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  • Brian Harry's blog

    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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    Another Application Insights invitation code

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    Well, the last one was exhausted in a few hours.  It’s great to see there are plenty of people who want to take an early peek.  Here’s another one to unblock the next group of people… VSInsights3413009183 Brian
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    Application Insights invitation

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    In the launch keynote on Wed, I announced, and Nicole demoed a new service on VS Online called Application Insights . I also announced that it is in “limited preview” – meaning it’s an invitation only service for now. It’s...
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    Launching Visual Studio 2013

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    Today, I am in New York at the launch of Visual Studio 2013 speaking with a local audience and broadcasting around the world.  In many ways it’s a celebration of the blood, sweat and tears we put into VS 2013.  At the same time, it’s a bit anti...
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    Listen to your service – it is talking to you

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    We had a nasty enough service incident on Friday that I can’t let it pass without commenting on it.  If you follow my blog or the service, then you know we were doing a deployment on Friday.  The natural assumption, both inside and outside Microsoft...
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    Team Foundation Service Update – Nov 8

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    Because of the big launch we’re doing next week, we updated TFService with the sprint 56 deployment a little early.  We deployed a couple of nice improvements today – making our charting feature easier to share and improving our load testing service...
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    TFS Git support for Continuous Delivery to Azure Web Sites and Services

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    A little over a year ago we unveiled a continuous delivery feature for TFS –> Azure, allowing you to configure the TFS build pipeline to automatically deploy to running Azure applications.  In the intervening time, we added Git support to TFS...
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    Team Explorer Everywhere 2013 is Available

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    Among the deluge of Visual Studio 2013 releases in October, we shipped the 2013 release of Team Explorer Everywhere – updating the experience for team members working in Eclipse and/or on non-Windows environments.  Team Explorer Everywhere includes...
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    Visual Studio 2012 tools for Git RTM

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    We released the first drop of our Visual Studio tools for Git about a year ago as a plugin for VS 2012.  Our ultimate goal was to release them as part of VS 2013 RTM (and we did).  At the same time, we wanted to iterate quickly on VS 2012 because...
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    Team Rooms in Visual Studio

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    In TFS 2013, we introduced a new feature called “Team Rooms” that keep a record of things that happen in your team – checkins, work item updates, build failures, code reviews, etc.  And you can have conversations about the activity directly in the...
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    Team Foundation Service Update – Oct 21

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    If you check out the news post yesterday, you’ll see that the big change in this sprint’s deployment was to the project and account home pages.  Quite honestly the account home page was mostly useless and not very visually appealing.  One of...
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    Visual Studio 2013 RTM Available

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    In the wee hours of the morning this morning, we made the final versions of Visual Studio 2013, Team Foundation Server 2013 and .NET 4.51 available.  You can download the trials and related products and MSDN subscribers can download the licensed...
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    Brian Keller’s 5 reasons for Team Foundation Service

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    Brian created a great little video on why he likes Team Foundation Service.  I figured I’d share it… http://vimeo.com/microsoftvisualstudio/review/74686407/42c694668d Brian
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    How do you measure quality of a service?

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    Since we started down the path of building an online service a couple of years ago, I have learned a lot.  One of the things I’ve learned a lot about is measuring the health of a service.  I don’t pretend to have the only solution to the problem...
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    Running a high scale TFS server

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    Grant Holliday, recently wrote a post on managing TFS servers.   Grant has a colorful history.  I first met him when he joined the Team Foundation Server MVP program.  He was so knowledgeable and helpful that I eventually offered him a...
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    VS 2012.4 and TFS 2012.4 RC 4 is available

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    Yesterday we released the final release candidate for Update 4 for VS 2012 and TFS 2012. Download Center KB Article We’re on track to release the final versions in a month or so.  I encourage you to try them out and let us know if there are any last...
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    Hosting GPLv3 Projects on CodePlex

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    I’ve been a bit quiet here recently about what’s been going on with CodePlex. I don’t blog every time we do a release otherwise I’d be blogging about the site every week, but we made a change today that I thought was worth mentioning...
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    Team Foundation Service Update – Sept 30

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    Today we deployed our sprint 54 release.  All of the “new” stuff you’ll find in this sprint are refinements of existing features: A color picker for customizing chart colors (it was actually built by one of our summer interns ) Column customization...
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    TFS 2013 Power Tools are available

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    I apologize for the long wait.  But, the TFS 2013 Power Tools are finally available.  There’s no new features in this release but there are a fair number of bug fixes and the Power Tools have all been updated to work with VS 2013 and TFS 2013...
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    What is a Product Owner?

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    Adam Cogan, one of our TFS MVPs, had his company put together a short animated video on the role of the product owner. I thought it was pretty cool so I figured I’d share it. It’s only a few minutes. It’s worth checking out… ...
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    Visual Studio 2012.4 RC 3 Available

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    Every few weeks I’ve been posting about new pre-releases for VS/TFS 2012 Update 4.  Yesterday we released another one – RC 3. Important links: Download location KB Article Among other things, the KB article contains a list of fixes in Update 4. ...
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    Visual Studio 2013 & TFS 2013 RC is available

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    Today we released the Release Candidate for the VS 2013 suite of products. This is a “go-live” production worthy version and will likely be the last publicly available build before we RTM. I strongly encourage you to try it out and let us...
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