Monthly Archives: February 2008

2802, 2008

{Heroes Happen Here} – Sydney ALM session

By |February 28th, 2008|General|2 Comments

Today was the Microsoft Heros Happen Here product launch in Sydney and I had the honour of presenting the “Visual Studio 2008 and Application Lifecycle Management” session. Most of the features I covered in the session are built into the product naturally but here’s a few of the links I promised I would blog about. Visual Studio® Team System 2008 Team Foundation Server and Team Suite VPC Image (Trial) Martin Woodward’s Build Wallboard sample At the time of writing the trial VPC that is currently downloadable is due to expire on 1st April 2008. There is a new VPC due in the next couple of weeks that will have a 6 month trial […]

602, 2008

w00t! A new Team System Blogfather?

By |February 6th, 2008|General|1 Comment

I read with interest a post on Rob Caron’s blog entitled New Team System Blogfather! I must admit that I’ve sorely missed the information that Rob shared with the VSTS community in his previous position. Rob’s blog was an invaluable resource especially in the early years of VSTS. Proof of this was the honorary title of “The Blogfather of VSTS” which was how he was described in a TechTalk interview back in December 2005. Things on Rob’s blog haven’t been quite the same due to his promotion into a different role back in September 06. The New Blogfather of VSTS Rob has officially passed on the title of Team System Blogfather to none other […]

402, 2008

Windows Server 2008 has been RTM’d!

By |February 4th, 2008|General|Comments Off

While not exactly a topic for a VSTS-focused blog I couldn’t help but help spread the word that Windows Server 2008 has been released to manufacture! TFS can of course be installed on Window Server 2008 and the installation guide includes all the steps you need for this. In addition to my work with VSTS I am also the lead Microsoft Technical Readiness Instructor in Australia for Windows Server 2008:Developer and Architecture so this is something that interests me quite a lot. Read about the release on the Windows Server Division blog. + Vista SP1 is due to RTM *very* soon now as well.

402, 2008

Microsoft Readiness Training – Upgrading to Visual Studio 2008

By |February 4th, 2008|General|Comments Off

This two-day partner technical readiness event is designed to introduce developers to many of the new features in Visual Studio 2008. Now that Microsoft has released Visual Studio 2008, it is time to start learning how to use these great enhancements in the applications you write and deploy. Learn how Visual Studio 2008 provides a compelling development environment for building rich client and web applications. Topics include Introducing VS2008 and the .NET Framework 3.5 What’s new in the languages? Visual Basic 9.0 & C# 3.0 A closer look at what’s new in .NET Framework 3.5 Introduction to .NET Language Integrated Query (LINQ) Building Web Applications with VS2008 Introduction to ASP.NET AJAX WCF Web-Centric […]

402, 2008

Hands-on Microsoft Readiness Training – VSTS2005 to 2008

By |February 4th, 2008|General|Comments Off

Upgrade your skills in Microsoft Visual Studio Team System and Team Foundation Server to the latest 2008 release during this one-day hands-on event. This course focuses specifically on the changes and enhancements between the 2005 and 2008 versions of Visual Studio Team System & Team Foundation Server. By attending this event you can be sure you’re taking advantage of all the new features right from the outset! Some of the topics being covered in this course include: Code Metrics and hotpathing – make your code run like its never run before! Performance baselining and changes to the Code Analysis rules Changes in Team Build – CI, Scheduling, Build Definitions Web test recorder support for […]