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June, 2012

  • Brian Harry's blog

    Team Foundation Services Updates 6/26

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    Well, the last 3 weeks were busy. We announced our Azure Continuous Deployment support and removed the invitation codes to open the service up to everyone. As I wrote in my Spring wrap up post , we’ve kind of emptied the pipeline of all of the big...
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    DevExpress announces full coded UI support

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    Visual Studio has a variety of ways to test your code. – one of them we call “Coded UI”. Coded UI testing is useful when you want to automate a full functional test, as a user would do it, against the UI of your application. You usually...
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    A couple of great books on 2012

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    There are a couple of new books out now – one on overall application lifecycle management with Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server 2012 and the other a deeper drill into TFS.  These were written by some of the best authors I know – combined...
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    P&P Paper on Continuous Delivery with VS 2012

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    The Patterns & Practices team has just published a document on best practices for implementing Continuous Delivery using VS & TFS 2012.  It’s a great overview of how to think about the problem and how to implement it.  Check it out…...
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    Spring is over

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    OK, so maybe I didn’t need to tell you that.  Or maybe, you observe that it isn’t quite true because summer officially starts in about a week.  But then that’s not really what I mean. I’ve written little tidbits about our transition from an...
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    Team Foundation Service Preview is public!

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    Since we announced the Team Foundation Service Preview at the BUILD conference last year, we’ve limited the onboarding of new customers by requiring invitation codes to create accounts. The main reason for this has been to control the growth of...
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    TeamDevCentral and hosted Lab Management

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    A couple of years ago, we partnered with TeamDevCentral to set up one of the first hosted Team Foundation Server clouds. It was the very beginning of our thinking on what a cloud based ALM solution might look like. Since then Rational eyes, the company...
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    TMap for TFS Windows Phone 7 App available in the marketplace

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    Clemens Reijnen recently blogged about a new Windows Phone app for working with TFS and the TMap testing methodology.  Read more about it on Clemens’ blog here: http://www.clemensreijnen.nl/post/2012/05/11/TMap-for-TFS-Windows-Phone-7-App-available...
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    A Team Foundation Service Invitation Code

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    I've seen a spike in requests for invitation codes following our announcement of the new TFS/Azure Continuous Delivery work at Azure Day this week. I figured, I'd put out another multi-use invitation code just to minimize the wait for additional people...
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    Update for VS 2008 and TFS 11

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    We’ve finally gotten to shipping an update to VS 2008 SP1 to fully support TFS 11 – including the the hosted service http://www.tfspreview.com .  VS 11 has supported it from the beginning, of course.  We’ve released updates for VS 2010 SP1 along...
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    Upgrading the DevDiv dogfood server to TFS 11

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    I've mentioned in a couple of posts recently how busy it's been around here lately. One of the many things keeping us busy over the past several weeks has been upgrading the main Developer Division Team Foundation Server to TFS 11. We've been using TFS...
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    More on yesterday's Azure announcements

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    Here's a link to some "chalk talk" video's on yesterday's Azure announcements. Among them is a video from our very own Aaron Bjork on the TFS integration that we've done. Check it out for a more colorful explanation than yesterday's blog post :) http...
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    Announcing Continuous Deployment to Azure with Team Foundation Service

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    I mentioned earlier this week in my sprint 31 deployment post that we were working on some bigger things I wasn’t ready to talk about yet.  Well, this is one of them…. As development organizations are trying to improve the cycle times on their development...
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    Team Foundation Services Updates 6/4

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    We’ve just finished sprint 31 and today we deployed it to the service. In all, it a modest set of things but some nice improvements. We’re now starting to get to the point that new things showing up on the service are ahead of what we have...
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    TFS Power Tools for the RC

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    We won't be releasing a new build of the Power Tools with the Release Candidate. The Beta Power Tools that are available will work with the RC build. The next time we'll update the Power Tools will be along with the final release. Please let us know if...
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