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  • Introducing MyMSBuildTasks.SqlDataSourceTask

    ASP.NET v2’s SqlDataSource is great; but for small apps or while doing prototyping / inception. It starts creating problem in later stages of mid to big level projects. In such cases; we might want that with each release; all SqlDataSources being used are documented so that you can track which database objects are being used. Its a tedious ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on November 4, 2006
  • Latest Browsers, Visual Studio Add-ins, Office Accounting Express

    Back to work full time The tea; lunch breaks and evenings…Hoping that we all will continue the spirit of Ramazan in days to come. Firefox 2 and IE 7; both are nice overall…Adnan warned about FF2 and IE7; but I have installed Firefox 2 on my workstation and so far its working fine; nothing much to worry about; no plans for IE7 yet for ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on October 30, 2006
  • Storyboarding

    Team System is quite flexible platform; new breed of tools based on this platform are emerging. stpBA Storyboarding for VSTS is one such great product. Its price tag is quite high; but it can be of great use in larger organizations where they have “Business Analyst” who tends to like Visio like tools more. Storyboarding let such analyst draft the ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on September 24, 2006
  • 5th CTP of Visual Studio Team System for Database Professional

    DataDude (Team System for Database Professional)' 5th CTP is released recently. It features Schema management (similar to SQL Enterprise or Management Studio) the difference is instead of working on some ''physical database'' it works on ''virtual database''; you can however import initial schema from ''physical database'' and can also ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on August 23, 2006
  • Books on Team Foundation Server

    I have started reading Addison Wesley’s Software Engineering with Microsoft Visual Studio Team System. (SE with MSVSTS) SE with MSVSTS is overall a nice book but I would not recommend; I was looking for some material through which I can learn how one can use MSVSTS in general and Microsoft's Team Foundation Server (MSTFS) in particular in ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on August 10, 2006
  • MSBuild Tasks

    MSBuild is the new build platform bundled with Microsoft.NET v2 runtime. The beauty of MSBuild is its openness; in terms of using file formats based on XML and powerful API for plug-inability. The Visual Studio 2005 (VS) uses MSBuild as well. The project files (CSPROJ/VBPROJ) are basically MSBuild files (XML based). VS provides a limited ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on August 9, 2006
  • Enterprise Source Control with Visual Studio Team System

    Enterprise Source Control with Visual Studio Team System A very good tutorial; showing version control and related features of Visual Studio Team System! Instead of creating $Project source control root for your development; create following nodes $Project/branches; use this to create branches $Project/tags; use this to create ''read ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on July 17, 2006
  • Recommended Book - Team System

    If you are using or planning to use Team System; I strongly recommend reading Working with Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team System. It will give you a good overview of the Team System spectrum. However after about 2/3months of using Team System; this book might not be as useful; as it doesnt have much about advanced customization and ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on July 13, 2006
  • Oracle Financial? Team System over Internet!

    This week is the busy one; we had financial closing few days back; management meetings and their follow ups, yuck! We even have dead lines to deliver two projects by end of the current week. I also committed to do some volunteer development; but this busy schedule is killing me. Anyways; has anyone used Oracle Financial? Or any similar ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on July 5, 2006
  • The Difference Is Obvious!

    http://thedifferenceisobvious.com... Whats your score?
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on July 1, 2006
  • 400+ Differences

    Saw this new site for Visual Studio 2005. Thought you'd love this video. http://www.400plusdifferences.com/index.aspx?diff=346 Lot of good stuff there I am lucky that recently I got a chance to use Team System on two small projects (<10 man-weeks) and it was quite a fun; Team System helped us to remain focused through out and with that we ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on June 5, 2006
  • Dynamic Languages :: Visual Studio / .NET

    Writing “Structures” in today’s leading languages (C#, Java and VB.NET) is insane; declaring variables, writing getters and setters, multiple constructors, serialization and what not…All falls into “Line Noise”. We need an IDE built with 25 million LOC to get optimal productivity; and what we get “prop<tab><tab>” Is Visual Studio / ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on June 2, 2006
  • Team Foundation Server Version Control Sidekicks

    Team Foundation Server Version Control Sidekicks is set of utilities to work with Team Foundation Version Control System. It’s free, and it let you view workspace bindings; unlock/undo any pending check outs. Its must have tool especially for those who are first of all using TFS and doing repository management tasks.
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on May 25, 2006
  • Team Explorer :: New Work Item Menu Problem

    I got stuck today in Visual Studio’s Team Explorer (Team System). I was unable to open new work item using the IDE. Google helped me find this thread that has the similar problem. The actual reason of the problem is mentioned here. Team Explorer Work Item Tracking Sub system uses Registry to cache project work item types. If you previously had ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on May 22, 2006
  • Team System :: Work Item Customization

    Argh!! Missed the Friday Prayer…Was so much involved in learning this that missed everything else…Too Bad God Please forgive me! I was going through Team Foundation System (TFS) Work Item Customization documentation and doing what is mentioned on the walkthroughs. TFS is awesome product; it gives you lot of cool stuff out of box; though it ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on May 19, 2006
  • Setting up Team Builds

    If you are starting using Team Builds; one very cool feature of Team System; I strongly recommend reading this post to set things up…It saved many hours of mine today; now I am looking forward to setup Continuous Integration in our current project using Team Builds.
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on April 28, 2006
  • Visual Studio Add-In

    Today I invested many hours in writing Visual Studio Add-In for the Helpdesk System we have developed in-house…Its had been ages since I last developed any desktop app; I never been good in desktop apps; since my undergrad days...However in childhood I developed many cool things for Atari (no not for their famous gaming console) The ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on April 5, 2006
  • Team Foundation Server :: Scrum

    Few weeks back; Team Foundation Server (TFS) was officially released. TFS’ Workgroup Edition is available to download from MSDN. Today I spared some time and set things up. It needs SQL 2005; along with its analysis and reporting services, Sharepoint Services. TFS is web service based application server; and its client is tightly integrated Visual ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on April 3, 2006
  • The Priceless Match Of CodeSmith And Visual Studio 2005

    CodeSmith is my all time favorite code generator. Its template based code generator and if you have a background of ASP/Perl or other similar scripting technologies like JSP/PHP etc, you will find yourself home! With its recent release which supports tight integration with Visual Studio 2005; one can use it as Custom Tool. Here is how ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on February 16, 2006
  • Ten Essential Tools Visual Studio Add-Ins Every Developer Should Download Now

    Ten Essential Tools Visual Studio Add-Ins Every Developer Should Download Now ''In this article, I introduce you to some of the best Visual Studio add-ins available today that can be downloaded for free. I walk through using each of the add-ins, but because I am covering so many I only have room to introduce you to the basic functionality. Each ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on November 30, 2005
  • Ready To Rock?

    So finally Visual Studio 2005; SQL Server 2005 and BizTalk Server 2006 are out; let’s see when they will be available in local markets </smile> BTW; their theme is cool; Ready to Rock? Till we get our hands on Visual Studio and SQL Server 2005; we can try their Express versions; the Visual Studio lineup (Visual C# 2005 Express, Visual C++ ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on November 8, 2005
  • TFS Update :: Sharepoint / Reporting Server

    Microsoft Team Foundation Server is built and get integrated with following technologies in an amazing way. 1. Visual Studio .NET 20052. Active Directory3. SQL Server 2005 (Engine, Reporting and Analysis Services)4. SQL Server Analysis Services5. Sharepoint Services6. Excel 20037. Project 2004 It set ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on May 20, 2005
  • Setting Up The First Team Foundation Project

    Continuing my Team Foundation Server (TFS) fun, after dropping Abdullah at school I rush back to try creating a test project in TFS. Here are some discoveries   The client machine should be on Active Directory (AD) The client should logged on to Domain, TFS Beta 2 doest support other scenarios yet. I created an account on domain, ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on May 19, 2005
  • Installing Team Foundation Server

    Today; I had to stay at home; with my son, Abdullah. My wife was on evening duty today. We both enjoyed the evening; we went out; bought few toys and books. It was rush out; we had a little accident out there. The side light broke :(   When we return; Abdullah got busy with his new toys and story books. I availed the time and installed ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on May 19, 2005
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