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  • Brian Harry's blog

    OData for Team Foundation Service

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    Last week I wrote about accessing TFS using OData and how this makes writing device apps against TFS easier.  Friday, we published the OData support on our online service – Team Foundation Service at: https://tfsodata.visualstudio.com .  If...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Team Foundation Server on Azure IaaS Guidance

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    Over the last year, I’ve run across numerous customers who are looking for cloud benefits but aren’t ready to go to VS Online – for any number of reasons.  I asked the Ranger team to put together some guidance on helping people make this decision...
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    Progress on devBiz Components

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    Thank you for your patience as we work through the feedback we've gotten after announcing the devBiz acquisition. The last open issue is feedback from customers of the devBiz components (devMail, etc.) that need a way forward for their use of the components...
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    VS 2005 support for TFS 2010 coming soon

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    I know many of you have been waiting patiently for our update to Team Explorer 2005 that will enable it to interact with TFS 2010. In the past I've said it would be available by the 2010 launch. I just wanted to give you a status update and let you know...
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    that CONFERENCE

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    I got a request from a friend to mention a new conference that’s coming up this fall in August in Wisconsin.  It looks like a good opportunity to stay up to date on the latest technologies and rub elbows with your peers.  Check it out if you...
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    GamCom Talmia - A very cool process automation tool for TFS

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    GamCom have just released a video demo of Talmia , their innovative process workflow tool for Team Foundation Server. The video shows how an example development process can be implemented so that work items are created and updated automatically along...
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    Cool checkin policy

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    Someone forwarded this link to me the other day. We get requests fairly often for a checkin policy that enforces comments. Often enough that we released one as part of our Power Tools a few months ago. However, this one looks better than ours. I haven...
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    ALM Catalyst workshops

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    During the months of April, May and June, we are running a series of workshops on Application Lifecyle Management with Team system. These workshops are not just about how to use the tools but ideas for improving your software development process. There...
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    Blogging about testing

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    With our Rosario release, we are entering the software quality tools market in an even more serious way than we are today. You've heard me talk before about the "pillars" of the Rosario release and one of them being - Testing and Application Quality....
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    French and German Team System Web Access have shipped

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    On Thursday I announced that the Japanese version of Team System Web Access (TSWA) was available. Today, I have the pleasure of announcing that both the German and French versions are now available. I know these two are going to be quite popular because...
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