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  • Blog Post: VS/TFS 2012 Release Candidate expiring

    I’m starting to receive mails from a number of people observing that their installs of the 2012 Release Candidate are approaching expiration on Jan 15.  That’s just over a week away.  I’m being asked if there’s some way to extend the expiration because the customer isn’t ready to upgrade. ...
  • Blog Post: Git-TF 2.0.1 Released

    Today we shipped a new binary release of the Git-TF tools.  We did a deployment of the Team Foundation Service yesterday and one of the things that changed was the way that we do basic authentication.  We are currently doing some work to make talking to TFS easier, this will help people building...
  • Blog Post: Team Foundation Service Update – Jan 7

    The results of our sprint 41 were deployed today.  You can read the news about them on the release notes . Because of the holidays it was a pretty modest sprint.  The biggest end user feature was making the new send work items via email feature work on the backlog as well as on work item queries...
  • Blog Post: Bugs in TFS Update 1

    I’ve posted here the list of bugs that we’ve found in our TFS 2012 Update 1. We’ve got a hot fix in final testing now. I’ll post a link as soon as it is available and we’ll be updating the Update 1 download pages to reference it. Installing the patch will address all the...
  • Blog Post: Team Explorer Extensibility

    We redesigned the Team Explorer window in TFS 2012.  Previously, it was simple tree control with limited flexibility.  In 2012, we made it richer page navigation system that enables much more control over data presentation.  We’ve also received a bunch of feedback on things people don...
  • Blog Post: Retrospective on TFS 2012 Update 1

    In late November I made a tour of a few cities in Europe, speaking about VS/TFS 2012 and application lifecycle management.  One of the talks I gave a couple of times was about how we are managing our new release cadence.  We are shipping a service every 3 weeks and a new on premises server...
  • Blog Post: Team Explorer Everywhere Update 1

    I recently posted about the Team Foundation Server Update 1 release alongside Visual Studio Update 1, but I also wanted to take some time to call out that we also shipped Update 1 of Team Explorer Everywhere on the same day. There has been a version of our Eclipse and cross-platform tooling available...
  • Blog Post: Sidekicks is available for TFS 2012

    Attrice has now updated their Sidekicks to support TFS 2012.  Read more here: http://www.attrice.info/blog/2012/12/06/team-foundation-sidekicks-for-2012-available/ Brian
  • Blog Post: Team Foundation Service Update – Dec 10

    Today we deployed our sprint 40 update to the Team Foundation Service .  You can read more about it on the release notes . We continued to make progress adding valuable components to the build images.  We have two significant issues with our build images at the moment and both will be solved...
  • Blog Post: TFS 2012 Management Pack Available

    We have just about finished shipping the 2012 versions of all of the various pieces that complement Team Foundation Server.  Last week we shipped the SCOM management pack for TFS 2012 .  It works with System Center Operations Manager 2007 SP1 and 2012.  We didn’t add any major new features...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio, TFS and the Egyptian elections

    A little over a year ago, I was contacted by someone responsible for helping the new Egyptian government build the software necessary to run their first elections.  It was clearly a profound time for the country and for the world.  They took the responsibility of having robust, trustworthy...
  • Blog Post: New Power Tools for Update 1 are available

    Today we shipped updated TFS 2012 Power Tools for Update 1.  The team worked hard to ship the Power Tools update very close to the official release of VS/TFS update 1 and this is the first time we’ve ever accomplished in the same week.  Congrats the the people involved. There aren’t very many...
  • Blog Post: Confirmed hiccup upgrading build agents with Update 1

    We have identified and issue (I’ve seen 2 customer reports) where users get an error configuring build agents after installing TFS 2012 Update 1.  The error will say “TF30040: The database is not correctly configured.  Contact your Team Foundation Server administrator” It is not actually a...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2012 Update 1 is available

    ***UPDATE Nov-29*** We've confirmed a report of an issue that can occur during upgrades. It's not serious but you will want to read here for more details: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/bharry/archive/2012/11/29/confirmed-hiccup-upgrading-build-agents-with-update-1.aspx Read more about it on Soma’s...
  • Blog Post: Team Foundation Service Update – Nov 19th

    Sprint 39 is now done and deployed.  As always, you can see the latest on the service on the service release notes: http://tfs.visualstudio.com/en-us/home/news/ Sprint 39 was another modest release.  We went through a pretty big reorganization after VS 2012 shipped and it has taken a couple...
  • Blog Post: Git-TF 2.0 update available

    Yesterday, we released our second major version of Git-TF.  To refresh your memory, Git-TF allows developers to use Git locally and “sync-up” with a central TFS server.  It’s a particularly nice way to, for example, enable integrated version control is XCode but still participate in a team...
  • Blog Post: Team Foundation Service RTM

    Today, we announced that the Team Foundation Service has released.  Read more about it on the service web site here: http://tfs.visualstudio.com/en-us/home/news/ . I wanted to provide a bit of my own commentary (beyond what I put on the web site news)… Our original plan was to hold RTM until all...
  • Blog Post: Manual testing in the browser

    In my Update 1 preview post 6 weeks ago, I described a new capability enabling test case management and manual testing from within a browser, rather than having to install Test Professional on the target machine.  Unfortunately, we had to make the decision a couple of weeks ago to pull that from...
  • Blog Post: Team Foundation Service Updates – Oct 29th

    Yesterday, we deployed our sprint 38 work to the service. You can read the release notes on the service here: http://tfspreview.com/en-us/home/news/2012/oct-29/ Other than some bug fixes, this sprint was primarily about our build automation features. We announced the new build drops feature, the ability...
  • Blog Post: RedGate supports Team Foundation Service

    RedGate now supports connecting to http://tfspreview.com . Read more here: http://sqlblog.com/blogs/andy_leonard/archive/2012/10/08/redgate-sql-source-control-and-tfspreview.aspx Brian
  • Blog Post: Team Foundation Service Update - Oct 9 and VS 2012 Update 1 CTP

    Yesterday, two significant things happened (ok, maybe more than that, but two I'm going to talk about :)). Like clock work, we deployed our end-of-sprint update to the Team Foundation Service . You can read more about it in the update news . We also released a CTP of Visual Studio 2012 Update 1...
  • Blog Post: Team Foundation Service Updates 9/17

    Yesterday we published a new update for the Team Foundation Service. You can read more about what’s in it here: http://tfspreview.com/en-us/home/news/2012/sep-17/ A couple of notes… You’ll notice that the release notes, this week, were written by Aaron Bjork rather than me. Aaron...
  • Blog Post: TFS 2012 Power Tools are now available!

    I know many of you have been waiting patiently.  I apologize for the delay.  They actually shipped yesterday but I didn’t have time to write a blog post about it until tonight. Team Foundations Server 2012 Power Tools A few reminders about how Power Tools work and comments on this release…...
  • Blog Post: TFS Shipping Cadence

    I’ve been meaning to write about this for a while but somehow the days just slip by and I never find the time. Team Foundation Service If you are a reader of my blog then you’ve been seeing my posts on our service updates for months now.  But let me rewind a bit and start at the beginning. About...
  • Blog Post: Team Foundation Service Updates 8/27

    It’s that time again!  Today we deployed the results of our latest sprint (Sprint 35) to Team Foundation Service . You can read the release notes here: http://tfspreview.com/en-us/home/news/2012/aug-27/ As usual, it might take a few hours for all features to show up in all accounts. Note, we’ve...
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