New with the July CTP – Query Bound Lists in Excel

I wanted to blog about this because it is one of those features that is really useful in day-to-day use, but can get lost in the hype of a major new product release. First introduced in the July CTP build of Visual Studio Team System, query bound lists are an enhancement to the integration between Microsoft…

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Team Foundation Server and Microsoft Project Mappings

One of the ways that Visual Studio Team makes it easier for Project Managers to communicate with the development teams is through the integration between Microsoft Project and Visual Studio Team System.  This is done predominantly through Team Foundation Server Work Items. The fields in a Team Foundation Server work item are mapped to fields…

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July CTP workarounds

The July CTP release of Visual Studio Team System is really a step foward from the Beta 2.  Performance, polish and reporting are some really big improvements.  That said, it has a few blemishes.  I’m trying to put together a VPC image of our July CTP, so I’ve had to work through a few of these…

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Dusting off my blog

Shame on me, I’ve done a terrible job with blogging [:)]   I haven’t blogged much because I didn’t want to add clutter to the excellent blogs that already exist for Visual Studio Team System and Team Foundation Server.  However, recently, one of my colleagues talked about the virtues of blogging, so I thought I would…