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  • Brian Harry's blog

    SourceSafe GDR coming

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    Richard Berg blogged today about the upcoming SourceSafe GDR . Think of it as a service pack for SourceSafe 2005. He's listed all of the bugs that we've fixed and some info on where the reports came from. Brian
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    Dry spell

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    It's been a bit of a blogging dry spell for me the last couple of weeks and I think it's going to continue to be for a bit longer. Sorry about that. It's just been really hectic. In a moment of insanity, I agreed to help someone work on a CodePlex project...
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    TFS Best Practices

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    The Microsoft Patterns and Practices team, in concert with the TFS team and a panel of customer reviewer has just released a terrific document on TFS Best Practices . This is distinct from the TFS help on MSDN in the sense that it is not "How-to" guidance...
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    SnagIt! integration with TFS

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    I just got mail from TechSmith - makers of SnagIt! that they have added support for Team System. Being an occasional user of SnagIt! myself, I tried it out on our dogfood server and it worked like a charm. SnagIt! allows you to take screenshots and then...
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    May DevDiv Dogfood Statistics

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    It's been a pretty uneventful month on our Dogfood server. I almost decided not to post about it but I figured what the heck. The most exciting thing is that we have our Orcas Beta 2 dogfood server upgrade happening this weekend. This should be an indication...
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    Work Item Creator is now on CodePlex

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    I mentioned this tool a month or two ago. It's a cool tool that allows hierarchical organization of work items and other relationship management. You can find the project here . These are pretty common feature requests and a big area of focus for us in...
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    Replaying your Orcas Beta 1 feedback

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    OK, I've now processed all of the feedback and written one-off responses to many of the specific questions. I appologize if I missed any. I want to thank all of you who took the time to provide feedback. It is tremendously appreciated and the best way...
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    What's up with Orcas Beta 1?

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    We released Orcas Beta 1 a few weeks ago now and I'm really surprised at how little feedback I've heard. I'm curious what's going on. Are people too busy to mess with it? Has releasing all of the CTPs ahead of time taken the excitment out of playing with...
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    Teamprise announces a Java SDK for Team Foundation Server

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    Yesterday Teamprise announced the availability of a Java SDK for building TFS based applications. You can read about it here: http://www.teamprise.com/news/2007/05/teamprise_announces_java_sdk_f.html Availability is targeted for later this year. They...
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    Managing Quality (part 7) - Code Coverage

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    Code coverage is a multi-edged sword :) There is no one right answer for how to do it and there are many ways to misuse it. Here I'll talk about how to think about code coverage and then talk about what we do and reports we use to track it. Let's say...
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    All Orcas Beta 1 downloads are now available

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    It has taken a while to get all of the downloads finalized but they are done. In addition to the VPCs that were available a week or two ago, we now have all of the installation packages for those that want to install it themselves. The main Beta 1 page...
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    Want to learn about the TFS Warehouse?

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    One of the devs on the TFS data warehouse team has just started blogging. He plans to blog "how to" and conceptual explanations around the warehouse for a while. He posted his first blog post yesterday. It is an overview of 4 of the TFS warehouse perspectives...
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    Changing a User's Display Name

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    Those of you who have tried changing people's display name in active directory have noticed that TFS does not automatically pick up that change and propogate it to all of the appropriate places. It does pick it up and the pick list for the assigned to...
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    Chicago VSTS user group

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    Clark Sell sent me the following announcement and asked me to publicize it. I'm always happy to help bring attention to new and growing VSTS user groups. Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team System is the best integrated software development platform...
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    Round One of Channel 9 Videos is Done

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    We've recently published the last couple of the first round of Channel 9 videos that Brian Keller taped a few months ago. Read about it on Brian's blog here: http://blogs.msdn.com/briankel/archive/2007/04/26/more-channel-9-interviews-with-the-team-foundation...
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    Team Project and Branching Guidance

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    Among the most common questions I hear about TFS are "How do I structure my Team Projects?" and "How do I organize my branches?" Clearly both are very related questions. We've put together some whitepapers to help give some people some guidance on both...
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    Update on our upcomming Team System Chat

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    We've decided to add another Team System Chat today at a time that is more convenient for our Asian customers. It's probably still not perfect but should help. The additional chat will be on Friday, April 27th, 2007 from 4:00pm - 5:00pm Pacific Time....
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    A new TFS Sidekick release from Attrice

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    Our friends at Attrice have released version 1.3 of their TFS Sidekicks tools. These tools are great add-ons to TFS that add great functionality to Team Explorer. This new version includes a "shelvesets sidekick" and improvements to the labels sidekick...
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    Upcoming MSDN Chat on VSTS

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    Join us for a live chat on Friday 4/27 from 10:00am - 11:00am PDT. The products groups will be on hand to answer any questions you have about Team System. This is the first chat since Orcas Beta 1 was released. Come and find out the latest news. Sadly...
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    Migration and Synchronization Toolkit Prerelease

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    For the past 6 or 9 months we've been working on something we call the Migration & Synchronization toolkit. It is a framework for building tools that either convert from other systems to TFS or synchronize other systems with TFS. We frequently think...
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    Visual Studio Code Name Orcas Available!

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    Orcas Beta 1 is now available for download . I don't think all of the SKUs are available yet - they will be dribbling out over the next week or so but the VPCs for VSTS Team Suite and TFS server are available now. To a first approximation (the primary...
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    First TFS Best Practices Analyzer Success

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    We've been working for the past several months on a new Power Tool - a TFS Best Practices Analyzer. The goal of this tool is to diagnose TFS configuration and operation problems quickly and easily. As you probably know, TFS is a pretty complex installation...
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    New Fiddler Release

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    This is my last post for today, I promise. But Ed Glas (on the VSTS Test team) asked me to help publicize this. We recently posted a new release of Fiddler - a really nice web test recording tool. It was not written by the VSTS team but they have started...
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    Managing Quality (part 6) - Community Feedback

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    I touched on one aspect of customer involvement in our quality efforts in my last post about Dr. Watson. There are a variety of other metrics we track and measure ourselves against that are more overtly community oriented. Before I drill into the metrics...
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    Dogfood I/O Analysis

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    I've been falling so far behind on everything I'm supposed to do I just can't stand it. Today is my day to try to catch up on blogging. I promised I'd follow up on the dogfood I/O analysis from the Orcas upgrade. Well, I got the results a week or two...
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