Visual Studio Code Name "Orcas" – October CTP

As you may have heard by now, Visual Studio Code Name “Orcas” – October CTP is now available for download. Like the previous CTP release, this release is only available as a virtual machine. One of the reasons we’re using a virtual machine is to provide early access to software under development, without the overhead of…

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Microsoft Virtual Lab Express: Team System Overview

There’s a new express (30-minute) virtual lab (Microsoft Virtual Lab Express: What’s new in Visual Studio Team System) you can use to get a quick taste of Team System from the developer’s perspective. Welcome to Microsoft Virtual Lab Express, a 30-minute hands-on overview of the features of Visual Studio Team System. For a more comprehensive evaluation of…

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Team Foundation Server Version Control from a Visual SourceSafe User’s Perspective

For anyone who reads this blog regularly, you may have noticed that I’m behind on blogging this month. A week or so ago I learned of this great article via Buck Hodges’ blog (An Introduction to Team Foundation Server Version Control from a Visual SourceSafe User’s Perspective). The article, by Steven St. Jean, describes Team Foundation…

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Online Chat: Team Edition for Database Pros

Join members of the Visual Studio Team Edition for Database Professionals product team this Wednesday to discuss the latest addition to the Team System line up. Experts from all areas of product development will be available to answer your questions. Join the chat on Wednesday, November 1st, 2006 10:00am – 11:00am Pacific time. To add this…

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Understanding Team Foundation Server in an Extranet Scenario

James Manning has a comprehensive post (The TFS “extranet” ISAPI filter mechanics) that explains the inner workings of what’s happening when configuring Team Foundation Server in an extranet scenario using the ISAPI filter found in Visual Studio 2005 SP1. 1154 Technorati tags: vsts, team system, team foundation server, tfs

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Updated: Configuring Team Foundation Server to Use a Remote SharePoint Server

We just published an update to a TechNote I blogged about back in August (Configuring Team Foundation Server to Use a Remote SharePoint Server) to fix-up a few glitches. Thanks go to Dan Kershaw, a program manager on Team Foundation Server, for finding the working path outlined in this TechNote. This technical note describes the steps that…

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Now Available: Project Server – Visual Studio Team System Connector

About eight months ago I blogged optimistically that we’d have an RTM-compatible version of the Project Server – Visual Studio Team System Connector available later this year (Project Server – Team Foundation Server Integration). As you can read on Ameya Bhatawdekar’s blog, it’s now available on GotDotNet (PROJECT SERVER VISUAL STUDIO TEAM SYSTEM CONNECTOR): I…

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MSDN Webcast: Five Reasons to Love Visual Studio Team System

With a title like that, how can you resist this Webcast? Monday, November 13, 2006 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM PST MSDN Webcast: Five Reasons to Love Visual Studio Team SystemJoin us as we demonstrate five simple reasons for any Visual Studio developer to love Team System…. 1151 Technorati tags: vsts, team system

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Software-Development Methodologies and Team System

There’s a new article on MSDN by Sanjay Narang (Software-Development Methodologies and Visual Studio Team System: From Documents to Automation): There is a diverse set of methodologies for different types of software-development life cycles. To implement these methodologies effectively and consistently, it is important to have life-cycle tools that automate the processes and artifacts of the methodologies….

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New Visual Studio 2005 Virtual Labs

See Virtual Labs Home: Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005 for some new Visual Studio 2005 virtual labs: What’s new in Visual Studio 2005 Visual Basic 2005 Lab 1 – Consoles and Components Visual Basic 2005 Lab 2 – Working with Databases using SQL Server 2005 Visual Basic 2005 Lab 3 – Building GUI Applications Visual Basic 2005…

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