VSTS, MSF, Team Foundation, Jacobson, Unified Process and Process Governance

I love it when a plan comes together. I hadn’t hit my blog in quite a while, and of course, I post on IT Governance in Team System, and lo and behold, Microsoft Taps Former Rational Heavyweight to Lend Credence to Enterprise Tools Play ( http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,1886533,00.asp  ) Highlights include:  “We need more lightweight processes,” Jacobson said,…

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IT Governance: How does Team System support this…

After a few queries from customers, as well as some personal reflection, I’m starting to think that some information about how Team System, and more specifically how Team Foundation Server, can support the important aspects of IT Governance. Surprisingly (or not really), there is not a lot of information that’s been brought together on this…

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Last Developer Standing: Mobile!

So now you get to show how mobile your skills are. It’s been a while since we’ve covered mobile development at our MSDN events across Canada. And a lot of people don’t know just how easy it is to build simple applications for Windows Mobile, Smartphone, and in general, Windows CE. Go ahead, I dare…

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Spring Tour: Prob: Source control on sample…

You might have had a problem when you tried to open the sample application that came on the CD we distributed at the show. It will probably indicate that the source control database could not be found, or something to that effect. To clear up this issue, do two things: 1)  Right click on the…

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Spring tour behind the scenes, part one

So, we just completed the Calgary delivery of the MSDN spring tour. From all accounts, it was a great success. It was our second delivery of the content, and I think it went well.   We’ve had a lot of fun putting the content together (a lot of work, but a lot of fun). The…

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WSE 3.0 CTP is up!!!

Finally, a WSE 3.0 build that works with Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2. WS-Secure-IT! 

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Team System: Could not connect to the BISGSS…

So, as usual, the night before a demo, panick mode sets in when the previously working machine configuration starts to barf (the technical term for it) and gives error wierdness. In my particular case, my Visual Studio Team Suite Beta 2 client could not seem to connect to the Team Foundation Server, with an error…

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LDD Module 3: Windows Forms…

OK, so I’m finally back. I’ve been spending a huge amount of time getting ready for our MSDN Spring Tour, Fastrack Introduction to Visual Studio 2005. We’ve been able to deliver the content for this once so far, in Ottawa. WinForms 2.0 (beta 2) and Visual Studio Team System (developer focussed). We truly had the…

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Team System for small teams!

Well, the community spoke, and we listened, apparently. Team System is going to be awesome, but a lot of individual developers or small developer shops might have found it a bit expensive to justify. So, we’re announcing the following: 1) Every copy of Team Architect, Team Developer, or Team Tester will come with a limited…

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