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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Enterprise-Class Source Control in Team System - So, what happens to VSS?

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    This has been asked a few times since the announcement on Monday of the enterprise-class source control in Visual Studio Team System. The answer can be found in the Visual SourceSafe Roadmap by Mike Pietraszak and Beny Rubinstein that was just published...
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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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    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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    TechEd 2004 Conference Highlights

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    There's a page on the Microsoft site providing conference highlights that's updated at least daily. Among other things (e.g., photos, webcasts, etc.) they also have links to keynote transcripts for Steve Ballmer (opening keynote) and Andrew Lees (Tuesday...
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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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    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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    DEV303 Summary Posted

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    I'll post the accompanying photos later, but here are the notes .
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    DEV300 Summary Posted

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    Just posted an article with a synopsis of Lori Lamkin's DEV300 session (Visual Studio 2005 Team System: Software Project Management). You can find it posted here .
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    Less Mystery, More Intrigue

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    If you reveal your secrets to the wind you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees. - Kahlil Gibran Just got checked-in at the convention center. Checking my TechEdBloggers feed (good wireless here, so far), I see that Denise Smith...
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    DEV302 Summary Posted

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    I'll post the accompanying photos later, but here are the notes .
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    Notes on the DEVC32 Cabaña Session

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    Korby Parnell has posted a thorough treatment of Doug Neumann's Cabaña Session, DEVC32 - Managing Software Configuration with Visual Studio 2005 .
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    Good VSTS Article on FTPOnline

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    There's a good article on Visual Studio Team System on FTPOnline . They also have a page that aggregates all of their TechEd 2004 coverage.
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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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