Rob Caron

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    How to Get Team Foundation Functionality in Visual Studio

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    Since Sam Gentile ran into this problem [ Where is Team Explorer and "Team" functionality in VSTS Team Suite July? It's Separate ], I figured I’d post something. To access Team Foundation functionality in Visual Studio, you must first install Team Explorer...
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    CMMI Certification Using Team System

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    DevSource , a Microsoft sponsored Ziff Davis site, has an article by Paul Ferrill that explains in a nutshell what CMMI is and how it came to be. He then goes on to explain how Visual Studio Team System can be used by software development teams to earn...
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    Suggested Reading - 2005-07-31

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    Cleaning-out my “To Blog” file again… Architects Handling data in service oriented systems Edward Bakker applies lessons learned from TechEd Europe. Enterprise architecture 10 common myths In this article on The Enterprise Architecture Online...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2005-07-31

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    Visual Studio Team System Jeff Beehler on the July CTP of Team System, which we’re now dogfooding. ⊕ Learn more about how we are using Team System within Microsoft. ⊕ Dave Bost hsa posted his slides from a Team System presentation in Chicago...
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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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    Roy Osherove's Interview with Randy Miller Now Available

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    I mentioned earlier this month that Roy Osherove interviewed Randy Miller at TechEd 2005 in Amsterdam. The audio of that interview is now available for download from Roy’s site. See his blog post for more info: [Audio Interview] Randy Miller on...
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    Team System VPC Available to More Subscribers

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    Initially, the VPC download [ VPC Available on MSDN Subscriber Downloads ] was only available to MSDN Universal Subscribers. I've just learned that the Team System VPC is now available to MSDN Professional, Enterprise, and Universal Subscribers, as well...
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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 Foundation Installation Guide - v1.0.50726 (July CTP)

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    I just posted the most recent version of the Installation Guide that supports July CTP. In it you'll find some new stuff. You'll also find that the single-server install directions are missing. That's by design. Single-server installation is not supported...
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    Update - July CTP, Drop 3

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    If you're a Team System fan, you may be wondering, "Where for art thou, July CTP?" The Team Suite and Team Foundation Server bits are rumbling through the internal plumbing on their way to MSDN Subscriber Downloads. This usually takes a couple days...
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    Escape From Yesterworld

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    I could try explaining this, but I can't. See it for yourself. http://www.escapeyesterworld.com
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    Team System VPC FAQ - What is Darren's Password?

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    I've had a few people send me e-mail asking, "What is the password for ADVENTUREWORKS.LOCAL\darren?" His password is Pass@word1 and it was provided on the VPC download page. For those who obtained the VPC at Microsoft from an itnernal share, I don...
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    VPC Available on MSDN Subscriber Downloads

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    The much anticipated download of a fully installed & configured Visual Studio 2005 Team System Beta 2 VPC is now available for download from MSDN Subscriber Downloads. VPC Contents: Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition (expires...
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    David Anderson - Writing Agile Software

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    Catch David Anderson on Channel 9: David Anderson - Writing Agile Software David Anderson writes the Agile Management blog that's been getting quote popular (and wrote a book on the same topic). He's been working with teams inside Microsoft to...
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    Roy Osherove's Interview of Steve Cook Available Online

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    As I mentioned in this post , Roy Osherove interviewed Steve Cook at TechEd Europe. The MP3 audio recording is now available online. Steve Cook's WebLog : Interviewed about SFs and DSLs Roy Osherove has published an interview that he did with...
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    525,600 Minutes

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    [If you found this post while searching for the song Seasons of Love from Rent , you can find a video of the song here and the lyrics here .] Early this morning my wife and I accompanied our daughter, Stephanie, to the Mix 92.5 Make-A-Wish Radiothon...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2005-07-14

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    Visual Studio Team System There’s a new Team System community site – TeamSystemRocks.com ! ⊕ Well, Jeff Lynch rekindled the fire around Team System pricing over on codebetter.com ⊕ , and he was quickly joined by Steve Hebert ⊕ and Brendan Tompkins...
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    Homesteading a Team System Community

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    It’s now official – the Team System community site is up and running! TeamSystemRocks.com Thanks to Mickey Gousset , Omar Villareal , Joel Semeniuk and Dave Bost for this collaborative effort. Here are some of the announcement blog posts: ...
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    How Do You Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services?

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    Currently, the Team Foundation Installation Guide instructs you to install SQL Server Reporting Services on the same server as the instance of SQL Server 2005 used by Team Foundation Server. The report server is implemented as a Microsoft Windows service...
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    Conchango Developing Scrum Process Guidance for Team System

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    This is good news. As you may know, process guidance in Team System is fully customizable. Here’s an example of the kind of process guidance that will be available from third-parties. Conchango Press Release The plug-in, which will be available...
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    Aaron Skonnard on the Application Designer

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    Aaron Skonnard’s Service Station column in the August 2005 issue of MSDN Magazine is on the Application Designer (formerly known as the Application Connection Designer, which is the terminology used in the column). Download the complete code from...
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    Call for Papers: Software Factories Workshop at OOPSLA 2005

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    The call for papers for the Software Factories Workshop at OOPSLA 2005 in San Diego has gone out: International Workshop on Software Factories More than twenty years ago, many organizations sought greater productivity and predictability in software...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2005-07-11

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    Visual Studio Team System According to my sources, the Team System VPC that was distributed to TechEd attendees in the US and Europe will be available for download sometime this week. Soma blogged about Team System’s contribution to distributed...
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    Roy Osherove Interviews Randy Miller & Steve Cook

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    Roy Osherove recorded some interviews with several people while at TechEd Europe, including Randy Miller & Steve Cook: Upcoming Audio Interviews from TechEd Europe A chat with Randy Miller, one of the people behind MSF and MSF Agile A chat...
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    Marcus Mac Innes on SOA at TechEd Europe

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    Marcus Mac Innes has a write-up on TechEd Europe with some in-depth coverage on SOA. He also mentions Team System in his post with what has become a familiar assesment. TechEd 2005 – What’s The Message This Year? Furthering the need for better...
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