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Configuring TFS with WSS 3.0

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It seems that Microsoft has finally acknowledged the sheer amount of requests for supporting WSS 3.0 in Team Foundation Services. I’ve always found it a huge issue that we have a great portal environment such as MOSS 2007 on one end, and an out-of-date TFS team site based on WSS 2.0. There have b...

April 18, 2007

Playing in the snow

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The holiday is over and the snow is gone. The rain is back and the job is waiting. Ah well, I really do like my job, but it was so nice to clear my mind while descending from a shiny white slope starting at the top of a mountain.Anyhow, last weekend I returned from a week of skiing in La Toussuir...

March 26, 2007

Free web-based interface for TFS available now!

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This is certainly incredible. One day after I blogged about my complaints on Team Foundation Server (especially its lack of a web-based interface), Microsoft announced that they’ve acquired DevBiz Business Solutions, the creators of TeamPlain, the best commercial TFS-based product available. And ...

March 26, 2007

What’s not in Team Foundation Server

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Being a great improvement over tools such as SourceSafe and alike, I've been using the Team System products for over a year now. Microsoft has always been very good in delivering an integrated experience. Still, I do miss some essential features that should have been part of the product from the ...

March 24, 2007

NHibernate best practices

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As I’m in the process of introducing NHibernate into a reusable architecture based on Microsoft’s Web Client and Web Service Software Factories, I’ve been struggling with several decisions. Should I encapsulate access to NHibernate classes in some data access layer? Where do I keep its ISessionFa...

March 23, 2007

Addicted to Sudoku

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I've never understood the hype around the Sudoku puzzles, or maybe I simple never paid attention to it. But recently, while visiting my parents, my father told me about his newest addiction. Due to his enthousiasm, I've tried one myself. It's a bit getting used to, but eventually it worked for me...

February 24, 2007

Printing a Compiled Help File (.CHM)

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Many SDKs ship with a huge .CHM file that includes the documentation and often a class library reference. Also, many books are available as .CHM files as well. But since I prefer to read those books off-line, I often try to print out topics. Since the introduction of Internet Explorer 7, thi...

February 22, 2007

Virtual PC 2007 available for free

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I have been using Virtual PC 2007 since its first beta. Well, not voluntarily though, but simply because the 2004 version did not run properly on Windows Vista. Nevertheless, it has run like a charm since the very beginning. I've been using it to still do some leftover developments in Visual Stud...

February 21, 2007

An evening with IKEA

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Yesterday, I finally convinced my girlfriend Barbara to join me in an effort to pick up a new desk for my desktop system. I wanted a desk with a nice curve in the corner and a dark color that fits the rest of our interior. Because of major redesigns, the IKEA in Delft is currently one big constr...

February 21, 2007

Aviva Solutions Weblog

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As of last week, Aviva Solutions now has its own weblog. I will cross-post most of my technical stuff both on this blog as well as the new company weblog. The great thing about this weblog is that is had been created using the Weblog template of Microsoft Office Sharepoint Server 2007. I was surp...

February 20, 2007