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: …

Workspace Sidekick

A new utility for manipulating Team Foundation Server Version Control workspaces has been released by Eugene Zakhareyev and is available here. Here are some specifications from the web site: Workspace Sidekick is a tool for TFS Administrators and advanced users providing Graphic User Interface for viewing and performing administrative changes on TFS workspaces. The version …

Visual Studio Team System Training

I came across a (relatively) new Microsoft site today that is dedicated to providing technical information for Visual Studio Team System. Here you can access comprehensive resources from introductory to expert that include both online and self-paced training, the latest technical articles, videos, evaluation downloads, Webcasts by Visual Studio Team System experts and more. Take …

Team Foundation Server is Shipping

Team Foundation Server has been officially launched by Rick Laplante at SDWest 2006. We’ve been using TFS in various beta versions for several months now. It will be nice to finally have the release version available. Read more at: http://blogs.msdn.com/somasegar/archive/2006/03/16/553413.asp

AutoWaitCursor Class

If you’ve ever had to deal with turning the “wait” cursor on and off within your Windows Forms application then you’ve undoubtedly wished there was a better way. The typical approach is to set the Cursor property for the current form to Cursors.WaitCursor at the beginning of a long-running process and then resetting it back …

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