Rob Caron

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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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    Installing Team Foundation Server, Beta 2

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    If you’ve already downloaded Team Foundation Server, Beta 2 from MSDN Subscriber Downloads, please wait for the April CTP of SQL Server 2005 before you attempt to install it. You need the April CTP, like I wrote in the Installation Guide. It should be...
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    Can Visual Studio 2005 and Visual Studio .NET 2003 Get Along?

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    I've been asked this question by quite a few people today via e-mail & IM, so I thought I'd publish the answer to my blog. Q: Can Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2 be installed side-by-side with Visual Studio .NET 2003? A: Yes. For more information...
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    July CTP - What's New in Team Foundation?

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    A compiled list from the various teams of some (not all) changes in Team Foundation for July CTP. Team Projects & Portal Sites Improved error reporting, and rollback/deletion of a project that wasn’t successfully created. Windows SharePoint...
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    Team System Sessions at TechEd 2005 in Orlando

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    The initial line-up of Team System-related sessions at TechEd 2005 appears to be: Visual Studio 2005 Team Architect: Developing Logical Datacenters Visual Studio 2005 Team Architect: Developing Service Oriented Systems Visual Studio 2005 Team Architect...
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    It Was Twenty Years Ago Today...

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    December 26, 1984 Twenty years ago today, I joined the United States Navy as an Electrician’s Mate in the Naval Nuclear Power Program. During my eleven year career in the Navy, I served aboard an aircraft carrier ( USS Eisenhower, CVN-69 video ...
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    PureText 2.0

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    PureText by Steve Miller Have you ever copied some text from a web page, a word document, help, etc., and wanted to paste it as simple text into another application without getting all the formatting from the original source? PureText makes this simple...
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    eWeek: IBM Takes On Microsoft Over Modeling Tools

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    In this article , eWeek compares the different approaches to modeling tools found in IBM Rational's "Atlantic" and Microsoft's Visual Studio Team System . eWeek: IBM Takes On Microsoft Over Modeling Tools One key issue separating IBM Rational's tools...
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    Rush Redux

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    Posting from another Rush concert - this time from Nissan Pavilion in Virginia; got to meet Geddy & Alex at a taping of XM Radio 's Artist Confidential show on Rush (hosted by George Taylor Morris ) earlier today; what an awesome day. [UPDATED to...
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    Team Edition for Database Pros on MSDN Subscriber Downloads

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    Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Database Professionals is now available for download from MSDN Subscriber Downloads . You can also download an updated version of MSDN Library with the documentation. 1209 Technorati tags: msdn , vsts , team system...
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    Visual Studio Code Name "Orcas" Related CTP Downloads

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    The January CTP of Visual Studio code name "Orcas" is available for download as a self-extracting install, or installed in a Virtual PC image. You can find links to both downloads, and to other "Orcas" CTP software on the Visual Studio Code Name "Orcas...
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    Now Available: Team Foundation Server Power Tool v1.2

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    The February release of the Team Foundation Server Power Tool is now available for download. Formerly known as the Team Foundation Power Toy, these utilities pack too much punch to be considered toys. In this release, among other things you'll find a...
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    Steph Graduates Today!

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    Today is one of those special milestone dates for our family as our daughter, Stephanie, graduates from high school today. I'm quite proud that she's graduating with Honors from Redmond High School, and she'll be attending Washington State University...
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    eScrum Update: ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit Version Conflicts

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    For those who have experienced any problems getting eScrum ( Now Available: Microsoft eScrum Version 1.0 ) installed and working due to ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit version conflicts: Since you can't download previous versions of the ASP.NET AJAX Control...
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    Using Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 VPCs

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    I know how it is. You find the download page you're seeking and you immediately scan the page to find the cherished Download button. For this reason, I always advise teams not to rely on download page content to ensure customer success with the download...
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    New Team System Blogfather!

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    Charles Sterling , who spent most of this decade in Australia as a developer evangelist, recently moved back to Redmond. He's now on the Team System team working full-time on the kinds of things I did in my spare time when I was there. As he rapidly ramps...
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    Visual Studio Theme for Windows 7 with Support for Widescreen and Portrait

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    Based on feedback and my own need for a theme that'll work for a widscreen and a portrait-oriented monitor, I created another theme. This one is a bit larger to work with a wider variety of resolutions. It also includes 6 more backgrounds. I also changed...
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    Team Development with Visual Studio Team Foundation Server

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    The final release of Team Development with Visual Studio Team Foundation Server is now available for download from CodePlex ! I'm really, really excited about this guide. Any team that is adopting Team Foundation Server (or is wisely considering to do...
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    New Developer Center Look and Feel

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    When you get a chance, go check out the new look and feel of the Visual Basic and Visual C# developer centers. We'd love to get your feedback on the new design. One thing you should notice right away is a reduction in fluff graphics. 1334
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    Visual Studio Decennial

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    No, that's not the name of a new feature coming in Visual Studio code name "Orcas" or Visual Studio Team System code name "Rosario". March 2007 (March 19th to be exact) is the Visual Studio Decennial since it marks the 10th anniversary of the release...
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    17th Annual Jolt Product Excellence Awards Finalists

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    Winners of the 17th Annual Jolt Product Excellence Awards will be announced at SD West 2007 in Santa Clara, CA in late March. Here are the categories with Microsoft products as finalists: Change and Configuration Management AccuRev 4.5 with AccuWorkflow...
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    Top 10 Microsoft Developer Links for Monday, December 9 and Tuesday, December 10, 2013

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    The week is off to a slow start, so here's a Top 10 for Monday & Tuesday: Brian Harry: Visual Studio 2013.1 RC is Available Greg Duncan: Windows 8.1, Windows Phone, NFC, Bluetooth and help in building connected app's. David Paquette: Browser...
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    .NET Framework 1.0 & 1.1 Service Pack Tech Previews Available

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    There's been a lot of noise made about the release of the Visual Studio 2005 Express Beta Products and Visual Studio 2005 Beta 1 . This past Tuesday, the following tech previews of service packs for current versions of the .NET Framework were released...
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    New to Me: Worth 1000

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    "Is not this whole world an illusion? And yet it fools everybody." - Angela Carter I hadn't seen this site before, but it is likely the #1 source for most of those bogus, urban legend-style photos that appear from time to time and flood everybody's inbox...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2004-10-19 & 20

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    Got a bit behind this week, but here goes... Visual Studio 2005 for the SQL Server 2005 CTP - October 2004 For those having trouble installing this CTP version of Visual Studio (available from MSDN Subscriber Downloads ), you should try clearing the check...
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