VS 2005 SP 1 Update for Windows Vista Released

Team System, TFS, Visual Studio
If you've been developing on Windows Vista using Visual Studio 2005 then you've no doubt become all too familiar with the warning dialog that pops up every time you start Visual Studio (assuming you haven't disabled it). This dialog lets you know that your version of Visual Studio may not work as excepted while developing on Vista and that you should install the Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 Update for Windows Vista.Since the release of Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1, this update was available only as a beta release. Microsoft has now released the non-beta version of this update which can be downloaded here.Check out the following links if you're curious about what issues exist with Visual Studio 2005 and Windows Vista:Visual Studio and Windows Vista FAQVisual Studio…
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Outlook Add-In for Team Foundation Server

Team System, TFS
I came across a (free!) add-in a while back that provides integration of TFS Work Items with Microsoft Outlook 2003.  This add-in provides the following features: Create work items directly from e-mail messages. Submit and edit work items. Execute stored queries. Find work items by ID. Export stored query results. Send work item data and query results by e-mail. Does not require Team Explorer to be installed (although you still need to maintain the required end-user CALs). If you have business owners, testers, quality assurance users, etc. that would like to be able to create and/or manage work items within TFS without having to install Team Explorer (or some other 3rd party interface) then check out this add-in.  It's definitely worth a look. The current version supports only Microsoft Outlook…
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Team System Basics Training (200 Level)

Team System, TFS
Microsoft has made available for download a Virtual PC (VPC) based set of training for Visual Studio Team System basics.? The modules within this training program include:Module 1 - Overview Module 2 - Team Foundation AdministrationModule 3 - ArchitectModule 4 - DeveloperModule 5 - TesterModule 6 - Project ManagerModule 7 - Team ExplorerThis is a relatively large download (5GB) and is comprised of eight separate files that must be downloaded and then extracted (a single download would have been nice :-).? The extracted files will take up about 15GB of space and can be ran using Virtual PC 2004 or Virtual Server 2005.I haven't had a chance to go through the training yet but plan to do so in the near future.? I will post back with any interesting experiences…
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Visual Studio Team Edition for DB Pros

Team System, Visual Studio
Visual Studio Team Edition for DB Pros CTP6 is now available. Check out Cameron's post for the full details. Here is an excerpt of what's new since CTP5:Full SQL Server 2000 & 2005 object support Extended Properties Support Inline constraint support Pre and Post script deployment population during Import Script Team Build Support Import Schema Wizard ( also integrated with the New Project Wizard ) The ability to synchronize your project from a database ( selective import essentially, based on differences. We heard your feedback! ) Refactoring is allowed in files that are in a warning state Overall stability and performance Fixed many customer reported problems Support for 3 and 4 part name resolution when referenced database is present on design instance No longer install SQL Express ( you'll notice…
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