Rob Caron

Developer-related topics and other stuff.

March, 2006

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  • Rob Caron

    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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    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 Trial on Microsoft Downloads

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    Are you eager to try Team Foundation Server, but you don’t have an MSDN Subscription to access the download, or you don’t want to wait to order and receive a CD in the mail? We just put the English 180–day Trial Edition on Microsoft...
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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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    Team Foundation Server on MSDN Subscriber Downloads

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    We shipped yesterday (March 18) and it appears that both the Workgroup Edition and Trial Edition are now available for download! That didn’t take too long. Enjoy! Remember, if you install either edition, you can upgrade to Standard Edition by...
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    Team Foundation Server with SQL Server Technology

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    Team Foundation Server includes a limited license (only for use with Team Foundation Server) for SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition. When you purchase Team Foundation Server at retail (boxed product), you should receive media for both Team Foundation Server...
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    Celebrate the Launch of Team Foundation Server

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    Hooray for March! It feels great to finally say, Team Foundation Server is shipping this month. In a couple of weeks at SDWest in Santa Clara, we're launching Team Foundation Server with a keynote from Rick LaPlante , and a series of technical sessions...
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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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    Ordering Team Foundation Server

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    I thought I’d expand on the post I made over the weekend, Team Foundation Server on MSDN Subscriber Downloads . Team Foundation Server shipped last week, and you may want to order and install it today. When we ‘RTM’ a product, that means it is handed...
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    Moving Team Foundation Server

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    Quite a few people sent me e-mail recently asking for documentation that supports a number of scenarios to move Team Foundation Server between domains, hardware, and more. On the Team System User Education Team blog you’ll find some prerelease documentation...
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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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    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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    Scrum for Team System Released

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    Conchango ’s Scrum for Team System process template is now available for download - and it’s free! On that site you’ll also find online Process Guidance containing multimedia content from Ken Schwaber. Scrum for Team System is...
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    Tech·Ed 2006 Birds-of-a-Feather

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    This is the last day for submitting and voting on Birds-of-a-Feather (BOF) sessions at Tech·Ed 2006 (US). There are quite a few that are focused on software development methodologies and some on Team System specifically. A Birds of a Feather...
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    Work Item Type Designer

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    Darren Jefford launched a GotDotNet workspace for his VSTS Work Item Type Designer , which is built on a work item type domain-specific language using the DSL Tools . You can read more about the designer, and view some screen captures, on his blog ( VSTS...
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    Step-Up to Team Suite

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    After speaking with people who visited our booth at SDWest this past week, it became apparent that many had not heard of this promotion. If you acquired one of the role-based Team Editions before March 31, 2006, you may be eligible for special promotional...
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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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    Team System Product Documentation Directory

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    Want to know where to find the latest product documentation for Team System? Visit the new Team System Product Documentation Directory. It contains links to the latest online docs, MSDN Library builds, and the most recent Team Foundation Server CHM files...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    MSDN Library Update for Team Foundation Server

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    This is just a quick update for my earlier post, Team System Product Documentation Directory . The latest MSDN Library that includes documentation updates for Team Foundation Server is available in MSDN Subscriber Downloads and is labeled as, “MSDN...
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    Team Foundation Server Forum Refactoring

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    If you visit the Team System forums , you’ll find a number of new ones. Due to the overwhelming popularity of the Team Foundation Server forums, we decided to do some refactoring to allow more focused discussion around the features of Team Foundation...
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