Rob Caron

Developer-related topics and other stuff.

July, 2005

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    VPC Available on MSDN Subscriber Downloads

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    The much anticipated download of a fully installed & configured Visual Studio 2005 Team System Beta 2 VPC is now available for download from MSDN Subscriber Downloads. VPC Contents: Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition (expires...
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    Team System July CTP Coming Soon

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    As Aaron notes, the July CTP is being released in stages. For those expecting the Team System July CTP, it’ll be available sometime mid-month. Aaron Stebner's WebLog : VS 2005 July CTP now available for MSDN subscribers The Visual Studio 2005...
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    Team System July CTP (Drop 3) Available on MSDN

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    Grab the Team Suite & Team Foundation Server July CTP releases from here: Developer Tools Visual Studio 2005 Visual Studio 2005 Community Technology Preview Visual Studio 2005 CTP July 2005 Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation...
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    Team Foundation Installation Guide - v1.0.50726 (July CTP)

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    I just posted the most recent version of the Installation Guide that supports July CTP. In it you'll find some new stuff. You'll also find that the single-server install directions are missing. That's by design. Single-server installation is not supported...
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    Update - July CTP, Drop 3

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    If you're a Team System fan, you may be wondering, "Where for art thou, July CTP?" The Team Suite and Team Foundation Server bits are rumbling through the internal plumbing on their way to MSDN Subscriber Downloads. This usually takes a couple days...
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    Team System VPC Available to More Subscribers

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    Initially, the VPC download [ VPC Available on MSDN Subscriber Downloads ] was only available to MSDN Universal Subscribers. I've just learned that the Team System VPC is now available to MSDN Professional, Enterprise, and Universal Subscribers, as well...
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    Conchango Developing Scrum Process Guidance for Team System

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    This is good news. As you may know, process guidance in Team System is fully customizable. Here’s an example of the kind of process guidance that will be available from third-parties. Conchango Press Release The plug-in, which will be available...
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    How Do You Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services?

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    Currently, the Team Foundation Installation Guide instructs you to install SQL Server Reporting Services on the same server as the instance of SQL Server 2005 used by Team Foundation Server. The report server is implemented as a Microsoft Windows service...
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    July CTP - What's New in Team Foundation?

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    A compiled list from the various teams of some (not all) changes in Team Foundation for July CTP. Team Projects & Portal Sites Improved error reporting, and rollback/deletion of a project that wasn’t successfully created. Windows SharePoint...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2005-07-31

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    Visual Studio Team System Jeff Beehler on the July CTP of Team System, which we’re now dogfooding. ⊕ Learn more about how we are using Team System within Microsoft. ⊕ Dave Bost hsa posted his slides from a Team System presentation in Chicago...
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    Roy Osherove Interviews Randy Miller & Steve Cook

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    Roy Osherove recorded some interviews with several people while at TechEd Europe, including Randy Miller & Steve Cook: Upcoming Audio Interviews from TechEd Europe A chat with Randy Miller, one of the people behind MSF and MSF Agile A chat...
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    My June Backlog - Architect Stuff

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    Scott Bellware provides architecture insights from TechEd 2005 ⊕ Pedro Silva has a day-by-day accounting of his TechEd experience ( 0 , 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 & 5 ) Dave Oliver ⊕ and Marco Dorantes ⊕ on the Team System Modeling Strategy MCP Radio...
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    My June Backlog - Developer Stuff

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    Matt Pietrek looks at the impact of the innovation tax ⊕ In his first technical post, Maxim Goldin looks at the Profiler Caller/Callee View ⊕ The new VSTS Quality Tools blog on running tests with code coverage ⊕ Michael Brisset dives into unit...
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    My June Team System Posts

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    Wouldn’t it be nice… VSTS Quality Tools: Getting Started with Test Generation Viewing Downloaded CHM Files Updated MSF for Agile Software Development Process Template Unit Testing API Docs TheServerSide.net Tech Talk - Eric Lee on Team...
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    My June Backlog - Process & Project Management Stuff

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    On the off chance you’re not reading David Anderson’s award-winning blog, here’s what he had to say in June (at a minimum, read the * posts): Approx 44 Minutes Nine Dollar Loaf New Color Modeling Group Understand Your Tribe Performing...
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    My June Backlog - Team Foundation Stuff

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    Abhinaba Basu on marking required fields in work items ⊕ and build types ⊕ Adam Singer on the latest changeset info ⊕ and the omitted ⊕ Buck Hodges on: TFS Source Control administration web service Please send error reports when prompted...
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    MSDN Webcast: Testing For Better Design (Level 200)

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    A webcast tomorrow (Tuesday, July 5th from 1pm to 2pm PDT) on TDD: Testing for Better Design (Level 200) Over the last decade, software architects have promoted a set of patterns, practices and ideas for designing and building proper "business...
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    My June Backlog - Testing Stuff

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    Adam Ulrich is busting testing myths here ⊕ and here ⊕ . Eric Jarvi on: VSTS Tip: making sense of load test threshold values high performance testing Josh Christie on: Web Test Recording Automatic Hidden Field Tracking Jonathan...
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    My June Backlog - Team System Stuff

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    Carl Franklin has posted the .NET Rocks Show #117 with members of the Team System team ⊕ Chris Menegay on: Team System news from TechEd Rethinking Team System assumptions Started running VS Team Suite NOT in a VPC It seems I've riled...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2005-07-11

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    Visual Studio Team System According to my sources, the Team System VPC that was distributed to TechEd attendees in the US and Europe will be available for download sometime this week. Soma blogged about Team System’s contribution to distributed...
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    Marcus Mac Innes on SOA at TechEd Europe

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    Marcus Mac Innes has a write-up on TechEd Europe with some in-depth coverage on SOA. He also mentions Team System in his post with what has become a familiar assesment. TechEd 2005 – What’s The Message This Year? Furthering the need for better...
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    Dr. Dobb's Journal: The VSTSEclipse Project

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    Joe Sango , founder of the VSTSEclipse Project , has the first of what is to be a series of articles in the August 2005 issue of Dr. Dobb’s Journal. See a preview here . “The VSTSEclipse project started with a conversation about how Eclipse users...
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    Redmond Magazine: Pre-announcing the Announcement

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    From Doug Barney, Editor-in-Chief at Redmond Magazine : Microsoft this week told the world that later this week it will announce that in November it will launch new products that will probably ship sometimes afterward on dates that have yet to be...
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    MSF for CMMI(r) Process Improvement Beta Now Available

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    This download includes the MSF for CMMI® Process Improvement process template (process guidance only), which is a highly iterative, adaptive planning, agile software development process which meets the requirements for the Software Engineering Institute...
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    Suggested Reading - 2005-07-31

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    Cleaning-out my “To Blog” file again… Architects Handling data in service oriented systems Edward Bakker applies lessons learned from TechEd Europe. Enterprise architecture 10 common myths In this article on The Enterprise Architecture Online...
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