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    A change in our ETM Architecture Plans

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    As you guys already know we are working on a set of architectural investments that will allow us to scale out the TFS deployment. These scale out capabilities allows administrators to easily manage the load put by their teams on Team Foundation Server...
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    Team Foundation Server Properties Spec

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    Yesterday we released our first specification discussing Team Foundation Serve properties and our thoughts on the feature. If you get a chance please go through it and provide us with feedback as it is always important for us to validate our assumptions...
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    Version Control Areas of Innovation

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    If you look at Version Control over the 1990’s you are not going to find a lot of innovative and revolutionary features. I believe that there were certain industry factors that were responsible for this "dormant" period, but we won’t...
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    What does TFS merge uses: local or latest?

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    Recently our team got this question asked through the forums, and since I remember when we were making this decision, I thought it would be best to put it in paper and do a quick blog. First let’s talk about the scenario: I have a workspace and...
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    Interesting HBR IdeaCast article

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    Today I came across this article and I thought to share with you because I think it holds a lot of true for software development teams. I think the notion of always providing value because we are smart or have this certain level of expertise at times...
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    External Team Foundation Server Tools

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    The other day I was in a customer call and I was asked for a list of TFS External tools, I am defining those as any TFS feature or tool that is not included in the packaged product.  Although I still don't have a compiled list the best advice I could...
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    Enterprise Team Foundation Server Management Spec

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    As you know we are constantly looking at ways to improve our product in order to meet the growing market demands of our customers. Our enterprise customers today are looking to consolidate and usually decide to purchase one server for their teams and...
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    Feature Design and Simplicity- Part 3

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    I have gotten some emails by readers about this series so I thought to continue the momentum and talk about the next law: Time . It is no secret that "Thin is in" with customers and that there is nothing more frustrating and at times upsetting...
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    Slick Design

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    We Program Managers are always looking for the latest technology, trends and designs that will be enable us to deliver our vision of the feature to our users in its simplest and most powerful form. I was doing some research on tilt UI and physics UI and...
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    Team Foundation Sidekicks 2.1 Release

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    Hi, Attrice has released a new version on their Sidekicks which you can now get here: ( http://www.attrice.info/downloads ). In addition to bug fixes, there are two big features of note (more details at http://blogs.microsoft.co.il/blogs/tfsidekicks/archive...
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    Feature Design and Simplicity- Part 2

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    Yesterday we discussed the first simplicity law: Reduce and went over one example of its use within our feature development. Today let us talk about the second law: Organize . Organization is a word that I personally dread since I cannot seem to keep...
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    How TFS proxy Server 2008 works

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    One of our testers, Amos, posted his first blog post today and it goes a bit deeper into the TFS proxy than our msdn documentation so I thought that it might beneficial to cross reference since our Proxy is so popular in the marketplace. Here is the link...
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    Feature Design and Simplicity- Part 1

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    As a Program Manager an integral part of our job is designing a great user experience for our customers. One of the most important factors in the design is simplifying the experience so it is ease to use and easy to implement. As you know, simplicity...
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    Making quality screencast videos

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    As a Program Manager at Microsoft you are frequently needing to demo your product or feature to various teams and customers. Since there are a lot of people that are always interested, in order to scale the effort, we end up producing videos that we can...
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    TFS Resolve Improvements Spec published

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    Recently, I have been talking about the improvements we are thinking of making to the resolve experience in our next release. Well, today I am happy to announce that you get to see and provide feedback to us on the complete specification. You can get...
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    0 local, 3 server, 0 both, 0 conflicting

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    So you may ask what is that string that you have as the title of this blog post? and why are you blogging about it? Well, the string comes from our resolve feature and it gets presented to you when you are resolving conflicts. The reason why I am blogging...
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    I cannot see my workspace

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    In the past we have had some customers report an issue where when they open Visual Studio the workspace owner is to 'Administrator' instead of their logon user name and hence they cannot get to their workspace and continue their work. Since it has happened...
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    A new resolve experience

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    TFS 2008 is now on customers hands and for us that means planning and executing on our next release. Today I wanted to share with you some of the changes we are working on for the Resolve (conflict resolution) experience. Prior to describing what we are...
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    Merge your renames at the root

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    True Rename, not those delete/add solutions, is one of those things that is extremely tricky to get right and even more on merge scenarios. Unfortunately, I have seen some of our customers struggle with them resulting in confusion within the organization...
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    tfs workspaces and reinstalling the OS or TeamExplorer

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    In some enterprises and even inside of Microsoft we often partition our drives in two sections. The OS and often used applications (this is often our C: drive) and the data and enlistment section (this is often the D:/ drive) Recently, I received a question...
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    TFS Version Control team's mission

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    Twice a year the entire version control team meets in a big conference room, full of breakfast goodies, to talk about our current strategy, release execution and market challenges. The meeting lasts for around 1.5 hours and it gives us a chance to step...
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    Visualizing Change- The Start

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    Hi: Last week we released a Channel 9 video discussing a new concept, which we call Visualizing Change . Over the coming months you will see the Version Control team talk more and more about this concept and what it means for us and the ALM space....
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    TFS Branching Guidance whitepaper released

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    Hi: As a Version Control Program Manager, I am frequently asked for branch and merge guidance. This thirst in the field for content drove us to create a special project with the Rangers team where we worked over the last quarter to fill that gap. I...
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    Visual Studio Orcas March CTP available

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    The Visual Studio "Orcas" March CTP is available and now contains TFS. In this, you will find the majority of the feature work we plan to do for our Orcas release. I appreciate those of you who can look it over and give us feedback. Use http://connect...
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    Sneak peek at a TFS Vista gadget in development

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    Today I am going to give you a sneak peek at our TFS Query Tracker gadget. Currently is in Alpha, if such state exists for a PowerTool, but we plan to give it to you in Beta form probably in the March-April timeframe. The functionality of the sidebar...
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