Rob Caron

Developer-related topics and other stuff.

June, 2006

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    Share Files in Team Foundation Server

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    From Component Software comes another new application for Team Foundation Server, TFSLinks . If you miss the shared file feature of Visual SourceSafe, TFSLinks can providing similar functionality. The TFSLinks product maintains the relations between...
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    What is Visual Studio Code Name "Orcas"?

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    If you’d like some insight into the next release of Visual Studio, code-named "Orcas", visit the Visual Studio Future Versions site. On that site, you’ll find a roadmap that provides a brief overview of what to expect in "Orcas". Visual Studio Code...
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    Team Foundation Server SP1 Beta Coming Soon

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    In Brian Harry ’s recent Tech Ed 2006 and Stuff in the pipe for Team Foundation Server posts, he talked about a forthcoming Team Foundation Server service pack. This service pack will include a number of fixes and improvements, including basic authentication...
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    MSDN Wiki

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    MSDN Wiki! It’s live! http://msdnwiki.microsoft.com See Soma’s blog ( Announcing the MSDN Wiki Beta! ) for the official announcement. You can learn more about the project by following the MSDN Wiki team blog . I’ve watched this...
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    MSBuild Sidekick

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    From the people who brought you Team Foundation Version Control Sidekick ( Attrice ) now comes MSBuild Sidekick , which is an application to create and modify MSBuild project files without the hassle of editing XML. Creating even complicated build...
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    Team System VPC Available for MSDN Subscribers

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    The much-anticipated Team System VPC (a single-server, evaluation install of Team Foundation Server + Team Suite) is now available for download from MSDN Subscriber Downloads. Look under “Developer Tools” – “Visual Studio 2005”...
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    CodePlex Project for a Version Control Tree Browser

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    Michael Ruminer launched a project on CodePlex to develop a version control tree browser for Team Foundation Version Control ( TFS Source Code Version Tree Browser ). He is currently seeking others to help with this project. If you want to gain some experience...
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    TFS Bug Snapper v1.0 Released

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    Earlier this month, Grant Holliday created a great little utility, TFS Bug Snapper , to simplify the process of attaching screen captures to work items in Team Foundation Server. While you’re at it, take a look at his Clipboard Image Monitor , which...
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    Team System Book Signing

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    To the authors who participated in the Team System book signing at the TechEd Bookstore today I’d like to extend a public, “Thank You!” (Front row, left to right: Juan J. Perez, Sam Guckenheimer, and Richard Hundhausen; back row...
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    Download Team Edition for Database Pros CTP

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    An early prerelease version of Team Edition for Database Professionals is now available for download as a disc image. For more information about this release, see Thomas Murphy’s blog ( Get the CTP - Download Available -- TechEd Release ). In addition...
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    TheServerSide.NET Interviews Sam Guckenheimer

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    Be sure to read Jack Vaughan’s interview with Team System product planner Sam Guckenheimer on TheServerSide.NET ( Sam Guckenheimer, software engineering and VSTS ). Sam Guckenheimer’s “Software Engineering with Microsoft Visual...
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    Personify Design TeamLook

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    TeamLook by Personify Design At TechEd, Personify Design launched their first product, TeamLook. I’ve been using TeamLook throughout their beta period since December. It’s a natural integration of Team Foundation Server with Outlook 2003...
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    CodePlex 1.0 Launches

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    As reported by Darryl Taft in eWeek ( Microsoft Releases CodePlex with 30 Projects ), we launched CodePlex 1.0 today. As you may recall, CodePlex uses Team Foundation Server for version control and work item tracking. It adds forums and RSS feeds to create...
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    Team Foundation Server Notification Web Services Project Template v1.1

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    Howard van Rooijen released an update to his Team Foundation Server Notification Web Services project template. See his ProjectDistributor.net site for the details and download. You can download the updated Visual Studio 2005 Project Template from...
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    Live from Boston - Adopting Team Foundation Server

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    Looking at the Webcasts scheduled on the Tech·Ed 2006 Webcasts: Power to the Pros site, on Thursday you’ll be able to watch the following Team System simulcast live from Boston: Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server: Step-by-Step Migration...
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    Updated Visual Studio Team Foundation Server MSSCCI Provider

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    A new release of the Visual Studio Team Foundation Server MSSCCI Provider is now available for download. This release includes the following changes: GetLatest on Checkout support Work items can be modified in the check-in window Setup...
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    MSDN Wiki Stats

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    Since its launch two weeks ago ( MSDN Wiki ), 165 contributors added 744 content blocks to 613 topics in MSDN Wiki! In my opinion, that’s not a bad start; however, most of those contributions appear to come from two Microsoft employees. I think...
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    TheServerSide.NET - Team System and Testing Today

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    TheServerSide.NET published Part 1 of George Lawton’s article on Team System’s unit testing capabilities. It’s unclear to me if the series is limited to unit testing, or if it will cover all apsects of testing in Team System. Unit...
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    Team System Book Signing Today at TechEd

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    Later this afternoon, we’re holding a book signing for several Team System books at TechEd in Boston. When: Tuesday, June 13th, 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM Where: TechEd Bookstore (located on Level 1 near the Expo Hall) Books: Working with Visual...
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    Product Feedback Center Now Part of Microsoft Connect

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    As noted by Marie Hagman on the Product Feedback Center blog back in November, we have been working on improving the Product Feedback Center. Microsoft Connect (connect.microsoft.com) is building the next version of the Product Feedback Center and...
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    Step-Up to Suite Promotion Ends this Week

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    Time is running out! The Step-up to Suite promotion ( Step-Up to Team Suite ), which allows you to renew existing MSDN subscriptions to Team Suite with MSDN Premium at renewal pricing, expires this Friday, June 30th. For a limited promotional period...
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    Roy Osherove's Simple Version Control Strategy Using Team System

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    Roy Osherove tackles a subject that is a frequent topic of discussion on blogs, forums, and at conferences – adopting a version control strategy in Team System. I was recently asked by a client who I'm helping to integrate Team System, to...
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    Visual Studio 2005 Team System Trials on Microsoft Downloads

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    Trial editions of Visual Studio 2005 Team System software (Team Suite and Team Foundation Server) are now available for download from Microsoft Downloads. Some localized releases are also available, but others should be available soon. The trials are...
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    Customizing MSF Process Guidance

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    If you plan to customize MSF process guidance, you want to go read this six-part series of articles by Allison Bokone that provides the most thorough coverage available on the topic. Customizing the MSF Process Guidance Customizing Activities...
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    Martin Woodward on Team Foundation Version Control

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    Martin Woodward is hosting a Webcast later this month (Thursday, June 22nd, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM CET…which is what, 7:00 AM – 8:30 AM PDT??) on Team Foundation Version Control. Martin has extensive knowledge on version control in general, and...
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