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  • Brian Harry's blog

    Your Visual Studio 2010 Dream Machine

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    Now that Visual Studio 2010 has shipped, people are asking about preferred hardware configurations. Customers want to know how to take advantage of all the cool new features that we have packed into this release. We have published minimum hardware and...
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    How do I upgrade to TFS 2008?

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    Now that Team Foundation Server 2008 keys/media/downloads are available, I'm seeing lots more questions about various scenarios. I'm going to try to capture all of the less obvious issue here: You have TFS 2008 Trial Edition installed and you want...
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    Checking your TFS Version and Extending Trials

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    Update: With Team Foundation Server 2010, you no longer need to download and run the TFSVersionDetection.exe tool as this functionality is baked into the Team Foundation Server administration console. S ee this post for more detail: http://blogs.msdn...
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    Bug fixes in TFS SP1

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    Well, I'm going to try to beat a new path here. We're trying to be more transparent about what we are doing, when we are doing it and why we are doing it. The downside of that can be that we go to far and get beaten over the head with the information...
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    Last word on TFS Expirations (I hope)

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    This blog post has been replaced by a newer one that covers both TFS 2005 and TFS 2008: http://blogs.msdn.com/bharry/archive/2008/01/15/checking-your-tfs-version-and-extending-trials.aspx People seem to still be having issues with trials. Some are...
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    Stuff in the pipe for Team Foundation Server

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    Just a brief note about stuff coming down the pipe for TFS... MSSCCI Provider We are working on a new release of the MSSCCI provider. It will have a variety of fixes for bugs that you have reported and that we have found internally. Some of the...
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    VS/TFS 2010 SP1 and TFS-Project Server Integration Feature Pack have Released

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    Today is a big day of releases and announcements. Two of the big ones are that VS 2010 SP1 and TFS 2010 SP1 have shipped and that the Team Foundation Server Project Server Integration Feature Pack is now available for MSDN subscribers. As of today, both...
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    TFS Scalability

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    For a while now I've been alluding to the fact that we'd be updating our guidance on the size of teams that Team Foundation Server will support. While we still have some work left to do to pin down the spectrum of team sizes that different classes of...
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    The Future of CodePlex is Bright

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    The last 6 months or so have been really busy around here.  Over the next several months, you’ll see a lot of what’s been keeping us busy come to light.  Clearly a big part was unveiled recently with the launch of the VS/TFS/.NET Beta . In this...
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    Visual Studio Update this Fall

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    For a while now we’ve been talking about increasing our delivery cadence for Visual Studio. Jason first talked about it at DevConnections in the Spring and I wrote a blog post a couple of weeks ago outlining our general approach to cadence (focused...
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    December 2011 TFS Power Tools Release

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    In the last release of the Team Foundation Server 2010 Power Tools we focused on improving the experience for developers in Visual Studio and using the Shell Extensions inside Windows Explorer.  Today we just released a new update of the Team Foundation...
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    VS/TFS 2013.2 (Update 2) CTP Released

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    Today, fast on the heels of Update 1 , we released the first CTP of VS/TFS 2013 Update 2. Although Update 1 was a pretty small release, Update 2 is much larger. This CTP is *not* feature complete and it is *not* “go-live”. It is an opportunity...
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    Problems installing TFS SP1

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    For a while now I've been seeing people struggling with some TFS SP1 install issues and I've been silent about it for too long. I was waiting for my team to investigate the issues and compile a summary. I appologize for not speaking up about it sooner...
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    What's new with TFS Beta 3?

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    Well, I'm back. Yes, I feel terrible that it's been what 18 months since I last posted here. All I can say is that I'm going to try to do better. Somehow in the daily crush of emergencies I just never seem to find the time to sit down and write something...
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    Mar ‘11 Team Foundation Server Power Tools are Available

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    Today we released an update to the Team Foundation Server Power Tools. You can download them here: Main Power Tools Build Extensions MSSCCI plugin (unchanged from previous release) The primary enhancements in this release are: Addressed reported issues...
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    Team Foundation Server Capacity Planning

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    We've nearly completed our full line of load testing to determine the recommended server configurations for various sizes of teams using Team Foundatation Server V1. Everything we've published before now were "goals". This is the first comprehensive publishing...
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    Announcing a Java SDK for TFS

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    From the beginning, extensibility of TFS was a core design principle – both to enable great 3rd party partners (like Ekobit, Urban Turtle, InCycle and more) and because almost all development shops have a need to customize the tools they use.  As...
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    TFS 2010 Support for Project Server

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    We have just released a CTP demonstrating integration between Team Foundation Server 2010 and Project Server 2010 (the final product will also support Project Server 2007 but the CTP is 2010 only). This CTP is provided as a Virtual Machine and is not...
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    State of VS 2010 Performance

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    Up until Christmas, I was blogging almost every day about the progress we’ve made on addressing the Beta 2 feedback that VS 2010 had significant performance issues.  Since then, our efforts have hardly taken a break.  I saw active investigations...
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    Visual Studio 2012 Update 1 – Final CTP

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    ***UPDATE Nov-28 2012*** Update 1 has now released and the final CTP is no longer available. See this post for more info: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/bharry/archive/2012/11/26/visual-studio-2012-update-1-is-available.aspx Today we released the final CTP...
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    Some thoughts on a comment about VS 2012.3

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    Yesterday, I got a thoughtful comment from Dean on my post about Update 3.  I sat down to write a response this morning and it turned into a but of a novel (in fact, the blog says it’s too long to post as a comment ).  So I’ve turned it into...
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    Team System 2010 Overview

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    I’ve been threatening for 6 months to start blogging about VSTS 2010 features and somehow it’s just never made it to the top of my list.  With the Beta 1 release coming increasingly closer, it seems like I’m running out of time to tell you much about...
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    A little history on me and the Visual Studio Team System

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    This is my first blog and I'm pretty new to it so I'm pretty certain I'll violate the accepted standards of conduct for a while so please bear with me while I come up to speed. I take feedback well :) My first experiences with community were a few...
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    New TFS Tools Available!

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    Last night we released version 1.2 of the Team Foundation Server MSSCCI Provider. This tool enables a wide range of IDEs to access TFS. It is available for download here and is for use by anyone who owns a Team Foundation Server Client Access License...
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    TFS 2013 Power Tools are available

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    I apologize for the long wait.  But, the TFS 2013 Power Tools are finally available.  There’s no new features in this release but there are a fair number of bug fixes and the Power Tools have all been updated to work with VS 2013 and TFS 2013...
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