Rob Caron

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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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    New Team System Stuff - 2005-03-20

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    2005–03–21: Team System Pricing & Licensing Visual Studio Team System NDoc is an open source utility for creating documentation based on .NET assemblies and has been a frequent topic on Rick LaPlante ’s European Tour. He’d...
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    Introduction to Logical Datacenter Designer

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    A new two-part article from Mickey Williams about Visual Studio 2005 Team Architect’s Logical Datacenter Designer is now available on MSDN: Introduction to Logical Datacenter Designer, Part 1 Learn how the Team Architect Edition designer...
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    MSDN Technical Briefing: VSTS Product Team European Tour

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    MSDN Technical Briefing: Visual Studio Team System Product Team - On Tour – London - 4 March 2005 Download "Introduction" as a PowerPoint document (416 KB/1 min 57 secs at 56 Kbps) Download "Session 1: Managing the Software Lifecycle...
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    Who is the ScrumMaster?

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    One area where we have deviated from Scrum is in terms of how we apply the role of ScrumMaster. According to Scrum, one person takes on the role of ScrumMaster to facilitate the team on a day to day basis. The ScrumMaster doesn't do anything else because...
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    How We Apply Scrum to UE

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    Making Scrum work with UE has been an interesting task. Scrum was not designed with UE in mind. We have been taking each Scrum concept and then trying to figure out how it applies to what we do. For example, we had to think about backlog. What is our...
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    Using Scrum to Manage Documentation Projects

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    I work with David Chesnut on Team Foundation documentation. Recently, he started blogging within Microsoft about our use of Scrum to manage our documentation development. With his permission, I’ll be cross-posting his internal posts (as appropriate...
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    Team System Highlights from Today's Whidbey Chat - Rick LaPlante's Q&A

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    Rick LaPlante (Expert): Q: What kinds of additional support will VS 2005 have for schema-based web services design? Will xsd.exe be enhanced so that it handles a greater variety of schema designs? A: inside of the VSTS Team Architect edition we have...
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    Team System Highlights from Today's Whidbey Chat - Sam Guckenheimer's Q&A

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    Sam Guckenheimer (Expert): Q: Will Team System force you to choose a methodology, or can you start a team project without one? A: You need to start a team project with a "precess template", because that's the holder of the definitions of groups, permissions...
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    Recommended Reading: Inside Software Factories Interview with Steve Cook

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    Matt Nicholson recently interviewed Steve Cook on software factories for DNJ Online [ Inside Software Factories ]. They discussed the history of software factories, partial classes, domain-specific languages, and UML 2.0. It’s an excellent read...
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