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  • Brian Harry's blog

    Announcing the first Visual Studio Pro Power Tools!

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    I’m VERY pleased to announce the latest addition to the Visual Studio Power Tools line-up – the Visual Studio Pro Power Tools . Over the past few years, Power Tools have been such a successful way to deliver compelling value to customers quickly...
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    VS 2013 round tripping

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    In VS 2012, we introduced the notion of “round-tripping”.  This meant the ability for VS 2012 to load and save VS 2010 compatible solutions/projects.  That was a huge customer ask and I’ve heard a lot of feedback since then that customers rely...
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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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    The Improved Microsoft Developer Network

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    Today we launched the new Microsoft Developer Network site.  As I've mentioned before, my team is responsible for much of the infrastructure and experience for MSDN.  I’m very proud of what we have and at the same time see opportunities for...
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    Team Foundation Server and the Future

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    As you can tell from the cadence of releases and information coming out, TFS 2005 is getting pretty close to shipping. We've entered what we call "escrow". That means we think we've fixed everything we need to fix and are performing our final full test...
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    Agile Project Management in Visual Studio ALM V.Next

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    When we first started designing Team Foundation Server, one of our mantras was “Your process, our process or no process”.  What we meant by this was that TFS can play an important role in helping you automate your development process.  Many...
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    Programming Practices: Part 2 – Thoughts on TDD

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    Well, it seems the last post wasn’t too controversial.  Let me try something that might be a bit more controversial.  Heck, it might even get some people down right agitated with me but that’s OK, disagreement is a useful tool to drive clarity...
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    Even Better Access to Team Foundation Server

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    About 2 years ago, we first introduced Team Explorer Everywhere.  In doing that we enabled diverse teams to work closely together regardless of platform or technology stack.  We provided organizations a substantially improved ability to manage...
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    Team Foundation Dogfood stats

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    I know John has been doing this for a while on his blog ( http://blogs.msdn.com/johnlawr ) but things have been so busy lately that he hasn't had time to post the latest numbers so I thought I'd save him the time and do it. Below is the data from a...
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    More Transparency

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    Recently we've been discussing CTPs and you have given us some great feedback about what you like and don't like. We'll be using that feedback inform our future plans. I'd like to talk to you about another form of transparency we've been working on -...
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    January Visual Studio "Orcas" CTP Available

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    Great news! Visual Studio Code Name "Orcas" January 2007 CTP is now available publicly to all customers!! It is being released as a Virtual PC (VPC) image as well as a self-extracting install .. There's lots of great new stuff in it - you can check...
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    New TFS MSSCCI Provider is available!

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    Today we have released an update to the TFS MSSCCI provider. It is available for download here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=87E1FFBD-A484-4C3A-8776-D560AB1E6198&displaylang=en Try it out and let us know what you think...
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    TFS is an Open Platform

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    From the day we conceived TFS back in 2003, we knew that we wanted it to be an open platform upon which anyone could build their favorite development experiences.  We started by building an architecture based on standard technologies – SQL Server...
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    VS/TFS 2010 SP1 Beta has Released

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    Today we released VS/TFS 2010 SP1 Beta and .NET 4 Update Beta to MSDN subscribers.  On Thursday, they will be available to the general public.  The Beta comes with a "go live" license which means that it can be installed in a production...
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    VSTS Web Access Power Tool for Team System 2008 released!

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    Today we are releasing the "final" TFS 2008 based release of the Web Access Power Tool .  I put "final" in quotes because the release model for Power Tools is a little different than for our major product versions.  Rather...
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    Wrapping up TFS 11 Version Control improvements

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    This is the third post in the series on “Developers are Raving Fans” TFS features.  The first post was on workspace improvements , the second on merging and this is kind of a wrap up post that covers the rest of the version control improvements. ...
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    Enterprise grade Git

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    In my Visual Studio 2013 post from TechEd a couple of weeks ago, I made a very innocuous comment about including Git support in our TFS 2013 preview that will ship next week (at the Build conference).  I wanted to take a few minutes to expand upon...
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    MSDN subscribers worldwide get Pluralsight Starter Subscription

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    Today we announced that MSDN subscribers around the world are eligible for a 12-month Pluralsight training subscription. We originally made this limited-time benefit available to our US subscribers over the summer. Due to the great response and feedback...
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    TFS 2013 Power Tools are available

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    I apologize for the long wait.  But, the TFS 2013 Power Tools are finally available.  There’s no new features in this release but there are a fair number of bug fixes and the Power Tools have all been updated to work with VS 2013 and TFS 2013...
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    Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows Desktop

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    We repivoted our Express SKUs this release to focus on application type rather than on language.  The Windows 8 and Web Express SKUs have been available for a while now.  Today we made the Desktop Express SKU available.  The last yet to...
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    CTP4 (March) of VS/TFS 2012 Update 2 is available

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    We are continuing our journey to deliver a final release of Update 2.  You can read about the CTP3 we shipped a few weeks ago here .  The most notable thing about this CTP is that it is “go-live”.  One of our big learnings from shipping...
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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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    Installing all the new stuff

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    We released a ton of new stuff this week and this, of course, only adds to all the other stuff we have released. I got a request on one of my posts to clarify what is installed where and in what order. I’ll try to make sense of it all here. First...
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    September TFS Power Tools Released

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    Today we released the Sept 2007 version of the TFS Power Tools . There's a couple of great new things in them. First, before I get to that, this release of the Power Tools only works with the TFS 2005 client. This will be the last release of the Power...
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    Visual Studio 2013 RTM Available

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    In the wee hours of the morning this morning, we made the final versions of Visual Studio 2013, Team Foundation Server 2013 and .NET 4.51 available.  You can download the trials and related products and MSDN subscribers can download the licensed...
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