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  • Brian Harry's blog

    Visual Studio 2013

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    Hold on to your seat, this is going to be a long one… Today at TechEd, I announced Visual Studio 2013 and Team Foundation Server 2013 and many of the Application Lifecycle Management features that they include. Today, we enabled some of those features...
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    Team Foundation Server Roadmap

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    I've been hinting at this coming for while now. I think I promised it would come out in Dec and here it is on the last day of Nov :). I hope this is helpful to you in knowing where we are headed and also in giving us feedback on where we are missing the...
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    Final TFS 2008 Feature List

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    Gee, time flies when you are having fun. I can't believe it's been another 4 months since my last post on Orcas features. At this point TFS 2008 is basically done! We've got a few bugs left to fix and we are still taking feedback from Beta 2 but we...
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    Team Foundation Server 2008 SP1 Preview

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    The stream of new stuff coming out for VS/VSTS/TFS 2008 continues! - see my recent post on an update to the TFS Power Tools . It is time for me to tell you about what is coming in TFS 2008 SP1. The release of the Beta is very close (as always, don't ask...
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    VS/TFS 2012.2 (Update 2) released today

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    Today, we released our second update to Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server 2012.  You can read a fairly detailed post with all the new capabilities on the ALM blog.  There’s a ton of new value in the in this update as evidenced by the...
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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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    Backing up and Restoring your TFS Server

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    Backing up and restoring a TFS server can be daunting.  There are potentially a lot of services and a lot of steps.  As soon as we shipped TFS 2010, I knew we had to do something to improve it and we began talking about how we were going to...
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    TFS 2010 for SourceSafe Users

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    We started building SourceSafe in January 1992 in the vacated dining room of the house belonging to one of my partners. Within a couple of short years SourceSafe went from concept to major success and was acquired by Microsoft in 1994, soon after which...
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    How do I upgrade to TFS 2008?

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    Now that Team Foundation Server 2008 keys/media/downloads are available, I'm seeing lots more questions about various scenarios. I'm going to try to capture all of the less obvious issue here: You have TFS 2008 Trial Edition installed and you want...
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    Coming Soon: TFS Express

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    Soon, we will be announcing the availability of our VS/TFS 11 Beta. This is a major new release for us that includes big enhancements for developer, project managers, testers and Analysts. Over the next month or two, I’ll write a series of posts...
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    VS 2013.1 (Update 1) is available

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    In a previous post on the subject, I explained that this is a pretty small update focused primarily on getting VS 2013 working better with versions of IE prior to IE 10. I also explained that there would be no update to TFS available for Update 1. ...
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    Preview of the next TFS Power Tools release

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    Time for a little bit of a teaser post... We've been working on the next Power Tools release for Team Foundation Server 2008 for a while now.  I think I mentioned before that we really wanted to make this next release a "major" Power Tools...
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    VS/TFS 2013.2 (Update 2) CTP Released

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    Today, fast on the heels of Update 1 , we released the first CTP of VS/TFS 2013 Update 2. Although Update 1 was a pretty small release, Update 2 is much larger. This CTP is *not* feature complete and it is *not* “go-live”. It is an opportunity...
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    Visual Studio 2013.1 RC is Available

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    We are doing a pretty quick turn of the crank on VS 2013 Update 1.  Originally we were thinking our first Update would take a little longer but for a variety of reasons (most prominently the feedback about VS supporting versions of IE before IE 10...
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    Team Foundation Server 2010 Key Concepts

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    Before I start enumerating the features of TFS 2010, I need to start with some of the big conceptual changes that we’ve made.  This post set some architectural groundwork and define some terms that I’ll use in subsequent posts. Team Project Collections...
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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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    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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    Microsoft Acquires TeamPlain!

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    Today we are announcing that Microsoft has acquired DevBiz Business Solutions, the makers of the popular TeamPlain Web Access for Team System. TeamPlain is a web front end for VSTS that enables users to access the majority of TFS functionality from within...
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    TFSServerManager PowerTool

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    Ever since we started dogfooding TFS internally, I've been working on a tool I call TFSServerManager. It's a bit of a misnomer because it's not really a management tool as much as it is an operations tool. In the very early days it started as a tool to...
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    Announcing Git Integration with TFS

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    Distributed Version Control (DVCS) has a growing following. It enables a set of workflows that can be very handy and Git is an increasingly popular DVCS solution. Today, we are announcing Git-tf, a solution that enables you to work locally with a Git...
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    TFS 2010 Admin, Operations & Setup Improvements

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    Since I started with the key architectural concepts, I think the most appropriate place (though perhaps least exciting) is the setup/admin/ops feature area. Pre-reqs I wrote a post on pre-reqs a while ago but I’ll refresh it a bit here. To...
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    Team System Web Access Power Tool Available!

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    Today we released the first "official" power tool release of Team System Web Access. You can download it from here . Let me put this in context. When Microsoft first acquired DevBiz, we provided v1.0 of TeamPlain for download. Based on customer demand...
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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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    Feedback on the refreshed Microsoft Developer Network

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    First, thanks for all the feedback , even if some of it is a bit brutal. Sorry for not getting back a bit sooner. I had planned to it Monday but came down with a pretty nasty cold this weekend. However, I’ve been reading all the feedback carefully...
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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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