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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    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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    525,600 Minutes

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    [If you found this post while searching for the song Seasons of Love from Rent , you can find a video of the song here and the lyrics here .] Early this morning my wife and I accompanied our daughter, Stephanie, to the Mix 92.5 Make-A-Wish Radiothon...
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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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    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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    Team System VPC FAQ - What is Darren's Password?

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    I've had a few people send me e-mail asking, "What is the password for ADVENTUREWORKS.LOCAL\darren?" His password is Pass@word1 and it was provided on the VPC download page. For those who obtained the VPC at Microsoft from an itnernal share, I don...
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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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    New Team System Stuff - 2005-07-14

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    Visual Studio Team System There’s a new Team System community site – TeamSystemRocks.com ! ⊕ Well, Jeff Lynch rekindled the fire around Team System pricing over on codebetter.com ⊕ , and he was quickly joined by Steve Hebert ⊕ and Brendan Tompkins...
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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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    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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    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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    My June Backlog - Software Factories Stuff

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    On Language Workbenches: Martin Fowler’s original post ⊕ and additional readings ⊕ Brad Appleton’s follow-on post ⊕ Perspectives from Pedro Silva ⊕ , Keith Short ⊕ , Stuart Kent ⊕ , Alan Cameron Wills ⊕ , and Steve Cook ⊕ Microsoft held...
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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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    Homesteading a Team System Community

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    It’s now official – the Team System community site is up and running! TeamSystemRocks.com Thanks to Mickey Gousset , Omar Villareal , Joel Semeniuk and Dave Bost for this collaborative effort. Here are some of the announcement blog posts: ...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    My June Backlog - Purged

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    If you only subscribe to my New Team System Stuff posts, you may have wondered why I haven’t posted anything since before TechEd. While I was in Orlando I fell behind on processing the 100+ feeds I monitor for Team System information, which left me with...
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    David Anderson - Writing Agile Software

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    Catch David Anderson on Channel 9: David Anderson - Writing Agile Software David Anderson writes the Agile Management blog that's been getting quote popular (and wrote a book on the same topic). He's been working with teams inside Microsoft to...
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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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    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 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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    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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