Seattle Visual Studio Team System Users Group

The Seattle Team System Users Group meets on the last Wednesday of each month. The meetings are held on the Microsoft Main campus, usually in building 118. Usually the meeting format is a presentation by a subject matter expert on a VSTS feature area followed by Q+A. Tomorrow’s meeting is in building 41. Juan Perez…

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TFS – PS Connector updated to work with TFS 2008

Lenny has posted an update to the CodePlex TFS-PS connector. The connector now works with TFS 2008. Ideally, the connector should have worked with TFS 2008 right from the start. However, a change was made to the GetProjectProperties method in TFS 2008 which broke some backwards compatibility. Lenny addressed this changes in the connector update….

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SSDS – SQL Server Data Services

The SSDS or SQL Server Data Services program was recently announced – http://www.microsoft.com/sql/dataservices/default.mspx. SSDS is basically a set of web services that provide a database in the clouds. This is great news for folks building and hosting their web applications. Core value propositions I see are Reduced complexity – maintaining a database instance has its…

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Project Server or Team Foundation Server? Project Server AND Team Foundation Server!

I have heard this question a number of times now – "Should our team/unit/company use Team Foundation Server or Project Server for managing our IT projects?". My answer is that it is usually not an Either-Or proposition. The two solutions are complementary. Project Server, or more accurately the Enterprise Project Management (EPM) solution, addresses the…

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