Update on the TFS MSSCCI Provider

I want to appologize for the problems people have experienced with strong name signing and the updated MSSCCI provider.  We should not have posted it with a manual work around of disabling strong name signing for the test key.  Although many developers will already have it disabled for testing their own code, it’s generally a… Read more

An updated TFS MSSCCI provider is available

Yesterday we posted the latest update of the TFS MSSCCI provider.  In addition to the support for VS6 in the last pre-release, this new version also works with VS2003, VS2002 and FoxPro.  It is likely it will also work with other MSSCCI enabled environments (like the SQLServer tools, PowerBuilder, etc.) but no testing has been… Read more

TFS Release candidate survey

I posted (briefly) the other day about the release candidate being available.  We are trying really hard to get good feedback from you about the setup/upgrade experience.  It’s clearly something we struggled with early in the product cycle and we’ve made a great many improvements in it since Beta 3.  We think we’ve got it right… Read more

TFS Release Candidate update

Check out Jeff Beehler’s blog (http://blogs.msdn.com/jeffbe) for the latest word on the upcoming TFS release candidate.  By now you’re probably tired of hearing us say – “That’s been fixed since Beta 3”.  Well, soon you won’t have to listen to that any more because you’ll be able to get all of those fixes!  We’ve put in… Read more

Scalability Update

As I mentioned earlier we were running scalability tests on a Unisys 8-way box as well as the various 1P – 4P configurations.  I didn’t publish the results at the same time because they didn’t make any sense.  The “big” 4 way config achieved something on the order of 220 RPS and was CPU bound.  Our… Read more

Team Foundation Server Capacity Planning

We’ve nearly completed our full line of load testing to determine the recommended server configurations for various sizes of teams using Team Foundatation Server V1. Everything we’ve published before now were “goals”. This is the first comprehensive publishing of actual measured (simulated) results. That said there is a huge disclaimer here. You may not experience… Read more

VS6 TFS MSSCCI Provider is now available

I’ve been promising it for a while now and I appologize that it took so long.  I won’t regale you with all of the excuses.  However, it is now available for download here. To refresh your memory…  This component will allow users of VS6 (VB6, VC6, etc) and almost any other IDE (there are like 50… Read more

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