Rob Caron

Developer-related topics and other stuff.

March, 2005

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  • Rob Caron

    Team System Pricing & Licensing

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    The big news for Team System today is the announcement of the much-awaited pricing and licensing details. Adding the Express and Team Editions to the Visual Studio product line includes a restructuring of MSDN subscription options. One surprise is that...
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    RSS News Reader Auditions

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    A few days ago I blogged about my NewsGator problems [ Bitten by NewsGator ]. In response to that post, I’ve received quite a few comments and e-mail with alternative product recommendations (Thanks, everyone!). Top 10 Suggestions (in no particular...
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    Eric Sink on Team System Pricing and Licensing

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    Eric Sink’s post on the subject helps rationalize the recent Team System pricing and licensing announcement. He addresses many of the items I’ve been discussing with contacts on my IM list. I know it still won’t sit well with some people...
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    MSF for CMMI® Process Improvement

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    Visual Studio 2005 Team System Provides Industry Process Guidance Through Microsoft Solutions Framework New Collaboration Enables the Right Guidance, for the Right User, at the Right Time REDMOND, Wash. -- March 9, 2005 -- In its continuing effort...
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    Upcoming Visual Studio Team System Live Webcast Schedule

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    There are quite a few Visual Studio Team System webcasts on the schedule for this month and next: Monday, 3/21 – MSDN Webcast: Introduction to Visual Studio Team System (Level 200) Tuesday, 3/22 – MSDN Webcast: Drill down into Visual...
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    Feed Reader Callbacks

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    Here’s an update on my feed reader auditions [ RSS News Reader Auditions ]. I just uninstalled You Subscribe: RSS and RSS Popper , which leaves me with NewsGator and intraVnews . You Subscribe: RSS looks good and worked fairly well, but it caused...
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    Welcome Brandt Lawson Caron!

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    Congratulations to my little brother Paul, his wife Tracey, and their son Rhett on the newest addition to their family, Brandt Lawson Caron, who was born this morning.
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    Qualify to Win a Portable Media Center

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    Visual Studio 2005 Team System Webcast Series Are you interested in building robust and reliable, mission-critical applications? From architecture through development and testing, the integrated tools in Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team System...
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    Team System Webcasts

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    Here is some more information on the webcasts I mentioned in this post [ Attend a Visual Studio 2005 Team System Webcast and Qualify to Win a Portable Media Center ]. Day/Date/Time Title Level Abstract Presenter...
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    Capacity, Velocity, and Productivity

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    In planning our 4th Sprint, which is currently in progress, we wrestled with determining how much backlog each individual and the team as a whole can deliver. The part that was difficult was figuring out how much cost affects each person on the team....
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    A journey through the world of Microsoft Team System...

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    Yesterday, SA Architect [ www.SaArchitect.net ] posted an early review of Team System [ A journey through the world of Microsoft Team System... ] by Willy-Peter Schaub . “So is it a solution? In our opinion the solution will add immense value...
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    Team System Article Coming Soon in MSDN Magazine

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    Next month’s issue of MSDN Magazine ( April 2005 ) has an extensive article (6+ pages & good graphics) by Chris Menegay on Visual Studio 2005 Team System based on the December CTP release ( Team Up! Get All Your Devs in a Row with Visual Studio...
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    Team System Highlights from Today's Whidbey Chat - Rick LaPlante's Q&A

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    Rick LaPlante (Expert): Q: What kinds of additional support will VS 2005 have for schema-based web services design? Will xsd.exe be enhanced so that it handles a greater variety of schema designs? A: inside of the VSTS Team Architect edition we have...
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    Who is the ScrumMaster?

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    One area where we have deviated from Scrum is in terms of how we apply the role of ScrumMaster. According to Scrum, one person takes on the role of ScrumMaster to facilitate the team on a day to day basis. The ScrumMaster doesn't do anything else because...
  • Rob Caron

    XNA Studio (Based on VSTS!) to Integrate Teams and Speed Game Production

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    http://www.xbox.com/en-US/press/2005/0307-xna.htm SAN FRANCISCO — March 7, 2005 — Today at the Game Developers Conference, Microsoft Corp. announced new XNA™ software that will enable enhanced collaboration between content creators...
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    Ian Huff - Using VSTS Performance Tools to Speed Up Your App (Part 1)

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    As Ian Huff blogged last week ( Performance Tools demo filmed for Channel 9 ), Josh Ledgard shot some video of Ian demonstrating the performance tools in Team System. Part 1 is now live on Channel 9 ( Channel 9 Demo is live! ). Download the Video...
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    Visual Studio February CTP - Professional & Express Editions ONLY

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    You may have heard there’s a new Visual Studio 2005 CTP release available: Kent Sharkey : February CTP now available I just thought I’d try to make it clear that this is NOT a Visual Studio 2005 Team System CTP release. This release is only for Visual...
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    Robin & Liangxiao Demonstrate the Application Designer (Part 1)

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    [via Josh Ledgard ] “Robin and Liangxiao are both SDETs on the Whitehorse Team. In part one of this two part video talk about life on the VSTS team and kick off a demonstration of how the Application Designer can be used in a team environment...
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    Robin & Liangxiao Demonstrate the Application Designer (Part 2)

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    Yesterday, was Robin & Liangxiao Demonstrate the Application Designer (Part 1) . Today, Part 2 is available. [via Josh Ledgard ] Robin and Liangxiao complete their demonstration of the application designer in this video. Here you'll see the...
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    My Old Stuff on MSDN

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    Chat Transcript: Consuming Web Services in Visual Basic .NET (4/2002) Summary: The transcript for a chat I participated in with Paul Yuknewicz and Alan Griver. Getting Started with XML Web Services in Visual Basic.NET and Visual C# (10/2002) Summary...
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    Recommended Reading: Inside Software Factories Interview with Steve Cook

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    Matt Nicholson recently interviewed Steve Cook on software factories for DNJ Online [ Inside Software Factories ]. They discussed the history of software factories, partial classes, domain-specific languages, and UML 2.0. It’s an excellent read...
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    Introduction to Logical Datacenter Designer

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    A new two-part article from Mickey Williams about Visual Studio 2005 Team Architect’s Logical Datacenter Designer is now available on MSDN: Introduction to Logical Datacenter Designer, Part 1 Learn how the Team Architect Edition designer...
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    Team System Highlights from Today's Whidbey Chat - Sam Guckenheimer's Q&A

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    Sam Guckenheimer (Expert): Q: Will Team System force you to choose a methodology, or can you start a team project without one? A: You need to start a team project with a "precess template", because that's the holder of the definitions of groups, permissions...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2005-03-31

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    FYI – I’m not covering the pricing and licensing debate in this post. I’m still plowing through the large volume of blog posts, articles and e-mail I’ve accumulated on the topic. I’ll be blogging about it soon. Visual...
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    Using Scrum to Manage Documentation Projects

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    I work with David Chesnut on Team Foundation documentation. Recently, he started blogging within Microsoft about our use of Scrum to manage our documentation development. With his permission, I’ll be cross-posting his internal posts (as appropriate...
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