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  • Brian Harry's blog

    Managing Quality (part 7) - Code Coverage

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    Code coverage is a multi-edged sword :) There is no one right answer for how to do it and there are many ways to misuse it. Here I'll talk about how to think about code coverage and then talk about what we do and reports we use to track it. Let's say...
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    All Orcas Beta 1 downloads are now available

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    It has taken a while to get all of the downloads finalized but they are done. In addition to the VPCs that were available a week or two ago, we now have all of the installation packages for those that want to install it themselves. The main Beta 1 page...
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    Want to learn about the TFS Warehouse?

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    One of the devs on the TFS data warehouse team has just started blogging. He plans to blog "how to" and conceptual explanations around the warehouse for a while. He posted his first blog post yesterday. It is an overview of 4 of the TFS warehouse perspectives...
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    Changing a User's Display Name

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    Those of you who have tried changing people's display name in active directory have noticed that TFS does not automatically pick up that change and propogate it to all of the appropriate places. It does pick it up and the pick list for the assigned to...
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    Chicago VSTS user group

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    Clark Sell sent me the following announcement and asked me to publicize it. I'm always happy to help bring attention to new and growing VSTS user groups. Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team System is the best integrated software development platform...
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    Round One of Channel 9 Videos is Done

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    We've recently published the last couple of the first round of Channel 9 videos that Brian Keller taped a few months ago. Read about it on Brian's blog here: http://blogs.msdn.com/briankel/archive/2007/04/26/more-channel-9-interviews-with-the-team-foundation...
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    Team Project and Branching Guidance

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    Among the most common questions I hear about TFS are "How do I structure my Team Projects?" and "How do I organize my branches?" Clearly both are very related questions. We've put together some whitepapers to help give some people some guidance on both...
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    Update on our upcomming Team System Chat

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    We've decided to add another Team System Chat today at a time that is more convenient for our Asian customers. It's probably still not perfect but should help. The additional chat will be on Friday, April 27th, 2007 from 4:00pm - 5:00pm Pacific Time....
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    A new TFS Sidekick release from Attrice

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    Our friends at Attrice have released version 1.3 of their TFS Sidekicks tools. These tools are great add-ons to TFS that add great functionality to Team Explorer. This new version includes a "shelvesets sidekick" and improvements to the labels sidekick...
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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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    Migration and Synchronization Toolkit Prerelease

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    For the past 6 or 9 months we've been working on something we call the Migration & Synchronization toolkit. It is a framework for building tools that either convert from other systems to TFS or synchronize other systems with TFS. We frequently think...
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    Visual Studio Code Name Orcas Available!

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    Orcas Beta 1 is now available for download . I don't think all of the SKUs are available yet - they will be dribbling out over the next week or so but the VPCs for VSTS Team Suite and TFS server are available now. To a first approximation (the primary...
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    First TFS Best Practices Analyzer Success

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    We've been working for the past several months on a new Power Tool - a TFS Best Practices Analyzer. The goal of this tool is to diagnose TFS configuration and operation problems quickly and easily. As you probably know, TFS is a pretty complex installation...
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    New Fiddler Release

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    This is my last post for today, I promise. But Ed Glas (on the VSTS Test team) asked me to help publicize this. We recently posted a new release of Fiddler - a really nice web test recording tool. It was not written by the VSTS team but they have started...
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    Managing Quality (part 6) - Community Feedback

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    I touched on one aspect of customer involvement in our quality efforts in my last post about Dr. Watson. There are a variety of other metrics we track and measure ourselves against that are more overtly community oriented. Before I drill into the metrics...
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    Dogfood I/O Analysis

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    I've been falling so far behind on everything I'm supposed to do I just can't stand it. Today is my day to try to catch up on blogging. I promised I'd follow up on the dogfood I/O analysis from the Orcas upgrade. Well, I got the results a week or two...
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    April DevDiv Dogfood Statistics

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    It’s now been over a month since the DevDiv dogfood server upgrade to Orcas bits. We’ve continued to poke and prod at the server and make patches as we identify issues. The rate has slowed down from that first hectic week of several patches a day to about...
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    Configuring TFS to use Sharepoint 2007

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    Over the past several months we've gotten countless requests from people who want to use the new Sharepoint 2007 (WSS 3.0) with their TFS server (instead of Sharepoint 2003 (WSS 2.0)). Our plan has been to release support for Sharepoint 2007 in the Orcas...
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    Microsoft Announces Silverlight

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    Check out Soma's blog today: http://blogs.msdn.com/somasegar/archive/2007/04/15/silverlight-the-next-generation-web-media-experiences.aspx He announced a new project called Silverlight that enables amazingly cool cross browsers, cross platform web...
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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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    Cool work item add-on

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    Sorry for so many posts today but I'm working through my mail backlog from last week and running across a ton of cool stuff. Here's one someone sent me that enables management of work item hierarchies and a neat "recycle bin" for work items. http:...
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    TFS & Delphi

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    I ran across this great post about getting TFS and Delphi working together and thought I'd share it... http://tikotal.blogspot.com/2007/04/connecting-team-foundation-server.html Brian
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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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    Process for requesting TeamPlain refunds

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    In an earlier post I described the refund program we are putting in place for people who purchased TeamPlain from devBiz just before they were acquired by Microsoft. Refunds are available to people who purchased with 30 days before the close of the acquisition...
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    Back by Popular Demand

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    Due to the demand for the VSTS Web Access v2.0 preview, we have again made it available on the devBiz site here: http://www.devbiz.com/teamplain/webaccess/download.aspx This is a pre-release of what will become the TFS Power Tool release of the VSTS...
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