The largest Git repo on the planet

It’s been 3 months since I first wrote about our efforts to scale Git to extremely large projects and teams with an effort we called “Git Virtual File System”.  As a reminder, GVFS, together with a set of enhancements to Git, enables Git to scale to VERY large repos by virtualizing both the .git folder… Read more

Team Services Update – May 11, 2017

As you may know, this week is the //Build conference.  Along side that event, we are announcing a ton of VS Team Services enhancements, including rolling out our sprint 117 upgrade.  Some of the changes are available immediately (because they were previously deployed and only required a feature flag to be flipped) and others will… Read more

Two bulls meet

You may have noticed I wasn’t very responsive during much of April.  That’s because I took an extended “Farmcation” for about 3 weeks.  I just returned to work on Monday and should be a bit more responsive now. I won’t bore you with all the details but I wanted to share one thing. Cows are… Read more

TFS 2015.4 released

Yesterday, we released TFS 2015 Update 4.  This will likely be the last release in the TFS 2015 line.  TFS 2017 shipped almost 6 months ago and we are already hard at work on TFS 2017 Update 2.  This TFS 2015 Update 4 release just contains fixes for commonly reported customer issues – about 30… Read more

Team Explorer for TFS 2017

When we shipped TFS 2017 and Visual Studio 2017, we didn’t provide a “Team Explorer” like solution.  Historically our Team Explorer installer has been available for customers that want a rich client to access version control and some work item tracking features in TFS or VS Team Services.  We didn’t release it because we needed… Read more

Shutting down CodePlex

Almost 11 years after we created CodePlex, it’s time to say goodbye.  We launched CodePlex in 2006 because we, like others in the industry, saw a need for a great place to share software.  Over the years, we’ve seen a lot of amazing options come and go but at this point, GitHub is the de… Read more

Team Services Update – Mar 29 2017

This week we begin rolling out our sprint 115 work.  You can read the release notes for details.  As usual, this is a forewarning of the changes, it could take up to 2 weeks before all the changes are visible in your account.  The update should go live in the first public accounts today. Overall,… Read more

Cows can be so silly

Last week, we had some visitors from Redmond visiting us in North Carolina.  I invited a few of them out to my house for dinner – they were interested in seeing this farm that I talk about from time to time. After we got to my house I herded everyone into my car to drive… Read more

Open sourcing the MSTest Test Framework

A couple of months ago I blogged about open sourcing the VS Test platform.  In that post, I talked about the numerous test frameworks that it supports, on of the most popular ones being MSTest.  I also foreshadowed our plan to also open source MSTest V2.  Today I’m happy to announce that we have open… Read more

TFS 2015 Update 4 Preview

I know this comes close on the heels of shipping TFS 2017 Update 1, but we are working on another Update to TFS 2015.  For those who are up for it, I encourage you to upgrade to TFS 2017 Update 1, however, if there are reasons you really want to stay on 2015 a little… Read more