Rob Caron

Developer-related topics and other stuff.

March, 2006

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    Updated MSF Process Guidance Downloads

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    We posted for download the RTM versions of MSF for Agile Software Development process guidance, and MSF for CMMI Process Improvement process guidance. These downloads contain process guidance only. They’re not full process templates for creating...
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    Upgrading to Team Foundation Server (RTM)

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    To upgrade from Team Foundation Server Release Candidate (RC), or Team Foundation Server Beta 3 Refresh, to Team Foundation Server (RTM), you should download this upgrade utility package and follow the enclosed instructions: Team Foundation Server...
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    Team Foundation Server Ships Tomorrow

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    In his keynote today at SDWest 2006, Rick LaPlante announced that we’re releasing Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server tomorrow. Last year we took the tough decision to disconnect Team Foundation Server from the rest of Team System, but promised...
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    A Hitchhiker's Guide to Team Foundation Server Workgroup Edition

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    Those who have Team Suite (or one of the role-based Team Editions) with MSDN Premium subscription will soon be able to download Team Foundation Server Workgroup Edition. This edition of Team Foundation Server only differs from Team Foundation Server Standard...
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    MSDN Enhanced Search

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    Maybe this is just new to me, but MSDN has an enhanced search now powered by MSN Search that includes a tab for searching MSDN Blogs. You can also subscribe to search results using RSS. MSDN Enhanced Search 782
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    Team Foundation Server RTM and Docs

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    When you install the RTM (release to manufacturing) release of Team Explorer, you should be certain to install the updated MSDN Library, which includes the RTM documentation for Team Foundation. Otherwise, you will encounter content that is outdated and...
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    Upgrading to Team Foundation Server RTM Guide

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    The Team System User Education team has posted the instructions for upgrading from Team Foundation Server RC to Team Foundation Server RTM, which should tell you something about the pending release of Team Foundation Server, eh? I can’t stress...
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    Team System Wins Jolt Award

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    Rick LaPlante just took the stage at the 16th Annual Jolt Product Excellence Awards at SDWest 2006 in Santa Clara, CA to accept the Jolt Award for Product Excellence for Visual Studio 2005 Team System, which won for the Development Environment category...
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    Organizing Team Projects

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    I recently answered a post in the MSDN Forums asking about best practices for organizing team projects ( Organization of Team Projects ). For my own benefit, I’m going to post it (and update it) here so I can find it more easily. We've asked...
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    Team System Dev & Test Chat March 15th

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    If you want to chat with the Team System Dev and Test team, you should join this chat on Wednesday, March 15th. Join us to discuss the Profiler, Test Tools (Unit, Generic, Manual), Web Load Testing, and Code Analysis (FxCop & PREFast). We have...
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    Notion Solutions on Team System

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    Notion Solutions , a leading Team System training provider and consulting firm, is presenting a series of webcasts on Team System in conjuction with Microsoft. Notion Solutions is home to two Team System MVP’s – Chris Menegay and Dave McKinstry...
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    A Brief Team System History Lesson

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    Paul Krill has a piece on Team System for InfoWorld today that sheds a little light on the origins of Team System. In the article, Team System founding father Rick LaPlante discusses the earliest discussions with Bill and Steve, the obligatory buy vs...
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    Team Foundation Server Administration Tool

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    The Developer Division Customer Product Lifecycle Experience Team (DDCPX) released an update of their tool to help manage permissions across Team Foundation Server project groups, Windows SharePoint Services site groups, and SQL Server Reporting Services...
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    Test Driven Development with Team System

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    Doug Seven describes his view of Test-Driven Development (TDD) in Team System. Test Driven Development (TDD) is not a new concept. In fact, the idea of test-first, code-second has been around for many years. In the latest release of Microsoft's...
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    Team Foundation Data Warehouse

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    Want to better understand the Team Foundation data warehouse? Pay a visit to this post for links to some prerelease articles on the architecture and troubleshooting help topics. See how the Team System data warehouse architecture plays a significant...
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    Team Foundation Server SDK Samples

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    One of my colleagues in Team System documentation, Fran Langlois, is seeking your feedback on how best to equip the Team Foundation Server SDK with the most useful sample code to help you learn the SDK. See his post and please provide feedback. ...
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    Continuous Integration Using an LCD-TV

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    Here’s an example of using continuous integration with Team Foundation Server to advertise the build state and draw attention to those who break the build (take a look at the build failure screen), which should provide sufficient encouragement not...
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    The Origami Mini-PC

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    I don’t know about most people, but I’ve wanted something in this form factor for a long, long time. I’ve been drooling over the OQO site for ages and their latest addition, the OQO model 01+; however I was always put off by the price...
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    Somasegar and LaPlante Talk Team Foundation Server with Lindquist

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    Soma and Rick LaPlante also (see previous post ) recently spoke with Chris Lindquist , who wrote about it ( Microsoft To Fix Your Development Problems This Month ) in his blog on CIO.com . Later this month, the company will launch Microsoft Visual...
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    Somasegar and LaPlante on Team System and Atlas

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    Soma and Rick LaPlante recently met with CRN to talk about Team System and Atlas. You can find highlights on CRN’s site. Microsoft is on track to release its Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server this month, adding the highly anticipated...
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    Influence the Future of Visual Studio and Get Free Stuff

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    In a previous post ( Team Foundation Server and the Future ), I mentioned that our product team was asking for your input on what we should consider for Team System in the future. There’s also an official program called the “Engineer-to-Engineer Connection...
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    Team Foundation Server Proxy Screencasts

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    We just posted a series of six screencasts by Swamy Subramanian, a developer on Team System, that go into great detail about the inner workings and configuration of Team Foundation Server Proxy. Overview Installation Configuration Cache...
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    Team Foundation Version Control Shadow Folders

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    Buck Hodges has posted a short doc by a former intern on how to replicate the shadow folder feature in Visual SourceSafe, which is not a feature in Team Foundation Version Control. See the blog attachment in his post. One of the features from VSS...
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    Get to Know the VSTS Native C/C++ Code Analyzer

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    With all the attention given Team Foundation Server lately, I haven’t spent much time keeping up with Team Suite and its constituent features. This article on developer.com by Nick Wienholt takes a brief look at the C/C++ native code analysis tools...
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    Looking for TfsBindDocument.exe?

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    A post on the Team Foundation Server Team blog in November ( Preparing to upgrade to RTM ) mentioned that the upgrade tools for moving to Team Foundation Server RC/RTM would include a utility called TfsBindDocument.exe. The purpose of the utility was...
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