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  • Brian Harry's blog

    TF30162: Task "SharePointPortal" from Group "Portal" failed

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    I suspect a lot of people are going to be seeing this message in the coming months and I want to get out in front of it. This error occurs when you create a new Team Project using the TFS 2005 client against a WSS 3.0 server. The most common way you will...
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    Awesome Posters!

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    One of our partners in South Africa has been creating VS and Team System oriented posters for a while now. I blogged about this 9 months or so ago but they just keep producing them and I thought it was worth another mention. These posters are really handy...
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    DBPro Power Tools released

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    The VS Team System Database Edition team has released a set of Power Tools to work with the 2005 version of DBPro. There's a ton of really valuable stuff in here, including improved refactoring support, more data generation, msbuild tasks and more. Check...
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    The Japanese version of VS 2008 Beta 2 is now available

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    日本のみなさん、おはようございます。 Part of our work leading up to shipping a product is investing in getting ready for localized versions of it. Today we released the Japanese version of Beta 2 and are looking forward to feedback on how well we've done. Are any fields...
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    Final TFS 2008 Feature List

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    Gee, time flies when you are having fun. I can't believe it's been another 4 months since my last post on Orcas features. At this point TFS 2008 is basically done! We've got a few bugs left to fix and we are still taking feedback from Beta 2 but we...
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    Patterns & Practices releases TFS guidance

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    The Patterns & Practices team has just released some really good and pretty comprehensive guidance on how to structure your team development using Team System and Team Foundation Server. It's going to be available in a variety of forms, including...
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    August DevDiv Dogfood Statistics

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    I think I missed posting dogfood stats last month - sorry about that. It's just been so busy with all of the recent releases going on, it's been difficult to find time to do it. The “big change” in the past couple of months is that the Visual Studio central...
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    Work Item Tracking Enhancements in the Aug Rosario CTP

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    Perhaps, over the week end, a few of you have had a chance to play around with the Aug CTP of the Rosario release of Visual Studio Team System. This post is to give you a little bit of insight into some of the new things you can do with work item tracking...
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    Updated GAT/GAX released

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    This is a great example of what we can accomplish together by partnering. The original plan for GAT and GAX was to wait and update them with VS 2008 releases later this year. After Beta 1, you gave feedback that these were very important to some of you...
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    Rosario August CTP Released!

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    Today we released the first CTP release for the Rosario version of Microsoft Visual Studio Team System. You can download the VPC to try it our here . You can read more detail about it here . As you'll recall from previous postings, our 2 "pillars"...
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    SourceSafe 2005 Update CTP Available

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    Along with the VS2008 wave of products, we are providing an update to Visual SourceSafe 2005 called a GDR. GDR stands for something like General Distribution Release and it is very much like a service pack. The differences are subtle and I won't try to...
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    Team System Web Access Overview

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    Someone asked me to publish a brief write up VSTS Web Access along with screen shots. It seemed like a good idea, so here you go... VSTS Web Access is a Web UI to a portion of the Team Foundation Server functionality. Over time I expect it to grow...
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    Improvements for testing in VSTS 2008

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    Compared to our VSTS 2005 release, the 2008 release is a fairly modest release. Mostly it's filling gaps in the offering and adding in a few nice new features. However, I think the improvements we've made in testing are are under appreciated. IMHO, we...
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    TechEd South Africa

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    For that subset of you for whom it is relevant, It looks like I'm going to be at TechEd South Africa this year. It's October 21st to the 24th. I'm still finalizing plans but expect to be doing a couple of talks on TFS and VSTS. I've never been to the...
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    Team System Web Access Power Tool Available!

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    Today we released the first "official" power tool release of Team System Web Access. You can download it from here . Let me put this in context. When Microsoft first acquired DevBiz, we provided v1.0 of TeamPlain for download. Based on customer demand...
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    More VSTS chats coming

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    With Beta 2 out the door now, we are having a new set of MSDN chats to talk about what's new and what's coming. Please join the product team! Following our recent tradition, we'll be having 2 chats at different times to accomodate people in different...
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    Help installing VS 2008 Beta 2

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    I suspect many of you will be trying to install VS 2008 Beta 2 in the near future. If you run into any problems, you can go to the following MSDN forums to look for help. The setup team has committed to monitoring them closely as people get over the hump...
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    New TFS offline support in Beta 2

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    Matias did a very nice write up of the new TFS version control offline support that is now available in Beta 2. I thought it would be good to share it with you. He mentions one issue about having to close and reopen the solution - we are looking into...
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    Upgrading to Orcas Beta 2

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    With Orcas Beta 2 now available, I'm starting to see questions about the upgrade process and the availability and interoperability of other components (that don't ship in the box with Orcas). Let me try to clear some of this up. VSTS Web Access - This...
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    Orcas Beta 2 download URLs

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    Here's a long list of download urls to help you quickly find what you need... All the downloads are live!!! Below are links to landing pages as well as individual SKU downloads: · Marketing launchpad http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/...
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    Orcas Beta 2 is Available!

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    Unfortunately, I don't have much time to write something up right now, but I wanted to let you know that Orcas Beta 2 is available today. You can download it here: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/default.aspx You can also read more about it...
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    An interesting Agile viewport into TFS

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    David Anderson (who used to work on the MSF team here a Microsoft) continues to be a strong advocate of Agile development practices and has an interesting idea for how to manage a virtual whiteboard based on TFS work items. http://www.agilemanagement...
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    A Rosario Milestone

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    Yesterday, we signed off on the release of the first CTP for our Rosario release of VSTS. Rosario, as you may recall, is the code name for the release of VSTS that will follow the VS/VSTS 2008 (Orcas) release. We have not (and will not soon) be announcing...
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    Finalized guidance published for WSS 3.0 support with TFS 2005

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    Jeff Beehler blogged today about the final release of the WSS 3.0 guidance . It hasn't changed much from the "pre-release" version but has incorporated some feedback. If you have already successfully used the guidance, you are set. If not, you can check...
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    Update on adoption of TFS at Microsoft

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    Our internal adoption team produced an update on our status this week and I thought I'd share the results with you. We're now up to 21 TFS instances in production, hosting a total of 734 projects about 5,600 users. 2 of those instances are running an...
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