Rob Caron

Developer-related topics and other stuff.

April, 2006

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    Using Application Verifier

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    One of the lesser known features of Team Edition for Software Developers (and Team Suite) is Application Verifier. If you haven’t used it before, there’s a new article up on MSDN that describes how to use it and what it can do for you. While...
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    Samples Lost & Found

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    Some of the samples we shipped with the testing docs aren’t accessible from the online docs. We did some sleuthing and figured out where these samples can be downloaded. See these two posts on the Team System User Education blog for more details...
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    Managing Version Control Workspaces

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    Do you have the need to manage a lot of workspaces? Would you rather have a Windows GUI to use instead of the TF.exe command-line utility? I got e-mail today from Eugene Zakhareyev of Attrice announcing the availability of a freeware utility, Workspace...
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    Renaming a Team Foundation Server

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    Congratulations on installing Team Foundation Server. However, it turns out that management is not pleased with your choice of server name, which is some off-beat allusion that would leave even Dennis Miller scratching his head. What now? You could...
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    MSF Analysis Tool

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    Martin Danner has been doing some interesting stuff that I’m now just finding. For example, take a look at his post about his MSF Analysis Tool. In his post, you’ll find links to responsibility matrices (PDFs) for both flavors of MSF that...
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    Teamprise 1.0 Now Available!

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    Congratulations to Teamprise on shipping v1.0 of their flagship product! This product really opens a world of possibilities for Team Foundation Server for use on teams on just about any platform in use today. The Teamprise client suite enables your...
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    Team Foundation Server Upgrade Matrix

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    I’ve seen a lot of e-mail lately asking about the upgrade path from one release of Team Foundation Server to another. Here’s a matrix I compiled with input from members of the product team on which combinations are possible, and how: ...
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    Gulf States Team System Roadshow

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    If you’re in the Gulf States region (in particular, Florida, Mississippi, and Alabama) and you want an instructor-led tour of Team System, you should contact Kevin Ayers of Idea Integration (kevin dot ayers at idea dot com) to attend a two-day class...
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    How I Work: Bill Gates

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    An article by Bill Gates for Fortune on CNNMoney.com , How I Work: Bill Gates , talks about he works day-to-day. He mentions that he only gets about 100 e-mails per day that he personally reads. Wow, something I have more of than Bill (other than debt...
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    Functional Testing in Team System

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    Another common feature request for Team System is automated functional testing for Windows applications, which we don’t have in this release of Team System. However, Compuware Test Partner does, and as Paul Krill reports for Info World, they just...
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    TeamPlain Web Access for Team System

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    Earlier this week, devbiz shipped TeamPlain Web Access for Team System . This product provides the Web UI people have asked for since the early beta releases of Team Foundation Server. We don’t have it in v1, but you can get it from devbiz today...
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    Team System Annotations for C++

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    Nick Wienholt has an article on developer.com about Team System’s annotations for C++, which are useful when running static code analysis on your C++ source. Microsoft's C++ commitment is evident in many of the Visual Studio Team System (VATS) Developer...
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    The Unchangeable Rules of Software Change, Redux

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    Back in January, I blogged about Brad Appleton ’s Unchangeable Rules of Software Change. In February, Brad, together with Robert Cowham and Steve Berczuk, expanded on that topic in a longer, but still easy to read, article by the same title for...
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    Team Foundation Server MSSCCI Provider 1.0

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    We just published v1.0 of the Visual Studio Team Foundation Server MSSCCI Provider ( updated URL ) to Microsoft Downloads. This release was tested with the following products: Visual Studio .NET 2003 Visual C++ 6 SP6 Visual Visual Basic 6...
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    VSSConverter GUI

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    I got e-mail from Eyal Post of EPocalipse Software today that he has built a GUI front-end for the VSSConverter tool, which is the command-line utility that helps you migrate source from Visual SourceSafe to Team Foundation Version Control. See his post...
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    Pro Visual Studio 2005 Team System eBook

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    Today, I learned about this new offer from an e-mail Ian Smith sent me. Apress has a new program called betaBook, which lets you purchase an electronic version of titles that are in the final phase of publication. This gets you early access to new...
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    Free Download: Virtual Server 2005 R2

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    Ever since I learned that it works on Windows XP, I’ve preferred Virtual Server 2005 R2 over Virtual PC for running virtual machines on my notebook. Here’s another reason to like it – it’s now free of charge! Like the Distributed...
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    Expand Your Team System Skills

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    Are looking to expand your Team System skills, but you don’t know where to start, or where to look for the best stuff? Go visit this new site ( Expand Your Opportunities ) we launched over the weekend that provides a guide for introductory, intermediate...
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