Visual Studio 2008 Released

After months of waiting, I can finally say that Visual Studio 2008 was released last week. There are hundreds of new features, language enhancements, and technology integrations in this version. To help you get your head around what is new in Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5, get the training kit from Microsoft download…

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Why moving work offshore fails

Not to say that all offshore projects fail, I have both been a contributor and leader in projects that have been a great success and those that have been complete failures. Each project had its own reasons for failing and were defined by the business (e.g. why are you sending it offshore to begin with) that…

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Outsourced Projects using Visual Studio Team System

Having been included in two separate teams where our outsourced projects don’t go as well as expected I cannot help but to take a step back and ask why things are consistently failing with separate teams, and separate organizations. The commonalities in both projects were fixed-bid (i.e. fixed price, features and time) using a modified…

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Team Foundation Server Power Tools (tfpt) 1.2 Released

Today the Team Foundation Server team announced the release of version 1.2 of Team Foundation Power Tools (formally known as Power Toys). What are the Power Toys you say? They’re extra functionality delivered out of band for Team Foundation Server including some really useful stuff (get changes for changeset, consolidated annotation of a file, command…

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