Brian Keller

Director of ALM Evangelism for Microsoft

June, 2011

  • Brian Keller

    TFS on the Road: A new Windows Phone 7 app for Team Foundation Server


    This is really cool - Pedro Castelo Branco Lourenço (PCBL) has built a new Windows Phone 7 app for connecting to Team Foundation Server. It uses the OData Service for Team Foundation Server 2010, but what’s most exciting is the really nice user interface he has put on this. Here are a few screenshots:

    He is even providing some nice graphical reports in here based on work item query results – nice!

    The app is FREE! You can download it and read all about how PCBL built it from here. Nice job, PCBL!

  • Brian Keller

    Fix to May 2011 Visual Studio 2010 ALM Virtual Machine


    I just published a refreshed version of the May 2011 Visual Studio 2010 Virtual Machine. This is to address a low disk space problem which can occur if you assign a lot of RAM to this new virtual machine. Since increasing the RAM increases the default page file size in Windows, and Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 (introduced in the May refresh) takes more disk space than the previous versions did, this was causing some low disk space warnings for people who assigned more than 2GB of RAM.

    If you plan on assigning more than 2GB of RAM to your virtual machine, or if you plan on installing additional software to your image, I highly recommend downloading the new version here. Alternatively, you can manually increase the size of your VHD using a VHD resizing tool. After you have increased the size of the VHD you need to open disk management from within the virtual machine and expand the size of the C: partition to use this extra space.

    I’m sorry for the inconvenience this may have caused.

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