Friday, July 30, 2004

Fawcette on Modelling...

Jim Fawcette has a blog piece on Microsoft and IBM's different attempts at modeling, and how they are pursueing different markets.

I'll be honest, I have never tried using Rational or UML, mostly because I work in a small development shop, where most modeling, if any, can be done with a sheet of paper. However, I am very excited about Whitehorse, especially the Class Designer.

Thursday, July 29, 2004

Korby Parnell on Changesets

After all the struggles I have had lately with our current version control system (which shall remain nameless, but comes from a company with the initials CA), this sounds very nice. I can't wait to get a CTP that has these bits on it.

Gates Talks About Modeling

Once again, Bill Gates is talking about modeling and how important it is to the company's development strategy. Given all the work that appears to have gone into Whitehorse so far, and all of VSTS, I think Microsoft is on the right track. All the .NET developers I have talked to are extremely excited about VSTS.

Rick LaPlante eWeek Interview

Rick shares his views on VSTS. Its a six-page interview, but it is very interesting the whole way through.

Monday, July 26, 2004

On Break Till October...

To all my readers (of which I hope I still have a few). *wink*

I will be on break from working on Team System stuff until October. I have some events happening outside of work and testing which are taking up most of the time I had devoted to Team System and this blog. However, those events will be resolved around the end of September. So I plan to be back at it with a gusto come October.

Keep me in your RSS feeds, and I'll see ya in a couple of months!

Thursday, July 01, 2004

I Promise to get back to Team System

I really do! However, this is too good to pass up. I really hope I get the chance to meet Pat Helland, Don Box, and David Chappell one day. But you HAVE to check out their rendition of "Bye Bye Mr CIO Guy". You will laugh yourself out of your seat (and in the back of your mind, where you are comprehending what they are singing, you will also begin to get a little scared)