Is your stomach bigger than your eyes?

For the past several months, friends have been bugging me to write another farm post – it’s been quite a while.  The problem is that I haven’t been able to think of anything terribly interesting.  Most farm work does make for a good blog post – chores, feeding, cutting hay, repairing fences, …  Just not… Read more

VS 2015 Update 1 and TFS 2015 Update 1 are available

Today we shipped the final releases of Visual Studio 2015 Update 1 and Team Foundation Server 2015 Update 1. Visual Studio 2015 Update 1 Team Foundation Server 2015 Update 1 Team Foundation Server Express 2015 Update 1 TFS Office Integration installer TFS Project Server Extensions Here are the release notes: Visual Studio 2015 Update 1… Read more

News from Connect(); 2015

Today is our annual Fall developer Connect(); event in New York.  I’m here talking about a ton of new stuff that we’re doing to help developers adopt agile DevOps practices.  Normally I would write a detailed post with screenshots and descriptions highlighting the news.  However, this time, I’m going to take a different approach.  There’s… Read more

Visual Studio Online Update – Oct 30

As usual, you can read the release notes for this update on One of the most popular improvements released this sprint are our new dashboards.  We’ve been dogfooding them internally for a few sprints now and some of my feature teams have put together some very nice dashboards.  There are a number of tile… Read more

TFS Office Integration Installer

One of the things I forgot to mention in my post about TFS 2015 Update 1 RC is that we have also shipped a preview of our new TFS Office Integration Installer (ISO image).  This new installer addresses a couple of scenarios: People like project managers, BAs, etc that wanted to use our Microsoft Office integration… Read more

Visual Studio Online Update – Oct 8th

Another post I missed last week was an announcement about our sprint 89 deployment for VS Online.  You can read the release notes for details. Probably the biggest thing is support for Active Directory group support for managing permissions.  This as been a very common request from our larger customers in VSO so they don’t… Read more