Rob Caron

Developer-related topics and other stuff.

November, 2005

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    Where is Team Explorer?

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    In recent discussions it has become clear that some people have transitioned straight from Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2 to Visual Studio 2005 RTM products, but have been caught unaware of an important change that occurred in the interim. Starting with...
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    Team System Licensing

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    The first version of the Team System Licensing white paper is now available for download from Microsoft Downloads. I say “first version” because I’m sure this paper will raise questions that will require an update to answer. Here’s the link: Microsoft...
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    TDD Help Topic Flap

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    There’s been quite a bit of noise lately regarding a well-intentioned, but erroneous topic on doing Test-Driven Development using Team System ( Guidelines for Test-Driven Development ). We’re aware of the issue and are taking steps to rectify it. An...
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    Team System Walkabout

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    Crikey! I’ll be in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney & Canberra for Launch 2005 events later this month. I look forward to meeting many of the people I’ve met virtually through my blog, IM, and e-mail. This will mark my first foray into public speaking...
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    Single-Server Deployment and User Accounts

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    I'm working on a new readme item that revealed an error in the current release (v51020) of the Team Foundation Installation Guide. In the User Accounts Required for Team Foundation Server Setup , there is text that incorrectly reads: In a single...
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    Team Editions for Developers and Testers Chat

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    Just a reminder that there’s a chat tomorrow (Tuesday) on the topic of Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Developers and Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Testers. This is a great opportunity to put your questions in front of the...
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    Visual Developer MVPs - Team System

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    I’m not sure I ever posted the list of our inaugural Team System MVPs , but here they are: Steven Borg Jean-Luc David Mickey Gousset Richard Hundhausen Boon Tiong Lim David McKinstry Chris Menegay Mark Michaelis Joe Sango...
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    Team Foundation Server and SQL Server Reporting Services

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    This past summer I asked for feedback on how you deploy SQL Server Reporting Services in your organization ( How Do You Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services? ). At the time, we were seeking input to determine if we should keep SQL Server Reporting Services...
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    Visual Studio Team System Song

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    I have no clue what they're saying, but I think it's cool nonetheless: [via David Lemphers and Joe Sango ] I'm so out of touch... John Lawrence had this posted last month with translation.
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    Team Foundation Server User Management Tool

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    Time for a stampede! If you can’t stand having to manage users in three different places, run – don’t walk, to the Product Feedback Center: Bug Details: Simplify adding team members There should be a way where adding a user to TFS at the same...
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    Essential Unified Process (Essential UP)

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    Some news this week in eWeek about the delivery of an MSF-based Essential Unified Process for use with Team System: eWeek: Microsoft Taps Former Rational Heavyweight to Lend Credence to Enterprise Tools Play Microsoft Monday is expected to announce...
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    Build Security In (BSI)

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    Here’s a government site on building software that is more secure. As the site notes, “The content is based on the principle that software security is fundamentally a software engineering problem and must be addressed in a systematic way throughout the...
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    VPC with Team Foundation Server

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    Another catch-up post – as noted in Buck’s blog, we have more VPC images making their way to MSDN Subscriber Downloads. Buck Hodges : Team Foundation Beta 3 Virtual PC is available The last time I wrote about the VPC for beta 3, it didn't make...
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    Princess for a Day

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    My daughter sent me a link to this article about a Make-A-Wish wish (the 3,000th granted by the local chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation since its inception 20 years ago) she helped grant for a young girl battling neuroblastoma. That Redmond Drama...
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    November Team System Developer and Tester Chat

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    Mark your calendars – next Wednesday is the monthly chat on Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Developers, and Team Edition for Testers. By then you should have some burning questions based on the RTM bits, if you haven’t already taken advantage of the...
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    Free e-Book: God's Debris by Scott Adams

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    Scott Adams ( Dilbert ) has released a free e-book version of his book, God’s Debris . “It’s free because it’s designed to be discussed with people who have also read it.” God's Debris Get your free—no strings attached—e-book version of God’s...
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    Australia 2005 - Ready to Rock Adelaide

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    Our United flight from San Francisco to Sydney was largely uneventful, but served as reminder (my last 747 flight was in '88) that Economy Class bites. I had planned to rehearse my demos sometime during the flight, but there was so little space I didn...
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    Ballmer Talks Tools

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    Darryl Taft of eWeek sat down with Steve Ballmer following last week’s launch of Visual Studio 2005, SQL Server 2005 and BizTalk Server 2006. Along with other topics, there’s some discussion of Team System. Ballmer Talks Tools Q&A: Microsoft...
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    Team System Posters

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    Willy-Peter Schaub , one of our new Team System MVPs , has developed a collection of Team System related posters over the last year or so. Go check ‘em out: New Quick Reference Poster: VSTS Security Mapping New DRAFT security mapping poster has...
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    Using SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition for Team Foundation Server

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    For those who want to use SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition, Anthony Borton has a post that covers using the Surface Area Configuration Tool to enable remote TCP connections. Installing TFS using SQL 2005 Developer Edition With the Developer...
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    Watch the Most Anticipated Launch of the Year

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    November 7, 9:00 AM Pacific Time (5:00 PM GMT) Watch Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer introduce SQL Server 2005, Visual Studio 2005 and BizTalk Server 2006 in the worldwide launch event in San Francisco. See how this next generation application platform...
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    Try Visual Studio Team System in a Hosted Environment

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    This is cool stuff – now you can try several Team System labs hosted in a virtual environment. Get a chance to kick the tires without taking the product out for an installation drive – just jump in and go! Visual Studio Launch: Visual Studio Team...
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    Load Testing Team Foundation Server

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    Brian Harry , Team Foundation Server Product Unit Manager, had a post last week that I meant to blog about, but I forgot. In it, he reflects on load testing Team Foundation Server and how to determine its user capacity. In fact, as part of our dogfooding...
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    Renaming the Blog

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    I came across this post today on ZogBlog . After reading it, I decided to shorten the name of my blog. While I liked the title, I figured I'd make it easier on people who are using a news reader that doesn't let you modify feed names and move "A Team...
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    Soma on the Road Ahead

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    Now that Visual Studio 2005 is out the door, see this post from Soma to gain some insight on what’s ahead, such as Orcas, post-Orcas, and “Visual Studio Live” What's next for us? Now that the launch of Visual Studio 2005, SQL Server 2005 and...
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