December 2009 Entries

This is NOT another goodbye 2009 or 2000’s blog post
I’m really not one to reflect. I prefer to live in the present and consider the future. As such, rather than saying goodbye to 2009 I’m saying Hello to 2010. I’m looking forward to my first full year at Imaginet Resources Corp. I’ve started to grow the ALM practice and think 2010 will see some of the seeds planted in 2009 blossom. I’m looking forward to embracing Lean Software Engineering practices. I’m starting 2010 by attending a Kanban Coaching Workshop in Feb. I’ve been spending some time reading ......

Posted On Thursday, December 31, 2009 11:11 AM | Comments (0)

Need Vacuum Advice
We are in need of a new vacuum. Not my usual blog material, but I’m fishing for advice. Criteria: My daughter has asthma so a HEPA filter is a must. Prefer upright to canister Questions: Bag vs. bagless. Our prior vacuum used bags and the expense of buying bags was never a big deal. I could go either way. Is there a benefit other than cost of bags? Are Dyson worth the $500+ price tag? Seems that there are bagless HEPA hoover, bissell, eureka and others for half the price or less. I can afford the ......

Posted On Sunday, December 20, 2009 4:08 PM | Comments (2)

TechDays Winnipeg - Brrrr
Today is TechDays in Winnipeg. Today I’m doing a session on upgrading to TFS 2010 and new features in VS 2010. Tomorrow I’m doing a session on Configuration Management with TFS. I’m looking forward to presenting in Winnipeg again. Just a suggestion to MS organizers though. Perhaps October might have been a better time to do Winnipeg… Yes, that does say ‘Feels Like’ –37C. The sad thing is that it’s warmer today than it has been in about a week. Technorati Tags: TechDays,TFS 2010,TFS ......

Posted On Tuesday, December 15, 2009 1:52 AM | Comments (0)

Video Recording in VS 2010 Test Runner not working?
Well, it turns out that there is a bit of a setup process that needs to be followed to get it working. It’s all outlined in the Visual Studio Team Test blog entry here. Basically, you have to install and patch Windows Media Encoder to get the Test Runner to capture and index video. I know I was puzzled by this and suspect that many of you have been as well. Technorati Tags: VS 2010,Beta 2,MTLM ......

Posted On Wednesday, December 2, 2009 5:52 PM | Comments (0)

TFS 2010 Beta 2 Power Tools Released
UPDATE: There has been an updated version posted which resolves the Rules editing problem mentioned below. Way to go TFS team! A TFS 1010 Beta 2 version of the TFS Power tools has been released as announced by Brian Harry. I've been trying out the Process Template Editor (PTE) and have had some issues with this Beta release. First, the connection dialogue when working with Work Items doesn’t quite function correctly. The work around is to type in the fully qualified URL to the Team Project Collection ......

Posted On Wednesday, December 2, 2009 1:16 AM | Comments (1)

Scrum For Team System 3 (TFS2010Beta2) Released
The latest version of the Scrum for Team System * process template has now been released. This version is designed to work with Team Foundation Server 2010 (Beta 2) and introduces enterprise features to Scrum. You can download the server and client side tools (free of charge) from the following forum post: · SfTS v3 Beta 2 released - Download now. Please use the below forum for all your SfTS version 3 feedback and questions. · SfTS v3 Beta 2 forum Additional Links · Simon Bennett discusses the new ......

Posted On Tuesday, December 1, 2009 2:19 AM | Comments (1)