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  • Brian Harry's blog

    Visual Studio/TFS 2012 Release Candidate Available Today

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    Today we released the Release Candidate for VS, TFS and .NET (and, of course, Windows also released their RC). You can learn more about it and download using the following links: Visual Studio Product website Eclipse update site for the latest...
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    VS 2015 CTP6 and TFS 2015 CTP1 shipped today

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    Today we shipped Visual Studio 2015 CTP6 and TFS 2015 CTP1. You can download both here: Download Visual Studio 2015 CTP 6 and Team Foundation Server 2015 CTP You can also read the release notes to learn more about them: Visual Studio 2015...
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    Git vulnerability with .git\config

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    Today the Git community disclosed an issue in Git that, in the worst case, could allow a developer’s machine to be taken over.  This is an issue that manifests across much of the Git ecosystem and is not unique to Microsoft’s Git implementation or...
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    Checking your TFS Version and Extending Trials

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    Update: With Team Foundation Server 2010, you no longer need to download and run the TFSVersionDetection.exe tool as this functionality is baked into the Team Foundation Server administration console. S ee this post for more detail: http://blogs.msdn...
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    Team System Web Access Power Tool Available!

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    Today we released the first "official" power tool release of Team System Web Access. You can download it from here . Let me put this in context. When Microsoft first acquired DevBiz, we provided v1.0 of TeamPlain for download. Based on customer demand...
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    Your Visual Studio 2010 Dream Machine

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    Now that Visual Studio 2010 has shipped, people are asking about preferred hardware configurations. Customers want to know how to take advantage of all the cool new features that we have packed into this release. We have published minimum hardware and...
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    The Future of eScrum

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    For a year or two now, there’s been a free download of a SCRUM based Team Foundation Server process template on microsoft.com called eScrum. It has been periodically updated and I’ve blogged about it a few times. Since it first went up I’ve tried to be...
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    How do I upgrade to TFS 2008?

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    Now that Team Foundation Server 2008 keys/media/downloads are available, I'm seeing lots more questions about various scenarios. I'm going to try to capture all of the less obvious issue here: You have TFS 2008 Trial Edition installed and you want...
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    TFS 2013.2 (Update 2) Released

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    And VS 2013.2 RC released… OK, this is weird, I admit, so I’ll explain. Today we officially released the final version of TFS 2013 Update 2 and we released a Release Candidate of Visual Studio 2013 Update 2. It’s weird that we RTMed...
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    VS/TFS 2013.2 (Update 2) CTP Released

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    Today, fast on the heels of Update 1 , we released the first CTP of VS/TFS 2013 Update 2. Although Update 1 was a pretty small release, Update 2 is much larger. This CTP is *not* feature complete and it is *not* “go-live”. It is an opportunity...
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    Bug fixes in TFS SP1

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    Well, I'm going to try to beat a new path here. We're trying to be more transparent about what we are doing, when we are doing it and why we are doing it. The downside of that can be that we go to far and get beaten over the head with the information...
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    Creating installers with Visual Studio

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    Some years ago we discontinued support for creating installer projects in Visual Studio and directed people to InstallShield for that functionality.  There were a number of reasons for that decision that I won’t detail here.  However, there...
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    Stuff in the pipe for Team Foundation Server

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    Just a brief note about stuff coming down the pipe for TFS... MSSCCI Provider We are working on a new release of the MSSCCI provider. It will have a variety of fixes for bugs that you have reported and that we have found internally. Some of the...
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    Last word on TFS Expirations (I hope)

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    This blog post has been replaced by a newer one that covers both TFS 2005 and TFS 2008: http://blogs.msdn.com/bharry/archive/2008/01/15/checking-your-tfs-version-and-extending-trials.aspx People seem to still be having issues with trials. Some are...
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    VS/TFS 2013.3 (Update 3) released

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    Today we released the final version of Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 and Team Foundation Server Update 3. You can get the update using the link below. Note that the link includes both the Visual Studio & TFS downloads (among other things) if you expand...
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    Licensing changes - User acceptance testing and Agile planning

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    This is next in a series of licensing and feature changes that I laid out in December. With this, I think all of the cloud changes (and more) that I described have been made. Some of the on-prem changes will be available as we release more on-prem updates...
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    The future of Team Foundation Version control

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    I've written about this before but it keeps coming back. From time to time I get the question "Is TFVC dead?" I guess I have to just keep answering it. No, it is not. We added support for Git in TFS 2013 so that we'd support the best centralized version...
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    VS/TFS 2010 SP1 and TFS-Project Server Integration Feature Pack have Released

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    Today is a big day of releases and announcements. Two of the big ones are that VS 2010 SP1 and TFS 2010 SP1 have shipped and that the Team Foundation Server Project Server Integration Feature Pack is now available for MSDN subscribers. As of today, both...
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    Visual Studio and TFS 2013.4 (Update 4) Release Candidate

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    It’s time!  The Release Candidate of Visual Studio 2013.4 and Team Foundation Server 2013.4 is here. Download Visual Studio 2013 Update 4 RC Visual Studio 2013 Update 4 KB article I’ve written some posts about the CTPs along the way.  But I...
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    Visual Studio Update this Fall

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    For a while now we’ve been talking about increasing our delivery cadence for Visual Studio. Jason first talked about it at DevConnections in the Spring and I wrote a blog post a couple of weeks ago outlining our general approach to cadence (focused...
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    Team Explorer Everywhere 2013 is Available

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    Among the deluge of Visual Studio 2013 releases in October, we shipped the 2013 release of Team Explorer Everywhere – updating the experience for team members working in Eclipse and/or on non-Windows environments.  Team Explorer Everywhere includes...
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    Announcing a Java SDK for TFS

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    From the beginning, extensibility of TFS was a core design principle – both to enable great 3rd party partners (like Ekobit, Urban Turtle, InCycle and more) and because almost all development shops have a need to customize the tools they use.  As...
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    TFS on Windows Azure at the PDC

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    **UPDATED May 18th 2001** - See http://blogs.msdn.com/b/bharry/archive/2011/05/18/update-on-tfs-on-azure.aspx Hosting of ALM in the cloud as software as a service is gradually becoming more and more popular. The vision, of course, is ALM as a seamless...
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    The Future of CodePlex is Bright

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    The last 6 months or so have been really busy around here.  Over the next several months, you’ll see a lot of what’s been keeping us busy come to light.  Clearly a big part was unveiled recently with the launch of the VS/TFS/.NET Beta . In this...
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    Visual Studio 2015 CTP 5 is available

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    Today released CTP 5 of Visual Studio 2015. Download it from the pre-release downloads page Read more about it on the news page This is not a “go-live” build but is getting close to functionally complete.  If you’re curious what’s coming in VS 2015...
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