Monthly Archives: May 2007

Preventing new Remote Desktop sessions in Server 2003

This post was originally published here. I have both a laptop and a desktop, and it’s fairly often that I remote into my desktop to do development.  Although my laptop is no slouch, you really can’t beat a desktop dev … Continue reading 

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Refactoring NAnt and MSBuild build scripts

This post was originally published here. A while back, I talked about the harmful effects of “Copy Paste”.  While editing some NAnt and MSBuild build scripts, I forgot about the evil twin of ”Copy Paste”, which is “Find and Replace” (I guess … Continue reading 

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TFS Guide now available

This post was originally published here. One thing I always thought was missing from MSDN regarding TFS was any kind of guidance or best practices.  Just released was a Beta 1 of a TFS Best Practices guide, and after taking … Continue reading 

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Team Foundation Build, Part 3: Creating a Build

This post was originally published here. In part 1 and 2 of this series, I gave an overview of Team Foundation Build and discussed installation and configuration options.  One thing I should note is that if a team needs to … Continue reading 

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Unit testing with stubs and Rhino Mocks

This post was originally published here. I’ve been using Rhino Mocks for about a year now, and Oren has never failed to impress me with the features he keeps adding on a regular basis.  I needed to test a particular method that … Continue reading 

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Team Foundation Build, Part 2: Installation and Configuration

This post was originally published here. So now that we have some understanding of what the components of Team Build are from Part 1, where should these components be installed? Luckily, there’s some pretty good documentation on Team Foundation Server … Continue reading 

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Team Foundation Build, Part 1: Introduction

This post was originally published here. There’s been some interest recently for our team to utilize more features of Team System, including Team Foundation Build.  Rather than send out a blanket email, I’m following Jon Udell’s advice and maximizing the value … Continue reading 

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Fun with recursive Lambda functions

This post was originally published here. I saw a couple of posts on recursive lambda expressions, and I thought it would be fun to write a class to encapsulate those two approaches.  BTW, I’m running this on Orcas Beta 1, … Continue reading 

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Project management with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server

This post was originally published here. Having used Team System in the past, I’ve been trying to wrap my head around using Team System for work items in our group.  We’re using Team System exclusively for source control, but there’s … Continue reading 

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Parsing strings with the TryParse method

This post was originally published here. I recently posted on the out and ref keywords in C#, and mentioned the only time I’d see the “out” keyword was in the Tester-Doer pattern.  Well, I was really looking for the Try-Parse pattern … Continue reading 

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