16 Jan 2010

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Rangers release Visual Studio 2010 TFS Upgrade guide

Earlier this week, the VSTS Rangers, a group made up of Microsoft Product Group people and MVPs, shipped the Visual Studio 2010 TFS Upgrade Guide. This guide is available on Codeplex for download and comprises a single 27 page XPS file inside a 1.32Mb ZIP file. I have a special interest in this document as I was one of a couple of contributors from the ranks of the Team System MVPs who contributed to this document. It was great working with Pramod who lead the project and Bijan who leads the Rangers. The contents of this document are...

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4 Jan 2010

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MSB4019 error on newly built TFS 2010 beta 2 build server

On a newly configured TFS 2010 build server that I have been creating for a demo, I experienced an error that has been an old friend for all of the previous versions of Team Foundation Server. The error that was shown in the Summary screen was; C:Builds1BuildTestCorpSourcesProjectsCorpCorpCorp.vbproj (203): The imported project "C:Program Files (x86)MSBuildMicrosoftVisualStudiov10.0WebApplicationsMicrosoft.WebApplication.targets" was not found. Confirm that the path in the <Import> declaration is correct, and that the file exists on disk. When you click “View Log File”, the information provided is far more useful. Project "C:Builds1BuildTestCorpSourcesProjectsCorpCorp.sln"...

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2 Jan 2010

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MVP for another year and Welcome to Stephen Godbold

Over the past few years, my New Year has included regularly checking my Inbox to see if I get to keep my Microsoft MVP status. The start to 2010 has been no different and fortunately the much anticipated email was there again. For me the MVP award is a yardstick by which I measure the amount of time and effort I give back to the community. Over the past 12 months most of my contribution has been in the form of presentations to Australian user groups more so than online mediums such as blogs and forums. A new Australian Team System MVP I...

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21 Dec 2009

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SSW Brain Quest: Team Foundation Server and SharePoint 2010

Adam Cogan from SSW in Sydney is running a roadshow around Australia during the Summer to showcase some of the great features in TFS2010 and SharePoint 2010. The list of sessions he will deliver are; Team Foundation Server 2010 (TFS) for Successful Project Management Visual Studio 2010 Team System - An Overview Visual Studio 2010 Testing with Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2010 - the life of a bug What's new in SharePoint 2010 Something About Mary (SharePoint and Office 2010) ...

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18 Dec 2009

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Australian ALM Conference – Dates may change

Follow this morning's announcement by S. Somasegar (Senior Vice President, Developer Division, Microsoft Corporation) that the official launch of Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4.0 is being pushed back "a few weeks", we have decided to temporarily halt our conference registrations until the impact of this decision has been examined. At this stage it is expected that we will simply reschedule the conference to match the new launch dates and the conference will go ahead in the exact same format. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Anthony Borton Event Manager ...

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18 Dec 2009

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The inaugural Australian ALM Conference

Over the past few months, fellow MVP Peter Ward & I have been busy planning and preparing for the inaugural Australian ALM Conference. The conference is due to kick off on the 23rd & 24th March 2010 and will showcase both local and internationally renowned speakers talking about Application Lifecycle Management. The conference will include Microsoft Australia’s official local launch of Visual Studio 2010 and to help Microsoft celebrate this milestone release there will be a dedicated track focusing exclusively on Visual Studio 2010 related topics. Some of our international speakers who will be speaking at the event include; Sam Guckenheimer – Group...

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25 Nov 2009

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Want to speak at the Australian ALM Conference?

The Call for Speakers for the inaugural Australian ALM Conference in Sydney in March has been out for a little over a week now and is due to close on the 27th November. If you are interested in speaking on topics ranging from Application Lifecycle Management to Visual Studio 2010, act now! How to Submit a Session Proposal Visit http://www.australianalm.com.au Click the Speaker link in the menu. Click the "Click here to submit your topic" link at the bottom of the speaker page. ...

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30 Oct 2009

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Where has “Team System” gone?

Since the 2008 release of Visual Studio, we're grown accustomed to using the term "Team System" or “Visual Studio Team System” (VSTS) to refer to the various SKU's above Visual Studio Professional including Team Foundation Server. With the recent release of Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2, Microsoft have done away with the “Team Editions” and the name “Team System” is gone. Having become quite fond of the term Team System for the product set that I specialise in, I was a little put off by the change. The good news is the change is for the better and it will make...

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30 Oct 2009

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Transitioning from VSTS2008 to Visual Studio 2010

One of the questions I have started hearing a bit during my presentations on Visual Studio 2010 is how do my current licenses transition over to VS2010 when it is released? The great news is that Microsoft has a very generous transition plan whereby pretty much everyone gets something extra! Yeah! So what does this really mean for you? Well, BEFORE the 22nd March you should definitely consider having your MSDN subscription in place. If you have Visual Studio 2008 Professional, you might even want to consider upgrading or “stepping up” to one of the Team Editions so you’ll get VS 2010...

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30 Oct 2009

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Any feedback on VS2010 Beta 2 for Microsoft?

Jeff Beehler is keen for us to complete a simple survey on your experiences with the Beta 2 release of Visual Studio 2010. You can read his blog post or just jump into the survey....

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20 Oct 2009

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New RadioTFS episode available

To coincide with the availability of Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2, the guys over at Radio TFS have released a new episode entitled The Ultimate Announcement Show. The show features Doug Seven, Product Manager from the Visual Studio team discussing many of the new changes announced today. Visit www.RadioTFS.com ...

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20 Oct 2009

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Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 is available

In  the early hours of this morning here in Australia, Soma announced the availability of Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Beta 2. With the release of Beta 2 comes some unexpected news that the various SKUs have been reduced from 7 to 4 and the “Team System” name has disappeared. There is even a new logo for Visual Studio to boot. The new list of Visual Studio 2010 product SKU’s, excluding the Express edition, is as follows; Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 Professional Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 Professional with MSDN Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 Premium with MSDN Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 Ultimate with MSDN Microsoft® Visual...

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