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I take up sport!

 One thing about Australians is they love their sport and after living here 3 years I thought it was time I joined in…Of course this begged this first question of “which sport”. I must admit a couple immediately came to mind such as “AV enhanced yoga” “Power Lifting Ethanol” “Mattress spelunking” “Literary Marathons”   The… Read more


DO NOT install WAIK on a functioning VS2005/TFS RTM computer… The .NET FX version WAIK uses will fail during install and leave VS 2005 unusable. Note: You can fix the computer with a repair of the .NET Framework 2.0 but you probably have better things to do with that time. For those of you that haven’t… Read more

Refreshing the Data in Data Bound Controls in WPF

Received this question:   I need to bind some objects to an XML file – and refresh the binding whenever the XML source changes. By default my application (c# .exe) reads the source values romthe XML once at start-up, and doesn’t notice subsequent changes. I didn’t see an easy way to do this in Markup… Read more

Joining the Visual Studio Team System Team and bought a house

Christmas came early this year!  November has been a big month: I crashed my motorcycle, flew to the U.S., bought a house in Redmond(see below), interviewed with the Visual Studio Team System team, kicked off a VSTS tour but all of this paled in comparison to a piece of mail i received from Jeff Beehler this morning offering me a role… Read more

Team Foundation Server Process Templates?

Friday evening i was talking to Stephanie Saad then later Anthony Borton on the topic of Team Foundation Server Process Templates wondering how many Team Foundation Server Templates are out in the wild.  Looks like Richard Hundhausen @ http://widgets.accentient.com/default.aspx has done a great job of listing the mainstream templates (below) but must admit  i thought… Read more

Adding or removing accounts from the Service Accounts group after performing a domain move on TFS 2005

Customer question came in today: I am unable to add or remove accounts from the Service Accounts group after performing a domain move on TFS 2005 per the documentation.  One symptom is that the TFSSERVICE account from their old domain is still present in the Service Accounts group and we are unable to remove it… Read more

blog roll: Visual Studio Team System Development Team

In getting to know my new team mates i found out that the Team System development is made up of 5/6 teams.   Team Foundation Server Visual Studio Team System 2008 Architecture Edition Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition Visual Studio Team System 2008 Test Edition Visual Studio Team System 2008 Development Edition The MVP’s… Read more

Using Different Credentials to a Team Foundation Server

Ran in to a situation a couple of days ago where i needed to log into a Team Foundation Server as a different user – and since Visual Studio/Team Explorer "remembers" your last credentials you don’t have a chance to re-enter these credentials.  This information is cached even after removing and re-adding the server in… Read more

Server and Management Track at TechEd.

Server and Management Track at TechEd.   The next step in the TechEd content process is to list, prioritize and start culling to come up with the top 13 sessions.  I am working on this offline so the list below does NOT include earlier submissions (these can be seen at: http://blogs.msdn.com/charles_sterling/articles/345959.aspx) But rest assured those… Read more

Desktop, Smart Clients and Mobile track

Desktop, Smart Clients and MobileLearn the latest techniques for designing, developing, and deploying the next generation of smart client applications. Get in-depth information on building rich, responsive, and compelling smart client solutions using Windows Forms, Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003, the .NET Compact Framework and the latest development techniques using Visual Studio .NET 2003 and… Read more