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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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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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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Thoughts on Exit Criteria

On occasion I write an email to the Team System team that steps back and tries to explain a little bit about the background of why we do something rather than just what we’re doing and when it’s due.  I’ve been wondering recently if these updates would be interesting to folks outside of our team. …

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April Rosario CTP now available!

I’m happy to announce that the next Community Technology Preview of Rosario (officially known as Microsoft® Visual Studio® Team System code name “Rosario” April 2008 CTP) is now available.  Customers can immediately begin downloading the VPC images from our download page.  Because of the size of the VPC, I’d recommend using a download manager, such…

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Value of Community Tech Previews

We’ve been issuing Community Tech Previews (CTPs) for some time now including the most recent for Team System code named “Rosario”, and I recently asked our MVPs to help me understand what value they derive from these releases.  I received a flurry of responses and since the results were interesting, I thought I’d share what…

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November Rosario CTP now available!

I’m happy to announce that the next Community Technology Preview of Rosario (officially known as Microsoft® Visual Studio® Team System code name “Rosario” November 2007 CTP) is now available.  Customers can immediately begin downloading the VPC images from our download page.  Because of the size of the VPC, I’d recommend using a download manager, such…

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New Team System User Group in Seattle

Brian Estep of Velocity Partners is organizing a new user group for Team System here in the Seattle metro area.  They have set their first meeting for October 9th and have invited me to speak to them about Team System 2008 as well as “Rosario”.  I’m excited to meet the charter members of this group…

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Improved VPC download experience

If you’re struggling to download the huge VPC images for Team System 2008 or the “Rosario” CTP, I recommend that you check out Brian Keller’s article outlining steps that you can follow to make the process faster and more reliable. 

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Initial feedback on Rosario starts flowing in

It hasn’t taken our early adopters much time to start providing feedback on Rosario since our announcement just under two days ago.  We’ve received our first bug through Connect, seen our first questions on the Rosario forum and just recently Grant Holliday (one of our MVPs) has posted a great article outlining our hierarchical work…

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