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Creating the Team Portal before creating the Team Project
Is this possible? Yes. Here is how I did it (I got the idea from here). Create a new process template that does not create a team portal (you just have to remove the portal plugin from the ProcessTemplate.xml). Like this (I removed reporting too): <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <ProcessTemplate> <metadata> <name>Test3</name> <description>The only particularity of this template is that it does not create a team portal.</description> <plugins> ......

Posted On Friday, November 17, 2006 8:05 PM

Becoming an Architect?
I am hoping to becoming a software architect one day. My current job is quite mixed: I do presales, development, consultancy and architecture. The idea is that I become more of an architect with time. At TechEd EMEA 2006 I have learned about Ron Jacobs. He is an architecture evangelist for Microsoft and a very good speaker. I've been browsing his websites (mainly and and I have found a lot of useful information about what is an architect. It is great to learn all ......

Posted On Friday, November 17, 2006 8:04 PM

Barcelona Girl Geek Dinner (old post)
Yesterday was the Barcelona-TechEd Girl Geek Dinner. I didn't know what to expect and I enjoyed it, although I would have liked to network more. There were two reasons why I think I did not get to meet many girl geeks: the dinner was seated so people did not really mix outside their table, I brought one of my colleagues - he is a really nice guy but I did not feel completely at ease talking about how it is being the only girl in the office. The speakers were great. Very inspirational (in fact, this ......

Posted On Friday, November 17, 2006 8:03 PM

From NUnit to Team System tests
Another chapter on my experience helping a client adopt Team System. This time, the goal was to convert their NUnit test to Team System tests. This is not a very difficult topic given the great conversion tool available on gotdotnet (here), which basically does all the work for you. However, I did stumble upon a few issues. Before going into that, this is the basic procedure I followed (fortunately, NUnit tests were already placed in a single project (*.Test)): a. Create a new test project (named ......

Posted On Friday, November 17, 2006 8:01 PM

Girl Geek
While browsing the Tech-Ed 2006, I have found about Girly Geekdom, a blog hold by Sarah Blow to provide information and organize events on girl in IT. They are organizing a dinner at Tech-Ed and I will probably be joining them. It is really exciting to find out there are people out there like me! I really like my job and I think I am not too bad at it, but sometimes feel lonely or freaky. Also, I've been thinking for a while about organizing some sort of community of Girls in Technology but then ......

Posted On Friday, November 17, 2006 7:58 PM

From MSBuild to TFSBuild
For the last few months I have been helping a client adopt Team System - Team Foundation Server. Since these tools are quite new, I will try to keep a log of what I have done. Builds: From MSBuild to TFSBuild The starting situation is an MSBuild script customized for a given team's needs. The default target can execute the following procedure: Delete network share Backup latest build Clean Get latest from source control Increase version and add label in source control if building in Release mode ......

Posted On Friday, November 17, 2006 7:57 PM

SSL & WS-Security
SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) = cryptographic protocol which provides secure communications on the Internet (application layer) [TSL (Transport Layer Security) = SSL successor. SSL 3.0 and TSL 1.0 remain substantially the same] HTTPS = HTTP over SSL HTTPS = URI Scheme indicating that HTTP is to be used but with a different default port (443) and an additional encryption/authentication layer between HTTP and TCP (SSL). Uses SSL as a sub-layer under the regular HTTP application layer and uses port 443 ......

Posted On Friday, November 17, 2006 7:51 PM

VSTS Testing Framework and Performance
I have recently received an inquiry from a client that wants to migrate his NUnit test to VSTS. They had heard that VSTS unit tests performed worse than NUnit. My answer (some info comes from MSFT): It is true that running a set of empty tests using NUnit is faster than running them using VSTS (about 20% faster), but if these tests are not empty and have something in them, then this difference reduces. Performance using VSTS will be best if you run the tests from the command line and using the /noisolation ......

Posted On Friday, November 17, 2006 7:50 PM

Access denied to AIC
Event Type: Error Event Source: BizTalk Server Event Category: Document Processing Event ID: 324 Date: 4/11/2006 Time: 9:48:17 AM User: N/A Computer: MYSERVER Description:An error occurred in BizTalk Server. Details: ------------------------------ [0x0154] This server could not create a component with the class ID "{1C7F70A8-15F6-4699-9AD0-1... for transport. Verify that this component is properly registered. The following error was returned: [0x80070005] Access is denied. [0x0156] The ......

Posted On Friday, November 17, 2006 10:30 AM

Receive Location "Address should be unique"
This is another annoying thing about BTS2004 WSSLib I have discovered. You cannot have two receive locations with the same URI. The problem being that the view field is not included in the URI! So if you have two receive location for the same document library but different view it will not work. I have made it work in my demo by using http://<MYSERVERNAME>/ in one of them and http://localhost in the other. Stupid but it works ... The question now is: How will I make it work in production? Can ......

Posted On Friday, November 17, 2006 10:26 AM

WSSLib raised an error
I had a working demo with BTS 2004, InfoPath and WSS. The WSS site contains 3 views based on filters on a field from the InfoPath form. After playing around with it for a while I re-published the InfoPath form to the WSS site because I had done some changes and the filters on the WSS views disappeared (because the field on which they were based was republished). This caused the following anyoing error: The adapter "WSSLib" raised an error message. Details "Server was unable to process request. --> ......

Posted On Friday, November 17, 2006 10:24 AM

Hello World!

Just a quick word to say hello. This is my new blog. Thank you to the geekswithblogs team for accepting me :)

I will move my old posts from as soon as possible.

Posted On Friday, November 17, 2006 7:10 AM

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