Rob Caron

Developer-related topics and other stuff.

February, 2006

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    Team Foundation Server Survey Closing Soon

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    If you haven’t completed the Team Foundation Server RC Installation Survey , please do so by Friday (to qualify for the limited edition t-shirt if you’re one of the first 300 to do so – follow the link for details). The results of this...
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    Team System Chat for Dev and Test

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    If you want to chat with the team who built the Dev and Test features of Team System, you should join this chat on Wednesday. Our team, Team System Developer and Tester Tools (Unit Testing, Web Testing, Load Testing, Profiling, Code Analysis, Code...
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    Team System Datasheet Revised

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    We updated the Team System datasheet recently (especially the feature matrix on page 6) and I just finished posting it to Microsoft Downloads. You can find it here: Visual Studio 2005 Team System Datasheet (PDF) http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId...
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    Distributed System Designers Poster

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    Willy-Peter Schaub , a Team System MVP from South Africa, blogs about a new Team System poster from his company that describes the flow between the various Distributed System Designers (Application Designer, System Designer, Logical Datacenter Designer...
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    Team Foundation Server RC and Continuous Integration

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    Khushboo and Kishore wrote the continuous integration sample and article ( Continuous Integration Using Team Foundation Build ) based on Beta 3 Refresh. There are some needed changes for it to work with the RC release of Team Foundation Server. This work...
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    B3R to RC Upgrade Troubleshooting Guide

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    Just a reminder – for those who do encounter any issues in the upgrade process from Beta 3 Refresh to RC, you can use the Visual Studio Team Foundation Server Setup & Administration Forum to seek assistance. It’s also where you’ll...
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    2006 Microsoft CMMI Appraisers’ Workshop

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    Are you a CMMI appraiser who wants better to understand how teams can demonstrate their level of maturity using Visual Studio Team System and MSF for CMMI Process Improvement? Then this free workshop is for you! All CMMI appraisers are cordially...
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    Upgrading from Visual Studio Team Suite Trial Edition

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    In a previous post ( Upgrading from Team Suite Trial Edition, Beta 3 Refresh ) I wrote about the upgrade experience when you install Visual Studio Team Suite on top of Visual Studio Team Suite Trial Edition. For retail customers, it’s a simple matter...
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    Team Foundation Server RC Upgrade Guide Upgraded

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    A new upgrade package for upgrading Team Foundation Server Beta 3 Refresh to RC is now available for download, which includes a revised upgrade guide and utilities that address issues encountered in the first release. If you haven't upgraded yet, be sure...
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    New Software Dev Blog for the Blogroll - Tyner Blain

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    I've added a new blog to my Software Development blogroll - Tyner Blain . It's a relatively new blog (November 2005) from a software consultancy in Texas that is run by Scott Sehlhorst. The blog tackles a variety of topics with a focus on software requirements...
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    Team Foundation Server Install - No Longer an Adventure?

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    I’ve been cruising the Web looking for blog posts from people who have installed Team Foundation Server RC to see how it’s being received. Based on what I’ve seen so far ( Upgrading from Team Suite Trial Edition, Beta 3 Refresh ) –...
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    Checkout != Get Latest

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    Martin Woodward , one of the brains behind Teamprise (a Java-based client for Team Foundation Version Control), has a great post with snappy illustrations that help explain why you don’t get the latest copy of a file when you do a checkout in Team...
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    Team Foundation Installation Guide Updated

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    We just finished posting an update to the Team Foundation Installation Guide (TFSInstall-v60208.chm). You can find it in its usual spot: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=40042 . I don’t have a ready list of changes, but some of the fixes were...
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    Borland Leaves IDE Business

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    Wow, this is big news: Borland, based here, is acquiring Lexington, Mass.-based Segue in a deal worth about $100 million and is dropping its IDE tools business, which analysts estimate to be worth about $60 million to $100 million. And: ...
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    Upgrading from Team Suite Trial Edition, Beta 3 Refresh

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    If you are curious to what the upgrade experience is like moving from the Team Suite Trial Edition to the fully-licensed product, David Lemphers has a post with a screen capture that shows it to be relatively painless: So for those who are running...
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    Exploring the Team Foundation Object Model

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    Mickey Gousset , a Team System MVP, is blogging about his exploration of the Team Foundation object model. In his first post, he creates a simple console application that authenticates with a Team Foundation Server. In this post, we are going to...
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    Requirements Authoring Solution

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    The Microsoft Office Solutions Directory lists this solution from Softagon, which offers a system for managing requirements using Word, Team Foundation Server, and SQL Server: Requirements Authoring Solution by Softagon The Requirements Authoring...
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    Team Foundation Server RC Setup Experience Survey

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    Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server is nearly complete! For the past several months we've been incorporating feedback and fixing bugs to deliver this integral piece of Team System for the Whidbey release of Visual Studio. After shipping Beta...
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    Soma Touts Team System in Interview

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    In this interview published in tomorrow’s Computerworld (published 2/8 in Australia), Soma talks about Team Foundation Server as a collaboration platform and blogging at Microsoft. Microsoft exec touts ALM platform's value InfoWorld Editor at...
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    Team Foundation Server RC and MSDN

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    FYI – If you download Team Foundation Server RC, please do yourself a favor and grab the 3 MSDN disc images as well. The documentation for Team Foundation that shipped with Visual Studio 2005 in November is outdated, and in some cases provide procedures...
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    RTFM - Upgrade Guide

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    As part of the upgrade package , you’ll find a lengthy (but informative) Word document that you would be wise to read before starting your upgrade. We took the trouble to write such a comprehensive document to ensure you had the best upgrade experience...
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    Upgrading to Team Foundation Server RC

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    As you may have guessed from my previous post ( Team Foundation Installation Guide RC ), the release of Team Foundation Server Release Candidate is imminent. In fact, it should be available for download from MSDN Subscriber Downloads sometime tomorrow...
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    Team Foundation Installation Guide RC

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    The Team Foundation Installation Guide for Team Foundation Server RC is now available for download from the Microsoft Downloads Center . Since you don’t have the bits yet, perhaps this would be a wise time to get the installation guide and educate yourself...
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    Team System Blogging News

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    Ed Glas , Group Manager for the load testing features in Team System, has started blogging and is charging out of the starting gate with several posts today: Blog Blog Blog Dial your load - custom load patterns in VSTS Load Tests Who's dogfooding...
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    How Microsoft Does Software Engineering

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    At a well-attended VSLive presentation (How We Make the Sausage: Lessons From the Factory Floor) in San Francisco last week, Russ Ryan pulled back the curtain to show how we develop software at Microsoft. His talked focused on Developer Division and looks...
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