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November 29, 2007

Rosario bits dropped

Filed under: Uncategorized — phacker @ 3:04 am

In case that you have not had enough with the latest release of VSTS 2008, along comes Rosario. The team is working extra hard and I wonder when they actually take time for themselves. On one hand I think this is awesome that I can play with. At the same time I am still trying to get comfortable with the latest VSTS 2008 RTM. I guess I just need to find a way to to add an extra day to the week and I will be fine. Maybe I can extend TFS to help me out with that:-).


The Thirsty Developer launched

Filed under: Uncategorized — phacker @ 2:55 am

My good friends Dave Bost and Larry Clarkin have just launched a new podcast series called the Thirsty Developer. This seems like an awesome endevor and I wish them all the best. I suggest that you check out what they are doing here


November 27, 2007

TFS Times Newsletter

Filed under: Uncategorized — phacker @ 1:54 am

About 2 months ago I was leading a meeting at the Indy TFS SIG when I was asked about all the resouces out there on VSTS and TFS. What I found was that there are a lot of people that do NOT read blogs voraciously, do NOT realize the MSDN forums are a great place to get answers and had NOT heard of the site. These folks are just average IT workers that go home and spend their evenings watching TV, hanging out with the family, or do other constructive activities. It was then that I realized that most IT people are not as driven by the same things that I am, but still hunger for quality information that they can use during their day to day activities around VSTS and TFS. This has led me to start a newsletter focused on VSTS and TFS called the TFS Times. You may say well that is just rehashing all the same stuff that is out there already, or what’s wrong with just going to teamsystemrocks. Well like I said, there are people that have not heard about a lot of these sites, or just do not know how to decipher all the info that is out there. Case in point, try finding all the good content on MSDN. I can even get overwelhmed! I hope that you will take the time out to visit the site as well as sign up. I will publish a monthly newsletter. Not changing it all the time, just once a month. The goal is to pick a topic then gather all the good relevent info from around the web on that topic and stuff it in a news letter for you to enjoy. The first issue was short, but the response so far has been great and I have folks signing up everyday. I would hope to top 100 subscribers by the end of the year and try to get to 1000 by this time next year. Maybe I am expecting too much, but I think its doable. If I hit that 1000 mark, I want to publish it in a hard copy just like any other magazine. I hope to provide you the only VSTS/TFS focused periodical with the higest quality info. It will only continue to get better over time as we flesh out a good layout and add much more content. Speaking of content, i am always looking for folks to contribute and get their 15 minutes of fame. There is no way that I can shoulder the whole thing all the time, but I will do my hardest to try and make sure it is packed full of good info. In the mean time go and enjoy.


November 20, 2007

VS 2008 is here

Filed under: Uncategorized — phacker @ 1:40 am

I know I am really late to the table with this, but but late than never.


November 18, 2007

VS 2008 coming next week to MSDN

Filed under: Team System — phacker @ 1:02 am

All I can say is w00t!!



November 16, 2007

Learn about TFS 2008 Build at the Indianapolis TFS SIG

Filed under: Uncategorized — phacker @ 8:13 pm

We are going to Deep Dive into Team Build in Visual Studio 2008. We will discuss the following topics:

Improved and extended management of Triggers – every check-in, accumulate check-ins in order to prevent an excessive number of builds, scheduled builds
Drop Management – policy, which defines how many builds of any kind (successful, failed) should be kept
Ability to run GUI tests as part of the build – run GUI tests as part of the build while preventing access to a GUI desktop
Customizable check-in policies – the default policy will halt any check-ins until the recently failed build is fixed
Support for multi-threaded builds with the new MSBuild
Stop & Delete a build from within Visual Studio
and much more. Please make sure you register to attend and get the lowdown on Team Build 2008.
Microsoft Corporation
Parkwood Business Park , Building Four
500 E. 96th St., Suite 460
Indianapolis, IN 46240
November 28th, 2007, 6PM – 8PM

Please Register

6:00pm – 6:15pm Welcome, Introductions and Pizza
6:15pm – 7:45pm Paul will discuss and demo VS2008 Builds
7:45pm – 8:00pm Q&A, Raffle and Wrap Up

November 2, 2007

Upcoming events

Filed under: Uncategorized — phacker @ 2:05 am

Just wanted to send out an update on the upcoming events this month.

Friday November 9th MOSS DevCamp in Chicago. I blogged about it earlier. This should be a great time.

Tuesday November 27th DevCares Maximize your Productivity with Visual Studio 2008

Wednesday November 28th IndyTFS SIG meeting Working with Builds in Visual Studio 2008


As you can see there is some great stuff happening this month so mark your calendars



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