Adam Singer

Veni, vidi, expertus sum- I came, I saw, I tested

Olympic Cold

A few of my coworkers and I were discussing the Olympic controversy regarding the ages of the female...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 08/15/2008

Pack-Man

In case you haven't heard, Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 is available! As you prepare to install...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 08/15/2008

Hyperordinary

Apparently, if there's one thing that can get me blogging up a storm it's Hyper-V. I just can't get...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 07/31/2008

Virtual Machine has gained a level

I just wrote this up for a coworker who asked me how to move a virtual machine from being hosted by...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 07/30/2008

Ventriloquism: TFS Style

Quite a long time back, Buck posted about how to recover from the situation where one TFS machine is...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 07/28/2008

Measuring up

I just had a somewhat random thought. Throughout the history of computing, we've come up with one...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 07/26/2008

Hyper-V: They've gone plaid!

The title is a reference to "Spaceballs", of course. Recently, I've been doing all of my development...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 07/25/2008

Edifice Reqs II: The SQL

Back in March, I posted about the requirements for TFS installation. I promised to post about "SQL...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 07/16/2008

My service is packed, I'm ready to go

...installing here, upgrade once more(Adapted from "Leaving on a Jet Plane") A post on the Visual...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 07/09/2008

Edifice Reqs

I'd like to tip my hat to the father of a guy I worked with as a camp counselor one summer long ago...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 03/07/2008

Pre[ranasaurus] Reqs: The OSic Era

I've seen a bunch of questions over time about what it takes to get Team Foundation Server (TFS)...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 03/04/2008

License to Nil

As a follow up to my explication on the various TFS Editions and a few thread I saw on the Visual...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 02/09/2008

Supercalifragilisticexpialidociou-dition

With Team Foundation 2008 generally available, I've seen a bit of confusion over the various...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 02/05/2008

Absence makes the install grow fonder

As I mentioned in a previous post, our program manager Sudhir is blogging up a storm on all the...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 08/16/2007

More machine than man now

The other day, someone not in the computer related fields asked me an interesting question. He...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 08/02/2007

Great news!

I'm still alive! Yes, I know you all agree that's great news. At least, I think it's great news so...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 07/31/2007

What's up, Doc?

This week, we have one of our User Education ("UE") folks out visiting the North Carolina office....

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 06/26/2007

On msiproperty.ini

Recently, in part because of such interesting capabilities as Sudhir mentions in his post on...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 06/08/2007

He who permissions least, permissions best

I've heard a few questions and comments about our permission model recently. For example, some folks...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 05/23/2007

A little bit of this, a little bit of chat

Another Team System chat is on the way! You've got questions? We've got answers - I just hope they...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 04/11/2007

License and registration

As Rob Caron posted, there's a new Microsoft Visual Studio Team System Licensing white paper. Now,...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 04/02/2007

Can you direct me to Directory Services?

As with many of my other Administration and Operations posts, this one stems from posts I've seen on...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 03/29/2007

No 'I' in 'Team'

I've had this brewing in my head for awhile now and wanted to share it with you, my fellow...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 03/28/2007

Random Acts of Group-ness

Following up from my last post "'Grep'ing Groups" and this question on the forums, here's a bit of...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 02/28/2007

'Grep'ing Groups

Man have I been busy. What have I been busy doing? Well, see there's.... actually, I'll let Brian...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 02/09/2007

The Chat in the Hat

[With apologies to Dr. Seuss]I'm working on a short program that will help you get information about...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 02/06/2007

Now We Are Five

Having been tagged at least twice, I felt I should take the time to write a little something about...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 01/12/2007

Living Large

As Brian points out, there are some new Orcas specifications available for TFS. I've been working on...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 01/08/2007

Truth in advertizing

I'm an avid fan of Battlestar Galactica, as is only appropriate for a former Trekkie who only saw...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 01/05/2007

Precognization

Around this time of year, you see plenty of folks trying to make predictions about what's going to...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 01/02/2007

[insert holiday name] came early this year!

As you've probably heard by now via Soma, Brian, or Rob (among others), Visual Studio SP1 is...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 12/15/2006

Virtual Green is made of People!

So you want to run Team Foundation Server, but don't have the physical machine resources. You think-...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 12/14/2006

New and Improved

I always wondered about that phrase- "New and Improved". Either it's 'new', which means it never...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 12/14/2006

To project and serve

I'm doing a lot of work around the Group Security Subsystem (or Group Security Service, depending...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 12/07/2006

Get your users for nothin' and your sync for free

Many folks have written on the forums about trouble getting new users to access Team Foundation...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 11/10/2006

Must be Monday

Steps to have an interesting Monday morning: Arrive at work to find that your coworker's door has...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 11/06/2006

That was easy

Remember those Staples commercials with the "easy button"? Well, it seems like they're actually...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 09/27/2006

Master of No Domain

I've seen several folks asking about Team Foundation Server in a non-domain (i.e. workgroup)...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 09/22/2006

Le Chat-tue

For anyone who hasn't heard yet, there's a Team System Chat tomorrow. These chats are great ways to...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 09/05/2006

Open and Switch Case

A few folks on the forums have asked how they can specify other editors to open files in Team...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 08/29/2006

Team Project Junction, what's your function?

I've seen a number of posts in the forums recently asking about Team Projects, particularly backing...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 08/11/2006

More Admin Than Admin (part deux)

As I mentioned last time, we have a tool to help you out if all of the people in your Team...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 06/01/2006

What you wish for

As I depart the Version Control team, I'd like to make one final note about a particular request...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 05/26/2006

More Admin Than Admin (part 1)

As Chris mentions, he and I are the shiny new test team for Admin & Ops in Team Foundation....

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 05/26/2006

The CAT-5's out of the Bag

I'm sure many of you have read Eric Sink's "Four Questions". If you haven't though, I highly...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 04/05/2006

Recursion: It's what's for dinner

Silly though it may be, have you heard that James Manning posted that Buck Hodges posted about Rob...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 03/16/2006

[N]TFS and Alternate Data Streams

Perhaps you've heard of them. Files in NTFS may have multiple "Alternate Data Streams" (ADS), each...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 03/16/2006

CLR and Present Danger

Jeff Maxton recently pointed out an issue with Team Foundation and the Windows folder "encrypt...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 03/06/2006

Test Team vs. The Matrix: Fight!

For the past few weeks, we've been running our Full Automation Run (FAR) against several dozen...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 01/19/2006

On sheep and goldfish

Here's an old story readjusted for the modern world: A project manager, a developer, and a tester...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 12/09/2005

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