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October 2005 Entries

I have been working on a scripted install of Team System for a few weeks now on and off, I was using Notepad++ to edit vbs files and my hta controller app. With the release of Visual Studio 2005 I installed it on my host laptop (It's the first time I install it on my host machine I have been using VMs for the last 2 years). Well I know a lot about VS and have developed with it for a while now. So what was not my surprise when I opened vbs file with VS2K5 and it colored all my vbscript code and even ......

My good friend Joel Semeniuk from Winnipeg has just release the first alpha of his VSTS Process Editor read his post here the tool is on a moderated GotDotNet community. If you have made ANY customization to the TFS methodologies and edited the xml files by hand well you'll love Joel's tool it's all GUI and you can visually see your work item forms as opposed to have to upload the process and create a new project and see if it worked or not. I highly recommend it if you plan on doing any kind of ......

When you get your renewal note from MSDN which you either already got or should get very soon, make sure you verify which SKU you would like to take and know that VSTESA 2005 is not the FULL version of the Team Tools, Team Suite is. There is plenty of debates and information out there on the the pricing scenario and upgrade paths please look at this great two part series from Rob Caron available here and here. Also look here for a view of the various Team SKUs and what you are getting in each of ......

This phone view rock! it's the best phone I've ever owned bar none! I have a colleague in England that just loves mobile phones, in fact he loves them so much he changes to the latest and greatest phone as soon as one ships (well close to as soon). So he had a tablet full of "old" phones ;-) that where gathering dust. We meet through a training program in Seattle and became good friends. One day he was looking at his tablet full of phones and decided that it would be great if his old phones could ......

Well, it's official I'm now a Microsoft MVP... VSTS MVP to be exact! You can view my profile here, I'm super excited about this recognition, I've spent countless hours with VSTS last year giving Microsoft feedback and studying how my company will adopt it in the next year. This is an awesome entry in the field of configuration management for Microsoft and I predict a ton of adoption when it ships early next year. I have done many talks both internally and externally about VSTS and a lot of people ......