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Steve Lange's thoughts on application lifecycle management, Visual Studio, and Team Foundation Server

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    "How "Synthy is Your House?

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    I've started playing around with PhotoSynth, and today I created my first synth.  I'm not sure if I did it correctly or not, but I think it's cools to see how well it turned out my first time around:

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    The Best of PDC is Rolling Through Colorado!

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    MSDN Unleashed is making its second tour through Colorado at the end of this month (January). 

    Location Date Registration Link
    Colorado Springs, CO 1/26/2009 Register
    Denver, CO 1/27/2009 Register
    Fort Collins, CO 1/29/2009 Register

    Here’s what you can expect:

    We will be providing overviews of some technologies first discussed at PDC, such as Windows Azure, C# 4.0 and ASP.NET 4.0.  But we will not only be talking about the future.  We will also discuss some recent releases that you can take advantage of now, including the WCF REST Starter Kit and the Silverlight Toolkit. 

    Microsoft .NETWhat to expect with C# 4.0

    We will take a look at some of the new and exciting features that are being planned for the next release of C#.  Some of the features that we will look at are dynamic lookup, the ability to program against fields, methods and types without C# static type checker and the new named and optional parameter support.

    Silverlight The Silverlight Control Toolkit

    The Silverlight Toolkit is a collection of Silverlight controls, components and utilities made available outside the normal Silverlight release cycle.  This 30 minute session will illustrate some of these new tools.  The session will illustrate the use of the ImplicitStyleManager and the new themes to skin your applications, charting controls, the expander and more.  This session is 100% demo-driven.

    REST with WCF and the WCF REST Starter Kit

    This session will provide a broad overview of REST support in WCF, including some key new features available in the recently released WCF REST Starter Kit.  The session will begin with a theoretical discussion of what REST is.  It will continue by illustrating WCF support for developing LO-REST and HI-REST APIs.  This session will be largely demo driven, with specific demos demonstrating consuming LO-REST services being consumed by AJAX clients, as well as developing HI-REST services being consumed by Silverlight 2 clients.  This session is 60% demo-driven.

    Windows Azure Demystifying Azure

    This goal of this session is to provide a framework for understanding the Azure namespace.  This namespace comprises Windows Azure (“The Cloud OS”), Live Services, .NET Services, SQL Data Services, and more.  The session will begin with a discussion of the hi-level features of Windows Azure (“The Cloud OS”), including scalable storage, a rich developer experience, automated service management and service hosting.  The session will then provide a high-level overview of the services available in Live Services and .NET Services.  The session will conclude with a brief overview of SQL Data Services.  This session will demonstrate the use of Azure Table Services, SQL Data Services and will illustrate the Developer Fabric.

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    Get your VSTS Demo Here! Visual Studio Team System Webcast Series

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    Visual Studio Team System Notion Solutions, one of our stellar partners in the Team System area, is hosting a series of webcasts.  Free for anyone to attend, just register!  Look at the schedule below and click on the date/time that will work for you..

    Notion Solutions – Visual Studio Team System Webcast Series

    Visual Studio Team System 2008 Overview

    Team Foundation Server - 2008 Overview

    Visual Studio Team System 2008 Developer Edition Overview

    Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Professional Edition Overview

    Visual Studio Team System 2008 Tester Edition Overview

    For Event descriptions and to sign up, just click on the date you want, and you will be directed to the correct link on Microsoft’s website. We can also be contacted at www.NotionSolutions.com

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    Calling all Denver Area Team System Users!!!

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    vstsimage Have you ..

    • ever wondered what more you could get out of your Team System product? 
    • come up with a cool extension, add-in, or way of using Team System and wanted to talk about it?
    • ever wanted to swap war stories about your VSTS or TFS implementation with other Team System users?
    • wanted to learn more about what other cool stuff you could do with Team System?

    If you answered "Yes" to any of the above (or inserted your own!), then read on, this post is for you!

    Since I moved to Colorado several months ago, I've met several wonderful, passionate VSTS users who have asked me about a VSTS User Group.  The Denver VS User Group is enormously popular, and as a result there seem to be quite a few folks who would like to start something similar that focuses on Team System.

    To be clear, this proposed group is not to replace or compete with the VS User Group, but rather to offer a complement which gives a larger voice to the VSTS community.

    I'm envisioning either a monthly or bi-monthly meeting schedule, depending on demand, meeting in the evening.  Ideally, I'd love to see at least 20 people at each meeting, and grow membership organically.

    What does it take to get a user group started?

    Meeting Space I'm working to secure Microsoft office space at the Denver Tech Center.  We can hold roughly 100 people each meeting.
    Community Leadership We'd need a couple of folks from the community to take the lead in lining up meeting speakers and maintaining a member list.
    I'm happy to work to get this thing started and be the "official Microsoft sponsor", but UG's are most successful when driven by a community.
    Meeting Sponsors Typically, a vendor would "sponsor" a meeting, providing food, drinks, and maybe a door prize.  In return the vendor gets some floor time.  This helps keep membership dues FREE or at least dirt cheap.
    Money Per above, I hope to set this group up to minimize any dues.  The only reasons I could see needing any kind of dues would to pay for any web hosting or other service, or any potential labs or field trips.  At worst, dues would be extremely, extremely affordable.
    People This is where you come in!  We need people to not only attend, but speak/present.

    If you've ever met me or read this blog, you know how passionate I am about Visual Studio Team System.  What I've found is that the more people use it, the more passionate they become as well.  I'm not getting paid to start a user group, nor will I.  I just honestly think it could be a powerful medium for Team System users around the area to further enrich their value, and meet other great people in the process!

    Please let me know your thoughts either by leaving a comment to this post, or emailing me directly.  I'm interested in hearing insight on feasibility, willingness to participate and/or present, ideal meeting schedules, etc.

    Sincerely,

    Steve

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    Upcoming MSDN Event in Denver (11/18)

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    MSDN Event - Silverlight 2.0, SQL Server 2008 and VSTO

    Tuesday, November 18, 2008 1:00 PM - Tuesday, November 18, 2008 5:00 PM Mountain Time (US & Canada)
    Welcome Time: 12:30 PM

    Grand Hyatt Denver Downtown

    1750 Welton Street
    Denver Colorado 80202
    United States

    Join us for a 4 hour MSDN Event where we will cover 3 seperate sessions focusing on Silverlight 2.0, VSTO and SQL Server 2008.

    Session #1: What’s New in SQL Server 2008 for Developers

    SQL Server 2008 adds numerous new capabilities for developers – from support for Spatial Data types to a storage mechanism for SQL BLOB data using the NTFS file system, and much more. The new release also delivers several improvements to development-related areas, from T-SQL to SQLCLR to XML. This session will provide a technical dive into the latest and greatest features you’ll find in SQL Server 2008, while offering insight into how to effectively apply them to your upcoming development projects.

    Session #2: Power up your Office applications with VSTO

    In this session, we’ll focus on the power and productivity of Visual Studio Tools for the Microsoft Office System (VSTO) – a .NET Smart Client technology. We’ll give you tips and tricks for designing and building smart client applications with VSTO, which allows you to create managed code applications with .NET languages including Microsoft Visual Basic .NET and Visual C#. VSTO also makes it simple to manifest the functionality of those applications in the rich user interfaces of Microsoft Office Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio, Outlook and others from the Office stack. VSTO addresses some of the biggest challenges that Office solution developers are facing today, including separation of data and view elements, server-side and offline scenarios, seamless integration with the Visual Studio tools, deployment and updating. Join us for this eye-opening session and learn just how easy it is to build and deploy powerful applications with VSTO.

    Session #3: Build next generation applications with Silverlight 2.0

    Silverlight provides a powerful platform for building the next generation of rich interactive applications on the Internet. In this session, we’ll take a look at the programming model and tools that developers and designers can leverage to build these true next generation experiences for consumers and business, and demonstrate how to build a rich interactive application (RIA) using Silverlight and Microsoft .NET. We’ll explore how to use Microsoft Visual Studio to create applications, and how to create UI using XAML markup and code, controls, and File I/O. We’ll also discuss networking, how to retrieve data from a Web service, and various other aspects of building Silverlight applications.

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    Welcome Back from Vacation - Here's Chrome!

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    I just got back from my Labor Day vacation, and what is half of my inbox filled with?  "Hey, did you hear about Chrome?"  "Have you installed Chrome yet?"  "Should I try Chrome?"

    Chrome is a new web browser just released in test form by Google, in case you hadn't heard already.. 

    To all my friends, colleagues and customers asking me if I've played with Chrome yet, I'm going to wait for a while.  There are some interesting reads out there about how secure Chrome is, as well as end-user agreement concerns.  Below are some interesting posts that talk more about chrome, both good and bad.

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    OMG! Microsoft joins the Object Management Group

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    It's official, Microsoft has "finally" solidified a modeling strategy and joined the Object Management Group (OMG) to add weight.  (The OMG is a group that focuses on setting modeling and model-based standards.)

    Read:  eWeek's Article

    To support Microsoft's forward direction the in modeling space, look for announcements about Oslo (MS new modeling platform) at PDC 2008.

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    MSDN Events around the Region

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    This is a little late of a post for Albuquerque, but hopefully you can take advantage of other ones!

    There is a series of FREE MSDN events touring around the region, called "MSDN Events Unleashed". 

    Topics will include:

    • .NET 3.5 SP1
    • Entity Framework
    • Astoria
    • Dynamic Data
    • WPF/Silverlight

    Cities & Dates

    Albuquerque, NM 9/19
    Las Vegas, NV 9/23
    Phoenix, AZ 9/25
    Colorado Springs, CO 9/30
    Denver, CO 10/1
    Fort Collins, CO 10/2
    Salt Lake City, UT TBD, October

    Check out Rob Bagby's Blog for more details including registration here:  http://tinyurl.com/3nocc7

    Don't forget to visit the MSDN Events site.  You can subscribe to RSS feeds that will inform you of upcoming events in your area.

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    New Page: (Semi-)consolidated calendar, UG meetings, events, etc.

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    Follow the link in the red box to my events listing pageLook to the right of this blog, to the beginning of the "News" section.  I've added a page to this blog which contains links (by state), to the MSDN events, User Group sites, and other event listings.  States include Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Southern Nevada.  I've started trying to consolidate/aggregate the info from the various linked sites into a single Live calendar, found HERE.

    If you've ever tried searching online for event information, you've probably seen various community and Microsoft-based sites that show event listings, user groups, etc.  This is a stab at consolidating the proper results and data for the part of the US in which I work. 

    I hope you find it helpful!

    I'll let you know more as I add additional sites or find a better way of consolidating data.

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    RMWTUG: Special Virtualization Event

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    If you're interested in learning more about virtualization technologies, I highly encourage you to check out this event, put on by the Rocky Mountain Windows Technology User Group!  Below is a copy/paste from the event page:

    Overview

    The RMWTUG Virtualization mini-conference demonstrates the state-of-the-art with server virtualization technologies, including those from VMware and Microsoft. CIOs, CTOs, managers, developers and system and network administrators are invited to spend a half-day with the RMWTUG. A number of prizes will be given away at this event -- see below.

    "With the recent release of Microsoft’s Hyper-V technology, a new major player has entered the competitive landscape and a great number of questions about server virtualization have arisen in the minds of many IT professionals," said Dennis Martin, RMWTUG President. "Many want to compare the two technologies side-by-side, and this mini-conference is the perfect place to do this."

    Because this event is run by the non-profit RMWTUG, the general point of view of the presentations will be neutral with respect to the virtualization technologies. The focus of this event is to show how server virtualization configuration, usage and management tasks are performed on these differing technologies. Features and functions that are common to these technologies will be demonstrated, and features and functions that are unique to one or the other will also be demonstrated. Network and storage management functions will also be demonstrated.

    Technologies at this Mini-Conference

    The main presentation will be performed with real servers, networking and storage infrastructure on the stage, courtesy of Demartek. On the stage will be four identical, large, name-brand servers (dual-Xeon, quad-core, large memory) along with enterprise-class networking and storage infrastructure including iSCSI and Fibre Channel storage. Two of the servers will be running ESX and two will be running Hyper-V. The Gold and Silver sponsors have the opportunity to participate in the on-stage demonstration with their hardware and software.

    Some of the technology that will be used in the on-stage demonstrations includes 10-Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) networking, 4- and 8-Gigabit Fibre Channel storage, and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) storage. This event may be the first public demonstration for some of this technology. Watch this space for other technologies that will be available at this event.

    This promises to provide an objective view and comparison of different virtualization technologies, including Microsoft technologies.

    The event & registration page is here:  http://www.rmwtug.org/Virtualization_Event.htm

    This mini-conference will be at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Denver.

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    Fun Friday: Be the Brain at PDC 2008

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    In case you need a little more ammunition to convince your boss to send you to PDC this year:

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    View<myWorld> - What's it like to Work at Microsoft

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    Check out this great, candid site that talks about life at Microsoft.  http://www.viewmyworld.com/

    Be sure to watch a couple of the videos, too!

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    Seinfeld & Gates - Together at Last

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    patterns & practices Summit: November 3-7, 2008

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    Architecture & Design for .NET

    Here's the link:  http://www.pnpsummit.com/West2008/West2008.aspx

    The link shows tentative agenda, logistics, registration, etc.  But here are some early thoughts on topics:

    • Extensibility Framework
    • Composite Application Patterns
    • EntLib Futures & Customization
    • MVC & Dynamic Data
    • Acceptance Testing
    • Getting Rules Out Of Code
    • Building Libraries for Testability
    • Unity, MEF, and Containers
    • Design Principles behind Prism
    • Porting CSLA .NET to Silverlight: Lessons Learned
    • ESB Guidance
    • Drowning In Complexity
    • Visual Studio Team System Futures
    • Advances in Unit Testing
    • Project Management
    • Why the Next 5 Years Will be About Languages
    • Agile Development EE
    • Agile Security
    • Fundamentalist Functional Programming
    • Pragmatic Architecture
    • Future of Languages
    • Future of p & p
    • Architecture - Simple or Hard?
    • MoQ Mocking Framework
    • Simplifying Software Complexity
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    Get your feet wet with Application Lifecycle Management (ALM): 11/12

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    (I have to plug anything Neudesic does in this arena!  You won’t be disappointed!)

    Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Presented by Rick Garibay, Neudesic

    Find out how utilizing Application Lifecycle Management in your environment gives you consistent predictable developments processes, increased quality in service delivery, cost savings, superior reporting and traceability and much more. We will provide an overview of ALM, give an understanding of Neudesic’s ALM Program and talk about ways to successfully enable ALM in your organization.

    Featured Products/Topics: Microsoft Office Business Scorecard Manager, Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server, Business Intelligence, Reporting Solutions

    Recommended Audiences: Technology Executives, IT Professionals, Business Executives, CIO, CTO, Business/Reporting Analysts, CFO, Business Managers, Business Decision Maker, Technical Decision Makers

    REGISTER TODAY!

    Application Lifecycle Management

    Wed., November 12, 2008

    10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Pacific Time

    http://www.clicktoattend.com/?id=132332

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    New TFS Power Tools – October 2008 Release

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    Now that’s what I call a power tool!  Building on all the other great features previously released, this new batch includes a lot of new stuff, with these as my favorites:

    • Team Members
      • You can now view all participants in a project via a new “Team Members” node in Team Explorer.  Among other things, you can use this to see their information, send IM’s, see their current shelvesets, check-in history, and their pending changes (sweet!).  You can also view team/group groupings and do some fun stuff with that too.
    • Windows Shell Extensions
      • Now you can check-in/out via Windows Explorer!

    Check out Brian Harry’s blog post on the announcement, as well as his previous post describing the new features in detail.

    You can download the new power tools from here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=FBD14EEA-781F-45A1-8C46-9F6BA2F68BF0&displaylang=en

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    Phoenix Event - MSDN Events Unleashed: The Best of PDC

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    Please join us as we present some of the highlights of PDC!

    We’ll review some technologies first discussed at PDC -- such as Windows Azure, C# 4.0 and ASP.NET 4.0. 

    But we will not only be talking about the future.  We will also discuss some recent releases that you can take advantage of now, including the WCF REST Starter Kit and the Silverlight Toolkit. 

    Wednesday, December 10, 2008
    Wells Fargo Conference Center
    100 West Washington Street, MAC S4101-017
    Phoenix Arizona 85003

    Time: 11:00 am – 5:15 pm

    Register: https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032395730&Culture=en-US

    OR

    1-877-673-8368, reference Event ID 1032395730

    The afternoon will be broken down as follows:

    AGENDA

    TIME

    TOPIC

    11:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Registration, Box Lunch and Networking

    12:00 pm – 12:15 pm

    Kick-Off

    12:15 pm – 1:15 pm    

    What to expect with C# 4.0 (Joe Guadagno)

    1:15 pm – 1:30 pm      

    Break ; Raffle

    1:30 pm – 2:30 pm      

    Overview of REST in WCF and The WCF REST Starter Kit  (Rob Bagby presenting his session at PDC)

    2:30 pm – 2:45 pm

    Break ; Raffle

    2:45 pm – 3:45 pm        

    ASP.NET 4.0 and the Silverlight Toolkit (Scott Cate)

    3:45 pm – 4:00 pm       

    Break ; Raffle

    4:00 pm – 5:00 pm        

    Overview of Windows Azure (“The Cloud OS”) and Azure Services  (Rob Bagby)

    5:00 pm – 5: 15 pm      

    Final Raffle

    Every attendee will receive a free “.Net REST in WCF” T-Shirt and will be entered in drawings to win great Prizes.

    **Please Note: Conference Center parking is limited to the garage at 303 N. 2nd Avenue (N.E. corner of Van Buren).  All attendees who park in the Plaza Garage located above the Conference Center are subject to towing.

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    Recap: MSDN Event Series: SQL 2008, VSTO, & Silverlight 2

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    This recap can be summed up in one sentence: 

    If you didn’t go, you missed out.

    Seriously.

    I tagged along to two of these events, in Denver and Billings.  All the presenters completely blew away the audiences covering topics around SQL Server 2008, VSTO and Silverlight 2.

    In Denver, thanks to Paul Bloom from Statera for doing the SQL Server 2008 session, Jerry Nixon from American Systems Group for covering the VSTO session, and Rob Bagby for delivering the Silverlight 2 segment.

    I couldn’t help myself – I snapped 5 quick pictures from the front during a break and let Live Photo Gallery stitch together a panorama for me (above).  How easily this was done is just another tidbit testament to Vista & Live.  I took these pictures, walked over to my laptop, plugged in my camera, 1-click imported all of them to Live Photo Gallery, and let it create the panorama.  To quote John Madden, “Boom!”

    Stitched panorama of attendees in Denver

    Denver

    Stitched panorama from BillingsBillings

    In Billings, huge thanks go to Jason Mauer for delivering all three sessions.

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    In the Sky! It’s your Local Cloud Computing User Group!

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    [Updated 12/17/08:  The Salt Lake City date has changed to 1/20/2009]

    You’ve heard buzz about “the cloud”, and your interest was further heightened with the announcement of Azure, Microsoft’s new cloud computing platform. 

    Now you can jump in head first with other technical and business minds in your area!  The national Cloud Computing User Group is launching local groups around the country.  The forums page lists all the local meeting announcements.

    Here are the kickoff meetings that are local to my area:

    City When/Where Registration
    Denver 12/9/2008, 6-8PM
    Microsoft Denver Office
    Register
    Phoenix 12/11/2008, 6-8PM
    Microsoft Phoenix Office
    Register
    Salt Lake City *DATE CHANGE*
    1/20/2009, 6-8PM
    Microsoft SLC Office
    Register

    Other cities include:

    Chicago Dallas Los Angeles New York
    Orange County Philadelphia Redmond San Diego

    While you’re at it, join the Windows Azure group on Facebook!

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    TFS Branching Guide v 2.0 Shipped!

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    Branching strategy is one of the most important aspects of TFS deployment. The right strategy can lead to optimized team cooperation, increased productivity and a successful adoption. On the other hand, a bad branching strategy can cause frustrations, damage production and derail TFS adoption in an organization. We have therefore put a lot of effort in creating a set of practical guidance to educate our customers and partners and support their VSTS adoption efforts.

    The 2nd major release of the TFS Branching Guide has been posted HERE on Codeplex.

    An important goal for this release is to go beyond just publishing this guide and create a living and ticking community. With your help and contribution, we would like to incrementally grow our libraries for scenarios, Q&As and labs. If for example, you are not able to find a suitable scenario for your branching needs, we encourage you to post a request for a new scenario. This will trigger a small process with a team which owns the development of the new scenario with your cooperation. Your name will then appear as the coauthor of that scenario.

    Release 2.0 scenarios

    The following scenarios are included in this release:

    • Single Team Branching Model 
    • Concurrent Hot Fix, Service Pack, and v.Next
    • Branching by Version Scenario

    Why the 2nd release?

    Since the first release, we have received lots of feedback and change requests. Most feedback indicated a desire for a more practical approach to branching compared to the first release which is more theoretical. With that in mind, we decided to reduce the conceptual part and focus on branching practices with Team Foundation Server.


    What is in the package?

    • TFS Branching Guide - Main 2.0
      • This is the main article which briefly explains branching concepts and introduces 3 levels of the most common branching scenario
    • TFS Branching Guide - Scenarios 2.0
      • A collection of less common branching scenarios
    • TFS Branching Guide - Q&A 2.0
      • A set of most frequently asked questions with answers
    • TFS Branching Guide - Drawings 2.0
      • A set of branching drawings in different formats including a large branching poster
    • TFS Branching Guide - Labs 2.0
      • A couple of examples for hands on labs with step by step instruction for practicing the branching scenarios

    Again, it can be downloaded here:  http://www.codeplex.com/TFSBranchingGuideII

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    Additional MSDN "Unleashed" Event in Salt Lake City (10/23)!

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    We've been able to add another stop for this event series in Salt Lake City!  On October 23rd, Rob Bagby will be covering ADO.NET Entity Framework, ADO.NET Data Services, Dynamic Data, WCF, and WPF & Silverlight.

    Registration: https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032390917&Culture=en-US

    This event has also been added to my consolidated events calendar!

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    Insight into VSTS 2010 Architecture Edition on ARCast.TV

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    Check out this interview with Peter Provost, provided by Joe Shirey: http://www.joeshirey.com/2008/09/30/ARCastWithPeterProvost.aspx

    He talks about some cool new diagrams coming down the pipe, including UML support.

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    Take the Mystery Out of Team System and Team Foundation Server

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    Visual Studio Team SystemAttend this upcoming webcast, “MSDN Webcast: Taking the Mystery Out of Visual Studio Team System and Team Foundation Server (Level 100)” presented by John Sanderson.

    Microsoft Visual Studio Team System means a lot of things to different people. In this webcast, we provide a non-technical overview of the Team System family of products, including Team Foundation Server and MSDN Subscriptions. Get a high-level understanding of what Team System is, how Team System differs from Visual Studio alone, and who uses Team System and why. Whether you are a technical professional, a development team manager, or an individual contributor, we take the mystery out of Team System and give you a complete view of what Team System is and how it is packaged.

    Presenter: John Sanderson, Developer Tools Sales Specialist, Microsoft Corporation
    John Sanderson is a developer tools sales specialist who manages the Microsoft developer tools business in the Southwest United States from his office outside Denver, Colorado. John is responsible for supporting Microsoft Visual Studio, Visual Studio Team System, Visual Studio Team Foundation Server, MSDN Subscriptions, and the Microsoft Expression family of design tools.

    Duration: 60 minutes

    Date:  Tuesday, February 10, 2009 9:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)

    Attendee Registration URL: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032400596&Culture=en-US

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    Develop from Home? Try the Teamprise's Remote Accelerator with TFS

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    If you have developers that work from home or work as individuals in an office, you may want to check out Teamprise's latest tool, the Remote Accelerator.

    The proxy service that pairs with Team Foundation Server is designed for remote development teams, working reactively to cache version-controlled files.  The Remote Accelerator is designed for the remote individual, proactively downloading and caching files for that developer.

    It was just announced at PDC 2008, and you can read the announcement here.

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    Get your VSTS 2010 CTP, New .NET logo included

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    vsts2010.NET4.0

    As of the start of PDC today, you can now download a fresh CTP of Team System 2010 and .NET 4.0 HERE

    If you have any issues with activation messages, see Brian Keller's post:  http://blogs.msdn.com/briankel/archive/2008/10/27/visual-studio-2010-ctp-vpc-dealing-with-activation-messages.aspx

    And in case you hadn't noticed, the .NET Framework has a new logo.. see above.

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