Rob Caron

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    How to: Install Visual Studio 2012 Update 1 Offline

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    Now available: How to: Install Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 Offline (updated version of the content below) Visual Studio 2012 Update 1 is now available for download. You’ll find that only a web installer is provided, which means you need to be...
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    Free Download: MSDN Library

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    Starting with the May 2006 release, MSDN Library is freely available for download from Microsoft Downloads. Previously, the Library was only available for download to MSDN subscribers. For the latest release, search Microsoft Downloads for "MSDN Library...
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    A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Visual Studio 2005 Team System, Part I

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    Part I – Evolving Visual Studio ( Part II ) Lisez cet article en Français . Leggi questo articolo in Italiano . Lea este articulo en Español . 請看 繁 體中文版 。 Прочитайте эту статью на русском языке . Hier finden Sie den Artikel auf Deutsch...
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    VSTS December CTP Now Available on MSDN

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    Visual Studio 2005 CTP - December 2004 - DVD (English) is now propagating to the MSDN Subscriber Downloads servers. http://msdn.microsoft.com/subscriptions/ Here are some visual guides for installing: Two-Computer Install (including Domain Controller...
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    Accessing Team Foundation Server Remotely

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    Team Foundation client applications, such as Team Explorer, access Team Foundation Server functionality through a collection of Web services hosted on Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0. The initial RTM release of Team Foundation Server only supports...
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    Upgrading to Team Foundation Server RC

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    As you may have guessed from my previous post ( Team Foundation Installation Guide RC ), the release of Team Foundation Server Release Candidate is imminent. In fact, it should be available for download from MSDN Subscriber Downloads sometime tomorrow...
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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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    A Hitchhiker's Guide to Team Foundation Server Workgroup Edition

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    Those who have Team Suite (or one of the role-based Team Editions) with MSDN Premium subscription will soon be able to download Team Foundation Server Workgroup Edition. This edition of Team Foundation Server only differs from Team Foundation Server Standard...
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    How to: Install Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 Offline

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    UPDATE (June 26): Visual Studio 2012 Update 3 now available, which includes Update 2 UPDATE (May 3): Announcing availability of ISOs for Visual Studio Updates Just an update to note that the steps outlined in my earlier post, How to: Install Visual...
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    A Hitchhiker's Guide to Visual Studio 2008, Part I

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    When you download and install Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2, you may notice that some of the product names have changed for this release. On the Help menu in Team Suite, click About and you'll find that many of the products in Team System have a new name...
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    Team System Pricing & Licensing

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    The big news for Team System today is the announcement of the much-awaited pricing and licensing details. Adding the Express and Team Editions to the Visual Studio product line includes a restructuring of MSDN subscription options. One surprise is that...
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    A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Visual Studio 2005 Team System, Part II

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    Part II – Visual Studio 2005 Pricing & Licensing Lisez cet article en Français . Lea este articulo en Español . Leggi questo articolo in Italiano . Hier finden Sie den Artikel auf Deutsch . In Part I , I described the evolution of...
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    Bitten by NewsGator

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    I’ve been using the NewsGator Outlook add-in since sometime last year. I don’t know why it happens, but subscription information is volatile. Without intentionally editing it, it can change by itself. For example, after connecting to the...
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    Viewing Downloaded CHM Files

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    A recent security update (Security Update for Windows XP - KB896358 ) has modified the behavior of files you download from the Internet. In this case , the download in question is the Team Foundation Installation Guide .chm file. Option 1 After...
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    Free: Keyboard Shortcut Reference Posters for Visual Studio

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    Do you prefer to keep your hands on the keyboard when working in Visual Studio? If so, you'll appreciate this new cubicle art we posted last week that you can now download and print at your convenience: Visual Basic Visual C# Visual...
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    Visual Studio .NET 2003 SP1 Available

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    For the people who contacted me over the past several months to ask about Visual Studio .NET 2003 SP1 (English) , it’s now available for download. This download installs Service Pack 1 for Microsoft® Visual Studio® .NET™ 2003. Fixes in this Service...
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    Beta Exam 71-510: TS: Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server

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    You can now register to take Beta Exam 71-510: TS: Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server, which is the beta for 70-510. This certification exam counts as credit towards the MCTS: Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server certification. Registration...
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    Upgrading to Team Foundation Server (RTM)

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    To upgrade from Team Foundation Server Release Candidate (RC), or Team Foundation Server Beta 3 Refresh, to Team Foundation Server (RTM), you should download this upgrade utility package and follow the enclosed instructions: Team Foundation Server...
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    Visual Studio 2005 Beta 1 Refresh with Visual Studio 2005 Team System

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    For those with access to MSDN Subscriber Downloads , when you go to download the DVD image for this release, you should grab the following while you're there to maximize your Team System CTP experience: SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition Beta 2 (English...
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    Workaround for Help Issue in Community Technology Preview May 2004

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    Symptom: When using Help external (dexplore.exe) to Visual Studio 2005 Team System Community Technology Preview May 2004 , the Help system appears to be stuck (you see the “Downloading...“ message in the status bar, the progress bar...
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    Team Foundation Server Trial on Microsoft Downloads

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    Are you eager to try Team Foundation Server, but you don’t have an MSDN Subscription to access the download, or you don’t want to wait to order and receive a CD in the mail? We just put the English 180–day Trial Edition on Microsoft...
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    Team Foundation Server Ships Tomorrow

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    In his keynote today at SDWest 2006, Rick LaPlante announced that we’re releasing Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server tomorrow. Last year we took the tough decision to disconnect Team Foundation Server from the rest of Team System, but promised...
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    Now Available: Visual Studio 2005 SP1

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    As noted on Soma's blog: VS 2005 SP1 is released! For details, see Visual Studio 2005 SP1 . You'll find four links at the bottom of that page. There are separate downloads for Team Suite, Team Foundation Server, and the Visual Studio Express Editions...
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    Now Available: Microsoft eScrum Version 1.0

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    If you're looking for another Scrum template to try with Team Foundation Server, consider using eScrum , which is an implementation of Scrum that's used internally by some teams within Microsoft: eScrum is a Web-based, end-to-end project management...
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    Team System Community Technology Previews (CTPs)

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    Note: Hey, this is just my perspective on CTPs. It should not be construed as an official Microsoft statement on CTPs. I don’t think I’ve ever seen one. What is a CTP? CTP (Community Technology Preview) release are supposed to be a ‘point...
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