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  • Brian Harry's blog

    TFS Scalability

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    For a while now I've been alluding to the fact that we'd be updating our guidance on the size of teams that Team Foundation Server will support. While we still have some work left to do to pin down the spectrum of team sizes that different classes of...
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    Configuring a build server against your shiny new hosted TFS account

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    Now that you have a Team Foundation Service account, some of you are going to be interested in setting up a build machine to work with it.  Richard Hundhausen did a very nice video to walk you through this process but I’m going to recap it because...
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    Mar ‘11 Team Foundation Server Power Tools are Available

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    Today we released an update to the Team Foundation Server Power Tools. You can download them here: Main Power Tools Build Extensions MSSCCI plugin (unchanged from previous release) The primary enhancements in this release are: Addressed reported issues...
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    More pricing and licensing changes coming

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    Earlier this year, we started a process of reviewing our pricing and licensing for Team Foundation Server and Visual Studio Online .  Our intent was to review all of the customer feedback we’ve received to look for changes that would simplify purchasing...
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    VS 2012.4 (Update 4) will exist!

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    Sometime this spring, though for the life of me I can’t find it, I wrote a blog post where I said I thought Update 3 (VS/TFS 2012.3) would be the last update in the VS/TFS 2012 update line.  I often say that nothing that is said about the future...
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    Visual Studio/Team Foundation Server 2013 Update 3 CTP1 (VS 2013.3.1 if you wish)

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    Better late than never, I guess.  Sorry for being so late blogging about this; it’s been a crazy week.  About a week ago we announced the availability of Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 – Community Technology Preview 1.  That's a mouthful. ...
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    December 2011 TFS Power Tools Release

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    In the last release of the Team Foundation Server 2010 Power Tools we focused on improving the experience for developers in Visual Studio and using the Shell Extensions inside Windows Explorer.  Today we just released a new update of the Team Foundation...
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    Problems installing TFS SP1

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    For a while now I've been seeing people struggling with some TFS SP1 install issues and I've been silent about it for too long. I was waiting for my team to investigate the issues and compile a summary. I appologize for not speaking up about it sooner...
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    Team Foundation Server Capacity Planning

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    We've nearly completed our full line of load testing to determine the recommended server configurations for various sizes of teams using Team Foundatation Server V1. Everything we've published before now were "goals". This is the first comprehensive publishing...
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    Some thoughts on a comment about VS 2012.3

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    Yesterday, I got a thoughtful comment from Dean on my post about Update 3.  I sat down to write a response this morning and it turned into a but of a novel (in fact, the blog says it’s too long to post as a comment ).  So I’ve turned it into...
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    What's new with TFS Beta 3?

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    Well, I'm back. Yes, I feel terrible that it's been what 18 months since I last posted here. All I can say is that I'm going to try to do better. Somehow in the daily crush of emergencies I just never seem to find the time to sit down and write something...
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    Visual Studio 2012 Update 1 – Final CTP

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    ***UPDATE Nov-28 2012*** Update 1 has now released and the final CTP is no longer available. See this post for more info: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/bharry/archive/2012/11/26/visual-studio-2012-update-1-is-available.aspx Today we released the final CTP...
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    Announcing Continuous Deployment to Azure with Team Foundation Service

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    I mentioned earlier this week in my sprint 31 deployment post that we were working on some bigger things I wasn’t ready to talk about yet.  Well, this is one of them…. As development organizations are trying to improve the cycle times on their development...
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    TFS 2010 Support for Project Server

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    We have just released a CTP demonstrating integration between Team Foundation Server 2010 and Project Server 2010 (the final product will also support Project Server 2007 but the CTP is 2010 only). This CTP is provided as a Virtual Machine and is not...
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    Announcing a Build Service for Team Foundation Service

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    Today in my VS Live keynote, I announced and demonstrated a new cloud based build service for our Team Foundation Service on Azure . From the beginning with tfspreview, you’ve been able to do builds, but – you had to install, manage, patch...
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    Typescript - a real world story of adoption in TFS

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    As you may know, we've had a web UI for TFS for quite some time. In our TFS 2012 release, we did a pretty major overhaul of our web UI to modernize it - both in look and feel and in architecture. We moved to REST/Json, and a lot more in-browser Javascript...
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    State of VS 2010 Performance

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    Up until Christmas, I was blogging almost every day about the progress we’ve made on addressing the Beta 2 feedback that VS 2010 had significant performance issues.  Since then, our efforts have hardly taken a break.  I saw active investigations...
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    VS & TFS 2013 Update 4 CTP 1 is available

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    I don’t know about you but it’s kind of hard for me to wrap my head around the fact that we are already on the road to delivering Visual Studio 2013.4 and Team Foundation Server 2013.4.  Update 3 wasn’t that long ago.  Today we are delivering...
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    Portfolio Management: TFS <-> Project Server Integration in Beta

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    Hot on the heels of announcing the release of Feature Pack 2 – the Testing Feature Pack , I’m excited to announce that the Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010 and Project Server Integration Feature Pack is now in Beta. To avoid being...
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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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    Team System 2010 Overview

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    I’ve been threatening for 6 months to start blogging about VSTS 2010 features and somehow it’s just never made it to the top of my list.  With the Beta 1 release coming increasingly closer, it seems like I’m running out of time to tell you much about...
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    Urban Turtle for Scrum and TFS

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    In November I started a series about “ TFS as an open platform ” and, as part of that I’m writing about some of the top tier 3rd party enhancements to TFS.  I wrote about Tasktop/Mylyn and Team Companion .  Today, I want to tell you about Urban...
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    "Concurrent" users

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    Very frequently I get requests asking "how many concurrent users does Team Foundation Server support"? I really don't like this question. What is a "concurrent user"? In a stateless request/response web based application, there really is no such...
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    Introducing Kanban

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    Today, we enabled a new kanban board Team Foundation Service.  Check out the news here for more information about  the experience and how we plan to evolve it. I also wanted to mention that our plan is to include the kanban support in our first...
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    Hiring for VS Online and Team Foundation Server

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    Microsoft has an extensive recruiting effort. But we recently decided to try something new to try to find more people who might want to help build VS Online and Team Foundation Server. We added a Jobs page to visualstudio.com. It has a little info on...
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