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ReSharper 4.1 Released

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ReSharper 4.0 Beta Released!

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Team Foundation Server 2008: First Impressions

Finally. I’ve managed to gain access to a copy of Team Foundation Server 2008 which judging by these C9 videos, is a significant improvement on its predecessor.

At least that’s what you’d expect from a v2 product…

The reality is a bit different.

I used a W2K3 virtual machine, so repeating a fresh install was not much of an issue. Installation succeeded on fourth attempt, and before you ask – I did read the manual and I did follow the checklist for Single-Server installation.

Each failed installation attempt resulted in a new error message during a different stage of the installation process (most recent one detailed here).

The is puzzling. Why doesn’t install-time prerequisite validation prevent these errors from happening? Isn’t the whole point of the validation process to ensure that the right environment is in place? Why was I unable to reproduce the installation errors (and received a different error every time)? How many things can possibly go wrong on a fresh install of W2k3 server to cause this to happen?

Now that it’s finally installed I can configure Team Explorer on my dev machine and actually start using TFS.

More on this later…

Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 just shipped!

Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 now available on the Microsoft  website:

More info on this is available here and here.

Channel9 video is also available: Soma, Carol Grojean, Jeff Beehler: Visual Studio 2008 RTM!!! (31 min. 15 sec.)