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 on the .NET Rocks Show

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    At TechEd in Orlando last week, .NET Rocks! sat down with the Team System product managers (Eric Lee, Ajay Sudan, and Michael Leworthy) to discuss Team System. Team System - Live at Tech Ed! Carl and Richard come at you live from Tech Ed Orlando...
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    GrokTalk - Team System Extensibility

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    GrokTalks , which were presented by Microsoft Regional Directors at TechEd 2005 in Orlando, were also videotaped ( Photos from the production floor ). The first batch is online, including a GrokTalk on Team System Extensibility by Mitch Ruebush. ...
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    Unit Testing API Docs

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    I’ve had several people ask me for the Team System Unit Testing API reference docs. For now, you can find some prerelease documentation here: http://ms.url123.com/UnitTestingAPI In the top margin, click show toc to view the Table of Contents.
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    Draft of Process Planning Guide

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    David Chesnut, a fellow writer on the Team System content team, has posted an early draft of the Process Planning Guide. See his post for the details: Draft of Process Planning Guide Hi, my name is David and I'm a programmer/writer on the Visual...
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    TheServerSide.net Tech Talk - Eric Lee on Team Foundation Server

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    Eric Lee - Project Manager at Microsoft Topic: Visual Studio Team Foundation Server Eric Lee, Product Manager for Microsoft on Visual Studio Team System talks about the components that make up Visual Studio Team Foundation Server and what the development...
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    A Few New and Re-Kindled Team System Blogs

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    We have some new Team System blogs to watch, and some that are coming back to life. Be sure to add these to your blogroll: New Jeff Beehler (Team System Box PM) – http://blogs.msdn.com/jeffbe Team System Quality Tools Team – http://blogs.msdn...
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    Two Team System Chats on Wednesday

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    This Wednesday, June 15th, I will be moderating two Team System related chats in MSDN Chats : Visual Studio Team Edition for Software Architects Public Chat 8:00 - 9:00 AM PDT Add to Calendar ( Additional Time Zones ) Just back from TechEd...
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    PDC05 Registration is Now Open

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    PDC05 Registration is now open. At PDC, the Tools & Languages track will have sessions on Team System. Price tag: $1,695 U.S. through July 15th, 2005 $1,995 U.S. after July 15th, 2005 If you plan to attend, don’t procrastinate. With...
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    Clinic 2551: Introduction to Visual Studio Team System

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    This course from Microsoft E-Learning, with an introduction from Rick LaPlante , is available through a free, 90–day subscription: Clinic 2551: Introduction to Visual Studio Team System This Clinic will provide both Business Decision Makers ...
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    Team System VPC: Disk Full Error when Extracting

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    If you picked-up one of the nifty Team System VPC DVDs from the Team System Track Cabana, and you receive a “Disk Full” error when extracting the Virtual PC image, chances are you’re trying to extract the image to a drive volume that was formatted using...
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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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    Microsoft Sets Visual Studio 2005 Launch Date

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    Five months from today, week of November 7th, is the official launch date for Visual Studio 2005. Press release : ORLANDO, Fla. — June 7, 2005 — On the second day of Microsoft® Tech•Ed 2005, Microsoft Corp. continued to speak about the investments...
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    Time for Me to Fly, Again

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    Once again , I’m back at Sea-Tac waiting for a flight to TechEd and enjoying the spoils of the Alaska Airlines Boardroom with Korby . Our flight was over-sold, so we both volunteered our seats in exchange for free tickets to anywhere Alaska (or Horizon...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2005-06-04

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    Visual Studio Team System Bill Sheldon from InterKnowlogy has an item in the June 3rd edition of Developer .NET UPDATE [ Developer .NET UPDATE--Visual Studio 2005 Team Editions--June 3, 2005 ] that takes a look at the role-based editions of Team...
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    Team System Cheat Sheet for TechEd 2005 US

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    If you’re overwhelmed by the preponderance of offerings at TechEd 2005 this year and want the cheat sheet for Team System stuff to plan your schedule, you’ll want to go download this PDF of a card we’ll be distributing to attendees in Orlando. Team...
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    DevHawk: Introducing the Architecture Resource Center

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    From Harry Pierson's DevHawk Blog: Introducing the Architecture Resource Center Shortly after joining the Architecture Strategy Team, we worked with MSDN to re-launch the .NET Architecture Center. While we've had good success with that site,...
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    Multimedia Documentation - eHow-To

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    Windows Mobile just released a batch of what they’re calling, eHow-tos. Essentially, these are multimedia versions of what we call How To topics. Imagine having multimedia versions of walkthroughs, too. What do you think? Wouldn’t this be cool for Team...
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    What is the Team System Modeling Strategy?

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    Here’s the summary of a white paper that we just posted to the MSDN Library: Visual Studio 2005 Team System Modeling Strategy and FAQ Summary : Customers and partners are keen to understand Microsoft's strategy for model-driven development and its...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2005-05-25

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    Visual Studio Team System Yesterday marked the one-year anniversary of the public announcement of Visual Studio Team System, which was announced at TechEd 2004 in San Diego [ Visual Studio 2005 Team System! ]. MOC 2631, the official Microsoft...
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    Chats this Week

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    The following chats are scheduled for this week: Using the Domain-Specific Languages Tools for Visual Studio 2005 Domain-specific language tools lay the foundation for software factories by providing a framework and a set of tools for delivering...
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    Today in History

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    “Most modern calendars mar the sweet simplicity of our lives by reminding us that each day that passes is the anniversary of some perfectly uninteresting event.” – Oscar Wilde 1506: Christopher Columbus dies in poverty in Spain. 1861: North Carolina...
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    PowerToy for Class Designer & Distributed System Designers

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    From the Class Designer team blog: We’ve published a set of set of add-ins which augments existing functionality in the Visual Studio 2005 Class Designer and the Distributed Systems Designers. The Design Tools Enhancements add-in provides a common...
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    RE: Team System - Team Test

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    Ed Glas, a Group Manager on Team System, asked me to post this response to Tim Weaver recent post on the testing features of Team System [ Team System – Team Test ]. No way to share test context between tests This is a limitation in the beta. We...
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    Webcast: Ad-Hoc Reporting with SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services

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    As you may know, Team System reporting is provided by SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services. If you want to tap into the full power of SQL Server Reporting Services, and you’re not completely satisfied with the reports that come with a given MSF process...
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