Blog - Title

  • Brian Harry's blog

    What are “Off-times”?

    • 7 Comments
    I got called out in email, I think reasonably appropriately, for using the term “off-times” when referring to choosing a better time to do our sprintly upgrades.  In a 24x7 continuous service world, there really is no such thing as a “good” time...
  • Brian Harry's blog

    Visual Studio Online Update – Dec 11

    • 7 Comments
    Today we did our last deployment of 2013 (Sprint 57).  You can read about it here: http://visualstudio.com/en-us/news/2013-dec-11-vso Our next deployment would normally fall very close to the Christmas holiday and to avoid that, we’ll be skipping...
  • Brian Harry's blog

    Visual Studio 2013.1 RC is Available

    • 84 Comments
    We are doing a pretty quick turn of the crank on VS 2013 Update 1.  Originally we were thinking our first Update would take a little longer but for a variety of reasons (most prominently the feedback about VS supporting versions of IE before IE 10...
  • Brian Harry's blog

    Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Development Lifecycle Management

    • 5 Comments
    Now say that 3 times fast Gartner recently released their 2013 report on ADLM.  I’m very pleased to see that, once again, they’ve placed us in the leaders quadrant.  And this placement doesn’t even consider the new capabilities we delivered...
  • Brian Harry's blog

    Load Testing VSOnline/TFS

    • 3 Comments
    Ed Glas, Bill Barnett and Jiange Sun published a detailed write up of their experiences load testing VSOnline/TFS.  It’s a good read because they go into a lot of the reasons for the things they do and also talk about things they’ve tried that didn...
  • Brian Harry's blog

    Another silly post about clothes

    • 17 Comments
    And an embarrassing moment. I’ve gotten some teasing about wearing a tie at the French Visual Studio 2013 launch event in Paris this week.  There are some pictures of me floating around online.  It’s certainly a rare occurrence.  I don...
  • Brian Harry's blog

    Visual Studio 2013 Demo VM available

    • 0 Comments
    Brian Keller has released the RTM version of his incredibly useful demo VM.  He loads just about everything you could want to demo onto it and makes it easy to see how anything in VS or TFS works. Read more: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/briankel/archive...
  • Brian Harry's blog

    Visual Studio Surveys

    • 8 Comments
    We are running a couple of surveys on Visual Studio to collect feedback for our next release cycle.  We’d appreciate any feedback you have.  Here are the links to the surveys on the VS blog. Visual Studio 2012 Updates Survey Visual Studio 2013...
  • Brian Harry's blog

    A Rough Patch

    • 10 Comments
    Either I’m going to get increasingly good at apologizing to fewer and fewer people or we’re going to get better at this.  I vote for the later. We’ve had some issues with the service over the past week and a half.  I feel terrible about it and...
  • Brian Harry's blog

    How much data can you put on VSOnline?

    • 3 Comments
    I don’t get asked that question too often but I do occasionally and, as the service matures, I know I’ll get asked it more and more so it’s been on my mind.  I was looking at some data yesterday about some of our largest tenants.  No, I wasn...
  • Brian Harry's blog

    Application Insights going fast

    • 11 Comments
    Overall, tire kicking on Application Insights is going well and the invitation codes continue to get used up pretty quickly.  We’ve now got many hundreds of accounts enabled so I’m probably going to slow down a bit on handing out invitation codes...
  • Brian Harry's blog

    SmartOffice4TFS

    • 9 Comments
    A couple of weeks ago one of our great partners, eDev Technologies (makers of InteGREAT – an excellent formal requirements management tool for TFS), released a new set of tools called SmartOffice4TFS.  Whereas InteGREAT is a pretty comprehensive...
  • Brian Harry's blog

    Another Application Insights invitation code

    • 1 Comments
    Well, the last one was exhausted in a few hours.  It’s great to see there are plenty of people who want to take an early peek.  Here’s another one to unblock the next group of people… VSInsights3413009183 Brian
  • Brian Harry's blog

    Application Insights invitation

    • 8 Comments
    In the launch keynote on Wed, I announced, and Nicole demoed a new service on VS Online called Application Insights . I also announced that it is in “limited preview” – meaning it’s an invitation only service for now. It’s...
  • Brian Harry's blog

    Launching Visual Studio 2013

    • 32 Comments
    Today, I am in New York at the launch of Visual Studio 2013 speaking with a local audience and broadcasting around the world.  In many ways it’s a celebration of the blood, sweat and tears we put into VS 2013.  At the same time, it’s a bit anti...
  • Brian Harry's blog

    Listen to your service – it is talking to you

    • 10 Comments
    We had a nasty enough service incident on Friday that I can’t let it pass without commenting on it.  If you follow my blog or the service, then you know we were doing a deployment on Friday.  The natural assumption, both inside and outside Microsoft...
  • Brian Harry's blog

    Team Foundation Service Update – Nov 8

    • 4 Comments
    Because of the big launch we’re doing next week, we updated TFService with the sprint 56 deployment a little early.  We deployed a couple of nice improvements today – making our charting feature easier to share and improving our load testing service...
  • Brian Harry's blog

    TFS Git support for Continuous Delivery to Azure Web Sites and Services

    • 5 Comments
    A little over a year ago we unveiled a continuous delivery feature for TFS –> Azure, allowing you to configure the TFS build pipeline to automatically deploy to running Azure applications.  In the intervening time, we added Git support to TFS...
  • Brian Harry's blog

    Team Explorer Everywhere 2013 is Available

    • 25 Comments
    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...
  • Brian Harry's blog

    Visual Studio 2012 tools for Git RTM

    • 23 Comments
    We released the first drop of our Visual Studio tools for Git about a year ago as a plugin for VS 2012.  Our ultimate goal was to release them as part of VS 2013 RTM (and we did).  At the same time, we wanted to iterate quickly on VS 2012 because...
  • Brian Harry's blog

    Team Rooms in Visual Studio

    • 11 Comments
    In TFS 2013, we introduced a new feature called “Team Rooms” that keep a record of things that happen in your team – checkins, work item updates, build failures, code reviews, etc.  And you can have conversations about the activity directly in the...
  • Brian Harry's blog

    Team Foundation Service Update – Oct 21

    • 12 Comments
    If you check out the news post yesterday, you’ll see that the big change in this sprint’s deployment was to the project and account home pages.  Quite honestly the account home page was mostly useless and not very visually appealing.  One of...
  • Brian Harry's blog

    Visual Studio 2013 RTM Available

    • 38 Comments
    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...
  • Brian Harry's blog

    Brian Keller’s 5 reasons for Team Foundation Service

    • 5 Comments
    Brian created a great little video on why he likes Team Foundation Service.  I figured I’d share it… http://vimeo.com/microsoftvisualstudio/review/74686407/42c694668d Brian
  • Brian Harry's blog

    How do you measure quality of a service?

    • 11 Comments
    Since we started down the path of building an online service a couple of years ago, I have learned a lot.  One of the things I’ve learned a lot about is measuring the health of a service.  I don’t pretend to have the only solution to the problem...
Page 3 of 39 (970 items) 12345»