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August, 2010

  • Brian Harry's blog

    New MSDN Version Selector

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    This week, we added a new version selector for the default view of the MSDN library.  I’ve seen numerous cases in recent months of people being confused by finding help topics for the wrong version of VS and not realizing it.  This new selector...
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    Visual Studio Database Guide

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    Just recently, the Visual Studio Rangers published a new guidance document on best practices for using database projects in Visual Studio 2010. The guidance focuses on: Solution and Project Management Source Code Control and Configuration Management...
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    Database Permissions Required to Configure TFS

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    Recently a question came up through a customer about exactly what permission were needed to SQLServer in order to install/configure Team Foundation Server. One of the developers put together a list of exactly what the configuration process does to SQL...
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    Lab Management in Visual Studio 2010 is Now Final!

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    Today, we released the final update to the Lab Management features for the Visual Studio 2010 product family.  A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post with a bunch of details on the Lab Management capabilities and also explained recent licensing changes...
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    Backing up your TFS Server with Sharepoint and Reporting

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    Yesterday, I wrote a post on a new upcoming PowerTool to make backing up and restoring your TFS server easier than ever.  The post focused on a TFS Basic install that had no associated Sharepoint or Reporting data.  The great news is that if...
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    Backing up and Restoring your TFS Server

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    Backing up and restoring a TFS server can be daunting.  There are potentially a lot of services and a lot of steps.  As soon as we shipped TFS 2010, I knew we had to do something to improve it and we began talking about how we were going to...
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    Customizing TFS 2010 Process Guidance

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    We’ve just released 3 packages that will enable you to start with one of the 3 base TFS 2010 Process Guidance sets and customize it and deploy it to your installation.  Read Allen’s blog post on a way to do this with WebMatrix. The download links...
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    Some detail behind the CodePlex move to TFS 2010

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    A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a short post about the move of CodePlex from TFS 2008 to TFS 2010 and some of the benefits you’ll see from that. Today, I want to drill a bit deeper into the infrastructure changes that went along with it and some...
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    Another option to get data from Quality Center into TFS

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    Just recently, a new tool called Scrat was released.  It enables migrating artifacts from HP Quality Center to TFS.  It is the most comprehensive tool I know of, handling Requirements, Bugs, Test Cases, Attachments, History and Links between...
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    TFS Integration Platform Updated

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    We’ve just released a new version of the TFS Integration Platform.  This is the first “official, finished” release that contains the new synchronization architecture and adaptors for: TFS 2008 TFS 2010 ClearCase ClearQuest File System Previous versions...
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    Update on the TFS Upgrade Fix

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    A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about a moderately rare problem with upgrading from TFS 2005/2008 to TFS 20010.  Although the number of people affected is modest, the severity of the issue is bad enough that we decided to re-release all TFS images...
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    Windows and SQL Patches for TFS

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    My post on TFS updates a couple of weeks ago generated an internal discussion that resulted in the collection of all of the SQL and Windows updates we’ve had to apply to our Dogfood server to get it running well.  Now, you have to remember that our...
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    Configuring Microsoft Office Sharepoint Server with TFS 2010

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    I’ve heard numerous times from customers that getting MOSS configured properly to work with TFS 2010 in order to get the best dashboard and analytics experience is VERY difficult.  I have to say, I’ve done it myself a few times and there are a lot...
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    Lab Management News

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    There’s some exciting news about Visual Studio Lab Management today. You may recall that when we released VS/TFS 2010, we declared the Lab Management capability to be “Release Candidate” quality rather then “Released” quality...
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    TFS2010 on CodePlex

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    In the last week, we completed the upgrade of all TFS servers in Codeplex to TFS 2010.  As part of this, we consolidated from 10 individual TFS 2008 servers to a single TFS 2010 load balanced farm.  This makes management of the service even...
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    Announcing Visual Studio LightSwitch!

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    Today at VSLive!, Jason Zander announced a new Visual Studio product called LightSwitch.  It’s been in the works for quite some time now, as you might imagine.  Beta 1 of LightSwitch will be available on August 23rd – I’ll post again with a...
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    July 2010 Doc Updates for VS ALM

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    I suspect I’m eventually going to get bored with posting about the doc updates every month :)  But, I think it’s really cool that the doc team is now updating the online docs every month.  I’ve gotten a number of very positive customer comments...
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