Check out the new VSTS Community Website on MSDN

We’ve just launched a new page on MSDN to help give some visibility to the great contributions from the VSTS community.  Check it out at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vsts2008/bb964396.aspx.

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TFS Build Tweeter renamed

TFS Build Tweeter has been renamed to TFS Build Monitor to better refelct its purpose.  This cool community project can send out alerts for TFS Build events via Twitter or light up a USB powered “build light“.  Visit the project’s page on Codeplex for more information.  Thanks to Steve for the tip!

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NotAtPDC – A Conference for the Rest of Us

If you’re like me, you’re sitting at your desk working today instead of attending PDC ’08.  Luckily, sessions are available from Channel9 24 hours after each event (tags: PDC 2008, PDC08), so you can still get all the scoop.  First up for TFS today will be Brian Harry’s talk from yesterday, "Team Foundation Server 2010:…

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Twitter Poll Results – How Testers Define Their Jobs

It’s a bit late, but I’m finally posting the results of my recent Twitter poll.  This was definitely an experiment.  I only received 4 responses for this poll, but it’s a start.  For future polls, I’ll allow blog comments as well. The 4 responses I received were: “I’m the person who investigates and reports on…

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Preview of next TFS Power Tools Release

Chances are you’ve already heard about this, but if you don’t read Brian Harry’s blog regularly, this is one post you don’t want to miss.  Brian has posted some screenshots and details about our upcoming TFS Power Tools release.  This isn’t your typical can of “nice to have” widgets… This release will introduce some new…

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Twitter poll for testers: How do you define your job?

I’m curious to know what testers think their job descriptions are. Please send me your replies via Twitter to @jasonbarile. In the spirit of brevity, this keeps your answers to <= 140 characters 🙂 I’ll take descriptions until this noon EDT (GMT -05:00) on Sept. 29, 2008 and I’ll post all the replies back here.

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BuildTweeter – TFS Build Publisher for Twitter

If you’re looking for even more ways to get pinged by your build server, check out release v0.1 of BuildTweeter on CodePlex.  It’s a handy little Windows service that monitors build events and build quality change events and will post them to the Twitter account of your choosing.  Of course, this opens your build quality…

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Photosynth of our building in Raleigh/Durham, NC

I thought it’d be fun to share a Photosynth of our building in Durham, NC.  Note we don’t have a Microsoft sign on the front, so if you’re coming for a visit, just look for this building and stop by front desk in the lobby :). If you haven’t tried Photosynth.net yet, I highly recommend…

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What I Look for in Test Plans

I’ve been reviewing a lot of test plans recently.  As I review them, I’ve compiled this list of things I look for in a well written test plan document.  Here’s a brain dump of things I check for, in no particular order, of course, and it is by no means a complete list.  That said,…

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Dot Net Rocks episode 373 is all about TFS 2008

I should probably listen to the whole episode before blogging this :)  DNR Episode 373 was just posted, and it features Brian Randell and Martin Woodward talking about all the goodness in TFS 2008.  Now stop reading my blog and go listen!

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