Getting Started with TFS Hosting from DiscountASP.NET

With the recent reorganization of SPLA prices for Team Foundation Server, there’s been some new offerings in the Hosted TFS space. I’ve blogged about other TFS hosting services in the past and there’s a list of the companies that provide TFS hosting services here. Now there’s a new player in the hosted Team Foundation Server…


VSTS Pioneer TFS2010 Dogfood Server: Upgrading

(See this summary on the VSTS Pioneer dogfood server and all the other posts.) One of the major goals of the Pioneer Team Foundation Server is to upgrade it to early builds so that we can get some “bake time” with them and feel confident with what we’re releasing to customers.  Since we spun up…


VSTS Pioneer TFS2010 Dogfood Server: Statistics September 2009

(See this summary on the VSTS Pioneer dogfood server and all the other posts.) September was a busy month for dogfooding TFS – all of the VSTS team were completely moved across and on 9/17 we upgraded to an almost final TFS2010 Beta 2 build. Here are the numbers from the end of September: Recent…


VSTS Pioneer TFS2010 Dogfood Server – Hardware & Topology

(This blog post is part of a series of posts on the new VSTS Pioneer TFS dogfood server.) While running the main TFS server for ~3,500 users in Developer Division we got a pretty good idea of the hardware required to support our enormous number of files, local versions & branches. We knew that: our…


TFS Performance Report Pack now works with SSRS2005

Back in February, I released some of the reports that were created for our internal TFS servers on my blog as the TFS Performance Report Pack. I got countless emails and comments on the fact that some of them didn’t work with SQL Reporting Services 2005. Fortunately, Jim Saunders from the Developer Support team at…


Announcing TFS Performance Report Pack

Update 6/23/2009: Due to popular demand, Jim from the Developer Support team at Microsoft has re-created the three reports that required SQL2008 Reporting Services. See the support team blog for more details. Update 7/13/2010: These reports also work with TFS2010.  When you setup the data source, just specify the name of a collection DB instead…


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…


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…