TFS December CTP now available

Continuing the long standing tradition, we have just upgraded our team’s dogfood server and subsequently released that same build externally as the December CTP.  It’s available to MSDN subscribers via the MSDN download center.    Unlike the Beta3 refresh, this is *not a go-live release* which means that we will no be providing data migration…

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Team Foundation Server Setup Experience

The Team Foundation Server setup experience has been evolving for over a year now in response to feedback we’ve received from people like you. While we’ve made significant progress since that first release last year as Visual Studio 2005 Beta 1 Refresh with Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server, we now there’s still more that…

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Ask mode: New reason to postpone bugs?

As a response to my latest post about Team Foundation entering ask mode, TAG responded asking if this was:                   One more reason to postpone *BUGS* ?   This simple comment really got me to thinking.  As such, I thought I’d spend a little time explaining my view on this.  This of course is…

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Team Foundation enters Ask Mode

As we get closer to our eventual ship date for Team Foundation, one of the important milestones is the entry into what we call “Ask Mode”.  It is the point in the project cycle where *every bug* is reviewed by a group of senior leaders on the team (folks like John Lawrence, Ed Hintz, Brian…

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Watch me (and others) on Channel 9

Robert Scoble interviewed John Lawrence, Eric Lee, John Cunningham and myself about our internal usage of VSTS and posted it on Channel 9. It’s entertaining if you like watching a group of geeks talk about work.    Enjoy, jeff

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OGFs

I’d recommend reading Chris’ explanation of OGFs and how we use them at Microsoft.  I remember when I first became aware of them being used at MS in the early 90’s as I was one of the folks responsible for producing them for early versions of Visual C++.  They seemed a bit arbitrary and I…

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Team Foundation releases Beta3 Refresh!

Following the great news yesterday about the VSTS and SQL 2005 releases, comes news of the Team Foundation Beta3 Refresh release.  This release provides full compatibility with the RTM versions of VS and SQL.  Along the way, we took the opportunity to improve setup and MSF for CMMI to improve the go live experience of…

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TFS Beta3 Setup Survey

Please take a moment to fill out the survey on your TFS Beta3 experience…we’re very interested in hearing about your experiences so that we can improve for future releases.  Read Rob Caron’s blog for more details. Thanks! jeff

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Refreshing TFS Beta3

When we announced our plans for Beta3 of TFS, we also announced our intention to provide support for VSTS once it’s released and generally available.  We’ve come to call this the “TFS Beta3 refresh”.  While the release was necessitated by the need to update our shared components to be in sync with VSTS, we’ve taken…

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TFS Beta3 "go live" details posted

Several people have asked recently about our “go live” license for Beta3.  While we had intended for that information to be available when the software was released, sometimes it takes more time to get things through legal than it does to ship software and in this case the software won. Anyway, we’re finally able to…

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