Rob Caron

Developer-related topics and other stuff.

May, 2006

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    More on CodePlex

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    Mary Jo Foley has more information about CodePlex ( CodePlex in Beta! ) over on Microsoft Watch . CodePlex is not the name for a new wing of the ever-expanding Microsoft campus headquarters. Instead, it is Microsoft's newest code-repository site...
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    Sam Guckenheimer is Blogging

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    Sam Guckenheimer ( RSS ), Group Product Planner for Team System and recently published author, has started blogging! I’ve noted before the crucial role Sam played in creating Team System ( Software Engineering with Microsoft Visual Studio Team System...
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    CodePlex in Beta!

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    CodePlex , which is built on Team Foundation Server, just went live with a public beta today. During the Beta period, they’re adding a select number of projects each week. Currently, you’ll find some projects that were previously on GotDotNet, such as...
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    Tech·Ed 2006 Sold Out

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    I missed an e-mail I received on Friday that Tech·Ed 2006 is sold out. If you registered in time, I’ll see you in Boston. Thank you for your interest in the Microsoft Tech·Ed 2006 conference. Due to overwhelming interest, Tech·Ed...
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    DSL Tools: Model-Driven Development of .NET Enterprise Applications

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    There’s a new technical article on MSDN about using the Domain-Specific Language (DSL) tools, including designer construction and code generation. It was written by Susan Entwisle and Steve Eadie of Electronic Data Systems (EDS). Model-Driven...
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    Hands on with Microsoft Team System

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    I received e-mail this morning from Tim Anderson of ITWriting.com announcing the publication of his Team System review on The Register . His review speaks highly of the Team Foundation installation docs, most of which I wrote for earlier releases until...
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    Requirements Authoring Starter Kit

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    Are you looking for a way to easily (and cheaply) integrate requirements authoring into Visual Studio Team System? If so, you’ll want to take a look at the Requirements Authoring Starter Kit. This is the solution I blogged about back in February...
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    Pro Visual Studio 2005 Team System by Jeff Levinson and David Nelson

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    Jeff Levinson advises me that the book he wrote with David Nelson, Pro Visual Studio 2005 Team System , is now shipping from Amazon.com. "Visual Studio .Net Team System" (VSTS) [sic] helps project heads and developers work together more efficiently...
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    Trying Office 2007 Beta 2

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    Yesterday, I took the plunge and installed Office 2007 (Beta 2) on my laptop. Just off the top of my head, I like the following things in Outlook right out of the gate, which is neither prioritized nor marketing’s Top 10. Preview attachments...
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    Updated Team Foundation Installation Guide

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    We just posted an updated version of the Team Foundation Installation Guide. This release includes some bug fixes and covers installing SQL Server 2005 SP1. This is the most current version of the Installation Guide for Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation...
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    Visual Studio Team System Unit Testing for C++

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    Nick Wienholt wrote an article for Code Guru on Team System Unit Testing from the C++ perspective, which I’ve added to the list of resources in my Team System for C++ Developers blog post. Of all the features in Visual Studio Team System ...
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    Custom Load Test Reporting

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    Wen Ding also wrote an article for the June issue of MSDN Magazine on a custom reporting solution for Team System Load Testing. It appears that the solution provides reporting without a Team Foundation Server. In this article, I'll introduce one...
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    Inside MSBuild

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    Sayed Ibrahim Hashimi wrote an article for the June issue of MSDN Magazine on MSBuild, which is the build engine for Team Foundation Build. This article provides a good foundation on which to build your MSBuild knowledge, which will come in handy for...
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    Team System FAQ Directory

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    If you have a question you think someone has probably asked before about Team System, you should go take a look at the Team System Frequently Asked Questions directory. This page links to FAQs about: Visual Studio Team System Team Edition for...
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    RD & Team System MVP Adam Cogan Tours Aus

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    Andrew Coates blogs about Adam Cogan ’s schedule for touring Aussie user groups this month to discuss everything you need to know about Team System. If you’re in Australia, be sure to attend your user group meeting this month. Adam Cogan...
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    Microsoft Feeds Directory

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    The Microsoft Feeds Directory provides one-stop shopping to locate the growing collection of RSS feeds that are available from Microsoft. In addition, you can search feeds for particular keywords. For example, here are the results of some Team System...
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    New Blog - Inside TeamLook

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    I just wanted to extend a welcome to a new Team System blog. This one is from Personify Design , which is where you can get TeamLook . You may remember TeamLook from the Ready Launch tour last year where we launched Visual Studio 2005, SQL Server 2005...
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    Randy Miller has MSF News

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    Randy Miller’s blog has some news about MSF. Earlier this week there was an MSF Webcast. In addition, you can now download an updated release of MSF for Agile Software Development process guidance that is compatible with the new release of MSFWinBuild...
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    Team Foundation Server & SQL Server SP1

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    Now that Microsoft SQL Server 2005 SP1 is out, I’ve been hearing from people asking about installing it on servers that support Team Foundation Server. While the service pack is not a requirement for Team Foundation Server at this time, it is highly...
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    Configuring Team Foundation Build to Create a Visual Studio Setup Project

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    There’s a new draft topic on the Team System User Education blog for your review. It provides a procedure for creating an MSBuild task to build a Visual Studio setup project using Team Foundation Build. Please take a look at it, if possible - try...
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    Software Factories on .NET Developer's Journal

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    Are you new to the software factory concept? If so, there’s a good overview article on .NET Developer’s Journal by Gunther Lenz and Christoph Wienands, who are writing a book on the subject, Practical Software Factories in .NET (due in June...
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    Microsoft Application Threat Modeling Blog

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    Back in February, the Application Consulting & Engineering (ACE) Team launched a blog I missed seeing until today. That blog brought two more blogs to my attention, one from Mark Groves , and the other from Erbil Yilmaz (both are members of the Team...
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    Team Foundation Version Control Sidekick

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    A few weeks ago, I blogged about an application from Attrice for managing Team Foundation version control workspaces ( Managing Version Control Workspaces ). I just got word that there’s a new release available (1.0.2), which includes both Workspace...
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    Localized Team Foundation Server Ships

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    Just an FYI post – earlier this week we shipped the localized version of Team Foundation Server (French, Italian, German, Spanish, Korean, Japanese, Chinese Simplified, and Chinese Traditional). 856
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    QuickPlan for Team-Based Software Development

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    Are you ready to adopt Team System, but you’d like someone to help ensure you do so successfully? Perhaps you should consider the following Microsoft Services Solution, which is available from Microsoft Services and Microsoft Certified Partners...
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