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    Clear Channel Communications

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    Major Media Company Puts the “Team” Back in Software Development I really like to read success stories like this. And I'm seeing it more and more as organizations strive to increase predictability and quality, reduce risk and cost. This is a story about...
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    Work Item Creator

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    Cool! Hierarchical work item creator! Now on Codeplex ... Link to Work Item Creator
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    Guidance:Team Development with Visual Studio Team Foundation Server

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    So in working with customers across Canada who are adopting Team Foundation Server (and there are a LOT of them, it's all I seem to be doing now), I see a couple of very interesting subject areas emerging: 1) How do I figure out process for my organization...
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    The Value of Team System to C++/Native Win32 developers

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    A question I get asked a lot, and wanted to re-post some information that might be useful for those doing an evaluation of team system. From joc's blog : The Value of Team System to C++/Native Win32 developers Whoa - didn't realize I had let this blog...
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    tf4mono

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    Someone on an internal email alias mentioned a link to this. Turns out, it's a Team Foundation client for running on Mono. An implementation of the Team Foundation libraries and related client programs for the .Net platform. Team Foundation is a 'collection...
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    Project Server 2007 VSTS Connector Released!

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    Wicked! We've had a lot of requests for this functionality! The Visual Studio Team Foundation Server - Project Server 2007 Connector is designed to integrate the project management capabilities of TFS with Project Server 2007. It's been developed by the...
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    Xbox 360 v PS3: A developer comparison

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    Both ID softward (Kevin Cloud) talks about the power of the development environment and power of XBOX 360. As well, a comparison of development and power of two at http://www.hardcoreware.net/reviews/review-348-1.h... . Very interesting. Link to Xbox...
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    Leo Vildosola's Blog: Creating a customized Manual Test template for Visual Studio 2005

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    Leo Vildosola, from our most excellent Canadian partner InCycle Software , has detailed the steps in creating a custom manual test template at his blog Link to Leo Vildosola's Blog: Creating a customized Manual Test template for Visual Studio 2005
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    Assessing Your Current Development Capabilities

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    This is so very cool. The work that Claude and his team at InCycle have done around delivering a profiling/assessment process is absolutely great. From the session description: Optimizing your development capabilities can enable your team to move from...
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    Important Update to 200-Level (Basics) VSTS Training VPC

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    The current VPC image from the training content expires at the end of march. There is an update available... We just published an updated release of the Team System Basics Training on Microsoft Downloads . This release only updates the expiration date...
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    Team System Web Access!

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    Per Brian Harry's Blog, a web front end for VSTS that enables users to access the majority of TFS functionality from within a Web browser. TeamPlain will become Microsoft Visual Studio Team System Web Access. Effective today, TeamPlain is available, at...
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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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    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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    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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    PaulStovell.NET - TrialBalance Build System

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    This is super cool. Using/extending the build system to not only build the software but extend the build all the way to the deployment target. Imagine, automating the build and deployment from dev to test to staging.... Now that is super useful! Check...
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    Awesome list of widgets!

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    Per Rob Caron's Blog, the most awesome single list of add-ons, accessories, etc for Team System that I've EVER SEEN! http://teamsystemwidgets.com This is a list of various Visual Studio 2005 and Team Foundation Server add-ins, add-ons, widgets, and extensibility...
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    TFS Migration Toolkit

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    One thing that is an absolute reality for firms doing software development (in house or for commercial sale) is that they more than like got a number of existing systems to support their activities. Rip and replace is generally not an attractive scenario...
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    My Grandfather

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    This post, unlike all the others, has nothing to do with anything I do for a living. It's just something I came across today, and it's kind of a neat story about my Grandfather. I wanted to ensure the story doesn't get lost in time and space, and thought...
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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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    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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    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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    Managed DirectX at the East of Toronto .NET User Group!

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    I'm really excited. Kate Gregory has invited me to speak at the East of Toronto .NET User Group on Managed DirectX. Really looking forward to it! If you have used DirectX before from C/C++ or just want to know more about how to use DirectX and Direct3D...
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    Melting Down in Seattle

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    Been a while since I've posted! Down in seattle at Meltdown . Speaking to a whole contingent from nVidia, and getting to meet a lot of hardcore gaming guys. Looking forward to seeing some stuff around XNA, and managedDX. Lots of cool stuff happening...
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    The last DeepDive before Summer!!!

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    I'll be presenting in Toronto at the Paramount on June 2nd... http://msdn.microsoft.com/canada/deepdives MSDN Deep Dive: Developing and Deploying Smart Client Applications 02/06/2004 9:00 AM - 02/06/2004 12:30 PM Welcome Time: 7:45 AM Language...
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    VSLive Recap...

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    Wow, great attendance at VSLive! and MDC this week in Toronto. Heard very positive feedback from attendees, they liked the content. Hopefully, we'll have another one here next year... I presented .NET Security and Enterprise Services. Lots of interest...
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