Visual Studio Team System
- Team System down under: The Microsoft Security Summit in Australia has a track with several presentations on Team System (Team Development and Productivity).
- Keith Short, an architect on the Enterprise Frameworks & Tools Team (which is responsible for Team Architect Edition and the Domain-Specific Languages Tools), is also a co-author of Software Factories: Assembling Applications with Patterns, Models, Frameworks, and Tools. BuilderAU recently interviewed Keith (Developer spotlight: Keith Short).
- Keith is also on a short list of nominees for “Best Human Resource” in the 2004 .NET Developer’s Journal Reader’s Choice Awards. Have you voted?
- Mike Holdorf (and I presume Jonathan Summers) have progressed in their evaluation of Team System to the Distributed System Designers (Designer Tools in Visual Studio 2005).
- Mike “Wolf” Gilbert takes analysts to task when they attempt to compare and contrast SOA (Service-Oriented Architecture) with EDA (Event Driven Architecture) (SOA vs EDA, what are you talking about!??!).
- Matt Pietrek, formerly of NuMega and now of Microsoft’s Visual Studio North Carolina office where he works on Team System, has a post about our Virtual Build Lab system and its impact on development (Where, oh where are my bug fixes?).
- He also has a couple of other interesting posts today:
- Steve Cook points (Model-driven and pattern-based development) to this thread (Forrester Report Shows Developers Reluctant To Adopt MDA) on TheServerSide.net that discusses this article (Preferred programming: Model-driven and pattern-based development) on SearchWebServices.com. Although people are interested in OMG’s vision of MDA, they typically choose “…more pragmatic, tactical approaches to application development…”
Team Software Development
- Chris Rathjen points (Shelving primer) to a post (How to use shelving from the command line) from Buck Hodges that provides a quick tutorial on using Team Foundation Version Control’s shelving feature from the command line.
- Brian White, the program manager working on Team Foundation Server deployment and administration, outlines three types of administrators that we’re thinking are likely to manage Team Foundation Server. Please take a look at his post (Who are the team foundation administrators?) and let him know which type of admin you are, or the type of admin your team is likely to have.
- Megan Davis has posted a link (Using virtual machines for testing) to her blog article on the topic of using virtual machines for testing software and how this trend is catching on here at Microsoft.
- Ask Mode? Tell Mode? It’s how we handle bug management when prepare to shutdown an iteration in preparation for a release. See this post (What is Monday?) from Mike Sampson for more information.
- As I find myself using Virtual Server more and more to work with Team System, I’m collecting more and more Virtual Server resources, such as this collection of scripts that Megan Davis links to in this post (Virtual Server script repository).