Rob Caron

Developer-related topics and other stuff.

December, 2005

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    Top 10 Posts for 2005

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    For the curious (me), these are the ten most popular posts on this blog in 2005, which I determiend using an arbitrary system based on Web hits, aggregator hits, and comments. Also, I didn't count the "New Team System Stuff" posts I used to do. ...
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    Fun with Search Terms

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    Just having some fun reviewing a day’s worth of searches (using MyBlogLog.com ) that have led people to my blog: Yahoo Search: 525,600 minutes Google (Canada) Search: carpet cleaning MSN Search: wolfie’s grill sydney Yahoo Search: geddy...
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    Team Foundation MSSCCI Provider

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    Still using Visual Studio 6 and wishing you had an integrated Team Foundation Version Control experience? Now you can! As noted below, the Team Foundation Server MSSCCI Provider is now available for download . You should note that this version is intended...
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    A .NET Developer Christmas List

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    One of the items Paul Ballard thinks .NET Developer's want for Christmas this year...I think we’re almost there. A Team Foundation Server... that doesn't require a PhD to Install. Humor: A .NET Developer Christmas List .
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    Team System Outlook Add-In

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    If you attended a Ready Launch 2005 tour event, you probably saw this in action. During one of the keynote demos, we showed you an Outlook add-in from Personify Design (called Teamlook) that was used to create a new work item from within Outlook. The...
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    Combining Project and Team System

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    Sanjay Narang has written an article for DevX.com on combining Team System with Microsoft Project. I haven't had the opportunity to read it, but if you have please feel free to leave a comment. Combine Microsoft Project and Visual Studio Team System...
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    Why Visual Studio Team System

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    Earlier this month, the Why Visual Studio page was launched on MSDN. In addition to an evaluation guide of Visual Studio features and a showcase of software life cycle scenarios , you'll also find links to the following series of white papers that focus...
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    Try Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite

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    If you want to get an evaluation copy of Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite (or Visual Studio 2005 Professional, SQL Server 2005, or Team Foundation Server), but you don't have an MSDN subscription to download a copy, you can order a disc from this site. ...
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    Charles Young on MSF

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    Charles Young has a great article in his blog on MSF 4.0 that covers MSF in general and the two MSF process templates that ship with Team System. I believe MSF represents a subtle change in Microsoft's attitude. The promotion of MSF in conjunction...
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    Carpet Cleaning and Web Site Design

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    I recently helped a friend publish a business Web site that is a Christmas present for her husband, who owns the business. Originally, I was going to use Visual Web Developer , but I found a basic, inexpensive FrontPage Web site template that did everything...
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    Visual Guide to Installing Team Foundation Server

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    Andy Leonard is working on a series of articles that present a visual guide to installing Team Foundation Server (currently for the December 2005 CTP) in a single-server deployment in a Virtual PC from the ground up. You may recall that Dave Bost wrote...
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    DSL Tools Prerelease Documentation

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    We just posted for download a new CHM help file containing the following prerelease documentation in support of DSL Tools. Overview of Domain-Specific Language Tools Describes the architectural model of the Domain-Specific Language Tools. Domain...
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    Web Test Authoring and Debugging Techniques

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    Be sure to read this new article on Web testing from somone in the know - Josh Christie , who is one of the developers who built the Web testing functionality for Team System. My whitepaper titled Web Test Authoring and Debugging Techniques is now...
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    My Tech Talk on Team System is Live

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    At TechEd 2005 in June, I sat down with Paul Ballard to discuss blogging, Team Foundationg Server installation, and MSF. In the video I talk about our plans (at the time) to distribute differencing disks for hands-on labs and samples. Perhaps that'll...
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    Integration Creates Exponential Changes

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    Barton Friedland has a great post about his company’s experiences with Team System (warts and all) and in particular, Team Foundation Server, that concludes with what I think is a great quote: But what is most interesting to me about all of this is...
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    Converting NUnit Tests to Team System

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    James Newkirk has released the first RC of his NUnit conversion tool for migrating NUnit unit tests to Visual Studio 2005 Team System: The first Release Candidate of the NUnit Converter has been uploaded to the GotDotNet workspace. It supports the...
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    Some More Team Foundation Docs

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    Be sure to visit my team's blog to review some additional prerelease documentation: As promised, we're back again this week with advance-copy looks at two documents concerning Team Foundation Server security: Team Foundation Server Security Concepts...
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    Accessing Team Foundation Server with Teamprise

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    I’ve blogged about Project Allerton in the past, which was a project created by SourceGear that was later spun-off as its own company, Teamprise , to provide a Java-based client to access Team Foundation Server from other IDEs and platforms. I received...
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    LaCie - Brick Desktop Hard Drives

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    These came out while I was in Australia, but I want a few of these! I wish the drives were 10,000 rpm for some great VPC performance, but I can live with 7200 rpm, I think. They even sell mobile versions and a 2 TB external drive . Crafted by the world...
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    Missing Beta 3 to Beta 3 Refresh Migration Step

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    In Team Foundation Server Beta 3 Refresh, a change was made to provide a unique, but random name for the SharePoint configuration database. However, in the Team Foundation Server Beta 3 to Beta 3 Refresh Migration Guide, a step was missing to reconfigure...
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    Team Foundation Server Scalability News

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    See Brian Harry's blog for a post with major news about Team Foundation Server scalability.
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    Some Preliminary Team Foundation Docs

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    My teammates are reviving the blog we had started to use for posting preliminary docs and tips on using Help. Susan just posted some new docs for your review. Any feedback we can receive would be greatly appreciated. After all, we don’t want to go down...
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    Team Foundation Build on Channel 9

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    Want some insight on Team Foundation Build? Head over to Channel 9 for this video. Anutthara Bharadwaj & Abhinaba Basu show us around the product unit team of Team [Foundation] Build, an out of the box build system providing end-to-end integration...
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    Thanks, Geoff Appleby

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    I have Geoff Appleby to thank (and Charles Sterling ) for planting the seed in some people's minds for me to go to Australia back when Chuck was soliciting names to keynote TechEd 2005 in Australia/New Zealand. I finally met Geoff in Canberra . Thanks...
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    Team System Reviewer's Guide and Datasheet

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    We have a Team System Reviewer’s Guide from earlier this year available for download. It’s a leftover from Beta 2, but the information isn’t too far off. We have a revision in the works that’ll reflect the final shipping version of Team System, including...
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