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March, 2007

  • Brian Harry's blog

    Microsoft Acquires TeamPlain!

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    Today we are announcing that Microsoft has acquired DevBiz Business Solutions, the makers of the popular TeamPlain Web Access for Team System. TeamPlain is a web front end for VSTS that enables users to access the majority of TFS functionality from within...
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    Visual Studio Orcas March CTP is Available!

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    The Visual Studio "Orcas" March CTP is available and now contains TFS. In this you will find the majority of the feature work we plan to do for our Orcas release. I appreciate those of you who can look it over and give us feedback. Use http://connect...
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    TFS 2005 & SQL Server 2005 SP2

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    I've gotten a bunch of questions lately about whether or not TFS works with SQL SP2. I confirmed today that all of our Microsoft production instances of TFS (about 15 of them) are running SQL 2005 SP2. So I have pretty darned solid confirmation that it...
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    Visual Studio SP1 Refresh Releases!

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    Yesterday we released VS 2005 SP1 refresh (this is what we have, in the past, called the Vista GDR). Primarily it is a set of bug fixes to make VS 2005 work really well on Vista. You can read more about it here: http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/features...
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    March DevDiv Dogfood Statistics

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    Time for the monthly installment again :) I've been swamped lately and not able to make progress on my "Managing Quality" series. I'll get back to that shortly. This is the first monthly dogfood statistics update since the upgrade of the DevDiv dogfood...
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    Updated VS 2005 SDK Available

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    Wow, it's hard to keep up with all of the cool stuff for me to talk about! Yesterday we released an updated version of the VS SDK and it's full of lots of cool new stuff. You can download it here if you want to check it out. You can also read more about...
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    Dogfood Server Upgrade - End of Week 1

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    The first week of the Orcas Dogfood server upgrade will end today. It's been a fantastic (if hectic) week. After the initial spate of issues we hit Monday, it quieted down pretty quickly. We got the significant issues fixed on Tuesday and have been making...
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    SD West and the Jolt Awards

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    On Monday of this week I was in San Jose at the SD West conference to give a keynote. I'm told that a couple of years ago we (Microsoft) gave a "marketing" keynote and the audience was extremely dissatisfied. So I went in with a very different approach...
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    DevDiv Dogfood Status Update

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    The deployment of Orcas to the DevDiv dogfood server finished ahead of schedule this weekend. We completed the procedure by Saturday night thanks to hard work from the IT team and key people on the TFS team assisting. We spent Sunday shaking out a couple...
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    New Guidance on TFS

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    Check out the newly released guidance that the Patterns and Practices team has been working on for TFS: http://blogs.msdn.com/jmeier/archive/2007/03/26/vsts-guidance-project-update.aspx It includes: Explained: Branching in Team Foundation Server...
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    Orcas Dogfood Upgrade - CPU Utilization

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    I think we've got enough data now that we can put a stake in the ground about where we stand on CPU utilization improvements. We've still got a bit more tuning and improvements to make but it's probably within 10% of where it will turn out. We've made...
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    Orcas Dogfood Upgrade - I/O Statistics Delayed

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    We got some I/O statistics on Friday night. Unfortunately it was not what I was looking for. The version control drives were omitted from the collection and there was much less sproc analysis than I expected. The ops team is going back to replan what...
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    Free TeamPrise License for CodePlex users

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    It's great to see that TeamPrise has announced availability of a free license of their Eclipse and Unix/Mac TFS clients for accessing CodePlex. This will expand the breadth of people who can conveniently participate in and contribute to CodePlex projects...
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    Some Cool Posts

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    I've seen some cool posts on our product over the past few days that I wanted to bring to your attention. Jeff published a list of useful links to information on testing with Team System . Ameya published an interesting post on using Visio to...
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    TFS Branching Guidance

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    We get lots of questions about how to organize version control in TFS, particularly around branching. We've wrtten a white paper describing branching approaches and best practices. A lot of this is based on who we do it internally. Jeff wrote a longer...
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