Chatter – Last question for 2009 … what is a “Corky Dew”?

Our friend Tom, recently walked into a computer shop and asked for information on laptops with the “Corky Dew”. Any idea what this ingenious contraption is all about? I was cracking up with laughter when he told the story last night and thought that it is a great question to raise as the last question…

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Chatter – Bowen island … a small treasure island

After the first Christmas in Canada, which we spent with family and friends, we spoilt ourselves with a hiking day to Bowen island yesterday. Get up early, snooze for 2 hours on the bus, 1/2 hour on the boat and then  step onto Bowen island. We enjoyed breakfast in a coffee shop run by South-Africans,…

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Rangers – 11 months of fun, projects, Visual Studio 2010 BETA 1, BETA 2 …

I have just crossed the 11-month mark in Canada, with Microsoft and the Rangers. The start of the adventure was a rocky one. It felt like having to jump out of a Hercules at high speed (in the middle of a hurricane) and hit the ground running in a foreign, yet highly interesting and motivating environment…

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TFS Integration Platform – Manually (Proactively) copying files: Questions & Answers 14

Two kind-of questions recently bubbled up on the radar: Should we manually copy (migrate) files from source to target, to reduce the work that the TFS Integration Platform needs to do? In other words, does it help to be pro-active? No, because this manual action will introduce a “VC content conflict type” for every file…

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TFS Integration Platform – Can I migrate from TFS to TFS or non-TFS to TFS?

On Friday we refreshed the TFS Integration Platform (TFS Integration Platform – Codeplex Site has been refreshed today!) and shortly thereafter a number of queries came in. Can I migrate from TFS 2005 to TFS 2008, from TFS 2008 to TFS 2010, from a non-TFS ALM system to TFS … the answer made me think,…

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Happy Holidays!

Well, I am suspending my humanoid processor … also known as holiday … until early January to relax and enjoy the Canadian winter. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the Microsoft colleagues, Microsoft Most Valued Professionals (MVPs) and Rangers for their phenomenal commitment this year and wish everyone very happy,…

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TFS Integration Platform – Codeplex Site has been refreshed today!

The TFS Integration Platform Codeplex Site (www.codeplex.com/tfsintegration) has been updated today, introducing minor revisions in the documentation, bug fixes in the platform code base and an overall alignment with the latest bits and pieces we have been using in the Pioneer Dogfood and proof-of-concept environments. Refresh your downloads today and ensure the guidance documentation is…

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TFS Integration Platform – Resetting the migration db: Questions & Answers 13

Often when we are testing the TFS Integration Platform or working with the hands-on-lab walkthroughs, we need to or want to reset the migration database to flush the state are re-start the migration or sync. So far the mechanism used involved an uninstall of the TFS Integration Platform and a re-install, which reset the database…

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Chatter – It never snows in vancouver … really?

Here are a few images we took in Ladner village in Vancouver over the past few days. Robert … be warned when you start packing for your sabbatical, especially if anyone tells you that it never snows in Vancouver 🙂

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