Rob Caron

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    New Team System Stuff - 2004-09-19

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    I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work. - Thomas A. Edison I spent some time this weekend troubleshooting a variety of installation failures to better understand the trouble some people are encountering. A few were the result of...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2004-09-09

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    Here is what's new today in 475 characters or less - Michael Lehman has Team System running on three Virtual PC's in Virtual Server 2005, Alex Torone needs your help, Roy Osherove shares his recent Test-Driven Development success, Jay Bazuzi compares...
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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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    New Team System Stuff - 2004-10-19

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    OOPSLA 2004 As Harry Pierson points out ( Keith with an OOPSLA Preview ), Keith Short is looking forward to OOPSLA 2004 ( Getting Ready for OOPSLA 2004 in Vancouver, BC. ). There's even an OOPSLA 2004 Wiki over on Socialtext . OOPSLA is co-located with...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2004-11-05

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    DSL Tools Workbench is Now Available As discussed at OOPSLA, we are releasing the first salvo of tools with the Microsoft tools for domain specific languages (October 2004 Release). The DSL Tools workbench ( DSL Tools Workbench ) is the first workbench...
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    TechWeb Article on Eclipse Plug-In for Team Foundation

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    Alexander Wolfe has an article on TechWeb about an open-source project to bring Team Foundation Server’s work item tracking and version control features. Tool Will Connect Microsoft's Visual Studio To Eclipse A small, grass-roots development...
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    Updated: Visual Studio 2008 Product Comparison (v1.04)

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    Okay, another update (v1.04) to the Visual Studio 2008 Product Comparison is now available {NOTE: This product comparison is no longer available on the Visual Studio site}. In this revision, I updated the Code Quality Tools section to better reflect the...
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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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    New Team System Stuff - 2005-01-21

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    Visual Studio Team System A week ago ( New Team System Stuff - 2005-01-13 ) I mentioned John Cunningham is heading to Europe, where he plans to talk about Team System ( The Beta2 push, and Team System in Europe ). To learn more about the tour, see...
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    Essential Unified Process (Essential UP)

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    Some news this week in eWeek about the delivery of an MSF-based Essential Unified Process for use with Team System: eWeek: Microsoft Taps Former Rational Heavyweight to Lend Credence to Enterprise Tools Play Microsoft Monday is expected to announce...
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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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    An Easier Way to Download Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2

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    Psst! Looking for an easier way to download those huge Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 files? Go grab the Microsoft Secure Content Downloader from Microsoft Research. All you have to do is pick your favorite flavor of Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 and tell...
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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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    What is Visual Studio Code Name "Orcas"?

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    If you’d like some insight into the next release of Visual Studio, code-named "Orcas", visit the Visual Studio Future Versions site. On that site, you’ll find a roadmap that provides a brief overview of what to expect in "Orcas". Visual Studio Code...
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    New Team Foundation Server Partner Benefit

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    We’re announcing a new partner software benefit for Team Foundation Server at the Worldwide Partner Conference in Boston today. In addition to the software benefits they currently receive ( A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Visual Studio 2005 Team System for Microsoft...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2004-09-07

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    Korby Parnell has a step-by-step guide to reporting Team System bugs using the MSDN Product Feedback Center (aka Ladybug): How To: Report Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Bugs If you get a chance to install and play around with the Community Technology...
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    New Team System Stuff - 2005-04-25

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    Visual Studio Team System Beta 2 is out and thousands of you have downloaded and installed it with varying degrees of success [ Visual Studio Team System & SQL Server 2005 (April CTP) and Visual Studio Team System Beta 2 ]. The best place to go...
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    New Case Study: EDS and Team Foundation Server

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    There's a new business case study ( EDS: Global IT Firm Improves Teamwork, Lowers Risk with Distributed-Server Development ) on the Microsoft Case Studies site . EDS has nine Centers of Expertise for its Microsoft® .NET Framework developers in various...
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    Installing SQL Server for Team Foundation Server Beta 3 Refresh

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    Just to be clear, you must install the final, released version of SQL Server 2005 to use Beta 3 Refresh. However, since it appears that only SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition is available for download from MSDN, you need to be aware of one extra step...
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    It Was Twenty Years Ago Today...

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    December 26, 1984 Twenty years ago today, I joined the United States Navy as an Electrician’s Mate in the Naval Nuclear Power Program. During my eleven year career in the Navy, I served aboard an aircraft carrier ( USS Eisenhower, CVN-69 video ...
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    New Team System Blog Posts - 2004-07-13

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    Some Visual Studio Team System blog posts from the source control guys in North Carolina... James Manning: a few more answers to Stuart's excellent questions I still owed Stuart a couple more answers from his last set of questions, and he posted a couple...
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    Debating Dogfood Doctrine

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    In an opinion piece on eWeek today ( Dog Food Doctrine Deserves Debate ), Peter Coffee raises a concern that our (Microsoft’s) dogfooding of Team System may be of little value if your process doesn't match ours. I wonder, though, if Visual Studio Team...
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    Viewing All Team Project Portal Sites

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    Today, I received e-mail from Matt asking why he can’t find all of the team project portal sites in the list of Sites and Workspaces found at http:// Application-TierComputer /_layouts/ lcid /mngsubwebs.aspx?view=sites . After all, this list includes...
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    Rush Meet and Greet at XM Radio

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    After the taping at XM Radio , Alex & Geddy did a meet & greet session for audience members to get photos and autographs. They had a professional photographer at the event and I just got an e-mail saying the pics are ready. Here's the thumbnail...
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    Exploring Team Foundation Build

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    Ajay Sudan, a product manager for Team System, recently assembled the following resources for Team Foundation Build: Team Foundation Team Blog - Team Foundation Build Overview Product Documentation - Managing Builds with Team Foundation Build...
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