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  • Blog Post: TFS 2010 has shipped!

    Monday was the official launch for the TFS and VS 2010 releases ! I highly recommend upgrading from TFS 2005 or TFS 2008 to TFS 2010. The number of new features in TFS 2010 is very long, and there are lots of posts on them. One of the most exciting is that you can install TFS on a client OS (e.g., Windows...
  • Blog Post: Using Test Impact in VSTS 2010

    Dennis Stone , a tester on Team Test, has posted a great walkthrough of using the new test impact feature of 2010.  If you aren't familiar with test impact, it's a feature that tells you which tests execute the code you've changed in a checkin.  Rather than run all of the tests, you can run...
  • Blog Post: TFS 2010 Beta 1: Don’t run initial configuration from the administration console (MMC)

    Beta 1 for TFS 2010, along with VS and VSTS, is now available to MSDN subscribers and will be available for broad download shortly.  Be sure to check out the Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 First Look site to see what’s in this release, as well as the documentation on MSDN .  Brian has written...
  • Blog Post: TFS 2008 supports SQL 2008 SP1

    SQL 2008 SP1 has just been released, and we've gotten a couple of questions about whether it is supported with with Team Foundation Server 2008.  We tested SQL 2008 SP1 with both the original release of TFS 2008 and TFS 2008 SP1, and we do fully support using it with either release of TFS 2008....
  • Blog Post: Team System site overhauled

    Sharon Elkins has written a post about the newly-redesigned Team System web site . She has some details on the transformation, but one thing that stands out is the page reduction. It's got about 75% fewer pages, which means a bunch of old stuff is gone. Check it out and give her your feedback ! ...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Team System 2010 Week on Channel 9!

    Brian Keller has recorded a series of interviews, some of which include demos, that are being published on Channel 9. You can find them at Visual Studio Team System 2010 Week on Channel 9. Some of the videos have already been posted. Be sure to check the page periodically or subscribe to the...
  • Blog Post: Team System Web Access 2008 SP1 CTP and Work Item Web Access 2008 CTP are now available

    Hakan has announced the availability of the new TSWA community technology preview (CTP) in his post, What's New in TSWA 2008 SP1 . Personally, I would say this release is beta quality or better, so don't let the CTP designation scare you too much. Also released is the first CTP release of what we...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Team System Chat: April 9

    Join members of the Visual Studio Team System product group to discuss features available in Team Foundation Server, Team Suite, Architecture Edition, Development Edition, Database Edition, and Test Edition. In addition, discuss what's new for these editions for Visual Studio 2008. Add to Calendar April...
  • Blog Post: Now available for TSWA 2008: Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish

    The final set of localized versions of the Team System Web Access 2008 Power Tool is now available. Here is a list of links to all of the localized releases of TSWA. Chinese Simplified Chinese Traditional French German Italian Japanese Korean Spanish We're always interested in what you think about the...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Team System Web Access 2008: French and German are now available

    A couple of days ago, we released TSWA in Japanese .  French and German became available yesterday.  We'll be releasing more over the coming days. Technorati Tags: team system web access , team foundation server , vsts 2008
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Team System Web Access 2008 in Japanese is now available

    Part of our plan for the TSWA 2008 Power Tool is to release localized versions. Japanese is the first language to become available. Chinese, German, Spanish, French, Italian, and Korean are currently planned for release over the next month. Here's the download page in Japanese, along with a link to it...
  • Blog Post: TSWA: Hakan now has a blog

    Hakan Eskici is the program manager for Team System Web Access.  He's now blogging, and his first post provides some history on how TeamPlain became TSWA. A little bit about myself and Web Access Some of you might already know that I'm the Program Manager on the Web Access team in Team Foundation...
  • Blog Post: WiX to be included in the Visual Studio "Rosario" release

    Rob Mensching has written a post about the WiX toolset being included with the Rosario release of Visual Studio Team System. WiX is part of the toolset used to create the installation packages for Visual Studio, as well as being one of the first open source projects ever at Microsoft. Whereas Visual...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Team System chat - December 5, 2007

    Join members of the Visual Studio Team System product group to discuss features available in Team Foundation Server, Team Suite, Architecture Edition, Development Edition, Database Edition, and Test Edition. Hopefully, there will be a fair amount of discussion around the newly release 2008 version. I...
  • Blog Post: How to uninstall VS 2008 Beta 2 before installing the final version of VS 2008

    There have been a few questions about how to correctly uninstall all of VS 2008 Beta 2 in order to install the final version of VS 2008. Scott Guthrie posted the steps for doing this earlier today. A subset of this list would apply if you have installed Team Foundation Team Explorer 2008 Beta 2, rather...
  • Blog Post: How would you prioritize features for MSBuild?

    Dan Moseley, a developer on the MSBuild team , wants to know how you would prioritize features for the next version of MSBuild by asking, How would you spend $100 on MSBuild? The release of Visual Studio 2008 is imminent, which means the product teams are beginning to work on the future, and he posts...
  • Blog Post: TFS 2008 ships this month

    Yesterday, Soma announced that VS 2008 and TFS 2008 ship this month. Prior to that, we had only said it would ship by the end of this year. It's going to be an exciting month. Not long after TFS 2008 ships, we're going to ship the final version of the Team System Web Access 2008 Power Tool, and it includes...
  • Blog Post: Using VSTS 2008 memory allocation profiling

    I wanted to learn about the memory allocation profiling feature that is available VSTS 2008. While the profiler was also in VSTS 2005, the profiler will now also profile memory usage in addition to performance. A very good place to start is Ian Huff's blog . He's written a number of posts about the profiler...
  • Blog Post: Extracting the Visual Studio 2005 Team System SP1 VPC image

    [UPDATE 10/10/2007] MSDN has been updated with a new set of files with the naming issue corrected (see forum post ). It may take a few days for it to propogate to all of the MSDN servers. ***** Reid, a customer, sent me email about a problem with using the Visual Studio 2005 Team System SP1 VPC...
  • Blog Post: Operations Guidance for TFS

    Jeff Beehler has announced that we have now published guidance for operations. In addition to all of the great information in there, it provides a great summary of TFS links (see the bottom of the article in particular). Operations Guidance for TFS The Team System Rangers have done it again. Their mission...
  • Blog Post: Team System Web Access for TFS 2008 CTP released

    [UPDATE] The final version is now available . Team System Web Access for TFS 2008 Power Tool CTP is now available ! For TFS 2008, TSWA will continue to be a power tool through the TFS 2008 release. For the release after that, it will be a part of the regular product. The final release of the TSWA...
  • Blog Post: Deleting test results from a build

    In either TFS 2005 or TFS 2008, you can delete the test results published against a build ( How to: Publish Test Results ). However, discovering this feature may be difficult, and I didn't find it on MSDN in a quick search of the docs. What you'll need to do is to bring up the build details (aka the...
  • Blog Post: Team System Web Access (formerly TeamPlain) power tools release is now available!

    [UPDATE 7/31/2007] I've updated the link with the main MSDN page for TSWA. There's also an FAQ now. We have just released Team System Web Access power tool for TFS 2005 ! You can download it now. Team System Web Access (formerly known as TeamPlain) is a Web interface to Visual Studio 2005 Team...
  • Blog Post: Team Foundation Server 2008 Beta 2: Summary of links to Team Build information

    Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2, including Team Foundation Server 2008, is now available for download . As mentioned in Soma's post , Beta 2, unlike beta 1, includes the "go live" provision in the license, meaning that you can use it in production. We've been using TFS 2008 beta 2 on our main internal dogfood...
  • Blog Post: Adding Team System Web Access to the mix

    A year ago I became the dev lead for Team Build. As of this month, I'm now also the dev lead for Team System Web Access (TSWA), which is the name of the group that resulted from our earlier acquisition of devBiz Solutions , makers of TeamPlain Web Access. Hakan, Ahmet, and Serkan have joined our team...
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