May 2009 Entries

VSTS 2010 Beta on MSDN Subscriber Downloads
GO OUT AND GET IT! Downloads include Team Suite 2010 and Team Foundation Server 2010. There are a LOT of new features to check out. Brian Harry has been blogging the features in detail for a while now. I’m very excited about the manageability of the new Team Foundation Server. It will be much better for large shops with centralized TFS instances. There are a lot of different possible configurations available to spread load across tiers and the new Team Project Collection model will make it much easier ......

Posted On Monday, May 18, 2009 5:45 PM | Comments (0)

TechEd Online – Dev Practices Track
If you are looking at ways to improve the success of your software projects I highly recommend checking out the Dev Practices sessions from TechEd 2009 on TechEd Online. There are a combination of Tech Talks, Panel Discussions available to view even if you aren’t at TechEd. I’ll try to filter some noise and point you to some that I’ve enjoyed: Agile Software Development panel Let’s talk Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Agile: A Process or an Excuse? – featuring Joel Semeniuk from Imaginet Resources ......

Posted On Thursday, May 14, 2009 3:15 PM | Comments (0)

TechEd Day 1 Continued
Azure session with Chappel was pretty good. I have a better perspective on where Azure fits in. Then attended: OFC03-INT - Integrating Application Lifecycle Management and Project Portfolio Management. Very interesting demo of how an organization ‘could’ build an end-to-end portfolio management toolset using Sharepoint + Project Server + Project Portfolio Server + TFS. Makes a great scenario, but lots of heavy lifting and integration to put the scenario together. Lots of pieces were custom, based ......

Posted On Monday, May 11, 2009 6:59 PM | Comments (0)

TechEd Day 1 So far
Breakfast was pretty unimpressive. Egg omelet things and some nasty sausage patties. I went for a bagel and yogurt. The keynote was very IT centric talking about Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2. Some very cool new features around virtualization. And the big news is that both will be available for the holiday season (as expected). There was also a sneak peek into Office 2010 and Exchange 2010 which promise to improve ability to manage mail. Search looks improved (especially able to search attachments ......

Posted On Monday, May 11, 2009 6:40 PM | Comments (0)

First blog on Netbook with Windows 7

I ended up picking up the ASUS Eee PC 1000HE netbook. (thanks for the advice Mithinco, Robert and evan.)  I am loving it.  However, so are my wife and kids.

I managed to wrestle it away and put Windows 7 RC on this morning and it’s all good.  Seems to be performing quite well.

Now on to my laptop for Windows 7 64-bit this weekend.  Good times!

Posted On Friday, May 1, 2009 11:00 AM | Comments (0)