Welcome Willy, our newest Team System Ranger

I’m pleased to welcome Willy-Peter Schaub to the Team System team as our newest Ranger.  Willy is a former Microsoft MVP from South Africa (his old blog can be found here: http://dotnet.org.za/willy/) and has recently joined us to help further the Ranger mission of accelerating the adoption of Team System.  He’s started a new blog…

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Listen to me on Radio TFS

The Radio TFS folks called me at home just before the holidays and spent the better part of an hour talking about what I do, some of the history of Team System and where we’re headed with our 2010 release.  As I’ve mentioned previously, it’s a fun format for getting some of the behind-the-scenes information…

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TFS Branching Guide 2.0 published

I’m starting to sound like a broken record, but the VSTS Rangers have shipped again! This time, in the form of guidance for branching strategies using Team Foundation Server.  You can find this release on Codeplex: http://www.codeplex.com/TFSBranchingGuideII Selecting the right branching strategy is one of the most important aspects of TFS deployment. Picking the right…

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System Center 2007 Management Pack for TFS 2008 is available!

The Team System Rangers have delivered again!  This time it’s a comprehensive Management Pack for TFS 2008 working with System Center 2007.  This release represents an amazing amount of effort and coordination between the Ranger, the TFS product team, the System Center team, Microsoft Consulting Services and a number of early adopting companies.  We hope…

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Rangers ship SQL load testing tool

The Team System Rangers have shipped again!  This time they’re have built on the success of the WCF Load Testing Tool and have applied that same approach to SQL.  You can find this tool on our Codeplex site: SQL Load Test. Here are the details from that site: Project Description This tool takes a SQL…

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Using Team System for SharePoint development

From all indications, Microsft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) adoption is growing quickly as it provides an easy way to share information, facilitate collaboration, manage content, and implement workflow within enterprises.  We use it daily here on our team to store documents, and share project details.  We’ve done a bit of customization but I can tell…

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Load Test Report Generator now available on Codeplex

The Team System Rangers have shipped again!  Last Friday, we published our Ranger Load Test Report Generator to Codeplex. We decided to post this to the existing Load Test Reports Codplex site for customer convenience. The Load Test Report Generator contains a utility and a set of SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) reports that allow…

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Project Server 2007 connector refreshed

I’m happy to announce that the Team System Rangers have just refreshed the Project Server 2007 to TFS connector that was originally released last year.  This version has been made compatible with the recent release of TFS 2008.  In addition, we’ve fixed a number of the most commonly reported bugs from the first 6 months…

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Load testing Windows Communication Foundation applications

The VSTS Rangers have done it again!  They’ve identified a gap in our current product offering that was blocking it’s adoption by a major customer and found a way to deliver tooling to fill the gap.  In this case, the challenge at hand was load testing an application that was utilizing the new Windows Communication…

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TFS-to-TFS migration

As more and more people are using TFS, we have been hearing requests to help customers migrate Team Projects from one TFS server to another. Several scenarios are common including: moving a single project from one TFS server to another consolidating projects from separate TFS servers on to a single server mirroring elements of a…

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