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  • Brian Harry's blog

    Professional Team Foundation Server 2012

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    Grant Holliday and friends just put out a new version of their excellent TFS book, now updated for TFS 2012.  It’s worth having if you are really trying to understand the ins and outs of TFS.  Learn more on Grant’s blog . Brian
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    Update to VS Git tooling

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    Yesterday, we posted a small update to the Git tooling for VS.  Since we just released it the other day, we don’t have much new yet but we should continue (at least for a while) to update it after each of our 3 week sprints. This update has 3 significant...
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    Lessons 451 & 452 in farming

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    OK, I made up the numbers.  I debated what to call this post.  Adventures with a horse?  Water: a famer’s nemesis?  It’s been a fun couple of days. Sunday night the whole family was out doing chores and my wife and kids were exercising...
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    CTP for Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 (VS 2012.2) is available

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    Read more here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudioalm/archive/2013/02/11/february-ctp-for-visual-studio-update-2.aspx We’ve just shipped the next Community Technology Preview (CTP) for VS and TFS Update 2.  This release is still not a broad go...
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    Team Foundation Service Update – Feb 11

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    Yes, I know it’s hard to believe it’s time again already. Didn’t we just have all those big announcements – Git support, Test Hub, Work item tags…? Yes. We had last sprint’s deployment on Jan 21, then all the big announcements...
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    Team Foundation Server and IE8

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    This is one of those posts that I can’t win by writing but I have to anyway.  It can’t make anyone happy and will undoubtedly garner me some amount of flame, but here it goes. We’ve been working hard over the past couple of years to improve and expand...
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    Team Foundation Server 2012 and System Center 2012 Operations Manager VM and Hands-on-Lab / Demo Script

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    Check out Brian Keller’s post . Brian
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    David Warren - the inventor of the Black Box

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    I try not to use my blog for too many personal things but I couldn't resist. A good friend of mine, who also happens to be one of our Visual Studio ALM MVPs, sent me an email. He told me about a project his daughter has undertaken to have the world commemorate...
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    Team Foundation Server on Azure IaaS

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    I’ve been getting a few questions lately about whether or not we support TFS on Azure IaaS.  The truth is that a number of us have set up and used it on IaaS but we have never really formally tested it.  My biggest question was performance. ...
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    Customizable kanban swim lanes

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    It’s been a crazy week with all of the announcements.  Among the demos I did Wednesday was one that hasn’t gotten much coverage yet.  The reason is because you can’t put your hands on it but you will be able to in about a month.  We introduced...
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    Today's Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA)

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    I'll start answering question on today's AMA at about 10:15am PST this morning. It will open about 30 minutes ahead of time to start collecting questions and letting people vote them up/down. ***UPDATE*** The url for the AMA is: http://aka.ms/ama_bharry...
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    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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