TFS 2018 RC1 is available

Team Foundation Server 2018 RC1 is now available for download.  This is the first available build for what we have been calling TFS V.next.  And, as you can tell from the title of this post, the official name will be TFS 2018.  Here’s all the important links: Release notes TFS 2018 RC1 web installer TFS… Read more

VSTS Update – Aug 28

This week we began rolling out our sprint 122 update for Visual Studio Team Services.  Check out the release notes for details. There are a couple of things I want to call out. Work item rules – Work Item rules are the “headliner” for this sprint.  For years and years, the way to create work… Read more

Taking feedback

I’m going to try something very non-traditional for my blog. I don’t know if it’s a good idea or not but we’ll give it a go and if everyone hates it, I’ll find a different vehicle.  I’ve had a career of roughly 30 years now and I’ve been in countless situations from developer in a… Read more

Over 500 extensions in the VSTS/TFS marketplace

In November of 2015, almost 2 years ago, we launched the Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) Marketplace to further our goals to build an open and active ecosystem around VSTS and Team Foundation Server.  It’s been a truly amazing thing to watch.  I’ve been humbled by how much passion and energy there has been to… Read more

VSTS Update – Aug 4

This week we are deploying our sprint 121 work for Visual Studio Team Services.  There’s a lot of good stuff and you can read the release notes for details. Probably the biggest thing is the public preview of our new Wiki feature.  We’re already using it heavily and I really hope you are going to… Read more

TFS 2017 Update 2 RTM

Today we released the final version of Team Foundation Server 2017.2.  Thank you to everyone who installed one of the two release candidates over the past few months and helped us ensure that this is a high quality release. Important links: TFS 2017.2 Release notes TFS 2017.2 web installer TFS 2017.2 ISO TFS 2017.2 Express… Read more

VSTS Update – July 14

This week we are deploying our sprint 120 payload for Visual Studio Team Services.  Check out the release notes for all the detail. The big news of this sprint is the new visual release definition editor that allows you to see the flow of your release through environments.  In the coming sprints we’ll be adding… Read more

Perf results on scaling Git on VSTS with GVFS

A little over a month ago, I gave an update on our progress of moving the Windows team to Git in the largest Git repo on the planet.  At the time, I described the scale of the Windows Git repo (over 3.5M files and ~4,000 engineers), the current performance results and set of improvements that… Read more

A Wiki preview on VSTS

Back in February, I announced our plan to release a fairly full featured Wiki for Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) and Team Foundation Server (TFS).  I also announced that we were purchasing the Wiki extension that was then in the marketplace.  Since then, we’ve left the Wiki extension in the marketplace pretty much alone and… Read more