Tales from PDC 2008

We have 12 talks on Team System at the PDC this year.  They include: TL47 Visual Studio Team System: A Lap Around VSTS 2010 TL52 Team Foundation Server 2010: Cool New Features TL03 Microsoft Visual Studio Team System: Software Diagnostics and Quality for Services TL09 Agile Development with Microsoft Visual Studio TL45 Microsoft Visual Studio… Read more

Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0 CTP Available

Yesterday we released a CTP for Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4.0.  This CTP also includes the Visual Studio Team System “Rosario” features and signals the end of separate “Rosario” CTPs.  From here on, Rosario will only be available in the context of VS/VSTS 2010 pre-releases. It’s been quite some time since we put out… Read more

Update on the October TFS Power Tools release.

A few weeks ago, I blogged about our upcoming Power Tools release and the really cool new features that are in it.  It’s a big enough release that we decided getting some external feedback before releasing it was a good idea.  So about 2 weeks ago we released a preview to our MVPs and, in… Read more

TFS and Fully Qualified Domain Names

A while back I promised to blog about how to configure TFS with fully qualified domain names (particularly in light of changes in .NET 3.5 SP1).  Buck beat me to it so I’ll just reference his post and you can read it to learn everything you need to do.  Let us know if you have… Read more

Announcing DevLabs!

This week we introduced a new website and yet another way to collaborate with the community around the future of our Software.  This new initiative is called DevLabs.  The goal of it is to create a forum where we can share with you projects that are still in their incubation phase.  We don’t know what… Read more

TFS 2008 SP1 Hotfix for notifications is available

Unfortunately, TFS 2008 SP1 had a bug that caused checkin notifications to fail when you’ve used the new tfsadminutil configureconnections options to configure the URL to your Team System Web Access site in order to get richer links in email notifications.  Yesterday we released a hotfix that you can apply to a TFS 2008 SP1… Read more

Pre-checkin validation for TFS

One of our new “killer” features coming in our TFS 2010 (Rosario) release is what we call “Gated Checkin”.  It is a feature that enables you validate checkins on a separate build machine before the checkin happens.  I think of it as an evolution of continuous integration that scales a little better for large teams. … Read more

MSBuild Extension Pack

Mike Fourie has recently published a new CodePlex project for MSBuild extensions.  It is the successor for the FreeToDev MSBuild Extensions and is probably the most comprehensive library available.  If you are looking for MSBuild tasks or are interested in contributing, check it out. Brian… Read more

Sharepoint Development with Team System Guidance begins to roll out

Over the next couple of months we are publishing a series of documents providing guidance for doing Sharepoint 3.0 & MOSS 2007 development with Visual Studio and Visual Studio Team System.  Over the past year, we’ve seen increasing interest in guidance on doing Sharepoiint development with VSTS, particularly with Team Foundation Server.  A few months ago… Read more