Rob Caron

Developer-related topics and other stuff.

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    New Team System Stuff - 2004-08-30

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    Please be sure to take the Team Architect Terminology Survey ! Randy Miller (formerly of TogetherSoft, then Borland , and now Microsoft), has an item on the Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF) in the October issue of Software Development Magazine : The...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2004-09-20

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    Moving to Software Factories The new Ask Burton column is now available. This installment is from Jack Greenfield and Keith Short and discusses the movement to software factories . Team System Install Success James Snape had some trouble getting his Team...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2004-09-22

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    REMINDER : VERY FIRST TEAM SYSTEM WEBCAST ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23rd! For more information, see: MSDN Webcast: Extensibility in Visual Studio 2005 Team System—Level 200 Team System in the News ADTmag.com | Microsoft embraces ALM with upcoming Visual...
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    New on MSDN: Installing the December CTP Release of Visual Studio Team System

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    Installing the December CTP Release of Visual Studio Team System David C. Bost Solution Partners, Inc. February 2005 Summary : Use this step-by-step guide to install and configure the latest release of Team System in a virtual environment using...
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    MSF for CMMI® Process Improvement

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    Visual Studio 2005 Team System Provides Industry Process Guidance Through Microsoft Solutions Framework New Collaboration Enables the Right Guidance, for the Right User, at the Right Time REDMOND, Wash. -- March 9, 2005 -- In its continuing effort...
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    Team Foundation Installation Guide - v1.0.50428

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    I just posted a new version (1.0.50428) of the Team Foundation Installation Guide for Beta 2. This version supersedes the version you’ll see on the Team Foundation Server DVD/CD. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=E54BF6FF-026B...
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    Team Foundation Server, Beta 3 & Visual Studio 2005 in the News

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    Microsoft Readies Release Candidate, RTM of Visual Studio 2005 eWeek - 8/22/2005 Microsoft is preparing to RTM Visual Studio 2005, deliver a release candidate of the technology, and provide a third beta version of a key component. MSDN users...
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    What is Community?

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    Despite the investment of time and money Microsoft has made in the name of community, there are those within the company that look upon community as a resource drain that competes with the development of our products and services. I would argue that the...
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    Authoring Work Item Types with IntelliSense in Visual Studio

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    Earlier today, Buck Hodges blogged about IntelliSense while editing Work Item Types . In his post, he noted that the schema for work item types (as well as the other schemas used by Team Foundation Server process templates) is located in the Visual Studio...
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    Expiring Team Foundation Server Installations

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    As Brian Harry notes in his blog post below, we're getting close to the point where Team Foundation Server Release Candidate and Trial Editions installed earlier this year will start to expire. We are rapidly approaching 6 months since TFS released. Yeah...
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    Team Foundation Server SP1 Beta Coming Soon

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    In Brian Harry ’s recent Tech Ed 2006 and Stuff in the pipe for Team Foundation Server posts, he talked about a forthcoming Team Foundation Server service pack. This service pack will include a number of fixes and improvements, including basic authentication...
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    Team Explorer for CodePlex

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    For the record, you can download Team Explorer free of charge for use with CodePlex . The download is a disc image file (.img), which you can use to burn a CD, or load it with a virtual CD player. If you prefer to use a .iso file, just rename the download...
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    Team System VPC Available for MSDN Subscribers

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    The much-anticipated Team System VPC (a single-server, evaluation install of Team Foundation Server + Team Suite) is now available for download from MSDN Subscriber Downloads. Look under “Developer Tools” – “Visual Studio 2005”...
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    CodePlex in Beta!

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    CodePlex , which is built on Team Foundation Server, just went live with a public beta today. During the Beta period, they’re adding a select number of projects each week. Currently, you’ll find some projects that were previously on GotDotNet, such as...
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    Team System Wins Jolt Award

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    Rick LaPlante just took the stage at the 16th Annual Jolt Product Excellence Awards at SDWest 2006 in Santa Clara, CA to accept the Jolt Award for Product Excellence for Visual Studio 2005 Team System, which won for the Development Environment category...
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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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    Team Foundation Server RC Setup Experience Survey

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    Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server is nearly complete! For the past several months we've been incorporating feedback and fixing bugs to deliver this integral piece of Team System for the Whidbey release of Visual Studio. After shipping Beta...
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    MSDN Magazine - Extending Team Foundation Server to Enable Continuous Integration

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    My March 2006 issue of MSDN Magazine arrived today and it has an article by Ben Waldron on extending Team Foundation Server to support continuous integration ( Agile Development: Extend Team Foundation Server To Enable Continuous Integration ). It...
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    Team Foundation Server RC and MSDN

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    FYI – If you download Team Foundation Server RC, please do yourself a favor and grab the 3 MSDN disc images as well. The documentation for Team Foundation that shipped with Visual Studio 2005 in November is outdated, and in some cases provide procedures...
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    MSF for CMMI Process Improvement and CMMI Area Coverage

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    I attended the VSTS for Everyone pre-conference workshop at VSLive! on Sunday, which Richard Hale Shaw and Martin Shoemaker presented. During the day, a fellow attendee asked about parity between MSF for CMMI Process Improvement and CMMI Level 3 process...
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    Scrum for Team System Released

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    Conchango ’s Scrum for Team System process template is now available for download - and it’s free! On that site you’ll also find online Process Guidance containing multimedia content from Ken Schwaber. Scrum for Team System is...
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    MSDN Enhanced Search

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    Maybe this is just new to me, but MSDN has an enhanced search now powered by MSN Search that includes a tab for searching MSDN Blogs. You can also subscribe to search results using RSS. MSDN Enhanced Search 782
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    VSSConverter GUI

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    I got e-mail from Eyal Post of EPocalipse Software today that he has built a GUI front-end for the VSSConverter tool, which is the command-line utility that helps you migrate source from Visual SourceSafe to Team Foundation Version Control. See his post...
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    Team Foundation Server Setup Shirts Ship

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    It looks like the t-shirts we promised to the first 300 who provided feedback in our setup survey ( Team Foundation Server RC Survey and T-Shirts ) have started to make their way around the world. Martin Woodward, in Ireland, received his today. ...
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    Linking to Work Items in E-Mail

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    When discussing work items in e-mail, I often need the ability to insert a link to the work item. Of course, I use Outlook, but I also use Word as my e-mail editor. I use the following macro (mapped to a toolbar button) to convert a highlighted work item...
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