Using VS 2010 B2? Brian Harry would like to hear from you

If you’re using Visual Studio Beta 2, Brian Harry would love to hear from you. He’s most interested in your thoughts about the way it performs. Blazing fast? Crawls like a turtle? Let him know what you think. Here’s a link to his blog post. Go for it. Let him know.


Compatibility matrix for TFS and Team Explorer versions

The latest from the Team WIT Tools blog is an excellent post about the compatibility between Team Explorer versions and Team Foundation Server versions. (Link) The highlight is and easy-to-grok matrix of Clients to Servers. From the post: “TFS compatibility is taken very seriously – both new clients accessing older server versions and older clients…


Slide deck from Orlando SQLSaturday! session

Thanks to everyone who attended my database change management talk at this past weekend’s SQLSaturday! in Orlando. Having a room full of people who are engaged and asking questions makes presenting all the more fun. You can download the slide deck from the session from The slide deck is the first one in the…


It’s Here: VS 2010 Beta 2 and .NET Framework 4 Beta 2

MSDN subscribers get first dibs through MSDN Subscriber Downloads; everyone else will be able to download beginning October 21. (Aren’t you glad you subscribe to MSDN?) Beta 2 is totally awesome. Be on the lookout for additional announcements that were made today regarding Visual Studio 2010 product packaging. And there’s nice, new, modern Visual Studio…


Orlando SQLSaturday! October 17, 2009

The next SQLSaturday! is going to be in Orlando on October 17 at Seminole Community College, 100 Weldon Boulevard, Sanford, FL 32773. There’s going to be a full day of great sessions. See you there! — bliz


Chat with the TFS Setup and Admin Team regarding TFS 2010

From Charles Sterling’s blog, a real-time chat with the TFS Setup and Admin team: The Team Foundation Server Setup and Admin team would like to help get you ready for Team Foundation Server Beta2 with a live presentation via live meeting. While the session will focus on getting Team Foundation Server 2010 (TFS) up and…


Video recording – overview of Team System 2008

Here’s a good overview video of Team System 2008, recorded by Doug Seven of Microsoft. It’s in a ZIP file, so you can download it and watch it offline. You can download the ZIP file from here:


Quick hit: Wireless network and Hyper-V

Ran across this helpful blog post by John Paul Cook as I was looking for a way to use my wireless network card with Hyper-V machines. After creating the network bridge as described in John’s post, add that bridge to the VM’s settings in Server Manager as shown below: Once you do that, when…


Quick hit: Team Foundation Server security

Just a quick note to myself about security in TFS 2010… How to grant permissions to use Reporting Server: (How to: Configure a Report Server for Local Administration on Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008) The Admin page: you’ll need to run IE as Administrator to set this up initially http://<computerName>/Reports<InstanceName> Questions to ask:…


So you want to be a programmer?

If you do, Jesse Liberty has some excellent advice for you on his blog. It’s never too late to get started. And yes, it can be done on your own. (With some help from books, online info and people, and lots of resolve.) From his entry: And that is what I’d suggest you do; learn…