Rob Caron

Developer-related topics and other stuff.

February, 2006

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  • Rob Caron

    Accessing Team Foundation Server Remotely

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    Team Foundation client applications, such as Team Explorer, access Team Foundation Server functionality through a collection of Web services hosted on Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0. The initial RTM release of Team Foundation Server only supports...
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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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    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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    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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    Using Team Foundation with Visual Studio 6.0 and Visual Studio .NET 2003

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    We just released Visual Studio Team Foundation Server MSSCCI Provider Beta 2 , which now includes support for using Team Foundation with both Visual Studio 6.0 and Visual Studio .NET 2003. This release works with Team Foundation Server RC, and should...
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    Project Server - Team Foundation Server Integration

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    A recent e-mail touched on a FAQ we usually get about integration between Project Server and Team Foundation Server. I hope the answer that follows answers this question. Here’s an excerpt from the e-mail: Can you tell me when Microsoft plans...
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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 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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    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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    MSDN Magazine - Extending Team Foundation Server to Enable Continuous Integration

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    My March 2006 issue of MSDN Magazine arrived today and it has an article by Ben Waldron on extending Team Foundation Server to support continuous integration ( Agile Development: Extend Team Foundation Server To Enable Continuous Integration ). It...
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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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    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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    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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    Viewing All Team Project Portal Sites

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    Today, I received e-mail from Matt asking why he can’t find all of the team project portal sites in the list of Sites and Workspaces found at http:// Application-TierComputer /_layouts/ lcid /mngsubwebs.aspx?view=sites . After all, this list includes...
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    Team Foundation Server and the Future

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    As Team Foundation Server packs its bags and prepares to head out the door, we’re turning up the heat on product planning for the next release of Team System. This is that magical time that reminds me of what Walt Disney called imagineering . Everything...
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    Updated Continuous Integration Sample for RC

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    We just posted an update of the continuous integration sample that accompanies Continuous Integration Using Team Foundation Build . This version works with Team Foundation Server RC, and should also work with the final RTM bits when Team Foundation Server...
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    TDD in Agitator and Team System

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    Today, I received e-mail from Tim Anderson of Tim Anderson’s ITWriting that he wrote an article on Reg Developer comparing Agitator and Team System’s testing tools, and their use in Test-Driven Development (TDD) ( Agitating Java and testing...
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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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    Team Foundation Server RC Survey and T-Shirts

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    We found a discrepancy in the deadline for submitting survey feedback to be eligible for one of the limited edition t-shirts. The page on MSDN I wrote ( Team Foundation Server Release Candidate Survey ) mistakenly had 2/17 (today) as the final date. However...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    Process Guidance Print Tool

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    In a forum post last month ( MSF 4 CMMI Implementation ), Vinay Mishra asked where to get a printable version of MSF for CMMI Process Improvement. At the time, I told him there really wasn’t a solution for this. However, Mariano Szklanny sent me...
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