July 2010 Entries

Adding a Java project in Eclipse to TFS using Team Explorer Everywhere

Connecting a project to TFS Once Eclipse is open and you can see your projects in Project Explorer. Select the project you want to add to TFS by right-clicking on it and select the Team Project option and then Share Project, the Share Project Dialog will open … select Team Foundation Server Once TFS is selected, accept the agreement by checking the box. Next, if you have a Product Key, enter it here, otherwise check the box to use a full featured trial (it is a 30 day trial) Provide the details to ......

Installing the Team Explorer Everywhere TFS Plug-in on Eclipse

We have to start from the beginning. And that is by making sure Eclipse is installed. If you are starting anew, then head on over to www.eclipse.org to get the goods. I will move on as the installation of Eclipse is not my focus here. However, I will say that getting in place on my MacBook Pro took no longer than 5 minutes (that is because I walked away as it was expanding the tarball. Ok, next, Eclipse is in, what else? Team Explorer Everywhere is the key player here. Ok, so in a full blown formal ......

Experiment: Working from a Mac and no Windows Live Writer in sight

I am working on a project testing some cool features and stuff that have to be done on a Mac. While I have been back and forth with MacBook Pros, this time I decided I should expand and extent my testing to the stuff that I do on a daily basis. Blogging is a challenge, tools available are not really all that flexible or feature rich. I have MarsEdit and Blogo. I do think Windows Live Writer is the best thing since ... sliced bread, seriously, I love that tool! But in order for this to work I had ......

Desarrollando utilizando la plataforma Azure, Parte 2

Siguiendo con el proceso de implementar una solución simple en Azure, vamos a crear una aplicación Web basada en ASP.NET, vamos a empacar esa solución y luego llevarla a Azure para luego entrar y utilizarla. En esta demostración veremos como: 1. Creando la aplicación Your browser cannot play this video. Learn how to fix this. 2. Compilar y generar la solución Your browser cannot play this video. Learn how to fix this. 3. Configurando Windows Azure Your browser cannot play this video. Learn how to ......

Desarrollando utilizando la plataforma Azure, Parte 1.

El primer paso a completar es el tener una cuenta en Azure, hay que tener muy claro que esto representa algo que va a significar en costo y cargos por utilizar los servicios. Lo que haremos es ir a www.azure.com . Veremos una página como esta El siguiente paso es acceder a la cuenta de la siguiente manera, haciendo click en Account llegamos a la siguiente página… 1. Si ya se tiene cuenta en alguno de los servicios, pues se hace click en las opciones de la derecha. 2. Si no se tiene cuenta, entonces ......

Unofficial Prep guide for TFS 2010 Administration Exam (70-512)

I am including here the objectives and the materials I am using to prepare. Installing and Configuring TFS Objective Materials Install TFS TFS Installation Guide Configure Application Tier Managing Server Configuration Migrate and Upgrade TFS TFS Upgrade Guide http://msdn.microsoft.com/e... Install and Configure Lab Management MSDN Lab Management Info Install and Configure Build Controllers and Agents Build Controller Info Build Agent Info Managing TFS Objective Materials Manage ......

Tool Updates and Releases for Visual Studio 2010

Visual Studio 2010 Productivity Power Tools Update If you installed the Productivity Power Tools as soon as they came out about a month ago, when you open VS 2010 the next time, it will notify you that there have been some updates to some extensions. Now, to update the extensions, you will go to the Get Started section of the Start screen, and make sure you have selected the Welcome Link, then you will expand the Extending Visual Studio area by clicking on it. Once you have expanded the Extending ......

Visual Studio tips for SharePoint Admins

A while back it was clear: Roses are red, violets are blue … if you are a dev you use Visual Studio. Now: Roses are blue, violets can be red … if you do SharePoint,Visual Studio is the right tool for you. I am not a poet, nor do I pretend to be one on TV. But I have invested time in fine tuning virtual machines and physical deployments in figuring out what goes where and what is needed. We see dependencies of every type, in every place and every product pretty much. If you are doing SQL Server 2008 ......

I have seen great ideas and then Arnie hits it out of the park

Arnie Rowland (a SQL Server MVP and an amazing individual) has come up with a a great challenge for anyone who happens to be unemployed or under-employed (as he puts it). The challenge? Well, go on an read about it The original post: http://sqlblog.com/blogs/ar... An update, now joined by other MVPs (I see Ted Malone, another one of those great dudes I have had the joy of working with): http://sqlblog.com/blogs/ar... ......

Visual Studio Lab Management VHD

Microsoft has released a vhd with Lab Management fully configured. It includes walkthroughs for you to become familiar with the product. http://www.microsoft.com/do... ......

I have an iPad and I am using it as my utility display with Windows 7

I have used a utility called Maxivista for a while now that allows me to extend my desktop to other laptops. Recently, I have been using an HP Envy 15 and also carrying my iPad. Today while checking for updates on Maxivista, I became aware of the Maxivista for iPad utility. Installed it (yes, a $9.99 App) on the iPad and downloaded the utility for Windows. So far so good! If you are interested in giving this a try … http://www.maxivista.com/ipad/ ......

Con la cabeza por las nubes

Uno de los temas que esta de moda es hablar de “Cloud”. Para los que hemos estado involucrados en Internet por ya algun tiempo, pues ese era el nombre o talvez para ser mas preciso el simbolo con el que hacemos referencia a Internet, una nube. Bueno, veamos que es esto de Cloud … En principio basico el tema de Cloud se refiere a, eso si nos apegamos al marco de referencia, un sistema distribuido, que ofrece continuidad de servicio y que tiene la capacidad de balance tambien. No es el solo hecho de ......

Working with the Outlook Social Connector: Adding the LinkedIn and Facebook

There are several ways to get this done. From Outlook: Switch to the View Tab in the Ribbon Then click on the People Pane dropdown to access Account Settings … This will bring up the Social Network Accounts Dialog From here you can click the link just above the list of connectors already installed. From here you will be taken the Outlook website to be able to download the connectors. Direct from the website: http://office.microsoft.com... ......

Yet another conference to think about: ALM Summit

No detail, aside from date and location that is.

When? November 16-18, 2010.  Where?  Microsoft Redmond.

http://www.alm-summit.com/alm-summit/splash.aspx

What is the SQL Server Utility?

When we look at how our database deployments are happening, we identify an ever growing number of servers and instances all servicing important services or why not? Custom applications. What is it? It is a combination of elements, those elements will allow for us as administrators interested in keeping a view of the health of the environment to connect to the system and check resource utilization. The elements that come into play are: Utility Control Point Health Policies Utility Explorer Each one ......

Managing the TFS Data Warehouse. Blogs Summary.

I have been reading the information posted by Grant Holliday on the Management, Tuning and Troubleshooting of the TFS Data Warehouse. What I find interesting and beneficial in his post is the lay of the land, where to start, what needs to be understood. With that a starting point comes from MSDN in Understanding the Reports and the surroundings for it. http://msdn.microsoft.com/e... . Specifically too, looking into understanding the components that play a part in how this information ......

Service Pack 1 Beta for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

As the WPC is happening in DC, we know there will be a set of announcement to hit our way, and some have already started flowing. Yes, today itself has had a share of them. Service Pack 1 Beta for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 are announced as available, keep in mind the Beta part of the name. Make good on downloading and reading the documentation set http://www.microsoft.com/do... And then if you want to try ......

PDC10 Announced

The date is October 28th and 29th, where at?  Redmond, WA!

It sure looks to be gearing up as a great event, 2 days of full geek out.

Details at http://www.microsoftpdc.com/

Hablemos de SharePoint Foundation

¿Sabe usted cual es la diferencia entre SharePoint Foundation and SharePoint Server? Hay que empezar por el principio. Veamos, cuando pensamos en construir una casa, normalmente (y con justa causa recomendable) tenemos que planificar la elevación, la planta, etc. para esa casa. Vamos a pensar en la solidez de la fundacion y de lo elemental de los pilares en la base de la casa. Dicho esto, la casa ofrecera servicios esenciales, tales como habitaciones, areas de servicio etc. Todo desde un punto de ......

Visual Studio Team Explorer Everywhere

If you happen to be working with Eclipse and are wanting integration to Team Foundation Server 2010, Team Explorer Everywhere is available for download. For prerequisites and download go to: http://www.microsoft.com/do... ......

Looking for TFS 2010 and Project Server Integration?

In the past couple of weeks I have heard of people interested in seeing what possibilities are available for integration between Microsoft Project/Project Server and TFS 2010. There are a couple of items available currently: MSDN Section on Scheduling Tasks and Assigning Resources Using Microsoft Project Virtual Machine available for download with the Integration CTP between Project Server and TFS 2010. http://www.microsoft.com/do... ......

SQL Server Master Data Services

In the need to establish a golden baseline of data elements that need to be centrally managed, we find Master Data Services. In order to understand this better and at the same time take advantage of a free offer from Microsoft Learning, check the following out: A free eClinic going over Master Data Services http://www.microsoft.com/le... ......

Update:Visual Studio 2010 and TFS 2010 RTM Virtual Machines available for download

If you are (or were) running the RC version of the VMs, it expired yesterday (June 30th, 2010). There is a new set of VMs available for download, and available for Hyper-V, Windows Virtual PC and VPC 2007 SP1. Hyper-V: http://www.microsoft.com/do... Windows Virtual PC: http://www.microsoft.com/do... Virtual PC 2007 SP1: http://www.microsoft.com/do... ......