Updated VPC / HyperV images for VSTS

In case you don’t know, our VSTS virtual demo images expire in a couple of days, but thanks to Santa Claus you’ll find new ones (for VPC and HyperV) here.

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VSTS promotions available NOW!

Christmas is just around the corner and yes I realise times are a bit tougher than usual, but here is an opportunity not to be missed.  We have a number of special promotions you can take advantage of: 30% Discount  If you buy (or own) a Team Edition you can step up to the Team…

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The Road to Visual Studio 2010!

After Steve Ballmer last week, we have another illustrious person visiting us from Corp (no wonder, today’s weather forecast for Seattle is 8-12 degrees and rainy….) – Matt Nunn.  Matt is a Group Product Manager for Visual Studio Team System and presents (and demos!) what is coming in Visual Studio Team System 2010.  You will learn how…

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TFS Powertool – October 2008 Release downloadable!

If you monitor Brian Harry’s blog you already know we have released a new TFS Powertool.  I am not going to repeat Brian’s elaborate post, but pick a couple of things I really like: 1) IM capabilities in TFS – no more excuses for not communicating with your peers – instantly and in many different…

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VSTS workshop training (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth)

Readify, one of our partners here in Australia is offering a one day workshop focusing on Team Foundation Server, Agile Development and technologies such as Silverlight, WCF, LINQ and others.  The training is not free but it will be delivered by excellent MVP’s – so I have no doubt its a worthwhile investment.  Here are the…

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<<UML::Modelling>>

Usually I don’t blog about product futures, but I make an exception…  Microsoft released a few videos on Channel 9, showcasing new features among other things. I watched a couple of them demonstrating UML modelling capabilities you will see in VS2010.  It is great to see Microsoft finally joining the UML bandwagon (and the OMG).  Now I…

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Buy one Visual Studio Edition – get another one for free!

Well I said we announce something today – and we did ! All well and good, but much more importantly anyone with a valid MSDN subscription and Team Editon for Developers or Team Edition for Database Professional will receive ALL these products for FREE: Visual Studio Team System 2008 Development Edition Visual Studio Team System…

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French-Australian Cooperation

A few weeks ago my colleague Jihad Dannawi joined us from the French sub, to help with the Australian Development Tools business.  As you’d expect from a sophisticated Frenchman he brought along a few popular fashion items currently en vogue in Paris. If you are interested in some of these items feel free to contact Jihad directly – if…

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Lots of new SP1’s released!

Now I understand why I haven’t heard much from our product groups lately – they have been cutting a lot of new code!  Three (3) service packs are available for you to download:  Visual Studio 2008 SP1 (download here) TFS 2008 SP1 (download here) .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 (download here)  Don’t be fooled by the name “Service Pack”…

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Team Foundation Server Admin Tool released!

If you are responsible for managing a Team Foundation Server check out the Team Foundation Server Administration Tool.   It’ll make your life with TFS even easier 🙂  

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