Just in Time For Christmas! New Team System Virtual Images

I won’t duplicate content too much, but there are 4 updated virtual images for you to play with.  They expire on 12/31/2009. Here’s the link to the announcement:  http://www.pluralsight.com/community/blogs/brian/archive/2008/12/24/happy-holidays-and-look-what-santa-s-brought.aspx Happy Holidays!

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TFS Proxy Performance Benchmarking

If you’ve ever wondered just how much effect a TFS proxy will have on your TFS performance, the article linked below might help give you some perspective. I find this information to be very helpful when discussion TFS performance with customers.  Some seem to feel that it’s imperative that a proxy be installed in their…

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TFS Branching Guide v 2.0 Shipped!

Branching strategy is one of the most important aspects of TFS deployment. The right strategy can lead to optimized team cooperation, increased productivity and a successful adoption. On the other hand, a bad branching strategy can cause frustrations, damage production and derail TFS adoption in an organization. We have therefore put a lot of effort…

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In the Sky! It’s your Local Cloud Computing User Group!

[Updated 12/17/08:  The Salt Lake City date has changed to 1/20/2009] You’ve heard buzz about “the cloud”, and your interest was further heightened with the announcement of Azure, Microsoft’s new cloud computing platform.  Now you can jump in head first with other technical and business minds in your area!  The national Cloud Computing User Group…

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Recap: MSDN Event Series: SQL 2008, VSTO, & Silverlight 2

This recap can be summed up in one sentence:  If you didn’t go, you missed out. Seriously. I tagged along to two of these events, in Denver and Billings.  All the presenters completely blew away the audiences covering topics around SQL Server 2008, VSTO and Silverlight 2. In Denver, thanks to Paul Bloom from Statera…

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Phoenix Event – MSDN Events Unleashed: The Best of PDC

Please join us as we present some of the highlights of PDC! We’ll review some technologies first discussed at PDC — such as Windows Azure, C# 4.0 and ASP.NET 4.0.  But we will not only be talking about the future.  We will also discuss some recent releases that you can take advantage of now, including…

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New TFS Power Tools – October 2008 Release

Now that’s what I call a power tool!  Building on all the other great features previously released, this new batch includes a lot of new stuff, with these as my favorites: Team Members You can now view all participants in a project via a new “Team Members” node in Team Explorer.  Among other things, you…

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Get your feet wet with Application Lifecycle Management (ALM): 11/12

(I have to plug anything Neudesic does in this arena!  You won’t be disappointed!) Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Presented by Rick Garibay, Neudesic Find out how utilizing Application Lifecycle Management in your environment gives you consistent predictable developments processes, increased quality in service delivery, cost savings, superior reporting and traceability and much more. We will…

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Upcoming MSDN Event in Denver (11/18)

MSDN Event – Silverlight 2.0, SQL Server 2008 and VSTO Tuesday, November 18, 2008 1:00 PM – Tuesday, November 18, 2008 5:00 PM Mountain Time (US & Canada) Welcome Time: 12:30 PM Grand Hyatt Denver Downtown 1750 Welton Street Denver Colorado 80202 United States Join us for a 4 hour MSDN Event where we will…

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Get your VSTS 2010 CTP, New .NET logo included

As of the start of PDC today, you can now download a fresh CTP of Team System 2010 and .NET 4.0 HERE.  If you have any issues with activation messages, see Brian Keller’s post:  http://blogs.msdn.com/briankel/archive/2008/10/27/visual-studio-2010-ctp-vpc-dealing-with-activation-messages.aspx And in case you hadn’t noticed, the .NET Framework has a new logo.. see above.

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