Sam’s Credo

Sam Guckenheimer, group product planner for Team System, has come out of his blogging hibernation to share his basic tenets on shipping software.  Many of these resonate with me so I think they’re worth reading a few times.  We try to follow these internally (some more effectively than others) and one of my favorite pieces of advise…


Good news from DataDude!

As Matt says, we are done!  Team Edition for Database Professionals released to manufacturing last Friday, December 1st.  Read more about it here. Woohoo!


Another Team System chat – Wednesday, Dec 6th

  Join members of the Visual Studio Team System product group (including me!) to discuss features available in Visual Studio Team Foundation Server, Team Editions for Architects, Developers, Database Pros, and Testers. In addition, discuss what’s new in the latest Community Technology Preview (CTP).  Join the chat on Wednesday, December 6th, 2006 from 10:00am -…


TFS Roadmap now available

Brian Harry’s been hinting for some time that he’d post the release roadmap for Team Foundation Server and yesterday he did.  We’re working on creating something similar for the entire Visual Studio Team System line of products so stay tuned for more in the coming months.  Of course, the farther out we project, the less…


Community Tech Preview (CTP) program feedback

We’ve been discussing internally our CTP program and how to improve it.  As part of that, we’d like your thoughts based on your experience and needs.  Brian Harry’s posted more details on his blog…check it out. And, as always, thanks for your feedback!


yacc – yet another community chat

Ok…I couldn’t resist a slight nod to my compiler heritage in the title of my blog post.  For those of you unfamiliar with yacc, here’s a link for more info. Now on to my actual topic.   Please join members of the Visual Studio Team System product group including me to discuss features available in Visual…


Top Visual Studio Hotfixes available

Read all about it…the top VS2005 hotfixes are now available to download from the web.  Before today, to get one of these hotfixes you’d have to call our Customer Support engineers to get access to these even when you knew exactly what you needed.  If this pilot goes well, we’ll expand to include more hotfixes. …


How’s VS2005 SP1 beta working for you?

Recently I’ve been asking people I work with how the VS2005 SP1 beta is going.  I’ve gotten various responses but the most insightful one was a suggestion to ask my customers which is precisely what I’m doing. I’m really interested in hearing from you on this topic.  Some of the things I’m curious about are: Have you installed it?…


Chat about Data Dude

Come and join members from the Visual Studio Team Edition for Database Professionals product group (and me) to discuss features available in the product. Experts from all areas of product development will be on hand to answer your questions. Join the chat on Wednesday, November 1st, 2006 10:00am – 11:00am Pacific time. To add this chat…


Check out Data Dude!

If somehow you’ve missed all the excitement about Visual Studio Team Edition for DB Pros (aka Data Dude), I’d highly recommend that you check out their latest Community Tech Preview.  Read Cameron’s blog to learn all the nitty gritty details, but by all means, if you’re interested in database development in a team environment (who isn’t?),…