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  • Brian Harry's blog

    February DevDiv Dogfood Statistics

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    Overall, it's been a pretty uneventful month for the dogfood server. The biggest milestone is that we are now consistently over 1,000 active users on the system. Files & Folders are approaching the 100M mark and should hit it within the next few months...
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    Managing Quality (part 3) - Performance Testing

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    If you read my blog much, then you know performance and scale are near and dear to my heart. If you read back far enough in my blog, you'll find a bunch of information on my philosphy of performance testing and what we've done for TFS. I'm going to repeat...
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    Update on TFS and the upcoming Daylight Savings Time changes in the US

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    We continue to make progress testing TFS for the upcoming Daylight Savings Time changes. In an earlier post, I included details and links to information about the change and its affect on other Microsoft software. Our testing has uncovered the following...
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    Managing Quality (part 2) - Automated Testing

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    As I described in my last article, our first layer of quality assessment is build "scouting", designed to do a shallow but broad pass across the product to determine if it's worthwhile to proceed with deeper testing. Our next layer is more thorough automated...
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    Managing Quality (part 1) - Build Quality

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    Over the past several months my blog has transformed into more of an announcement forum. And while that's a service I'm happy to provide, I'm not satisfied with it. I want to exchange ideas and share thoughts about topics all (ok, maybe many) software...
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    TFS Certification Beta Exam

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    We continue to work on our TFS training offerings. Rob Caron has just announced our next step down this path - a Beta of a new TFS Certification exam. If you are in the business of development process consulting, this could give you a leg up. Check it...
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    Our First Orcas perf results at load

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    I'm just giddy today. We've been running performance tests for a while on Orcas and I've reported some of the great results on my blog. We've also been running stress tests (running a server under heavy load for an extended period of time to measure reliability...
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    Daylight Savings Time Changes Coming

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    As you probably know, the beginning and ending dates of daylight savings time are changing this year. I'm writing to inform you of the implications of this change for Team Foundation Server. We are testing around this change and doing code reviews...
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    Channel 9 Videos on Team Foundation Server

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    A few weeks ago we taped several MSDN Channel 9 videos on TFS. Over the next few days, we will be releasing them on the Web. The first is available now - an interview with Doug Neumann (Group Program Manager for TFS Version Control, Build and Admin &...
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    SourceSafe on Vista

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    Richard Berg has some news to share about SourceSafe and Vista support and he asked that I help get some eyes on it. If you are interested in SourceSafe, please take a look at: Clarifying SourceSafe support on Vista SourceSafe on Vista part 2 Thanks Brian
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    TeamCity adding support for TFS

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    JetBrains, the makers of TeamCity, Resharper and other cool developer productivity tools have begun integration with TFS (in addition to SourceSafe, Subversion and other systems they already support). They have a pre-release of TeamCity available for...
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    TFSServerManager PowerTool

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    Ever since we started dogfooding TFS internally, I've been working on a tool I call TFSServerManager. It's a bit of a misnomer because it's not really a management tool as much as it is an operations tool. In the very early days it started as a tool to...
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    A VS SP1 Bug Fix List Posted

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    Yesterday we posted a list of all bugs that were reported through the http://connect.microsoft.com site and fixed in VS2005 SP1. The link is here and you'll find that there are 398 of them. You can click in the link for each bug and go to the Connect...
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    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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