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  • Brian Harry's blog

    All Team System Web Access Languages are Available!

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    We have now completed shipping all of the localized versions of Team System Web Access. You can now access your Team System data using the Team System Web Access web interface in 9 different languages. Team System Web Access supports popular browsers...
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    French and German Team System Web Access have shipped

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    On Thursday I announced that the Japanese version of Team System Web Access (TSWA) was available. Today, I have the pleasure of announcing that both the German and French versions are now available. I know these two are going to be quite popular because...
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    Some good screencasts

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    Terry Clancy has some very nice screen casts on his blog. They are worth checking out if you have interest in these areas. He has one on X-Plat development with VS that includes an overview of Teamprise to X-Plat development using TFS and OpenMake...
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    A new spec on conflict resolution is available

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    We've gotten feedback that branching, merging and conflict resolution are too complicted today. We are making a series of improvements in our next version of TFS to address these issues. The new history spec we released a couple of months ago demonstrated...
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    The Japanese version of Team System Web Access is available

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    Today we released the Japanese version of the Team System Web Access Power Tool. Long ago, I announced that we would be releasing localized version of TSWA with the VS 2008 products. Well, today it is becoming a reality. Over the next few weeks, we will...
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    TFS "Build Recipes" site launched

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    One of the most common areas for questions around TFS is using the TFS automated build system. How do I build .NET 1.1 apps with TFS 2005/TFS 2008? How do I build VS 2005 solutions with TFS 2008? How do I customize the build number Team Build generates...
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    Comparison of VS 2008 client products

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    We've gotten quite a few requests from customers over the past couple of months for more information comparing each of the VS 2008 product offerings. We have just published a pretty massive feature comparison to help you pick the product that is right...
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    Requirements management with Team System

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    Here's a nice blog series I ran across on requirements management with Team System, Team Foundation Server and some 3rd party products. We are also working on a whitepaper to provide an overview of this. http://blogs.msdn.com/slange/archive/2007/11...
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    VS 2008 Design time performance improvements reported

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    It's nice to see that people in the "real world" are seeing benefits from our efforts to improve performance in VS 2008. http://blogs.conchango.com/johnrayner/archive/2008/01/28/Design_2D00_time-perf-improvements-in-Visual-Studio-2008.aspx Brian
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    TFSAdmin Updated for TFS 2008

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    The popular TFS add-on for administering permissions across TFS, SQL Server Reporting Services and Sharepoint has been updated to support TFS 2008.  The tool, call TFSAdmin, is available on CodePlex here: http://www.codeplex.com/TFSAdmin/Wiki/View...
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    A customer's experience with TFS and Teamprise for Java development

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    Yesterday someone forwarded me a link to a Minnesota user group presentation on using TFS and Teamprise in a mixed .NET and Java shop . Being, admittedly, somewhat biased, I thought it was a terrific presentation on their experiences and felt is was worth...
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    TeamSpec by Personify Design is Shipping

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    Managing requirements is a hot topic with software development teams these days.  I get a lot of questions from people about how to use TFS to manage requirements.  When we think about requirements management, we break it into two parts - Elicitation...
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    New features to understand branching/merging

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    Back around the Holidays I promised 3 "surveys" but I actually only described 2 of them. I've finally gotten around to writing up the 3rd one. In our next release, we are building a slew of new features designed to make managing branching and merging...
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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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    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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    Koders announces search support for Team Foundation Server

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    Koders, a popular development search tool, has announced support for searching Team Foundation Servers. In addition to the ability to index your source, work items, etc, they have a Visual Studio plugin that enables access from within Visual Studio and...
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    Jan '08 DevDiv Dogfood Statistics

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    This month we passed 1 billion rows in the local version table!  By any measure – that’s a big database!  The local version table keeps track of what versions of each file have been downloaded into every workspace.  Files and...
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    TFS SDK

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    There has been a lot of confusion lately because the TFS SDK was erroneously removed from the VS SDK. We are working to get it put back into the VS 2008 VS SDK. Until then, you can use the VS 2005 SDK - which still contains the TFS SDK docs. There were...
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    New TFS Times Edition

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    Paul Hacker has started a new monthly Team Foundation Server newsletter that focuses on a topic each month and solicits articles from experts in the area. He has just published his January 2008 Edition - focusing on TFS Build. You'll find tons of tips...
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    Some great new TFS add-ons

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    Mitch Denny has been hard at work publishing the source to a bunch of TFS add-ons he's been working on. Read about them on his blog links below and us know how useful they are to you... TFS File Sharer - Mimics SourceSafe like file sharing. TFS...
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    December '07 Release of the TFS Power Tools for TFS 2008 are Available!

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    Today we released the first version of the Team Foundation Server 2008 Power Tools.  This new release is primarily intended for use with a VS 2008 client.  All VS integrated components with this new release will only integrate with VS 2008. ...
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    Changing what drive TFS databases are on

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    I got a question recently about how to change what drive the TFS SQL databases are installed on. It seemed like a question many people might want the answer to, so I decided to post about it. The first thing the poster noticed was that they changed...
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    Survey Season

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    In this season of the greatest survey of all (your holiday wish list), we seem to be brimming with surveys. I posted about on on the language change tool last week. Today I have another one to tell you about. Our Admin and ops team is trying to get a...
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    TFS "Change Language" tool

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    After we released TFS 2005, we shipped a set of guidance and tools for helping customers change their TFS server from English to a localized version. It was fairly "do it yourself", consisting of a lot of manual steps and a few tools to help you. None...
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    Installing Sharepoint on Windows Server 2008

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    I saw an internal mail about this today and it seemed like something worth sharing. Now that Sharepoint is no longer included in Windows Server 2008, you have to install it yourself. Further, when installing TFS on Windows 2008, the TFS installation process...
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