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  • Brian Harry's blog

    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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    Team Foundation Service Update – Sept 9

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    Today we deployed our sprint 53 work to Team Foundation Service and posted the release notes about the changes.  When I wrote last sprint’s release notes , I alluded to “one more nice big new feature”.  While “big” is in the eye of the beholder...
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    Expanding Windows Azure MSDN Benefit

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    We are expanding the Windows Azure MSDN benefit to two additional subscription levels: MSDN Platforms and Visual Studio Test Professional with MSDN. MSDN Platforms subscribers will receive a $100 monthly credit, while Visual Studio Test Professional with...
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    VS/TFS 2012.4 (Update 4) RC 2 is available

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    Three weeks ago I announced that there will, in fact, be a fourth update to VS/TFS 2012.  It’s going to be a very small update – really not much more than key bug fixes.  It’s going to ship sometime toward the end of the year and, between now...
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    Team Foundation Service Update – Aug 19

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    Today we are deploying the results of our Sprint 52 work. I wrote the release notes this sprint and you can check them out on the news page, so I’ll keep that short. Right now, our focus is on wrapping up all our TFS 2013 feature work – incorporating...
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    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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