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  • Brian Harry's blog

    Visual Studio Online Update – May 15th

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    This week we are deploying our sprint 82 work for VS Online.  This is a very BIG deployment – lot’s of stuff.  You can read the release notes . First and foremost Build.VNext is here!   It is now in Public Preview and everyone can try it...
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    A fun project for customer connection

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    Last week the VS Code team came to us saying that they really wanted a great experience getting bug reports from customers.  Microsoft Connect just isn’t a pleasant experience.  They looked at UserVoice and it’s great for suggestions but not...
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    VS Online hosted in Australia

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    Today, we are expanding our VS Online footprint to include an instance in Australia. This adds to the several instances we have in the US and the one we have in Europe. It is part of our drive to make VS Online available to everyone, in a geography you...
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    VS Online & Power BI

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    I briefly described our new Power BI integration for VS Online in my //Build/ post last week.  I didn’t however provide any details on how to use it.  Jeff Levinson has written a very detailed walk through that explains many of the concepts...
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    A Real Madrid story

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    Real Madrid is one of the biggest and most successful sports franchises in the world.  Over the past several months we’ve been working with them to build some digital experiences to provide their fans the best possible experience.  As part of...
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    Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server at Build 2015

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    It’s conference season – //Build/ is this week and Ignite is next week. As you might expect, we have a TON of stuff to share so I’ll get right to it. Visual Studio & Team Foundation Server 2015 Release Candidate This week released...
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    VS Online Update – April 27th

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    This week we are rolling out our Sprint 81 work.  3 instances have been updated so far and the remaining 3 will update over the next couple of days – so, as usual, you may not see the changes immediately. This update comes close on the heels of the...
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    First TFS 2015 RC production upgrade I know of

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    I got the first customer report of a production upgrade to the TFS 2015 release candidate today.  Understand, we haven’t released it yet but we gave an early copy to our MVPs to give us final feedback on.  One of our MVPs reported that he upgraded...
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    Team Project Rename available on VS Online

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    Today we enabled Team Project rename on all VS Online accounts.  Team Project rename is our #1 User Voice request, by far and the longest standing customer complaint. 6,156 votes and 178 comments later, it’s here (both on VSO – today and in the TFS...
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    TFVC & Git support

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    I got a question on a blog post about differences in TFVC and Git support in TFS and VS Online.  Here’s a link to the question for context: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/bharry/archive/2015/03/12/the-future-of-team-foundation-version-control.aspx#10608301...
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    VS Online Update - April 10th

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    We are deploying our sprint 80 results this week. You can read the release notes on visualstudio.com. There are some very nice improvements for both the Agile tooling and Git. This is an unusual deployment. First it's delayed a week and second it...
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    Ever want to create bugs from email?

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    Someone recently posted an open source copy of a popular internal tool called Mail2Bug. https://github.com/microsoft/mail2bug It will automatically create bugs from an email and then keep the bug up to date with any further conversation that happens...
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    The future of Team Foundation Version control

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    I've written about this before but it keeps coming back. From time to time I get the question "Is TFVC dead?" I guess I have to just keep answering it. No, it is not. We added support for Git in TFS 2013 so that we'd support the best centralized version...
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    Visual Studio Online Update - Mar 10

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    Sorry for being a little late to the party this week. We are rolling out our sprint 79 build to VS Online build this week. You can read more about it here: https://www.visualstudio.com/news/2015-mar-10-vso. I haven't said anything about it explicitly...
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    VS 2015 CTP6 and TFS 2015 CTP1 shipped today

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    Today we shipped Visual Studio 2015 CTP6 and TFS 2015 CTP1. You can download both here: Download Visual Studio 2015 CTP 6 and Team Foundation Server 2015 CTP You can also read the release notes to learn more about them: Visual Studio 2015...
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    Visual Studio Online Update – Feb 18

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    Yesterday we began our sprint 78 VS Online deployment.  You can check out the release notes here: http://www.visualstudio.com/news/2015-feb-18-vso .  there are a few nice improvements. It will likely take 4 or 5 days to upgrade all accounts...
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    Code Search on VS Online

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    In November, at our Connect(); event, I gave a sneak peek at a few features/services coming to VS Online, and ultimately Team Foundation Server. Among the things I demoed was a new source code search feature. I’m happy to say that the next step...
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    New page on VS Online Agile Tooling

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    We’re in the process of trying to significantly upgrade the content on our Visual Studio website .  We’re starting with the pages that describe what VS Online is and why you might want to use it.  The first new page is on Agile Tools . ...
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    Licensing changes - User acceptance testing and Agile planning

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    This is next in a series of licensing and feature changes that I laid out in December. With this, I think all of the cloud changes (and more) that I described have been made. Some of the on-prem changes will be available as we release more on-prem updates...
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    Hiring for VS Online and Team Foundation Server

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    Microsoft has an extensive recruiting effort. But we recently decided to try something new to try to find more people who might want to help build VS Online and Team Foundation Server. We added a Jobs page to visualstudio.com. It has a little info on...
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    Journey to cloud

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    Transforming a sizeable development organization from "classic" development practices to Agile cloud development is something I talk about a lot. Bhavik Shah, who used to work on our team, left Microsoft to go to business school and now works a Mckinsey...
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    Visual Studio 2015 CTP 5 is available

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    Today released CTP 5 of Visual Studio 2015. Download it from the pre-release downloads page Read more about it on the news page This is not a “go-live” build but is getting close to functionally complete.  If you’re curious what’s coming in VS 2015...
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    Visual Studio Online ISO 27001 Certification and European Model Clauses

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    In December, we hit an important milestone for Visual Studio Online. We received ISO 27001 certification and added the European Model Clauses to our service terms. We take protection of customer data very seriously and work hard to ensure your data...
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    Build & Load Test pricing changes are in effect

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    The changes to the VS Online build and load testing services that I described a few weeks ago are now complete.  This represents a substantial reduction in price for both services. We’ve also removed the 10 user limit of Visual Studio Online Professional...
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    Git vulnerability with .git\config

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    Today the Git community disclosed an issue in Git that, in the worst case, could allow a developer’s machine to be taken over.  This is an issue that manifests across much of the Git ecosystem and is not unique to Microsoft’s Git implementation or...
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