Rob Caron

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    New Team System Stuff - 2004-11-19

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    Visual Studio Team System Online Chat MSDN Online Chat : New Features in Visual Studio 2005 Team System December 1, 2004 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM PST December 2, 2004 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM PST Join members of the Visual Studio Team System team [including yours truly...
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    Critical Scrum Success Factors

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    Something interesting happened this last week. Ken Schwaber visited Microsoft and several Microsoft groups presented their experiences with Scrum. This event sparked a large interest in Scrum from more teams. Our own team has already been pinged several...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2004-10-07

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    Lock 'em Up Adam Singer , one of the newest Team System bloggers, dives right into a great post on Team Foundation Version Control's locking mechanisms ( Locking ). After you read that, head over to Korby Parnell 's post for some additional color commentary...
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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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    Visual Studio 2010 Trials, Express and .NET Framework 4 Download Links

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    UPDATE [04 OCT 2013] - Removed the links because 2010 trials are no longer available. To put these all in one place, here are the links to the Visual Studio 2010 trial editions and .NET Framework 4 downloads on the Microsoft Download Center. .NET...
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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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    The ROI of Software Testing

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    A recent internal e-mail (thanks, Ian!) included links to these two reports on the ROI of software testing, which may be beneficial to anyone seeking to justify software testers and tools. The Economic Impacts of Inadequate Infrastructure for Software...
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    RSS News Reader Auditions

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    A few days ago I blogged about my NewsGator problems [ Bitten by NewsGator ]. In response to that post, I’ve received quite a few comments and e-mail with alternative product recommendations (Thanks, everyone!). Top 10 Suggestions (in no particular...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2005-04-05

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    Visual Studio Team System Today, we have a double-header of Team System webcasts : 9:00 AM PDT – Drill Down into Visual Studio Team System: Team Architect (Level 200) with Geoff Snowman 10:00 AM PDT – How and Why Process Guidance Matters...
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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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    New Team System Stuff - 2005-08-25

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    In this post you'll find the August 25, 2005 edition of New Team System Stuff with links to cool Team System related blog posts and other online resources....
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    New Team System Stuff - 2004-12-07

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    Visual Studio Team System “From a Team Lead standpoint, it looks absolutely amazing.” – Sean McCormack ( Visual Studio 2005 Team System at DevConnections ) “…there are new "Community Technology Preview" builds of both Visual...
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    Official Guidelines for User Interface Developers and Designers

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    Official Guidelines for User Interface Developers and Designers "The Microsoft Windows User Experience, an indispensable guide to designing software that runs with the Microsoft® Windows® operating system." http://msdn.microsoft.com/library...
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    Installing Team Foundation Server Proxy and @H_APPLICATION_NAME@

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    If you’re installing Team Foundation Server Proxy, here’s a small errata change for the How to: Install Team Foundation Server Proxy topic in the Team Foundation Installation Guide, July CTP: In step 3 of the procedure, To configure Team Foundation...
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    Required SharePoint Permissions for Creating a Team Project

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    I was reading Chris Rathjen's blog today ( Known Issue: Project Creation Wizard (PCW) still says I need to be a Sharepoint Administrator after I become one ) and it reminded me of an issue that I found late last year, but never fixed (I just filed the...
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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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    New Team System Stuff - 2005-02-15

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    Visual Studio Team System Paul D. Murphy offers his evaluation of a recent build of Team System in this post ( Oh man is Team System sweet ). I have a post in which Soma explains the general philosophy behind Team System ( Soma: Philosophy Behind...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2004-10-26

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    Booch & Pierson on Domain Specific-Languages Grady Booch recently posted a skeptical commentary ( Domain-specific Languages ) on domain-specific languages. Harry Pierson responds with a post that offers an alternative perspective ( By Request...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2004-10-15

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    Generative Programming, DSLs & Software Factories Alan Cameron Wills , a development manager on Steve Cook 's team, has returned to blogging! Welcome back, Alan. Alan recently attended UML 2004 in Lisbon and has a post ( Hot topic at UML 2004 ) where...
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    New Team System Blog Posts - 2004-07-16

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    Keith Short is leaving for vacation, but leaves us with something to read in his absence: Keith Short: Cruising in Desolation Sound and the Software Factories Article But as promised in an earlier posting, here’s a link to the Software Factory article...
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    Pass@word1, Virtual Machines, and Windows Keyboard Layouts

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    If you're one of the many people on the planet who uses a keyboard with a non-US English keyboard layout, you may have encountered difficulty using some of the Team System virtual machines that using Darren's Pass@word1 password. If I understand the issue...
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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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    New Team System Blog Posts - 2004-07-28

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    I've been a little remiss this week in blogging due to a spike in workload. Here's the latest from in and around Planet Team System: Korby Parnell: Team Foundation vs. SourceSafe | Checking Out Yesterday, I was sitting in a Team Foundation usability review...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2005-08-24

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    In this post you'll find the August 24, 2005 edition of New Team System Stuff with over 50 links to cool Team System related blog posts and other online resources....
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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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