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  • Brian Harry's blog

    Belated announcement of an update to the eScrum process template

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    I apologize. I'm about a month late in getting out this announcement and promised I'd announce it as soon as it happened :( It just slipped through the cracks of a very busy summer (I was on vacation at the beach the week it released :)). The eScrum...
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    Migration Toolkit and TFS to TFS updates

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    I've seen quite a lot of people having problems with and ultimately abandoning use of the Migration Toolkit and the TFS to TFS migration tool over the past year or so.  In my mind, there are two categories of reasons for this 1) People are expecting...
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    A new Team System users group (with a twist)

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    A couple of our MVPs have hatched an interesting idea. They are starting a "virtual" Team System users group. The advantage is that they can pull people from disparate locations (both members and presenters). The disadvantage, obviously, is that it's...
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    Team Foundation Server 2008 SP1 Bug fixes

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    I promised I'd publish the list of Team Foundation Server 2008 SP1 bug fixes and here they are.  I've attempted a new twist this time and included information about how we found out about the bug.  I figured you might be interested in seeing...
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    September '08 DevDiv TFS Dogfood Statistics

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    Well, I let it happen again :(.  It's been over two months since my last report on this and my blog has gone sadly quiet in general.  As I'd mentioned before, it's been an unbelievably busy summer but I think I'm finally coming out of it. ...
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    Microsoft Joins the OMG (Object Management Group)

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    Last week we announced that Microsoft has joined the OMG. Over the past year or so, you've probably seen Microsoft talking more and more about modeling as a key technology for business processes and application development.  At Tech Ed this summer...
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    A new New York City VSTS user group

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    I've heard there's a new VSTS user group forming in New York City. If you are interested in checking it out, see if you can attend their first meeting on Sept 30th, 6:30 - 8:00 at the NYC Microsoft office. You can read more about it here: http://nyc...
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    Team System Web Access update released!

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    On Saturday, we released an updated version of Team System Web Access. You will find the download here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=3ECD00BA-972B-4120-A8D5-3D38311893DE&displaylang=en I wrote an extensive post about...
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    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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