Microsoft Corporation Technical Documentation License Agreement (Standard)

READ THIS! THIS IS A LEGAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN MICROSOFT CORPORATION (“MICROSOFT”) AND THE RECIPIENT OF THESE MATERIALS, WHETHER AN INDIVIDUAL OR AN ENTITY (“YOU”). IF YOU HAVE ACCESSED THIS AGREEMENT IN THE PROCESS OF DOWNLOADING MATERIALS (“MATERIALS”) FROM A MICROSOFT WEB SITE, BY CLICKING “I ACCEPT”, DOWNLOADING, USING OR PROVIDING FEEDBACK ON THE MATERIALS, YOU…

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New Responsibilities

It’s been a while since I last posted, so I apologize for “going dark” to use the Microsoft parlance. I am now the program manager for Team Build as well as the acting program manager for Administration and Operations (excluding eventing, linking and area/iteration pathing). I’m working hard to ramp up on my new areas…

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Team Foundation Server FAQ

I’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding the many aspects of Visual Studio Team Foundation Server (TFS) in this article. If you’d like to suggest a FAQ(answers are appreciated too!) please add a comment to the article or email me directly at jimlamb@microsoft.com. Read the FAQ.

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Team Foundation Server FAQ

This is where I’ll be compiling frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding the many aspects of Visual Studio Team Foundation Server (TFS). If you’d like to suggest a FAQ (answers are appreciated too!) please add a comment to this article or email me directly at jimlamb@microsoft.com. FAQ Categories Administration Version Control Build Automation Work Item Tracking…

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Re-thinking Presentations

Since joining Microsoft seven weeks ago, I’ve seen more PowerPoint presentations than I had seen in the previous five years. It quickly became apparent to me that the primary forms of communication at Microsoft are email and PowerPoint. You may be familiar with Edward Tufte’s scathing indictment of how PowerPoint is generally used to communicate…

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Scheduling Tips for Microsoftees outside of Redmond

While it’s great to be able to live in an area like Raleigh-Durham and work for Microsoft, it does have its complications. To schedule meetings that include staff from both Raleigh and Redmond you have to keep the time difference in mind and, while Outlook has some features to facilitate this, it’s not totally straightforward….

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