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  • Brian Harry's blog

    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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    Visual Studio Team System Chat - Wed, Nov 8th

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    Sorry for the late notice but we are having a Team System Chat tomorrow and I'm hoping lots of people will be there. The last one about a month ago was a record with something like 200 questions in 1 hour. I'll be there and happy to answer (as best I...
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    Improvements for Continuous Integration using TFS

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    One of the big complaints we've gotten from customers trying to build a Continuous Integration or similar automated build and test system with VSTS has been around the difficulty of authoring and maintaining the test lists that identify what tests to...
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    Pretty cool TFS add-on

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    I just got mail informing me that Attrice has released a new version of their TFS add-on called TFS Sidekick. It is a VS plugin that adds some interesting new features, including... The ability to edit build definitions more easily inside Team Explorer...
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    Revenge of the training that won't die

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    I have to start by apologizing profusely for how this whole training thing has gone. Personnally, I feel like an idiot for how many times we've said the training would be ready and then it wasn't or made it available only to take it away again. It's been...
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    Visual Studio Hotfixes are Available!

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    I'm incredibly pleased to announce that the first batch of Visual Studio and .NET Framework Hotfixes (we call them QFE's - Quick Fix from Engineering) is available . They are posted on connect.microsoft.com. It will require you to register but then you...
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    Updated look for TreeDiff

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    Well, among other things, it's now called Folder Diff :) We've been doing a lot of work on Folder Diff as part of incorporating it into the Orcas release of TFS. Some key new features include: An improved look (I think :), you can be the judge though...
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    Moving your TFS SharePoint site

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    We've gotten tons of requests since we shipped TFS v1.0 from customers who want more flexibility with the configuration of the SharePoint server that TFS uses. Some want to use a SharePoint web farm that they already have. Others want to use a pre-existing...
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    Update on "Some days"...

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    The wheels have been turning on my promise to investigate making hot fixes more widely available. It hasn't unfurled quite the way I had pictured but I'm still pretty happy with the result. The hot fixes with be made available through http://connect.microsoft...
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