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Sr, Program Manager at Microsoft and MBA from UNC Chapel Hill.My small world includes my beautiful wife Swati and our awesome twin boyz Arni and Abhi.
Orcas Beta2 will support using SQL Named instance on data tier of TFS. This was a key feature requested by lot of customers and we were able to add it in Orcas Beta2. For some of you who are going to try out Beta1 you will have to wait for Beta2 to see this feature.
It is very easy to setup TFS with named instance just enter dbname/instancename when the setup requests for database name. This does require you to have SQL browser service running in your environment. This feature will enable you to use an existing SQL Farms for TFS now.
Next Post I will tell you how to avoid dependency on SQL Browser service.
My interview with Brian Keller has been published on Channel 9. The interview was around enhancements in Orcas around Setup/Admin/Ops. If you want to know how Orcas solves your Administrative pain point please watch the video and give me feedback. Thanks.