Rob Caron

Developer-related topics and other stuff.

September, 2006

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  • Rob Caron

    So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

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    Today is my last day as Team System Content Architect in Developer Division User Education (DDUE). I started working on Visual Studio docs as a writer in early 1999 for what became Visual Studio .NET 2002, which included some of the original docs for...
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    Now Available: Visual Studio Code Name "Orcas" September 2006 CTP

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    The first "Orcas" public CTP release of Visual Studio is now available for download as a virtual machine from Microsoft Downloads ( Download details: Visual Studio Code Name "Orcas" September 2006 CTP ). Visual Studio Code Name "Orcas" delivers on Microsoft...
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    Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 Beta and Team Foundation

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    As you may know, Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 Beta is now available ( Now Available: Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 Beta ). This service pack also includes bug fixes, performance enhancements, and some new features for Team Foundation. You can...
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    Extracting Files and Password Needed Prompts

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    Shortly after the release of the most recent MSF process guidance ( Now Available: MSF Process Guidance Updates (Rev 1) ), people started reporting problems when extracting from the MSF for CMMI Process Improvement process guidance ZIP file on computers...
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    Mike Gunderloy on Pervasive Tooling

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    Mike Gunderloy has an article up on developer.com ( Pervasive Tooling ) that talks about the ten fundamental tools every software developer should have in their toolbox. Every software developer has their own favorite set of tools they use to build software...
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    Updated: Team Foundation Administrator's Guide

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    In conjunction with the documentation update mentioned last week ( Team System Content Updated (August Doc Update) ), we just posted the updated Team Foundation Administrator's Guide for download as a CHM file. This release includes changes made to this...
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    Team Foundation Server Language Change Package

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    If you installed Team Foundation Server (English) because a localized version of Team Foundation Server was not available, you may want to change the language to match your preferred language. The Team Foundation Server Language Change Package includes...
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    The Neverending Quest for Feedback

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    Microsoft bloggers frequently blog their interest for receiving your feedback on ideas to improve our products and content. Of course, this is mutually beneficial; you obtain a product that meets your needs, and we enjoy the benefit of selling a product...
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    Now Available: MSF Process Guidance Updates

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    We just published updates to the Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF) Process Guidance that shipped with Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server. The source files contained in these updates are designed to work with the most recent release of the MSFWinBuild...
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    My Unfortunate Legacy: TFSSetup, TFSReports, TFSService, and TFSProxy

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    Throughout the Team Foundation Installation Guide , you'll see references to the following user accounts: TFSSetup, TFSReports, TFSService, and TFSProxy. I just want to dispel the myth that there's some correlation between using these literal names and...
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    Now Available: MSF Process Guidance Updates (Rev 1)

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    About a week ago I blogged about the release of MSF Process Guidance Updates . If you didn't have the latest version of WinZip installed, you may have encountered difficulties extracting the contents of the ZIP folders contained in those updates. I just...
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    Now Available: Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 Beta

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    Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 Beta is now available for download. Microsoft is committed to making customers successful with Visual Studio 2005. As part of this continuing effort, Microsoft has released the Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 (SP1)...
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    Required SharePoint Permissions for Creating a Team Project

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    I was reading Chris Rathjen's blog today ( Known Issue: Project Creation Wizard (PCW) still says I need to be a Sharepoint Administrator after I become one ) and it reminded me of an issue that I found late last year, but never fixed (I just filed the...
  • Rob Caron

    Not Ready to Bring Your Visual Basic 6 Apps to .NET? Bring .NET to Your Visual Basic 6 Apps

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    Are you maintaining an application built in Visual Basic 6, but itch to start doing some .NET development? Now you can live in both worlds. Instead of a one-time migration effort or complete rewrite, you can use the Interop Forms Toolkit to move your...
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    Fishing for Answers to Team System Questions

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    Martin Woodward blogged about where to turn for help when working with Team System, and I want to endorse what he wrote ( TFS Top Tip #8 - Where to get help ). For over two years I've been answering Team System questions. Whether it's to help with a wayward...
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    Now Available: Team Foundation Power Toys and More

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    As Brian Harry notes in his blog post ( New TFS Power Toys Available! ), the Team Foundation Power Toys are now available for download: Download Team Foundation Server Power Toys . Previously, these power toys were only available in the SDK. If you haven...
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    Team System Content Updated (August Doc Update)

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    Delivering the first batch of monthly updates in July was not as rewarding as delivering the next batch for August. You can now view the latest version of the Team Foundation content on MSDN . This content includes (but isn't limited to) new content on...
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    Visual Studio SDK Now Available in MSDN Library Online

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    For the first time, the Visual Studio SDK is now available for online viewing without having to join the Visual Studio Industry Partner (VSIP) program. This also means the content contained within will now appear in Web search results. This SDK includes...
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    Now Available: stpBA Storyboarding for Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team System

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    In July, I blogged about a new product from stpsoft , stpBA Storyboarding for Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005 Team System ( stpBA Storyboarding for Team System ). In a press release yesterday ( stpsoft Pioneers Requirements Storyboarding for Microsoft...
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    New Forum: Team Foundation Server - Power Toys

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    As noted in my announcement in this new forum ( Team Foundation Server - Power Toys Forum ), Team Foundation Power Toys provide supplemental functionality for use with Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server, are provided “as-is,” and are...
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    How to Implement Team System Using HP Products and Services

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    HP recently published two pieces of content on implementing Team System using HP products and services. HP has designed a collection of solutions and best practices that document how to implement VSTS solutions using HP products and services. These solutions...
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    Now Available: Visual Studio 2005 SDK v3

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    If you're waiting on a new release of the Visual Studio 2005 SDK, v3 (September 2006) is now available for download from http://www.vsipmembers.com/ . The September 2006 v3 RTM is the next milestone in the VS 2005 SDK. The v3 release contains the final...
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    Dan Appleman Contributes to MSDN Wiki

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    As someone who participated in the earliest discussions that have since evolved into MSDN Wiki , I wondered how we would mark our milestones of growth and acceptance. I decided today that one of those milestones should be noted authors contributing blocks...
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    TF30331: Failure to Connect to Team Foundation Server

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    If you're like me and you use a notebook at work to connect to Team Foundation Server throughout the day, you've probably seen this error message when you get home and you open Visual Studio to work on a project: Of course, this is because you're not...
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    Wikipedia Featured Article: Rush

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    I just went out to Wikipedia to look something up and I see my favorite Canadian trio is Today's featured article . Rush is a Canadian progressive rock band comprising bassist , keyboardist and vocalist Geddy Lee , guitarist Alex Lifeson , and...
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