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Unfrozen Caveman ALM...

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    VS2008 opening VS2005 Project/Solution Files...

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    That's right, Visual Studio 2008 includes "multi-targeting", which allows you to build solutions targeting the framework 2.0, 3.0, or 3.5, all from the same IDE. So the natural next question is, can I use Visual Studio 2008 to continue building...
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    TeamDevCentral – hosted TFS launched in North America!

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    Rational Eyes now has a Visual Studio Team System partner offering for hosted TFS services in North America! TeamDevCentral was launched at the Heros Happen Here event in Toronto. Until April 1 st the set up fee is waived for the Starter/Pilot package...
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    Open in Blend context menu in Visual Studio 2008

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    So, I've been working on this YOUFirst stuff, and I'm constantly going back and forth between Expression Blend 2.5 March Preview , and I'm getting sick (lazy me) of going to the Visual Studio Tools menu to select my Open in Blend external tool entry....
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    SharePoint Load Tests

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    "If you are deploying SharePoint, you really need to load test the servers before putting them into production to make sure you've sized your servers properly." That statement about says it all. The MOSS perf team has released sample web tests and load...
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    Microsoft Expression Blend December CTP

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    December CTP has arrived! Grab it from http://www.microsoft.com/expression . An impressive list of new capabilities: What’s new in Expression Blend 2? Visual Studio 2008 support The Expression Blend 2 December Preview can open and work with Microsoft...
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    WCF Load Test Tool

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    Now available on Codeplex, the newest version of the WCF Load Test tool, which was created by the VSTS Rangers.... It takes a WCF trace file and a WCF client proxy, or a WCF interface contract, and generates a unit test that replays the same sequence...
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    Microsoft Announces New Accessibility Tools and Resources for Developers

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    This is indeed wicked cool! A constant challenge for developers is designing in and verifying accessibility for their applications. Check out the site,as part of MSDN: http://msdn.microsoft.com/accessibility Very cool stuff, including the Accessibility...
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    Web Platform Deep Dive resources...

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    I can't take credit for this whole list... this is from Ryan's Blog, but worth repeating... ASP.NET 2.0 – MSDN Deep Dive Follow Up Resources Hey guys, as promised during the Deep Dive presentation, here’s a bunch of resources regarding ASP.NET 2.0 I wanted...
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    DSLs and UML? Whatever to do?

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    So I've been speaking a lot to customers about Visual Studio Team System. The excitement is certainly building, and for good reason. Team System (in my opinion) has the potential to significantly enhance the development process for projects of all sizes...
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    Customizing the Team System.

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    Well, for most large organizations or Professional Services Firms, methodologies around developing software are pretty important. Perhaps more important is the fact that upon picking a methodology, if successfully implemented, and organization can gain...
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    Team System: Big Build

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    So, I decided, in preperation for customer visits, learning, self-abuse, whatever the reason, that I would try and use all of the features of Team System to prepare for the next MSDN tour on Yukon and Whidbey, specifically the Windows Forms demo. Everything...
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    Services are, and are not...

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    Been speaking with colleagues, partners, and customers a lot around SOA lately. A common technique for systems integration these days is to use some form of message queueing technology. This is particularly the case in large companies with host...
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    MSDN Deep Dive, featuring ASP.NET 2.0

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    OK, I'm really jazzed about this. As you probably now (a lof of you do), we are in the final stages of prep for our next MSDN Canada Deep Dive, on ASP.NET 2.0. So far, we have over 6200 people registered for the event and climbing! This is awesome! I...
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    Remoting at University of Western Ontario

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    Presented .NET Remoting to about 300 students at the University of Western Ontario last night. The lucky attendees also got to see a relatively new build on Windows code-name Longhorn, with some new UI changes over the PDC build, including facial recognition...
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    Funky SQL Ports...

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    Great tip from Bill Brockbank... Useful in very tightly locked-down environments.... .NET Data Access Architecture Guide http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dnbda/html/daag.asp ***********************************...
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    Thinking (developing) in "ink"

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    More and more, I'm seeing interest in Ink-enabling applications. This is cool, but how do you make use of this technology as a developer, particularly if you don't have a TabletPC. First, you need to download the Tablet PC Platform SDK (current version...
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    It's been a while... ...since I last Blogged. Lots has happened. XP SP2 has shipped. You really should install it. It does indeed rock. No problems with install, (much) better security throughout. If you can't find it on Windows Update, check...
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    Playing with XAML today, to get ready for tomorrow

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    if tomorrow is like a year or two away :0 xAMLON is a tool to create XAML based applications using the Avalon lingo on existing Windows. I see lots of potential fot this, for example: Dynamic UIs 3D UI Elements Better Rendering Game...
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    Now, THAT's a Laptop...

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    OK, this is what I want for Christmas this year. http://crave.cnet.co.uk/video/0,139101587,49284379,00.htm Dell XPS M2010 Laptop, as I priced it out for my wife: $6,917 CDN (before taxes and mortgage fees) Components: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor T7600...
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    Fun with the WorkItemChangedEvent

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    I was goofing around the other day with TFS 2008 Beta 2, and decided I'd write an extension to handle some custom workflow when a work item is changed. So I did the usual, 1) Created a web service 2) Registered the web service using Bissubscribe...
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    Performance Testing Guidance for Web Applications

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    This is very timely content! The PAG group has released Beta 1 of the Performance Testing guidance for web applications. I know this will be a hit with a lot of my customers!!! Source: patterns & practices: Performance Testing Guidance for Web Applications...
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    What's new in Visual Studio 2008 (Long!)

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    From the new product guide, I thought I'd post this stuff up here:   What’s New in Visual Studio 2008 Product Guide Nov 2007 Introduction to the Visual Studio Development System Visual Studio 2008 provides advanced development tools, debugging...
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    Financial Services Developers...

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    Sometimes, Microsoft seems so big, with so many cool resources, that it's tough to stay on top of it. Although I'm sure that I've seen this site before, I wanted to highlight http://www.financialdevelopers.com/ . The overview of the site states: At Microsoft...
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    It's called "Managing Projects with Microsoft Visual Studio Team System"

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    I keep getting the name of this book wrong on my webcasts (sorry Joel and everyone else)... Here are the details of the book so you can order it from your favorite online retailer... Managing Projects with Microsoft Visual Studio Team System ...
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    VSTS Webcast Schedule (repost)

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    If you are looking for more information about Visual Studio Team System, please take a look at the following event list, and register... We'd love to see you in attendance... Visual Studio Team System and MSDN Licensing Demystified...
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