Rob Caron

Developer-related topics and other stuff.

June, 2005

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    Viewing Downloaded CHM Files

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    A recent security update (Security Update for Windows XP - KB896358 ) has modified the behavior of files you download from the Internet. In this case , the download in question is the Team Foundation Installation Guide .chm file. Option 1 After...
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    Is the June CTP for Me?

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    With the release of a June CTP of Team System you may be wondering, “Is the June CTP for me?” Here are my thoughts on that. Yes If you just want to see what’s new since Beta 2. The June CTP represents 3.5 months of additional work since Beta...
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    Wouldn't it be nice...

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    …if you could have a pre-built VPC image with the Team System Beta on it? You’d probably need at least a 2 GHz processor, 1.5 GB RAM, and at least 10 GB of available hard disk space. Of course, you’d also need Virtual PC 2004. Heck, you could even put...
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    June CTP - Install Team Explorer for Team Foundation Functionality

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    Starting with the June CTP, you'll need to install Team Explorer to gain Team Foundation functionality. After installing Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite (or any of the role-based editions in later releases) you won't have access to Team Foundation until...
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    Microsoft Sets Visual Studio 2005 Launch Date

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    Five months from today, week of November 7th, is the official launch date for Visual Studio 2005. Press release : ORLANDO, Fla. — June 7, 2005 — On the second day of Microsoft® Tech•Ed 2005, Microsoft Corp. continued to speak about the investments...
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    Clinic 2551: Introduction to Visual Studio Team System

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    This course from Microsoft E-Learning, with an introduction from Rick LaPlante , is available through a free, 90–day subscription: Clinic 2551: Introduction to Visual Studio Team System This Clinic will provide both Business Decision Makers ...
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    Grok Talk - Team System Overview

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    Chris Menegay, one of the leading experts on Team System outside of Redmond, gave this Grok Talk at TechEd 2005 in Orlando earlier this month: Chris Menegay presenting Visual Studio 2005 Team System Overview Chris Menegay from Dallas, USA presenting...
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    Team System Training Opportunity

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    As I’ve noted before, Chris Menegay is one of a few experts on Team System outside of Microsoft (he has even corrected me a few times to my chagrin). I recently blogged about his Grok Talk overview session on Team System that he gave at TechEd in Orlando...
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    Team System VPC: Disk Full Error when Extracting

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    If you picked-up one of the nifty Team System VPC DVDs from the Team System Track Cabana, and you receive a “Disk Full” error when extracting the Virtual PC image, chances are you’re trying to extract the image to a drive volume that was formatted using...
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    June Team System Chat Transcripts Posted

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    You can find this month’s Team System chat transcripts in the MSDN Chat Transcript Archive: Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Architects (June 15, 2005) http://msdn.microsoft.com/chats/transcripts/vstudio/05_0615_dn_vsteam.aspx Team Edition...
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    AVIcode - Poster Child for DSI

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    Darryl Taft of eWeek has an article on AVIcode Intercept Studio 3.0 and its integration with Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server: Microsoft has been moving to try to match, if not surpass, IBM in the area of autonomic computing through its...
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    Updated MSF for Agile Software Development Process Template

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    If you’re running Beta 2 of Team Foundation Server, there’s an updated version of the MSF for Agile Software Development process template. You can download it from here in the Microsoft Download Center. This download of MSF for Agile Software Development...
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    Moving from NUnit to Team System Unit Testing

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    One of the most frequently asked questions about Team System unit testing is how to migrate hundreds (and sometimes thousands) of NUnit unit tests. For months we’ve been saying that James Newkirk , creator of NUnit , is working on a tool for doing just...
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    New Team System Blogger - Maxim Goldin

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    Maxim Goldin , a developer who works on the profiling tools in Team System, has started blogging . I know we've had a log bloggers come and go in Team System ( Team System Bloggers ), but I'll be purging that list this week to eliminate the dead wood...
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    Chat Transcripts Added to the Archive

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    The following chat transcripts were recently posted to the Visual Tools and Languages Chat Transcript Archive : Visual Studio Team Foundation - Session 1 (May 11, 2005) Visual Studio Team Foundation - Session 2 (May 12, 2005) Using the Domain...
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    RIP - Jack Kilby

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    “Every individual necessarily labours to render the annual revenue of the society as great as he can. He generally, indeed, neither intends to promote the publick interest, nor knows how much he is promoting it.... He intends only his own gain, and he...
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    Hover and Learn Team System

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    Thom Robbins , a Developer Evangelist in New England, has taken the obligatory Team System PowerPoint slide and made it interactive. Go take a look at it over on his blog: Looking at the Team System .
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    VSTS Quality Tools: Getting Started with Unit Test Generation

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    Okay, I know I've been a slacker lately about aggregating Team System content (there's a lot coming, I'm digging out from my post-TechEd Outlook dementia). In the mean time, you have to go see this kick-ass post [ Getting Started with Unit Test Generation...
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    Time for Me to Fly, Again

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    Once again , I’m back at Sea-Tac waiting for a flight to TechEd and enjoying the spoils of the Alaska Airlines Boardroom with Korby . Our flight was over-sold, so we both volunteered our seats in exchange for free tickets to anywhere Alaska (or Horizon...
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    Team System Cheat Sheet for TechEd 2005 US

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    If you’re overwhelmed by the preponderance of offerings at TechEd 2005 this year and want the cheat sheet for Team System stuff to plan your schedule, you’ll want to go download this PDF of a card we’ll be distributing to attendees in Orlando. Team...
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    Team System Presentations from TechEd 2005

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    At TechEd 2005 in Orlando, Visual Studio Team System was featured in at least 12 breakout sessions. The PowerPoint slides from theses sessions are now available for download from the Microsoft Download Center: DEV 260 - Microsoft Visual Studio 2005...
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    Two Team System Chats on Wednesday

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    This Wednesday, June 15th, I will be moderating two Team System related chats in MSDN Chats : Visual Studio Team Edition for Software Architects Public Chat 8:00 - 9:00 AM PDT Add to Calendar ( Additional Time Zones ) Just back from TechEd...
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    A Few New and Re-Kindled Team System Blogs

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    We have some new Team System blogs to watch, and some that are coming back to life. Be sure to add these to your blogroll: New Jeff Beehler (Team System Box PM) – http://blogs.msdn.com/jeffbe Team System Quality Tools Team – http://blogs.msdn...
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    TheServerSide.net Tech Talk - Eric Lee on Team Foundation Server

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    Eric Lee - Project Manager at Microsoft Topic: Visual Studio Team Foundation Server Eric Lee, Product Manager for Microsoft on Visual Studio Team System talks about the components that make up Visual Studio Team Foundation Server and what the development...
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    Draft of Process Planning Guide

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    David Chesnut, a fellow writer on the Team System content team, has posted an early draft of the Process Planning Guide. See his post for the details: Draft of Process Planning Guide Hi, my name is David and I'm a programmer/writer on the Visual...
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