Rob Caron

Developer-related topics and other stuff.

August, 2006

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    Jeff Beehler on Shipping Team Foundation Server

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    Charles Sterling produced a Webcast ( TechEd Webcast "Lessons Learned Shipping TFS" by Jeff Beehler ) based on content recorded during Jeff Beehler 's trip to Australia earlier this year ( Team Foundation Server Australian User Group Tour ). Speaking...
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    Visual Studio .NET 2003 SP1 Available

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    For the people who contacted me over the past several months to ask about Visual Studio .NET 2003 SP1 (English) , it’s now available for download. This download installs Service Pack 1 for Microsoft® Visual Studio® .NET™ 2003. Fixes in this Service...
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    Which Version of Team Foundation Server Do I Have?

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    If you have several Team Foundation Server installations, inherited one, or just don't know, here's how you can determine which version of Team Foundation Server you have. On the application-tier computer, check the file version of Microsoft.TeamFoundation...
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    Now Blogging: Mario Rodriguez, PM, Team Foundation Version Control

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    Mario Rodriguez , program manager for Team Foundation Version Control, started his blog today. Mario is filling the big shoes left by Doug Neumann, who was the PM for v1 and is now Mario's boss. If you want to know what's happening with Team Foundation...
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    Global Outsourcing with Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team System

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    Jamil Azher advises me that the book he wrote, Global Outsourcing with Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team System , is now shipping from Amazon.com. I started reading an early draft of this book earlier this summer, and I will say that Jamil is very thorough...
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    Responding to Help Feedback

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    Allen Clark wrote about rating help topics in his recent post on the Team System User Education blog ( Rate those help topics! ). In his post, he talks about the direct impact your ratings and comments have on improving the help content we provide. In...
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    Configuring Team Foundation Server to Use a Remote SharePoint Server

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    We've received a number of requests from people asking how to use a remote Windows SharePoint site to host team project portal sites instead of hosting them on the Team Foundation Server application-tier computer. This TechNote ( Visual Studio 2005: TN_1500...
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    Windows Live Writer (Beta 1)

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    Windows Live Writer by Microsoft I started using Windows Live Writer back in July, and I used it to post the last 30 or 40 posts to this blog. I used BlogJet for a long time, but now I'm hooked on Windows Live Writer. Welcome to the Windows Live Writer...
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    Brad Appleton Reviews Guckenheimer's Software Engineering with Team System

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    Brad Appleton wrote a very flattering review of Sam Guckenheimer 's book, Software Engineering with Microsoft Visual Studio Team System , for Agile Journal ( FEATURED BOOK: Software Engineering with MS Visual Studio Team System ). I found this book to...
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    SDM is Now SML

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    Perhaps something that happened almost two weeks ago isn't news to most, but I'm still digging through e-mail I received while I was on vacation. While I was out, System Definition Model (SDM) became Service Modeling Language (SML) when it was released...
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    Sample Code for Extending Team Foundation Server

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    Buck Hodges compiled an impressive list of code samples that each demonstrate customizing, extending, or help with administering Team Foundation Server. If you know of a good sample that he's missing, be sure to let him know. Maybe we need to add a page...
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    Team System MVP Joins Microsoft

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    Congratulations to Team System MVP Jean-Luc David on his new role as a Developer Evangelist for Microsoft Canada! I've recently accepted an offer to join the great team at Microsoft Canada in the role of Developer Evangelist! This new position will be...
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    Authoring Work Item Types with IntelliSense in Visual Studio

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    Earlier today, Buck Hodges blogged about IntelliSense while editing Work Item Types . In his post, he noted that the schema for work item types (as well as the other schemas used by Team Foundation Server process templates) is located in the Visual Studio...
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    Team System Community Project at TechEd 2006 Australia

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    Mitch Denny blogs ( Community Project at TechEd 2006 Australia ) about one of the most interesting alternatives to a Hands-On Lab for learning Team System - get a group of people together and contribute to an actual solution for a worthwhile cause. Very...
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    Receiving Notifications from Team Foundation Build

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    If you'd like to be more in touch with your Team Foundation Build server using something other than Team Foundation Alerts via e-mail, Abhinaba Basu built an application to display pop-up notifications, or if you prefer RSS, you can use his Team Build...
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    Expiring Team Foundation Server Installations

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    As Brian Harry notes in his blog post below, we're getting close to the point where Team Foundation Server Release Candidate and Trial Editions installed earlier this year will start to expire. We are rapidly approaching 6 months since TFS released. Yeah...
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    TechEd 2006 US Team System PowerPoint Slides

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    While I was out on vacation, the PowerPoint slides from the Team System presentations held at TechEd 2006 US in Boston were posted for download from Visual Studio 2005: TechEd 2006 . Team Edition for Database Professionals: DEV217: Introducing Visual...
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    Power Toys for Visual Studio

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    If you haven't visited it, the Power Toys for Visual Studio site is the place to go for information about the various power toys under development, such as the TFS Administration Tool and MSBuild Extras - Toolkit for .NET 1.1 "MSBee" . You can also subscribe...
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    Dave Glover's Mini ITX Team Foundation Server

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    I've wanted to build a Mini ITX computer for a long time 'cause it looks like a lot of fun. Dave Glover blogs about the Mini ITX system he built to run Team Foundation Server. If you surf the Mini ITX site, you'll find pics of projects where people have...
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    Brian Keller - Technical Evangelist for Team System

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    A recent addition to the Visual Studio Team System family is Brian Keller , who used to be the technical evangelist for XNA . Brian joins Grace Francisco as part of the Team System technical evangelism team. Brian Keller is a Technical Evangelist...
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    Teamprise 2.0 Preview Program

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    Martin Woodward has a post that shows off what's in store for Teamprise 2.0 ( Martin Woodward: Teamprise 2.0 Preview Program ). I must say, I really like the work item power search feature. It seems easier than trying to construct just the right work...
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    InfoWorld Review: Team System Very Good

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    InfoWorld published a review of Visual Studio 2005 Team System by Tom Yager and gave it an 8.0 "Very Good" out of a possible 10.0. It’s true that the transparent, constantly circulating lifecycle model of application development, deployment, and maintenance...
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    Team System Product Documentation July Update

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    Starting with the July product documentation update we just published (for details, see the Team System Product Documentation page ), we're moving towards publishing content updates on a monthly basis. No longer will you have to wait for the next product...
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    Randy Miller on Writing Scenarios

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    Randy Miller started a four-part series of posts on writing scenarios. The first post is about the most fundamental step, identifying the scenarios. I get many questions about writing scenarios, but writing scenarios in general is a four-step process...
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    An Interview with Randy Miller

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    Paolo De Nictolis interviewed Randy Miller at The Agile Conference in Minneapolis for Programmazione.it ( An interview with Randy Miller about Visual Studio Team System, Team Foundation Server and Microsoft Solutions Framework ). The two-part interview...
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