Now available: Power Tools for Team Edition for Database Professionals with Service Release 1

You can now download the first release of power tools for Team Edition for Database Professionals. By installing the power tools, you gain the ability to perform the following tasks: ·         Use database refactoring to update files automatically when you want to: o   Move a database object to a different schema o   Disambiguate references to... Read More

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New Content Available on Creating Custom Reports

If you tried to create custom reports, you may have found that you needed more help than what was available. Today, we published new content on MSDN online to help you get started. Check it out, give it a try, and leave feedback so that we can continue to improve this content. http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb649552(VS.80).aspx Allen

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How to find your Analysis Services server

If you’re developing custom reports, you need to know the name of the Analysis Services server for Team System so that you can connect to the Team System cube. Typically, AS is deployed on the data tier server. However, it can be moved to another server to get the load off the data-tier server. In... Read More

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Missing Proxy installation steps in the current installation guide

 Hi all, The current version of the Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Installation Guide is missing a section from the topic on installing the proxy.  Specifically, the steps for actually installing the proxy are missing from the topic!  These steps should appear between the steps for installing the prerequisites and installing SP1, but somehow they were... Read More

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Diagram-based articles on CRM

In a continued bit of discovery, other teams are using a similar approach to the scenario topics we proposed on this site. The CRM team at Microsoft has posted this on their team blog. http://blogs.msdn.com/crm/archive/2007/05/29/worth-a-thousand-words-let-us-know.aspx They got some praise in the comments from the CRM audience. I think it’s fair to say that the scenario... Read More

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Do pictures help

We rolled out scenario cards as a way to give some navigation and advance organization to our content. Check out an idea they are testing in Windows Mobile. John Kennedy has some kind of image map as an advance organizer. He’d love any comments you might have as a device to give readers a better... Read More

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Scenario Topics

I’m very curious to hear feedback from you on replacing orientation topics with a new thing: scenario topics. Every node in our table of contents that has children topics is what we call an orientation topic. It generally just contains a list of links to the topics. In some cases it includes some explanatory information... Read More

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Having problems opening compiled Help files (.chm)?

It’s recently come to our attention that some users have been having problems opening the Team Foundation Installation Guide, available from the Microsoft Download Center.  It turns out that this is not a problem with the installation guide itself, but a problem with all .chm files that comes up occasionally.  If you download the installation... Read More

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