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November, 2006

  • Brian Harry's blog

    Team Foundation Server Roadmap

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    I've been hinting at this coming for while now. I think I promised it would come out in Dec and here it is on the last day of Nov :). I hope this is helpful to you in knowing where we are headed and also in giving us feedback on where we are missing the...
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    More Transparency

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    Recently we've been discussing CTPs and you have given us some great feedback about what you like and don't like. We'll be using that feedback inform our future plans. I'd like to talk to you about another form of transparency we've been working on -...
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    Visual Studio Hotfixes are Available!

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    I'm incredibly pleased to announce that the first batch of Visual Studio and .NET Framework Hotfixes (we call them QFE's - Quick Fix from Engineering) is available . They are posted on connect.microsoft.com. It will require you to register but then you...
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    Pretty cool TFS add-on

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    I just got mail informing me that Attrice has released a new version of their TFS add-on called TFS Sidekick. It is a VS plugin that adds some interesting new features, including... The ability to edit build definitions more easily inside Team Explorer...
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    TFS and Reliability and Disaster Recovery

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    We continue to evolve and improve upon the TFS reliability and disaster recovery story. Fundamentally reliability and disaster recovery are about preserving service (or minimizing outage) and eliminating data loss in the face of failure in components...
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    Feedback on VS Community Technology Previews (CTPs)

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    We recently had an internal email thread with some people on our advisory councils giving us feedback on our CTP process. There was some interesting and somewhat surprising feedback. I wanted to solicit broader feedback from the community on what you...
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    November DevDiv Dogfood Statistics

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    I’m a bit early with my statistics this month but I didn’t want to get too close to Thanksgiving. Activity is down this month (particularly in work item tracking) but # of users is up. The primary reason is some fixes to internal tools that have dropped...
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    TFS V1 is incompatible with WSS 3.0

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    There seems to have been a fair number of questions on this issue so Jason Barile wrote something up about it on his blog . We are working to add support for WSS 3.0 for the Orcas release of TFS. Brian
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    SD Times Article about TFS

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    SD Times recently posted an article about TFS (and about VS Orcas). I’m only going to talk about the TFS part of it here and leave any thoughts on the broader VS and Vista comments to others to comment on. I think it’s a good and balanced article. ...
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    Visual Studio Team System Chat - Wed, Nov 8th

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    Sorry for the late notice but we are having a Team System Chat tomorrow and I'm hoping lots of people will be there. The last one about a month ago was a record with something like 200 questions in 1 hour. I'll be there and happy to answer (as best I...
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    Revenge of the training that won't die

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    I have to start by apologizing profusely for how this whole training thing has gone. Personnally, I feel like an idiot for how many times we've said the training would be ready and then it wasn't or made it available only to take it away again. It's been...
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    A New Team System User's Group in Boston

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    It's really cool to see user's groups for Team System start to pop up around the country. Michael just announced a new one in Boston. I've offered to come up there and speak at it sometime in the spring. If you know of more user's groups let me know,...
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    Improvements for Continuous Integration using TFS

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    One of the big complaints we've gotten from customers trying to build a Continuous Integration or similar automated build and test system with VSTS has been around the difficulty of authoring and maintaining the test lists that identify what tests to...
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    Wrap up on CTP feedback

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    OK, I've digested the feedback from a variety of sources and want to play it back. As with any sufficiently involved topic, I won't capture everything everyone said but rather I'm just trying to capture the recurring patterns. So what I've heard is...
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    MSDN Chats on VSTS

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    We've been conducting fairly regular chats on VSTS. They've been very lively and we've good participation. The last one was November 8th and the transcript from it is here . We've got another one coming up on December 6th at 10am PST. Please join us if...
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