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I’ve been tasked with identifying CMS candidates for our main website and our project sites. The project is ongoing, but here are the slides from a presentation today.

Content Management Systems 2010

This is the best explanation yet I’ve seen of the TFS 2010 pricing structure…

See Ewald Hofman | License costs of Team Foundation Server 2010.

Visual Studio is a fantastic tool that can be made even better with judicious selection of Add-Ins. Here are the ones you’ll find currently installed in all my dev environments…

UPDATE: Don’t do this! It breaks stuff (like the Tungle Outlook Connector) and may have negative security implications. A second workaround I found was disabling automatic proxy detection.

Found a fix for the annoying issue with Office 2010 and Sharepoint 2007 that prevented me from opening files.

Office 2010 and Shareporint 2007: The Issue – Missing “path to file” « Achugh’s Blog.

Thanks Achugh!

As anyone who’s looked into the performance impact of anti-virus software knows, protection from internet STD’s requires the use of parasitic utilities that significantly hinder performance and productivity, yet going without isn’t an option under most IT policies. Thus a question is born, what is the best anti-virus software for developers?

Due to the difficulty in benchmarking the real-world performance impact of AV little empirical data is available beyond “that one felt slow but this one felt faster.” Following is the best resources I’ve found on the topic, to be updated as I uncover more.

Sweet! Looks like TFS is becoming the multi-platform tool that shops such as where I work need. Now to convince the PHP guys that they need to add a big chunk of Microsoft tech to their development process…

The Teamprise products have been very popular with TFS customers who were developing applications across Microsoft and non-Microsoft platforms. Often customers want to standardize on a single enterprise-wide solution for Application Lifecycle Management because of the cost savings and increased transparency this provides. The Teamprise technology is key in enabling cross platform TFS access.

via Somasegar’s WebLog : Beta of VS Team Explorer with Cross Platform Support.

A very generous soul has coded up a utility for cloning VirtualBox VDI’s, among other useful features.

CloneVDI tool – Discussion & Support View topic • virtualbox.org.

Thanks!