Microsoft acquires TeamPrise – THE Team Foundation Server integration for Java Developers

Microsoft has finally decided to acquire TeamPrise – a long overdue decision!  TeamPrise provides an integration to Team Foundation Server for Java developers.  It comes as an Eclipse plug-in, as a standalone client and as a command line version.  If you have a mixed Java / .NET development environment, you should check it out -…

Visual Studio 2010. Launch date March 22nd 2010!

Finally the cat is out of the bag – the next version of Visual Studio will be available Monday, 22nd of March 2010!  You don’t have to wait until then to play with this new exciting release, Visual Studio Beta 2 bits are available on MSDN now! At a glance, what’s new? 1) New product names. Gone is the name…

VSTS2010 Extensibility Points

I am busy getting people excited about VSTS2010 (it’s not very hard :-)) and often I get questions about customising workflows, work items, Team Build, etc.  Terry Clancy has written a good blog post listing all the extensibility points in Visual Studio Team System 2010.  Check it out here.

Visual Studio Team System 2010 – coming soon to a computer near you ..

I get more and more questions about VSTS2010 – Microsoft’s next generation tool platform – as the days go by.  I am not surprised given the exciting stuff we’ll release on **/**/20** (sorry date is TOP SECRET).  In the meantime here is a collection of links you can use to start reading more about specific…

Project Server 2007 integration for TFS available now!

If you are developing an integration of Project Server 2007 to Team Foundation Server (TFS) – stop wasting any more time and money.  We have done the work for you!  Here is where you can get it:    

Hosted Team Foundation Server?

Do you want to use Team Foundation Server but don’t want to bother with the maintenance?   Do you want to evaluate Team Foundation Server?  Check out Readify’s hosted Team Foundation Server offering:  

What’s new in Team Foundation Server 2008?

For a definitive list of feature in Team Foundation Server 2008 (i.e. Orcas) check out Brian Harry’s blog:  

Want to migrate source code from Subversion, StarTeam or CVS to TFS?

TimelyMigration offers a migration tool to move your Subversion, StarTeam and CVS repositories to Microsoft Team Foundation Server – check it out here.  Our folks in Redmond have only good things to say about them – so try them out!

What version of TFS am I Running?

Do you need to know what TFS version you are running?  Our resident genius Andrew Coates whipped up a utility to do just that.  You can download it here.

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.