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  • Brian Harry's blog

    Managing your work with TFS and Telerik

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    Check out Telerik's new tool for managing work on TFS . It's got a task board, iteration planning tools, and some generally cool query/filter capabilities. They've just released a version that works with TFS 2010 Beta 2. I saw a demo late last week and...
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    Sharepoint development with VSTS guidance is available now

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    A while ago I said we were working on some guidance for doing Sharepoint development with VSTS. It's been a long time and the work was delayed for numerous reasons. It is finally available now. Here are links (and summaries) to two whitepapers that have...
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    A new release of the Ranger’s WCF Load Test Tool

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    Yesterday, the Rangers released a Beta release of the next version of their WCF Load Test Tool.  This tool enables you to use a trace file to generate a test that reproduces the trace.  There’s a bunch of nice new features: Support for DataSets...
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    Customizing TFS to fit your process

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    Customizing TFS to fit your process can be a significant undertaking if you have an involved and detailed process.  Our tools can guidance for doing this could certainly use some work to help stream line it.  Kathryn Elliott, one of the people...
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    that CONFERENCE

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    I got a request from a friend to mention a new conference that’s coming up this fall in August in Wisconsin.  It looks like a good opportunity to stay up to date on the latest technologies and rub elbows with your peers.  Check it out if you...
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    Visual Studio 2012 launch is today!

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    Today is the launch of our 2012 wave of developer products, including Visual Studio, Team Foundation Server and .NET 4.5.  We’ll be having a small “in person” event in Seattle today but all of the content will be available online so, no matter where...
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    VSTS 2008 Database Edition GDR September CTP is Available

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    We've just released a new CTP for the GDR update of the Team System Database Edition product that adds support for SQLServer 2008.  This is the last CTP and the team is really looking for your feedback to ensure that they've gotten it right. ...
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    WPF Performance

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    A few months ago I was writing a great deal about the performance issues that were uncovered in Beta 2 and our efforts to address them.  As a result of your feedback and help the product we have now released is TREMENDOUSLY better.  Thank you...
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    Improvements for Testing in VS/TFS 2010 SP1

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    Here's a blog post that details the improvements for testing in VS, TFS and Microsoft Test Manager in SP1. I've got an outstand ask to find the list of improvements in the Framework too. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/amit_chatterjee/archive/2010/12/10/visual...
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    What is a Product Owner?

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    Adam Cogan, one of our TFS MVPs, had his company put together a short animated video on the role of the product owner. I thought it was pretty cool so I figured I’d share it. It’s only a few minutes. It’s worth checking out… ...
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    VSTS Demos

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    I have been thinking a lot lately about how to demonstrate the value of what we are doing in our Rosario release. There is so much and there are so many ways to talk about it. The first idea I stumbled across was what I call "Wow!" demos. The goal would...
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    Process for requesting TeamPlain refunds

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    In an earlier post I described the refund program we are putting in place for people who purchased TeamPlain from devBiz just before they were acquired by Microsoft. Refunds are available to people who purchased with 30 days before the close of the acquisition...
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    Visual Studio Online Update – Jan 22

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    Today, our sprint 59 deployment to VS Online went live. There’s several new features and improvements that have been highly requested. All of the significant ones are in the general area of work management. Since we introduced tagging as a lightweight...
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    TeamConf 2010 in Germany

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    If you live in Germany – or happen to be there in early May – then do not miss TeamConf 2010 , Germany’s biggest conference on Application Lifecycle Management and Test/Quality Assurance with Visual Studio 2010, May 5 th – 6 th 2010 (plus deep-dive-workshops...
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    One year of news!

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    It wasn’t until after I posted my “news” post this morning and I was perusing our news site that I realized that the first news post was almost exactly 1 year ago on August 6th 2012.  These are precisely the kinds of things that sneak up on you unawares...
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    SmartOffice4TFS

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    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...
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    Blend Feedback on SLCTP1

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    About a week ago the Blend team upgraded to our SLCTP1 build (Super-Limited Community Technology Preview).  We’re starting to get some anecdotal feedback from them and we’re planning to do another survey this coming week that will include everyone...
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    Coolest Team System Gadget contest

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    Mike Azocar (one of the Team System MVPs) has come up with the idea of running a contest to see who can come up with the coolest Team System add-on. It seems like it could be fun. If you've got some great idea for an add-on that you've been eager to try...
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    Load Testing VSOnline/TFS

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    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...
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    A nice case study from InnovaSystems

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    We’ve just completed a nice case study with InnovaSystems on their adoption of Team Foundation Server in order to achieve CMMI Level 3 compliance. http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/Microsoft-.NET-Framework-4/InnovaSystems-International/Defense-Contractor...
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    Beta 2 is now available to the public

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    All the great stuff you've been reading about for the past few days is now available for you to try out. Check out: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=151797 Brian
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    Accessing Team Foundation Server with OData

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    TFS has very nice SDKs for building both .NET & Java applications for it.  However, some platforms – particularly some devices don’t support those SDKs.  On those platforms, often the easiest way to access a service is with REST or Json...
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    Team Foundation Server 2012 and System Center 2012 Operations Manager VM and Hands-on-Lab / Demo Script

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    Check out Brian Keller’s post . Brian
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    Addendum to the Farming Lesson

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    I forgot one thing about my experience with the round bale feeder (perhaps I blocked it out :)).  As the calf started running off with the round bale feeder hooked on his hips, he was mooing in a total panicked frenzy.  This, of course excited...
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    Why do we require NDAs on our SLCTPs?

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    Last night, I got the following question in email and it seemed like a good one and worth sharing the answer more broadly. I'm just a bit curious about why you have an NDA for your SLCTP's. The purpose of NDA's is to prevent people talking about all the...
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