DotNet Rocks Episode with Martin Woodward

Check out the recent DotNet Rocks episode where our very own Martin Woodward, Program Manager and Developer for Team Explorer Everywhere talks about his experiences joining Microsoft, TFS for heterogeneous development and more. Brian… Read more

A new release of the Ranger’s WCF Load Test Tool

Yesterday, the Rangers released a Beta release of the next version of their WCF Load Test Tool.  This tool enables you to use a trace file to generate a test that reproduces the trace.  There’s a bunch of nice new features: Support for DataSets Support for duplex contracts Can handle ASMX services, even without a… Read more

TeamCompanion and TFS

As part of my series on TFS and VS ALM as an open platform, I’m going to be posting about some of the premier add-on/extensions.  There are lots of extensions, but these are ones that I’ve used myself and can attest to the quality of the products and the experiences. The first I want to… Read more

Tasktop Announces TFS and VS Support for Mylyn

Last week, at the ALM Summit, Tasktop made 2 exciting announcements.  The first is that they are adding support for TFS to their Mylyn Eclipse plugin.  The second is that they are building a Mylyn plugin for Visual Studio.  This is the first in my series on the ALM ecosystem around Team Foundation Server (ok,… Read more

TFS is an Open Platform

From the day we conceived TFS back in 2003, we knew that we wanted it to be an open platform upon which anyone could build their favorite development experiences.  We started by building an architecture based on standard technologies – SQL Server for the datastore, Reporting Services and Analysis Services for analytics, web services for… Read more

Feature Pack 2 is Available!

About a week ago, I wrote a post describing some cool stuff coming in Visual Studio ALM Feature Pack 2.  I’m happy to announce that it is now available. A reminder that Feature Pack 2 is available to customers with VS Ultimate with MSDN, VS Premium with MSDN or VS Test Professional with MSDN.  You… Read more

Denali and Juneau

At SQL PASS last week, Microsoft gave some insights into the next version of SQL Server (Denali) and a new generation of database development tools (Juneau).  You can read more about it here:  Information is, of course, still a bit light because it’s still pretty early in the process. Already I’ve seen a few… Read more

Busy on the Farm

A couple of weeks ago I promised I’d post an update on the farm.  It’s hard to believe but it’s been over 2 years since my last big post on the farm.  It’s been busy but I still love it.  In fact, I’m just finishing up a “farmcation”.  I needed to stockpile hay for the… Read more

Feature Pack 2 is Imminent

Back in June, I introduced the notion of a “Feature Pack”.  Soon afterwards I announced the availability of the first Feature Pack – the Modeling Feature Pack.  Now, it is my pleasure to give you a preview of the soon-to-be-released Testing Feature Pack (internally known as Feature Pack 2).  It’s another VS 2010 family deliverable… Read more

Team Explorer Everywhere 2010 SP1 Beta is available for download!

We strive to ensure that developers working with Team Foundation Server in the Eclipse and cross platform worlds enjoy as great an experience as their counterparts enjoy in Visual Studio. We also want to keep Team Explorer Everywhere up to date with the latest versions of Eclipse.  Six months ago we shipped Team Explorer Everywhere… Read more