Rob Caron

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    A Hitchhiker's Guide to Visual Studio 2008, Part I

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    When you download and install Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2, you may notice that some of the product names have changed for this release. On the Help menu in Team Suite, click About and you'll find that many of the products in Team System have a new name...
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    VSTS December CTP Now Available on MSDN

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    Visual Studio 2005 CTP - December 2004 - DVD (English) is now propagating to the MSDN Subscriber Downloads servers. http://msdn.microsoft.com/subscriptions/ Here are some visual guides for installing: Two-Computer Install (including Domain Controller...
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    Carpet Cleaning and Web Site Design

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    I recently helped a friend publish a business Web site that is a Christmas present for her husband, who owns the business. Originally, I was going to use Visual Web Developer , but I found a basic, inexpensive FrontPage Web site template that did everything...
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    How Do You Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services?

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    Currently, the Team Foundation Installation Guide instructs you to install SQL Server Reporting Services on the same server as the instance of SQL Server 2005 used by Team Foundation Server. The report server is implemented as a Microsoft Windows service...
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    Can Visual Studio 2005 and Visual Studio .NET 2003 Get Along?

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    I've been asked this question by quite a few people today via e-mail & IM, so I thought I'd publish the answer to my blog. Q: Can Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2 be installed side-by-side with Visual Studio .NET 2003? A: Yes. For more information...
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    Project Server - Team Foundation Server Integration

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    A recent e-mail touched on a FAQ we usually get about integration between Project Server and Team Foundation Server. I hope the answer that follows answers this question. Here’s an excerpt from the e-mail: Can you tell me when Microsoft plans...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2004-12-29

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    Quite a backlog of stuff to blog about! However, I think I’ve crossed the line from blog post to newsletter. Visual Studio 2005 Team System, December 2004 CTP If you haven’t heard, we shipped the Dec CTP of Team System last Wednesday, December...
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    Free Download: Virtual PC 2004 & 2007

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    Earlier this week, Microsoft announced that Virtual PC is now available free of charge. Whether Microsoft virtualization technology is an important component of your existing infrastructure or you're just a Virtual PC enthusiast, you can now download...
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    Upgrading from Visual Studio Team Suite Trial Edition

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    In a previous post ( Upgrading from Team Suite Trial Edition, Beta 3 Refresh ) I wrote about the upgrade experience when you install Visual Studio Team Suite on top of Visual Studio Team Suite Trial Edition. For retail customers, it’s a simple matter...
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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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    Is the June CTP for Me?

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    With the release of a June CTP of Team System you may be wondering, “Is the June CTP for me?” Here are my thoughts on that. Yes If you just want to see what’s new since Beta 2. The June CTP represents 3.5 months of additional work since Beta...
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    Which Version of Team Foundation Server Do I Have?

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    If you have several Team Foundation Server installations, inherited one, or just don't know, here's how you can determine which version of Team Foundation Server you have. On the application-tier computer, check the file version of Microsoft.TeamFoundation...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2005-02-17

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    Visual Studio Team System MSF for Agile Software Development is the big news this week. See the Project Management section below. Ernst Kuschke is getting ready for Team System by utilizing some open source alternatives, much of which he’ll...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2005-03-04

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    Visual Studio Team System Dave Bost is happy to hear that his article on MSDN, Installing the December CTP Release of Visual Studio Team System , is well-received [ It makes it all worth it... ]. With Team System still awaiting its Beta debut...
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    Team Foundation Server and Windows SharePoint Services SP2

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    If you install Windows SharePoint Services SP2, you may receive a TF31002 (Unable to connect) error. This is because SP2 disables NTLM authentication on the default site virtual server in favor of using Kerberos authentication. To use a script to enable...
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    Now Available: Visual Studio 2005 SP1

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    As noted on Soma's blog: VS 2005 SP1 is released! For details, see Visual Studio 2005 SP1 . You'll find four links at the bottom of that page. There are separate downloads for Team Suite, Team Foundation Server, and the Visual Studio Express Editions...
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    Visual Studio .NET 2003 SP1 Available

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    For the people who contacted me over the past several months to ask about Visual Studio .NET 2003 SP1 (English) , it’s now available for download. This download installs Service Pack 1 for Microsoft® Visual Studio® .NET™ 2003. Fixes in this Service...
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    Team Foundation Installation Guide - v1.0.41222

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    I just posted a new version (1.0.41222) of the Team Foundation Installation Guide for the Visual Studio 2005 Team System December CTP release. This version supersedes the version you’ll see on the DVD. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId...
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    Free Download: Virtual Server 2005 R2

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    Ever since I learned that it works on Windows XP, I’ve preferred Virtual Server 2005 R2 over Virtual PC for running virtual machines on my notebook. Here’s another reason to like it – it’s now free of charge! Like the Distributed...
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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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    Team System Carnival

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    I haven’t done my usual New Team System Stuff post since August. Recently, I’ve stumbled on something called a blog carnival. After learning more about them, I want to do the same for Team System – perhaps on TeamSystemRocks.com? What’s a blog carnival...
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    Updated: Visual Studio 2008 Product Comparison Guide

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    The first major revision of the Visual Studio 2008 Product Comparison Guide is live. Here's where you can find it: Visual Studio 2008 Product Comparison . {NOTE: This product comparison is no longer available on the Visual Studio site.} Here are some...
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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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    A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Visual Studio 2005 Team System for Microsoft Partners

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    Background Microsoft platforms (particularly the Microsoft application platform) would not enjoy the success they have had without the Microsoft Partner Program , which helps cultivate a thriving ecosystem of experts who extend and build upon these...
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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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