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Mike Azocar So long and thanks for all the Fish! June 2008 Entries
SQL Server Sample

I was looking for the AdventureWorks database and I discovered that the SQL Server samples have been moved to Codeplex.  Pretty nice!

Check it out when you have a chance.


Happy Coding!

Posted On Monday, June 30, 2008 2:47 PM

Tools for Agility
Kent Beck (a signer of the Agile Manifesto) has written a white paper on the relationship between agile and tools. It is an interesting read and may make some of you “true believers” think again about only using 3x5 note cards. Thanks to Ajoy Krishnamoorthy from Microsoft for helping to facilitate this! Happy Coding ......

Posted On Saturday, June 28, 2008 12:39 AM

Tech Ed Online ALM Panel
A couple of the Team System MVPs did a panel discussion during Tech Ed back in June. This was a fun discussion on Team System, ALM and development processes (especially Scrum which is my favorite). We actually argued a lot more than I remember… Jeff (on the left) is actually crying at this point. Check it out when you get a chance. Happy Coding ......

Posted On Thursday, June 26, 2008 7:30 PM

MS Access and TFS?
One of my first Windows applications was an Access 2.0 database. Man has Access changed since then! Recently one of my customers needed to be able to source control some of their Access 2003 database. I knew about the MSSCCI provider for TFS, but I had not used if for Access before. Here is what I did to get this working: Installed the Access source control Add-in Installed the Office 2003 SP 3 Installed KB 945674 (this fixes a problem with source control) Installed the TFS MSSCCI provider Once everything ......

Posted On Thursday, June 26, 2008 1:20 PM

Diskeeper 2008
My personal laptop is a Dell Inspiron XPS (It’s a first generation and pretty much a piece of crap by the way) with a 60 gig hard-drive which is almost completely full (less than 10%). The Windows defrag tool was useless because the drive was so full. Being a MVP has some perks. One of those is that I get lots of software for free. I remembered that I had seen a product called Diskeeper on the private MVP newsgroups and thought I would give it a try. I was amazed! First, the limited space did not ......

Posted On Wednesday, June 25, 2008 9:07 PM

Light Weight Scrum 2.1
Today we released Light Weight Scrum version 2.1. This version contains an updated process guidance and process template. It also has several updates to the work items. Check it out when you get a chance. Happy Coding ......

Posted On Wednesday, June 18, 2008 9:36 PM

Light Weight Scrum for Project Server?

Let's face it, PMP project managers are not going away any time soon. To that end, we have release a version of the Light Weight Scrum process template that works with the Project Server 2007 Connector. Give it a try when you have a chance…

Happy Coding!

Posted On Wednesday, June 18, 2008 9:23 PM

TFS on Windows 2008 64 bit Step by Step
I took the plunge. I have had the bits for 2008 for a little while and I finally decided to set it up for my TFS environment. Windows Server 2003 is so last year! My buddy ET blogged a few weeks ago on installing TFS on Windows 2008 32 bit. I used his post as a guide, but added a little more detail to some of his steps and updated the overall process for 64 bit. Sadly, the TFS App tier does not run on 64bit Windows and no amount of begging by me would get the product team to send me a patch. *sigh* ......

Posted On Wednesday, June 18, 2008 9:17 PM

Eric Lee Comes Through
I have been bugging Eric Lee to release an update to his work item moving tool called Hemi. Not only did he release it, but he created a CodePlex project so that the community can also extend it in the future. I like this tool because it is lighter and requires less effort than the TFS to TFS Migration Toolkit. Happy Coding ......

Posted On Wednesday, June 18, 2008 9:11 PM

Want to be famous? Enter the Coolest Team System Gadget Contest!
Have you created a useful gadget for Team System? Do you have one in mind? I am looking for the coolest community built tool for VSTS. It can be something for TFS, for Visual Studio, or something that is stand alone. Here are the prizes: Winner will receive: One year subscription to MSDN with Team Suite and a one year subscription to Infragistics NetAdvantage controls or Free Pass to Tech Ed Barcelona (Entry to the Conference only no Travel or Expenses included) Runners Up will be determined as prizes ......

Posted On Wednesday, June 18, 2008 8:21 PM


Joel Semeniuk and Martin Danner came up with a new concept for community based process templates.  The idea is to take existing templates and create a library of additions and modification that can be used in other templates.  This is very cool because it allows you to pick and choose the best features of each template and also upload any modifications you make so that they can be shared by others in the community.

Happy Coding!

Posted On Thursday, June 12, 2008 2:05 AM

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