Tech Ed 2006

Last night I returned from Tech-Ed 2006.  I got  to do one presentation on TFS – sort of a “day in the life demo”.  Unfortunately feeback was mixed – some people loved it but the pattern in the negative feedback was that the screen resolution was too high making it too hard to see and… Read more

Stuff in the pipe for Team Foundation Server

Just a brief note about stuff coming down the pipe for TFS… MSSCCI Provider We are working on a new release of the MSSCCI provider.  It will have a variety of fixes for bugs that you have reported and that we have found internally.  Some of the notable improvements include: Support for Enterprise Architect and PowerBuilder… Read more

TFS statistics queries

You know how it goes – somehow there’s just never enough days in the week to get everything done you want to get done.  A couple of weeks ago I promised to post the queries I use to collecting statistics on our server – and other than feeling bad about it, I haven’t done much…. Read more

TFS MSSCCI Provider Available Now!

The new drop of the TFS MSSCCI provider is available now – even in the week we said it would be.  See, we don’t always miss our schedule 🙂 The great new features and supported IDEs are listed in my last blog post.  Please download the drop from and check it out.  Let us know… Read more

Update on the TFS MSSCCI Provider

We are in the process of releasing an updated MSSCCI provider to work with the released version of Team Foundation Server.  We expect to post a new drop the week of April 3rd (no exact day at this point :)).  The coding and testing is pretty much done and we’re just working through the release… Read more

Team Foundation Server and the Future

As you can tell from the cadence of releases and information coming out, TFS 2005 is getting pretty close to shipping.  We’ve entered what we call “escrow”.  That means we think we’ve fixed everything we need to fix and are performing our final full test pass to ensure that there haven’t been any new bugs introduced… Read more

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