Visual Studio Team System
- Saravana Kumar relates his experience installing the Team System December CTP in this post (Foundation Server Dec CTP installation went smoothly…), including errors he encountered and how he resolved them.
- Mickey Gousset took exception to some of the statements Peter Varhol made in his recent post (Microsoft Team System Combines Established With New) about Team System. You can read Mickey’s retort in this post (This and That…).
- I had a couple of Team System posts of my own this past week with links to resources from VSLive! San Francisco:
- Ali Pasha has posted a blog article (Distributed System Designers – December CTP – Known Issues) that details some of the known issues in the December CTP release for Team Architect features.
- Jeff Welton has rekindled his blog, which focuses on the Distributed System Designers (The rebirth of this Whitehorse SOA web log with a new focus).
- The Visual Studio Class Designer Team has launced a team blog (Introducing the Visual Studio Class Designer Team Blog).
- Rakesh Namineni has a post on how to export Class Designer diagrams to other formats for use in developer documentation and other uses (Exporting Diagrams).
- Here’s a link to a post (In the Airport, waiting, again….) from .NET Developer Evangelist Adam Gallant in which he promises to post a sample deployment report. I just thought I’d give him a little reminder.
- In my last “New Team System Stuff” post (New Team System Stuff – 2005-02-08), I linked to Part 1 of Ian Huff’s post about the profiling tools in Team System (Using the new Visual Studio Team System Profiler in the IDE – Part 1: Starting a new performance session). Now, Part 2 is available (Using the new Visual Studio Team System Profiler in the IDE – Part 2: Configure settings for a profiling run).
DSL Tools & Software Factories
- Gareth Jones answers the question, “Just what IS a DSL Tools designer?”
- Those interested in our DSL Tools are probably interested in domain-driven design (DDD). This post (Domain Driven Design) from Ernst Kuschke links to the accompanying site (DomainDrivenDesign.org) for an Addison-Wesley book on the subject by Eric Evans, Domain-Driven Design: Tackling Complexity in the Heart of Software.
- Paul Ballard has coverage of VSLive! San Francisco in these posts on TheServerSide.net:
- Gurkan Yeniceri blogs about the Microsoft Security Summit recently held in Australia (Microsoft Security Summit) where Team System was presented by our Senior Product Manager, Prashant Sridharan. Geoff Appleby was there, too. You can read his write-up here (So, How Was the Security Summit?).
- Dan Fernandez has blogged about the 350+ sessions planned for TechEd 2005 in Orlando this June 5th -10th (My Picks for TechEd 2005).
In the News
- Here’s some more media coverage from VSLive!:
- Denial isn’t just a river in Egypt. See this post (Reminder for the agile practitioner: Management-Aided Software Engineering) from Marco Dorantes.
- Darrell Norton has assembled a list of posts related to Scrum and other agile processes on Conchango (Scrum and Agile blog posts worth reading).
- David Anderson has added an RSS feed to capture other material added to his site, AgileManagement.net outside of his blog (New Home Page RSS Feed).
Team Software Development
- Chris Rathjen would like your feedback on the term, workplace version. See this post (Workspace Version) for more information.
- In a related post (Moving away from item versions), Jason Barile reports on the abandonment of item version in favor of using changeset version for representing versions of items.
- Allen Clark has posted again to the Team Foundation Team Blog on Customizing Reports.
- Buck Hodges shares a newsgroup post by the Team Foundation Version Control PM, Doug Neumann in this blog post (Using branching in source control to meet Sarbanes-Oxley requirements).
- The official collection of Channel 9 videos (Josh Ledgard – Scooby Snax: My Filming and Editing Debut) of Sara Ford on testing Visual Studio 2005 is here (See How Visual Studio 2005 is Tested).
- The Braidy Tester on shipping software that is Good Enough.
- Likewise, when have you done enough testing (How many tests are enough?)?