First project about Team System is a book that I started with my friend
Kader
Yildirim
. We had a first contact with one editor and were disapointed a bit
because we were told that there is no ‘market’ for such a book. I really think
that there is, because Team System is an awesome tool. Nevermind we will
continue to search an editor. By the way if you are interested, please feel free
to contact me. One side
note, the book will be written in French.

The second project with my brother Mathieu is to
update our website Tech Head
Brothers
to use ASP.NET 2. Currently Mathieu
is located in Sydney, Australia and will soon move to Perth, Australia because
he found a new job there. So to work on such condition we need really good tools
to communicate, Groove Virtual
Office
, Skype and MSN
Messenger
. Ok with those tools we can have in real time discussions, share
idea, even share documents in online/offline mode. But we missed a Software
Development Lifecycle Tool (SDLC). At the time of the website version written in
ASP.NET 1.0/1.1, we had tried several solutions from Visual SourceSafe over
Internet, over VPN, then we moved to CVS because it was too slow. We also had Draco.NET

Now our solution is the following one:

  1. One Windows 2003 Server with Virtual Server and Team System installed on
    it (Thanks to Fox). We used the Visual Studio 2005 Team System Beta 2 VPC
    provided during the Tech Ed 2005 in Amsterdam.
  2. A512/128 Kb ADSL internet connection access to the server with a
    dynamic ip, thanks to DynDNS
  3. Mathieu is using a custom installation of Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2
    installion in a Virtual PC on his notebook
  4. I am also using a VPC with Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2 installed

After one week of usage I have to say that it is working not so bad. For sure
we have issues because of the adsl connection that get disconnected and DynDNS
taking a bit time to update to the new IP. But I am ashtonished about the way it
works and I like the source repository and the work items.