Rob Caron

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    Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1

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    See Scott Wiltamuth’s blog for some early information about a planned Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack in the first half of 2006: Servicing plans for VS 2003 and VS 2005 We've seen some questions today in blogs and forums about our servicing plans...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2005-02-25

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    Visual Studio Team System See Sean McBreen ’s testimonial [ Virtual PC – get it, it rocks! ] for using Virtual PC to demonstrate Team System. For those looking to use Virtual PC (or Virtual Server) to evaluate Team System, see my...
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    My Visual Studio Theme for Windows 7

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    This is a simple Visual Studio theme I put together for Windows 7 on my laptop. Enjoy! Okay, I think this should be working now. I wasn't able to host a .themepack file directly on this Web server, so it's in a ZIP. Unfortunately, I'm unable to...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2005-02-08

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    Visual Studio Team System Willy-Peter Schaub is looking to hear from anyone that has successfully installed the December CTP of Team System ( VS.NET 2005 - Looking at the December CTP Release ). Drop by his blog and let him know what you think....
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    Team Foundation Server Trial on Microsoft Downloads

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    Are you eager to try Team Foundation Server, but you don’t have an MSDN Subscription to access the download, or you don’t want to wait to order and receive a CD in the mail? We just put the English 180–day Trial Edition on Microsoft...
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    TDD Help Topic Flap

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    There’s been quite a bit of noise lately regarding a well-intentioned, but erroneous topic on doing Test-Driven Development using Team System ( Guidelines for Test-Driven Development ). We’re aware of the issue and are taking steps to rectify it. An...
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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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    5-User TFS included with VSTS Role-Based Editions

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    This is just a quick post while I finish up Part 3 of my Hitchhiker’s Guide to Visual Studio Team System, which will focus on Team Foundation Server… We’re going to include a 5–user version of Team Foundation Server with each of the role-based editions...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2004-12-20

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    Visual Studio Team System Chats & Blogs Now blogging: the Visual Studio Team Foundation team ( Introducing the Team Foundation Blog ) – announced by Ling Bao, one of the Program Managers on Team Foundation. Noah Coad asked me to help spread...
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    Team Foundation Server on a Domain Controller

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    If you choose to install Team Foundation Server on a domain controller (less than optimal), you’re going to have some issues. The one I’d like to address here is this one, which happens when viewing reports (including through the team project portal site...
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    Team Foundation Installation Guide - v1.0.50428

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    I just posted a new version (1.0.50428) of the Team Foundation Installation Guide for Beta 2. This version supersedes the version you’ll see on the Team Foundation Server DVD/CD. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=E54BF6FF-026B...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2004-08-15

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    You may (or may not) notice that I've removed the growing blogroll I've had of Microsofties blogging about Visual Studio Team System . I wanted an easier way to maintain and eventually annotate the list, so I moved them to a separate page (as a .TEXT...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2004-10-27

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    Domain-Specific Language Tools & The Software Factories Vision During Rick Rashid's keynote at OOPSLA on Tuesday, Microsoft announced a new framework and tool for building custom visual designers based on the modeling technology in Visual...
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    New Team System Stuff -2005-03-15

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    Time to flush the queue for Team System stuff… Visual Studio Team System Postcards from Europe. Rick LaPlante [ European Road Show... and VSTS Vienna ] VSTS Tour in Paris. Jerome Laban [ Microsoft Visual Studio Team System Tour, Paris...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2004-08-21

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    Shawn Morrissey recently interviewed Steve McConnell for MSDN TV . The interview touches on subjects that come close to Visual Studio Team System , and I wish Shawn Morrissey had asked Steve for his opinion on what we're trying to do. A couple of months...
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    New Team System Articles on MSDN

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    Over the summer we had several great authors submit articles on Team System that are finally seeing the light of day. The first six are available here: Choosing Between Microsoft Visual Studio Team System and Microsoft Visual SourceSafe Introducing...
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    Extracting Files and Password Needed Prompts

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    Shortly after the release of the most recent MSF process guidance ( Now Available: MSF Process Guidance Updates (Rev 1) ), people started reporting problems when extracting from the MSF for CMMI Process Improvement process guidance ZIP file on computers...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2005-02-03

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    Visual Studio Team System Peter Varhol, a Java Pro columnist, shares his thoughts on Team System in this post ( Microsoft Team System Combines Established With New ) on FTPOnline . I can’t say that I agree with everything he has to say about...
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    Installing Team Build

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    Installing Team Foundation Server installs several Web services that support Team Build. These services control build machines hosting Team Build and managing builds. However, Team Foundation Server setup does not install Team Build itself. This is by...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2004-09-23

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    Much Ado About DSL's, Software Factories and Modeling As Harry Pierson points out in this post ( Architecture Events ), there are several events coming up that focus on stuff like DSL's, Software Factories and Modeling. What Type of Tests Could a Tester...
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    Visual Studio Start Page Customization

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    For those who use the Visual Studio Start Page, you may find this customization tip useful (if you don’t already know about it). Here’s how my startup page looks: The news section that appears on the Start Page is determined by the RSS feed specified...
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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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    Load Testing Team Foundation Server

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    Brian Harry , Team Foundation Server Product Unit Manager, had a post last week that I meant to blog about, but I forgot. In it, he reflects on load testing Team Foundation Server and how to determine its user capacity. In fact, as part of our dogfooding...
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    New to Me: Worth 1000

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    "Is not this whole world an illusion? And yet it fools everybody." - Angela Carter I hadn't seen this site before, but it is likely the #1 source for most of those bogus, urban legend-style photos that appear from time to time and flood everybody's inbox...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2005-02-13

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    Visual Studio Team System Saravana Kumar relates his experience installing the Team System December CTP in this post ( Foundation Server Dec CTP installation went smoothly… ), including errors he encountered and how he resolved them. Mickey...
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