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Unfrozen Caveman ALM...

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    Why Static Code Analysis Matters...

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    From Rob Carron's blog , comes a link to a great article by David Falkenstein, I'm not in denial, I'm in a hurry , that discusses the realities of software development today and the need to rely on automated tools to discover bad coding practices or bugs...
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    Using VSTS to test SQL 2005 Reporting Services

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    For those that already are familiar with VSTS and the testing components, this ain't "Rocket Surgery", however, this is a a great introduction on how to perform testing on the reporting services components in SQL Server 2005. Particularly interesting...
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    Team system resources list, updated September 27, 2006

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    Important Note: Team Foundation Server Installation Because Team Foundation Server leverages many other Microsoft server technologies, the steps in installing Team Foundation Server need to be followed precisely. To that end, an updated Installation guide...
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    TFS Powertoys v 1.1 released

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    Here's what's included: 1. Unshelve – adds merge capability to the existing Unshelve command 2. Rollback – allows you to undo a checkin of a changeset 3. Online – allows syncing of files that you’ve edited while not connected to a server 4. GetCS -- gets...
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    Team System Resource List

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    Visual Studio Team System Resource List Updated June 13, 2006   Web Sites   http://vstsrocks.net - Team System Rocks community portal, contains blog rolls, discussion forums, downloads, and video tutorials http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio...
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    June VS2005 SDK CTP…

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    Is now available, including an update to the Domain Specific Language tools… You’ve got to fill out a form to gain access, here’s the link:   http://affiliate.vsipmembers.com/affiliate/default.aspx
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    VSTS for Developers Course...

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    From my friends at ObjectSharp , Visual Studio Team System for Developers Begins: Monday, June 26 - Toronto Length: 2 Days Price: $1,200 Visual Studio Team System 2005 allows developers access to source control, configurable build process, tools...
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    Windows Server 2003 more reliable than Linux…

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    Windows 2003 Server is a more reliable server operating system than Bottom of Form Linux ,   According to the Yankee Group.   http://news.yahoo.com/s/cmp/20060606/tc_cmp/188701822
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    See Windows Vista!

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    http://www.seewindowsvista.com Officially launches!   This is a super-cool tour of Windows Vista as an app platform. Excellent job done by a Canadian ISV! Check it out.
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    Team Edition for Database Professionals!

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    Team Edition for Database Professionals is announced!!! Microsoft Enhances Collaboration for Database Professionals With New Addition to Visual Studio Product Line As this future product will be spoken about in more detail at the imminent TechEd...
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    What's new in C++ 8.0

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    ...by Kate Gregory . This is an excelllent introduction to the new functionality in Visual C++ 2005 (version 8) . (make sure you right click and save as...)
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    My deck (the one I use at all my presentations)

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    By popular (or unpopular) demand, here's the deck that I use at all of my customer meetings and presentations. ( http://adamga.officeisp.net/Shared%20Documents/Visual%20Studio%202005%20Team%20System%20Presentation%20New.ppt )
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    We're officially changing the guidance from "Teams of up to 500 users" to "Teams of up to 2000 users"!

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    New results are in on TFS scalability, and showing reliable performance for 2000 users on a Team Foundation server configuration, which is made up of a 2 proc application tier and a 4 proc database tier. Combining this new scalability result with TeamPrise...
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    VSTS, MSF, Team Foundation, Jacobson, Unified Process and Process Governance

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    I love it when a plan comes together. I hadn't hit my blog in quite a while, and of course, I post on IT Governance in Team System, and lo and behold, Microsoft Taps Former Rational Heavyweight to Lend Credence to Enterprise Tools Play ( http...
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    IT Governance: How does Team System support this...

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    After a few queries from customers, as well as some personal reflection, I'm starting to think that some information about how Team System, and more specifically how Team Foundation Server, can support the important aspects of IT Governance. Surprisingly...
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    Last Developer Standing: Mobile!

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    So now you get to show how mobile your skills are. It's been a while since we've covered mobile development at our MSDN events across Canada. And a lot of people don't know just how easy it is to build simple applications for Windows Mobile, Smartphone...
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    Spring Tour: Prob: Source control on sample...

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    You might have had a problem when you tried to open the sample application that came on the CD we distributed at the show. It will probably indicate that the source control database could not be found, or something to that effect. To clear up this...
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    Spring tour behind the scenes, part one

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    So, we just completed the Calgary delivery of the MSDN spring tour. From all accounts, it was a great success. It was our second delivery of the content, and I think it went well. We’ve had a lot of fun putting the content together (a lot of work...
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    WSE 3.0 CTP is up!!!

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    Finally, a WSE 3.0 build that works with Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2 . WS-Secure-IT!
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    Team System: Could not connect to the BISGSS...

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    So, as usual, the night before a demo, panick mode sets in when the previously working machine configuration starts to barf (the technical term for it) and gives error wierdness. In my particular case, my Visual Studio Team Suite Beta 2 client could not...
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    LDD Module 3: Windows Forms...

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    OK, so I'm finally back. I've been spending a huge amount of time getting ready for our MSDN Spring Tour, Fastrack Introduction to Visual Studio 2005 . We've been able to deliver the content for this once so far, in Ottawa. WinForms 2.0 (beta 2) and Visual...
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    Team System for small teams!

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    Well, the community spoke, and we listened, apparently. Team System is going to be awesome, but a lot of individual developers or small developer shops might have found it a bit expensive to justify. So, we're announcing the following: 1) Every copy...
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    LDD Stats: The odds are good, but you need to hurry!

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    If you're not already in for the last developer standing, you'd better get in now ( http://www.lastdeveloper.com ). Only a few days left before its too late (if it's not already). And the odds are still pretty good. 280 people are still in the running...
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    LDD Part 2: Which will be a duplicate entry soon.

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    I've always got questions from folks about how I learn and keep up to date on everything. Well, some time ago, I was in a position that I was going to have to support Windows NT 3.1 when it was released. This was back in my days of PSS. So I had...
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    LDD Part 1: Understanding .NET

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    So for those who are taking the best advantage of .NET, here's a little background that may help you understand how everything actually works in the managed world. First, managed code (what we call .net code) behaves a lot differently than the standard...
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