Rob Caron

Developer-related topics and other stuff.

May, 2004

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    Workaround for Help Issue in Community Technology Preview May 2004

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    Symptom: When using Help external (dexplore.exe) to Visual Studio 2005 Team System Community Technology Preview May 2004 , the Help system appears to be stuck (you see the “Downloading...“ message in the status bar, the progress bar...
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    Blog like nobody's reading

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    "Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching." - Satchel Paige I've had a lot of false starts when it comes to blogging. I think this blog marks my fifth or sixth attempt since 2002. Why such a...
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    Visual Studio 2005 Team System!

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    "The mark of a good action is that it appears inevitable in retrospect." - Robert Louis Stevenson The news is out. Please welcome, Visual Studio 2005 Team System. See all the great information posted at the new Visual Studio Team System Dev Center...
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    DEV200 - Managing the Software Life Cycle with Visual Studio 2005

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    An amusing little video before this general session was a spoof on the Fab 5 from Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. In the video, five guys (the A5 - Architect 5?) come running to thre rescue of a software development team that has been holed-up in a conference...
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    DEV300 - Visual Studio 2005 Team System: Software Project Management

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    Presented by Lori Lamkin Talked about: - bringing together the team, the schedule and functionality to meet customer needs - problems project managers try to predict (false starts, doing the right work, meeting requirements, etc.) - how things get...
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    Quite the contrary

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    In his post about the opening keynote at TechEd, Ryan Gregg observes : “Visual Studio 2005 Team System looks like a very useful integration that will probably upset a lot of third party vendors.” It's quite the contrary, Ryan. I think...
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    Time for Me to Fly

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    It's no coincidence that in no known language does the phrase 'As pretty as an airport' appear. - Douglas Adams , 'The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul' Well, we made it to the Sea-Tac airport with plenty of time to spare (thanks, Nicole). Fortunately...
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    Everybody Loves the Track Cabañas

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    People like Scott Mitchell are blogging on the success of a new TechEd feature - the Track Cabañas. These are gatherings that are less formal than the breakout sessions. They provide an interactive opportunity for people to drill-down on subjects...
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    San Diego Convention Center

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    I will say this about the San Diego Convention Center - it's beautiful. It's not the Taj Mahal or Castle Neuschwanstein , but it is architecturally pleasing. Inside the Convention Center
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    DEV303 - Visual Studio Team System: Enterprise-Class Source Control and Work Item Tracking

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    DEV303 - Visual Studio 2005 Team System: Enterprise-Class Source Control and Work Item Tracking Presented by Brian Harry Demo is busted. :( Related Blogs: Brian Hary's Blog | Korby Parnell's Blog | Buck Hodges's Blog [UPDATED - added the links...
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    TechEd 2004. Yeah, I'll be there.

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    "I have found adventure in flying, in world travel, in business, and even close at hand... Adventure is a state of mind - and spirit." - Jackie Cochran TechEd 2004 will be my fourth TechEd in five years. I missed TechEd 2002 (New Orleans) because I...
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    Test

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    Test post from cell phone...
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    Chris Lucas is Blogging

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    Chris Lucas is now blogging. Welcome, Chris. He has a great post about his first customer visit as a Microsoft employee that fuels his passion for Team System.
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    Is this working?

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    "Fall seven times, stand up eight." - Japanese Proverb I’m trying to post from Newsgator using the .TEXT plug-in and the Blogging Plug-in for Windows Media Player 9 Series . Is this working? [Now Playing: Rush - Ghost Rider (05:37)]
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    DEV303 Summary Posted

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    I'll post the accompanying photos later, but here are the notes .
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    DEV302 - Visual Studio Team System: Building Robust and Reliable Software

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    Presented by Eric Lee (I'll post photos later) Profiling Team Blog | Code Analysis Team Blog Visual Studio 2005 Team System: Building Robust and Reliable Software white paper - Microsoft has done a good job helping developers,...
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    ARC400 - Oops, I missed it. Notes, anyone?

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    I missed the ARC400 session (Tools for Architecture: Developing Service-Oriented Systems) at 3:15 PM today in 7AB. If anyone has notes, please send me a link. Thanks. [UPDATE] - See this post .
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    DEV301 - Visual Studio 2005 Team System: Enabling Better Software through Better Testing

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    Presented by Tom Arnold [UPDATED] - Visual Studio 2005 Team System: Enabling Better Software through Better Testing white paper AND Team Tester Edition Demo Video on MSDN [UPDATED] - Brian Malcolm's Blog | Chris Lucas's Blog | Dominic Hopton's Blog...
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    Chris Lucas Sheds Some Light on the Code Analysis Team

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    See Chris's blog for links and information on the Code Analysis Team. These are the people that are integrating tools like FxCop and PREfast into Visual Studio Team System . PREfast – Intra-procedural Source Code Analysis A key factor in reducing...
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    Aw, shucks

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    “Predicting that VS.NET Team System will fundamentally change the development universe is like predicting that the sun will rise again tomorrow.” - Michael Earls Thanks, Michael. I think I can speak for everyone on team that is building...
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    Time to Go Home

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    “Reading departure signs in some big airport, Reminds me of the places I've been.” - Jimmy Buffett Okay, so the San Diego International Airport (aka Lindbergh Field) is not exactly a “big airport” by my standards, and there...
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    Team System Links

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    By way of John Lawrence , I read that Neno Loje has assembled a handy list of Visual Studio Team System links .
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    DEV301 Summary Posted

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    Just posted an article with a synopsis of Tom Arnold's DEV301 session (Visual Studio 2005 Team System: Enabling Better Software through Better Testing). You can find it posted here . Lots of pictures in this one. Sorry for the poor photo quality...
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    SteveB Keynote Transcript and PowerPoint Slides are Posted

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    The transcript from Steve Ballmer's opening keynote at TechEd on Monday is now available online with the accompanying PowerPoint slides.
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    Creating Test Method Snippets in C#

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    Chris Lucas has an article on how to create test method snippets in C# for your reading pleasure. Of course, you'll need a copy of the Visual Studio 2005 Team System Community Technology Preview May 2004 bits to try it out. From what I've heard , the...
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