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  • Brian Harry's blog

    Visual Studio, TFS and the Egyptian elections

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    A little over a year ago, I was contacted by someone responsible for helping the new Egyptian government build the software necessary to run their first elections.  It was clearly a profound time for the country and for the world.  They took...
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    A new Codeplex project for bulk work item manipulation

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    I just heard about a new Codeplex project for bulk changes to work items. Excel is a good solution for many bulk changes but we really don't have a great solution for rapidly changing a lot of work item links. This looks like it might be a useful tool...
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    The TFS SDK Docs are back

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    Due to a snafu, the TFS docs were inadvertently removed from the VS2008 SDK. The situation has been remedied. You will find the latest version of the TFS SDK docs here: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb130146.aspx . Many of you probably never...
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    Dry spell

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    It's been a bit of a blogging dry spell for me the last couple of weeks and I think it's going to continue to be for a bit longer. Sorry about that. It's just been really hectic. In a moment of insanity, I agreed to help someone work on a CodePlex project...
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    Upcoming VSTS Webcasts

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    An MS field group in Canada is putting together a series of web casts on VSTS to try to address areas of commonly asked questions (starting with licensing - one of the most commonly asked :)). Here's a blog post from Adam on the schedule - check'em out...
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    Support for VS 2010 Beta 2

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    As you may know, we are offering a "go-live" agreement for Beta 2. As part of that, we are making support available. Of course news groups and other avenues are available but I mean a live person on the phone helping you (assuming the hours match up ...
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    VS 2013 Update 2 and other TechEd news

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    Today at TechEd in Houston, we announced the final release of Visual Studio 2013 Update 2.  Remember that Team Foundation Server 2013 Update 2 released about a month ago.  You can get the Visual Studio update from the VS updates service in the...
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    QFE for debugger crash available

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    I don't usually blog about QFE availability but this is one that has annoyed me personally over the past 6 months or so and I wanted to share it. I'm told there have been over 50,000 reports of it through Dr. Watson. I'm glad we were able to get a fix...
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    Away for a week

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    Sorry you haven't heard from me for a while. It's been busy. I just got back from Redmond (spent all last week there). I was wrapping up a "special project". Given my background both in CLR and in databases, I was asked to spend a few weeks looking at...
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    July 2010 Doc Updates for VS ALM

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    I suspect I’m eventually going to get bored with posting about the doc updates every month :)  But, I think it’s really cool that the doc team is now updating the online docs every month.  I’ve gotten a number of very positive customer comments...
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    Working with our big downloads

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    We've move to a model where we do pre-releases way more often than we used to. The downside is that they are still really big and it can take a lot of time to do downloads. Brian Keller recent wrote a post about how to minimize the difficulty and time...
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    Update on the October TFS Power Tools release.

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    A few weeks ago, I blogged about our upcoming Power Tools release and the really cool new features that are in it. It's a big enough release that we decided getting some external feedback before releasing it was a good idea. So about 2 weeks ago we released...
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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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    A new blogger joins the VSTS ranks

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    I'd like to introduce you to Amit Chatterjee. He is my peer in VSTS and is responsible for the VSTS testing products. He has recently decided to join the blogosphere to talk about the products his team is building and how they are trying to address the...
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    Team Foundation Service Update – Mar 4

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    Sprint 44 is done and has now been deployed to the service .  You can read the release notes on the Team Foundation Service Portal to learn more about what’s in it.  Maybe the biggest news is that the customizable swim lanes for kanban are live...
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    Process MeNtOR

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    Last week I saw a demo of Process MeNtOR by Object Consulting. They have built a really nice process template for VSTS. If process is something you care about, I'd highly recommend you look into it. In several ways it's better than the process templates...
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    Improving our communication with the community

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    I got some feedback on a recent post about how annoying it can be to track down information about VSTS. The post complained about lack of "official" content and blog posts that chain to other blog posts etc. Well a few of us got together recently to...
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    Retrospective on TFS 2012 Update 1

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    In late November I made a tour of a few cities in Europe, speaking about VS/TFS 2012 and application lifecycle management.  One of the talks I gave a couple of times was about how we are managing our new release cadence.  We are shipping a service...
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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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    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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    An improved Team System web presence

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    For at least 2 years I (and others) have complained that our Team System web site on MSDN was stale, hard to navigate, incomplete and more. Finally, several months ago, we made the decision to hire a web site manager to give us a web site we could be...
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    Power Tool for Profiling Browser JScript Code

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    We've recently released a new Power Tool to enable profiling of JScript code running in a web browser. Today getting a good understand on where all of the time spent in the overall user experience in a sophisticated web application is difficult. This...
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    Team System Widgets

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    I think I blogged about this site a couple of years ago but they recently improved it and it's worth another mention. This is the best site I've ever seen for finding a handy list of the multitude of additional Team System add-ons. I frequently complain...
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    ALM Summit Survey

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    Keith asked me to let you all know about a survey he is doing to help plan for a potential ALM Summit later this year. We did the first one last year and it went pretty well. It was clearly a V1 and had some rough edges but most of the feedback I got...
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    SourceSafe GDR coming

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    Richard Berg blogged today about the upcoming SourceSafe GDR . Think of it as a service pack for SourceSafe 2005. He's listed all of the bugs that we've fixed and some info on where the reports came from. Brian
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