Rob Caron

Developer-related topics and other stuff.

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    Unattended Install of Team Foundation Server

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    The Software Lifecycle Guys at Avanade launched a new blog about a month ago with a focus on the software life cycle and a category dedicated to Team System . In this post, they discuss creating a transform for performing an unattended install of Team...
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    New MSF for Agile Software Development Build

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    If you’re interested in MSF for Agile Software Development, you can now download a more recent build of both the process guidance only, and the process template for Beta 3 Refresh: Process Guidance Only Process Template for Beta 3 Refresh
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    Team System Community Blogroll

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    I just added another site, Martin Woodward’s blog , to my Team System Community blogroll (right-hand margin of my blog below the calendar). He has some great Team System posts there: Talking to VSTS From Java Hatteras Command Line Tips Unlocking...
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    Pressing Cider for Info

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    Before we joined Microsoft, Richard Bailey and I used to compete for computer time on our high school’s Apple II. That was over two decades ago. In the intervening years, I followed his lead into the world of software consulting and we even had the opportunity...
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    Visual Studio Start Page Customization

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    For those who use the Visual Studio Start Page, you may find this customization tip useful (if you don’t already know about it). Here’s how my startup page looks: The news section that appears on the Start Page is determined by the RSS feed specified...
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    Where are the Web Tests?

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    Here’s a question from Glenn: So, do you have an idea as to why I don't have "Web Test" as an option on a Test Project? I just have Unit and Ordered tests. Do I need to do something to get that to show up? I contacted Glenn and he has Team Edition...
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    Accessing Team Foundation Server

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    In my Inbox today is this FAQ from Wade: I've already setup a Team Foundation Server, and it seems to be running great. Now I want to setup a developer workstation to work with it -- what version of Visual Studio should I install? To access Team...
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    Team Foundation Process Customization

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    From Dave McKinstry (via Mickey Goussett’s Visual Studio Team System Links ): I was recently asked to provide some insight for a friend on process template customization. I pointed him to the documentation but promised the following short blog to round...
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    Team System Accolades

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    Andrew Binstock and Tom Yager have an article on Infoworld today with some great Team System quotes: "But there is no question that Microsoft's Visual Studio 2005, once known as Whidbey, was the most important release among IDEs in 2005. Technically...
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    IASA Newsletter - Issue 3

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    The third issue of the free IASA Newsletter from the IASA (International Association of Software Architects) is available for download (IASANewsletter003-100.pdf) . In this issue: How XML Has Changed Our Understanding of Data by Marian Lewandowski...
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    Top 10 Posts for 2005

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    For the curious (me), these are the ten most popular posts on this blog in 2005, which I determiend using an arbitrary system based on Web hits, aggregator hits, and comments. Also, I didn't count the "New Team System Stuff" posts I used to do. ...
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    Fun with Search Terms

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    Just having some fun reviewing a day’s worth of searches (using MyBlogLog.com ) that have led people to my blog: Yahoo Search: 525,600 minutes Google (Canada) Search: carpet cleaning MSN Search: wolfie’s grill sydney Yahoo Search: geddy...
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    Team Foundation MSSCCI Provider

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    Still using Visual Studio 6 and wishing you had an integrated Team Foundation Version Control experience? Now you can! As noted below, the Team Foundation Server MSSCCI Provider is now available for download . You should note that this version is intended...
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    A .NET Developer Christmas List

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    One of the items Paul Ballard thinks .NET Developer's want for Christmas this year...I think we’re almost there. A Team Foundation Server... that doesn't require a PhD to Install. Humor: A .NET Developer Christmas List .
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    Team System Outlook Add-In

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    If you attended a Ready Launch 2005 tour event, you probably saw this in action. During one of the keynote demos, we showed you an Outlook add-in from Personify Design (called Teamlook) that was used to create a new work item from within Outlook. The...
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    Combining Project and Team System

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    Sanjay Narang has written an article for DevX.com on combining Team System with Microsoft Project. I haven't had the opportunity to read it, but if you have please feel free to leave a comment. Combine Microsoft Project and Visual Studio Team System...
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    Why Visual Studio Team System

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    Earlier this month, the Why Visual Studio page was launched on MSDN. In addition to an evaluation guide of Visual Studio features and a showcase of software life cycle scenarios , you'll also find links to the following series of white papers that focus...
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    Try Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite

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    If you want to get an evaluation copy of Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite (or Visual Studio 2005 Professional, SQL Server 2005, or Team Foundation Server), but you don't have an MSDN subscription to download a copy, you can order a disc from this site. ...
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    Charles Young on MSF

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    Charles Young has a great article in his blog on MSF 4.0 that covers MSF in general and the two MSF process templates that ship with Team System. I believe MSF represents a subtle change in Microsoft's attitude. The promotion of MSF in conjunction...
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    Carpet Cleaning and Web Site Design

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    I recently helped a friend publish a business Web site that is a Christmas present for her husband, who owns the business. Originally, I was going to use Visual Web Developer , but I found a basic, inexpensive FrontPage Web site template that did everything...
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    Visual Guide to Installing Team Foundation Server

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    Andy Leonard is working on a series of articles that present a visual guide to installing Team Foundation Server (currently for the December 2005 CTP) in a single-server deployment in a Virtual PC from the ground up. You may recall that Dave Bost wrote...
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    DSL Tools Prerelease Documentation

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    We just posted for download a new CHM help file containing the following prerelease documentation in support of DSL Tools. Overview of Domain-Specific Language Tools Describes the architectural model of the Domain-Specific Language Tools. Domain...
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    Web Test Authoring and Debugging Techniques

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    Be sure to read this new article on Web testing from somone in the know - Josh Christie , who is one of the developers who built the Web testing functionality for Team System. My whitepaper titled Web Test Authoring and Debugging Techniques is now...
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    My Tech Talk on Team System is Live

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    At TechEd 2005 in June, I sat down with Paul Ballard to discuss blogging, Team Foundationg Server installation, and MSF. In the video I talk about our plans (at the time) to distribute differencing disks for hands-on labs and samples. Perhaps that'll...
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    Integration Creates Exponential Changes

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    Barton Friedland has a great post about his company’s experiences with Team System (warts and all) and in particular, Team Foundation Server, that concludes with what I think is a great quote: But what is most interesting to me about all of this is...
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