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  • Brian Harry's blog

    Issues uninstalling Dec 2007 Power Tools - error 1001

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    We've heard some reports from people who are upgrading to the Mar 2008 Power Tools that they have had problems uninstalling the Dec 2007 Power Tools (which you must do first). They get "error 1001" - a very useful error message a must admit. It makes...
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    Overall TFS Adoption at Microsoft

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    It's been a while since I did a post of overall TFS adoption at Microsoft and it seems like it would be a good time to do so.  More and more teams onboard every month and usage within teams continues to deepen.  I post details of the Developer...
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    More Rosario specifications posted

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    We added/updated several Rosario specifications this week. For those of you on the "bleeding edge", this is your opportunity to get in on the ground floor and provide feedback early in the development process. You can provide any feedback you have on...
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    March '08 Team Foundation Server Power Tools Released

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    We've just released a new version of the TFS Power Tools.  This new Power Tool release will work only with the VS/Team Explorer 2008 client (but against either a TFS 2005 or TFS 2008 server).  If you haven't taken the time to upgrade yet, I...
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    Team Development Guide with TFS now in Russian

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    The wildly popular Team Development guide with TFS that was produced by the Patterns and Practices team has now been translated in to Russian.  You can find the Russian translation here. Brian
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    Teamprise 3.0 has shipped

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    I just discovered one more in a long list of things that I missed while I was out. Teamprise has released Teamprise 3.0. The new release includes tons of great new features, including: Full Team Build support, Checkin policy support, folder compare and...
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    Requirements & Team System

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    Team System is recognized for many of its strengths.  One area that I think people often don't grasp the power that Team System brings is in Requirements Management.  We don't currently have a product that we sell for the explicit purpose of...
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    OpenMake Meister support for Team Foundation Server

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    I meant to blog about this before I went on sabbatical, but you know how it goes - the best laid plans... A couple of months ago OpenMake released support for TFS in their Meister cross platform build and deployment product.  This product integrates...
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    A new home for Visual Studio Hotfixes

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    We've been publishing hotfixes for general download for a year or so now.  Although it has been reasonably popular, it never took off (in terms of publishing or downloads) the way I had hoped.  Part of the problem, I believe, is that the advertising...
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    April '08 DevDiv TFS Dogfood Statistics

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    Due to my sabbatical, I missed the March Dogfood statistics.  In my absence, adoption has continued apace.  The team has been very busy making sure the server is behaving well and applying fixes when it is not. Looking at the graphs below, you...
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    New TFS Specs Available

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    We continue in our effort to publish specs for features that are under development very early in the process so that we can incorporate your feedback before we are even done coding it.  We haven't published as many as I had hoped but we continue...
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    Updates to Team System Web Access

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    A few days ago we released a couple of Community Technology Previews (CTPs) for the next release of Team System Web Access.  They include a set of new enhancements for the existing Team System Web Access UI and the promised additional capability...
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    Pictures of my farm

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    My sabbatical is almost over.  I've got one week left.  But at the moment, I'm taking a sabbatical from my sabbatical :).  I'm in Redmond for the next two weeks to attend our MVP summit and some other important meetings.  After that...
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    SOX Compliance with Team System

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    I frequently get asked about how Team System can help with SOX compliance. Unfortunately, the answer is not simple. SOX relates to the management of transactions t hat affect assets and is undertaken with the help of a qualified appraiser who defines...
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    Update from the farm

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    I finally went pretty much completely dark. The first 2 or 3 weeks of doing email every morning and evening finally passed and I've been focusing 100% on the farm. It's pretty much a 12 hour day 7 days a week. It's been tiring but it's been fun. The list...
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    End of week #2 on the farm

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    Since so many of you expressed a willingness to listen to me ramble about my sabbatical on the farm, I figured I would (at least a bit) :) Yesterday was the end of my second week.  The start got delayed a bit from what I was originally planning due...
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    ProjectParty for TFS <-> Project Server integration

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    Our team recently reviewed a 3rd party tool called ProjectParty from OranTech . We were impressed with the completeness and apparent quality of the solution. It does a good job of supporting both top down planning through Project Server and bottom up...
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    Going dim for a while

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    I don't think you are going to be seeing a ton of blog content from me for a while. I've been at Microsoft over 13 years now. 6 years ago I earned a "sabbatical" under a program that was in place at that time. A sabbatical is a 2 month "leave". It's basically...
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    A Great Deck on TFS and Distributed Development

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    Bill Essary did a fantastic talk this week on how TFS works in a distributed environment. This talk shows how the various TFS components communicate. It gives guidance on how these communication paths put constraints on the network topology. It explains...
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    First Team System Conference April 22th - 24th in Munich

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    Everything is prepared for the first Team System Conference in Munich, Germany. The conference offers an opportunity to learn about the breadth of the Visual Studio Team System ALM solution, addressing beginners as well as experts. Customer case...
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    Database Professional Power Tools released

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    A new version of the Database Professional Power tools has just been released. This version is now compatible with VS/VSTS 2008 and contains a slew of new features. Check it out... http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=73ba5038-8e37...
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    Feb '08 DevDiv TFS Dogfood Statistics

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    If you follow my dogfood statistics, you’ll notice that some of the numbers at the bottom are up quite a bit.  The +200 recent user bump represents the increase in usage as we approach the completion of the roll out of TFS to the entire division...
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    eScrum and TFS 2008

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    I've gotten several questions how about whether or not the eScrum add-on works with TFS 2008. I've contacted the people who wrote that code and gotten the answer. Here is what I heard: The existing eScrum MSDN release is compatible with TFS 2008, although...
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    The TFS SDK Docs are back

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    Due to a snafu, the TFS docs were inadvertently removed from the VS2008 SDK. The situation has been remedied. You will find the latest version of the TFS SDK docs here: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb130146.aspx . Many of you probably never...
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    Installing TFS 2008 on Windows 2008

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    Our dear friend Etienne has written up his experiences installing TFS 2008 on Windows 2008 . It's definitely more complex than installing it on Windows 2003. The issues revolve around our uncertainty of the status of WSS on Windows 2008 at the time we...
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