New Team System Community Page(s) on MSDN

I’m happy to report that Team System posted a new community page to our MSDN site today! We hear from our community that it’s been difficult to quickly find great community content. We have a fantastic and very active community. I hope this makes it easier. Team System Community on MSDN I’d be curious to…


How MSIT Does Development

MSIT is our internal IT department at Microsoft. I’ve had alot of interest generated from all the talks about their development process, and several people have asked me if we have any whitepapers with further details.   I checked in with MSIT, and they have written quite a bit of contenton their experience with Visual…


How We Use TFS at Microsoft – Additional Decks from PDC and TechEd EMEA

I’m just catching up on a few things from the Heathrow Airport. It seems there was alot of demand for decks on this subject. I promised audiences to post copies of the decks for additional events this fall. Please hop right on your delete key and delete this if you don’t need yet another deck…


Agile Development with Visual Studio – Slides

If you’re curious to get an overview of Agile Development in Visual Studio, here are some slides that may help. I gave a talk this afternoon at TechEd EMEA that covered the full set of Agile features in VS scaling from Visual Studio Express all the way up to Visual Studio Team System.   Here…


How Microsoft Does Development (with VSTS)

This morning I am in Las Vegas giving one of the keynotes for VSLive! The conference organizers thought it would be really cool to talk about how Microsoft does development with VSTS. I get a ton of questions about this and I also know I like to pick up decks and demos from some talks,…


VersionOne Integration with TFS

VersionOne, like Rally, builds tools for Agile development. I think it is great that our customers can now use these for development! VersionOne supports several methodologies including the two most popular, Scrum and XP. I had a chance to learn about VersionOne last year when I was at AgileCon 2007. Many of our customers are heavily engaged in…


Agile Tools Integration – Rally Announces Integration with TFS!

Many of you are no doubt familiar with Rally Software, who build a product for agile project planning and development. Several customers have talked with us about Rally and have been very complimentary of their tools. I’m very excited to report that this morning Rally announced their new integration into Team Foundation Server. The integration includes…


Distributed Development Whitepaper

OK, thanks everyone for the feedback on the distributed development whitepaper. There was enough feedback on this that I’m going to go look into getting a version of this released out to the community.   Thanks! Steph


Predicting Bug Trends

Have you ever wondered if there might be a cool way to predict your bug trends? I’m not sure this is useful for all customers, but for large shops like us where we have to be so aggressive about finding, tracking and fixing bugs, having a deep understanding of bug trends can be one more…


Using VSTS for Distributed Development

One of the questions Soma was asked last year while he was travelling in Europe was, “how can VSTS be used for distributed development?” VSTS is widely used for distributed development – in fact, our own team is distributed across 3 major sites (Redmond, Raleigh and Hyderabad). Soma asked us if we could write a…