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July, 2007

  • Brian Harry's blog

    Team System Web Access Power Tool Available!

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    Today we released the first "official" power tool release of Team System Web Access. You can download it from here . Let me put this in context. When Microsoft first acquired DevBiz, we provided v1.0 of TeamPlain for download. Based on customer demand...
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    More VSTS chats coming

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    With Beta 2 out the door now, we are having a new set of MSDN chats to talk about what's new and what's coming. Please join the product team! Following our recent tradition, we'll be having 2 chats at different times to accomodate people in different...
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    Help installing VS 2008 Beta 2

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    I suspect many of you will be trying to install VS 2008 Beta 2 in the near future. If you run into any problems, you can go to the following MSDN forums to look for help. The setup team has committed to monitoring them closely as people get over the hump...
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    New TFS offline support in Beta 2

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    Matias did a very nice write up of the new TFS version control offline support that is now available in Beta 2. I thought it would be good to share it with you. He mentions one issue about having to close and reopen the solution - we are looking into...
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    Upgrading to Orcas Beta 2

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    With Orcas Beta 2 now available, I'm starting to see questions about the upgrade process and the availability and interoperability of other components (that don't ship in the box with Orcas). Let me try to clear some of this up. VSTS Web Access - This...
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    Orcas Beta 2 download URLs

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    Here's a long list of download urls to help you quickly find what you need... All the downloads are live!!! Below are links to landing pages as well as individual SKU downloads: · Marketing launchpad http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/...
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    Orcas Beta 2 is Available!

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    Unfortunately, I don't have much time to write something up right now, but I wanted to let you know that Orcas Beta 2 is available today. You can download it here: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/default.aspx You can also read more about it...
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    An interesting Agile viewport into TFS

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    David Anderson (who used to work on the MSF team here a Microsoft) continues to be a strong advocate of Agile development practices and has an interesting idea for how to manage a virtual whiteboard based on TFS work items. http://www.agilemanagement...
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    A Rosario Milestone

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    Yesterday, we signed off on the release of the first CTP for our Rosario release of VSTS. Rosario, as you may recall, is the code name for the release of VSTS that will follow the VS/VSTS 2008 (Orcas) release. We have not (and will not soon) be announcing...
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    Finalized guidance published for WSS 3.0 support with TFS 2005

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    Jeff Beehler blogged today about the final release of the WSS 3.0 guidance . It hasn't changed much from the "pre-release" version but has incorporated some feedback. If you have already successfully used the guidance, you are set. If not, you can check...
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    Update on adoption of TFS at Microsoft

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    Our internal adoption team produced an update on our status this week and I thought I'd share the results with you. We're now up to 21 TFS instances in production, hosting a total of 734 projects about 5,600 users. 2 of those instances are running an...
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    SR1 of VSTS for Database Professionals released

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    Yesterday we released a servicing release for VSTS database role product. The improvements include: • Cross-database references Support is improved to enable you to reference objects in different databases by using database project references or referencing...
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    Cool checkin policy

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    Someone forwarded this link to me the other day. We get requests fairly often for a checkin policy that enforces comments. Often enough that we released one as part of our Power Tools a few months ago. However, this one looks better than ours. I haven...
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    Orcas and Team Projects

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    One of the concerns I hear pretty frequently is about the number of Team Projects that a TFS server will support. Bill Essary wrote an extensive paper a while back on what limits TFS has, why and what behavior you will see as you approach and exceed the...
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    Cool tool for requirements test coverage

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    A few days ago someone forwarded me some links to a tool for determining test coverage (code coverage) on requirements rather than assemblies, classes and methods (which VSTS provides out of the box). I finally got a chance to look over it today. It looks...
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    Reminder - MSDN Chat today

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    I wanted to remind everyone that we have 2 MSDN chats with the Team System team today. The first is at 10:00am pacific time and the second at 4:00pm pacific time. I will definitely be at the first but may not make the second as it is at 7:00pm eastern...
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    TFS Migration and Synchronization Toolkit is Available!

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    Last week we released the "final" version of the TFS Migration & Synchronization Toolkit. I say "final" because nothing is ever final (particularly when we provide source and put it on CodePlex :)). The toolkit is designed to make it easy to do both...
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