November 2005 - Posts
I'm trying to see USB hardware from VPC...
At the moment I'm stuck here...
I'll keep you informed...
The final version of InVirtus VM Optimizer 2.0 was released yesterday.
This morning I tried it and updated my review. You can find it here.
It's really impressive.
I started with a 3.85Gb vhd (NTFS compressed, size on disk 2.51Gb) and using VM Optimizer I obtained a 850Mb vhd (NTFS compressed, size on disk 452Mb).
This result is better than the prerelease version (that compressed the vhd at 892Mb, size on disk 466Mb) and much much better than the manual process (cleanup, optimization, defrag, erase) that produced a 2.53Gb file (size on disk 1,61Gb).
What can I say... really incredible!!!
You can try the 14 days evaluation version here.
I've updated my MSF 4 resources list with the official download links, the official MSF 4 sites, some blogs (official and from third parties, like Thomas Lee's blog or my MSF blogs)
You can find it here: MSF 4.0 Resources list (updated Nov 2005)
I really hope to find the time to keep it updated.
I also added the last update date in the links on the right pane of the blog.
It's the build 100, so it's newer than the TFS Beta 3 Refresh version. At a first look nothing seems changed, but it's good that it's available as a standalone download.
MSF for Agile Software Development is a scenario-driven, context-based, agile software development process that utilizes many of the ideas embodied in Team System.
Source: Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF) for Agile Software Development, Beta
Considering that now Virtual Server 2005 R2 is priced 99$... what's the future for Virtual PC?
A free edition like VMware Player?
A confluence of the two products (VPC and VS Standard)?
On December 16th, 2005 there will be the second edition of the Italian Agile Day.
The Italian Agile Day is a free one day conference about all aspects of agile software development. The conference will focus on software development methods that follow the Agile Manifesto including: eXtreme Programming, SCRUM, Feature Driven Development, DSDM, Crystal and Lean Software Development.
I'll be there to speak about MSF for Agile Software Development. The conference is in Italian, and will be in Milan.
Thanks to my friend Corrado for the download link...
Be careful that is not the final version, only a RC, because of this:
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Really interesting document that clarifies a lot of little known points about VSTS Licensing, both client and server.
An overview of Visual Studio 2005 Team System licensing.
Source: Team System Licensing White Paper
My friend Andrea [MVP, President of the biggest .NET italian user group, INETA Europe VP, etc...] has started a new blog in english.
He is a great architect and an expert of ASP.NET, design patterns, unit testing and a lot of other topics that now I don't remember .
You can read also one of his articles here on MSDN Magazine (written with Dino Esposito).