When CAPTCHA goes wrong …

I was using a website today and they wanted to make sure I was human and not some automotronic roboform hell-bent on spamming the Intra-Web with … well … who knows what the kids are spamming for today with their rock-and-roll music and dual-core processors. To demonstrate their Web 2.0 prowess they were using the…

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hex 0x07 redux

Yesterday I made the comment that I thought that the handling of 0x07 was a bug in the TFS client APIs.  I was wrong. Buck called me out on this and after researching it in more depth I believe that the client OM is doing the right thing (or at least the best thing it…

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Sun opens Java source code via GPL

“To those long-suffering open-source developers who have been waiting for years to venture unencumbered into Java code and tweak it to their heart’s content, Sun Microsystems has three things to say: G, P and L. Sun on Nov. 13 released at www.sun.com/java all versions of Java—Standard, Enterprise and Micro Edition—under GNU GPL (General Public License)…

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hexadecimal value 0x07, is an invalid character

Every once in a while I get a message that at first baffles me but once I understand the problem it’s hand-smackingly obvious.  This error message was one of those.  “hexadecimal value 0x07, is an invalid character” By now I’ve run into this problem a few times and with a few different converters that target the TFS version…

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Free .NET 3.0 Training … if you can figure out how to get it.

This post was going to be about how there was some new free training available for the workflow (WWF), communication (WCF), and presentation (WPF) components of .NET 3.0.  I was going to let you know how jazzed I was that we were making this available and that I intended to view it this weekend.  I…

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How long should a version control migration to TFS take?

I’m curious what you think. Imagine you have an installation of Generic Version Control System with 500,000 items you intend to migrate to TFS.  Each item has, on average, 3 revisions of history.  So you have 1.5 million revisions.  And let’s say that this was done over 200,000 changsets.  Also, if you want, let’s say…

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Visual Studio Team System Chat – Wed, Nov 8th

There is an upcoming Team System chat on the 8th.  I will be involved to field questions on version control migration and the new QueryMergesWithDetails API that became available in SP1.   Join members of the Visual Studio Team System product group to discuss features available in Visual Studio Team Foundation Server, Team Editions for Architects, Developers, Database…

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Choosing a host process type for a version control migration tool

Last time I mentioned that we’d look at more architectural decisions for a migration tool – specifically what type of process it should be hosted in. Some common arguments I hear for the various approaches are: 1)      It should be written in a scripting language so the hosting process is the interpreter.  This way I…

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TFS Migration has a blog now…

A quick pointer to the TFS migration blog:  http://blogs.msdn.com/TFS_Migration/ I’m going to keep my thoughts on VC migration issues here but that blog is where more formal announcements regarding the future of TFS migration will be made.  

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