Doug Seven

Director of Product Management, Visual Studio

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  • Blog Post: Follow Visual Studio Team System on Twitter

    Want to keep up on news from the Visual Studio Team System team? Want to get updates from live events and presentations? Want general pointers to valuable content? You can do so in real time by following MicrosoftVSTS on Twitter. Follow our account today at www.twitter.com/microsoftvsts . Of course you...
  • Blog Post: Oracle Support Announced for Visual Studio Team System 2010 Development

    Today it was announced Oracle support will be available for Visual Studio Team System 2010 Development through a Database Schema Provider (DSP ).  Quest , a provider of Database Management Solutions, is developing the Oracle DSP for Visual Studio Team System.   For those working in heterogeneous...
  • Blog Post: VSTS Development Edition + Database Edition

    This morning we made the official announcement of the next release of Visual Studio and the .NET Framework. This includes Visual Studio 2010, Visual Studio Team System 2010 and the .NET Framework 4.0. This blog has moved. See http://www.dougseven.com/blog for more detail.
  • Blog Post: TechEd is Just Around the Corner (and I am working late)

    TechEd 2008 Developers is less than two weeks away, and of course that means we are down to crunch time. I am a co-Track PM for three tracks - Developer Tools & Languages (TLA), Development Practices (DVP), and Windows & Frameworks (WIN). That makes up about 200 different pieces of content (sessions...
  • Blog Post: I'm Moving...to DougSeven.com

    For years I have used DougSeven.com as a test URL - a place where I could throw up some demo apps or test some things. For a long time it hosted a demo of the Codezone Community Search (the same Community search in the Visual Studio Help System). The time has come for a change. I am moving my blogging...
  • Blog Post: Sharing Team System Specs

    Here's another nugget from Jeff ... One of the things that we quietly rolled out yesterday along with the release of Microsoft® Visual Studio® Team System code name “Rosario” November 2007 CTP is the program to share selected Team System specifications and get your feedback on them...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Visual Studio Team System Code Name "Rosario" November 2007 CTP is Available

    Yes, the newest CTP of the next release of Team System has been made available. From Jeff Beehler : I'm happy to announce that the next Community Technology Preview of Rosario (officially known as Microsoft® Visual Studio® Team System code name “Rosario” November 2007 CTP) is now available. Customers...
  • Blog Post: User Group Event: A Lap Around Visual Studio Team System 2008

    On Monday, November 26th I will be presenting at the .NET Developer's Association user group. My goal for the evenng is to spend 1-2 hours going over Visual Studio Team System 2008, showing off its new features, as well as some of the old stand-by's that were in the 2005 version. Most of my time will...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Team System 2008 Has Shipped!

    Here is the official word from Jeff Beehler, the Team System Chief of Staff, and the really official word from Soma. Here is where you can download it from MSDN. I have only been officially working on the Team System team for five-months, and I can say that I am thrilled about this release. I plan...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming Presentations (Come along, I'd love to meet you)

    I have a few upcoming presentations. If you will be in Kuala Lumpur in mid-September, I'd love to meet you. Please, come and introduce yourself. KL TechNite + MIND: Developer's Rock on September 9th MIND Community and EC iTrain Sdn. Bhd will be organizing a joint event “MIND TechNite: Developers...
  • Blog Post: What Do You Want?

    I'm curious. You know me...I live to work for you. I want to give you what you want. Have I buttered you up enough? Good. I actually want to know what you want to read about in regard to Visual Studio Team System, and/or Team Foundation Server. It can be anything? You want to know about creating your...
  • Blog Post: Now Available: VSTS Code Name "Rosario" Aug 2007 CTP

    Last week we released the first glimpse of the future of Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) with our Visual Studio Team System code name "Rosario" August 2007 CTP . “Rosario” enhances the ALM capabilities in Visual Studio Team System 2008, and focuses on improving the collaboration between development...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming MSDN Webcast: Overview of the Visual Studio Team Foundation Server - Project Server 2007 Connector

    From Brian Keller : If you are interested in the recently released connector which integrates Team Foundation Server 2005 and Project Server 2007 then you don't want to miss this upcoming Webcast. Follow the link to register: MSDN Webcast: Overview of the Visual Studio Team Foundation Server...
  • Blog Post: Now Available: Team System Web Access Power Tool

    Today we released the first "official" power tool release of Team System Web Access. You can download it from here . See Brian Harry's blog for more info . Technorati tags: Microsoft , VSTS , Web , Power Tool
  • Blog Post: What's In a Name?

    My colleague, Rob Caron , just posted the latest news on upcoming name changes for some of the Visual Studio product line. Specifically, the Team Editions that are part of Visual Studio Team System. In VSTS 2005 we named the Team Editions based on the role a person was in (...for Software Developers...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Team System codename "Rosario" August CTP Signed Off

    Brian Harry, a Microsoft Distinguished Engineer , announced today that the Visual Studio Team System product group signed off on a Community Technology Preview (CTP) of the version of VSTS that will follow the upcoming Visual Studio Team System 2008 release. The Visual Studio Team System codename...
  • Blog Post: Now Available: Service Release 1 (SR1) update for Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Database Professionals

    Service Release 1 for Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Database Professionals is now available from Microsoft.com . Here are the details: The following issues are corrected in SR1. These issues have been found through customer and partner feedback. Cross-database references Support is...
  • Blog Post: TechEd07 Session Available: Unit Testing and TDD

    At TechEd 2007 Brian Randall and I co-presented on Unit Testing and Test Driven Development (TDD) using Visual Studio Team System. Get this session in Windows Media format. Here is the official session abstract: DEV347 - Unit Testing and Test Driven Development Track(s): Developer Tools and Technologies...
  • Blog Post: .NET Rocks!: Visual Studio Team System Panel Discussion from TechEd 2007

    During TechEd 2007 I was asked to participate in a live panel discussion to talk about Visual Studio Team System . I was fortunate enough to sit with some very smart fellows - Mike Azocar , Steven Borg , and Joel Semeniuk - I, of course was the "blue badge" victim. We had a great discussion, although...
  • Blog Post: A New Era - Visual Studio Team System

    After two years on the Microsoft.com Community Technologies Team I have decided that I needed a new challenge. During the past couple years I was able to transition my development team onto Visual Studio Team System , and Team Foundation Server . I had a great time with it and we learned a lot. Now the...
  • Blog Post: Better Software Development for Agile Teams

    A few week's ago the latest book from Jim Newkirk and Will Stott was released, Visual Studio Team System: Better Software Development for Agile Teams . Personally I am a huge fan of agile development - the team I have been managing has been using VSTS, Scrum and TDD for the past year or more. I have...
  • Blog Post: TechEd 07 in Orlando: I'll Be There ... Will You?

    Quick note to say, hey, I'll be at TechEd '07 in Orlando next week, June 1st - 9th, and would love a chance to talk to folks in the community about our services, your community & information management needs, and ideas for the future. I'll be at the Resources Zone, working on the MSDN side of things...
  • Blog Post: Unit Testing Moving to VS Pro

    The best decision ever was recently made...the decision to move the most of the Visual Studio Team System unit testing features to Visual Studio Pro with the "Orcas" release. With the release of Orcas, the support for authoring, generating and running unit tests, will become available to the users of...
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