Now Available: Teamprise 2.0

Congrats to Martin Woodward and the rest of the Teamprise crew on releasing Teamprise 2.0! See Martin’s celebratory post (Martin Woodward: Teamprise Turns 2.0) for more info on what’s new in this release. Tuesday marked the beginning of my second year with Teamprise and today I’m very happy to report that we have just released Teamprise…


A Fresh Look for MSDN

With the business launch of Windows Vista today, MSDN launched a fresh look for the Windows Vista developer center. I’d like to draw your attention to the top part of the page and solicit your feedback on the new navigation features at the top of the page. This is part of some ongoing work MSDN…


A New Era of Business Productivity and Innovation

Although it’s not mentioned in Steve Ballmer’s recent executive e-mail (A New Era of Business Productivity and Innovation), I’m sure you can see how Team System provides “the capabilities that people need in today’s fast-changing world of work” by focusing on the same four areas outlined in Steve’s e-mail:  Simplifying how people work together: The…


Benefits of the Security Development Life Cycle

The Trustworthy Computing Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) factors in this recent article (Report: Microsoft beats Oracle on security) about a white paper (Which database is more secure? Oracle vs. Microsoft [PDF]) written by David Litchfield of NGS Software that takes Oracle to task on their security posture. The flaw count for SQL Server has been very low since…


TFS Permission Manager 1.0

As an alternative to TFSAdmin, you can now use TFS Permission Manager, which was created by Leon Langleyben (Leon Langleyben: Visual Developer – ASP/ASP.NET MVP) from SRL Group in Israel.  Working with Team Foundation Server we have to perform various repeating task related to user declaration and permission setting. I already wrote about TFS permission and…


Redmond Developer News

The Redmond Developer News Website is online with content from their premiere print issue, and more frequent news online. In the premiere issue (November), you’ll find an interview with S. “Soma” Somasegar, Corporate VP, Microsoft Developer Division. I recently completed an interview that should appear in the December issue of the magazine. 1194


TeamWord 1.0 Beta

I learned about TeamWord from Kārlis Gaņģis on the OzTFS e-mail list. It works with Word 2003, but I’m on Word 2007 already. I guess that’s why we have virtual machines, eh? TeamWord is add-in created with .NET 2.0 for Microsoft Word 2003 to enable users (analytics, programmers, project managers etc.) that use Microsoft Team Foundation Server for work…


Team System Chat – Wednesday, December 6

Join members of the Visual Studio Team System product group to discuss Team Foundation Server, Team Editions for Architects, Developers, Database Pros, and Testers. In addition, discuss what’s new in the latest Orcas Community Technology Preview (CTP). Join the chat on Wednesday, December 6th from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Pacific Time. Add to Calendar Additional Time…


Boston Area Team System User Group

Michael Ruminer, who I met at TechEd 2006 in Boston this year, is launching a Team System User Group for the Boston area. Microsoft is hosting the first meeting at the Microsoft New England offices in Waltham, MA in December. You can find more information on the group’s site, TeamSysPUG. In addition to this group, I’ve heard…


My Bloglebrity

After reading David Lemphers blog (I’m Only Middle-Class! Bloglebrity That is!), I was curious to see which list my blog is on according to Kineda. Like Frank Arrigo, Hey, I’m a B-Lister. 1190