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  • Brian Harry's blog

    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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    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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