Team System Community Technology Previews (CTPs)

Note: Hey, this is just my perspective on CTPs. It should not be construed as an official Microsoft statement on CTPs. I don’t think I’ve ever seen one. What is a CTP? CTP (Community Technology Preview) release are supposed to be a ‘point-in-time’ release of a product. That is to say, we draw the line at…


New Team System Stuff – 2004-12-09

Visual Studio Team System A heads-up from Derek Ferguson, editor-in-chief of the .NET Developer’s Journal (A Look Back – and Moving Forward): “Besides the answer to this month’s crossword, our January issue will also feature the absolute best coverage of Microsoft’s forthcoming Team System functionality in Visual Studio 2005. Editor Jon Box has been working…


Help Still Wanted: Two Programming Writers for Visual Studio Team System

My team (Visual Studio Team System User Education) now has TWO openings for a Programming Writer, which is a technical writer who writes reference and conceptual documentation for the developer audience. Here’re the listings from the Microsoft Careers site: Do you thrive on change? Are you always interested in moving to the next new documentation project? Do you believe…


New Team System Stuff – 2004-12-07

Visual Studio Team System “From a Team Lead standpoint, it looks absolutely amazing.” – Sean McCormack (Visual Studio 2005 Team System at DevConnections) “…there are new “Community Technology Preview” builds of both Visual Studio 2005 Standard Edition and Visual Studio 2005 Team System waiting in the wings.” – Mary Jo Foley (Up Next: New Beta Builds…


New Team System Stuff – 2004-12-02

Go away for a week and the queue is filled once again. My apologies for stuff that may be old news for you… Team System Dave Bost follows-up with posts on how his Team System installation went: Team System Install Update (Part 1) Team System Install Update (Part 2) – Not quite there… Team System…


Paul Vick on Black Hole Projects

I have half the time at Microsoft that Paul Vick has, but his observations do ring true for a few projects I’ve heard of past and present… Black hole projects I left Office just about the time that Netdocs really started going, but I do know a few people who invested quite a few years of…



Datelens by Human-Computer Interaction Lab at U of MD Calendar applications for small handheld devices such as PDAs are growing in popularity. This led us to develop DateLens, a novel calendar interface that supports not only PDAs, but a range of devices, from desktop computers to Tablet PCs. It supports users in performing planning and analysis…


New Team System Stuff – 2004-11-23

Visual Studio Team System Dave Bost is getting ready to take on the challenge of installing Visual Studio 2005 Beta 1 Refresh with Visual Studio Team System: “Ever since last May, when Microsoft announced Team System to the world at Tech Ed 2004, I’ve had a keen interest in poking around in this new application…


Tech·Ed 2005 Call For Papers

Tech·Ed 2005 Call For Papers The Tech•Ed 2005 organizers invite you to submit proposals to speak at Tech•Ed in our conference breakout sessions. Tech•Ed is one of Microsoft’s most important annual technical training events, and our speaker selection process is extremely rigorous to ensure that attendees experience outstanding quality technical training. Successful proposals will be…


New Team System Stuff – 2004-11-19

Visual Studio Team System Online Chat MSDN Online Chat : New Features in Visual Studio 2005 Team System December 1, 2004 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM PST December 2, 2004 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM PST Join members of the Visual Studio Team System team [including yours truly] to talk about the new features in VSTS….