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  • Brian Harry's blog

    TFS & FQDN problems

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    I've seen a rash of reports lately with people having problems with TFS when configured to use a Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN). There are certain extranet scenarios when you need to configure TFS this way. The problem has been isolated to a change...
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    New TFS Sidekicks release available

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    I've been remiss in my blogging responsibilities for the past few weeks - sorry about that. Between summer vacations, work travel and a new power tool I'm working on, I've just haven't been able to find any time to blog. In my job, I don't get to spend...
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    More things to know about installing SP1

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    I'll let this post be a running list of issues that I hear about as people try installing SP1. So far I've heard mostly good things about the installation process but a few problems as well. Here's a few things to know: 1) If you get a Windows Update...
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    VS/VSTS/TFS/.NET 3.5 SP1 is shipping!

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    Following on the release last week of SQLServer 2008 , we are proud to announce the release of Visual Studio/Visual Studio Team System 2008 SP1, Team Foundation Server 2008 SP1 and the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1. You can download them here. Bootstrappers...
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    Blogging about testing

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    With our Rosario release, we are entering the software quality tools market in an even more serious way than we are today. You've heard me talk before about the "pillars" of the Rosario release and one of them being - Testing and Application Quality....
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    Clearing up confusion

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    There has been quite a lot of confusion around the StyleCop free download tool that was put on Microsoft downloads a while back. It first crossed my radar probably 6 weeks ago when it was initially made available because it was positioned as a generic...
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    VSTSDB 2008 GDR July CTP is now available

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    Microsoft® Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition GDR July CTP http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=bb3ad767-5f69-4db9-b1c9-8f55759846ed&displaylang=en Most important changes: Project upgrade is now in place...
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    July '08 Power Tools are available!

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    You can download them here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=00803636-1d16-4df1-8a3d-ef1ad4f4bbab&displaylang=en You can read all about them in the preview I wrote a couple of weeks ago: http://blogs.msdn.com/bharry/archive...
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    Working on TFS SDK improvements

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    We are working on improving the TFS SDK to make it easier for people who want to write extensions. There are many areas for improvement so it's hard to pick a place to start. We chose, for the first project, a sample VS add-in that demonstrates a pretty...
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    Tickled by a Rosario feature

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    Today, I'm finally getting around to working on something I've been wanting to do for a while.  Rosario is a big release with a ton of great stuff and I've been thinking for a while that I really need to work on figuring out how to articulate all...
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    July '08 TFS Power Tool Preview

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    We are approaching the release date of our next release of the Team Foundation Server Power Tools.  We are targeting to have it available in about 3 weeks.  As I've mentioned before this is a smaller Power Tools release than we typically have...
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    Power Tools and Software Assurance

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    I love our Power Tool program. I really enjoy the opportunity to deliver stuff that people are wanting every few months. I also really like the very positive feedback we get on them. I'm always looking for the next "killer" Power Tool feature that we...
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    July '08 DevDiv TFS Dogfood Statistics

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    I missed the June Dogfood statistics - sorry about that.  This report represents the change since my last dogfood report in May.  The big thing that you will observe is that downloads have dropped dramatically (from a peak around ~150,000,000...
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    Another innovation in the evolution of Hotfixes

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    I've been keeping you all abreast of changes in our Hotfix plans.  More than a year ago, we introduced the notion of advertising hotfixes and enabling people to browse and download the hotfixes the find most useful.  Prior to that, the only...
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    Expression and TFS

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    Warning - this is early information and is subject to change but the Expression team cleared me to say something about it. We get a lot of feedback from customers who would like more seamless integration between Expression and the rest of their development...
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    TFS on Hyper-V

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    With the announcement of the release of the new Microsoft Hyper-V virtualization technology, I've seen a surge of questions about TFS support for Hyper-V. We have tested TFS running in a Hyper-V virtual machine. It works well and is officially supported...
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    Automating the creation of Team Projects

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    Since I announced the ability to automate the creation of Team Projects in my TFS SP1 feature set post and my March Power Tools post, I've gotten several questions about the format of the XML file you need to create and pass to: tfpt createteamproject...
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    Rally connects to TFS for Agile project management

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    Today Rally is announcing that they have built a connector to enable its web based Agile project management tool to connect to TFS. This new connection enable source code checkins and TFS builds to be tied to the project management features in Rally,...
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    TFS support for Dynamics developers

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    Less than a month ago, Dynamics AX 2009 was released .  This new version enables Dynamics developers to store their source code and have an integrated experience for checkout, check in, get and history - the basic version control operations in TFS...
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    PDC 2008 & precons

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    Preparation is in full swing for the Microsoft PDC this fall (Oct 27 - 30).  PDCs are the primary event where we talk about the future (as opposed to events like TechEd where we primarily talk about the present).  This PDC promised to have a...
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    Coolest Team System Gadget contest

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    Mike Azocar (one of the Team System MVPs) has come up with the idea of running a contest to see who can come up with the coolest Team System add-on. It seems like it could be fun. If you've got some great idea for an add-on that you've been eager to try...
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    TFS & Teamprise for enterprises doing serious cross platform development

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    We recently published a case study with Thomson Reuters on their experiences adoption TFS in a cross platform development team using Teamprise for their Java developers.  It's a great testament to how the combination of these two products can work...
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    Sharing Team System Process Templates

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    There are as many processes for software development as there are software teams.  Ever since we shipped TFS, I have hoped that a community would form for sharing process ideas and for sharing process templates.  Creating new process templates...
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    DB Pro Database Extensibility

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    Also, at the TechEd Keynote, I demonstrated VSTS for Database Professionals working with DB2.  The first step in the process is a release we are working on now called the VSTS for Database Professionals 2008 GDR (I'm not going to waste your time...
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    TechEd 2008 Keynote

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    I just got back from TechEd.  I had a great time and met some terrific people.  This is the first TechEd where the conference has been split across 2 weeks - the first for developers, the second for IT. This TechEd has a first for me. ...
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