Visual Studio 2013 final release (RTM) available for download today

Hi, Visual Studio 2013, .NET 4.5.1, and Team Foundation Server 2013 are now available for download!  MSDN subscribers can download them from the MSDN Subscriber Downloads page. Benefit now from many new features and capabilities with this new release of Visual Studio. I quite like the CodeLens, Team room, Agile portfolio management, the cloud based…


The next TFS as a cloud service ?

According to Brian Harry (Microsoft Technical Fellow and Program Manager for Team Foundation Server), the next TFS (TFS 11) will be ported to the Azure architecture so TFS could be seen as a cloud service. just imagine how easy it will be to – Install TFS (20 sec will be the time needed to activate…

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Release of the Microsoft Visual Studio Scrum process template

Microsoft Visual Studio Scrum 1.0 is a new process template from Microsoft.  Scrum is an iterative, incremental framework for project management and agile software development.  This template includes work items and reports to help your Scrum team be successful.   Click here more information about this release.  Download the template now. Please visit also the Process Templates…


update of the TFS integration tools with adapter to Rational ClearCase and ClearQuest

The TFS Integration Tools is a project developed by the Team Foundation Server (TFS) product group and the Visual Studio ALM Rangers to integrate with third party systems for migration and synchronization of data.  Today they released an updated beta version of these tools to the CodePlex site, and they are available for immediate download. …


Download the VS 2010 Licensing white paper now

Very useful document to fully understand the Visual Studio 2010 licensing TFS coming with MSDN Accessing TFS, who needs a CAL ? MSDN user rights with Visual Studio 2010 … Download the Visual Studio 2010 licensing white paper cheers, J.


David Chappell – The Microsoft Application Platform

What is an application platform? Why is it important? And how should we think about application platforms in a world of cloud computing? In this session, David Chappell looks at all of these topics, providing a general model for both on-premises and cloud platforms. He then uses this model to examine several important issues in…


Visual Studio 2010 – Microsoft Acquires Teamprise and provide support for Eclipse IDE, Unix / Linux / Mac OS X platforms

On November 9, 2009 Microsoft announced the acquisition of most of the technology assets of Teamprise, a division of SourceGear LLC, a provider of client applications for accessing Microsoft’s Visual Studio Team Foundation Server from the Eclipse IDE and from other operating systems, including Unix, Linux and Mac OS X. With this announcement Microsoft is…


Moving from CVS or SVN (Subversion) to TFS (Visual STudio Team Foundation Server) ?

Best of breed open source solution will not help you in supporting the best practices when building application software. Even if you invest a lot of time (and money), you will only acheive a minimum level of integration (source control and project management or source control and code quality checks …). For that reason, many…

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Integration between Word and TFS (Team Foundation Server) with Team Spec

Have you heard about TeamSpec ?Team Spec provides rich team project artifact management directly inside Microsoft Office Word allowing specification, requirement, and other document content to maintain integrity with TFS (Visual Studio Team Foundation Server) content.Most of the DEV teams are using Word as the primary tool for authoring requirements and then use TFS to…


Visual Studio 2010 – Introduction to manual testing

Despite all of the advances in automated testing tools and frameworks over the last decade, manual testing still constitutes the lion’s share of testing effort within most software development organizations.This episode of 10-4 will introduce the new capabilities in Visual Studio Team System 2010 for supporting manual testing. You will see how these capabilities will…