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  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2013 final release (RTM) available for download today

    Hi, Visual Studio 2013, .NET 4.5.1, and Team Foundation Server 2013 are now available for download! MSDN subscribers can download them from the MSDN Subscriber Downloads page. Benefit now from many new features and capabilities with this new release of Visual Studio. I quite like the CodeLens,...
  • Blog Post: The next TFS as a cloud service ?

    According to Brian Harry (Microsoft Technical Fellow and Program Manager for Team Foundation Server), the next TFS (TFS 11) will be ported to the Azure architecture so TFS could be seen as a cloud service. just imagine how easy it will be to - Install TFS (20 sec will be the time needed to activate...
  • Blog Post: Release of the Microsoft Visual Studio Scrum process template

    Microsoft Visual Studio Scrum 1.0 is a new process template from Microsoft. Scrum is an iterative, incremental framework for project management and agile software development. This template includes work items and reports to help your Scrum team be successful. Click here more information about this release...
  • Blog Post: update of the TFS integration tools with adapter to Rational ClearCase and ClearQuest

    The TFS Integration Tools is a project developed by the Team Foundation Server (TFS) product group and the Visual Studio ALM Rangers to integrate with third party systems for migration and synchronization of data. Today they released an updated beta version of these tools to the CodePlex site, and...
  • Blog Post: Download the VS 2010 Licensing white paper now

    Very useful document to fully understand the Visual Studio 2010 licensing TFS coming with MSDN Accessing TFS, who needs a CAL ? MSDN user rights with Visual Studio 2010 … Download the Visual Studio 2010 licensing white paper cheers, J.
  • Blog Post: David Chappell - The Microsoft Application Platform

    What is an application platform? Why is it important? And how should we think about application platforms in a world of cloud computing? In this session, David Chappell looks at all of these topics, providing a general model for both on-premises and cloud platforms. He then uses this model to examine...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 - Microsoft Acquires Teamprise and provide support for Eclipse IDE, Unix / Linux / Mac OS X platforms

    On November 9, 2009 Microsoft announced the acquisition of most of the technology assets of Teamprise, a division of SourceGear LLC, a provider of client applications for accessing Microsoft’s Visual Studio Team Foundation Server from the Eclipse IDE and from other operating systems, including Unix,...
  • Blog Post: Moving from CVS or SVN (Subversion) to TFS (Visual STudio Team Foundation Server) ?

    Best of breed open source solution will not help you in supporting the best practices when building application software. Even if you invest a lot of time (and money), you will only acheive a minimum level of integration (source control and project management or source control and code quality checks...
  • Blog Post: Integration between Word and TFS (Team Foundation Server) with Team Spec

    Have you heard about TeamSpec ? Team Spec provides rich team project artifact management directly inside Microsoft Office Word allowing specification, requirement, and other document content to maintain integrity with TFS (Visual Studio Team Foundation Server) content. Most of the DEV teams are using...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 - Introduction to manual testing

    Despite all of the advances in automated testing tools and frameworks over the last decade, manual testing still constitutes the lion's share of testing effort within most software development organizations. This episode of 10-4 will introduce the new capabilities in Visual Studio Team System 2010 for...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0 : useful links

    Following few demands, here are some useful links : Download VS2010 and .NET 4.0 How to install VS2010 and .NET 4.0 VS2010 beta 1 Forums J.
  • Blog Post: [AUS Event] Readify's TFS / Agile Workshop in Brisbane - May 21st - 22nd

    Readify's Professional Series Training ... What’s coming up in Brisbane... Readify’s Team Foundation Server/Agile Workshop This 2-day Team Foundation Server (TFS)/Agile Workshop will provide you with a working knowledge of Agile project management (particularly Scrum), and the...
  • Blog Post: TCO : Visual Studio Team System or Open source ?

    / Disclaimer : remove the emotion while reading this post and be as cold in the analysis as an excel spreadsheet can be / / Disclaimer #2 : TCO include more than just the cost of the solution. Keep in mind that 80 to 85% of a devteam cost is based on people (salary plus full cost for a position). So...
  • Blog Post: Team Foundation Server 2010 - Cool new features

    Brian Harry gives a deep dive into the next version of Team Foundation Server (TFS), and learn how TFS has factored its learnings about usability, industrial scale, geographic distribution, manageability, and development process into the next version of the product. See a demonstration of build automation...
  • Blog Post: Teamprise 3.2 release last week

    Teamprise 3.2 release last week. It’s got a lot of new features customers have been asking for, including: Support for building Maven2 projects from Team Build New Command-line Client features include Branch, Merge, and Diff The ability to map projects outside your Eclipse workspace Kerberos...
  • Blog Post: Measuring ROI - Moving from Cost Centre To Strategic Partner

    I recommand to read the blog post from Josh holmes about the importance of measuring ROI in our IT activities few extracts : "But, if you're not measuring the ROI, how can you talk to the business about the possible ROI?" The cheapest feature is the one that you don't build in the first place...
  • Blog Post: New ALM Whitepapers by David chappel

    David Chappell released 4 new ALM (Application Lifecycle Management) Whitepapers. These papers will help you in positioning ALM and its benefits. They are: What is ALM ALM Tool Evolution ALM and Business Strategy ALM as a Business Process you can download the papers here
  • Blog Post: SDTimes - ALM ressource center

    The editors of SD Times have created a new section of theirWeb site, SDTimes.com devoted to application lifecycle management. " Every organization has its own variety of the application life cycle. Every organization also has its specific requirements for tools for application life-cycle management...
  • Blog Post: Team System ROI - how do I get that ?

    Calculate a ROI (or just a TCO if you are looking at TFS only) for Team System is not that simple. Each ROI is different looking at your current situation and maturity and the outcome you are planning to acheive. Whilst you need time to estimate the impact of both a methodology and process change...
  • Blog Post: [VS2010] requirements with Visual Studio 2010

    VS2010 will come with more features. As the heart of the engine (TFS - Team Foundation Server) will remain the same for the source code control, work item tracking ..., Visual Studio 2010 will go further on some key features like requirements I love the hierarchy (specifically thinking about Requirements...
  • Blog Post: [TFS Trial] checking and extending (one time) your TFS Trial

    As I have more questions around the TFS Trial extension, I copying the blog post from Brian Harry Click here to download the tool . This tool can extend TFS trial by 30 days (one time only) Remember that when you are using a trial edition (even if the TFS is not expired), it's for trial purpose...
  • Blog Post: [Team System compatibility] DOORS integration with Team Foundation Server

    If you are using Telelogic DOORS for your requirements, please have a look at the new integration with Visual Studio Team Foundation Server. Microsoft® Visual Studio® Team Foundation Server Integration This Telelogic DOORS integration, for use with Microsoft Team Foundation Server, helps development...
  • Blog Post: NUnit for Team Build

    please have a look to this codeplex project : " NUnit for Team Build " This project is adding support for NUnit to TFS 2008's Team Build so that your NUnit test results are visible in the build log and incorporated into the data warehouse for reporting. Team Foundation server is for all the development...
  • Blog Post: [Case Study] Team Foundation Server for Java developers

    The reality · The world is not 100% using Microsoft technologies (and I regret that) · The developer teams did not wait for Team System to organize the development o Project management, source & versioning, collaboration, quality control, configuration management …. · The world is not...
  • Blog Post: How to: Upgrade from Visual Studio Trial Edition

    Upgrading from Trial Editions When you're ready to upgrade from an installed trial edition of Visual Studio or Team Foundation Server (or the Workgroup Edition of Team Foundation Server), you don't have to completely uninstall and reinstall those products. For more information, see: How to...
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