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  • Brian Harry's blog

    VS/TFS 2013.2 CTP 2 available

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    Last week we released the next CTP for VS 2013.2 and TFS 2013.2 (aka Update 2).  Unfortunately, I was unable to find the time to blog about it because I was in Europe speaking at a conference and visiting customers.  So, I’m correcting the error...
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    Visual Studio Online Update – Feb 28

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    Today we finished the deployment for sprint 61.  You can read the service news to see what’s new.  A lot more new code was deployed than is apparent.  We’re gearing up for some big announcements in April and May – expect to hear more in...
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    Team Explorer Everywhere 2013 Update 1 available

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    You can download Team Explorer Everywhere 2013 Update 1 (version 12.0.1) from the Download Center or install the TFS plug-in for Eclipse from directly within your Eclipse IDE (update site URL: http://dl.microsoft.com/eclipse/tfs ). Improvements in...
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    VS Online early adopter program extended to May 7, 2014

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    ***UPDATED*** June 2014 - The early adopter program ended in may and the data export capability described below expired on May 20th. I know this is the second time I am doing this but I believe it is the last. For a refresher for those who don’t...
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    Visual Studio Online Update – Feb 10

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    Yesterday, we completed our sprint 60 deployment.  With it comes two new features: Exporting test plans as HTML documents and a permission to control who can create new work item tags.  You can read more about the new features on the service...
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    Application Insights Visual Studio Add-in preview

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    In the fall, we introduced a preview of a new VS Online service called “Application Insights” that enables you to instrument your app to ensure that it is available, performing and successful.  It combines APM capabilities with usage analysis, aimed...
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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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    SCOM Management Pack for TFS 2013 Available

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    OK, that took much longer than it should have – way too much red tape for this, unfortunately, but the management pack for TFS 2013 is now available.  I’ve been getting emails, blog comments and other forms of queries for months asking about it and...
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    Visual Studio Online Update – Jan 22

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    Today, our sprint 59 deployment to VS Online went live. There’s several new features and improvements that have been highly requested. All of the significant ones are in the general area of work management. Since we introduced tagging as a lightweight...
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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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    A Pile of Puppies

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    We have two Great Pyrenees dogs (a male and a female) who guard our goats and keep the coyotes away.  When we got them, we decided that we would breed them (they are not related) at least once.  Almost 3 weeks ago, Artemis’s litter of puppies...
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    Load Testing Webinar

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    On Thursday, Jan 23rd, Chuck Sterling and Manas Maheshwari will be presenting a Webinar on using VS Ultimate along with VS Online to get started with load testing quickly and easily. You can register to attend here . I honestly can’t imagine...
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    ALM Days 2014 in Dusseldorf

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    Sam Guckenheimer and I will be traveling to Germany next month to participate in the German ALM Days event Feb 24 – 26.  We’ll be talking a lot about engineering on a cloud cadence among other things.  If you are interested/able, we’d love to...
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    What are “Off-times”?

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    I got called out in email, I think reasonably appropriately, for using the term “off-times” when referring to choosing a better time to do our sprintly upgrades.  In a 24x7 continuous service world, there really is no such thing as a “good” time...
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    Visual Studio Online Update – Dec 11

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    Today we did our last deployment of 2013 (Sprint 57).  You can read about it here: http://visualstudio.com/en-us/news/2013-dec-11-vso Our next deployment would normally fall very close to the Christmas holiday and to avoid that, we’ll be skipping...
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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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    Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Development Lifecycle Management

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    Now say that 3 times fast Gartner recently released their 2013 report on ADLM.  I’m very pleased to see that, once again, they’ve placed us in the leaders quadrant.  And this placement doesn’t even consider the new capabilities we delivered...
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    Load Testing VSOnline/TFS

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    Ed Glas, Bill Barnett and Jiange Sun published a detailed write up of their experiences load testing VSOnline/TFS.  It’s a good read because they go into a lot of the reasons for the things they do and also talk about things they’ve tried that didn...
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    Another silly post about clothes

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    And an embarrassing moment. I’ve gotten some teasing about wearing a tie at the French Visual Studio 2013 launch event in Paris this week.  There are some pictures of me floating around online.  It’s certainly a rare occurrence.  I don...
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    Visual Studio 2013 Demo VM available

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    Brian Keller has released the RTM version of his incredibly useful demo VM.  He loads just about everything you could want to demo onto it and makes it easy to see how anything in VS or TFS works. Read more: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/briankel/archive...
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    Visual Studio Surveys

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    We are running a couple of surveys on Visual Studio to collect feedback for our next release cycle.  We’d appreciate any feedback you have.  Here are the links to the surveys on the VS blog. Visual Studio 2012 Updates Survey Visual Studio 2013...
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    A Rough Patch

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    Either I’m going to get increasingly good at apologizing to fewer and fewer people or we’re going to get better at this.  I vote for the later. We’ve had some issues with the service over the past week and a half.  I feel terrible about it and...
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    How much data can you put on VSOnline?

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    I don’t get asked that question too often but I do occasionally and, as the service matures, I know I’ll get asked it more and more so it’s been on my mind.  I was looking at some data yesterday about some of our largest tenants.  No, I wasn...
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    Application Insights going fast

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    Overall, tire kicking on Application Insights is going well and the invitation codes continue to get used up pretty quickly.  We’ve now got many hundreds of accounts enabled so I’m probably going to slow down a bit on handing out invitation codes...
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    SmartOffice4TFS

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    A couple of weeks ago one of our great partners, eDev Technologies (makers of InteGREAT – an excellent formal requirements management tool for TFS), released a new set of tools called SmartOffice4TFS.  Whereas InteGREAT is a pretty comprehensive...
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