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October, 2009

  • Brian Harry's blog

    Sharepoint log files growing out of control

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    As part of the Beta 2 evaluation process, I've seen a couple of reports of customers having problems with Sharepoint log files growing out of control - gigabytes in just a few minutes. Needless to say, it fills up disks and creates all kinds of havoc...
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    Beta 2 survey is available

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    As part of our efforts to collect as much feedback on Beta 2 as we can, we've posted a survey that we hope you'll fill out. It's 11 multiple choice questions and 3 free form answer questions. If you've had a chance to try Beta 2, please take the time...
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    Performance of VS Beta 2

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    I'm starting to get very mixed messages about people's satisfaction with performance in Beta 2. Clearly performance in Beta 1 was bad. We knew that. We did a lot of work in Beta 2 to make it better and I've heard a lot of people comment on how much better...
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    Managing your work with TFS and Telerik

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    Check out Telerik's new tool for managing work on TFS . It's got a task board, iteration planning tools, and some generally cool query/filter capabilities. They've just released a version that works with TFS 2010 Beta 2. I saw a demo late last week and...
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    Support for VS 2010 Beta 2

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    As you may know, we are offering a "go-live" agreement for Beta 2. As part of that, we are making support available. Of course news groups and other avenues are available but I mean a live person on the phone helping you (assuming the hours match up ...
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    Going Live with Beta 2

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    Jeff Beehler wrote a good post on what it means to "go-live" on Beta 2 and steps you need to take in order to get support. The only thing I'd add to his post is a little tempering of "high standards of quality". I want everyone to understand that it is...
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    More resources for 2010 Beta 2

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    We've been working on a bunch of training content - videos, labs, etc to help you get up to speed on the 2010 wave of products. Check out http://r.ch9.ms/vs2010b2f for videos and a like to the Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4.0 Training Kit download. ...
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    Beta 2 documentation survey

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    It's probably a bit early yet. But once you've had a change to play with Beta 2 and look at the docs, the doc team here at MS would like some feedback from you so that they know where to focus their remaining work. They've created a survey to help them...
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    Beta 2 is now available to the public

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    All the great stuff you've been reading about for the past few days is now available for you to try out. Check out: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=151797 Brian
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    Upgrading from TFS 2005/2008 to TFS 2010

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    Lots of people are trying out TFS 2010 now and they want to import their 2005/2008 data. Here are some good things to know as you think through this: The TFS installation guide is a great resource in helping you understand your upgrade options: ...
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    TFS 2010 Compatibility with Older Clients

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    We've worked hard to make sure TFS 2010 is usable from all clients that can access TFS 2005 and 2008 in order to make your upgrade to TFS 2010 easier. Unfortunately, the changes in 2010 are significant enough it will require patches/updates to older clients...
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    Learning about VS 2010 Beta 2

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    There’s going to be a ton of content coming out over the next few days and weeks to help you understand what all is in the 2010 release and how to get started with it.  One great source of information is Channel 9 .  Brian has already put up...
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    VS 2010 Licensing Changes

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    The big news, along with the announcement of VS 2010 Beta 2 availability, are all the licensing changes that go along with it. I won’t go into all of them here because it’s pretty long. I just want to communicate the philosophy and the high points. Our...
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    VS 2010 Beta 2 is Now Available for MSDN Subscriber Download

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    This includes: VS 2010 .NET 4.0 TFS 2010 The VS Beta also includes the features formerly known as Team System role SKUS. Very shortly I’ll be writing a post on the packaging changes we are making to combine and simplify the VS/VSTS products...
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    TeamCompanion 2.2 released

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    A new version of the TeamCompanion for Outlook product that provides integration of TFS work items into your Outlook experience has just been released. I've heard a log of great things about TeamCompanion from customers. If you are looking for a better...
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    Synchronizing two TFS servers

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    I've seen a lot of questions lately about synchronizing one TFS server with another. I think the heightened interest in this scenario has been brought on by the announcement of the TFS Basic installation option. People are starting to think of new and...
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    Thinking about the future of TFS installation

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    I've posted over the past several months about the great advances we've made in the TFS installation experience. As we start to wrap up work on TFS 2010, we're starting to think about the future (beyond 2010 :)). One of the things that has interested...
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    Going Live with TFS Beta 2

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    TFS Beta 2 is just around the corner and it's going to be the first pre-release with a "go-live" license. This means that we'll support customers putting it into production and we'll ensure upgrades from Beta 2 to RTM work so you don't lose any data....
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    Seven steps for manually integrating SDL into your team project

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    A few months ago, the Microsoft SDL team released their SDL Process Template for VSTS 2008 . When I blogged about the release, a number of you responded back to me that you wanted to have something like this that you could add to your existing team projects...
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    Two free security tools from Microsoft SDL team

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    The SDL team here at Microsoft released a couple of new tools recently to help development teams verify the security of their software before they ship. BinScope Binary Analyzer and MiniFuzz File Fuzzer are both being offered as free downloads. The team...
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    TFS 2010 for SourceSafe Users

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    We started building SourceSafe in January 1992 in the vacated dining room of the house belonging to one of my partners. Within a couple of short years SourceSafe went from concept to major success and was acquired by Microsoft in 1994, soon after which...
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