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  • Brian Harry's blog

    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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    Translating Team System Web Access to your langauge

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    We have gotten some requests for translations of Team System Web Access into additional languages (beyond the 9 we already do). I am speculating that the additional interest here comes from the fact that TSWA targets a broader audience beyond the core...
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    Professional Developers Conference this fall

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    We'll be holding a PDC this fall in Los Angeles Oct 27 - 30. Registration opens today at: http://www.microsoftpdc.com/ . There are many developer oriented conferences that present an opportunity to learn about Microsoft technologies. The PDC is the most...
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    1 week left for SP1 Beta feedback

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    We are nearing the end of the window for collecting Beta feedback on VS/VSTS/TFS 2008 SP1. We are actively taking and working on feedback through the end of the month. I haven't heard too much feedback yet. I know it's hard to get excited about testing...
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    Hotfixes update

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    We've recently had a spike in hotfix publishing for TFS. At this point we have published all completed TFS 2008 hot fixes and are expecting a few more this week. We are still behind on publishing TFS 2005 hotfixes but at this point, I'm thinking it may...
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    2008 Beta Update

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    A few things that I've run across in the last few days...   1) If you have both TFS and Team Explorer installed on the same server, you may not upgrade just one of them to the SP1 Beta, you would need to upgrade both of them if you want to upgrade...
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    stpSoft Releases ReqSheet for TFS based Requirements Elicitation

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    ReqSheet enables offline creation and editing of requirements.  The tool manages a simple, lightweight requirements hierarchy and can be synchronized with TFS.  The requirements "documents" can be emailed, shared via Sharepoint and...
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    VS/VSTS/TFS 2008 SP1 Beta is now available

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    Sorry for being a bit late to the game...  I should have posted yesterday but I've been drowning.  As you may already know, we released the Beta for 2008 SP1.  I'm eager to have you try it out and give us feedback.  You can find the...
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    A new Team System Licensing Whitepaper is available

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    I know licensing around Team System continues to be a pain point. In an attempt to address issues with clarity and understanding, we've produced an updated whitepaper that includes all licensing updates for VSTS 2008. Please let me know if you have feedback...
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    May '08 DevDiv TFS Dogfood Statistics

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    Today seems to be blogging day.  Here's post #3 of 4 or 5 that are coming today.  Sorry for the deluge but it's been a couple of weeks since I blogged. I think we are finally nearing the end of the full scale roll out of TFS to the Developer...
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    BizTalk Support with TFS

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    We get a reasonable amount of feedback from BizTalk users that would like a more seamless experience working with Team System and BizTalk. The number one complaint that I hear is that building BizTalk with Team Build is very difficult. The underlying...
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    Another TFS Spec Published

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    Last week, we published another new spec on "Properties" for TFS.  This spec describes a new feature that allows you to associate properties with different artifacts in TFS.  The include Files/folders, shelvesets, labels, branches...
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    Team Foundation Server 2008 SP1 Preview

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    The stream of new stuff coming out for VS/VSTS/TFS 2008 continues! - see my recent post on an update to the TFS Power Tools . It is time for me to tell you about what is coming in TFS 2008 SP1. The release of the Beta is very close (as always, don't ask...
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    Me, in Japanese

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    We've gotten a lot of feedback over the past year that our online content is really valuable but that it is a big problem that it is not translated for countries where English is not a commonly spoken/learned language. Japan is, perhaps, one of the best...
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    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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