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  • Brian Harry's blog

    High Availability TFS

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    Team Foundation Server is a critical component of any company's assets. It protects the very valuable IP that development teams create. As such it's important that it be reliable and secure. Building TFS on SQL Server went a long way toward accomplishing...
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    Configuring the new TreeDiff Power Toy

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    Someone asked me in a comment on my post announcing the new TFS Power Toys if there was any way to make it ignore certain files (like .obj files). The answer is yes. Rather than respond directly in a comment I decided to write a new post about it because...
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    New TFS Power Toys Available!

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    We've been working hard over the past several months and today we are releasing some of the fruits of that labor. There's a lot of news in this post so I'll try to organize it well. Official support for the TFS MSSCCI provider! The TFS MSSCCI...
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    Some guidelines for building TFS tools

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    Our MS IT group pulled together some "best practice" guidelines for building applications against TFS. We did this because we've started to see people build some internally that put a lot more load on the server than they really should. They just sent...
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    A Bit on Power Toy Philosophy

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    We're getting ready to release a ton of new TFS Power Toy news in the next few days and as I've been preparing for it, I've found myself reflecting on what Power Toys are about. I don't pretend to be pontificating any official Microsoft policy here but...
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    (Nearly) Last VSTS Training update

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    Last week I told you about the great success we had with the Beta teach of our 300 level training. Well today I got what I believe is the final schedule for content delivery - And I'm pleased to say that it's sooner than I led you to believe. Our current...
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    Chat with the VSTS Product group!

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    Next Wed 9/6 at 10:00am PDT we are holding an MSDN chat with members of the VSTS product group. Come join us and bring your favorite questions. Get the inside scoop on current (and maybe even some future) features. There should be good representations...
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    Another TFS success story

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    Here's a great post from someone who had some success with TFS and advocates using a team development system no matter what kind of project you are doing... http://asterland.spaces.live.com/Blog/cns!34D9D1C17F9DBFD8!209.entry Brian
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    TFS Proxy Testimonial

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    Martin Woodward has posted a cool article on his blog with his experiences setting up a TFS proxy server and the results he got with it: http://www.woodwardweb.com/vsts/000273.html Brian
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    Exporting Areas and Iterations

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    A couple of days ago someone asked me how to export the areas and iterations from one project and be able to use them as a template to create other projects. Creating a set of pre-defined Areas & Iterations is a feature of the TFS process templates...
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    August DevDiv TFS Dogfood Statistics

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    Another month, a lot more growth. We continue the process of onboarding teams and growing the data. Here's the updated data for August and (now that I'm using a decent blog editing tool) I can start including some cool graphs in these posts :) Users Recent...
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    An important milestone for TFS training

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    This week we held what we call our "Beta Teach" of our 300 level training material in Chicago. A "Beta Teach" is when we think we have all of the content ready and we bring in a group of people (in this case, about 20) and actually teach a class. The...
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    More Expirations Coming Soon...

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    This blog post has been replaced by: http://blogs.msdn.com/bharry/archive/2006/10/04/Last-word-on-TFS-Expirations-_2800_I-hope_2900_.aspx I have removed tha attached utility from this post as it is out of date. Please see the post above for a newer...
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    Microsoft's Team Foundation Server Deployment Topology

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    Given how much I talk about our internal "dogfooding" of TFS on this blog, I thought you might be interested in seeing a diagram of what our internal deployment actually looks like. This diagram was put together by our IT department a couple of weeks...
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    TFS Trial Edition and Release Candidate Expirations

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    We are rapidly approaching 6 months since TFS released. Yeah, that's right - Isn't it amazing how time flies? I've started to see a rash of emails from people who are discovering that their TFS trial Edition and Release Candidate installs are expiring...
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    Whitepaper on our TFS Dogfood deploytment

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    Our IT operations team put together a whitepaper here Deploying Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server as an Enterprise-Wide Service Technical Case Study that describes how they have rolled out the TFS service offering here at Microsoft. It describes...
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    July DevDiv dogfood statistics

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    Holy Toledo! The growth in data on our dogfood server just isn't slowing down. The file count (in particular) is really rocketing. We're now over 33 million (yes, million) files and I don't see any evidence that it's going to slow down soon. A while ago...
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    Cool stuff coming for Visual Studio Team System

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    VSTS Training Material Over the past several months I've been hearing a lot of people asking about the availability of training for Team Foundation Server. I've heard it from end users who are working on their adoption plans and from training partners...
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    June DevDev TFS statistics

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    The biggest area of growth in the last month is in work item tracking activity. The reason is that we hooked up a mirror between our "old" work item tracking system and TFS. This means that changes in each system is being replicated into the other. This...
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    New TFS MSSCCI Provider is available!

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    Today we have released an update to the TFS MSSCCI provider. It is available for download here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=87E1FFBD-A484-4C3A-8776-D560AB1E6198&displaylang=en Try it out and let us know what you think...
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    Tech Ed 2006

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    Last night I returned from Tech-Ed 2006. I got to do one presentation on TFS - sort of a "day in the life demo". Unfortunately feeback was mixed - some people loved it but the pattern in the negative feedback was that the screen resolution was too high...
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    Stuff in the pipe for Team Foundation Server

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    Just a brief note about stuff coming down the pipe for TFS... MSSCCI Provider We are working on a new release of the MSSCCI provider. It will have a variety of fixes for bugs that you have reported and that we have found internally. Some of the...
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    TFS statistics queries

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    You know how it goes - somehow there's just never enough days in the week to get everything done you want to get done. A couple of weeks ago I promised to post the queries I use to collecting statistics on our server - and other than feeling bad about...
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    Deploying TFS in the Developer Division at Microsoft

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    You haven't heard from me for a while because I've been taking a bit of a break for the past month to help out at home with our new daughter. I returned to work on Monday. As I'm getting back into the swing of things, I thought it would be a great time...
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    TFS MSSCCI Provider Available Now!

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    The new drop of the TFS MSSCCI provider is available now - even in the week we said it would be. See, we don't always miss our schedule :) The great new features and supported IDEs are listed in my last blog post. Please download the drop from http...
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