Tech-Ed 2006 – Boston Sold Out

It’s official… Tech-Ed 2006 in Boston is now officially sold out! Luckily I was able to register early on so I’ll be there. If you were not able to register and would still like to attend, you can sign up for the waiting list. See you there!

Class Designer PowerToys

Although the PowerToys for the Visual Studio 2005 Class Designer and Distributed System Designers have been around for a while now (last release was December 1, 2005) I have just recently started to use them. There is some very useful functionality built into these PowerToys. Actually, there is surprising amount of functionality built in and …

Consolas Font Pack for VS 2005

Microsoft has released a set of monospaced ClearType fonts, called Consolas, intended for use in programming environments (e.g. VS 2005). In the past, I’ve not been a huge fan of ClearType fonts (they tend to look a little fuzzy to me). However, I’ve been using the Consolas fonts for about a day and, so far, …

New Sidekicks

A while back I blogged about the Workspace Sidekick from Attrice. They have released a new version of Workspace Sidekick as well as a brand new sidekick called Status Sidekick. Status Sidekick allows you to view pending changes for your Team Projects in a hierarchical format. The best feature of this utility is that it …

The Semester is Over!

This semester marked the first time I’ve ever taught at the college level – an introduction to programming class using C#. It has been a fun semester and I’ve learned a lot – hopefully the students learned even more ;-). Tonight was the final exam for the class so it is officially over until next …

Team System Utilities

Over the past few months I’ve come across several utilities related to Team System. Some of them have proven to be useful so I thought I’d compile a short list and post it in case anyone else might find them useful. Click here to see the list. If you know of other Team System utilities …

Heartland Developers Conference

The 3rd annual Heartland Developers Conference has been scheduled for October 26th and 27th, 2006. This will be the first time the conference has been held in Omaha, NE. I’m excited to go because A: it’s very close (about 15 minutes from my house), B: it’s inexpensive ($125 early bird registration fee – which my …

Upgrading Team Foundation Server

Three new documents have been posted on the Visual Studio Team System User Education blog explaining the various upgrade steps for Team Foundation Server. The three documents include: Team Foundation Server Upgrade Types – this document explains the various types (i.e. versions) of Team Foundation Server and what can be upgraded to what. How To: …

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