Rob Caron

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    Is the June CTP for Me?

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    With the release of a June CTP of Team System you may be wondering, “Is the June CTP for me?” Here are my thoughts on that. Yes If you just want to see what’s new since Beta 2. The June CTP represents 3.5 months of additional work since Beta...
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    Team System July CTP Coming Soon

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    As Aaron notes, the July CTP is being released in stages. For those expecting the Team System July CTP, it’ll be available sometime mid-month. Aaron Stebner's WebLog : VS 2005 July CTP now available for MSDN subscribers The Visual Studio 2005...
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    A Visual Studio 2005 Team System Glossary - Yes or No?

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    We’ve asked for your feedback before on product design decisions. Now, I’d like to ask about something for my area of the product – documentation. Here goes: If Visual Studio Team System included a glossary with the documentation...
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    Team Foundation Installation Guide - v1.0.41222

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    I just posted a new version (1.0.41222) of the Team Foundation Installation Guide for the Visual Studio 2005 Team System December CTP release. This version supersedes the version you’ll see on the DVD. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId...
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    Team System 64-Bit Support

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    I’ve received some e-mail asking for clarification on what the story is for Team System 64-bit support in this release. Here’s a summary of my findings: You can use Visual Studio 2005 to compile your application and specify that it should run on a...
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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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    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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    Wouldn't it be nice...

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    …if you could have a pre-built VPC image with the Team System Beta on it? You’d probably need at least a 2 GHz processor, 1.5 GB RAM, and at least 10 GB of available hard disk space. Of course, you’d also need Virtual PC 2004. Heck, you could even put...
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    5-User TFS included with VSTS Role-Based Editions

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    This is just a quick post while I finish up Part 3 of my Hitchhiker’s Guide to Visual Studio Team System, which will focus on Team Foundation Server… We’re going to include a 5–user version of Team Foundation Server with each of the role-based editions...
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    Managing Complexity

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    As noted in posts I made back in March ( Groundhog Day at MSDN ) and in April ( Déjà Vu All Over Again ), I'm trying to tackle the unenviable task of addressing the growing complexity of content on MSDN. To get a glimpse of what MSDN used to be like when...
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    My Visual Studio Theme for Windows 7

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    This is a simple Visual Studio theme I put together for Windows 7 on my laptop. Enjoy! Okay, I think this should be working now. I wasn't able to host a .themepack file directly on this Web server, so it's in a ZIP. Unfortunately, I'm unable to...
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    A Comprehensive Visual Studio 2008 Product Comparison

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    See: Updated: Visual Studio 2008 Product Comparison I just finished working on a very comprehensive product comparison of the Visual Studio 2008 product line. It only covers the IDE products, which means it doesn't include stuff like Team Foundation...
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    Team Architect (aka Whitehorse) Needs Your Input!

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    The Team Architect product team is seeking your feedback on the terminology they'll be using in the Distributed System Designers (aka Whitehorse). To this end, they've created two surveys that can be accessed at this URL from now until Friday, September...
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    Team Foundation Installation Guide - December 2004 CTP

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    Blog like nobody's reading

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    "Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching." - Satchel Paige I've had a lot of false starts when it comes to blogging. I think this blog marks my fifth or sixth attempt since 2002. Why such a...
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    Team Foundation Installation Guide - v1.0.50412

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    I just posted a new version (1.0.50412) of the Team Foundation Installation Guide for Beta 2. This version supersedes the version you’ll see on the Team Foundation Server DVD/CD. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=E54BF6FF-026B...
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    Team System July CTP (Drop 3) Available on MSDN

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    Grab the Team Suite & Team Foundation Server July CTP releases from here: Developer Tools Visual Studio 2005 Visual Studio 2005 Community Technology Preview Visual Studio 2005 CTP July 2005 Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation...
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    Where is Team Explorer?

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    In recent discussions it has become clear that some people have transitioned straight from Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2 to Visual Studio 2005 RTM products, but have been caught unaware of an important change that occurred in the interim. Starting with...
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    Expanding the Suite

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    Today’s a big day for Team System! It was only two years ago when we announced a new integrated suite of software development life-cycle tools, and we just shipped the final installment of that suite a couple of months ago. Today, we’re expanding Team...
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    Team Foundation Server on MSDN Subscriber Downloads

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    We shipped yesterday (March 18) and it appears that both the Workgroup Edition and Trial Edition are now available for download! That didn’t take too long. Enjoy! Remember, if you install either edition, you can upgrade to Standard Edition by...
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    Team Foundation Server Upgrade Matrix

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    I’ve seen a lot of e-mail lately asking about the upgrade path from one release of Team Foundation Server to another. Here’s a matrix I compiled with input from members of the product team on which combinations are possible, and how: ...
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    Upgrading from Team Suite Trial Edition, Beta 3 Refresh

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    If you are curious to what the upgrade experience is like moving from the Team Suite Trial Edition to the fully-licensed product, David Lemphers has a post with a screen capture that shows it to be relatively painless: So for those who are running...
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    Top 10 Microsoft Developer Links for Friday, September 20th

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    Joe McKendrick: DevOps really does speed things up, study shows Andrew B Hall: Just My Code for JavaScript Windows Store Apps in Visual Studio 2013 LightSwitch Help Website: Making JavaScript Intellisense work in Visual Studio LightSwitch HTML Client...
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    Team Foundation Server MSSCCI Provider 1.0

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    We just published v1.0 of the Visual Studio Team Foundation Server MSSCCI Provider ( updated URL ) to Microsoft Downloads. This release was tested with the following products: Visual Studio .NET 2003 Visual C++ 6 SP6 Visual Visual Basic 6...
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