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I've been considering my habits when it comes to reading and writing blog posts this morning while drinking my tea. "Should I post about the new version of x? Well... no, I think it was posted n number of times on MSDN blogs and by us geeks here on geekswithblogs.net" So many people are watching the net for breaking news that it makes little sense to post about those myself, but as Guy told me a few weeks ago, not everyone aggregates MSDN blogs or Geekswithblogs.net for that matter so the people ......

So in the last few days a few good blog entries have appear on TFS. Charles Sterling posted on how to change the product key in the trial or workgroup edition of TFS to the full version, now I knew how to do that (well I taught I knew) but it seems there are more things to do specifically for the workgroup edition have a look here. Next came a great pdf from real world experience of move folks from VSS to TFS (I wish I had written that) from Steven St-Jean it's a good read and I'll make it available ......

lol. The whole gang from the OD went to claim jumper tonight for dinner and as we were getting ready to leave, Charles "Chris" D was chatting with the waiter about getting the bill so I ask him "how are we splitting this up?" and he turn around and says "We are stiffin' you with the bill Frenchy" mouhaahaaha that was too funny had to blog it. So we pay and are about to leave when Tom (another of the cohort) gets up and says "Gimme a minute I need to go the the little programmers room" mouhahaha we ......

Check Eric's great tips on doing technical presentation

http://blogs.msdn.com/ericlee/archive/2006/10/17/presentation-demo-tips.aspx

 

I do a lot of this myself in my tech demos, lots of great tips there.

Good job Eric,

 

Cheers,

ET


Hey everyone, Just noticed my good friend Steven Borg from Accentient posted my TFS Install Scripts (Oct 05). You can get them directly here. The TFS install scripts are scripts I put together to automate as much as possible of the pre-requirement application installations TFS requires; IIS, SQL Server, Windows SharePoint Services 2.0, Service packs, TFS users (Service, report, setup). I hope this helps you install your own TFS with the least amount of work. TFS installation can hard, so I hope those ......

Congratulations! We are pleased to present you with the 2007 Microsoft® MVP Award! The Microsoft MVP Award is our way of saying thank you and to honor and support the significant contributions you make to communities worldwide. As a recipient of Microsoft’s Most Valuable Professional award, you join an elite group of technical community leaders from around the world who foster the free and objective exchange of knowledge by actively sharing your real world expertise with users and Microsoft. Microsoft ......

Well, Code Camp Montreal was a huge success, we add 320 register and about 260 showed up on a Saturday to attend the camp. We had 12 speakers and 15 sessions. In my two sessions I had about 70-80 people and it was great fun. Lots of great questions and interest. As I suspected, about 5% of the people are "actually" using TFS but it still generates a lot of interest, people want to move off of VSS but can't get their employer for small teams to purchase VSTx. I suspect this is the main reason. Another ......

If you use Vista as you main desktop OS like I do, we'll need to run Virtual PC 2007 since VPC 2004 in "incompatible" with Vista, As of today, the Connect site for the beta is accepting self-nomination. We currently can't download the bits but they should be there shortly. Can't wait to this build... Virtualization Rocks!! Cheers, ET Update: The bits are now available to download... Technorati tags: vpc, vista ......

So I just installed Vista RC2 and tried to install Visual Studio on it and kept getting a compatibility issue, I didn't have Windows XP SP2 ... well right! So I started searching for a solution, first put autorun.exe in windows sp2 compat... no go, changed all setup.exe to run in windows XP SP2 compat ... no go. I then stumpled on this blog entry http://www.geekswithblogs.n... I refers to install VS on Windows XP SP1 (same kind of compat issue) but the trick work ......

So we learn stuff everyday... well I hope. Here is a bit of insight on Team Build, specifically the ports that need to be opened for it to work properly in a multi-machine scenario. I have tested this configuration internally and it works great. I did stumbled upon a problem while testing, an error message came up telling me that the build server could only be configured for a single TFS server, and that I should change a parameter on the build server to point to my TFS server. So here is what we ......

Visual Studio Team System Chat Join members of the Visual Studio Team System product group to discuss features available in Visual Studio Team Foundation Server, Team Editions for Architects, Developers, Database Pros, and Testers. In addition, discuss what's new in Visual Studio Code Name Orcas September CTP and Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Database Professionals CTP 5. Join the chat on Wednesday, October 4th, 2006 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time. To add this to your calendar, click ......