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Project Management and Visual Studio Team System

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    MSF for CMMI Process Improvement

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    We were at the SEI's SEPG conference 10 days ago and announced the second of our MSF offerings: MSF for CMMI Process Improvement. CMMI (Capability Maturity Model Integration) is a method of measuring the maturity of a software development organization...
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    Announcing MSF for Agile Software Development - beta release

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    First, sorry for the long lag between postings. Second, I'm very happy to announce a fresh update to the MSF v4 material. "MSF for Agile Software Development" will be part of the upcoming VS 2005 Team System Beta 2 release. But we just couldn't wait to...
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    Problems with GDN cleared up - try downloading MSF Agile again.

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    I just heard that the problems we were having with GotDotNet have been cleared up. If you had trouble downloading the MSF Agile preview docs last time go to http://workspaces.gotdotnet.com/msfv4 and try again. If you had a pending membership that didn...
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    MSF Agile preview is now available!

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    So I'm back from India. It was hot. It was crowded. It was chaotic. But it was fascinating to see how quickly the technology industries are transforming the country. I met a lot of great people and I learned a lot about software practices, distributed...
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    Let me buy you a lassi!

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    I'm traveling through India over the next two weeks. I'll be presenting at TechEd India in Bangalore on 8/4 and again in Chennai on 8/11. If you're interested in VS Team System and you're in the neighborhood, I'd love to meet you. We've got the next...
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    Usability testing - lessons learned

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    One of the great things about developing products at Microsoft is the access to great tools. Usability testing is one of my favorite. Last week, the VSTS team ran a weeklong series of usability tests across the whole product to see what happens when you...
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    Reporting

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    On the long list of exciting new features in Visual Studio Team System is our very rich reporting system. We are building a single data warehouse with SQL Server that is hosted on the Team Foundation Server. All the tools are aware of this warehouse...
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    Methodologies - our process, your process, no process

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    Since 1994, Microsoft has had an application development methodology called the Microsoft Solution Framework. While it's been available through Microsoft Consulting Services and in various MCSD trainings, we've never shipped it in a product. In Visual...
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    What was that about Excel?

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    When we started designing the project management features in VS Team System, we had a pretty idealized view of the world. Project managers would sit in their cubicles and grind away in MS Project. The resulting tasks would funnel into VS Team System to...
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    VS Team System and MS Project

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    When we started building the project management features of Visual Studio Team System, we had a lot of pieces to work with, but they didn't fit together very well. The Team Foundation provides a Work Item Database. It's a significantly enhanced version...
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    Announcing Visual Studio Team System

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    Yesterday, Microsoft announced the new Visual Studio Team System. This new offering will allow teams of developers, testers, architects and project managers to work together in designing and shipping great solutions. There are new tools here for all those...
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