Resources to learn more about Visual Studio Team System 2010

While the various Visual Studio teams are working on our first beta release, I thought I’d point out some important resources to learn more about what we’re doing.  First is the new weekly video podcast series known as 10-4.  This has been going on for a few months now but I finally figured out where…

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Gartner SCCM Magic Quadrant Ranks Microsoft VSTS a Leader

A few weeks ago Gartner published their 2009 Magic Quadrant for Software Change and Configuration Management for Distributed Platforms (what a mouthful!) and in their evaluation has ranked Visual Studio Team System and Team Foundation Server as a leader in the space.  This is Microsoft’s first time ranking as a leader which is defined as…

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Team Test 2008 Quick Reference Guide now available

The Rangers have shipped again!  (Faithful readers know just how much I love saying that). This time, led by Geoff Gray, they have put together the VSTT 2008 Quick Reference Guide, a comprehensive technical document about Visual Studio Team Test functionality, specifically focusing on Web, Load and Unit testing.  Geoff is a member of our…

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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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Check out our updated website

The next update to our Team System website has been made with an eye towards helping make things easier to find.  Sharon, our web site manager, has been working very hard to help address the feedback we’ve gotten in the past and is very eager to hear what you think about the recent improvements.  Check…

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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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Updated Visual Studio Team System 2008 Trial VPC images available

For those of you that want to try out Visual Studio Team System 2008 including Team Foundation Server, without having to go through the process of installing the product, we have recently released four VPC and HyperV images for your use.  The “all-up” image includes Team Foundation Server, Team Build, Team Explorer, and Team Suite…

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Visual Studio sales site gets a facelift

Check out the updated sales site for Visual Studio at http://www.microsoft.com/visualstudio.  On the new site you can find numerous case studies as well as some of our current offers for Visual Studio as well as Team System.  Finally, there’s in-depth information about the Team System line of products.  All in all, a very nice looking and (much more…

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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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Dealing with the Team System 2010 CTP expiration

If you’ve been using the Team System 2010 Community Tech Preview VPC, you’ve probably noticed that the instance of Visual Studio within the VPC is getting close to expiring.  We expect that it will cease functioning around the end of the year and instead return the message “The evaluation period for Visual Studio Trial Edition…

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