TFS Adoption at Microsoft – November 2008

Every month our internal teams put together statistics on the TFS servers deployed at Microsoft. Previous statistics can be found here: September 2008 August 2008 August 2007 Developer Division Dogfood Statistics One of the noteworthy milestones this month is total Work Items stored has now surpassed the 3,000,000 mark.  We’re also approaching 50 million Source…


My Top 25 search keywords

I’ve been looking at my blog stats for the last couple of months to see what people find valuable on my blog and where my traffic comes from. Traffic Sources   Search Keywords It’s clear from my top 25 search keywords that  my posts on the VS2010 CTP and tf.exe Unable to determine the workspace…


Visual Studio 2010 CTP VPC will expire Jan 1 2009

If you are running the Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0 CTP under Virtual PC or Hyper-V, you should know that the copy of Visual Studio installed in the VPC is set to expire. After January 1, 2009, you will no longer be able to launch the Visual Studio in the VS2010 CTP. This…


OzTFS, OzMOSS and OzSilverlight are moving to a new mail server

Status update: OzTFS, OzMOSS and OzSilverlight have been migrated. Please note the new addresses that you need to send mail to. These three mailing lists are a valuable resource to the Australian community as well as the global community. Please bear with us during this transition, we’ll trying to make it as smooth as possible….


Asus Eee PC Netbook

In my recent trip to Australia, I had some time to walk through the shops. One of the things that really caught my attention was the Asus Eee PC. (It’s pronounced “e p c”). I’d heard about these low-cost, low-power netbooks before but I’d never considered how useful they might be. The thing that struck…


TFS and the OWASP Top 10 Threats

My first MSDN document has been published. Team Foundation Server (TFS) and the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) Top Ten describes how TFS complies with the ten most common threats for web applications. Recently, our sales guys were working with a customer that has an IT policy which states that any web applications they…


TFS Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager 2007 shipped

The VSTS Rangers have shipped the TFS 2008 Management Pack for SCOM2007. It is also published in the official System Center Operations Manager 2007 Catalog on TechNet (choose “System Center Operations Manager 2007” from the dropdown list and enter “TFS” as keyword). It takes out a new record for the longest name of a Microsoft…


Querying Perfmon data from SQL

In a previous post I talked about Relogging Perfmon binary log files to SQL. The next obvious step is to query the data from the database. There are two ways to do this: Use Perfmon itself to connect to the SQL data source Use another tool to query the SQL data source directly 1. Using…


PerfMon is not collecting LogicalDisk or PhysicalDisk statistics

If the LogicalDisk or PhysicalDisk objects don’t appear in PerfMon for you, then they may have been disabled automatically by the performance monitoring API. This is what Mark Friedman has to say about it in Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Performance Guide from the Windows 2003 Resource Kit: To maintain the integrity of the performance data…