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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    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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    Accessing Team Foundation Server from Mac, UNIX or Linux through Eclipse

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    If you want to learn more about Teamprise and how it brings Team Foundation Server to the Eclipse world, give a listen to this podcast. Sam interviews Martin from Teamprise , a company which has developed a pretty interesting suite of client applications...
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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    TechEd 2006 Strategic Briefings

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    At TechEd 2006, Steven Guggneheimer (General Manager. Application Platform & Development Marketing) present his Strategic Briefing, Advance Your Business with IT Solutions . In this Strategic Briefing, hear from Steve Guggenheimer and the...
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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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    Using Team Foundation Server for Impact Analysis

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    David Lemphers blogged about a brainstorm he had recently to use Team Foundation Server to create what he calls an "impact model." I had an idea last night while I was trying to convince my active brain that Big Brother was actually a new episode of Family...
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    Mike Gunderloy Reviews The Build Master

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    See Mike Gunderloy ’s column ( Making a Build ) in MCP Magazine for a book review of Vincent Maraia's The Build Master . If you've ever had the chance to supervise the build lab for a major software project, with hundreds of computers chugging along and...
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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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    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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    Team System Rocks! Job Forum

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    If you enjoy using Team System for software development and you're currently in the market for a new job, or you're an employer seeking employees with a background in Team System for your next big project, you'll want to visit the Team System Rocks! Job...
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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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    Customizing Work Items in Team Foundation Server

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    Somehow I missed it last month, but DevX had an article by Michael Jones on Customizing Work Items in Team Foundation Server . The goal of this article is to show you how to modify a process template's work items to meet the needs of your development...
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    July Team Foundation Server Dogfooding Stats

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    See Brian Harry 's post for the latest dogfooding statistics, which are simply phenomenal. These dogfooding updates are starting to sound like Carl Sagan with his "billions and billions" catchphrase. Holy Toledo! The growth in data on our dogfood server...
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    Sumit Chawla Revives The Software Lifecycle Blog

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    This is good news! Sumit Chawla from Avanadae is reviving The Software Lifecycle Blog . Be sure to update your news reader though; the URL has changed: http://www.sdlcguy.com/blog . Unfortunately, the blog history was lost in the move. It has been...
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    Currituck

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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. Corolla...
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    Updating the Team Foundation Server Warehouse on Demand

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    See Eric Lee ’s post on Updating the TFS Warehouse for a quick overview of how Team Foundation Server updates the warehouse automatically, and more importantly, how to update it on demand. However, there are times when you want to update the...
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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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    ClustrMap for this Blog

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    For those who read this blog by RSS only, you may not have seen that I recently added a ClustrMap to my blog. I was really curious to see where in the world this blog is read, and it appears to be read more broadly than I anticipated. Thanks! 990
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