Rob Caron

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    Team Foundation Server on MSDN Subscriber Downloads

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    We shipped yesterday (March 18) and it appears that both the Workgroup Edition and Trial Edition are now available for download! That didn’t take too long. Enjoy! Remember, if you install either edition, you can upgrade to Standard Edition by...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2004-09-16

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    Why Unit Testing? While writing up my blog post yesterday , I had this item from Jim Arnold queued up for posting. I originally flagged it because at first glance I saw that it was on Team System's unit testing feature. After reading through it and seeing...
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    PureText 2.0

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    PureText by Steve Miller Have you ever copied some text from a web page, a word document, help, etc., and wanted to paste it as simple text into another application without getting all the formatting from the original source? PureText makes this simple...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2005-03-02

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    Some of the items in this post are over a week old due to my recent aggregator debacle [ Bitten by NewsGator ]. Visual Studio Team System I’m happy to read that Sam Gentile got his Team System environment up and running [ Team Foundation...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2004-08-28

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    As Keith Rowe announced in his blog , the MSF Agile content is available for your review: MSF Agile preview is now available! And now, as promised, I'm pleased to announce that we have the first preview of MSF Agile available. As I said in a previous...
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    Team Foundation Server Version Control from a Visual SourceSafe User's Perspective

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    For anyone who reads this blog regularly, you may have noticed that I'm behind on blogging this month. A week or so ago I learned of this great article via Buck Hodges' blog ( An Introduction to Team Foundation Server Version Control from a Visual SourceSafe...
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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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    Bitten by NewsGator

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    I’ve been using the NewsGator Outlook add-in since sometime last year. I don’t know why it happens, but subscription information is volatile. Without intentionally editing it, it can change by itself. For example, after connecting to the...
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    Beta Exam 71-510: TS: Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server

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    You can now register to take Beta Exam 71-510: TS: Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server, which is the beta for 70-510. This certification exam counts as credit towards the MCTS: Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server certification. Registration...
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    Expiring Team Foundation Server Installations

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    As Brian Harry notes in his blog post below, we're getting close to the point where Team Foundation Server Release Candidate and Trial Editions installed earlier this year will start to expire. We are rapidly approaching 6 months since TFS released. Yeah...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2004-09-13

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    Trying a new format today. Is it better with or without the quotes from other blogs & sites? Stuart Kent is back from vacation . He's blogging about an upcoming tutorial he's giving at the UML conference in Lisbon with Alan Wills . He also has an...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2004-09-10

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    YABFVSNC (Yet Another Blogger from Visual Studio North Carolina) - Adam Singer ( RSS ), an SDE/T on Team System Source Control (aka Hatteras), has joined the team in our North Carolina offices and has started blogging: Hello, world My name is Adam Singer...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2004-09-22

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    REMINDER : VERY FIRST TEAM SYSTEM WEBCAST ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23rd! For more information, see: MSDN Webcast: Extensibility in Visual Studio 2005 Team System—Level 200 Team System in the News ADTmag.com | Microsoft embraces ALM with upcoming Visual...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2005-05-25

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    Visual Studio Team System Yesterday marked the one-year anniversary of the public announcement of Visual Studio Team System, which was announced at TechEd 2004 in San Diego [ Visual Studio 2005 Team System! ]. MOC 2631, the official Microsoft...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2004-09-20

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    Moving to Software Factories The new Ask Burton column is now available. This installment is from Jack Greenfield and Keith Short and discusses the movement to software factories . Team System Install Success James Snape had some trouble getting his Team...
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    Accessing Team Foundation Server from Mac, UNIX or Linux through Eclipse

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    If you want to learn more about Teamprise and how it brings Team Foundation Server to the Eclipse world, give a listen to this podcast. Sam interviews Martin from Teamprise , a company which has developed a pretty interesting suite of client applications...
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    Team System Community Technology Previews (CTPs)

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    Note: Hey, this is just my perspective on CTPs. It should not be construed as an official Microsoft statement on CTPs. I don’t think I’ve ever seen one. What is a CTP? CTP (Community Technology Preview) release are supposed to be a ‘point...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2005-01-25

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    Reminder! Chat with members of the Team Foundation team of Visual Studio Team System. They'll be answering questions and discussing their suite of source control, work item tracking, Excel and Project integration, reporting, Windows SharePoint Services...
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    Prefixing Stored Procedure Names with "sp_"

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    Scott Dockendorf has a post ( SQLServer: Why to NOT use “sp_” to name your stored procedures ) about this topic with a link to an article from Brian Moran ( Should I Use the sp_ Prefix for Procedure Names? ). Brian’s article gives...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2004-10-19 & 20

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    Got a bit behind this week, but here goes... Visual Studio 2005 for the SQL Server 2005 CTP - October 2004 For those having trouble installing this CTP version of Visual Studio (available from MSDN Subscriber Downloads ), you should try clearing the check...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2004-08-26

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    With Rick LaPlante's announcement yesterday about the upcoming CTP release of Visual Studio Team System , the buzz is building: Geoff Appleby Gregory Hurlman John Lawrence Frank Prengel James Vastbinder eWeek R.Ramesh wants your input on the Visual Studio...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2004-09-28

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    UML, DSL & Software Factories Stuart Kent , a Senior Program Manager on Keith Short 's team under Steve Cook (who recently appeared at the UK Architect Forum ), has a post ( UML, DSLs and software factories: let those analogies flow... ) in which...
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    Upgrading to Team Foundation Server (RTM)

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    To upgrade from Team Foundation Server Release Candidate (RC), or Team Foundation Server Beta 3 Refresh, to Team Foundation Server (RTM), you should download this upgrade utility package and follow the enclosed instructions: Team Foundation Server...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2004-10-31

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    Domain-Specific Language Tools Christopher Bowen had an early look at the DSL tools and had some comments that he can now share ( Microsoft Announces Metadata Framework and DSL Toolkit ). OOPSLA Michael Lehman, who recently worked with the team that's...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2005-01-09

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    I’m not off to a good start this year when it comes to blogging. In fact, this is probably the longest I’ve gone without a post. People are starting to notice a drop-off in Team System blogging ( Pssst, Scoble! Over here! ), which won’t...
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