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  • Brian Harry's blog

    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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    Update on Team Foundation Server Roadmap

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    It's been about 4 months now since I published the first Team Foundation Server roadmap. A lot has happened since then. For one thing, we've just about completed all of the feature work (final feature checkins will be this week). For another, we announced...
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    New Forum on MSDN for Team System Web Access

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    In the last few days, we have launched a new MSDN Forum for discussions of Team System Web Access: http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowForum.aspx?ForumID=1466&SiteID=1 We have redirected the forums at the devBiz site to the new forum on...
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    Update on devBiz Acquisition

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    We're about a week past the closing of the devBiz (makers of TeamPlain Web Access for VSTS) acquisition and it's been a busy week. There's been a lot of interest and questions and people are really excited. Clearly there have been a lot of comments on...
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    Microsoft Acquires TeamPlain!

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    Today we are announcing that Microsoft has acquired DevBiz Business Solutions, the makers of the popular TeamPlain Web Access for Team System. TeamPlain is a web front end for VSTS that enables users to access the majority of TFS functionality from within...
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    New Guidance on TFS

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    Check out the newly released guidance that the Patterns and Practices team has been working on for TFS: http://blogs.msdn.com/jmeier/archive/2007/03/26/vsts-guidance-project-update.aspx It includes: Explained: Branching in Team Foundation Server...
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    SD West and the Jolt Awards

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    On Monday of this week I was in San Jose at the SD West conference to give a keynote. I'm told that a couple of years ago we (Microsoft) gave a "marketing" keynote and the audience was extremely dissatisfied. So I went in with a very different approach...
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    TFS Branching Guidance

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    We get lots of questions about how to organize version control in TFS, particularly around branching. We've wrtten a white paper describing branching approaches and best practices. A lot of this is based on who we do it internally. Jeff wrote a longer...
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    TFS 2005 & SQL Server 2005 SP2

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    I've gotten a bunch of questions lately about whether or not TFS works with SQL SP2. I confirmed today that all of our Microsoft production instances of TFS (about 15 of them) are running SQL 2005 SP2. So I have pretty darned solid confirmation that it...
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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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    Orcas Dogfood Upgrade - I/O Statistics Delayed

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    We got some I/O statistics on Friday night. Unfortunately it was not what I was looking for. The version control drives were omitted from the collection and there was much less sproc analysis than I expected. The ops team is going back to replan what...
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    Orcas Dogfood Upgrade - CPU Utilization

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    I think we've got enough data now that we can put a stake in the ground about where we stand on CPU utilization improvements. We've still got a bit more tuning and improvements to make but it's probably within 10% of where it will turn out. We've made...
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    March DevDiv Dogfood Statistics

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    Time for the monthly installment again :) I've been swamped lately and not able to make progress on my "Managing Quality" series. I'll get back to that shortly. This is the first monthly dogfood statistics update since the upgrade of the DevDiv dogfood...
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    Dogfood Server Upgrade - End of Week 1

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    The first week of the Orcas Dogfood server upgrade will end today. It's been a fantastic (if hectic) week. After the initial spate of issues we hit Monday, it quieted down pretty quickly. We got the significant issues fixed on Tuesday and have been making...
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    Visual Studio SP1 Refresh Releases!

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    Yesterday we released VS 2005 SP1 refresh (this is what we have, in the past, called the Vista GDR). Primarily it is a set of bug fixes to make VS 2005 work really well on Vista. You can read more about it here: http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/features...
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    DevDiv Dogfood Status Update

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    The deployment of Orcas to the DevDiv dogfood server finished ahead of schedule this weekend. We completed the procedure by Saturday night thanks to hard work from the IT team and key people on the TFS team assisting. We spent Sunday shaking out a couple...
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    Some Cool Posts

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    I've seen some cool posts on our product over the past few days that I wanted to bring to your attention. Jeff published a list of useful links to information on testing with Team System . Ameya published an interesting post on using Visio to...
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    Updated VS 2005 SDK Available

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    Wow, it's hard to keep up with all of the cool stuff for me to talk about! Yesterday we released an updated version of the VS SDK and it's full of lots of cool new stuff. You can download it here if you want to check it out. You can also read more about...
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    Visual Studio Orcas March CTP is Available!

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    The Visual Studio "Orcas" March CTP is available and now contains TFS. In this you will find the majority of the feature work we plan to do for our Orcas release. I appreciate those of you who can look it over and give us feedback. Use http://connect...
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