Microsoft Acquires DevBiz Business Solutions

Technorati tags: TFS, Team Foundation Web Access Very exciting news in the VSTS world!  It was announced this morning that Microsoft has acquired devBiz Business Solutions, makers of TeamPlain Web Access.  TeamPlain is a web interface tool for Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server that allows managing work items, documents, reports, and version control repositories through…

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Free Developer E-Learning Courses Available

**This free training has expired.  There are still some great resources on  http://www.microsoftlearning.com, so check it out nonetheless! **   To be completely fair, I totally recycled this from my good friend Dave Bost’s blog: http://davebost.com/blog/archive/2007/03/20/Free-Developer-E_2D00_Learning-Courses-Available.aspx As part of the evangelism team, and an advocate for developers tools, I am helping to spread the word…

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Visual Studio Team System User Group launches in Chicago in April. Sign up now!

Join us for the maiden voyage of the Chicago Visual Studio Team System User group! Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team System is the best integrated software development platform to build the mission-critical applications that businesses depend on. It extends Visual Studio’s integrated and productive experience from the developer to the entire development team by delivering…

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Finally, Team System Guidance is available on CodePlex!

Technorati tags: VSTS Guidance, Codeplex Technorati tags: Best Practices When do I create a new Team Project?  What is the best way to stage my source code?  Got questions about using the new Visual Studio Team System product suite?  Spend some time digging into more VSTS and TFS guidance than you can shake a very…

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So what doe a truly HUGE deployment of TFS look like?

When I first started, this diagram and info was being circulated, and it was pretty darned impressive.  I thought it was appropriate to resurface it as questions about deployment scenarios has come up a lot lately.  Here are some highlights from what Microsoft’s very own developer division is doing: We have servers both on the intranet…

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Where to get started with TFS and VSTS…

Technorati tags: VSTS, TFS, Visual Studio Team System, Team Foundation Server On a regular basis, I get the question, where do I even begin looking at Visual Studio Team System?  Well, the Team Suite, and it’s 4 included roles is a good start.  But don’t neglect TFS.  The Team Foundation Server component when used in…

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DevCares, coming soon to a city near you! Provided you live in the midwest :)

We have added a downtown location to our monthly DevCares program. Starting tomorrow we will be kicking off DevCares/Downtown Chicago. This month’s topic delves into what developers need to know to build applications on top Windows Vista. This month’s sessions covers topics like User Account Control, Integrating Search into your applications, taking advantage of Vista’s…

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