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August, 2011

  • Brian Harry's blog

    Version Control Model Enhancements in TFS 11

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    One of the more difficult things for developers with TFS today is the “Workspace”. A workspace is a mapping of code out of a TFS server onto your hard drive and defines all of the rules of how your local operations on those files relate to...
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    Aug ‘11 TFS Power Tools coming soon

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    We’re in final testing for the August release of the TFS Power Tools.  I’ve been playing around with it for the past couple of days and it’s looking really good.  In this post I’ll give you a sneak preview of what is coming and then, as soon...
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    A comment on performance

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    If you check out our User Voice site, 4 of the top 5 voted items have to do with performance.  Over the next few months I’ll comment about some of the work we are doing around VS performance (and there has been a lot).  But I just got some data...
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    Merge enhancements in TFS 11

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    Here’s the next post in my series of “Developers are raving fans” enhancements coming in TFS 11.  My last post was on workspace improvements . One of the things we consistently get customer feedback on in TFS 2010 is that merging is still too complicated...
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    TFS 2010 Cumulative Update republished

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    Finally. Yesterday we republished the TFS 2010 SP1 Cumulative update. You'll find the download here: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=26211 You can read my original article about it to learn more: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/bharry...
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    VS Release cadence question

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    In my post on MTM performance , Lachlan asked if we plan to start releasing VS more often. I wrote an answer but it got so long that I decided to turn it into a post instead. Here it is... As for release cadence, it's a complicated question. We've...
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    18 Months of Developer Division Releases

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    I realized it’s not really right for me to say we’ve shipped 75 releases in the past 18 months and then leave you to guess what they were.  I asked Jeff for the slide he presented and have copied the data here.  It’s roughly categorized. ...
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    August '11 TFS Power Tools are available!

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    Yesterday we released the latest version of the TFS Power Tools that I described here Here are the links: TFS 2010 Power Tools MSSCCI Provider Build Extensions **UPDATE**: Here's a new "short" link to the main VS Power Tools landing...
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    Developer Tools Deployment Planning Services

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    When you purchase Software Assurance along with your software purchases from Microsoft, you get Deployment Planning Services“ credits. These credits can be spent on deployment planning training/consulting on all manner of Microsoft software. This...
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    Sequencing VS 2010 with App-V

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    For all of you who have been waiting to create App-V images of VS 2010, it’s finally possible.  You’ll need VS 2010 + SP1 + 1 patch and App-V 4.6 SP1.  Here’s some instructions for how to do it. You might wonder why it hasn’t just always worked...
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    What a week!

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    Every year, on the farm, I pick a few “big” projects to do.  Earlier this year I built cattle handling facilities.  I’m also building goat fencing - and if you think that’s a small feat, you just haven’t been around goats.  A friend of...
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