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  • Brian Harry's blog

    Hotfixes for TFS 2012 Update 1 (TFS 2012.1)

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    Thank you for being patient.  If you’ve followed my blog, you’ve seen that we’ve struggled a bit with some issues we introduced in our initial Update 1 release.  A few weeks ago, we released a patch and quickly pulled it back as we found some...
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    Git init VS

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    Today at the ALM Summit I made a bunch of announcements.  A couple of them warrant a bit of extra comment Today, I made 2 announcements involving TFS, VS and Git. Team Foundation Server will host Git repositories – and more concretely, Team Foundation...
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    Announcing Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 (VS2012.2)

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    Today we released the first Community Technology Preview (CTP) of Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 (VS2012.2). It’s exciting to see the next update of VS working it’s way to completion. There’s going to be a ton of cool new capabilities in...
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    OData for Team Foundation Service

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    Last week I wrote about accessing TFS using OData and how this makes writing device apps against TFS easier.  Friday, we published the OData support on our online service – Team Foundation Service at: https://tfsodata.visualstudio.com .  If...
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    Stand-alone installer for TFS object model

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    For years we’ve had requests for an easier way to install the Team Foundation Server object model.  Since 2005, the only way to install it was to install VS or Team Explorer, both of which included a VS shell, Office extensions and a bunch of stuff...
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    Team Foundation Service Update – Jan 21

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    I mentioned a couple of sprints ago that we were going to be investing in making the source control experience in the browser shine.  We’ve just finished sprint 42 and are deploying it today.  The biggest change you’ll notice is a new context...
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    Modern Lifecycle on the Cloud OS

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    Microsoft announced a bunch of new releases today, advancing our Cloud OS vision. You can read more on the overall announcements here but I will focus on some new/improved application lifecycle management scenarios that support our DevOps initiatives...
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    Accessing Team Foundation Server with OData

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    TFS has very nice SDKs for building both .NET & Java applications for it.  However, some platforms – particularly some devices don’t support those SDKs.  On those platforms, often the easiest way to access a service is with REST or Json...
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    Skype and the new Team Explorer

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    As you probably know, we made a pretty significant rev of the Team Explorer in VS 2012.  As part of that we did a re-think of the Team Members Power Tool to provide a much nicer collaboration experience than what we could do in VS 2010.  The...
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    TFS 2012 Update 1 Hotfix

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    *** Updated Jan 14th 2013 *** Some days you just want to crawl in a corner and cry. We released this patch on Friday to address customer reported issues in Update 1 and over the weekend had a significant bug reported in the patch. It turns out that if...
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    TFS 2010 will not support SQL 2012

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    With every release – of our product or a dependency, we think hard about the test/support matrix. As we developed Team Foundation Server 2012, we decided to support both SQL 2008 R2 and SQL 2012 – due to the close release proximity. TFS 2010...
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    Renaming your Team Foundation Service account

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    We’ve seen a growing cadre of people who created Team Foundation Service accounts and have decided they don’t like the name they chose.  So far this has required that you contact our support organization.  They would have to delete the account...
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    VS/TFS 2012 Release Candidate expiring

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    I’m starting to receive mails from a number of people observing that their installs of the 2012 Release Candidate are approaching expiration on Jan 15.  That’s just over a week away.  I’m being asked if there’s some way to extend the expiration...
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    Git-TF 2.0.1 Released

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    Today we shipped a new binary release of the Git-TF tools.  We did a deployment of the Team Foundation Service yesterday and one of the things that changed was the way that we do basic authentication.  We are currently doing some work to make...
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    Team Foundation Service Update – Jan 7

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    The results of our sprint 41 were deployed today.  You can read the news about them on the release notes . Because of the holidays it was a pretty modest sprint.  The biggest end user feature was making the new send work items via email feature...
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    Bugs in TFS Update 1

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    I’ve posted here the list of bugs that we’ve found in our TFS 2012 Update 1. We’ve got a hot fix in final testing now. I’ll post a link as soon as it is available and we’ll be updating the Update 1 download pages to reference...
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    Team Explorer Extensibility

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    We redesigned the Team Explorer window in TFS 2012.  Previously, it was simple tree control with limited flexibility.  In 2012, we made it richer page navigation system that enables much more control over data presentation.  We’ve also...
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    Retrospective on TFS 2012 Update 1

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    In late November I made a tour of a few cities in Europe, speaking about VS/TFS 2012 and application lifecycle management.  One of the talks I gave a couple of times was about how we are managing our new release cadence.  We are shipping a service...
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    Team Explorer Everywhere Update 1

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    I recently posted about the Team Foundation Server Update 1 release alongside Visual Studio Update 1, but I also wanted to take some time to call out that we also shipped Update 1 of Team Explorer Everywhere on the same day. There has been a version of...
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    Sidekicks is available for TFS 2012

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    Attrice has now updated their Sidekicks to support TFS 2012.  Read more here: http://www.attrice.info/blog/2012/12/06/team-foundation-sidekicks-for-2012-available/ Brian
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    Team Foundation Service Update – Dec 10

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    Today we deployed our sprint 40 update to the Team Foundation Service .  You can read more about it on the release notes . We continued to make progress adding valuable components to the build images.  We have two significant issues with our...
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    TFS 2012 Management Pack Available

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    We have just about finished shipping the 2012 versions of all of the various pieces that complement Team Foundation Server.  Last week we shipped the SCOM management pack for TFS 2012 .  It works with System Center Operations Manager 2007 SP1...
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    Visual Studio, TFS and the Egyptian elections

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    A little over a year ago, I was contacted by someone responsible for helping the new Egyptian government build the software necessary to run their first elections.  It was clearly a profound time for the country and for the world.  They took...
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    New Power Tools for Update 1 are available

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    Today we shipped updated TFS 2012 Power Tools for Update 1.  The team worked hard to ship the Power Tools update very close to the official release of VS/TFS update 1 and this is the first time we’ve ever accomplished in the same week.  Congrats...
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    Confirmed hiccup upgrading build agents with Update 1

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    We have identified and issue (I’ve seen 2 customer reports) where users get an error configuring build agents after installing TFS 2012 Update 1.  The error will say “TF30040: The database is not correctly configured.  Contact your Team Foundation...
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