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  • Brian Harry's blog

    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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    The Improved Microsoft Developer Network

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    Today we launched the new Microsoft Developer Network site.  As I've mentioned before, my team is responsible for much of the infrastructure and experience for MSDN.  I’m very proud of what we have and at the same time see opportunities for...
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    VS 2012.4 (Update 4) will exist!

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    Sometime this spring, though for the life of me I can’t find it, I wrote a blog post where I said I thought Update 3 (VS/TFS 2012.3) would be the last update in the VS/TFS 2012 update line.  I often say that nothing that is said about the future...
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    One year of news!

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    It wasn’t until after I posted my “news” post this morning and I was perusing our news site that I realized that the first news post was almost exactly 1 year ago on August 6th 2012.  These are precisely the kinds of things that sneak up on you unawares...
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    Visual Studio 2012 tools for Git (0.9.5.0) are available

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    Today we released an update to our Visual Studio 2012 tools for Git .  We’ve been iterating on these since the first release in February and each release gets more complete, easier to use and better performance.  Of course that same tooling...
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    Team Foundation Service Update – July 29

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    Today we are deploying our sprint 51 build. You will soon be able to read the release notes here . Today’s deployment is what I’d like a lot of deployments to be like – nothing particularly big but a bunch of nice improvements. Probably...
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    Kids!

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    We are gradually working our way into goats.  Last year we bought a dairy goat and she had 2 kids.  This year we bought 2 meat goats (Kiko breed) and one of them, “Pretty Girl” just had 3 kids.  I thought I’d share some pictures. ...
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    Visual Studio a leader in software quality suites

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    Visual Studio has always been a great tool for developers.  In 2010, as we continued to expand the breadth of our Application Lifecycle Management suite, we made our first foray into tooling specifically for testers with Visual Studio Test Professional...
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    REST API for Team Rooms

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    I had someone ask about this so I decided to go ahead and post something.  Below is the contents of a Word doc that describes our REST API for working with Team Rooms.  It should work both on Team Foundation Service and on a public preview of...
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    Team Foundation Service Update – July 9

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    Last week we completed sprint 50 and, today, the changes went live on the service.  You can read more of the details of what’s new on the service news feed. One of the things I’ve had to get used to with a service is the notion of publishing features...
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    InRelease Acquisition is complete

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    At TechEd, in early June, I announced our agreement to acquire InRelease – a release management product built specifically for Team Foundation Server by InCycle Software.  Since then, we’ve received tons of requests for more information, demos, etc...
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    Team Explorer Everywhere 2012 Update available

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    During the excitement of the releases last week is that we also shipped a new version of Team Explorer Everywhere – our Eclipse and Cross-Platform client for Team Foundation Server.  This is officially part of the TFS 2012 wave of products, meaning...
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    A few more Visual Studio 2013 Preview features

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    I recently announced the availability of the Visual Studio 2013 and Team Foundation Server 2013 previews. There are a couple of new features available with this preview that I’d like to talk a bit more about. Cloud Load Testing Now that the...
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    Visual Studio 2013 Preview is available

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    Today at the Build conference, we announced the availability of Visual Studio 2013 Preview and Team Foundation Server 2013 Preview. You can download them here . You can also read my blog post from Tech Ed for a bunch of info on the new ALM features. You...
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    Visual Studio 2012.3 is released

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    Today we officially released Visual Studio 2012.3 and Team Foundation Server 2012.3. All in all, these are small releases, mostly containing high priority bug fixes and a few changes to improve the compatibility/interop story with VS 2013. You can read...
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    An update on the forums refresh

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    As with any significant change, there is a period of “burn in” the tune it. I want to thank everyone who has already provided feedback and ask that you please keep it coming. We’ve already released an update with some improvements for the “easy stuff...
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    Enterprise grade Git

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    In my Visual Studio 2013 post from TechEd a couple of weeks ago, I made a very innocuous comment about including Git support in our TFS 2013 preview that will ship next week (at the Build conference).  I wanted to take a few minutes to expand upon...
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    Team Foundation Service Update – June 19

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    Today we updated the service with our sprint 49 work.  You can read the details of the significant improvements on the news blog .  In the grand scheme of things, it’s a comparatively small update.  We released so much on Jun 3rd for TechEd...
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    A refresh of our forums

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    We’ve just completed and launched a new version of the Microsoft forums.  We’ve worked really hard to substantially improve the experience both for people looking for answers and those providing them.  We started by making it easier to find...
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    Excuse me sir, your cow is stuck in the mud

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    I try to share some of the funnier and stranger stories from my life.  Unfortunately, I don’t always remember to share them. I’m working from home today because I’ve got an all day phone call with people in Redmond.  As I was sitting and waiting...
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    VS 2013 round tripping

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    In VS 2012, we introduced the notion of “round-tripping”.  This meant the ability for VS 2012 to load and save VS 2010 compatible solutions/projects.  That was a huge customer ask and I’ve heard a lot of feedback since then that customers rely...
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    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 Service Update – May 28

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    Sorry for being a little late with this but I’ve been traveling this week and it’s thrown me off.  On Tues May 28th, we deployed our Sprint 48 build to Team Foundation Service.  It was quite gratifying to see the deployment go incredibly smoothly...
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    Visual Studio 2012.3 RC2 available

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    We are getting close to shipping Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server 2012.3 (Update 3).  This week we shipped Release Candidate 2 (RC2).  We’re down to fixing just the last few bugs and if you are thinking up upgrading to Update 3, now...
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    Support on Team Foundation Service

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    Update: Um, egg on face.  When I first posted this, it ended up having the email thread with the customer attached.  I updated it to remove it as quickly as possible but I sincerely apologize. I got an email from a customer a couple of days...
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