Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, …

I hope the holidays are treating you well.  We’ve just finished opening presents at my house and the kids are all bouncing off the walls with joy.  As I said in my last post, it’s been a busy holiday season and I haven’t had much time to post.  After the new year, things should return… Read more

Busy as I can Be

Sorry for the light blogging lately.  It’s been busy the past couple of weeks and it’s not looking like it will be less so until after the holidays.  I spent two weeks in Europe in late Nov visiting customers, partners and attending Tech Ed.  It was a terrific trip and a great opportunity to understand… Read more

Visual Studio Team System Promotions

I wanted to give you an early peek at some great Team System cost savings opportunities.  The marketing campaign around it hasn’t started yet, but we are introducing a host of promotional Visual Studio and Team System price breaks to encourage people to try out new options.  There are 5 offers in the slate: Team Suite,… Read more

VSTS 2008 Database Professional GDR Ships!

The long awaited update for VSTS 2008 Database professional is now available.  You may have been following the many pre-releases (CTPs, RCs, etc).  This is the final update. The biggest new feature in this update is support for SQLServer 2008 but there’s a great deal more.  Among my favorite are support for offline database development… Read more

A new TFS add-on from Teamprise

Teamprise has released a new TFS add-on called Teamprise Remote Accelerator.  It is a solution similar to the TFS proxy but is designed for single user remote scenarios.  It functions exactly like a TFS proxy but can easily be run on your local client and polls the server to “prefetch” files so that they are… Read more

Coolest Team System Gadget

A couple of months ago, I mentioned that one of our MVPs (Mike Azocar) was running a “Coolest Team System Gadget” contest.  He has just announced the winner of the contest: Mathew Rowan for TFS Working On, a tool to help you track the time you spend on tasks.  The tool is availble on CodePlex… Read more

Community Translations of Team System Web Access

A few months ago some of our MVPs expressed interest in creating some translations of Team System Web Access.  We looked into it and concluded that enabling it would be pretty straight forward and seemed like a great way to experiment with a new way of interacting with the community.  Thus was born the TSWA… Read more

Extending the new TFS Team Members Power Tool

The October release of the Team Foundation Power Tools includes a new feature called “Team Members” that allows you to collaborate with your team even better.  One of the features is integration with instant messaging that allows you to see presence, IM, video, audio, etc from inside Team Explorer.  You can read more about the… Read more

Common Oct ’08 TFS Power Tools Questions

This post is going to be my periodically updated list of answers to questions/problems that I hear about.  I’ll get right to it… Last updated 12/2/08 1) Login problems with the TFS Windows Shell Extension – Right now the shell extension only supports contact TFS with your default Windows credentials (using integrated authentication).  This won’t… Read more