Rob Caron

Developer-related topics and other stuff.

July, 2006

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    Free Download: MSDN Library

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    Starting with the May 2006 release, MSDN Library is freely available for download from Microsoft Downloads. Previously, the Library was only available for download to MSDN subscribers. For the latest release, search Microsoft Downloads for "MSDN Library...
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    New Team Foundation Server Partner Benefit

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    We’re announcing a new partner software benefit for Team Foundation Server at the Worldwide Partner Conference in Boston today. In addition to the software benefits they currently receive ( A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Visual Studio 2005 Team System for Microsoft...
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    Continuous Education

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    Howard van Rooijen recently blogged about the need for continuous education in an industry that is constantly changing. Enterprise Software Development, in the Microsoft world, is becoming more sophisticated and more complicated. This is in no way...
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    Sandcastle - Documenting Managed Class Libraries

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    If you've always wanted to create MSDN-like documentation for your managed class libraries, you'll want to take a look at a project called Sandcastle . For an overview of this project, see Sandcastle Overview , which includes an attached PowerPoint presentation...
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    A Question for Next Team Ed for Db Pros CTP

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    Thomas Murphy , Group Program Manager on Team Edition for Database Pros, needs your input on the next CTP release. If you’re one of the many people exploring this new product, visit his blog and let him know what you think. We are looking...
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    Updated Team Foundation Installation Guide

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    We just uploaded a new edition of the Team Foundation Installation Guide (v60711). This release includes: Added a topic (System Requirements and Additional Client Software for Team Explorer) to help you determine the additional software you might...
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    stpBA Storyboarding for Team System

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    Today, I received an e-mail from Badr Khan of stpSoft about stpBA Storyboarding for Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team System . Here’s a brief intro from the site: stpBA Storyboarding for Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005 Team System allows...
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    Sachin Rekhi on Database Unit Testing

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    I don't know how popular the blogs from the Team Edition for Database Pros team have grown, so I wanted to draw some attention to Sachin Rekhi's recent posts on database unit testing. What is database unit testing? Creating your first database unit test...
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    July Team System Webcasts

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    The following is a list of Team System Webcasts for July: Thursday, 13 July 2006 Visual Studio Team System Demo Thursday, 27 July 2006 Visual Studio Team Foundation Server HOW TO: Plan for, Install, and Configure A very short list, I know. ...
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    Deploying Team Foundation Server at Microsoft

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    Brian Harry posted a link to a new technical case study from Microsoft IT on deploying Team Foundation Server at Microsoft. Our IT operations team put together a whitepaper here Deploying Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server as an Enterprise-Wide...
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    July Partner Toolkit and Team Foundation Server Disc

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    Several people have commented on my blog post ( New Team Foundation Server Partner Benefit ) and sent me e-mail that the Team Foundation Server disc they received in the July Partner Toolkit was actually a duplicate of the Microsoft Windows Server 2003...
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    Ocracoke

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    Vacation this year finds me on The Outer Banks of North Carolina, so I decided to visit the lighthouses that were the namesakes for several Team System features developed by the Visual Studio North Carolina office. Ocracoke Island is home to Ocracoke...
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    Hatteras

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    As noted in my last post, vacation this year finds me on The Outer Banks of North Carolina, so I decided to visit the lighthouses that were the namesakes for several Team System features developed by the Visual Studio North Carolina office. Hatteras Island...
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    Bodie

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    As noted earlier this week, vacation this year finds me on The Outer Banks of North Carolina, so I decided to visit the lighthouses that were the namesakes for several Team System features developed by the Visual Studio North Carolina office. To complete...
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    Post Counting Adjustment

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    I just noticed that I botched my post counting back in April with post #833, which was numbered #832. Ironically, that post was titled, Practice Makes Perfect . So much for perfection. I'm numbering this post as #987 to compensate. 987
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    Team System Training and Team Foundation Server Add-Ons

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    Brian Harry blogged about some of the cool stuff coming through the pipeline for Team System, including training material and community-built add-ons. On the training: Over the past several months I've been hearing a lot of people asking about the availability...
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    Continuous Integration Sample Refactored

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    Jeff Atwood of Vertigo Software took the trouble to refactor the continuous integration sample for Team Foundation Server that Khushboo Sharan and Kishore M N presented in Continuous Integration Using Team Foundation Build . See his blog post ( A Kinder...
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    TheServerSide.NET - Team System and Testing Today (Part 2)

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    TheServerSide.NET published the second part of George Lawton’s article on the testing features of Team System ( VSTS and testing today, Part 2 - Capabilities and plug-ins ). In this part, Lawton focuses on the benefits of integrating testing features...
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    TheServerSide.NET Reviews Guckenheimer's Software Engineering with Team System

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    TheServerSide.NET published a flattering book review by Jack Vaughan of Sam Guckenheimer ’s Software Engineering with Microsoft Visual Studio Team System . You may recall that Vaughan recently interviewed Guckenheimer ( TheServerSide.NET Interviews Sam...
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    Adding Technorati Tags

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    FYI – I’ve decided to start adding Technorati tags to my blog posts; fortunately, I’ll be using BlogJet ’s Auto Replace feature to make this process a little easier. I’ll probably add tags to some earlier posts. Which...
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    The .NET Show: DSI

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    On the June 29th edition of the .NET Show, Robert Hess speaks with Ed Anderson and Dmitriy Nikonov about Microsoft’s Dynamic Systems Initiative (DSI) . Dmitriy’s segment of the show discusses how the System Definition Model (SDM) assists both...
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    FTPOnline - Special Report: Visual Studio Team System

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    FTPOnline published a series of Team System articles, including several audio and video presentations from VSLive! Orlando. In addition, you’ll find information about the most recent addition to Team System, Team Edition for Database Professionals...
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    Free Download: Virtual PC 2004 & 2007

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    Earlier this week, Microsoft announced that Virtual PC is now available free of charge. Whether Microsoft virtualization technology is an important component of your existing infrastructure or you're just a Virtual PC enthusiast, you can now download...
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    Microsoft Acquires Winternals Software

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    This is great news . I can't think of how many times I've used tools from the Sysinternals site to help figure out what was going on in Windows. Microsoft Corp. today announced the acquisition of Winternals Software LP, a privately held company based...
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    TheServerSide.NET - Team System and Testing Today (Part 3)

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    The third installment of George Lawton's series of articles, VSTS and testing today, Part 3 - Are your tests test driven? , is now available on TheServerSide.NET . Certainly, unit testing is part of TDD, but some contend TDD is an important extension...
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