Rob Caron

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    Mike Gunderloy on The Human Face of Microsoft

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    In an editorial for Microsoft Certified Professional Magazine, Mike Gunderloy offers an opinion about the impact blogging has had on Microsoft employees, customers and Microsoft products (in particular, Team System). I’m curious to read the comments that...
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    MSF for CMMI Process Improvement Webcast & Chat

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    On Thursday, August 18th, David Anderson will be presenting a Webcast introducing MSF for CMMI Process Improvement . Immediately following the Webcast, we’ll switch over to an MSDN Online chat to field and answer specific questions about MSF for CMMI...
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    Fixing Reporting Services Errors (rsWrongItemType) in July CTP

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    If you’ve successfully installed Team Foundation Server and created a team project, you’ll likely see this on the home page of the team project portal site: This is a known issue in the July CTP. To fix this issue, here’s the workaround you’ll need...
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    Sam Gentile on the Power and Impact of Blogging

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    While panning for blogworthy gold in the rushing river of blog feeds I subscribe to, I came upon this post from Sam Gentile , which made my day. Korby refers to my blog posts (especially the New Team System Stuff posts) as human aggregation, but assures...
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    Team Suite with Team Explorer (July CTP) on Windows Vista (Beta 1)

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    I've heard from a few people that they have experienced trouble running the July CTP versions of Visual Studio Team Suite with Team Explorer on Windows Vista, Beta 1. I'm not totally surprised. Since Windows Vista Beta 1 shipped after we had shipped the...
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    Installing Team Foundation Server Proxy and @H_APPLICATION_NAME@

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    If you’re installing Team Foundation Server Proxy, here’s a small errata change for the How to: Install Team Foundation Server Proxy topic in the Team Foundation Installation Guide, July CTP: In step 3 of the procedure, To configure Team Foundation...
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    Applications for Windows SharePoint Services

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    I’m a big fan of SharePoint, so I just had to point to this: Applications for Windows SharePoint Services These application templates are tailored to address the needs and requirements for specific business processes or sets of tasks for organizations...
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    Update for Team Foundation Server (proxy) - Registry Mods

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    With the caveat that I haven’t tried this myself just yet… For the July CTP, if you choose to install Team Foundation Server (proxy) you’ll need to add the following information to the Registry on the computer hosting the proxy to gain full functionality...
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    MSF for CMMI Process Improvement and Agile can Coexist

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    Some people are of the mindset that conforming to all but the lowest level of CMMI is only possible at the expense of agility. Glen Alleman, on his Herding Cats blog, has a post [ CMMI and Agile ] that digs into David Anderson’s post about how the Declaration...
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    How to Get Team Foundation Functionality in Visual Studio

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    Since Sam Gentile ran into this problem [ Where is Team Explorer and "Team" functionality in VSTS Team Suite July? It's Separate ], I figured I’d post something. To access Team Foundation functionality in Visual Studio, you must first install Team Explorer...
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    CMMI Certification Using Team System

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    DevSource , a Microsoft sponsored Ziff Davis site, has an article by Paul Ferrill that explains in a nutshell what CMMI is and how it came to be. He then goes on to explain how Visual Studio Team System can be used by software development teams to earn...
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    Suggested Reading - 2005-07-31

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    Cleaning-out my “To Blog” file again… Architects Handling data in service oriented systems Edward Bakker applies lessons learned from TechEd Europe. Enterprise architecture 10 common myths In this article on The Enterprise Architecture Online...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2005-07-31

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    Visual Studio Team System Jeff Beehler on the July CTP of Team System, which we’re now dogfooding. ⊕ Learn more about how we are using Team System within Microsoft. ⊕ Dave Bost hsa posted his slides from a Team System presentation in Chicago...
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    Team System July CTP (Drop 3) Available on MSDN

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    Grab the Team Suite & Team Foundation Server July CTP releases from here: Developer Tools Visual Studio 2005 Visual Studio 2005 Community Technology Preview Visual Studio 2005 CTP July 2005 Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation...
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    Roy Osherove's Interview with Randy Miller Now Available

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    I mentioned earlier this month that Roy Osherove interviewed Randy Miller at TechEd 2005 in Amsterdam. The audio of that interview is now available for download from Roy’s site. See his blog post for more info: [Audio Interview] Randy Miller on...
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    Team System VPC Available to More Subscribers

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    Initially, the VPC download [ VPC Available on MSDN Subscriber Downloads ] was only available to MSDN Universal Subscribers. I've just learned that the Team System VPC is now available to MSDN Professional, Enterprise, and Universal Subscribers, as well...
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    July CTP - What's New in Team Foundation?

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    A compiled list from the various teams of some (not all) changes in Team Foundation for July CTP. Team Projects & Portal Sites Improved error reporting, and rollback/deletion of a project that wasn’t successfully created. Windows SharePoint...
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    Team Foundation Installation Guide - v1.0.50726 (July CTP)

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    I just posted the most recent version of the Installation Guide that supports July CTP. In it you'll find some new stuff. You'll also find that the single-server install directions are missing. That's by design. Single-server installation is not supported...
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    Update - July CTP, Drop 3

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    If you're a Team System fan, you may be wondering, "Where for art thou, July CTP?" The Team Suite and Team Foundation Server bits are rumbling through the internal plumbing on their way to MSDN Subscriber Downloads. This usually takes a couple days...
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    Escape From Yesterworld

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    I could try explaining this, but I can't. See it for yourself. http://www.escapeyesterworld.com
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    Team System VPC FAQ - What is Darren's Password?

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    I've had a few people send me e-mail asking, "What is the password for ADVENTUREWORKS.LOCAL\darren?" His password is Pass@word1 and it was provided on the VPC download page. For those who obtained the VPC at Microsoft from an itnernal share, I don...
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    VPC Available on MSDN Subscriber Downloads

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    The much anticipated download of a fully installed & configured Visual Studio 2005 Team System Beta 2 VPC is now available for download from MSDN Subscriber Downloads. VPC Contents: Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition (expires...
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    David Anderson - Writing Agile Software

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    Catch David Anderson on Channel 9: David Anderson - Writing Agile Software David Anderson writes the Agile Management blog that's been getting quote popular (and wrote a book on the same topic). He's been working with teams inside Microsoft to...
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    Roy Osherove's Interview of Steve Cook Available Online

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    As I mentioned in this post , Roy Osherove interviewed Steve Cook at TechEd Europe. The MP3 audio recording is now available online. Steve Cook's WebLog : Interviewed about SFs and DSLs Roy Osherove has published an interview that he did with...
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    525,600 Minutes

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    [If you found this post while searching for the song Seasons of Love from Rent , you can find a video of the song here and the lyrics here .] Early this morning my wife and I accompanied our daughter, Stephanie, to the Mix 92.5 Make-A-Wish Radiothon...
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