Hatteras, Currituck, Ocracoke

Some of you have no doubt heard of these projects, all part of the upcoming Visual Studio Team System. Some of you may also recognize the origin of these names: All three are lighthouses on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. I took a “mini” vacation last week to the Outer Banks, and enjoyed it…

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Running As Normal User

As most of you probably know, Microsoft is a land of acronyms. We mostly prefer the 3-letter variety here (TLAs), but I’ve been spending a lot of time lately thinking about one of the 4-letter ones: RANU. RunAs Normal User. Just to be clear about what I mean, I’m talking about one of the hurdles…

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Addressing comments from other posts

Calvin raised a few questions in an earlier post that I wanted to answer in a new post (the comment chain on that post was getting pretty long). You can read his last two comments here. I doubt installing the SQL2005 beta side-by-side with SQL 2000 is an issue (if it actually installed as an…

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Branching

I know one of the areas people find lacking in Source Safe has been in its branching features. We’ve put a lot of thought and effort into Hatteras to be more capable and more flexible when it comes to branching and merging (remember, we’re building Hatteras from the ground up, so we’re not forcing new…

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Just because you’re paranoid…

…doesn’t mean they’re not out to get you — more on that in a minute. First, I apologize to the zero or more regular readers of my blog – it’s been quite some time since I posted anything. This hasn’t been for lack of things to talk or ask about, more of an issue of budgeting…

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XP SP2 available – sort of

As Buck mentioned, there’s a version of SP2 for Windows XP available. But it’s ~266 megs, while the version that will be up on Windows Update in a few days could be considerably smaller. I’m sort of scratching my head over this one. While it makes sense in one way – this version appears to be intended for IT…

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Branching project and solution files

In the comments of an earlier post, Pier asked: “When you branch (share and branch) an entire solution you make a 1:1 copy of the files in it, .sln file too! inside .sln file there are absolute sourcesafe paths of the projects in it and .sln file on the branch still points to original projects…

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Ultimate!

A friend asked me to pick up with his ultimate team for a tournament this weekend – go SugarBuzz! It was a blast – it’s the first “travel to” tournament I’d been to in years – somewhere between Asheville and Hendersonville, a good 4+ hours from ‘here’. I’m sore in all the wrong places; I…

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Shelving!

Korby just promoted (to ‘public’) a discussion we’ve had going internally for awhile now – what to call shelve and shelveset. Read up on the feature overview, if you don’t know about it yet. I’m the tester ‘at the plate’ for shelve/unshelve/shelveset testing, so I’m naturally interested in feedback on the naming as well.  …

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“Laugh it up, fuzzball…”

So, James admitted yesterday that he’s only seen Empire Strikes Back once. ONCE!   His geek credentials are being reviewed for any other lapses. He probably doesn’t even know the serial numbers on the torpedoes Luke shot into the first Death Star…

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