September 2007 Archives

Windows Server 2008 RC0

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Windows Server 2008 RC0 of Windows Server 2008 was made available earlier this week.  I am currently installing it inside a Virtual PC and I have to say I'm impressed so far.  The installation process is much faster and smoother.  Also, it is very strange to see how far the "secure as default" mantra of Microsoft has come over the past few years.  In Window Server 2008 when you first install even the Sound Service is disabled and you have to enable it before sounds will come out of your soundcard (this is made easy by some nice UI from the standard volume control).  How times have changed... 

BTW, when installing Windows Server 2008 inside Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 I said that it should use the Windows Vista soundcard when creating the initial VPC configuration and it seems to work great.

Brian Harry has posted some great news over on his blog - Microsoft have release a new tool to allow users to migrate from ClearCase to Visual Studio Team Foundation Server.  From Brian's blog:-

A quick summary of the features of the tool:

  • Supports migration of base ClearCase VOBs

  • Migrate a snapshot of source control to TFS

  • Migrate files to Team Foundation Server while preserving history

  • Migrate branches to Team Foundation Server retaining the branching structure/hierarchy

  • Bidirectional synchronization of data between TFS and ClearCase

Hopefully this will really help people as they move from ClearCase or even people who would like to try TFS in a small isolated team but still synchronize back to the main enterprise ClearCase repository.  Keep an eye on Matt Mitrik's TFS Migration Blog for more details.


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