Adam Singer

Veni, vidi, expertus sum- I came, I saw, I tested

Absence makes the install grow fonder

As I mentioned in a previous post, our program manager Sudhir is blogging up a storm on all the great new features in Orcas, including remote Analysis Services and Sharepoint. You can also use pre-installed and configured Sharepoint instances, if your company already has one set up. Brian Harry recently posted the final TFS 2008 feature list,… Read more

More machine than man now

The other day, someone not in the computer related fields asked me an interesting question. He wanted to know what I think the difference is between the human brain and a computer. Now, it’s been a long time since I took biology, but I believe I remember most of it. The first thing that jumped… Read more

Great news!

I’m still alive! Yes, I know you all agree that’s great news. At least, I think it’s great news so will classify it as such here in my blog. First, a bit of business: Come chat with the Visual Studio Team System product team – This Wednesday   Join members of the Visual Studio Team System… Read more

What’s up, Doc?

This week, we have one of our User Education (“UE”) folks out visiting the North Carolina office. We’re talking about all manner of interesting documentation topics, including what we want to work on with respect to documentation for future versions. After spending a bit of time scratching my head and trying to come up with answers I… Read more

On msiproperty.ini

Recently, in part because of such interesting capabilities as Sudhir mentions in his post on Analysis Services Flexibility, we had an e-mail discussion about the msiproperty.ini file. As such discussions are wont to do, this one became somewhat humorous. I decided to reply back at one point with famous quotes, replacing key words with others related… Read more

He who permissions least, permissions best

I’ve heard a few questions and comments about our permission model recently. For example, some folks have asked why user in two groups, one granted a permission and one denied the same permission, is denied the permission rather than granted it. The answer lies in our permissioning model. Lets first define a few terms to get us… Read more

A little bit of this, a little bit of chat

Another Team System chat is on the way! You’ve got questions? We’ve got answers – I just hope they match. Visual Studio Team System Chat – April 27th Join members of the Visual Studio Team System product group to discuss features available in Visual Studio Team Foundation Server, Team Editions for Architects, Developers, Database Pros,… Read more

License and registration

As Rob Caron posted, there’s a new Microsoft Visual Studio Team System Licensing white paper. Now, I’m not a lawyer, but I could follow what it’s saying and think it’s much clearer than the previous version (and even that one basically made sense to me). Here’s a few tidbits based on the common questions I’ve seen on… Read more

Can you direct me to Directory Services?

As with many of my other Administration and Operations posts, this one stems from posts I’ve seen on the Visual Studio Team System forums. I’ve read a number of questions where people are having trouble granting their Active Directory users access to their Team Foundation Server. What I’ve found is that, oftentimes, this is due… Read more

No ‘I’ in ‘Team’

I’ve had this brewing in my head for awhile now and wanted to share it with you, my fellow netizens.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office” /> This stems in part from a philosophy course I took back during my undergraduate days called “Freedom and Responsibility”. The basic question in the course was “do we… Read more