TFS Release Candidate update

Check out Jeff Beehler’s blog ( 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 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