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  • Brian Harry's blog

    Team Explorer Everywhere 2012 Update available

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    During the excitement of the releases last week is that we also shipped a new version of Team Explorer Everywhere – our Eclipse and Cross-Platform client for Team Foundation Server.  This is officially part of the TFS 2012 wave of products, meaning...
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    A few more Visual Studio 2013 Preview features

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    I recently announced the availability of the Visual Studio 2013 and Team Foundation Server 2013 previews. There are a couple of new features available with this preview that I’d like to talk a bit more about. Cloud Load Testing Now that the...
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    Visual Studio 2013 Preview is available

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    Today at the Build conference, we announced the availability of Visual Studio 2013 Preview and Team Foundation Server 2013 Preview. You can download them here . You can also read my blog post from Tech Ed for a bunch of info on the new ALM features. You...
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    Visual Studio 2012.3 is released

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    Today we officially released Visual Studio 2012.3 and Team Foundation Server 2012.3. All in all, these are small releases, mostly containing high priority bug fixes and a few changes to improve the compatibility/interop story with VS 2013. You can read...
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    An update on the forums refresh

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    As with any significant change, there is a period of “burn in” the tune it. I want to thank everyone who has already provided feedback and ask that you please keep it coming. We’ve already released an update with some improvements for the “easy stuff...
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    Enterprise grade Git

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    In my Visual Studio 2013 post from TechEd a couple of weeks ago, I made a very innocuous comment about including Git support in our TFS 2013 preview that will ship next week (at the Build conference).  I wanted to take a few minutes to expand upon...
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    Team Foundation Service Update – June 19

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    Today we updated the service with our sprint 49 work.  You can read the details of the significant improvements on the news blog .  In the grand scheme of things, it’s a comparatively small update.  We released so much on Jun 3rd for TechEd...
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    A refresh of our forums

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    We’ve just completed and launched a new version of the Microsoft forums.  We’ve worked really hard to substantially improve the experience both for people looking for answers and those providing them.  We started by making it easier to find...
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    Excuse me sir, your cow is stuck in the mud

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    I try to share some of the funnier and stranger stories from my life.  Unfortunately, I don’t always remember to share them. I’m working from home today because I’ve got an all day phone call with people in Redmond.  As I was sitting and waiting...
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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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    Visual Studio 2013

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    Hold on to your seat, this is going to be a long one… Today at TechEd, I announced Visual Studio 2013 and Team Foundation Server 2013 and many of the Application Lifecycle Management features that they include. Today, we enabled some of those features...
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    Team Foundation Service Update – May 28

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    Sorry for being a little late with this but I’ve been traveling this week and it’s thrown me off.  On Tues May 28th, we deployed our Sprint 48 build to Team Foundation Service.  It was quite gratifying to see the deployment go incredibly smoothly...
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    Visual Studio 2012.3 RC2 available

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    We are getting close to shipping Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server 2012.3 (Update 3).  This week we shipped Release Candidate 2 (RC2).  We’re down to fixing just the last few bugs and if you are thinking up upgrading to Update 3, now...
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    Support on Team Foundation Service

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    Update: Um, egg on face.  When I first posted this, it ended up having the email thread with the customer attached.  I updated it to remove it as quickly as possible but I sincerely apologize. I got an email from a customer a couple of days...
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    New Windows Dev Center release

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    Yesterday we launched a new Windows Dev Center .  You might ask “Why are you telling us about that, Brian?”  Well, the answer is that my team is responsible for MSDN and much of the infrastructure behind it.  We partner very closely with...
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    Team Foundation Service Update – May 13

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    Yesterday, we deployed an update to Team Foundation Service.  You can read the release notes to see the improvements.  The improvements aren’t major but there’s a few nice things – Some updates to UI styling with a greater use of color, some...
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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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    TFS 2012.2 Power Tools update available

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    Yesterday we released our update to the TFS 2012 Power Tools to work with VS/TFS 2012.2 (Update 2). TFS 2012 Power Tools TFS 2012 Build extensions MSSCCI provider (32 bit) MSSCCI provider (64 bit) Yes, I see the irony in announcing this the day after...
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    Visual Studio 2012.3 (Update 3) “go-live” CTP is now available

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    I know it seems like 2012.2 just released (at least it does to me) but we’re already well into our schedule for 2012.3. Today, we released the updates for both Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server. This is the first “go-live” release...
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    Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 (VS 2012.2) ISOs available

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    I’ve had a healthy discussion with some of you on this post and we’ve received quite a lot of feedback on Soma’s blog and other places.  Based on this feedback we’ve produced ISOs for Visual Studio Update 2 and decided that for these "”larger...
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    Team Explorer Everywhere 2012 Update 2

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    I missed announcing the availability of Team Explorer Everywhere Update 2.  We released the update the first week of April.  You can get it either by: Downloading it from our download page or If you use our Eclipse Update site ( http://dl.microsoft...
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    Updated TFS 2010 MSSCCI Provider

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    Last week we released an update to the TFS 2010 MSSCCI provider .  The primary motivator for this release was to enable it to work with VS 2005.  This now enables you to connect to TFS 2012 using VS 2005, particularly from Windows XP. ...
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    Visual Studio Tools for Git Update available

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    Yesterday, we released a major update to our Visual Studio Tools for Git.  While still nowhere near done, we feel like we’ve crossed a significant threshold of completeness and usability.  If you’re already using them or have tried them and...
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    Sprint 45 service issues

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    If you are a regular user of our Team Foundation Service - particularly during peak times, you've probably noticed that it hasn't been running as seamlessly as usual. Our recent issues started with our sprint 45 deployment that I wrote about here and...
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    VS/TFS 2012.2 (Update 2) released today

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    Today, we released our second update to Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server 2012.  You can read a fairly detailed post with all the new capabilities on the ALM blog.  There’s a ton of new value in the in this update as evidenced by the...
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