Rob Caron

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    Team Foundation Server, Windows SharePoint Services and Active Directory

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    If you plan to install Team Foundation Server using a single-server deployment with Active Directory on the same computer, you must first install Active Directory before installing Internet Information Services and everything else for that matter. Failure...
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    Save Your Energy - Turn Off a LAMP

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    I recently met some people from RDA , a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, and today they sent me a link to a recent win they had turning off the LAMP (Linux-Apache-MySQL-PHP) for Independence Air (they used to fly as United Express). Check-out the video...
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    RTFM

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    Read The, um, Fine Manual. I meant to say this in my earlier post about the Installation Guide , but please be sure to review the Installation Guide before you install Team Foundation Server. First, some stuff has changed since Beta 2 and the July...
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    Team System Walkabout

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    Crikey! I’ll be in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney & Canberra for Launch 2005 events later this month. I look forward to meeting many of the people I’ve met virtually through my blog, IM, and e-mail. This will mark my first foray into public speaking...
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    Looking for Blogs that Focus on Testing

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    I first visited James Bach's blog over two years ago ( New Team System Stuff - 2004-08-28 ), but I must've misplaced his RSS feed during a reader change, or system refresh. Anyway, a post on the Tyner Blain blog ( Rinse, Lather, Repeat - 10 Reasons to...
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    MSDN Wiki

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    MSDN Wiki! It’s live! http://msdnwiki.microsoft.com See Soma’s blog ( Announcing the MSDN Wiki Beta! ) for the official announcement. You can learn more about the project by following the MSDN Wiki team blog . I’ve watched this...
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    Download Team Edition for Database Pros CTP

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    An early prerelease version of Team Edition for Database Professionals is now available for download as a disc image. For more information about this release, see Thomas Murphy’s blog ( Get the CTP - Download Available -- TechEd Release ). In addition...
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    Team System for C++ Developers

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    Despite the ever-growing popularity of .NET development, a question we frequently receive is, “What does Visual Studio 2005 and Team System offer for the Visual C++ developer?” Visual C++ developers will find a lot of new capabilities in Visual C+...
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    Why I Prefer Virtual Server

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    Following a post I made earlier this month about my preference for Virtual Server over Virtual PC , I’ve received comments and e-mail asking me to elaborate. Ever since I learned that it works on Windows XP, I’ve preferred Virtual Server...
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    Organizing Team Projects

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    I recently answered a post in the MSDN Forums asking about best practices for organizing team projects ( Organization of Team Projects ). For my own benefit, I’m going to post it (and update it) here so I can find it more easily. We've asked...
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    Free Download: Virtual Server 2005 R2

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    Ever since I learned that it works on Windows XP, I’ve preferred Virtual Server 2005 R2 over Virtual PC for running virtual machines on my notebook. Here’s another reason to like it – it’s now free of charge! Like the Distributed...
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    Upgrading from Visual Studio Team Suite Trial Edition

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    In a previous post ( Upgrading from Team Suite Trial Edition, Beta 3 Refresh ) I wrote about the upgrade experience when you install Visual Studio Team Suite on top of Visual Studio Team Suite Trial Edition. For retail customers, it’s a simple matter...
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    Team Foundation Installation Guide Updated

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    We just finished posting an update to the Team Foundation Installation Guide (TFSInstall-v60208.chm). You can find it in its usual spot: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=40042 . I don’t have a ready list of changes, but some of the fixes were...
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    Ordering Team Foundation Server

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    I thought I’d expand on the post I made over the weekend, Team Foundation Server on MSDN Subscriber Downloads . Team Foundation Server shipped last week, and you may want to order and install it today. When we ‘RTM’ a product, that means it is handed...
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    Moving Team Foundation Server

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    Quite a few people sent me e-mail recently asking for documentation that supports a number of scenarios to move Team Foundation Server between domains, hardware, and more. On the Team System User Education Team blog you’ll find some prerelease documentation...
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    Team Foundation Server & SQL Server SP1

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    Now that Microsoft SQL Server 2005 SP1 is out, I’ve been hearing from people asking about installing it on servers that support Team Foundation Server. While the service pack is not a requirement for Team Foundation Server at this time, it is highly...
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    Guidelines for Test-Driven Development

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    After last year’s TDD Help Topic Flap , we asked Jeffrey Palermo to write an article on the topic. He was quick to write it, but it didn’t get published as fast as we wanted. Anyway, it’s live now. We hope this does a better job of addressing...
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    Product Feedback Center Now Part of Microsoft Connect

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    As noted by Marie Hagman on the Product Feedback Center blog back in November, we have been working on improving the Product Feedback Center. Microsoft Connect (connect.microsoft.com) is building the next version of the Product Feedback Center and...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    Team System MVPs Awardees for October

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    October 1 marks the beginning of a new quarter and the announcement of new MVPs. Congratulations to the newly awarded Team System MVPs : Senshaw Ou (Taiwan) Igor Abade Leite (Brazil) Denis Pasechnik (Ukraine) Martin Woodward (United...
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    Team Edition for Database Pros to RTM on November 30

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    At Tech•Ed: IT Forum in Barcelona, Spain, Bob Muglia (senior vice president of the Server and Tools Business at Microsoft) announced the scheduled RTM date of Team Edition for Database Professionals on November 30th (see Promise to Customers: Advance...
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    SQL Server Analysis Services Design Decisions in Team System

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    When I saw this post [ VSTS and SSAS 2005: another example of bad design? ], I passed the link to the PM that’s working on this for Team System, Tom Patton. He put together this response: The cube structure for RTM has been re-designed to address many...
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