Overview of ‘Data Dude’ aka Visual Studio Team Edition for Database Professionals

I would like to invite you to a webcast designed specifically for our customers in the West Region.  This event, presented by William Salazar  – Microsoft will cover Microsoft Visual Studio Team System and will include technical and solution overviews.  Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005 Team System is the best integrated software development platform to build…

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TFS Deployment Across Two Non-Trusted Domains

There isn’t a lot of documentation out there that covers deploying Team Foundation Server across two non-trusted domains.  This is not to say that TFS simply won’t work this, but that there is simply not a lot of deployment documentation to support this scenario. There is an MSDN forum post (http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=177844&SiteID=1) that discusses it, but…

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Where can I download the TFS Workgroup edition from MSDN?

Login to your MSDN Subscribers area.  Go to downloads.  Expand the tree to:Developer Tools->Visual Studio 2005->English->Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server Workgroup Edition (English) Now, to keep the download size somewhat manageable, you will also need to download SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition (also on MSDN).  The actual media for TFS should include this install.

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SoCal Team System Community Site

We’ve launched the SoCal Team System Community site (http://www.SoCalTeamSystem.com/).  Our goal is to provide a more centralized area for Team System-related information that’s specific to Southern California. In the interest of time, the initial site leverages Office Live Beta (http://officelive.microsoft.com/).  We are planning to create a custom site to eventually replace it (with much more…

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But wait! I want the FULL version of Team Foundation Server, not a demo!

The Team Foundation Server bits which you can download from MSDN (find it here) represent the full product – complete functionality and connectivity.  The only difference is that there is a evaluation time limit of 180-days.  Once you obtain your product key, you can simply enter your product key and remove the time limit.

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Where can I download Team Foundation Server from MSDN?

ogin to your MSDN Subscribers area.  Go to downloads.  Expand the tree to:Developer Tools->Visual Studio 2005->English->Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server Trial Edition (English) Now, to keep the download size somewhat manageable, you will also need to download SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition (also on MSDN).  The actual media for TFS should include this install.

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Where can I find the VSTS Virtual PC Image?

If you’re looking for a quick way to “sandbox” Team System and Team Foundation Server, you can download a fully-configured VPC image from the MSDN Subscribers download area. Login to your MSDN Subscribers area.  Go to downloads.  Expand the tree to:Developer Tools->Visual Studio 2005->English->Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite Trial Edition (For Evaluation Only) Get the downloads for: Visual…

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Upcoming VSTS Webcasts by the West Region team

The western region DPE team is hosting twice-a-month webcasts from March through June.  The first Friday of each month will cover a general platform overview, and the third Friday of each month will feature a specific topic area. Upcoming sessions: March 17th (10AM PST) – Deep Dive on TFS Source Control – https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/microsoft/join?id=XST7PM&role=attend&pw=w%3D%3AjNFP5dApril 7th – Team…

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