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  • Brian Harry's blog

    Accessing Team Foundation Server with OData

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    TFS has very nice SDKs for building both .NET & Java applications for it.  However, some platforms – particularly some devices don’t support those SDKs.  On those platforms, often the easiest way to access a service is with REST or Json...
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    Free Azure Trial

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    I ran across this today and thought you might find it useful.  If you’d like to try our Azure with no-strings attached, no credit card, no commitment, there’s a cool offer available now.  You can learn more about it here: http://windowsazurepass...
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    Upcoming MSDN Chat on VSTS

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    Join us for a live chat on Friday 4/27 from 10:00am - 11:00am PDT. The products groups will be on hand to answer any questions you have about Team System. This is the first chat since Orcas Beta 1 was released. Come and find out the latest news. Sadly...
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    TFS2010 on CodePlex

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    In the last week, we completed the upgrade of all TFS servers in Codeplex to TFS 2010.  As part of this, we consolidated from 10 individual TFS 2008 servers to a single TFS 2010 load balanced farm.  This makes management of the service even...
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    Upcoming VS Online Licensing Changes

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    Through the fall and spring, we transitioned VS Online from Preview to General Availability. That process included changes to branding, the SLA, the announcement of pricing, the end of the early adopter program and more. We’ve been working closely...
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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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    Update #2 on Installation Questions

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    The problems with getting TFS Workgroup Edition from MSDN Subscriber downloads should now be resolved. It has now been made available to all appropriately licensed subscribers and should show up in your list of download choices. If you still can't see...
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    Update on building Win phone projects on the build service

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    It doesn't work right now because the Phone tools SDK isn't installed on our build agent images. We've been talking with the phone tools team about this. The blocker that we have is that the Phone tools SDK can't be installed on a server edition of the...
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    First wave of localized VS 2010 releases

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    Yesterday we released the first wave of localized releases (Japanese, German and French) for VS 2010 on MSDN. You will find the following downloads currently available: · .NET Framework 4 Client Profile (x86 and x64) LangPack - Japanese, German, French...
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    How fast can a month go?

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    I've been feeling bad about leaving my blog untended for a while. Finally this morning I went and looked and realized it's been over a month since my last post and I haven't written many all summer. It's been very busy both at home and at work. We shipped...
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    Typemock Conference

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    If you are interested in learning more about unit testing and mocking with Typemock, check out http://site.typemock.com/typemock-academy/ That is if you can get to Norway with all of this volcanic ash :) Brian
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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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    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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    SaaS Made Easy is now a BizSpark partner

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    A year or more ago, Microsoft announced a series of "Spark" programs: BizSpark, DreamSpark, ... BizSpark is a program aimed at early stage startups to help provide with the resources they need (software, expertise, etc) to be successful. SaaS Made Easy...
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    Praktik Hosting Updates their Hosted TFS Offering

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    One of our relatively long term hosting partners - Praktik Hosting, has just updated their hosting offering based on our TFS 2010 product and licensing changes. The result is a more affordable service with more features. They are also going beyond just...
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    Bug handling on Connect & Transparency

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    I've blogged a fair about over the past couple of years on transparency in our process. I've also advocated for it a great deal internally. This post caught my eye today both because it is a great commentary on transparency and a great description of...
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    A Pile of Puppies

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    We have two Great Pyrenees dogs (a male and a female) who guard our goats and keep the coyotes away.  When we got them, we decided that we would breed them (they are not related) at least once.  Almost 3 weeks ago, Artemis’s litter of puppies...
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    DotNet Rocks Episode with Martin Woodward

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    Check out the recent DotNet Rocks episode where our very own Martin Woodward, Program Manager and Developer for Team Explorer Everywhere talks about his experiences joining Microsoft, TFS for heterogeneous development and more. http://www.dotnetrocks...
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    Tasktop: Another tool in your toolbox for integrating VSOnline/TFS

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    For many years now Tasktop has been bridging the divide among various systems for tracking work/tasks.  This week they announced some new support for Visual Studio Online along with our new open API announcements. Check out this blog post they wrote...
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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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    Security Development Lifecycle for TFS 2010

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    Just recently, the SDL team at Microsoft released an update for their Secure Development Lifecycle process template for TFS 2010.  You can download the new MSF Agile + SDL template for free and give it a spin. You can read the details on the SDL...
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    Announcing DevLabs!

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    This week we introduced a new website and yet another way to collaborate with the community around the future of our Software. This new initiative is called DevLabs . The goal of it is to create a forum where we can share with you projects that are still...
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    Proof point for improved TFS 2010 manageability

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    As you know we’re a big believer in dogfooding the products we are building and TFS has a long history of it.  Dogfooding of TFS 2010 started even before Beta 1 shipped, both inside our team and with a few other groups in Microsoft.  One of...
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    Status update on post Beta 2 performance work

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    We continue to drive for improvements – trying to make contact with every person who reports issues (via my blog, Connect, Surveys, etc.).  We’re released on “Super-Limited Community Technology Preview” to individuals who have reported problems and...
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    What are “Off-times”?

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    I got called out in email, I think reasonably appropriately, for using the term “off-times” when referring to choosing a better time to do our sprintly upgrades.  In a 24x7 continuous service world, there really is no such thing as a “good” time...
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