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Automated Emails from Team Foundation Server for Work Item Assignments
For one of our clients, we wanted to set up an automated email notification when a work item is assigned to someone. We found a handy blog on this subject from Vertigo Software with a downloadable web service that you can implement on your TFS server. The link to the blog with the details is here. Implement and enjoy getting spammed by your TFS ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 23, 2007 4:40 PM

Technorati Profile Just discovered the Technorati format required, so this is a temporary post to set that up.

Posted On Saturday, October 20, 2007 8:19 PM

Microsoft Business Scorecard Manager and User-specific Security
To address user dynamic security for a specific dimension, we have used the technique we found from the article “Implementing User-Specific Security in SSAS” from Hitachi Consulting Microsoft BI found at This approach defines 2 new tables to the AdventureWorksDW database, DimUser and the fact-less fact table FactResellerUser. The DimUser table contains the UserName column which will be set to the domain user. The FactResellerUser ......

Posted On Friday, October 19, 2007 2:24 PM

Microsoft Patterns and Practices Summit
I just noticed the next Microsoft PnP summit is November 5-9, 2007 in Redmond. If you have been to this summit before, I'd be interested in hearing your thoughts on it. While it does cost $1895, in addition to getting the benefit of the content, you also get: Choice of 2 new patterns & practices or Microsoft Press book releases patterns & practices poster patterns & practices Summit fleece vest 80GB USB hard drive with Summit presentations and Hands-On-Labs Latest patterns & practices ......

Posted On Friday, October 19, 2007 2:01 PM

South Carolina Code Camp 3.0
The Greater Charleston .NET User Group (GCNUG) ( hosted South Carolina Code Camp 3.0 in Charleston, SC this past weekend (10/13/07). This was an incredible event. All of the speakers, both local and national (even International with one Canadian!), were top notch. I honestly felt like I was at a real Microsoft conference rather than a locally-run User Group Code Camp. The participation in the sessions by local technologist attendees was animated and engaged. I learned from both the ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 16, 2007 8:08 PM

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