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Developer Tools Roadmap: Columbus

Thanks to everyone who attended my firm's (Cardinal Solutions) / Microsoft joint-sponsored Developer Tools Roadmap event at the Columbus Microsoft MPR room. Thanks to Randy Pagels, Bill Steele and...(no, I won't thank myself) for speaking on C#/.Net 4.0 Futures, VSTS 2010 and Azure/S+S/Online Services, respecitvely.

Please contact me or leave a comment with any questions!

TFS for One Please

This post includes a recent inquiry and my response. Thought it was interesting...names changed to protect the innocent.

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Jeff,
I was one of the attendees at the Foo Bar seminar you put together earlier this month. I got a lot out of it and have been inspired to give it a try.

I do not have an employer at the moment, nor any extra equipment lying around. I want to install and configure the whole mess on my laptop (dual-core processor, 2G RAM, Vista SP1 -- so it should handle it). I don't want to use the downloadable virtual image as I want to learn how to do the actual installation process. Hopefully this experience will help me in the future. (Or is this crazy and I should just stick with the virtual image?)

I have copies of all the relevant software, and am looking for some advice on the best way to do the installation and configuration where the Team Server, SQL Server (I already have 2008 Express installed), and Team Suite will all …

ALM Briefing / SDLC in a Box Event

Thanks to everyone who attended our ALM Briefing / SDLC in a Box event on 2/05 at the Polaris Microsoft offices. We had a great audience with lots of intriguing questions. Our follow-up post is here.

Shameless plug: Cardinal Solutions, my employer and one of the sponsors of this event, is a Microsoft Visual Studio Team System (VSTS) Inner Circle partner. We specialize in:
Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Assessments / CatalystTeam Foundation Server (TFS) capacity planning, installation and configurationMigration of source codeProcess Template customization and advisingEnd-user training for all roles
Automated and Continuous Integration (CI) builds with Team Build
Best practice advising and ongoing consulting for process change, methodology implementation and customization of process and tools surrounding TFS and VSTSPlease contact me for all your Team Foundation Server (TFS) and Visual Studio Team System (VSTS) needs.