New MSSCCI Provider for TFS 2008 released!

If you are using one of the technologies listed below and want to use TFS 2008, you may want to check out our new MSSCCI provider we just released.  You can download it here. Visual Studio .NET 2003 Visual C++ 6 SP6 Visual Visual Basic 6 SP6 Visual FoxPro 9 SP1 Microsoft Access 2003 SP2…

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TFS 2008 Powertools released!

The VSTS2008TFSPT (short for Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Foundation Server Power Tools) have been released….  It’s a mouthful but there are some interesting features, check it out here.    

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Upgrading to TFS 2008? Need a migration tool?

If you plan upgrading from TFS 2005 to TFS 2008 you may want to have a look at this migration tool. Make sure you understand the limitations of the tool.

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Do VSTS 2005 bits work with VSTS 2008 bits?

Every now and then I get asked whether or not VSTS 2005 bits work with VSTS 2008 bits and vice versa.  Grant Holliday put a great matrix together to answer all these questions.  Check it out.

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Visual Studio Team System 2008 Released!

… and available now for those with an MSDN subscription!  Check here to find out what’s new in VSTS 2008.

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Requirements Management with VSTS?

So you think we can’t do this in VSTS?  Steve Lange has written an elaborate 4-part series about how you can(with and without partner add-ons).  Check it out here.

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Requirements? What exactly do you mean?

Have you ever wondered why specifying requirements continues to be a major challenge for most organisations?  Well there are many legitimate reasons, but using the term “Requirement” in the first place isn’t helping ….  Read this paper if you want to fix this. RequirementsManagement.docx

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Test Center community website – learn & share

Microsoft has created a Test Center community website for anyone interested in the quality aspect of software development.  You will find best practices, videos, blogs and other information.  We also would like to encourage you to share your experiences – good and bad!

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Lost in translation – or the Bulls Eye framework

A software development effort is essentially a “translation” of a business need into a software solution.  The problem is that several “translations” are required before machines can take over and generate the final software product. The process typically starts with some requirements gathering, perhaps some level of analysis and design until code can be produced.  Each of these…

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Team Foundation Server – Operations Guidance Released!

Planning the installation and operation of a Team Foundation Server can be daunting at times, there are so many things to consider.  Microsoft just released the Team Foundation Operations Guidance to address this issue.  Check it out here:  http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb663036(VS.80).aspx

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