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Scott Lock Thoughts on .Net, and Windows Phone July 2007 Entries
Team System Web Access Released (TeamPlain v2.0 based)

Microsoft released Microsoft Visual Studio Team System Web Access yesterday as a Power Tool.  The model is the same as the TeamPlain release, free to licensed TFS users.  It's supported, but not an official product.

Have fun!


Posted On Tuesday, July 31, 2007 12:49 PM

7/24/2007 Presentation - Visual Studio Tools for Office - Automation and Customizing Excel 2003
Thank you to everyone who came out last night to listen to my presentation on VSTO 2005 and Excel 2003. Office 2003 is still the largest install base for Office, so there ar still a lot of Office 2003 application to write. Here's a link to my slides on Slideshare: ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 25, 2007 4:32 PM

Team Foundation Server - What the heck does "reportable" actually mean for a custom field?
I've been working on a custom process template for a client in TFS and came across some things that I didn't know. Now I am not an Analysis services guy so this was a little new to me. It took me forever to find decent definitions on how to correctly set "reportable" in TFS. The docs on this, how to use it, and what it should be set to, etc can be a bit tricky to find. It wasn't until I picked up Professional Team Foundation System that I got a clear answer. After a little bit of tinkering and some ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 18, 2007 12:29 AM

Microsoft Surface at the Worldwide Partner Conference

Here are the pictures and video of surface at the WPC.  Very cool!  If they would just make the SDK available to the dev community...

Posted On Friday, July 13, 2007 12:43 PM

I got to touch a Surface

That's right, at the WPC they had 3...3 Surface machines.  And yes...its as cool as it looks in the videos  Interesting bug, the expo center lights directly overhead casued the "touch interface" to get a littly whacky.  Apparently the cameras that detect the touch get too much reflection and get a little confused.

 I'll post the pics as soon as I get them off my phone.


Posted On Thursday, July 12, 2007 1:08 AM

I'm not at TechEd any more Toto!
So this is my first year attending the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference. and about 10 months into my new position as Microsoft Technology Center of Excellence lead for Excella Consulting. I really did not know what to expect from this conference. I knew it would be more on the business side rather than the technical side, but I thought "Hey, the sell sofware there has to be some development stuff". Well...there was, about 6 total sessions. I few of the same old Silverlight demos, but again ......

Posted On Thursday, July 12, 2007 1:06 AM

Now an MVP!

I found out recently that I was awarded MVP in C#.  This is an honor and a privilege.  I wanted to thank Microsoft, Brian Noyes, and Andrew Duthie for the nomination and the award.  See you all at the MVP Summit!

Posted On Wednesday, July 11, 2007 10:11 AM

Adding non-project files to TFS Source Control
I've been working heavily on creating a custom Process Template for XP development in TFS and came across a very basic task: Add the process template source to source control. After hours and hours of tweaking, editing, and debuing the core process templates I would hate to lose them. Not to mention the process itself its an iterative process therefore should be versioned and managed by some control system. Well, of course it is not quite as obvious as it seems. In VSS it was pretty simple to add ......

Posted On Thursday, July 5, 2007 1:38 PM

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