Rob Caron

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    Walkthroughs are Now Available for Visual Studio 2005 CTP May 2004

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    We weren't able to get these on the DVD for TechEd or into the .iso, so we just posted seven walkthroughs in this GotDotNet workspace : For testing: Creating and Running Unit Tests Recording and Playing Back a Web Test Creating a Coded Web Test Adding...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2005-08-13

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    Visual Studio Team System Extending Visual Studio Team System Darren Jefford explores Team Foundation extensibility. Announcing the MSBuild Toolkit for Visual Studio 2005 RC! Chris Menegay linked to this post from June, but I’m still curious...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2004-12-02

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    Go away for a week and the queue is filled once again. My apologies for stuff that may be old news for you… Team System Dave Bost follows-up with posts on how his Team System installation went: Team System Install Update (Part 1) Team System Install...
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    Using Team Foundation with Visual Studio 6.0 and Visual Studio .NET 2003

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    We just released Visual Studio Team Foundation Server MSSCCI Provider Beta 2 , which now includes support for using Team Foundation with both Visual Studio 6.0 and Visual Studio .NET 2003. This release works with Team Foundation Server RC, and should...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2005-01-22

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    Visual Studio Team System I can’t wait to see some of the content being developed for the Visual Studio 2005 Team System Microsoft Official Curriculum (MOC) . According to this post ( Welcome to Martin Danner! ), Martin Danner is working on...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2004-09-05

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    A weekend update... Jason Anderson , a Program Manager on the Enterprise Development and Test (EDT) team, has a great post that provides an overview of static analysis (or as some call it, code analysis): Visual Studio Team System: Overview of Static...
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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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    Team Foundation Server Ships Tomorrow

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    In his keynote today at SDWest 2006, Rick LaPlante announced that we’re releasing Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server tomorrow. Last year we took the tough decision to disconnect Team Foundation Server from the rest of Team System, but promised...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2004-10-03

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    Team System in the News ADTmag.com - Microsoft makes a play for Web services SDTimes.com - One Microsoft Tool Doesn’t Fit All Developers Team System Demo Video Coming Soon Robert Scoble recently attended one of our Wednesday Night Demo Nights and recorded...
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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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    New Team System Stuff - 2004-11-17

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    Open the flood gates - here's what happens when you've been a slug about blogging... Team System PowerPoint slides from Visual Studio 2005 Team System presentations at DevConnections in Las Vegas (November 2004). - Microsoft Download Center and Brian...
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    A Peek Inside the Microsoft 'Whidbey' Ship Room

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    Darryl Taft of eWeek has a great article that not only gives you a glimpse into the Whidbey Ship Room, but also gives you some insight into the history of integrating the CLR into SQL Server. In a nondescript conference room at the heart of Microsoft...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2005-05-09

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    Visual Studio Team System If you’re installing Beta 2 using Virtual PC, you should learn to appreciate the almighty differencing disk . Chris Menegay shares Q&A from recent his recent Team System classes here and here . Mickey Gousset...
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    SQL Server Analysis Services Design Decisions in Team System

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    When I saw this post [ VSTS and SSAS 2005: another example of bad design? ], I passed the link to the PM that’s working on this for Team System, Tom Patton. He put together this response: The cube structure for RTM has been re-designed to address many...
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    Multimedia Documentation - eHow-To

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    Windows Mobile just released a batch of what they’re calling, eHow-tos. Essentially, these are multimedia versions of what we call How To topics. Imagine having multimedia versions of walkthroughs, too. What do you think? Wouldn’t this be cool for Team...
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    Updates to Visual Studio Team System Developer Center

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    After being somewhat static since it came on the scene a few months ago, we're starting to hammer the Team System Developer Center into shape. In this iteration, we've cleared out some of the static content and added some areas that will be more dynamic...
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    Team Foundation Installation Guide - v1.0.50412

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    I just posted a new version (1.0.50412) 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 - 2004-10-14

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    Now Blogging - Steve Cook Steve Cook, a software architect on Visual Studio Team System at Microsoft's Cambridge Research Centre , has launched his blog ( Steve Cook's WebLog - RSS ). I've already added Steve to the master list of Team System bloggers...
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    Ordering Your MCP Welcome Kit

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    Recently, I received a blog comment that said: During the beta period, I have passed 71-510, which was the beta exam. I've received a letter from Prometrics with my result. However, till now, I haven't received any e-mail from Microsoft. PS...
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    Installing Team Foundation Server with Visual Studio 2005 SP1

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    There's a new Team Foundation Installation Guide with revised instructions for installing Team Foundation Server with Visual Studio 2005 SP1. Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Installation Guide The current version number is 8.0.61230. If you see 8.0...
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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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    New Team System Stuff - 2004-11-19

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    Visual Studio Team System Online Chat MSDN Online Chat : New Features in Visual Studio 2005 Team System December 1, 2004 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM PST December 2, 2004 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM PST Join members of the Visual Studio Team System team [including yours truly...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2004-10-07

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    Lock 'em Up Adam Singer , one of the newest Team System bloggers, dives right into a great post on Team Foundation Version Control's locking mechanisms ( Locking ). After you read that, head over to Korby Parnell 's post for some additional color commentary...
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    Essential XML Quick Reference: A Programmer's Reference to XML, XPath, XSLT, XML Schema, SOAP, and More

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    As noted below, TheServerSide.net is providing a free download (single PDF in an 8.82 MB ZIP) of Essential XML Reference , courtesy of DevelopMentor . Note: Free registration on TheServerSide.net is required prior to download. [TSS.net] Essential XML...
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    Team Foundation Server Setup Experience

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    The Team Foundation Server setup experience has been evolving for over a year now in response to feedback we’ve received from people like you. While we’ve made significant progress since that first release last year as Visual Studio 2005 Beta 1 Refresh...
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