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  • Brian Harry's blog

    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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    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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    Visual Studio a leader in software quality suites

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    Visual Studio has always been a great tool for developers.  In 2010, as we continued to expand the breadth of our Application Lifecycle Management suite, we made our first foray into tooling specifically for testers with Visual Studio Test Professional...
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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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    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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    Pre-ordering VS 2010 Professional Edition

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    Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Professional will launch on April 12 but you can beat the rush and secure your copy today by pre-ordering at the affordable estimated retail price of $549, a saving of $250. Along with all the great new features in Visual...
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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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    Multi-touch fix for VS 2010 RC available

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    The most commonly reported problem with the Release Candidate is a bug that causes crashes in IntelliSense when used on a multitouch capable system. We've released a patch for the RC to address this issue. You can download it here: http://connect.microsoft...
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    TFS/Project Server 2007 Connector

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    I've written before about the TFS <-> Project Server 2007 Connector that the VSTS Ranger team built. Check out this new Channel 9 video with Lenny (one of the developers of it). He talks a bit about the Rangers and the projects they have undertaken...
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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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    Free TeamPrise License for CodePlex users

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    It's great to see that TeamPrise has announced availability of a free license of their Eclipse and Unix/Mac TFS clients for accessing CodePlex. This will expand the breadth of people who can conveniently participate in and contribute to CodePlex projects...
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    Manual testing in the browser

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    In my Update 1 preview post 6 weeks ago, I described a new capability enabling test case management and manual testing from within a browser, rather than having to install Test Professional on the target machine.  Unfortunately, we had to make the...
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    ALM Summit in Redmond – Nov 16 - 18

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    This fall we will be holding an ALM Summit from November 16 to 18 on the Microsoft Campus in Redmond, Washington. The summit will bring industry leaders in application lifecycle management together with leading companies focused on using ALM to improve...
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    Support for the 2010 RC

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    Like Beta 2, the RC is a supported, "go live" release, able to be used in a production environment. If you already acquired your support ID for Beta 2, it will continue to work for the RC. If you haven't gotten it yet, here's how you can: http://blogs...
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    Teamprise 3.0 has shipped

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    I just discovered one more in a long list of things that I missed while I was out. Teamprise has released Teamprise 3.0. The new release includes tons of great new features, including: Full Team Build support, Checkin policy support, folder compare and...
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    Office 2003 -> TFS integration breaks when you install VS 2010

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    When we were planning the requirements for TFS 2010, we decided to take a dependency on Office 2007 and later. This enabled us to make some significant improvements to the TFS integration due to extensibility improvements in Office 2007. However, I've...
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    New Visual Studio ALM Videos

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    Last week Esther Fan posted some great videos that can help you get the most out of VS ALM. It covers a wide range of ALM capabilities - testing, modeling, TFS and more... http://blogs.msdn.com/b/vstsue/archive/2011/06/15/videos-about-visual-studio...
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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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    The VS 11 developer preview is now live

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    Visit the landing page here: http://t.co/48p0iAdH Brian
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    Updated documentation on creating custom reports

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    One of the pieces of feedback we frequently get is that creating custom reports is too hard. We're taking a two pronged approach to this. We're working on new features in Rosario to make it easier and we are writing more/better docs on how to do reporting...
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    Error in VS/VSTS/TFS 2008 Beta 2 expiration date

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    Some time ago, I wrote a post about the Beta 2 expiration date saying that it would expire in March 2008. Well, for the non-VPC version that continues to be true, however, we have discovered that the OS image in the VPC is set to expire on Thurs, November...
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    Visual Studio Online Update - Aug 18th

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    Yesterday I rolled out the release notes for our sprint 69 deployment.  Check out the updates! P.S. the outage we had last Thursday was *not* caused by the rollout of updates (or, at best only tangentially so).  I’m hoping to get the outage...
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    Configuring TFS to work with MOSS

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    I've seen a few questions lately about configuring TFS with MOSS. The official MSDN documentation isn't quite ready yet. In the mean time, Jon has written a blog post describing the steps necessary to configure it. http://blogs.msdn.com/team_foundation...
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