The SharePoint client object model, chevy pickups and three important lessons.

If I could do it all over again I would take auto shop class in high school.  I didn’t know it at the time but I really enjoy automotive technology.  I have bought several text books used in automotive tech classes and read them cover to cover several times.  I have a small library of…

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I’ll be talking about migrating WSS document libraries to TFS source control for a while

As Matt has mentioned on the TFS Migration blog we’re working on a migration toolkit and, specifically, a sample converter tool to keep WSS document libraries in sync with a location in the TFS source control server.   One of the most common questions I get when people hear this is “Why a WSS converter? …

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"Lord I was born a ramblin’ man" … and it was killing my productivity.

This week is the one year anniversary of my move from the Fargo, ND office and the Business Framework team to the Durham, NC office and the Team Foundation Server Version Control team.  I’ve spent the last few days reflecting on the last year.  This is one of those reflections.  It was written for myself…

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Three easy steps to a sane tomorrow…

This week is the one year anniversary of my move from the Fargo, ND office and the Business Framework team to the Durham, NC office and the Team Foundation Server Version Control team.  I’ve spent the last few days reflecting on the last year.  This is one of those reflections.  It was written for myself…

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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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