June 2005 - Posts
We were at TechEd and then at DevCon-Dallas promoting our training and consulting service and had a great response. We have scheduled two public Team System classes this month. We have trained over 500 people on Team System but always on classes that were not available to the public (MS clients and early adopters). For contact and additional information on this course, go here: http://www.notionsolutions.com/Default.aspx?tabid=37.
Note: We can also come to you, contact us for details. </ShamelessPlug>
, co-author of ASP.NET Developer's Cookbook
and ASP.NET by Example
just blogged some notes from Chris
' class on Team System. Take a look at them here
EDIT: This blog entry is supposed to show an image with a link but it apparently doesn't work all the time so here it is:
I have not installed it yet but here are a few things I heard about the Team System VPC that was handed out at TechEd this week and that will be available for MSDN subscribers to download some this month:
- First of all, the volume you install the VPC on must be formatted as NTFS. You can use the Convert command to convert a FAT file System to NTFS. For more information on this issue, see Rob Caron's blog.
- The VPC has networking turned on, if you install it on more than one computer in your network you will have an IP address conflict. I think it is configured as a static IP address so you should be able to just go in and change the last byte of the IP address to resolve this issue.
- The password for the account used for the Live Communications Server service has expired. If you try to use it and it doesn't work, now you know what needs to be fixed.
UPDATE (6/15/05): If you read this entry before, I removed the paragraph because SQL Server June CTP can be used for development but not for TFS: http://blogs.msdn.com/graceworld/archive/2005/06/15/429382.aspx
Last day at TechEd, a lot of people are so the wireless network is actually usable now. I'm sitting on a light-green chair that looks somewhere in between a beach chair and a movie director chair... It's comfortable enough.
On an earlier blog I mentioned the Grok Talks some regional directors were recording, I just found out where to get more information, here: www.groktalk.net
Several of the Tech Ed speakers have donated an hour of their time to charity, and you can help. I found out about this through Rocky Lhotka's blog. See Rocky's entry and this ebay item for more info: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5587400881.
Ok, exhibits are closed and I'm waiting for the "How to Start a User Group" session that Brian and Shane are going to present tonight so I decided to blog. I started this blog entry about 30 minutes ago with the first 9 words at the Visual Studio Team System table outside the Web Development Cabana. And now I finally decided to get away from all 3 conversations I was participating in and focus on this.
You know how people get behind reporters on the streets and start waving and making faces behind the person that's on camera? Well I wanted to do that today while Billy Hollis was on camera recording one of 40 videos presented by Microsoft Regional Directors; all 10 minute long. They came up with the idea and started doing it yesterday. Billy's was a great presentation, as soon as I find out where they are going to put them I will let you know. They're calling the series "10 Minute Grok Talks".
On another topic, there's a cool Outlook Starter Kit that will be out in a couple of weeks, it shows you how to synchronize Outlook Tasks with Work Items, they demonstrated it yesterday at one of the Team System sessions.
Well... gotta go. Take a look at http://www.meegos.com if you'd like to personalize your MSN Messenger picture for $1. You can "Assemble" a cartoon after your looks.
This is my first time at TechEd, this year being held at beautiful Orlando, Fl. (I know, if you live in Orlando you are probably used to it and you don't think it's all that great). I really wish we had this vegetation in Dallas (without the humidity).
I have really enjoyed the three days I've been here:
Sunday morning we (Dave, Chris and myself) started setting up our booth (Notion Solutions, Inc.) then we left Chris there to go to an all day INETA User Group Leader Summit, which turned out to be a great success. Good job INETA!! And many thanks to the INETA board and members for all the hours they volunteer in the interest of the developer community and user groups.
We started Monday by finishing our booth setup and getting ready to start talking to people that are interested in Visual Studio 2005 Team System. Shortly after that people started stopping by, I was pleased to meet Korby Parnell and a bunch other nice people. At night we went to a reception offered for Central Region Community Influencers.
Today was a normal TechEd day (to make a long story short). I met some guys from the Team System development team (Eric Lee, Michael Leworthy and Ajay Sudan)... By the way, if you are at TechEd this week and have been having problems installing Team System, stop by the Developers Cabana tomorrow to get a copy of a Virtual PC with the whole enchilada already installed (quit messing with the installation and start having fun!). This VPC will also be available on MSDN but I'm not sure when. Also, they are giving away an intorduction to VSTS book at the Cabana.
If you're at TechEd stop by our booth to get Team System orientation and information on our training and mentoring services. We are on aisle 400 near by the Microsoft Pavilion....
Ooooohhh, Aaahhhhh... As I'm writing this I get a pop from my RSS Aggregator that says: "Microsoft Sets Visual Studio 2005 Launch Date"
Now, I'm off to 'Resolve' my 'Do some blogging' Work Item and get ready for tomorrow.