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February, 2010

  • Brian Harry's blog

    TFS 2010 RC Power Tools are Available!

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    Thank you very much for your patience. We have just released an RC compatible build of the Power Tools. The Team Members Power Tool features now work in this build! Other than that, it just contains additional bug fixes and compatibility with the RC....
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    TFS 2010 RC Power Tools

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    After answering the first half dozen or so questions I got about Power Tool availability (within hours of announcing the RC on Monday :)), I kind of stopped. The truth is that we had not planned on producing RC compatible Power Tools. We did them for...
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    A TFS 2010 Upgrade success story

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    Today, I saw a nice report from one of our MVPs about their experience updating their production TFS server to the TFS 2010 RC: http://blog.hinshelwood.com/archive/2010/02/10/upgrading-from-tfs-2010-beta-2-to-tfs-2010-rc.aspx I wanted to share it for...
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    VS 2010/.NET 4 Release Candidate is Available for MSDN subscribers

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    This afternoon we published the 2010 release candidate for MSDN subscribers. You can download it here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/dd582936.aspx . While the release candidate doesn't include every SKU, it includes most everything you might...
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    Creating Sharepoint and Reporting sites after the fact

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    In TFS 2010, we made integration of TFS with Sharepoint and SQL Reporting Services optional. You can choose not to install them, you can choose not to create sites even if they are installed, etc. As part of this, you can also configure your TFS server...
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    Upgrading to the TFS 2010 RC

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    Bryan Krieger has put together a very thorough document on upgrading to the RC: http://blogs.msdn.com/bkrieger/archive/2010/02/03/tfs-2010-beta2-to-rc-upgrade-guide.aspx It's kind of long because it covers almost every form of upgrade you might consider...
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    Secure Development Lifecycle Process Templates

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    We’ve been working with the Secure Development Lifecycle team and Microsoft for quite a while now and they’ve done some excellent work to educate customers on how to build secure applications.  They’ve provided some great guidance and tools and made...
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    A new Codeplex project for bulk work item manipulation

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    I just heard about a new Codeplex project for bulk changes to work items. Excel is a good solution for many bulk changes but we really don't have a great solution for rapidly changing a lot of work item links. This looks like it might be a useful tool...
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    Support for the 2010 RC

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    Like Beta 2, the RC is a supported, "go live" release, able to be used in a production environment. If you already acquired your support ID for Beta 2, it will continue to work for the RC. If you haven't gotten it yet, here's how you can: http://blogs...
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    Multi-touch fix for VS 2010 RC available

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    The most commonly reported problem with the Release Candidate is a bug that causes crashes in IntelliSense when used on a multitouch capable system. We've released a patch for the RC to address this issue. You can download it here: http://connect.microsoft...
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    New 2010 Guidance from the Rangers

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    The Visual Studio ALM Rangers, have been busy at work putting together some great guidance for helping customers get ready to put the 2010 release into production.  If you’d like to learn more about getting going with our 2010 release, check these...
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    Upgrading a TFS 2008 Server from SQL 2005 to SQL 2008

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    Someone forwarded me a blog post with a pretty thorough recounting of their experiences upgrading SQL in a TFS install. This is the kind of thing we have worked very hard to make better in 2010. While the SQL and Sharepoint parts of such config changes...
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    Learn about VS 2010 in Canada

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    The Microsoft field team in Canada is running a series of events across the great white north, targeting existing customers and people who want to understand the new capabilities coming in Visual Studio 2010, as well as understand the impacts of licensing...
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