[# MTM] HowTo: Use MTM2010 with # TFS11

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Buenas,

today I was asked if it was possible to use Microsoft Test Manager 2010 (MTM2010) with a Team Foundation Server 11 server.

The answer is Yes, it is only necessary to install an extension from this link.

Then if what we want is the mixed stage but in reverse, Microsoft Test Manager 11 with Team Foundation Server 2010, then this scenario this supported by default.

Saludos @ Home

El Bruno

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Download: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2662296

[# VS11] April update for Visual Studio 11 Beta

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Buenas,

If in these days of Easter is he has given you to open Visual Studio 11, you have surely found with an available update.

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If you have activated the automatic updates in Visual Studio 11, also you can access it through the Extension Manager.

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Well, because a you see downloaded the file (are almost 17 MB), you have to launch it. Obviously the recommendation is with Visual Studio 11 closed. In the case that you do not want to close the IDE, because you will have to restart Windows.

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Now with Windows 8 this is not a problem, since the full restart takes little more than 10 seconds Risa

The complete list of Fixes can be seen in this link, although I was expecting the support especially for Intellitrace Web.

You know, now that you have returned to work, then restart the IDE Risa

Saludos @ Home

El Bruno

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Source: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=29297

http://support.Microsoft.com/kb/2677574

[# CODEPLEX] Updates for VS11 and TFS11 Integration Platform and MSBuild Extension Pack

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Buenas,

now that we have automatic updates to the Beta of Visual Studio 11 (pending post), there are already several products that are upgrading their capabilities to be compatible with Visual Studio 11 and Team Foundation 11.

A couple of examples are as follows:

  • TFS Integration Platform, which on 16 March updated its list of controllers to support integration processes also with TFS 11.
  • MSBuild Extension Pack. In this case also include many hotfixs tasks are included to support actions with subversion, etc.

Saludos @ Home

El Bruno

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[# WINDOWS8] HowTo: Open a command prompt with administrator privileges

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Buenas,

today is to describe a few small to launch a console with administrator privileges. This HowTo is valid in Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 obviously.

1. On the desktop, display the contextual menu and select the option "New Shortcut".

2 Write the command "cmd.exe" to the program to launch for the shortcut.

3. Once created the shortcut, select the same, display the contextual menu and access the properties of the shortcut.

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4 Select the "Shortcut" tab

5 Press the "Advanced" button

6. In the form of advanced properties, select the option "Run as administrator".

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7 Done!

Saludos @ Home

El Bruno

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[# TFS11] TFS Power Tools 11, almost complete

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Buenas,

a week ago they released a beta for Team Foundation 11 the Power Tools of TFS (link). This version does not have all the features that we already know Team Foundation Server 2010 that some of them have been incorporated directly intoVisual Studio 11.

If we look at these features we will see the following

  • Team Members, now with VS11 and TFS11 the concept of team and team members is embedded 100% within the IDE
  • WorkItem Search, is now included in the IDE of VS11
  • Source Control Rollback, is now included in a contextual menu in the IDE (danger!)
  • CheckIn Policy Comment, is now part of the product (at last!)

Saludos @ Home

El Bruno

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[#AWESOME] #Microsoft + #Mustang

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Buenas,

We are on Easter vacation and finishing the book of KinectSDK, so do not write much about technology. Although the following deserves a post and much more.

This piece of Ford Mustang 1967, has fulfilled a very simple objective:

Try to put inside it, all possible gadgets Risa

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With that simple goal within this gross beast we can find:

  • 2 Kinect sensors in the front, sensors of parking? In addition to front cameras
  • 2 tablets with Windows 7, one of them on the Board of the car to see data specific to the car
  • Microsoft Ford Sync, we already know before
  • XBox 360 to play a little
  • etc..

You can see more details in the following video: http://youtu.be/zv6vWbteI4M

PS: Here to @ JuanLu with version 2010 of Mustang when we rented it last year in Redmond.

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Saludos @ Home

El Bruno

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Source:

http://Channel9.msdn.com/blogs/vector/the-400-horsepower-device

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/cdnstudents/archive/2012/03/30/Microsoft-Mustang-ultimate-machine.aspx

[# WINDOWS8] 5 tips to start working with # Windows8 and how to activate Windows 7 mode

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Good,

a few days ago I was in a session of Windows 8 with Roberto at the offices of Microsoft. When we started to talk about our experiences with Windows 8, many commented that the change had been difficult or a bit traumatic. I’m going to comment on what I think are XX points that can help you to more easily switch to Windows 8.

How to work out of the home menu

Because Yes, finally Microsoft has removed the Windows Start menu. If you look at it in retrospect, the start menu is a great Accelerator for accessing programs or Windows functionalities, but since Windows Vista, we have another way to much simpler access to these elements.

Simply press the Windows key and from the METRO interface began to write the name of the application you want to launch.

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An interesting detail is that this not only serves to launch applications, such as for example the Notepad in the picture above. But we can also access Windows configuration elements simply by changing to the "Settings" section.

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METRO does not replace the start menu, it is METRO

Another trend I’ve seen in some people is trying to directly replace the start menu with shortcuts added by METRO. This is a big mistake, mainly because if you’ve installed complete suites of products such as Visual Studio or Microsoft Office, you fill things the METRO desk and let him useless.

I personally think that METRO is for applications that interact and show notifications, e.g. contacts, messages, etc..

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If you want access to the programs, check the first point. If you still like to access programs from the METRO interface, you can use the following tip for all programs.

Press CTRL and with the mouse wheel, you can watch the entire interface meter full.

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Using shortcuts

Windows 8 is intended to renew the desktop as we know it in PC and Tablets. But

Windows + I: access open Windows options

Windows + Q: access to search for applications

Windows + W: accesses Search Settings

Windows + F: access to search for files

Windows + x presents a direct access to common features of Windows

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If you do a search on BING, you can find many shortcuts more.

How to close applications METRO

IMHO: The RAM is to consume it.

But may be you are of those who strives to have a laptop with 16 GB of RAM, a processor i7 in it, probably bother you that your operating system consumes more than 1 GB of RAM.

The first thing you’ll see is that METRO applications do not have an "X" to close them and that if it is not through the Task Manager, then is not very natural way to close them.

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There is no way of closing these applications is selecting the upper section of them and dragging them towards the lower section. The gesture is quite natural when you work on a Tablet, but the mouse cost a little more.

Activate Windows 7 vista

Finally if these tips do not help you, you can activate a HACK that adds the start menu and change the style of Windows 8 that we already know Windows 7. A detail, this tip is not official and I do not believe it to be available in the final version of Windows 8. This mode is enabled with the following steps

  • pressing Windows + W to access the settings of Windows
  • write the phrase "change system"
  • in the search results, select "System"
  • within the properties of the system, select "advanced settings"
  • display the list of options and select the option "enable Windows 7 mode"
  • restart Windows

From this moment, every time that we change the METRO interface to the classic interface, we will see the look & feel of Windows 7.

Saludos @ La Adrada

El Bruno

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[# VS11] Some points to keep in mind when working with the new Team Build for Team Foundation Service

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Buenas,

a few days ago Brian Harry made public the news where commented that we can already count with a Team Build Server in our service of Team Foundation Service. Put another way, this means that we have at our disposal a Team Build Server in TFS on the cloud. Just great! (Friend Vincenc has also written a post about it)

This has many great advantages, but we also have to take into account several things to work with this model.

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Important: We do not have access to the physical machine from Team Build

This means that we cannot change anything in it so that our projects compile, run unit tests, etc. in this server. I personally think that this is great, a software project should be able to be compiled and packaged only from the contents in the Source Control repository.

If you use COM components, or work with an environment of compilation that requires you to install something in it to be able to compile, because you’ll have to revise your model of development to use Team Build in Team Foundation Service.

Initially the Team Build single VM will be installed

-Visual Studio 2010 SP1

Visual Studio 11 Beta

Java for now nothing at all… Although clear, it will be in the final package, as ECLIPSE with Maven 2 and Maven 3 customers need.

I have done the test of the "Hello World" for Team Build in 10 minutes and works great, although if instead of MSTests use XUnit or NUnit, because you have to devote a few minutes to Setup.

Finally, an interesting detail. When we define the output of our Build directory, usually usually you do in a share formatted\\SERVER\SHARE\BUILD.

In this case, we also have that option, although I do not think that anyone open this door to the world. The best seems to be that if we configure the output of the Build directly in Source Control, we buy cholón space in SC, but well… for that is.

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What happens with my custom build templates?

As the Build Controller and Build Agent concept remains the same, because it isn’t to change us much the way in which we work if we have customized our Build templates. Simply access the configuration of the Build Controllers and already we can continue working as before.

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There is trap a?

Yes, although in reality it is not trap. For example, you can make a template of Build to mount a specific environment to build a solution (e.g. registering COM components, prior to the compilation). But of course, as the AZURE VMs "have no State", because you will lose these changes when you refreshed them.

Although as the build runs where we need it, because we can return to this state when we need it… Risa

This point remains to be seen because I understand that it will be an environment more like a Sandbox to which we have access from the final version.

Now to migrate a couple of templates custom Avanade Spain to TFS AZURE, forgiveness to Team Foundation Service and prepare the next post.

Saludos @ La Finca

El Bruno

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Sources:

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/bharry/archive/2012/03/27/announcing-a-build-service-for-Team-Foundation-service.aspx

http://geeks.Ms/blogs/devnettips/archive/2012/03/29/creaci-243-n-de-una-build-con-el-Nuevo-servicio-de-builds-para-TFS-service.aspx

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudioalm/archive/2012/03/27/build-on-the-Team-Foundation-service.aspx

[# KINECTSDK] The future of the Kinect SDK

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Buenas,

from the official blog of Kinect for Windows, comment on a couple of interesting details on the new version of the SDK of Kinect.

We go with the most interesting points

  • The next version will be 1.5, which is not a Major Release, but an evolution from the 1.0 version.
  • The date of departure will be at end of May.
  • Incorporating new languages for the recognition of voice, French, Spanish, etc….
  • The interesting thing is that partial skeleton with 10 points or more will be detected, they allow us to detect the upper part of a body.

I guess it will be part of something bigger, but it looks good.

Saludos @ Home

El Bruno

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Source: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/kinectforwindows/archive/2012/03/26/what-s-ahead-a-sneak-peek.aspx

[# VS2010] New date of expiration for the virtual machines of Visual Studio 2010 ALM

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Buenas,

those who are still using the virtual machine Visual Studio 2010 ALM for demos and testing, we have the good news that the expiry date of the same has been extended from April 9 to September 10, 2012, 2012. Risa

Download data can be seen from https://elbruno.com/2012/03/02/vs1-maquinas-virtuales-para-probar-visual-studio-11-alm-y-visual-studio-2010-alm/

Saludos @ Home

El Bruno

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Source: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/briankel/archive/2012/03/27/updated-visual-studio-2010-alm-virtual-machine.aspx