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  • Team System Source Control Structure

    I have several clients, all of whom share a couple of class libraries that I created with a framework of functionality. I am attempting to add these clients to TFS source control, but I'm getting binding errors.

    For example, suppose my first shared library is Romax.RealEstate and I have corporate intranets for Client 1 and Client 2. Both clients will also have their own class libraries with custom classes as well as classes that inherit from ones that exist in Romax.RealEstate.

    What I've done is structure Client 1 the following way in my file system:

    MainFolder
        Romax.RealEstate
        Client1
           ClientLibrary
           Website
           Client1.sln
        Client2
           ClientLibrary
           Website
           Client2.sln

    So basically, both solution files reference the shared class library which exists outside of their own folder.

    Can anyone recommend a way that I can implement something like this without having Visual Studio complain about binding roots and the like?

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  • Post VSLive! New York City Report

    I have just returned from speaking at VSLive! in New York City. The conference was far smaller than I expected. I would have thought there would be about twice as many attendees, but it was a very smooth-running, low-key conference. Although the conference hotel was in Brooklyn, it was only a ten-minute commute to get to lower Manhattan. 

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  • The Missing Sync

    For the past six months or so I have been making a "back-burner" effort to move my 350+ contacts from my Outlook over to my Address Book on my Mac. Unfortunately, Microsoft doesn't appear to support the vCard standard like many others (even in the latest beta of Office 2007, which is utterly shocking to me) when it comes to exporting. My only guess is that they don't want to make it easy for people to export all of their contacts to another application and stop using Outlook. It was painful until I very recently installed Thunderbird on an old Windows machine I was retiring. Thunderbird allows the easy import (and subsequent export) of your contacts to standard vCard format, which allowed me to easily import them into the Address Book application. While I never plan to use Thunderbird, I commend them on their cooperative skills.

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