Seattle Team System User Group meeting this week

Steven Borg, one of our local Team System MVPs, is scheduled to talk at the next meeting of the Seattle Team System User Group.  He’ll be discussing reporting within Team System…the abstract seems pretty interesting: You’ve paid your nickel and it’s time to ask the Zoltar Fortune Teller for your future: “Is my software development…

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New case study for Team Foundation & Teamprise

We just released a joint case study based on the success that Thomson Reuters has had using Team Foundation Server in conjunction with Teamprise in order to adopt Team System in a mixed development shop.  Since the reality of many development teams is that they are dealing with some aspect of mixed development, I expect…

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Check out good stuff from TechEd 2008

This was a good week for Team System at TechEd 2008 in Orlando.  I would recommend that you check out the TechEd 2008 Online site (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/events/teched/default.aspx) to learn about much of what was covered.  In particular, you should check out the BillG keynote in which our very own Brian Harry demonstrated some exciting new features…


early release of Database Edition updates

Gert Drapers, group manager for the team responsible for the Team System Database Edition, recently announced an early release (Community Technology Preview) of some updates to that product.  The biggest motivation behind these updates was to fully support the upcoming release of SQL Server 2008 later this summer.  But, while we were making these updates,…


Two positions open on my team

In addition to my day job of managing the next release of Team System, I have responsibility for both the Team System Rangers and most recently our DevCenter on MSDN.  Turns out that I’m currently hiring in both of these areas.  First, I’m looking for a replacement for Graham who went off (with my blessing)…


Radio TFS

After getting my first Zune in March for my birthday, I’ve really enjoyed getting familiar with the world of podcasting…it’s a great way to extend my learning and entertainment in to my exercise, commuting and yard work time.  As it turns out that there’s a podcast out there for the Team System enthusiasts produced by…

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Check out Brian the Build Bunny

Martin Woodward, one of our many Team System MVPs, just recently posted a blog article about a project he’s been working on for some time now.  Brian is actually a dedicated Nabaztag smart rabbit which reacts to the details of check-ins and builds.  I’ve seen teams use stop lights and reader boards to communicate the…