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June, 2010

  • Brian Harry's blog

    VS 2010 Architecture Tooling Guidance

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    The Ranger team has released a new CodePlex project that contains some good guidance for using the architecture tools in VS 2010.  It is very scenario oriented and includes hands on labs that walk you through using the tools to solve some real world...
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    New Visual Studio ALM Developer Center on MSDN

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    We’ve recently published a new MSDN section focusing on the ALM aspects of Visual Studio.  There’s some pretty good content there to help you learn about our offerings and over time we’ll be adding more.  We’ve got a bunch of “How-To” videos...
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    Last Call: TFS 2010 Beta 2 and RC Expiring June 30th

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    Yep, that’s right TFS 2010 Beta 2 and RC are expiring in 2 days.  When June 30th comes, they will completely stop working.  Over the past couple of weeks I’ve seen an increasing number of customers who’ve let the deadline sneak up on them and...
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    TFS 2010 Upgrade Issue

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    We have discovered a potentially serious issue that can affect upgrades from TFS 2005 or TFS 2008 to TFS 2010. The issue is triggered by a specific pattern of labels, renames, deletes and/or branches that existed before the upgrade. Once the upgrade is...
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    BizTalk 2010 Beta is available

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    I've had numerous conversations with customers about the frustrations of lack of synchronization of products coming out of Microsoft. For instance, the fact that you can't use VS 2010 to do BizTalk 2006 development. I continue to advocate inside the company...
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    Update to the WCF Load Test tool is available

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    Yesterday, the Rangers released an update to the WCF Load Test tool that fixed some bugs and added support for integrating with VS 2010 Ultimate. Check it out: http://wcfloadtest.codeplex.com/ Brian
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    Visual Studio Modeling Feature Pack Available!

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    In a post a week or so ago, I introduced the notion of Feature Packs .  Now I get to tell you about the availability of the first one!  I intended to post the same day but I sat down to play with the feature pack to make sure I understood what...
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    InRelease from InCycle

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    I’ve heard increasing interest from customers in tools to help them plan, manage and execute the release management process.  I was thrilled when, a few months ago, Claude stopped by and demoed for me a new tool that InCycle is building called “InRelease...
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    May ALM Documentation Update Available

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    In recent years, we have tried to move to a model of producing updates to the documentation on a more frequent basis rather than just synchronizing it with the product schedule. Inevitably the documentation lags behind the product a bit (you can’t...
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    Announcing the first Visual Studio Pro Power Tools!

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    I’m VERY pleased to announce the latest addition to the Visual Studio Power Tools line-up – the Visual Studio Pro Power Tools . Over the past few years, Power Tools have been such a successful way to deliver compelling value to customers quickly...
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    TFS Integration Tools Beta Available!

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    Long ago, we created something called the TFS Migration and Synchronization Toolkit.  The purpose was to enable TFS to interoperate with other systems.  We got a ton of feedback that it was WAY too hard to use.  It required WAY too much...
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    What on Earth is a Feature Pack?

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    If you’ve been following my blog for a while, then you’ve heard about these things we call “Power Tools”.  You might have even tried them out and found out they could be darned useful :)  We’ll if you’ve been following my blog long enough, you...
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    A Scrum Process Template for TFS

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    Since TFS 2005, we have delivered two process templates with TFS: MSF Agile and MSF for CMMI.  Our goal with MSF Agile was to create a relatively simple process template for teams doing Agile software development.  We designed it to enable a...
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    Security Development Lifecycle for TFS 2010

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    Just recently, the SDL team at Microsoft released an update for their Secure Development Lifecycle process template for TFS 2010.  You can download the new MSF Agile + SDL template for free and give it a spin. You can read the details on the SDL...
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    VS 2010 and SourceSafe

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    Several times in recent days I’ve been asked whether or not SourceSafe 2005 works with VS 2010.  I thought I had blogged about this before but couldn’t find it.  The answer is yes.  However, you should install this hot fix .  It is...
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