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Shawn Jamison
I just found this quote over at www.techwell.com."When organizations implement IT controls such as a separation of duties, there is an implicit knowledge transfer from developers to their operations counterparts. This process ensures that code is under version control and that standard procedures exist for automated application, build, package, and ......

Here is a good presentation on DevOps given by Ed Blankenship at the recent Microsoft Build Conferencehttp://tempuri.or... I've worked with Ed before at a previous company and was a pleasure! One of the smartest people I've ever worked with in my Career ......

As a CM professional it's tough to know that you are making a difference sometimes. There primary indicator for me that I'm doing well is the urgency level of the issues/problems that I'm asked to work on. When the problems shift from Urgent fix it NOW crisis! pre-release builds are polluting production data sources!To Important fix it now before it ......

I am OFFICIALLY not a fan of team builds XAML scoped variables.I just spent two weeks troubleshooting a weird build issue to find out that a block of workflow sequences were copied and pasted into this build. Both sequences have many of the same variable names but different scopes. The way VS shows them to you would never know that you have 5 OUTPUT_CARD_ROOT ......

I hope you had a wonderful and save New Year's eve celebration and are having a good new year so far!Please take a minute to read through this excellent article on LinkedIN by Liz Ryan.Horrible HR policiesI've worked under many of these policies over the last 15 years and they can make a hostile environment.If you are burdened by one or more of these ......

I hope you had a wonderful and save New Year's eve celebration and are having a good new year so far!Please take a minute to read through this excellent article on LinkedIN by Liz Ryan.Horrible HR policiesI've worked under many of these policies over the last 15 years and they can make a hostile environment.If you are burdened by one or more of these ......

I've been working on and off for a couple of weeks on combining two Team Builds into a single build.One "component" like build is to be combined into our Main All build definition. I've just worked out that the build I'm combining doesn't really build the way they have it setup in Team Build. In fact, I can not run the build successfully from the command ......

I have TFS build workflows that are causing me some headaches right now. They do what they are designed to very well and for non Microsoft technologies. They just were not designed to have new builds with different compilers added easily. In one workflow adding a project to build is easy. Add the project file in the "Items to build" section of the build ......

Having a CM person edit source is not a good idea...

Sometimes in life you get to a point where you need a change.Sometimes it needs to be a big one.I've moved on to a new opportunity after 6 years at the same company. I took a contracting position and I'm hoping to keep a long string of opportunities rolling and give it a shot.Here's to change ......

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