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  • Brian Harry's blog

    Orcas Work Item Tracking Performance Improvements

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    Back in October I published some results from the performance work we've done on version control for Orcas. We've also been working on work item tracking performance improvements - I mentioned them in our last dogfood server statistics. I'm very pleased...
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    5 Things You Didn't Know About Me

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    Thanks for tagging me Rob (I think :)) I can't say I've ever heard of this game before but I guess I'm in. It seems a bit like a new version of a chain letter (do they every really go away?) but I suppose no harm is done :) I don't think coming up...
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    January DevDiv TFS Dogfood Statistics

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    I skipped the December dogfood update because the activity numbers were so skewed at the end of the month by people’s vacations. There’s nothing that particularly stands out about the dogfood server over the last month. It continues to grow. Availability...
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    January Visual Studio "Orcas" CTP Available

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    Great news! Visual Studio Code Name "Orcas" January 2007 CTP is now available publicly to all customers!! It is being released as a Virtual PC (VPC) image as well as a self-extracting install .. There's lots of great new stuff in it - you can check...
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    Happy New Year

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    I never got around to saying it when I got back. Sorry, just seems like there's never enough time in the day to do everything. I hope everyone had a good time off - I know I did. I spent WAY too much time playing World of Warcraft. It's embarassing to...
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    New Orcas specs published

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    Today we published a bunch of new Orcas specs. There are new/updated VS specs and 3 new (and 1 updated) TFS specs . Folder Diff - The spec for the productized version of the TreeDiff PowerToy feature. Check it out and see the improvements we're making...
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    New version of TeamLook released by Personify Design

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    If you haven't checked out TeamLook yet it's worth a peak. It provides integration of Team Foundation Server work item tracking into Microsoft Outlook. It allows you to manage your work items in Outlook, easily file bugs from mail threads, etc. It's a...
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    VSTS Receives 2006 Tester's Choice Awards

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    Time for a little marketing blurb again :) I promise I won't do it too often. In December, Software Test and Performance Magazine announced their Tester's Choice Awards. You can get a copy of their December issue and read all about it. The Visual...
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    What's in a Code Name?

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    Mary Jo Foley is writing about one Microsoft code name per day on her blog . I think it's pretty cool and there's a few code names I've never even heard of before. She has written about a couple of Developer Division code names so I thought I'd add my...
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    New TFS Tools Available!

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    Last night we released version 1.2 of the Team Foundation Server MSSCCI Provider. This tool enables a wide range of IDEs to access TFS. It is available for download here and is for use by anyone who owns a Team Foundation Server Client Access License...
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    Update on Bug fixes in TFS SP1

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    A couple of months ago I blogged the list of bug fixes & enhancements in TFS SP1 . Since then, we added a few more. Here are the additional ones. Some of them are just about fixing bugs with the patch itself. I filtered those out of the initial list...
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    A Team System User's group in Minneapolis too

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    I just got email that there's a new Team System users group in Minneapolis now - in addition to the one I mentioned in Boston several weeks ago. It's great to see the community of people interested in Team System continue to grow. Here's the link if you...
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    Visual Studio SP1 is Released!

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    I'm happy to announce that VS SP1 (including Visual Studio Team System) has released. It's been a long time in the making and I know it's been frustrating waiting but it is finally available and there is a ton of good stuff in it. I've blogged about some...
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    Release Cadence

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    Sorry I've been away a while. It's been almost 2 weeks since I've posted anything of much interest. It's been crazy trying to get so many things finished up by the end of the year and I just haven't had time to think straight. I've been trying to figure...
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    TFS Virtual Labs on MSDN

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    There's a cool new offering on MSDN now that enables people to give TFS a try without having to deal with downloading it or installing it or almost anything. I tried it last night and all I had to do was go to the site, download some small ActiveX control...
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    Team Foundation Server Roadmap

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    I've been hinting at this coming for while now. I think I promised it would come out in Dec and here it is on the last day of Nov :). I hope this is helpful to you in knowing where we are headed and also in giving us feedback on where we are missing the...
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    MSDN Chats on VSTS

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    We've been conducting fairly regular chats on VSTS. They've been very lively and we've good participation. The last one was November 8th and the transcript from it is here . We've got another one coming up on December 6th at 10am PST. Please join us if...
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    A New Team System User's Group in Boston

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    It's really cool to see user's groups for Team System start to pop up around the country. Michael just announced a new one in Boston. I've offered to come up there and speak at it sometime in the spring. If you know of more user's groups let me know,...
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    TFS and Reliability and Disaster Recovery

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    We continue to evolve and improve upon the TFS reliability and disaster recovery story. Fundamentally reliability and disaster recovery are about preserving service (or minimizing outage) and eliminating data loss in the face of failure in components...
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    TFS V1 is incompatible with WSS 3.0

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    There seems to have been a fair number of questions on this issue so Jason Barile wrote something up about it on his blog . We are working to add support for WSS 3.0 for the Orcas release of TFS. Brian
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    More Transparency

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    Recently we've been discussing CTPs and you have given us some great feedback about what you like and don't like. We'll be using that feedback inform our future plans. I'd like to talk to you about another form of transparency we've been working on -...
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    November DevDiv Dogfood Statistics

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    I’m a bit early with my statistics this month but I didn’t want to get too close to Thanksgiving. Activity is down this month (particularly in work item tracking) but # of users is up. The primary reason is some fixes to internal tools that have dropped...
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    SD Times Article about TFS

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    SD Times recently posted an article about TFS (and about VS Orcas). I’m only going to talk about the TFS part of it here and leave any thoughts on the broader VS and Vista comments to others to comment on. I think it’s a good and balanced article. ...
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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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    Feedback on VS Community Technology Previews (CTPs)

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    We recently had an internal email thread with some people on our advisory councils giving us feedback on our CTP process. There was some interesting and somewhat surprising feedback. I wanted to solicit broader feedback from the community on what you...
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