Orcas Goodness

When are we going to get this?

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Adventures with Team Build and Continuous Integration

Today I made good headway in establishing a base CI build for a new project at work, hosted in TFS and Team Build. We're using the Automaton engine, which seems to work well enough. There are some blind spots with this tool and/or Team Build and that are configuration knobs that I am used to with CruiseControl.NET, like controlling the interval between builds, etc.

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Team System in the Wild

After a few pilots at my previous job, I am now in the midst of a production deployment of Team Foundation Server. All developers have Team Suite Edition and we have almost embraced the full stack (work items will be added in another sprint or two).

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Windows Vista Ultimate, First Impressions

The negative reports heard around the blogosphere as well as people that I know, about how problematic Vista was with regards to the installation as well as the operating system in general, are nothing short of mythical, at least in my experience.

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Wordpress Feeds and Feedburner

I am still trying to sort out the RSS that Wordpress produces and why I can "burn" a new feed at Feedburner to update my existing one that points to my old, now defunct, CommunityServer blog's url.

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Migration to Wordpress

As you might have noticed, I have migrated my blog from my CommunityServer installation to Wordpress. I did this for a couple of reasons, but it mostly centered around the fact that I needed to centralize several hosting services I had subscribed for difference reasons and functions. Going with TextDrive I was able to consolidate everything into one account, save money, get more services, however, it did mean that it was going to be a Unix based account instead of an ASP.NET/Windows account. Therefore, I had to find a blog tool that ran on Unix and Wordpress seemed like a good one.

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Catching up with Branching Strategies, Data Processing Extensions, Team System, and More

I have gotten pretty slack on my post frequency, but it's not for lack of quality content ideas. I've been working on a lot these past several months and have gotten out of the habit of committing things to posts. Once out of the habit it becomes very difficult to re-establish not only the routine habit of posting new ideas and/or learnings, but also is having that natural flow of "syncing to blog".

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3 Steps to Integrating CruiseControl with MSBuild, MSTest, and Code Coverage

Introduction

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Tuning Windows XP: PIO and DMA

For the past, oh I don't know, 6 to 8 months, I have noticed an extreme slow down on my dual AMD 1.7Ghz, 1.5 GB RAM, 128 MB VRAM, machine that has two 250 GB HDD, one on each IDE channel.Â

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Introducing SourceGear Fortress

I was curious as to how Eric Sink was going to respond to the new tools out of Redmond.

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