New Team System Stuff – 2005-07-14

Visual Studio Team System

  • There’s a new Team System community site –!
  • Well, Jeff Lynch rekindled the fire around Team System pricing over on , and he was quickly joined by Steve Hebert  and Brendan Tompkins . But I think Darrel Norton helps put things in perspective . I had several discussions at TechEd last month with attendees, speakers and vendors. I found that Team System pricing will never sit well with some customers, while others feel they are still getting their money’s worth and sometimes more.


  • Paul Ballard is announcing a new site over on from the patterns & practices team, Service Orientation Patterns.
  • Martin Fowler is broken. Let’s all hope he heals soon.
  • Robert Bogue digs into the deployment role on
  • Ulrich Roxburgh has two posts of a series he’s started on Distributed System Designers in Team System. &
  • Ranjan Sakalley has a post that looks at product design & integration.
  • Three of the creators of the Microsoft Certified Architect participated in a roundtable Q&A on, “What Makes a Good Architect?”
  • Journal 5 is almost ready. Sign-up for a free print subscription.
  • In the interim, you can read past issues.


  • Michael Howard and his co-authors, David LeBlanc & John Viega have a new security book coming out.
  • Thom Robbins has posted his slides and a recording from a presentation he gave on Class Designer.

Project Management

  • Shawn Veney has launched a new blog where he will discuss process, methodology, and security.
  • Raymond Lewallen has a great post comparing SDLC models.

Team Software Development

  • Mickey Gousset continues a series of posts he started that will take you on a tour through Team System.  
  • Buck Hodges has the skinny on what you can expect to see in the July CTP, such as Team Foundation Proxy Server.
  • Manish Agarwal, who works on Team Foundation Build, shows you how to customize the build process.
  • Akash Maheshwari explains some options for migrating SourceSafe pins to Team Foundation version control.
  • Thom Robbins has created a short video about creating a team project.
  • Matt Davey points to an article that explains why the suits should care about continuous integration.
  • Eric Jarvi has another Team System tip for you in his long running series of tips.
  • Buck Hodges shares some of our dogfooding usage stats – almost 6000 changesets since December.
  • Dave McKinstry is having trouble with editing MPP files. However, to edit an MPP file in SharePoint, you have to use the edit menu and click Edit in Microsoft Office Project 2003. In Team Explorer, we’ll also have an Edit command on the shortcut menu.
  • As David Lemphers notes, the VSTSEclipse project has been quite lately , but Martin Woodward has been quite busy.


  • A forthcoming update to Microsoft AntiSpyware will resolve the issue it had with blocking Team System unit testing.


  • Marco Diels expresses why he thinks Microsoft is on the right track with DSLs.
  • Steve Cook is back from TechEd 2005 Europe and has a quick assessment.

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