October 2005 - Posts
I've installed TFS Beta 3 Refresh to see the evolution of MSF.
I found a new build of MSF CMMI (build 050511) but a lot of images and links are broken. Then I found this Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server Beta 3 Refresh Known Issues
that at point 9.2 explains that MSF CMMI is broken in some parts...
Can we have a separate download with the links and images fixed, before the final version?
I'm guessing also if MSF Agile build 98 (the same build of the beta 3 version and only one build more than the post beta 2 version) is the final build, or if it's close to the final build, because I'm teaching it, and I'm not sure what to tell to my students...
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Microsoft Learning Launches a New Generation of Certifications
New credentials and training solutions help customers and partners prepare for Visual Studio 2005, SQL Server 2005 and BizTalk Server 2006.
The first credentials will be offered for Visual Studio® 2005 and SQL Server™ 2005, which will be available next month, to help Microsoft customers and partners more readily and rapidly adopt these new technologies. Partners will also be able to take advantage of a new level of integration between Microsoft Learning and the Microsoft Partner Program, which will let them apply Microsoft Certified Professional certifications toward multiple Microsoft Solution Competencies.
Certifications for Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server 2005 will be available in early 2006. Microsoft will present more information about the credentials and learning resources at a launch event Nov. 7 for the Visual Studio 2005, SQL Server 2005 and BizTalk® Server 2006 products. Additional information about Microsoft Learning can be found at http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp.
I've the red lightsaber, while Andrea has the blue one. He is the Jedi Master, while I'm the Padawan learner...
To see other pictures click here (in Italian...)
I've installed TFS Beta 3, I created two Team Projects, one based on MSF Agile and one based on MSF for CMMI PI, to test the improvements in both versions.
Here are the build numbers:
- MSF Agile: Build 98
- MSF CMMI: Build 050707
So... MSF CMMI is the same version that was released this summer, and MSF Agile is newer than the Build 97 that was released after the TFS Beta 2.
I've not yet checked what are the differences, but at a first look they seem very similar.
I've update the review of InVirtus VM Optimizer 2.0 prerelease.
I added a test that I made today, because I don't think it's snake oil... :-)
Click here to see the picture!
I've taken an existing VHD, with Windows XP SP2 and other software (in the center of the image). The original VHD was NTFS compressed.
I cloned the file, renamed it and optimized with InVirtus VM Optimizer. Then I've launched Virtual Disk Wizard to compact the VHD file, and finally I've compressed it with NTFS compression. The results are on the first screen.
Than I cloned the file again, I started Disk Cleanup, I defragged the disk, I used the Virtual Disk Precompaction Tool, then I compacted it with the Virtual Disk Wizard, then I've compressed it with NTFS compression. The results are on the third screen.
The results are clear I think. I really like this software.
P.S. this is my 300th post... ;-)
I tried a prerelease version of InVirtus VM Optimizer 2.0 and the only thing that I can say is that it really rocks!!!
It's a software that can optimize Microsoft (Virtual PC and Virtual Server) and VMware (Workstation and GSX Server) virtual machines, with Windows guest OS (from Win2K to Windows Server 2003 – InVirtus says Vista support will be available when Vista is released by Microsoft).
It can reduce the virtual harddisk size, and can optimize the guest OS to run smooth inside a VM.
To read the rest of the review, you can go here: InVirtus VM Optimizer 2.0 Review
Today I updated my resource list for MSF 3.0 and 70-301 exam
. The MSF 4.0 version will be updated soon.
Happy birthday to the most "commented" .NET blogger girl