April 2012 Entries

Installing TFS 2011 Beta in a Virtual Machine
This was about as straight forward of an affair as one would think for installing a Beta product. Once I got over my own memory lapses of what do first. VMWare Player: After spending about an hour trying to find a 32bit version of Windows Server 2008 (which will be the last 32bit Server OS according to Microsoft), I gave up and capitulated to having to use VMWare, since VirtualPC does NOT support 64 bit operating systems. The answer to the question: “What am I supposed use?” from the Microsoft is ......

Posted On Friday, April 27, 2012 2:09 PM | Comments (0)

vs2011 Monochromatic icons, where’s the color?
I think everyone who uses Visual Studio can agree that Microsoft has packed an amazing amount of functionality into one tool. One thing that makes that possible is the ability to quickly get to all of the functionality easily not spending a lot of time sitting around RTFM. I am not sure about the direction that the monochromatic icons in the VS 2011 are going. Here is a snippet from the VS2011 tool bar Here is a snippet from the same tool bar in VS2010 I narrow down all of the little icons that I ......

Posted On Monday, April 23, 2012 2:26 PM | Comments (1)

TFS vs. Star Team comparison
I have a sales call today in which the person that I am talking to is interested in what TFS would give them over Star Team, The first thing I believe that I can say is that TFS is cheaper! Especially if you are doing MSFT development already and your team members have MSDN subscriptions as the CALs for TFS are covered in the MSDN subscription. The other thing that I noticed about Star Team was all of the references to ‘readiness’ and ‘integration’. While that is great, that means that other tools ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 11, 2012 12:31 PM | Comments (1)

Preparing for Exam 70-512 Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010, Administration

Despite TFS 2010 being out for several years, there doesn't seem to be any formal self guided training materials (Books!), just an instructor lead 3 day class. However, I found exactly what I was looking for here: http://geekswithblogs.net/enriquelima/archive/2010/07/21/unofficial-prep-guide-for-tfs-2010-administration-exam-70-512.aspx

Posted On Monday, April 9, 2012 3:05 PM | Comments (0)

Hello World!
It is the goal of everyone alive to seek happiness weather they are aware of it or not. There are things that truly make us happy, and there are things that we think make us happy. It has been my quest to separate the two from each other and work towards what makes me truly happy, which is being a geek!!

Stay tuned for more :-)

Posted On Friday, April 6, 2012 3:54 PM | Comments (0)