Orcas Version Control Performance Improvements

I’m heading to Disney World for the week in the morning so I may not be blogging too much next week (we’ll see what my wife has to say about it :)) Today I was reviewing some results from some performance work we are doing for Version Control in the Orcas release.  We are also… Read more

The Training That Just Won’t Die

Our training saga continue but is approaching closure – 2 steps forward, 1 step back. The 300 level content is complete and available.  Remember that it is really designed for a classroom setting with a trained trainer.  If you fit this category you can visit http://connect.microsoft.com. Click on “My participation” on the left. Login in… Read more

A new look for Annotate

We’ve been refining annotate for inclusion in Orcas (BTW, I’ll be blogging about all the cool TFS features coming in Orcas soon).  We’ve been hooking up lots of nice features, like integrating it with history, diff, more editor features, implementing accessibility, keyboard and more right click menu support and more.  We’ve also been refining the look… Read more

Visual Studio SP1 Feedback

I am looking to solicit feedback on what people think about SP1 so far.  I realize it’s only been a week or so but I’ve been searching the web looking for feedback.  I’ve seen a bit… Lot’s of discussion around Vista support Complaints about the client install being big and taking too long Observation of… Read more

Last word on TFS Expirations (I hope)

This blog post has been replaced by a newer one that covers both TFS 2005 and TFS 2008: http://blogs.msdn.com/bharry/archive/2008/01/15/checking-your-tfs-version-and-extending-trials.aspx People seem to still be having issues with trials.  Some are because they forget to purchase a licensed copy before the trial expires and some have difficulty getting a volume license key from Customer Service.  The… Read more

Promised SP1 docs

We’ve been working on putting together docs on 4 SP1 features.  The documentation team will be ultimately releasing it through MSDN online docs updates but until then, it will be released through blogs. Work Item Custom Controls – Includes docs on the APIs and a sample.  Some additional docs are here. Extranet configuration – http://blogs.msdn.com/vstsue/pages/Walkthrough_3A00_-Setting-up-Team-Foundation-Server-with-Secure-Sockets-Layer-_2800_SSL_2900_-and-an-ISAPI-Filter.aspx and http://blogs.msdn.com/vstsue/pages/Walkthrough_3A00_-Setting-up-Team-Foundation-Server-to-Require-HTTPS-and-Secure-Sockets-Layer-_2800_SSL_2900_.aspx.  I… Read more

Some days…

Some days, I am very proud to work at this company – and today is one of them.  I have to admit there are some days that I am both embarrassed and apologetic for things I’ve seen us do but I can tell you they are the rare days.  You’ve heard me say several times… Read more

Bug fixes in TFS SP1

Well, I’m going to try to beat a new path here.  We’re trying to be more transparent about what we are doing, when we are doing it and why we are doing it.  The downside of that can be that we go to far and get beaten over the head with the information we provide… Read more

Ramblings on VS SP1

Since the announcement of our SP1 release yesterday, there’s been a variety of community feedback.  Some in the press, some on blogs and some in email.  I got one of those emails this morning and decided to write a few of my thoughts to share my perspective on the issues raised. It was then suggested… Read more

TFS SP1 Beta is available!!!

I am thrilled to announce that the much anticipated TFS SP1 Beta is available.  You can get access to down load it by visiting the Microsoft Connect Site.  Remember, it is a Beta so some caution is advised. It’s been a long road but there’s some great stuff in it.  Back in June, I included… Read more