How DevDiv uses TFS

Gregg Boer, a program manager on the TFS work item tracking team has started a series of posts outlining in good detail how we used TFS work item tracking within Developer Division to manage the Visual Studio 2008 project.  Based on the popularity of my Channel 9 video covering similar topics, I suspect this will…

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Update on DevDiv dogfooding of TFS

Matt Gertz, Developer Division’s manager responsible for our internal development tactics and process, recently posted an article covering the broad post-VS2008 efforts to more broadly adopt TFS within DevDiv for future product development. As regular readers of my blog know, Team System teams have been dogfooding TFS for a long time now so this change…

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Internal usage stats for Team Foundation Server

Joe Schwetz, the group manager of our TFS Solution Provider team, publishes a monthly report which updates us on the internal adoption of Team Foundation Server across the company.  You’ve heard from me before about our internal dogfooding of TFS within the Team System team (including my most recent update for Channel 9) but I…

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Team System Web Access Power Tool released!

Brian’s recently announced the availability of the the Team System Web Access Power Tool.  We’ve been using it internally for the past 3-4 months and as with most dogfooding efforts, we’ve found and fixed a bunch of issues.  I think you’ll find this release to be easier to use and have better performance than previous…

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TFS adoption at Microsoft

Frequent readers of my blog know full well that we take TFS dogfooding very seriously here.  In fact, just this month we’re celebrating 3 years of using TFS within the Team System team…pretty amazing.  As you might expect, usage is taking off in other groups as well.  To learn more, I’d recommend reading Brian’s recent…

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Customizing TFS

As I previously mentioned, I’ve been collecting data from current TFS users to understand what sorts of customizations to TFS they are currently making in preparation for my upcoming TechEd talk.  I’ve received quite a few responses (thanks to everyone who responded!) and while no two are identical, patterns have emerged which are pretty interesting…

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Over 500 Million served

I’m old enough to remember when McDonald’s would display the number (in millions and billions) of hamburgers sold on their signs.  Since they now serve 54 million customers a day, the signs now just say “billions and billions”.  As a kid it was fun to drive by and notice when the number had changed.  I’m…

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The many faces of quality

Brian’s been compiling a great series of posts regarding managing quality which I would highly recommend reading.  His latest post about community feedback provides a view in on how we think about this important aspect of our development process.  People are regularly asking me how we do things on the Team System team and these…

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Managing Orcas Beta exit criteria by dogfooding TFS

I’ve written a few times about our usage of TFS while we develop newer versions of Visual Studio and TFS.  It’s one of my favorite topics so I’m excited about a recent update that we’ve made to our system to help us manage the end game of our beta release of Orcas.  Part of getting…

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Reporting from Visio?!

When I first read Ameya’s new post regarding using Visio as a reporting tool for TFS, I thought he must have lost his mind.  However, after watching his two videos and how easy it is to provide an alternative view on data flowing from the Team Foundation data warehouse, I can see the power of this…

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