Querying the TFS Database to Check TFS Usage

Why would you want to know how many users are actually using Team Foundation Server?  Well, for starters: You want to make sure that each user in your environment using TFS is properly licensed with a TFS CAL (Client Access License).  You want to show management just how popular TFS is in your environment. You…

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Visual Studio for Oracle Developers – “Project Fuze”

The fine folks at Quest Software are currently in beta with “Project Fuze”, a DSP (Database Schema Provider) that brings Oracle database development into the fold of Visual Studio.  Like you can with SQL Server today, Fuze will give Oracle developers the full benefits that Visual Studio has to offer, such as: Full change management…

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Microsoft Acquires Teamprise Assets, Provides Cross-Platform Support for Visual Studio

Today Microsoft announced (at Tech Ed Europe) the acquisition of Teamprise (press release), a fantastic technology partner that provides client applications for accessing Microsoft’s Visual Studio Team Foundation Server from Eclipse and Eclipse-based IDEs, and from other operating systems, including UNIX, Linux and Mac OS X. Teamprise Client Suite currently includes the following: Teamprise Plug-in…

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Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 is Here + The New MSDN

You’ve probably read a lot about this already, so I’ll keep it short:  VS 2010 Beta 2 is available via MSDN – details here:  http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/dd582936.aspx.  Full availability is scheduled for 10/21. Here’s what you should do to get started: Visit the Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Beta site to download the Beta,…

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Sweeping Changes in Visual Studio 2010 and MSDN – 60 Minute Webcast Series

Visual Studio 2010 and MSDN are BIG – and they are getting bigger! In this session, we’ll explore all the changes to the Visual Studio family of products, including Team Foundation Server as well as recent upgrades and changes to our MSDN line-up. Please join us for a 60 minute “CAN’T MISS” – high level…

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What’s NEW in Visual Studio Team System 2010 and MSDN – 60 Minute Webcast Series

Visual Studio Team System and MSDN are BIG – and they are getting bigger!  In this session, we’ll explore all the changes to the Team System family of products, including Team Foundation Server as well as recent upgrades and changes to our MSDN line-up.  Please join us for a 60 minute – high level overview,…

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PDC09 – Will I See You There?

This year’s Professional Developers Conference (PDC) is coming!  It’s taking place November 17 – 19th in Los Angeles. If you’re a developer, architect or technology leader involved in making strategic technology decisions, this is the conference you need to attend to stay ahead of the curve and get a head start on planning your company’s…

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Data-Driven Tests in Team System Using Excel as the Data Source

There is some documentation to explain this already, but below is a step-by-step that shows how to use an Excel spreadsheet as a Data Source for both unit and web tests. First, let’s set the stage.  I’m going to use a solution containing a class library and a web site.    The class library has…

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patterns & practices Summit 2009

patterns & practices Summit 2009 is Here!  It will be held in Microsoft Conference Center, Redmond, WA between October 12th and 16th 2009. We are putting together a strong line up of technical sessions from p&p team members, Microsoft product groups and industry experts. This year we are also introducing “Lightning Talks”. If the sessions…

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Thank you, Denver! Goodnight!

Thanks to the roughly 100 of you who attended the Denver VS.Net User Group.  While I’m sure you all showed up primarily for the free food and door prizes, I appreciate the level of interaction during my presentation last night (“Team Foundation Server: Today & Tomorrow”).  As promised, here is the presentation I used last…

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