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  • Brian Harry's blog

    October DevDiv TFS Dogfood Statistics

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    A lot has been happening this last month. We've pretty much locked down TFS2005 SP1 and have been making good progress on the Orcas release. A couple of weeks ago I posted about the performance improvements coming in Orcas - the picture there only continues...
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    New TFS - Project Server Connector available

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    Around Beta1 of TFS V1 we created a "sample" to demonstrate how to connect TFS to Project Server and synchronize task information. It was a pretty basic sample and required a lot of work to turn it into a solution. Further, as TFS evolved through the...
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    A new VSTS tag for Channel 9

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    We recently added a tag to Channel 9 so you can easily find all of your favorite VSTS videos/interviews. Check it out at http://channel9.msdn.com/tags/VSTS Brian
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    Orcas Version Control Performance Improvements

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    I'm heading to Disney World for the week in the morning so I may not be blogging too much next week (we'll see what my wife has to say about it :)) Today I was reviewing some results from some performance work we are doing for Version Control in the Orcas...
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    The Training That Just Won't Die

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    Our training saga continue but is approaching closure - 2 steps forward, 1 step back. The 300 level content is complete and available. Remember that it is really designed for a classroom setting with a trained trainer. If you fit this category you...
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    A new look for Annotate

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    We've been refining annotate for inclusion in Orcas (BTW, I'll be blogging about all the cool TFS features coming in Orcas soon). We've been hooking up lots of nice features, like integrating it with history, diff, more editor features, implementing accessibility...
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    Visual Studio SP1 Feedback

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    I am looking to solicit feedback on what people think about SP1 so far. I realize it's only been a week or so but I've been searching the web looking for feedback. I've seen a bit... Lot's of discussion around Vista support Complaints about the...
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    Last word on TFS Expirations (I hope)

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    This blog post has been replaced by a newer one that covers both TFS 2005 and TFS 2008: http://blogs.msdn.com/bharry/archive/2008/01/15/checking-your-tfs-version-and-extending-trials.aspx People seem to still be having issues with trials. Some are...
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    Promised SP1 docs

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    We've been working on putting together docs on 4 SP1 features. The documentation team will be ultimately releasing it through MSDN online docs updates but until then, it will be released through blogs. Work Item Custom Controls - Includes docs on...
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    Some days...

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    Some days, I am very proud to work at this company - and today is one of them. I have to admit there are some days that I am both embarrassed and apologetic for things I've seen us do but I can tell you they are the rare days. You've heard me say several...
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    Bug fixes in TFS SP1

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    Well, I'm going to try to beat a new path here. We're trying to be more transparent about what we are doing, when we are doing it and why we are doing it. The downside of that can be that we go to far and get beaten over the head with the information...
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    Ramblings on VS SP1

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    Since the announcement of our SP1 release yesterday, there's been a variety of community feedback. Some in the press, some on blogs and some in email. I got one of those emails this morning and decided to write a few of my thoughts to share my perspective...
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    TFS SP1 Beta is available!!!

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    I am thrilled to announce that the much anticipated TFS SP1 Beta is available. You can get access to down load it by visiting the Microsoft Connect Site . Remember, it is a Beta so some caution is advised. It's been a long road but there's some great...
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    September TFS DevDiv Dogfood Statistics

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    Dogfood activity continues to be brisk but growth has slowed some in the last month. I think the ramp from the onboarding of so many Orcas feature crews is behind us and the growth will be slower until we bring on more PUs. Overall performance and availability...
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    Away for a week

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    Sorry you haven't heard from me for a while. It's been busy. I just got back from Redmond (spent all last week there). I was wrapping up a "special project". Given my background both in CLR and in databases, I was asked to spend a few weeks looking at...
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    The Next TFS Power Toy Release

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    We are in the (very early) planning process for the next TFS Power Toy release. You can read my earlier posts to see what constraints we currently put on Power Toys. Some key constraints are things like "Pure add-on" and "Delivers real value". How do...
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    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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