TFS 2017 Update 2 RTM

Today we released the final version of Team Foundation Server 2017.2.  Thank you to everyone who installed one of the two release candidates over the past few months and helped us ensure that this is a high quality release. Important links: TFS 2017.2 Release notes TFS 2017.2 web installer TFS 2017.2 ISO TFS 2017.2 Express… Read more

VSTS Update – July 14

This week we are deploying our sprint 120 payload for Visual Studio Team Services.  Check out the release notes for all the detail. The big news of this sprint is the new visual release definition editor that allows you to see the flow of your release through environments.  In the coming sprints we’ll be adding… Read more

Perf results on scaling Git on VSTS with GVFS

A little over a month ago, I gave an update on our progress of moving the Windows team to Git in the largest Git repo on the planet.  At the time, I described the scale of the Windows Git repo (over 3.5M files and ~4,000 engineers), the current performance results and set of improvements that… Read more

A Wiki preview on VSTS

Back in February, I announced our plan to release a fairly full featured Wiki for Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) and Team Foundation Server (TFS).  I also announced that we were purchasing the Wiki extension that was then in the marketplace.  Since then, we’ve left the Wiki extension in the marketplace pretty much alone and… Read more

How we approach testing VSTS to enable continuous delivery

I like to write, from time to time about our experiences, successes, failures and learnings from delivering Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS), a large scale service, on a cloud delivery cadence.  My most recent post reflected on how cool it is to be able to deliver customer fixes within a day or two.  And I’ve… Read more

TFS 2017 Update 2 RC2 is available

Today we shipped the second release candidate for TFS 2017.2. Release notes TFS 2017.2 web installer TFS 2017.2 ISO TFS 2017.2 Express edition web installer TFS 2017.2 Express edition ISO The main differences between RC1 and RC2 are: A bunch of bug fixes All the localized versions are now available At this point, we only… Read more

Let’s make some hay!

Spring is hay season and it puts a significant strain on my managing the balance between work and farm.  For the past several weeks, I’ve been stealing away every spare minute I can to cut, rake, bale and haul hay.  I’ve hayed about 75 acres and that yields one heck of a lot of hay. … Read more

TFS 2017 Update 2 RC1 is now available

Yesterday, we released the first release candidate for TFS 2017 Update 2 (TFS 2017.2).  This is a “go-live” release and is ready to be used in production environments.  We’ve already installed it on 2 of our ~50 production TFS servers and it’s looking solid. TFS 2017.2 Release notes TFS 2017.2 RC1 web installer TFS 2017.2… Read more

Team Services Update – June 1, 2017

Sheesh, it’s another huge update this sprint.  I expected a bit of a lull after all the work we put out along with the Build conference but things don’t seem  to be slowing down much (or at least they’ve picked back up with a vengeance).  Check out the release notes for details. There’s so many… Read more