    San Diego Convention Center

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    I will say this about the San Diego Convention Center - it's beautiful. It's not the Taj Mahal or Castle Neuschwanstein , but it is architecturally pleasing. Inside the Convention Center
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    DEV301 - Visual Studio 2005 Team System: Enabling Better Software through Better Testing

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    Presented by Tom Arnold [UPDATED] - Visual Studio 2005 Team System: Enabling Better Software through Better Testing white paper AND Team Tester Edition Demo Video on MSDN [UPDATED] - Brian Malcolm's Blog | Chris Lucas's Blog | Dominic Hopton's Blog...
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    Everybody Loves the Track Cabañas

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    People like Scott Mitchell are blogging on the success of a new TechEd feature - the Track Cabañas. These are gatherings that are less formal than the breakout sessions. They provide an interactive opportunity for people to drill-down on subjects...
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    Aw, shucks

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    “Predicting that VS.NET Team System will fundamentally change the development universe is like predicting that the sun will rise again tomorrow.” - Michael Earls Thanks, Michael. I think I can speak for everyone on team that is building...
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    Chris Lucas Sheds Some Light on the Code Analysis Team

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    See Chris's blog for links and information on the Code Analysis Team. These are the people that are integrating tools like FxCop and PREfast into Visual Studio Team System . PREfast – Intra-procedural Source Code Analysis A key factor in reducing...
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    DEV301 Summary Posted

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    Just posted an article with a synopsis of Tom Arnold's DEV301 session (Visual Studio 2005 Team System: Enabling Better Software through Better Testing). You can find it posted here . Lots of pictures in this one. Sorry for the poor photo quality...
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    TechEd 2004 Conference Highlights

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    There's a page on the Microsoft site providing conference highlights that's updated at least daily. Among other things (e.g., photos, webcasts, etc.) they also have links to keynote transcripts for Steve Ballmer (opening keynote) and Andrew Lees (Tuesday...
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    Another tip on profiling from the command line

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    The Enterprise Performance Tools Team has provided another tip for running the profiler from the command line.
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