Rob Caron

Developer-related topics and other stuff.

April, 2005

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    A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Visual Studio 2005 Team System, Part I

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    Part I – Evolving Visual Studio ( Part II ) Lisez cet article en Français . Leggi questo articolo in Italiano . Lea este articulo en Español . 請看 繁 體中文版 。 Прочитайте эту статью на русском языке . Hier finden Sie den Artikel auf Deutsch...
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    A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Visual Studio 2005 Team System, Part II

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    Part II – Visual Studio 2005 Pricing & Licensing Lisez cet article en Français . Lea este articulo en Español . Leggi questo articolo in Italiano . Hier finden Sie den Artikel auf Deutsch . In Part I , I described the evolution of...
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    Team Foundation Installation Guide - v1.0.50412

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    I just posted a new version (1.0.50412) of the Team Foundation Installation Guide for Beta 2. This version supersedes the version you’ll see on the Team Foundation Server DVD/CD. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=E54BF6FF-026B...
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    Team Foundation Server, Windows SharePoint Services and Active Directory

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    If you plan to install Team Foundation Server using a single-server deployment with Active Directory on the same computer, you must first install Active Directory before installing Internet Information Services and everything else for that matter. Failure...
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    Can Visual Studio 2005 and Visual Studio .NET 2003 Get Along?

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    I've been asked this question by quite a few people today via e-mail & IM, so I thought I'd publish the answer to my blog. Q: Can Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2 be installed side-by-side with Visual Studio .NET 2003? A: Yes. For more information...
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    Installing Team Foundation Server, Beta 2

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    If you’ve already downloaded Team Foundation Server, Beta 2 from MSDN Subscriber Downloads, please wait for the April CTP of SQL Server 2005 before you attempt to install it. You need the April CTP, like I wrote in the Installation Guide. It should be...
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    Team Foundation Installation Guide - v1.0.50428

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    I just posted a new version (1.0.50428) of the Team Foundation Installation Guide for Beta 2. This version supersedes the version you’ll see on the Team Foundation Server DVD/CD. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=E54BF6FF-026B...
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    Obligatory 'Beta 2 is Now Available' Post

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    It’s not really news anymore since people have been downloading bits and blogging about it all weekend, but Beta 2 has shipped. You can find the official press release here: http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2005/Apr05/04-18VSSQL2005PR.asp...
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    Team System Blogcasts - Thoughts?

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    I’m looking into creating some Team System audio and audio/video blogcasts . However, I’m having trouble picking the first topic, so I thought I’d solicit feedback to determine (1) the demand for such things, and (2) topic ideas. I’d prefer to make many...
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    A Peek Inside the Microsoft 'Whidbey' Ship Room

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    Darryl Taft of eWeek has a great article that not only gives you a glimpse into the Whidbey Ship Room, but also gives you some insight into the history of integrating the CLR into SQL Server. In a nondescript conference room at the heart of Microsoft...
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    New Team System Forums Online

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    The new Visual Studio Team System Forums are now open for business. For more information about the MSDN Forums Beta, see this post by Josh Ledgard : More Information on the MSDN Forums Beta . The MSDN Forums replace the private Whidbey newsgroups (microsoft...
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    TechWeb Article on Eclipse Plug-In for Team Foundation

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    Alexander Wolfe has an article on TechWeb about an open-source project to bring Team Foundation Server’s work item tracking and version control features. Tool Will Connect Microsoft's Visual Studio To Eclipse A small, grass-roots development...
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    Rick LaPlante on Team System (Part II)

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    If you weren’t satisfied with my explanation of Team System pricing and licensing [ A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Visual Studio 2005 Team System, Part II ], or you don’t want to wait for my next installment of the Guide, watch part 2 of this Channel 9 video...
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    Team Foundation Installation Guide (Beta 2) Errata

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    The following issues exist in the Team Foundation Installation Guide (v1.0.50412): 1. Team Foundation Server Support for x64 is Not Available in Beta 2 Topic : Team Foundation System Requirements Issue : In the table of system requirements, Opteron...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2005-04-25

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    Visual Studio Team System Beta 2 is out and thousands of you have downloaded and installed it with varying degrees of success [ Visual Studio Team System & SQL Server 2005 (April CTP) and Visual Studio Team System Beta 2 ]. The best place to go...
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    Dogfooding Team System in Microsoft IT

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    The Team System team is not the only team at Microsoft that’s dogfooding Team System [ More Team System Dogfood Statistics (March/April) ]. In this interview with eWeek ’s Darryl Taft, Microsoft’s CIO, Ron Markezich, discusses how Team System is in use...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2005-04-15

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    Visual Studio Team System I’ve kicked-off a series of posts that I’ve dubbed “A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Visual Studio 2005 Team System”. In Part I , I describe the evolution of Visual Studio from Visual Studio .NET 2003 to Visual Studio 2005 to put things...
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    Directions on Microsoft article on VSTS and Project Management

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    An article by Greg DeMichillie in the April 2005 Update from Directions on Microsoft (an independent organization that’s been studying Microsoft since 1992), on the subject of project management features in Team System [ Team System Brings Project Management...
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    Like a U2 concert, TechEd 2005 US has sold out

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    Okay, so U2 concerts sell out in hours or even minutes, but anyway…according to the TechEd 2005 site : “Due to tremendous demand, Tech·Ed 2005 has sold out. Limited space will become available through a waitlist. For details on joining the waitlist...
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    Critical Scrum Success Factors

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    Something interesting happened this last week. Ken Schwaber visited Microsoft and several Microsoft groups presented their experiences with Scrum. This event sparked a large interest in Scrum from more teams. Our own team has already been pinged several...
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    Gaming Nexus - XNA Studio Interview with Chris Statchell

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    Gaming Nexus has an interview [ XNA Studio Interview ] with Chris Satchell (GM of the Game Developer Group at Microsoft) to discuss the forthcoming XNA Studio, which is based on Team System. [via Slashdot ]
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    New Team System Stuff - 2005-04-05

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    Visual Studio Team System Today, we have a double-header of Team System webcasts : 9:00 AM PDT – Drill Down into Visual Studio Team System: Team Architect (Level 200) with Geoff Snowman 10:00 AM PDT – How and Why Process Guidance Matters...
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    Happy 6th Anniversary to Me

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    Today marks my sixth anniversary at Microsoft. I joined the Visual Studio Enterprise User Education team on 4/5/1999 after a short stint at MSN where I did some ASP development for an internal tool. It took me two tries to go from orange (contractor)...
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    intraVnews

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    intraVnews by FolderGlue Last month, I started a search for a new feed reader after my trusty NewsGator committed the unforgivable sin of altering my data without permission (after using a hotel Internet service proxy, the application overwrote the...
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    Tony Goodhew on the Future of Visual Studio

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    From Channel 9 : Spend an hour with Tony Goodhew, a product manager in Developer Marketing, to hear about what’s in store for the next (as in Orcas) version of Visual Studio and how market research influences product planning decisions. Download...
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