This is one to file under the "duh" category. It's a fairly simple and straightforward approach to working with users on a project and ensuring their participation. On large scale projects (this does not truly apply to agile because a strong agile team doesn't suffer from this problem) it is typical for users to a) [...]
Northwest Cadence has recently relocated to centralized offices in downtown Kirkland. We chose downtown Kirkland, specifically on the Kirkland Marina, because it's a fabulous location for our employees to work from and our customers to visit. Bike in, drive in, bus in, or sail in - whatever is your pleasure. Marina Park is a year-round marina with a beautiful park, lots [...]
Warning! If you downloaded the VS2008 Beta 2 VPC from MSDN, you are in for a nasty shock on November 1st, 2008! The VPC is unexpectedly expiring. Microsoft is attempting to get another one released with an updated expiration date. If you have production data in your VPC, or data that you really want to [...]
Microsoft has launched a web site dedicated to the tester community. Although it seems to cater more to the technical tester (rather than the strictly black-box tester), it promises to have many valuable articles and resources. This is a welcome addition to MSDN!
I've posted a new column on FTPOnline showing some basic practices for using TFS for branching, merging and releasing software. You can view the article here.
In the time I have spent lecturing, teaching and working with Team System I have heard the following statement more times than I care to count, "Yeah, we know we have a problem, but we can't get anyone to do anything about it." This is a problem that isn't so readily solved. A lot of [...]
Hi everyone. This seems last minute but we had some technical issues (go figure). Seattle Code Camp will be held on November 17th and 18th [Updated date!] at the DigiPen Institute of Technology. In particular I'm looking for sessions on Team System and Tools and in general (they don't have to be Microsoft based!). For [...]
Surprisingly, you can, at least in Visual Studio Team System 2005 (including SP1). If you’ve deleted your team project using TfsDeleteProject, the source code files are still actually there in the database, just not visible any longer. To recover the files, you’ll need to create a new team project with the same name as the [...]
Several companies have gotten together to create a new Seattle Team System User Group! Currently there is really only one user group dedicated to .NET in the Seattle Area (King County actually since it meets at Microsoft on the east side), the .NET Developers Association. This is a great organization but they focus on all [...]
I'd like to extend a warm 'welcome' to those who are visiting our site for the first time (in other words, a 'welcome' to you all since our sites new and I'm sure it's your first time!). We are pleased to have you. For some brief blog introductions - who we are... First, foremost, and above [...]