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November, 2007

  • Brian Harry's blog

    2008 Installation Questions

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    Now that the 2008 wave of developer products has shipped I've seen a ton of questions about downloading and installing them. In this post I'm going to tackle answers to all of the questions I've seen around VSTS/TFS. 1) Hey you guys say you shipped...
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    Update on Akamai download problems

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    In my "questions..." post, I referenced a blog post by Richard Hundhausen detailing his bad experience using the Akamai download manager to get VS 2008. It appears it has been a very hot topic in the blogosphere. People have been working not stop to address...
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    TFS Licensing Change for TFS 2008

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    We made one significant licensing change for TFS with the release of TFS 2008. We've gotten a lot of feedback over the past 2 years that there are classes of users who make very light use of TFS and for those users a $500 CAL (list price) is just too...
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    Upcoming Power Tool Release for TFS 2008

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    Now that the 2008 wave of products have shipped, many of you are probably beginning to ask yourselves - "hey, what about the Power Tools"?  I know this because I've been bombarded with emails about it today :) We have a plan :)  I...
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    Update for Visual SourceSafe coming

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    We are working on an update for Visual SourceSafe 2005 to make it work with VS 2008. We had originally planned to have it available at the same time as VS 2008 downloads went live but we hit a last minute bug that is taking a little time to work out....
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    VS/VSTS/TFS 2008 are Shipping!

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    Today (Nov 19th, 2007) we released Visual Studio and Visual Studio Team System (including Team Foundation Server) 2008.  It may seem a bit anti-climactic after all of the CTPs and Betas along the way, however, it's a thrill to have it done, broadly...
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    VSTS Web Access Power Tool for Team System 2008 released!

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    Today we are releasing the "final" TFS 2008 based release of the Web Access Power Tool .  I put "final" in quotes because the release model for Power Tools is a little different than for our major product versions.  Rather...
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    A new TFS to TFS Migration Tool

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    What's that you ask and why would I want it? As you know TFS stores a ton of lifecycle data about application development - source code, change history, tasks, bugs, historical data, ...  If you use the TFS client tools, all of that data goes in...
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    VS/VSTS/TFS 2008 Release is near!

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    Yesterday at TechEd in Europe, Soma announced that the 2008 wave of developer products (VS, VSTS, TFS & .NET 3.5) will ship this month (November). We've been saying for a long time now that it would be this year but, despite repeated requests, we...
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    Good Article on DBPro & Team Build

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    Gert Drapers wrote an article on using VSTS Database Edition with TFS's "Team Build" automated build feature. Check it out... Brian
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    November Rosario CTP is available

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    It's a bit of an anticlimax in the shadow of the Visual Studio 2008 RTM last week, but the Microsoft Visual Studio Team System Code Name 'Rosario' November 2007 CTP is now available for download.  Those you you who don't enjoy living on the bleeding...
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    Revitalizing the VS hotfix downloads

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    In my last post, I referred to "a couple" of VS2008 initiatives that we are breathing new life into. In that post I talked about our specification sharing process for Rosario. The second one we've been reinvigorating is our publicly available downloads...
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    November '07 DevDiv Dogfood Statistics

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    It's been a while since I wrote about the DevDiv TFS statistics.  Sorry about that, I guess it's just been a really busy summer.  Usage continues to climb steadily and we are just now beginning the rollout to the rest of DevDiv.  The next...
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    Update #1 to Installation Questions

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    We have tracked down the URL for downloading Team Explorer 2008 from microsoft.com (when I first wrote the post I wrote that I didn't know where it was). The url is: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=0ED12659-3D41-4420-BBB0-A46E51BFCA86&displaylang...
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    VSTS codename 'Rosario' Specifications begin to arrive

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    During the VS 2008 product cycle, we started several new initiatives to increase transparency.  Some of them continued strong and some of them sputtered.  We are breathing new life into a couple of them.  The first to be reinvigorated it...
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    Update #2 on Installation Questions

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    The problems with getting TFS Workgroup Edition from MSDN Subscriber downloads should now be resolved. It has now been made available to all appropriately licensed subscribers and should show up in your list of download choices. If you still can't see...
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    Visual Studio 2008 SDK has been released

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    Along with the RTM of VS/VSTS/TFS 2008 and .NET 3.5 this week, we have released a compatible version of the Visual Studio SDK . The changes to the TFS portion of this SDK are fairly minimal. We updated all of the TFS samples so that there are both VB...
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    New 2008 features

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    I didn't post a big list of features with my announcement post an hour or so ago.  However, here is a pointer to the final list of TFS 2008 features I posted a couple of months ago. http://blogs.msdn.com/bharry/archive/2007/08/08/final-tfs-2008-feature...
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    Team System MSDN Chat on December 5th

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    We have another MSDN hosted chat coming on December 5th. This would be a great time to ask all of your remaining last minute questions about VS/VSTS/TFS 2008 and .NET 3.5 now that they have shipped. As we've been doing, we'll have 2 at different times...
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