New Release of Team Foundation Server MSSCCI Provider

You can get it here. Overview The Visual Studio Team Foundation Server MSSCCI Provider enables integrated use of Team Foundation Version Control with products that do not support Team Explorer integration.This version (1.2) includes: Enable handling branched solutions in Visual Studio 2003. Fixed issues to enable provider to support Toad for SQL Server 2.0. Enhanced…


Visual Studio Team System and Team Foundation Server Service Pack 1 Available for Download

The SP1 releases for Visual Studio Team System and Team Foundation Server are now available.  This service pack has has many bug fixes and perf   improvements that you will want to get.  Brian Harry has blogged about these here and here.  Enjoy! Visual Studio Team System SP1 Team Foundation Server SP1


Channel 9 Interviewing Team Foundation Server Team

Brian Keller will be interviewing members of the Team Foundation Server Team on December 14th and 15th (Wednesday and Thursday this week) for Channel 9.  Submit questions for the interview here before December 13th.  This is your chance to find out something about Team Foundation Server, but were afraid to ask (you can have Brian ask…


Installing Team Foundation Powertoys on Vista

Folks have reported seeing the following error trying to install the Team Foundation Powertoys on Vista release candidates: The work around is to download the msi (it is called tfpt.msi) and then run the following from a command prompt running as Administrator (elevated): msiexec.exe /i tfpt.msi We are looking into making this better for a…


Visual Studio Package Load Failures – What’s wrong with my package?

Anyone who has developed a package for Visual Studio has run into the dreaded package load failure.  Even after you ship you can have customers that run into this issue because the customer may be experimenting with beta releases of products that my break your package.  This issue has risen enough for us internally that…


Visual Studio Team System October Chat on Wednesday Oct 4

Join members of the Visual Studio Team System product group to discuss features available in Visual Studio Team Foundation Server, Team Editions for Architects, Developers, Database Pros, and Testers. In addition, discuss what’s new in Visual Studio Code Name Orcas September CTP and Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Database Professionals CTP 5. Join the chat…


Visual Studio 2005 SP1 Beta Available Now

The beta for Visual Studio 2005 SP1 is available now at Microsoft Connect.  If you’ve been a user of Visual Studio for a while, you know how rare an event this is.  The Visual Studio 2003 Service Pack 1 was just released on 8/15/2006. Brian Harry has a good blog on what is new from…


You have the power – New Team Foundation Powertoys Released

Last week I wrote about the value of out of band development and an upcoming release of powertoys for Team Foundation Server.  Late Thursday night the Team Foundation Powertoys were released.  You can get them here.  There is a new forum dedicated to the Powertoys available here. I am a little late blogging about this release…


Visual Studio Team System Public MSDN Chat

Come and join members from the Visual Studio Team System product group to discuss features available in Visual Studio Architect, Developer and Tester editions and Team Foundation Server. There will be experts on hand to answer your questions.  I hope to see you there! Join the chat on Wednesday September 6th, 2006 10:00am – 11:00am…


Out of Band Development

The question of when to stop development of a v1 product for a mature market segment is a difficult one. The customer wants/expects all the features of their existing several iterations old product plus new cool things too. However, the time it would take to put all of that in a first version product would be…