TFS Scalability

For a while now I’ve been alluding to the fact that we’d be updating our guidance on the size of teams that Team Foundation Server will support.  While we still have some work left to do to pin down the spectrum of team sizes that different classes of servers will support I’m happy to announce some… Read more

TFS December CTP is available

See the details at http://blogs.msdn.com/jeffbe/archive/2005/12/05/499980.aspx I want to reemphasize, this is NOT a “go-live” release.  You should not upgrade your production servers.  This is a preview release for you to install on a VPC or other reimagable machine to see what changes we’ve made.  There are lots of bug fixes, setup improvement, the friendly name… Read more

"Concurrent" users

Very frequently I get requests asking “how many concurrent users does Team Foundation Server support”?   I really don’t like this question.  What is a “concurrent user”?  In a stateless request/response web based application, there really is no such notion.  However enough people really want to know that I spent half the day Friday trying… Read more

VS6 MSSCCI Provider for TFS

I’m pleased to announce that a pre-release version of a MSSCCI provider for Team Foundation Server will be available shortly.  This provider will allow the version control functionality of TFS to be accessed from within VS6 (and many other IDEs).  This provider is going to be an unsupported tool and won’t be an official part of… Read more

Capacity testing for TFS

Well, I’m behind a couple of blog posts already.  I’ll do this and get to the one on Team Project organization tonight or tomorrow. We’ve been finalizing the limits that we are going to test TFS to for its release.  I wanted to share them so you know how far we are pushing the system and… Read more

Why TFS labels aren’t like SourceSafe labels

I’m keeping my eye out for reasonable “short” blog topics as all of mine seem to be pretty long 🙂  There was a question today on one of our internal aliases about why labels in TFS don’t show up in the history display the way they do in SourceSafe.  The originator was under the impression… Read more

A Branching and Merging Primer

Hmm, OK I guess I jumped too quickly into using unfamiliar terminology.  Let me step back and define some of the concepts/terms a little more and then hopefully that last post will make more sense. The Source Tree Let’s start with what the source tree in the Developer Division looks like.  It has the following… Read more

Branch structure in Developer Division at Microsoft

I’ve seen a lot of people looking for more information on Team Project organization and branching.  The Version Control PMs are putting together some good whitepapers on it.  Recently, however, there have been some questions about how we do branching at Microsoft so I figured I’d wade into that in my blog.  I’m most familiar… Read more

How many users will your Team Foundation Server support?

The information on server sizing in this blog post is no longer up to date.  This was very early guidance before we had done many measurements.  See http://blogs.msdn.com/bharry/archive/2006/01/04/509314.aspx and later posts on my blog for more up to date information on our recommendations. ———————- We’re deep into our load testing and server sizing efforts and I… Read more

Team Foundation Dogfood stats

I know John has been doing this for a while on his blog (http://blogs.msdn.com/johnlawr) but things have been so busy lately that he hasn’t had time to post the latest numbers so I thought I’d save him the time and do it. Below is the data from a report we ran on 10/3/05.  A couple of things… Read more