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  • Brian Harry's blog

    Features timeline refresh

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    With the TFS 2015 release behind us and a lot of planning for our next phase of work completed, it’s time to do a major refresh of our Visual Studio Online Features Timeline .  If you aren’t familiar with this page, I encourage you to check it out...
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    VS 2012 Update 5 has been released

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    This week we released the final build of VS 2012 Update 5.  You can get it on the Visual Studio downloads page .  There are only a few changes in it.  You can find them in the VS 2012 Update 5 KB article . Brian
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    TFS 2015 Installation guidance

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    At least once or twice a week, I’m getting questions about where the TFS 2015 installation guidance is.  We’re not doing well with search engines on that apparently.  We’re going to see if we can do better but, in the mean time, here’s the link...
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    TFS 2015 Power Tools are available

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    Today we released the TFS 2015 Power Tools that accompany VS 2015 and TFS 2015.  The landing page that link points to includes lots of info about compatibility, changes, etc. Sorry it took a bit longer to get these out than we expected. Brian
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    Visual Studio Online Update – Aug 26th

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    This week we are rolling out our sprint 87 work.  Nothing earth shattering this sprint but some nice project management improvements.  Also we’ve added first class SonarQube support now with custom tasks for executing SonarQube and publishing...
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    SmartOffice4TFS and inteGREAT4TFS available for Visual Studio Enterprise with MSDN subscribers

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    Managing requirements is an incredibly important part of the software development process for everyone.  Different teams approach the problem very differently – from very lightweight/informal ways to very formal and documented ways.  The needs...
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    Visual Studio Online Update – Aug 7th

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    This week we are rolling out our Sprint 86 work.  You can read details on the VSO release notes .  Included is the next set of work to improve our Agile planning experiences and availability of a NuGet package for our TFS/VSO SDK.  The...
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    Team Foundation Server 2015 Final Release

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    Today we released the final version of Team Foundation Server 2015. TFS 2015 is a major step forward, with tons of improvements throughout the development process but with special emphasis on DevOps capabilities. TFS 2015 Trial Download TFS 2015...
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    Included CALs and Tiered Pricing

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    I have to say that when I wrote my post last week on TFS and VSO related licensing and packaging changes, I didn’t think I’d be writing another one quite so soon. But I found out that we’re disclosing the next set of changes this week...
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    Self forming teams at scale

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    I want to share with you all a strange thing that we do.  It’s unorthodox but has been very successful for us. Teams change.  People come.  People go.  People move around.  Reorgs happen.  This is a fact of life, particularly...
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    Visual Studio 2012 Update 5 RC Available

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    As part of the 2015 wave of releases, in addition to the 2015 products and a 2013 Update 5, we are also releasing a VS 2012 Update 5 (not one for TFS 2012 though).  This Update includes a few bug fixes.  The most notable, from my perspective...
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    Licensing and packaging changes for TFS 2015

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    Over the past year, we have been working to simplify licensing for Team Foundation Server and make things as straight forward as possible for customers to adopt it. This has included changes like the introduction of the Stakeholder plan for broad access...
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    Visual Studio 2015 and Visual Studio 2013 Update 5 Released

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    Today, we released Visual Studio 2015 , .NET 4.6, Visual Studio 2013 Update 5 and Team Foundation Server 2013 Update 5 .  As I announced in a post a few weeks ago, Team Foundation Server 2015 is going to take just a bit longer (more on this in a...
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    Visual Studio Online Update – July 17

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    I told you a week or so ago it would come quickly :)  We’re deploying our Sprint 85 work now.  As always, it will take a few days for it to make it across the entirety of the service. You can find the details on the new capabilities in the release...
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    Update on Team Foundation Server RC2

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    I wrote a post about a week ago announcing TFS 2015 RC2 . Today, we released downloads for the rest of the languages, along with release notes. All the information in my previous post is still accurate and the links all point to the updated downloads...
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    TFS 2015 Compatibility

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    As the release of TFS 2015 has approached, I’ve gotten a lot of compatibility questions.  We were a little slow documenting the story but we have it now: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/Library/vs/alm/TFS/administer/requirements The short story...
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    Visual Studio Online Update – July 7

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    I’m a bit late on this post.  It’s been a busy week of travel. Last week we began deploying our sprint 84 release.  Because of the logistics around finalizing our TFS 2015 release, it was delayed a bit.  Sprint 83 is actually the last sprint...
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    Team Foundation Server 2015 RC2 available

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    Today we released Release Candidate 2 of Team Foundation Server 2015.  I believe this release is VERY close to the final bits we will ship.  I’d encourage people to try out upgrades on production backups, pre-production environments and, production...
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    Team Explorer Everywhere 2015 RTM

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    We have released Team Explorer Everywhere 2015. It’s available on the Download Center and on the Eclipse Marketplace. Soma announced that VS 2015 will release on July 20th so stay tuned. This isn’t a particularly big release but it has...
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    Team Foundation Server and VS Online adoption at Microsoft

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    Someone asked me in a blog comment recently to post an update on internal adoption – the last one was almost a year ago.  I’m going to keep it reasonably short. The best summary is adoption continues to grow.  TFS on-prem is growing slowly because...
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    Visual Studio Online Update – June 3rd

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    ***PLEASE READ*** Ahh, my fortune for “delayed publish” in Live Writer. I was trying to grab screenshots for this and accidentally hit publish a day too early. The release notes won’t be published until tomorrow (June 3rd). I’m...
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    Visual Studio Online Update – May 15th

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    This week we are deploying our sprint 82 work for VS Online.  This is a very BIG deployment – lot’s of stuff.  You can read the release notes . First and foremost Build.VNext is here!   It is now in Public Preview and everyone can try it...
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    A fun project for customer connection

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    Last week the VS Code team came to us saying that they really wanted a great experience getting bug reports from customers.  Microsoft Connect just isn’t a pleasant experience.  They looked at UserVoice and it’s great for suggestions but not...
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    VS Online hosted in Australia

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    Today, we are expanding our VS Online footprint to include an instance in Australia. This adds to the several instances we have in the US and the one we have in Europe. It is part of our drive to make VS Online available to everyone, in a geography you...
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    VS Online & Power BI

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    I briefly described our new Power BI integration for VS Online in my //Build/ post last week.  I didn’t however provide any details on how to use it.  Jeff Levinson has written a very detailed walk through that explains many of the concepts...
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