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  • Brian Harry's blog

    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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    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    This blog post has been replaced by: http://blogs.msdn.com/bharry/archive/2006/10/04/Last-word-on-TFS-Expirations-_2800_I-hope_2900_.aspx I have removed tha attached utility from this post as it is out of date.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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    The New Team Explorer in TFS 11

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    You’ve seen snippets of the new Team Explorer in previous posts I’ve done on version control improvements .   In this post, I’m going to focus on the new Team Explorer experience, talk a bit more about what overall changes we’ve made and why...
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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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    News from Connect();

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    This week we had our “Connect();” developer event in New York.  We made a ton of announcements.  You’ll find a bunch on Soma’s blog , the Visual Studio blog , the Visual Studio ALM blog and in the release notes . At the highest level, we announced...
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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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    New page on VS Online Agile Tooling

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    We’re in the process of trying to significantly upgrade the content on our Visual Studio website .  We’re starting with the pages that describe what VS Online is and why you might want to use it.  The first new page is on Agile Tools . ...
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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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    Code Search on VS Online

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    In November, at our Connect(); event, I gave a sneak peek at a few features/services coming to VS Online, and ultimately Team Foundation Server. Among the things I demoed was a new source code search feature. I’m happy to say that the next step...
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    Visual Studio Online ISO 27001 Certification and European Model Clauses

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    In December, we hit an important milestone for Visual Studio Online. We received ISO 27001 certification and added the European Model Clauses to our service terms. We take protection of customer data very seriously and work hard to ensure your data...
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    Visual Studio 2013 RTM Available

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    In the wee hours of the morning this morning, we made the final versions of Visual Studio 2013, Team Foundation Server 2013 and .NET 4.51 available.  You can download the trials and related products and MSDN subscribers can download the licensed...
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    Visual Studio Online Update – Feb 18

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    Yesterday we began our sprint 78 VS Online deployment.  You can check out the release notes here: http://www.visualstudio.com/news/2015-feb-18-vso .  there are a few nice improvements. It will likely take 4 or 5 days to upgrade all accounts...
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    What's up with Orcas Beta 1?

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    We released Orcas Beta 1 a few weeks ago now and I'm really surprised at how little feedback I've heard. I'm curious what's going on. Are people too busy to mess with it? Has releasing all of the CTPs ahead of time taken the excitment out of playing with...
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    Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows Desktop

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    We repivoted our Express SKUs this release to focus on application type rather than on language.  The Windows 8 and Web Express SKUs have been available for a while now.  Today we made the Desktop Express SKU available.  The last yet to...
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    Upcoming VS Online Licensing Changes

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    Through the fall and spring, we transitioned VS Online from Preview to General Availability. That process included changes to branding, the SLA, the announcement of pricing, the end of the early adopter program and more. We’ve been working closely...
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    March '08 Team Foundation Server Power Tools Released

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    We've just released a new version of the TFS Power Tools.  This new Power Tool release will work only with the VS/Team Explorer 2008 client (but against either a TFS 2005 or TFS 2008 server).  If you haven't taken the time to upgrade yet, I...
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    Visual Studio Online “General Availability”

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    Today is a monumental day for VS Online.  It’s the culmination of a long journey from a glimmer of an idea to prototype, private preview, limited preview, public preview, “go-live” and now, finally General Availability.  VS Online is ready and...
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    TFS Licensing Change for TFS 2008

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    We made one significant licensing change for TFS with the release of TFS 2008. We've gotten a lot of feedback over the past 2 years that there are classes of users who make very light use of TFS and for those users a $500 CAL (list price) is just too...
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    The Improved Microsoft Developer Network

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    Today we launched the new Microsoft Developer Network site.  As I've mentioned before, my team is responsible for much of the infrastructure and experience for MSDN.  I’m very proud of what we have and at the same time see opportunities for...
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    TFS 2008 System Recommendations

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    We have just completed our testing for TFS 2008 scalability and are ready to publish the final recommendations on server sizing and hardware configurations. If you want to compare this to the TFS 2005 recommendations, you will find them here . Ultimately...
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    Even Better Access to Team Foundation Server

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    About 2 years ago, we first introduced Team Explorer Everywhere.  In doing that we enabled diverse teams to work closely together regardless of platform or technology stack.  We provided organizations a substantially improved ability to manage...
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    Journey to cloud

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    Transforming a sizeable development organization from "classic" development practices to Agile cloud development is something I talk about a lot. Bhavik Shah, who used to work on our team, left Microsoft to go to business school and now works a Mckinsey...
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    A new Visual Studio Online and Team Foundation Server Features Timeline

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    We are always working on ways to communicate more effectively with customers about what we have done, what people like and don’t like, what they want, what we’re planning, etc.  A year or so ago we added a Features Timeline page to our News section...
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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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