Watchmen Visual Studio Team System 2010 Event

On Friday I delivered a presentation taking a peak at some of the new functionality due for release as part of Visual Studio Team System 2010.  The session was held in the Covent Garden Odeon and as part of the event we had a screening of Watchmen.    I hope people enjoyed the event, my…


British Computer Society Agile SCM Event

This week I presented a session at the British Computer Society Configuration Management Specialist Group’s Agile SCM Event.  It was an excellent day with a number of speakers from various backgrounds talking about the challenges and best practice of Agile development but what really struck me while listening to the speakers was that Visual Studio Team System is going…


Visual Studio Team System 2010

Woohoo! It’s all going off today!  I can finally start talking about what’s coming next in VSTS Rosario! Check out these links for more information: Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0 Overview  Visual Studio Team System 2010 Week on Channel 9! And finally we have just announced the merger of the Database and Development…


Visual Studio Events, Microsoft Campus, Reading – 17th & 14th Sept

Hello to anyone who attended one of the Visual Studio Events in Reading over the last couple of weeks.  I promised to upload some links to useful resources, training and the presentation so I will try and get that done by the end of the week. In the meantime I’ve added some links to the…


Could not load file or assembly ‘System.Data.SqlServerCe’

Have you installed the Microsoft® Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition GDR August CTP so that you can target SQL Server 2008 with your Database Projects and found this error message when you create a new project? —————————Microsoft Visual Studio—————————Could not load file or assembly ‘System.Data.SqlServerCe, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=89845dcd8080cc91’ or one of its dependencies….


Test Expo Follow Up – Visual Studio Team System Testing Resources

As promised I have listed a number of useful links to get you started or help expand your existing knowledge of Testing using Visual Studio Team System   General Resources   Visual Studio Team System 2008 Test Developer Center Visual Studio Team System 2008 Test Edition provides a comprehensive suite of testing tools for…


Test Expo 2008 Presentation

Last Thursday I delivered a short presentation on Testing @ Microsoft as part of the Test Expo conference in London.  I have uploaded the presentation here I will post some useful test related links at the beginning of next week so check back later! The presentation is in *.pptx format so if you aren’t using Office 2007…


SharePoint 3.0 & TFS

Yesterday Jeff Beehler blogged about the finalised guidance for configuring your TFS 2005 Server to utilise Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (Out of the box it includes WSS 2.0).  Of course you may want to wait until the Orcas Release of TFS which will have WSS 3.0 built in. Now I’m no SharePoint expert but having a read…


Just Released: Visual Studio Team Foundation Server – Project Server 2007 Connector

We are pleased to announce the release of Visual Studio Team Foundation Server – Project Server 2007 Connector which is available at   OVERVIEW   The Visual Studio Team Foundation Server – Project Server 2007 Connector is designed to integrate the project management capabilities of TFS with Project Server 2007. It’s been developed by…


Expression Web & Expression Blend free for MSDN Subscribers

As a result of attending a number of MSDN Road show sessions in the last few months, I am very aware that many MSDN subscribers were unhappy that we were not going to ship the Expression products as part of the MSDN Subscription. We felt that as Expression is a product aimed at Designers and MSDN is a product aimed…