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  • Brian Harry's blog

    Creating installers with Visual Studio

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    Some years ago we discontinued support for creating installer projects in Visual Studio and directed people to InstallShield for that functionality.  There were a number of reasons for that decision that I won’t detail here.  However, there...
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    Problems installing TFS SP1

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    For a while now I've been seeing people struggling with some TFS SP1 install issues and I've been silent about it for too long. I was waiting for my team to investigate the issues and compile a summary. I appologize for not speaking up about it sooner...
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    More pricing and licensing changes coming

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    Earlier this year, we started a process of reviewing our pricing and licensing for Team Foundation Server and Visual Studio Online .  Our intent was to review all of the customer feedback we’ve received to look for changes that would simplify purchasing...
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    VS 2015 CTP6 and TFS 2015 CTP1 shipped today

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    Today we shipped Visual Studio 2015 CTP6 and TFS 2015 CTP1. You can download both here: Download Visual Studio 2015 CTP 6 and Team Foundation Server 2015 CTP You can also read the release notes to learn more about them: Visual Studio 2015...
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    Team Foundation Server Capacity Planning

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    We've nearly completed our full line of load testing to determine the recommended server configurations for various sizes of teams using Team Foundatation Server V1. Everything we've published before now were "goals". This is the first comprehensive publishing...
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    What's new with TFS Beta 3?

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    Well, I'm back. Yes, I feel terrible that it's been what 18 months since I last posted here. All I can say is that I'm going to try to do better. Somehow in the daily crush of emergencies I just never seem to find the time to sit down and write something...
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    Some thoughts on a comment about VS 2012.3

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    Yesterday, I got a thoughtful comment from Dean on my post about Update 3.  I sat down to write a response this morning and it turned into a but of a novel (in fact, the blog says it’s too long to post as a comment ).  So I’ve turned it into...
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    Visual Studio 2012 Update 1 – Final CTP

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    ***UPDATE Nov-28 2012*** Update 1 has now released and the final CTP is no longer available. See this post for more info: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/bharry/archive/2012/11/26/visual-studio-2012-update-1-is-available.aspx Today we released the final CTP...
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    TFS 2010 Support for Project Server

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    We have just released a CTP demonstrating integration between Team Foundation Server 2010 and Project Server 2010 (the final product will also support Project Server 2007 but the CTP is 2010 only). This CTP is provided as a Virtual Machine and is not...
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    State of VS 2010 Performance

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    Up until Christmas, I was blogging almost every day about the progress we’ve made on addressing the Beta 2 feedback that VS 2010 had significant performance issues.  Since then, our efforts have hardly taken a break.  I saw active investigations...
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    Announcing Continuous Deployment to Azure with Team Foundation Service

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    I mentioned earlier this week in my sprint 31 deployment post that we were working on some bigger things I wasn’t ready to talk about yet.  Well, this is one of them…. As development organizations are trying to improve the cycle times on their development...
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    Announcing a Build Service for Team Foundation Service

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    Today in my VS Live keynote, I announced and demonstrated a new cloud based build service for our Team Foundation Service on Azure . From the beginning with tfspreview, you’ve been able to do builds, but – you had to install, manage, patch...
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    Typescript - a real world story of adoption in TFS

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    As you may know, we've had a web UI for TFS for quite some time. In our TFS 2012 release, we did a pretty major overhaul of our web UI to modernize it - both in look and feel and in architecture. We moved to REST/Json, and a lot more in-browser Javascript...
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    Team System 2010 Overview

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    I’ve been threatening for 6 months to start blogging about VSTS 2010 features and somehow it’s just never made it to the top of my list.  With the Beta 1 release coming increasingly closer, it seems like I’m running out of time to tell you much about...
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    Portfolio Management: TFS <-> Project Server Integration in Beta

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    Hot on the heels of announcing the release of Feature Pack 2 – the Testing Feature Pack , I’m excited to announce that the Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010 and Project Server Integration Feature Pack is now in Beta. To avoid being...
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    Urban Turtle for Scrum and TFS

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    In November I started a series about “ TFS as an open platform ” and, as part of that I’m writing about some of the top tier 3rd party enhancements to TFS.  I wrote about Tasktop/Mylyn and Team Companion .  Today, I want to tell you about Urban...
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    "Concurrent" users

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    Very frequently I get requests asking "how many concurrent users does Team Foundation Server support"? I really don't like this question. What is a "concurrent user"? In a stateless request/response web based application, there really is no such...
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    VS 2013 round tripping

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    In VS 2012, we introduced the notion of “round-tripping”.  This meant the ability for VS 2012 to load and save VS 2010 compatible solutions/projects.  That was a huge customer ask and I’ve heard a lot of feedback since then that customers rely...
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    A little history on me and the Visual Studio Team System

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    This is my first blog and I'm pretty new to it so I'm pretty certain I'll violate the accepted standards of conduct for a while so please bear with me while I come up to speed. I take feedback well :) My first experiences with community were a few...
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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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    VS & TFS 2013 Update 4 CTP 1 is available

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    I don’t know about you but it’s kind of hard for me to wrap my head around the fact that we are already on the road to delivering Visual Studio 2013.4 and Team Foundation Server 2013.4.  Update 3 wasn’t that long ago.  Today we are delivering...
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    Introducing Kanban

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    Today, we enabled a new kanban board Team Foundation Service.  Check out the news here for more information about  the experience and how we plan to evolve it. I also wanted to mention that our plan is to include the kanban support in our first...
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    Licensing changes - User acceptance testing and Agile planning

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    This is next in a series of licensing and feature changes that I laid out in December. With this, I think all of the cloud changes (and more) that I described have been made. Some of the on-prem changes will be available as we release more on-prem updates...
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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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    Team Foundation Service Preview is public!

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    Since we announced the Team Foundation Service Preview at the BUILD conference last year, we’ve limited the onboarding of new customers by requiring invitation codes to create accounts. The main reason for this has been to control the growth of...
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