April 2009 Entries

TFS Team Project Collections
Brian Harry is continuing his series on new VSTS 2010 features. His latest entry deals with some restructuring of the Team Foundation Server and specifically the way projects are stored. Team Project Collections are a new concept in TFS 2010. They represent a set of projects that are managed together. Each TPC has it’s own set of databases. This enables TPC’s to be backed up, restored or migrated independently of other TPC’s on the same logical or physical TFS implementation. This is particularly ......

Posted On Monday, April 20, 2009 10:00 PM | Comments (0)

Netbook Advice Wanted
I’m looking for some advice in buying a netbook. My work laptop is a true desktop replacement device. As such, it’s not the most portable device around. So, for doing email, document editing and web browsing I’m looking at getting a netbook. I’ve been looking at the Acer Aspire One 10” netbook. I’ve seen the smaller 8.9” Aspire One but thought the slightly larger screen might be nice. However, all the netbooks are within $50 or so of each other. So, I thought I’d do some research. CNet reviews like ......

Posted On Friday, April 17, 2009 9:58 PM | Comments (5)

First blog from Imaginet
Well, here I am on my shiny new computer over at Imaginet Resources Corp. I forgot how liberating it is to leave an employer and start with a new one. Nothing more satisfying than filling the shredding box with old files and handing in that laptop that was in desperate need of a re-image. Still pretty early to say that everything here is good, but it sure feels that way from where I’m sitting. Moving from a large global company to a small (but still global) company is quite a change. I forgot how ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 15, 2009 2:16 PM | Comments (0)

Team System 2010 High Level Overview
Brian Harry has begun to blog about the features of VSTS 2010. There is quite a laundry list. I’m excited to see the Architecture features become quite valuable and the Test management and execution capabilities really take shape. Keep an eye on Brian’s blog as he drills down into each of the feature areas ......

Posted On Thursday, April 9, 2009 12:07 AM | Comments (1)

Really feeling 40 today
For those that don’t know. The Red River Valley area of North Dakota and Manitoba has been preparing for near record flooding this year. One neighborhood within Winnipeg that is in a bend of the Red River needed to have their permanent dykes raised by adding a sandbag dyke on top. My good friend Greg lives in that area and it is actually just across the river from my own home. So I figured I’d go help out. My wife and I walked across to help. Basically what ‘helping’ means is becoming part of a human ......

Posted On Sunday, April 5, 2009 7:51 PM | Comments (0)