Virtual Server on Vista (follow up)

Virtual PC Guy describes how you can use Virtual Server on Windows Vista without running IE “as administrator”. Even though there are many scenarios in which a developer has to approve elevation of priviledges for common developer tasks, it is always nice to have one less.



As I noted in a previous post SysInternals is now part of Microsoft, and the tools have finally been made available at TechNet. You can download them at My favorite tool is DebugView, I use it all the time and so should you!


VSTS (and TFS) Resources

Andrew Coates has a post about VSTS Resource Guide for Developers and Architects, I particularly find the looong list of webcasts interesting.


Visual Studio 2005 Team System Basics Training

The Level 200 training that I wrote about earlier (see Ramping up on Team Foundation Server – Some Guidance) has now been released, you can download at I do recommend the labs to anyone who wants to learn about TFS (or VSTS), and you will also find PowerPoints to help you ramp-up your skills….


Team Foundation Server Projects on CodePlex

This is a list of all projects in CodePlex that is tagged for TFS. After a quick review of the list I think TFS Code Review Workflow looks interesting, not only for providing interesting funtionality but also because it shows the extent to which you can customize your process in TFS.


Daylight Savings Time and Windows Mobile

One of the advantages of using a mobile phone running Windows Mobile is that you no longer need to be bothered with remembering to adjust the clock when daylight savings time changes. At 3AM this morning here in Sweden we put the clock back to 2AM, so last night my wife and I spent 15…


Team Foundation Server Webcasts in November

Marcus lists a few upcoming webcasts in November related to Team Foundation Server and Visual Studio Team System. Rob Caron also lists an additional webcast. To me the most interesting webcasts are: Visual Studio Team Foundation Server HOW TO: Plan for, Install, and Configure Thursday, November 16, 2006 2:00 PM Central Time (US & Canada)…


BizTalk Server 2004 SP2

Service Pack 2 for BizTalk Server 2004 has just been released! Read about List of bugs that are fixed in BizTalk Server 2004 Service Pack 2 and download Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004 Service Pack 2. Download, test, deploy and enjoy!


An Advantage for SourceSafe over Team Foundation Server

Having worked with Visual SourceSafe (VSS) since the mid-90s, first as a developer working at an ISV and then for the last seven years as a consultant at Microsoft, I have grown quite fond of this application. SourceSafe has always been there for me when I have needed a Source Control System (SCS) and it’s easily…


Ramping up on Team Foundation Server – Some Guidance

Recently my effort to ramp Team Foundation Server (TFS) has been intensified due to that I will start a new project this week where I plan to use Visual Studio Team System (VSTS) and TFS , but I have also been assigned to hold a training in December on how to use VSTS and TFS…