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  • Brian Harry's blog

    New 2010 Guidance from the Rangers

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    The Visual Studio ALM Rangers, have been busy at work putting together some great guidance for helping customers get ready to put the 2010 release into production.  If you’d like to learn more about getting going with our 2010 release, check these...
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    Orcas and Team Projects

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    One of the concerns I hear pretty frequently is about the number of Team Projects that a TFS server will support. Bill Essary wrote an extensive paper a while back on what limits TFS has, why and what behavior you will see as you approach and exceed the...
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    VSTSDB 2008 GDR July CTP is now available

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    Microsoft® Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition GDR July CTP http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=bb3ad767-5f69-4db9-b1c9-8f55759846ed&displaylang=en Most important changes: Project upgrade is now in place...
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    Update on Debugger Perf

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    One of the things we got a lot of performance feedback on in Beta 2 was the debugger.  We’ve been working hard on it since Beta 2 and it’s looking much better.  There was no single thing that was a magic bullet that made everything go faster...
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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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    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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    TFS Sidekicks 2.4 Released

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    If you haven't ever checked out the TFS Sidekicks from Attrice, here's a great opportunity to look at them. Attrice just released an update (version 2.4) with a bunch of new features and bug fixes. http://www.attrice.info/blog/2009/11/12/team-foundation...
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    Managing your TFS Server data

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    I recently got a recommendation from someone to check out "TFS Data Manager" from OnePulse. It was described as "Phenomenal". I've taken a few minutes to browse their web site and what I see looks very good. They are solving a bunch of problems customers...
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    Improvements for Continuous Integration using TFS

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    One of the big complaints we've gotten from customers trying to build a Continuous Integration or similar automated build and test system with VSTS has been around the difficulty of authoring and maintaining the test lists that identify what tests to...
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    Another innovation in the evolution of Hotfixes

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    I've been keeping you all abreast of changes in our Hotfix plans.  More than a year ago, we introduced the notion of advertising hotfixes and enabling people to browse and download the hotfixes the find most useful.  Prior to that, the only...
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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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    Requests for access to VS 2010 post Beta 2 SLCTP builds

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    Since I posted my offer to hook you up with one of the Super-Limited Community Technology Preview builds, I have received a number of requests. I'm happy to do it but I want to clarify one thing. A few people seem to have the assumption that the build...
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    Seven steps for manually integrating SDL into your team project

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    A few months ago, the Microsoft SDL team released their SDL Process Template for VSTS 2008 . When I blogged about the release, a number of you responded back to me that you wanted to have something like this that you could add to your existing team projects...
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    Sharing Team System Process Templates

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    There are as many processes for software development as there are software teams.  Ever since we shipped TFS, I have hoped that a community would form for sharing process ideas and for sharing process templates.  Creating new process templates...
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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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    Going Live with Beta 2

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    Jeff Beehler wrote a good post on what it means to "go-live" on Beta 2 and steps you need to take in order to get support. The only thing I'd add to his post is a little tempering of "high standards of quality". I want everyone to understand that it is...
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    Wrap up on CTP feedback

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    OK, I've digested the feedback from a variety of sources and want to play it back. As with any sufficiently involved topic, I won't capture everything everyone said but rather I'm just trying to capture the recurring patterns. So what I've heard is...
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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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    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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    What a week!

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    Every year, on the farm, I pick a few “big” projects to do.  Earlier this year I built cattle handling facilities.  I’m also building goat fencing - and if you think that’s a small feat, you just haven’t been around goats.  A friend of...
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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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    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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    New 2008 features

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    I didn't post a big list of features with my announcement post an hour or so ago.  However, here is a pointer to the final list of TFS 2008 features I posted a couple of months ago. http://blogs.msdn.com/bharry/archive/2007/08/08/final-tfs-2008-feature...
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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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    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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