PDC 2007 Dates Announced

 Plan a nice relaxing getaway in Los Angeles for the PDC 2007! The “you gotta be there” event for developers. Not much info yet except dates and place, but sign up for the RSS Feed to get pushed updates. http://msdn.microsoft.com/events/pdc

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My Grandfather

This post, unlike all the others, has nothing to do with anything I do for a living. It’s just something I came across today, and it’s kind of a neat story about my Grandfather. I wanted to ensure the story doesn’t get lost in time and space, and thought it might be of interest to…

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TFS Migration Toolkit

 One thing that is an absolute reality for firms doing software development (in house or for commercial sale) is that they more than like got a number of existing systems to support their activities. Rip and replace is generally not an attractive scenario, no matter how appealing a move to TFS might be. The product…

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bharry’s WebLog : Team Foundation Server Roadmap

 Awesome.   As usual, Brian has posted some great information on the roadmap for VSTS. A great read.   I’ve been hinting at this coming for while now.  I think I promised it would come out in Dec and here it is on the last day of Nov :).  I hope this is helpful to…

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Xbox 360 v PS3: A developer comparison

 Both ID softward (Kevin Cloud) talks about the power of the development environment and power of XBOX 360. As well, a comparison of development and power of two at http://www.hardcoreware.net/reviews/review-348-1.h… . Very interesting. Link to Xbox 360 News: Id Software talks 360 Wolfenstein – ComputerAndVideoGames.com

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Awesome list of widgets!

  Per Rob Caron’s Blog, the most awesome single list of add-ons, accessories, etc for Team System that I’ve EVER SEEN! http://teamsystemwidgets.com This is a list of various Visual Studio 2005 and Team Foundation Server add-ins, add-ons, widgets, and extensibility solutions. We are not endorsing or recommending – just listing. Also, keep in mind that…

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PaulStovell.NET – TrialBalance Build System

This is super cool. Using/extending the build system to not only build the software but extend the build all the way to the deployment target. Imagine, automating the build and deployment from dev to test to staging….  Now that is super useful! Check it out…  Link to PaulStovell.NET – TrialBalance Build System

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VSSConverter GUI

 If you have Visual SourceSafe, and are considering a move to Team Foundation Server Source Control (and you SHOULD BE), having a graphical front end to the command line tool included with TFS would be a wonderful addition… Check this out… Link to Eyal’s Posts » VSSConverter GUI

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Free Vista / .NET 3.0 E-Learning

http://www.microsoft.com/learning/windowsvista/dev/default.mspx – all courses listed here See the New Capabilities: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 and Visual Studio 2005 Learn about Windows Presentation Foundation and more new capabilities provided by the .NET Framework 3.0. Free collection from Microsoft Learning.https://www.microsoftelearning.com/eLearning/gotoResource.aspx?resourceid={54B8ECBE-B85C-402F-B1E2-A1E0217310C1}&locale=en-US http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=5577967Get Started With Windows Workflow Foundation Free clinic from Microsoft Learning: See the functionality and architecture of…

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