TFS Build Activity reference documentation is available

A few days ago we released the reference documentation for the TFS Build workflow activities.  There are a lot of them and they are as multi-faceted as a swiss army knife – so having the reference documentation is darned handy.  You can check out the docs here: Team Foundation Build Activities. You can also read… Read more

Team Explorer Everywhere documentation is online

We’ve now published the Team Explorer Everywhere documentation online on MSDN.  This will make it easier to find and search as it will be indexed by your favorite search engines πŸ™‚ You’ll find the docs for the Eclipse plug-in here: And the docs for the cross platform command line here: Brian… Read more

A simple way to try out VS/TFS 2010

Brian Keller just released an update to his trial/demo VM.  If you’re interested in just kicking the tires on just about everything we offer but don’t really want to try to cobble everything together, it’s a great way to go.  In addition to VS Ultimate and TFS, his trial VM includes: ·         Visual Studio 2010… Read more

Improvements for Testing in VS/TFS 2010 SP1

Here’s a blog post that details the improvements for testing in VS, TFS and Microsoft Test Manager in SP1.  I’ve got an outstand ask to find the list of improvements in the Framework too. Brian… Read more

VS/TFS 2010 SP1 Beta has Released

Today we released VS/TFS 2010 SP1 Beta and .NET 4 Update Beta to MSDN subscribers.  On Thursday, they will be available to the general public.  The Beta comes with a “go live” license which means that it can be installed in a production environment.  Further, upgrading from the Beta to the final release of SP1,… Read more

Color Printing Returns to VS 2010

This is going to be a very busy news week so keep your eyes peeled.  I’ve got a lot of writing to do but I figured I’d start the action packed week with something light and fun πŸ™‚  A couple of months ago someone posted a comment on my blog about missing the ability to… Read more

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