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  • Brian Harry's blog

    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 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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    2008 Installation Questions

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    Now that the 2008 wave of developer products has shipped I've seen a ton of questions about downloading and installing them. In this post I'm going to tackle answers to all of the questions I've seen around VSTS/TFS. 1) Hey you guys say you shipped...
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    Agile Project Management in Visual Studio ALM V.Next

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    When we first started designing Team Foundation Server, one of our mantras was “Your process, our process or no process”.  What we meant by this was that TFS can play an important role in helping you automate your development process.  Many...
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    VS/TFS 2010 SP1 Beta has Released

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    Today we released VS/TFS 2010 SP1 Beta and .NET 4 Update Beta to MSDN subscribers.  On Thursday, they will be available to the general public.  The Beta comes with a "go live" license which means that it can be installed in a production...
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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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    Installing TFS 2008 on Windows 2008

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    Our dear friend Etienne has written up his experiences installing TFS 2008 on Windows 2008 . It's definitely more complex than installing it on Windows 2003. The issues revolve around our uncertainty of the status of WSS on Windows 2008 at the time we...
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    VS/TFS 2013.3 (Update 3) RC

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    Today we are releasing Visual Studio 2013 and Team Foundation Server 2013 Update 3. Download Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 RC Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 KB article Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 RC release notes You’ll find a complete list of download links...
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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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    Build & Load Test pricing changes are in effect

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    The changes to the VS Online build and load testing services that I described a few weeks ago are now complete.  This represents a substantial reduction in price for both services. We’ve also removed the 10 user limit of Visual Studio Online Professional...
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    Visual Studio 2013 & TFS 2013 RC is available

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    Today we released the Release Candidate for the VS 2013 suite of products. This is a “go-live” production worthy version and will likely be the last publicly available build before we RTM. I strongly encourage you to try it out and let us...
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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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    Synchronizing two TFS servers

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    I've seen a lot of questions lately about synchronizing one TFS server with another. I think the heightened interest in this scenario has been brought on by the announcement of the TFS Basic installation option. People are starting to think of new and...
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    MSDN subscribers worldwide get Pluralsight Starter Subscription

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    Today we announced that MSDN subscribers around the world are eligible for a 12-month Pluralsight training subscription. We originally made this limited-time benefit available to our US subscribers over the summer. Due to the great response and feedback...
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    Announcing the first Visual Studio Pro Power Tools!

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    I’m VERY pleased to announce the latest addition to the Visual Studio Power Tools line-up – the Visual Studio Pro Power Tools . Over the past few years, Power Tools have been such a successful way to deliver compelling value to customers quickly...
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    Wrapping up TFS 11 Version Control improvements

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    This is the third post in the series on “Developers are Raving Fans” TFS features.  The first post was on workspace improvements , the second on merging and this is kind of a wrap up post that covers the rest of the version control improvements. ...
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    Visual Studio Online Update – Dec 2nd

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    This week we are rolling out the sprint 74 updates to VS Online.  You can read details about the features on the service news page . There’s nothing huge here.  After the larger announcements we made at Connect(); in November, we’re back to...
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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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    Managing Quality (part 4) - Stress Testing

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    The goal of our stress testing is to run an application under load for an extended period of time and capture all "failures". The purpose is to uncover race conditions, long term resource leaks, and bugs that only occur as the result of unexpected sequences...
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    Microsoft acquires HockeyApp

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    I’m excited to announce our acquisition of HockeyApp – the next step in our journey to turn Application Insights into the best tool in the world for helping you get insight into your applications.  With HockeyApp we add great support for mobile devices...
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    Update for Visual SourceSafe coming

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    We are working on an update for Visual SourceSafe 2005 to make it work with VS 2008. We had originally planned to have it available at the same time as VS 2008 downloads went live but we hit a last minute bug that is taking a little time to work out....
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    Programming Practices: Part 2 – Thoughts on TDD

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    Well, it seems the last post wasn’t too controversial.  Let me try something that might be a bit more controversial.  Heck, it might even get some people down right agitated with me but that’s OK, disagreement is a useful tool to drive clarity...
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    Building a goat barn

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    It’s been a long time since my last farm post.  As I’m just wrapping up a major project, I figure now is a good time to provide an update.  When we first bought the farm, we thought our primary activity was going to be goats.  After doing...
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    Extending Trials of TFS 2010,TFS 2012 and beyond

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    The old process for TFS 2005 and TFS 2008 is no more. It’s now baked into TFS 2010 and later. The TFS 2010 and later trial period is 90 days. However, after the first 30 days, you will start getting this dialog every time you run the admin console...
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    CTP4 (March) of VS/TFS 2012 Update 2 is available

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    We are continuing our journey to deliver a final release of Update 2.  You can read about the CTP3 we shipped a few weeks ago here .  The most notable thing about this CTP is that it is “go-live”.  One of our big learnings from shipping...
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