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May, 2007

  • Brian Harry's blog

    TFS Best Practices

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    The Microsoft Patterns and Practices team, in concert with the TFS team and a panel of customer reviewer has just released a terrific document on TFS Best Practices . This is distinct from the TFS help on MSDN in the sense that it is not "How-to" guidance...
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    SnagIt! integration with TFS

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    I just got mail from TechSmith - makers of SnagIt! that they have added support for Team System. Being an occasional user of SnagIt! myself, I tried it out on our dogfood server and it worked like a charm. SnagIt! allows you to take screenshots and then...
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    May DevDiv Dogfood Statistics

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    It's been a pretty uneventful month on our Dogfood server. I almost decided not to post about it but I figured what the heck. The most exciting thing is that we have our Orcas Beta 2 dogfood server upgrade happening this weekend. This should be an indication...
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    Work Item Creator is now on CodePlex

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    I mentioned this tool a month or two ago. It's a cool tool that allows hierarchical organization of work items and other relationship management. You can find the project here . These are pretty common feature requests and a big area of focus for us in...
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    Replaying your Orcas Beta 1 feedback

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    OK, I've now processed all of the feedback and written one-off responses to many of the specific questions. I appologize if I missed any. I want to thank all of you who took the time to provide feedback. It is tremendously appreciated and the best way...
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    What's up with Orcas Beta 1?

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    We released Orcas Beta 1 a few weeks ago now and I'm really surprised at how little feedback I've heard. I'm curious what's going on. Are people too busy to mess with it? Has releasing all of the CTPs ahead of time taken the excitment out of playing with...
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    Teamprise announces a Java SDK for Team Foundation Server

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    Yesterday Teamprise announced the availability of a Java SDK for building TFS based applications. You can read about it here: http://www.teamprise.com/news/2007/05/teamprise_announces_java_sdk_f.html Availability is targeted for later this year. They...
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    Managing Quality (part 7) - Code Coverage

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    Code coverage is a multi-edged sword :) There is no one right answer for how to do it and there are many ways to misuse it. Here I'll talk about how to think about code coverage and then talk about what we do and reports we use to track it. Let's say...
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    All Orcas Beta 1 downloads are now available

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    It has taken a while to get all of the downloads finalized but they are done. In addition to the VPCs that were available a week or two ago, we now have all of the installation packages for those that want to install it themselves. The main Beta 1 page...
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    Want to learn about the TFS Warehouse?

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    One of the devs on the TFS data warehouse team has just started blogging. He plans to blog "how to" and conceptual explanations around the warehouse for a while. He posted his first blog post yesterday. It is an overview of 4 of the TFS warehouse perspectives...
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    Changing a User's Display Name

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    Those of you who have tried changing people's display name in active directory have noticed that TFS does not automatically pick up that change and propogate it to all of the appropriate places. It does pick it up and the pick list for the assigned to...
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    Chicago VSTS user group

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    Clark Sell sent me the following announcement and asked me to publicize it. I'm always happy to help bring attention to new and growing VSTS user groups. Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team System is the best integrated software development platform...
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