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Blog Closed March 14, 2008

Posted by Patricio in Software Engineering.
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The blog Systems Engineering is closed. I will be blogging in the following site http://stepawayfromthecode.wordpress.com/

Thanks to all.

“WPF/E” (codename) Community Technology Preview Sample Pack (Feb 2007) February 5, 2007

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Download and enjoy additional “WPF/E” (codename) enhanced web samples you can customize.
The “WPF/E” (codename) CTP Sample Pack is a self extracting package that will create a directory on your computer. The directory will contain sub directories with web pages you can view with a browser that is enhanced with “WPF/E”.

Branching – Visual Studio Team Foundation Server with Doug Neumann February 5, 2007

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The ability to branch and merge source code with Visual Studio Team Foundation Server can really enable a team to build software in a more agile and maintainable manner. But choosing the best branching strategy can be a bit overwhelming at first. In this interview we ask Doug Neumann, Group Program Manager for Team Foundation Server, to give us a Branching and Merging primer.

From Channel9

Primavera ERP V7 Releases to Manufacturing February 2, 2007

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Primavera ERP V7 is RTM!

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www.primaverabss.com

February CTP of WPF/E is Live February 1, 2007

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The December CTP just expired and the February CTP is now live.  The Windows installer is here and the Mac installer is here.

Performance Testing Guidance Project January 28, 2007

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Available now are patterns & practices performance testing How Tos. They represent current recommended practices. They include How To Step Through Creating a Load Test in VS.NET 2005. On Channel 9.

Also find: How To Conduct Performance Testing; How To Conduct Performance Testing with Automated Load Testing Tools; How To Control the Number of Load Test Iterations in VS 2005; and so on. Good stuff eventually on its way to post on MSDN.

http://channel9.msdn.com/wiki/default.aspx/PerformanceWiki.PerformanceTestingGuidance

What Are Composite Applications? January 18, 2007

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Composition refers to a way of delivering enterprise solutions by assembling them from prebuilt components, instead of building them from scratch. It also includes personalization and customization abilities, so that users can easily and quickly modify specific functionality in the solution. This book will also show that moving to a composition architecture requires a fundamental shift in thinking, both for solution providers and end users of enterprise solutions. This is analogous to getting a prefabricated house assembled for you, instead of having it custom-built.

However the benefits are substantial, as composition provides the means to achieve agility, adaptability, and alignment in the enterprise.

Great article! The full version is available here.

Microsoft SQL Server Database Publishing Wizard 1.0 January 18, 2007

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SQL Server Database Publishing Wizard enables the deployment of SQL Server databases into a hosted environment on either a SQL Server 2000 or 2005 server. It generates a single SQL script file which can be used to recreate a database (both schema and data) in a shared hosting environment where the only connectivity to a server is through a web-based control panel with a script execution window. If supported by the hosting service provider, the Database Publishing Wizard can also directly upload databases to servers located at the shared hosting provider.

Optionally, SQL Server Database Publishing Wizard can integrate directly into Visual Studio 2005 and/or Visual Web Developer 2005 allowing easy publishing of databases from within the development environment.

Download available here.

Guidance Explorer, Web edition January 18, 2007

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The “best practices” guide now on the Web.

http://www.guidancelibrary.com/guidanceexplorerbeta/.

Domain-Specific Language Tools for Visual Studio 2005 Redistributable Components January 14, 2007

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Redistributable components for Domain-Specific Language Tools for Visual Studio 2005 Redistributable Components.

Link.

patterns & practices – Web Client Software Factory January 13, 2007

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The Web Client Software Factory is a guidance offering that provides comprehensive architecture guidance to help customers build Composite Web Clients using the Microsoft platform (ASP.NET 2.0 and Workflow Foundation, etc).


Just Released. Download installer from here
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In the Box

  • Application Blocks and Libraries
  • Visual Studio 2005 extensions for automating common tasks. Guidance Automation Overview
  • How-to topics and QuickStarts
  • Architecture guidance and Patterns for Web Client Applications
  • Reference Implementation (a sample applications using the Factory)
  • Training content (Hands-On-Labs, demos, etc) (under development)

Techdays 2007: Portugal January 12, 2007

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The Techdays 2007 website is already available:

http://www.microsoft.com/portugal/techdays/default.mspx

Building Interoperable Insurance Systems with .NET 3.0 Technologies January 12, 2007

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This white paper will use an insurance-industry scenario to demonstrate interoperability capabilities of the Microsoft platform. Using protocol-level standards alone is not enough; capturing the business side of the messaging transactions is key to making interoperability work for your business…

Microsoft Pre-release Software Visual Studio Code Name “Orcas” – January 2007 Community Technology Preview (CTP) January 12, 2007

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Visual Studio code name “Orcas” delivers on Microsoft’s vision of smart client applications by enabling developers to rapidly create connected applications that deliver the highest quality rich user experiences. This new version enables any size organization to rapidly create more secure, manageable, and more reliable applications that take advantage of Windows Vista and the 2007 Office System. By building these new types of applications, organizations will find it easier than ever before to capture and analyze information so that they can make effective business decisions.

This download is the January 2007 Community Technology Preview of Microsoft Visual Studio Code-Named “Orcas”. This CTP is available in English only.

Planet Geek January 10, 2007

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My feed is now available from new blog aggregator: Planet Geek.

Apple iPhone! January 10, 2007

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iPhone combines three products — a revolutionary mobile phone, a widescreen iPod with touch controls, and a breakthrough Internet communications device with desktop-class email, web browsing, maps, and searching — into one small and lightweight handheld device.

Team Edition DBPro – Case Study January 10, 2007

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The first case study showing one of the many companies who has adopted Visual Studio Team Edition for Database Professionals (aka “DBPro”, aka “DataDude”, etc.). The customer is Gulf Coast Seal, where Jeff Lynch has been a long-time supporter of DBPro.

“Gulf Coast Seal manufactures and globally distributes high-performance industrial sealing products. An upgrade of the company’s enterprise resource planning (ERP) software required significant changes to the data warehouse used to access ERP data. To reduce impact to the business, the changes had to be performed and deployed with minimal downtime. Two programmers upgraded the data warehouse in only eight weeks by relying on Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005 Team Edition for Database Professionals. Because deployment required merely eight hours, the impact on operations was minimal. Now, database developers are even more productive, collaborative, and firmly in control of database change. With better control of the database development life cycle and source control, Gulf Coast Seal continues to reduce risk and cost.”

Windows Presentation Foundation Hands-On-Labs – RTM January 8, 2007

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These labs, also known as the Mix 06 Sandbox labs as they were released as part of the Mix ’06 Conference, are a set of tutorials that introduce key features of Windows Presentation Foundation and have been updated and tested to work with the .NET 3.0 RTM.

Each lab guides you step-by-step through the process of developing a complete Windows Presentation Foundation application using Visual Studio 2005, the Windows SDK and the Visual Studio 2005 Development Tools for .NET 3.0.

Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Database Professionals Add-on for Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite Edition January 8, 2007

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This add-on provides Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite users with the additional functionality provided by Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Database Professionals. Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite is required to use this add-on.

Orcas specs published January 5, 2007

Posted by Patricio in Orcas, Software Engineering, Visual Studio Team System.
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There are new/updated VS specs and 3 new (and 1 updated) TFS specs.

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