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May, 2009

  • Brian Harry's blog

    TFS 2010 Work Item Tracking

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    In my last 2010 post, I covered Setup, Admin & Ops. In this post I’m going to cover work item tracking features. The truth, however, is that the lines between the next 3 posts are going to be pretty blurry. I’ve tried to think about ways to partition...
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    TFS 2010 Project Management

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    This is the second in the set of 3 TFS 2010 feature posts around project management. The first was on Work Item Tracking enhancements. This one is on general project management improvements that I can’t fit into a category :) And the third will be on...
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    Issues installing 2010 Beta 1

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    As with every Beta release, there are a set of gotchas that you have to look out for when installing. My primary guidance is to read the readme file. Lots of stuff we know about is in there. I'll call out a few things here as I see them become stumbling...
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    VS 2005 support for TFS 2010

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    A few weeks ago I wrote a blog post talking about some of our TFS 2010 feature set – I’m referring to the one on Admin & Setup. In that post I talked about compatibility and supported dependency versions. One of the things that I mentioned was that...
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    The Microsoft SDL Process Template – Making Secure Code Easier

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    I wanted to let you know that the Microsoft Security Development Lifecycle team has just announced a new offering that makes writing secure code easier! This morning they released the Microsoft SDL Process Template for Visual Studio Team System. ...
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    VS/VSTS 2010 and .NET 4.0 Beta 1 is Available!

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    Today at 10:00am PST, the Beta 1 download for Visual Studio 2010, Visual Studio Team System 2010 and .NET 4.0 is available to MSDN subscribers.  It will be available to the general public on Wednesday.  MSDN subscribers can download it from...
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    DevDiv TFS Database Sizes

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    Someone asked me the other day how big to expect the relative sizes of TFS databases to be.  At the time all I had time to say was “Over time TfsVersionControl will dwarf everything else”.  This weekend, I finally had a few minutes to sit down...
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    Customizing TFS to fit your process

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    Customizing TFS to fit your process can be a significant undertaking if you have an involved and detailed process.  Our tools can guidance for doing this could certainly use some work to help stream line it.  Kathryn Elliott, one of the people...
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    Lessons from the last few days

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    Twice in the past few days I've had the opportunity to be reminded that one shouldn't forget lessons of the past - one of the opportunities was personal and the other was professional. The personal one happened yesterday on my farm. The family was...
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    Upgrading a TFS 2008 server to TFS 2010 Beta 1

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    I don't expect too many of you will try this given that this is a Beta 1 release and there's no broad go-live license or support associated with it, but for those of you out there that are interested, I've got some useful information for you. Upgrading...
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    VS/VSTS 2010 and .NET 4.0 Beta 1 are now publicly available!

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    On Monday we released Beta 1 for MSDN subscribers.  Today at 10am PDT, we are making it available to anyone who wants to download it.  We’re excited to reach this big milestone in the journey of shipping 2010 and we’re eagerly anticipating your...
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    The Microsoft SDL Process Template and the Future

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    I’ve seen a flurry of feedback since I announced the Microsoft SDL template. I’d summarize much of that feedback as “We don’t want a single template that results in secure code development. We use a variety of templates and we want all of our development...
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    Conchango's SCRUM for Team System support for VSTS 2010

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    Conchango (EMC) is working on an update for their popular SCRUM template for Team System to enhance it for VSTS 2010. You can read about their plans here: http://blogs.conchango.com/stuartpreston/archive/2009/05/19/scrum-for-team-system-v3-0-plans.aspx...
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    Recent TFS add-ons

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    Fairly often people send me pointers to new Team System/TFS tools and releases. I try not to blog about each and every one but rather batch them up and then occasionally do a summary post about the new ones I've heard about. Some of them are free and...
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