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  • Brian Harry's blog

    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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    Visual Studio 2012 Update 1 is available

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    ***UPDATE Nov-29*** We've confirmed a report of an issue that can occur during upgrades. It's not serious but you will want to read here for more details: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/bharry/archive/2012/11/29/confirmed-hiccup-upgrading-build-agents-with-update...
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    Team Foundation Service Update – Nov 19th

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    Sprint 39 is now done and deployed.  As always, you can see the latest on the service on the service release notes: http://tfs.visualstudio.com/en-us/home/news/ Sprint 39 was another modest release.  We went through a pretty big reorganization...
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    Git-TF 2.0 update available

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    Yesterday, we released our second major version of Git-TF.  To refresh your memory, Git-TF allows developers to use Git locally and “sync-up” with a central TFS server.  It’s a particularly nice way to, for example, enable integrated version...
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    Team Foundation Service RTM

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    Today, we announced that the Team Foundation Service has released.  Read more about it on the service web site here: http://tfs.visualstudio.com/en-us/home/news/ . I wanted to provide a bit of my own commentary (beyond what I put on the web site...
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    Manual testing in the browser

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    In my Update 1 preview post 6 weeks ago, I described a new capability enabling test case management and manual testing from within a browser, rather than having to install Test Professional on the target machine.  Unfortunately, we had to make the...
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    Team Foundation Service Updates – Oct 29th

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    Yesterday, we deployed our sprint 38 work to the service. You can read the release notes on the service here: http://tfspreview.com/en-us/home/news/2012/oct-29/ Other than some bug fixes, this sprint was primarily about our build automation features...
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    Visual Studio 2012 Update 1 – Final CTP

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    ***UPDATE Nov-28 2012*** Update 1 has now released and the final CTP is no longer available. See this post for more info: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/bharry/archive/2012/11/26/visual-studio-2012-update-1-is-available.aspx Today we released the final CTP...
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    Typescript - a real world story of adoption in TFS

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    As you may know, we've had a web UI for TFS for quite some time. In our TFS 2012 release, we did a pretty major overhaul of our web UI to modernize it - both in look and feel and in architecture. We moved to REST/Json, and a lot more in-browser Javascript...
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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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    RedGate supports Team Foundation Service

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    RedGate now supports connecting to http://tfspreview.com . Read more here: http://sqlblog.com/blogs/andy_leonard/archive/2012/10/08/redgate-sql-source-control-and-tfspreview.aspx Brian
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    Team Foundation Service Update - Oct 9 and VS 2012 Update 1 CTP

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    Yesterday, two significant things happened (ok, maybe more than that, but two I'm going to talk about :)). Like clock work, we deployed our end-of-sprint update to the Team Foundation Service . You can read more about it in the update news . We...
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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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    Codeplex upgraded to TFS 2012

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    I haven’t been blogging about it regularly (because there’s a separate Codeplex blog ) but Codeplex continues to march forward.  We’ve done some good work on pull request workflow, work on streamlining and bringing forward the code focused experience...
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    Team Foundation Service Updates 9/17

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    Yesterday we published a new update for the Team Foundation Service. You can read more about what’s in it here: http://tfspreview.com/en-us/home/news/2012/sep-17/ A couple of notes… You’ll notice that the release notes, this week...
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    TFS 2012 Power Tools are now available!

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    I know many of you have been waiting patiently.  I apologize for the delay.  They actually shipped yesterday but I didn’t have time to write a blog post about it until tonight. Team Foundations Server 2012 Power Tools A few reminders about how...
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    iOS, iPhone & iPad storyboarding

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    ***Update***: when   I first wrote this a couple of hours ago, the link to the iPad shapes was broken so I didn’t mention them.  It’s since been fixed so I’m adding it to this post.  Clearly there’s a lot of overlap between the iPhone &...
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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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    No Jeans at the Launch

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    I saw on Twitter some people expressing their disappointment at my wearing formal clothes for the launch keynote.  I feel it necessary to defend myself   Ok, not really, but there’s a funny story here. I was packing to come to Seattle last week...
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    Visual Studio Update this Fall

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    For a while now we’ve been talking about increasing our delivery cadence for Visual Studio. Jason first talked about it at DevConnections in the Spring and I wrote a blog post a couple of weeks ago outlining our general approach to cadence (focused...
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    Visual Studio 2012 launch is today!

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    Today is the launch of our 2012 wave of developer products, including Visual Studio, Team Foundation Server and .NET 4.5.  We’ll be having a small “in person” event in Seattle today but all of the content will be available online so, no matter where...
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    Sam and Neno’s VS 2012 Book Available at Launch

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    Sam Guckenheimer and Neno Loje have updated their book on Visual Studio and TFS and it is in print and shipping with our launch this week. You can preview and order the book from any of these suppliers: Amazon InformIT ...
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