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  • Brian Harry's blog

    iOS, iPhone & iPad storyboarding

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    ***Update***: when   I first wrote this a couple of hours ago, the link to the iPad shapes was broken so I didn’t mention them.  It’s since been fixed so I’m adding it to this post.  Clearly there’s a lot of overlap between the iPhone &...
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    Oct '08 TFS Power Tools are Available!

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    Yes, I know it's November now :( We had originally planned to release them about two weeks ago but an early release to our MVP showed us that we still had work left to do to really get it ready. You can read about all the cool new stuff in this release...
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    The first TFS 2010 patch is available

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    As part of getting ready to ship, one of our exercises is to make sure we can service the product once it ships.  We do this by releasing a few "test" patches for the Beta 2 release.  At the same time, we like to include a few fixes...
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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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    New TFS Power Toys Available!

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    We've been working hard over the past several months and today we are releasing some of the fruits of that labor. There's a lot of news in this post so I'll try to organize it well. Official support for the TFS MSSCCI provider! The TFS MSSCCI...
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    Second TFS 2010 Beta 2 Patch is Available

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    The second of our TFS 2010 Beta 2 test patches is now available.  The first one patched install/configuration logic.  This one fixes a number of product functionality issues and can be applied anytime after the MSI install phase, including after...
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    A Branching and Merging Primer

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    Hmm, OK I guess I jumped too quickly into using unfamiliar terminology. Let me step back and define some of the concepts/terms a little more and then hopefully that last post will make more sense. The Source Tree Let’s start with what the source...
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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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    TFS 2010 Admin, Operations & Setup Improvements

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    Since I started with the key architectural concepts, I think the most appropriate place (though perhaps least exciting) is the setup/admin/ops feature area. Pre-reqs I wrote a post on pre-reqs a while ago but I’ll refresh it a bit here. To...
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    Upgrading from TFS 2005/2008 to TFS 2010

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    Lots of people are trying out TFS 2010 now and they want to import their 2005/2008 data. Here are some good things to know as you think through this: The TFS installation guide is a great resource in helping you understand your upgrade options: ...
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    TFS 2012 Power Tools are now available!

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    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...
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    Preview of the next TFS Power Tools release

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    Time for a little bit of a teaser post... We've been working on the next Power Tools release for Team Foundation Server 2008 for a while now.  I think I mentioned before that we really wanted to make this next release a "major" Power Tools...
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    Installing Sharepoint on Windows Server 2008

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    I saw an internal mail about this today and it seemed like something worth sharing. Now that Sharepoint is no longer included in Windows Server 2008, you have to install it yourself. Further, when installing TFS on Windows 2008, the TFS installation process...
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    TFSServerManager PowerTool

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    Ever since we started dogfooding TFS internally, I've been working on a tool I call TFSServerManager. It's a bit of a misnomer because it's not really a management tool as much as it is an operations tool. In the very early days it started as a tool to...
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    Visual Studio 2012 Update 1 is available

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    ***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...
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    How many users will your Team Foundation Server support?

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    The information on server sizing in this blog post is no longer up to date. This was very early guidance before we had done many measurements. See http://blogs.msdn.com/bharry/archive/2006/01/04/509314.aspx and later posts on my blog for more up to date...
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    Why TFS labels aren't like SourceSafe labels

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    I'm keeping my eye out for reasonable "short" blog topics as all of mine seem to be pretty long :) There was a question today on one of our internal aliases about why labels in TFS don't show up in the history display the way they do in SourceSafe. The...
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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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    Team Foundation Server on Windows Azure: A Preview is available!

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    Today at the BUILD conference, we announced availability of our Windows Azure based Visual Studio Team Foundation Service Preview. If you’ve been following my blog, then you know we’ve been working on it for a while now. We’ve had a...
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    TFS SP1 Beta is available!!!

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    I am thrilled to announce that the much anticipated TFS SP1 Beta is available. You can get access to down load it by visiting the Microsoft Connect Site . Remember, it is a Beta so some caution is advised. It's been a long road but there's some great...
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    TFS 2010 Power Tools have released

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    Updated 4/27 because I forgot the tfpt addprojectportal and tfpt addprojectreports TFS Power Tools April 2010 release http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/3e8c9b68-6e39-4577-b9b7-78489b5cb1da TFS MSSCCI Provider 2010 release ...
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    Visual Studio/TFS 2012 Release Candidate Available Today

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    Today we released the Release Candidate for VS, TFS and .NET (and, of course, Windows also released their RC). You can learn more about it and download using the following links: Visual Studio Product website Eclipse update site for the latest...
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    Sept 2010 TFS Power Tools Release Available

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    You find the download for the latest version of the Power Tools here: TFS Power Tools Cross Platform Build Extensions MSSCCI Provider (no updates this release) As with the previous release, these require a TFS 2010 client.  If you want Power Tools...
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    Team System Web Access Power Tool Available!

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    Today we released the first "official" power tool release of Team System Web Access. You can download it from here . Let me put this in context. When Microsoft first acquired DevBiz, we provided v1.0 of TeamPlain for download. Based on customer demand...
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    The Future of eScrum

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    For a year or two now, there’s been a free download of a SCRUM based Team Foundation Server process template on microsoft.com called eScrum. It has been periodically updated and I’ve blogged about it a few times. Since it first went up I’ve tried to be...
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