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  • Blog Post: Watchmen Visual Studio Team System 2010 Event

    On Friday I delivered a presentation taking a peak at some of the new functionality due for release as part of Visual Studio Team System 2010.  The session was held in the Covent Garden Odeon and as part of the event we had a screening of Watchmen .    I hope people enjoyed the event,...
  • Blog Post: British Computer Society Agile SCM Event

    This week I presented a session at the British Computer Society Configuration Management Specialist Group's Agile SCM Event . It was an excellent day with a number of speakers from various backgrounds talking about the challenges and best practice of Agile development but what really struck me while...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Team System 2010

    Woohoo! It's all going off today! I can finally start talking about what's coming next in VSTS Rosario! Check out these links for more information: Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0 Overview Visual Studio Team System 2010 Week on Channel 9! And finally we have just announced the merger of the...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Events, Microsoft Campus, Reading - 17th & 14th Sept

    Hello to anyone who attended one of the Visual Studio Events in Reading over the last couple of weeks. I promised to upload some links to useful resources, training and the presentation so I will try and get that done by the end of the week. In the meantime I've added some links to the trial versions...
  • Blog Post: Could not load file or assembly 'System.Data.SqlServerCe'

    Have you installed the Microsoft® Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition GDR August CTP so that you can target SQL Server 2008 with your Database Projects and found this error message when you create a new project? --------------------------- Microsoft Visual Studio ------------------------...
  • Blog Post: Test Expo Follow Up - Visual Studio Team System Testing Resources

    As promised I have listed a number of useful links to get you started or help expand your existing knowledge of Testing using Visual Studio Team System General Resources Visual Studio Team System 2008 Test Developer Center http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-gb/vsts2008/test/default.aspx ...
  • Blog Post: Test Expo 2008 Presentation

    Last Thursday I delivered a short presentation on Testing @ Microsoft as part of the Test Expo conference in London. I have uploaded the presentation here I will post some useful test related links at the beginning of next week so check back later! The presentation is in *.pptx format so if you...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint 3.0 & TFS

    Yesterday Jeff Beehler blogged about the finalised guidance for configuring your TFS 2005 Server to utilise Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (Out of the box it includes WSS 2.0). Of course you may want to wait until the Orcas Release of TFS which will have WSS 3.0 built in. Now I'm no SharePoint expert...
  • Blog Post: Just Released: Visual Studio Team Foundation Server – Project Server 2007 Connector

    We are pleased to announce the release of Visual Studio Team Foundation Server – Project Server 2007 Connector which is available at http://www.codeplex.com/tfsconnector. OVERVIEW The Visual Studio Team Foundation Server - Project Server 2007 Connector is designed to integrate the project...
  • Blog Post: Expression Web & Expression Blend free for MSDN Subscribers

    As a result of attending a number of MSDN Road show sessions in the last few months, I am very aware that many MSDN subscribers were unhappy that we were not going to ship the Expression products as part of the MSDN Subscription. We felt that as Expression is a product aimed at Designers and MSDN...
  • Blog Post: Team System Partner - Testhouse

    One of the key challenges involved in bringing Team System to market has been the identification of suitable services partners who can help customers exploit the new functionality contained within the product. To this end, we have been working with a number of companies who have skills in areas...
  • Blog Post: Wednesday's DBPro Webcast

    I hope you found today's session useful. We appreciate any feedback on how we can make these events better. Slides available here If you don't have Office 2007, you can download the Compatibility Pack here Some Additional Resources here Rich.
  • Blog Post: Resources from yesterday's DBPro WebCast

    Slides to follow. Resources: Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Database Professionals http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-gb/teamsystem/aa718807.aspx Database Professional Team Centre http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-gb/teamsystem/aa718764.aspx Database Professional Forum http://forums...
  • Blog Post: Team System Roadmap

    Yesterday was a busy day in Visual Studio land. As well as marking the 10th anniversary of the release of first version Visual Studio and the announcement of the free release of TeamPlain we have released a roadmap on the future directions of Team System. This includes: Details of the features that will...
  • Blog Post: Free web access to TFS!

    Yesterday Microsoft announced its acquisition of devBiz, the developers of TeamPlain (a web based interface into TFS). As a result of this, you can now download and install TeamPlain for free! - you will of course need a TFS CAL to access the server through TeamPlain. We will be rolling TeamPlain into...
  • Blog Post: Branching Guidance Available

    Customers frequently ask me which branching strategy they should use with TFS. However, TFS is incredibly flexible and does not dictate any particular way of working. To aid adoption our “VSTS Ranger” Team has produced a whitepaper giving much more detail on possible branching strategies with Team Foundation...
  • Blog Post: Team System Sidebar Gadget

    Jason Pricket (Team System dev) has written a Vista Sidebar Gadget that will monitor the status of a Team Build. The key features are: Each instance of the sidebar gadget monitors a particular build definition. An icon represents the status of the most recent build for that definition. The text is a...
  • Blog Post: Work Item Search Tool

    Want to search all work items in the project? Unfortunately Team Explorer doesn't support this out of the box. Fortunately Noah Coad has written an Addin to do exactly that - nice one, Noah :-) Check out: Search Work Items, Team System Addin Neil.
  • Blog Post: Want to know more about Visual Studio Team Edition for Database Professionals?

    We are running a Live Meeting for customers and partners on the benefits and virtues of Visual Studio Team Edition for Database Professionals. The meeting will take place on 28 March 2007, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m and will be delivered by our VSTS Technical Specialists, Neil Kidd & Richard Erwin...
  • Blog Post: Do you want to know what you get with each version of MSDN?

    There is a great page on the MSDN site that details: - What you get with each version of Team System & - What benefits you get with the different levels of MSDN subscription The page can be found at: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/aa718657.aspx Regards Jon
  • Blog Post: Team System for Free!

    Just a quick reminder that anyone who has an MSDN Universal Subscription can upgrade for free to either: Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Database Professionals - or - Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Architects - or - Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Developers...
  • Blog Post: Virtual PC 2007 and Team Build

    Virtual PC 2007 released earlier this week, in case you didn’t know, virtual PC and virtual server are now free downloads. To download virtual PC 2007 followed this link: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=04D26402-3199-48A3-AFA2-2DC0B40A73B6&displaylang=en For more information...
  • Blog Post: I've Got The Power! (Tools)

    “It’s gettin, it's gettin' kinda hectic!“ The Team Foundation Server Team have just released version 1.2 of the Team Foundation Power Tools . In this release there are two new command line tools for developers and three new non-command line tools. In addition there are some bug fixes to previous releases...
  • Blog Post: Installing the TFS Power Toys on Vista

    If you try and install the Team Foundation Server Power Toys (or Tools) on a Vista machine, you may well see the following error: Error 1721. There is a problem with this Windows Installer package. A program required for this install to complete could not be run. Contact your support personnel...
  • Blog Post: IEeee! just RTM'ed

    Ok, so RTM'ed is a big exaggeration, but I've updated IEeee - the IE addin to allow you to raise bugs straight from the browser to TFS. I’ve also made the following changes: I've fixed a couple of bugs – occasionally an assert dialog would appear stating that I hadn’t Disposed something ...
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