Brian Harry’s explanation of Rosario

Brian’s post What’s in a Code Name? provides some explanation behind the Orcas and Rosario code names.  You won’t hear the word “Rosario” normally, and here’s a bit on why. What’s in a Code Name? Mary Jo Foley is writing about one Microsoft code name per day on her blog.  I think it’s pretty cool and…


How to add your own message in the build report

If you’ve ever wanted to add your own message in the “Build Steps” section of the detailed build report, Aaron Hallberg provides a custom task to do it. Aaron, along with the rest of the team, had been focused on finishing up the continuous integration feature for Team Build.  I’m happy to say that we…


Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 released

Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 was released yesterday.  Here are the direct download links. · VSTS SP1: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=BB4A75AB-E2D4-4C96-B39D-37BAF6B5B1DC&displaylang=en · TFS SP1: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=A9AB638C-04D2-4AEE-8AE8-9F00DD454AB8&displaylang=en · Quiescing GDR (required for the TFS patch): http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c18c756e-8f80-4987-b3bf-600068a9e3c4&DisplayLang=en Heath Stewart has a blog post on how to slipstream Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1. tags: visual studio, vsts, team system, tfs,…


Third party add-in: Test Manager Add-In for Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005 Team Edition for Software Developers

Many customers have expressed their disappointment with the fact that test lists (.vsmdi files) can only be created and managed in VSTS for Testers or VSTS Suite, leaving VSTS for Developers users in a bind.  There is now an add-in from Ekobit that solves this problem!  Check it out! Here’s the announcement on Ognjen Bajic’s…


Submit questions for the Channel 9 interviews of the NC TFS team

Brian Keller, technical evangelist for VSTS, is coming to the North Carolina office to interview Brian Harry and folks from each of the feature areas developed here (I’ll be in the Team Build segment). Submit Your Questions for the Upcoming Channel 9 Interviews of the Team Foundation Server Team On Dec. 14 & 15 I will be filming…


More on the Orcas features for Team Build

Brian Harry posted a TFS roadmap.  I’d like to expand on the portion that describes the features specific to Team Build.  Keep in mind that these features can change before Orcas ships, so there are no guarantees that it will match what’s described below. Build Support multi-threaded builds with the new MSBuild. Continuous Integration –…


TeamPrise 2.0

Congratulations to the TeamPrise team for shipping version 2.0!  Martin Woodward posts about it and includes screenshots. Teamprise Turns 2.0 Tuesday marked the beginning of my second year with Teamprise and today I’m very happy to report that we have just released Teamprise 2.0.  To celebrate I thought I’d give you a quick run through…