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  • Brian Harry's blog

    VS 2015 CTP6 and TFS 2015 CTP1 shipped today

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    Today we shipped Visual Studio 2015 CTP6 and TFS 2015 CTP1. You can download both here: Download Visual Studio 2015 CTP 6 and Team Foundation Server 2015 CTP You can also read the release notes to learn more about them: Visual Studio 2015...
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    Visual Studio Online Update – Feb 18

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    Yesterday we began our sprint 78 VS Online deployment.  You can check out the release notes here: http://www.visualstudio.com/news/2015-feb-18-vso .  there are a few nice improvements. It will likely take 4 or 5 days to upgrade all accounts...
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    Code Search on VS Online

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    In November, at our Connect(); event, I gave a sneak peek at a few features/services coming to VS Online, and ultimately Team Foundation Server. Among the things I demoed was a new source code search feature. I’m happy to say that the next step...
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    New page on VS Online Agile Tooling

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    We’re in the process of trying to significantly upgrade the content on our Visual Studio website .  We’re starting with the pages that describe what VS Online is and why you might want to use it.  The first new page is on Agile Tools . ...
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    Licensing changes - User acceptance testing and Agile planning

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    This is next in a series of licensing and feature changes that I laid out in December. With this, I think all of the cloud changes (and more) that I described have been made. Some of the on-prem changes will be available as we release more on-prem updates...
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    Hiring for VS Online and Team Foundation Server

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    Microsoft has an extensive recruiting effort. But we recently decided to try something new to try to find more people who might want to help build VS Online and Team Foundation Server. We added a Jobs page to visualstudio.com. It has a little info on...
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    Journey to cloud

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    Transforming a sizeable development organization from "classic" development practices to Agile cloud development is something I talk about a lot. Bhavik Shah, who used to work on our team, left Microsoft to go to business school and now works a Mckinsey...
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    Visual Studio 2015 CTP 5 is available

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    Today released CTP 5 of Visual Studio 2015. Download it from the pre-release downloads page Read more about it on the news page This is not a “go-live” build but is getting close to functionally complete.  If you’re curious what’s coming in VS 2015...
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    Visual Studio Online ISO 27001 Certification and European Model Clauses

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    In December, we hit an important milestone for Visual Studio Online. We received ISO 27001 certification and added the European Model Clauses to our service terms. We take protection of customer data very seriously and work hard to ensure your data...
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    Build & Load Test pricing changes are in effect

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    The changes to the VS Online build and load testing services that I described a few weeks ago are now complete.  This represents a substantial reduction in price for both services. We’ve also removed the 10 user limit of Visual Studio Online Professional...
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    Git vulnerability with .git\config

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    Today the Git community disclosed an issue in Git that, in the worst case, could allow a developer’s machine to be taken over.  This is an issue that manifests across much of the Git ecosystem and is not unique to Microsoft’s Git implementation or...
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    Improved Welcome/Wiki experience

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    I mentioned this in my post on the sprint 75 deployment and I wanted to include a video but it wasn’t ready.  Now it is and I want to share it.  Keep in mind that the deployment is still in progress so it may not be available in your account...
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    Visual Studio Online Update – Dec 17

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    This week we are deploying our sprint 75 results.  You can read details on the VS Online release notes . For whatever confluence of reasons, a lot of things came together in this sprint an there’s a ton of new stuff that I think you will like. ...
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    A new Visual Studio Online and Team Foundation Server Features Timeline

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    We are always working on ways to communicate more effectively with customers about what we have done, what people like and don’t like, what they want, what we’re planning, etc.  A year or so ago we added a Features Timeline page to our News section...
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    Microsoft acquires HockeyApp

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    I’m excited to announce our acquisition of HockeyApp – the next step in our journey to turn Application Insights into the best tool in the world for helping you get insight into your applications.  With HockeyApp we add great support for mobile devices...
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    More pricing and licensing changes coming

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    Earlier this year, we started a process of reviewing our pricing and licensing for Team Foundation Server and Visual Studio Online .  Our intent was to review all of the customer feedback we’ve received to look for changes that would simplify purchasing...
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    Visual Studio Online Update – Dec 2nd

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    This week we are rolling out the sprint 74 updates to VS Online.  You can read details about the features on the service news page . There’s nothing huge here.  After the larger announcements we made at Connect(); in November, we’re back to...
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    Outage on Monday Nov-24

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    Just Friday, the week before, I was speaking to Buck about the incident we had the previous week and expressing a strong desire to avoid another incident anytime soon.  We agreed to postpone the VS Online deployment so that we didn’t have to rush...
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    Special Offers from Visual Studio Partners

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    Last week at our Connect(); event in New York City, we made some big announcements regarding our ecosystem from a developer as well as a partner point of view.  In addition to those announcements, I wanted to call your attention to special offers...
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    Incident response

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    We had an incident on VS Online yesterday, starting at 1 AM UTC (5:00 PM PST).  The incident was caused by an underlying Azure storage incident affecting many stamps in several regions.  I don’t know the root cause of that yet but I’m sure I...
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    News from Connect();

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    This week we had our “Connect();” developer event in New York.  We made a ton of announcements.  You’ll find a bunch on Soma’s blog , the Visual Studio blog , the Visual Studio ALM blog and in the release notes . At the highest level, we announced...
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    Connect(); is today

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    Our Connect(); event for developers is today.  I’m in New York getting ready for a few presentations I’m giving.  It’s going to be a busy day because we have a lot of stuff to tell you about – some of it, I think, pretty exciting and unexpected...
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    VS Online Data Protection

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    It’s not uncommon that I get questions about data security and privacy in Visual Studio Online.  It’s something we take very seriously, design for, test for and focus on. Jeff Beehler, who runs our compliance team, did a talk at TechEd Europe this...
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    Super simple load test trial experience

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    In order to make it super easy for anyone to get a tiny taste of what the VS Online load test experience is about, we added a new web based experience a few days ago. ***UPDATE 10/29/2014 12:30PM EDT*** - When I wrote this, I wasn't aware that it is...
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    TechEd Europe 2014 News

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    Today, in the keynote for TechEd Europe, we announced several cool new things… VS Online European data center We now have a VS Online instance in the Azure “West Europe” data center and it is open for business.  You can read more about it in my separate...
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