"Hey, that's me!"

Friday, 14 April 2006

I just noticed there's a link to my blog on the Australian SQL Server User Group home page - I'm not sure how long it's been there, but then I don't always look up in the top-right corner :-)

Which reminds me, when I have some spare time I need to see if I can fix the layout problem with their Forums area in Firefox. I also put my hand up to add some RSS feeds to the site which I haven't done anything about yet.

Returning to a positive note however, I'm pleased to see that the Adelaide SQL group is doing really well at the moment. Maybe it's our jet-setting leader, or the great speakers, but we are getting regular crowds of 30+ and I'm always learning something new each time I go.

The 'Atlas' Control Toolkit

Thursday, 13 April 2006

Brad Adams mentions the release of the"The 'Atlas' Control Toolkit" - I think we will use this.

How to subscribe to Tfs alerts for new workitems only

Thursday, 13 April 2006

Something to remember - BisSubscribe.exe is the command-line tool for maintaining alerts for Team Foundation Server

This tools is installed on the server, and by default ends up in the following path:

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server\TF Setup

Supposedly, you can list all the events that can have alerts attached to them by using the web service on the TFS box - eg. http://localhost:8080/Services/v1.0/registration.asmx/GetRegistrationEntries but this fails with an exception for me.

"Atlas" April CTP Release

Wednesday, 12 April 2006

We've taken the decision to run Visual Studio 2005 Professional for now (until we figure out the costs of going to Team Edition)

I thought this also might be the ideal time to do a complete reload of my workstation. A chance to re-install everything from scratch and lose all the accumulated rubbish that ends up on your PC after a year or two of use.

This isn't something I do often, as it take about a day and a half to reinstall the OS + all the various applications that I regularly use (approximately 50 on my list)

But one day on, and my list is already out of date! Time to uninstall the March CTP of Atlas and try out the April one. Roger's already making use of Atlas in our new Online Assessment Tool that we're working on, so this is relevant to us.

A birthday surprise

Monday, 10 April 2006

Another year older, and I'll also be getting ADSL2+ on the same day :-)