Interesting Article

I came across this interesting article on eWeek: Microsoft Pays Visual Studio ‘Debt’  It talks about how Microsoft utilised Team Foundation Server to improve their engineering practices for Visual Studio 2008. Worth a read.   Rich

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Using DBPro and CA’s ERwin

I’ve just watched a very good webcast on the integration between DBPro and ERwin. This integration enables you to use ERwin’s DB modelling tools and have DBPro manage the schema under source control, write SQL unit tests and generate test data – i.e having your cake and eating it. The webcast also shows how you…

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Feedback on the Rosario Specs

Following on from the latest CTP release of Rosario, moves are afoot to gather public feedback on the specs for the next version of Team System. Currently there are only 3 item on show at the moment, but expect this list to grow. There is an RSS feed for the specs, so subscribe and watch…

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Visual Studio 2008 Has RTM’ed!

As of this morning, the RTM version of Visual Studio 2008 (was codenamed Orcas) is available for download from the MSDN subscribers site. Now I’m going to sound like a licensing guy for a second, but stay with me because I might have good news for you. If you have an MSDN subscription, you have…

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Team System in the MSDN Magazine

  The November edition of the MSDN magazine has a couple of quite techie articles on Team System: – Custom check-in policies – Create a Custom Test Interface Provider for Team System     Neil

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Scriptable Web Test Parameters

Ever wanted to do something like … … where you use a block of C# code to define the value that will be sent to the server? Well now you can; using a Test PlugIn I have just loaded to CodePlex. For more information, please see the UKVSTS Codeplex project.   Neil.

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Work Item improvements in TFS 2008

The first part of a nice overview, from the product group, of the changes to the work item user interface in the upcoming release of Team System:   http://blogs.msdn.com/teams_wit_tools/archive/2007/10/30/work-item-tracking-usability-improvements-in-orcas-part-1.aspx I rather like the fact that we can now drag and drop file attachments on to a work item. Neil.

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We are Releasing the Source code to the .Net Framework

Yesterday we announced our plans to release some of the source code for the .Net framework. We’ll begin by offering the source code (with source file comments included) for the .NET Base Class Libraries (System, System.IO, System.Collections, System.Configuration, System.Threading, System.Net, System.Security, System.Runtime, System.Text, etc), ASP.NET (System.Web), Windows Forms (System.Windows.Forms), ADO.NET (System.Data), XML (System.Xml), and WPF…

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Feeding Back Errors from WebTest or Request Plug Ins

If you are ever in the situation where you need to write a WebTestPlugin or WebTestRequestPlugin, you might find it useful to be able to feedback, into the test results, any errors that occur. Reading the docs for the WebTestRequest or WebTest objects you get passed does not immediately suggest a way to do this….

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Very Nice Interface into VSTS resources

Check out Clark Sell’s mind map of VSTS resources:   http://blogs.msdn.com/csell/archive/2007/09/21/the-vsts-resources-map.aspx Neil

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