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TFS Reliability and Disaster Recovery

I had written in my previous post about having a high level topic that brings together all the information related to disaster recovery and reliability. Brain has written a great post which brings all of it together. http://blogs.msdn.com/bharry/archive/2006/11/24/tfs-and-reliability-and-disaster-recovery.aspx Please let us know your feedback on the same. Do you need any additional information which will… Read more

Using SQL Log Shipping with TFS

Let’s continue our discussion around Failover options in TFS. We already spoke about Backup/Restore, SQL Mirroring or SQL Clustering. One more option available is SQL Log Shipping. Log Shipping is very close to Mirroring. The only difference is Mirroring is almost real-time synchronization of databases whereas Log shipping is time delayed synchronization. In short you… Read more

TFS Extranet Support

TFS SP1 has support for Basic (or digest) authentication with TFS via an ISAPI filter. This could be used for clients connecting to TFS over the internet. James Manning has a detailed post on this topic. Link: http://blogs.msdn.com/jmanning/archive/2006/10/27/the-tfs-quot-extranet-quot-isapi-filter-mechanics.aspx… Read more

Visual Studio Team System Chat – Wed, Nov 8th

Join members of the Visual Studio Team System product group to discuss features available in Visual Studio Team Foundation Server, Team Editions for Architects, Developers, Database Pros, and Testers. In addition, discuss what’s new in the latest Community Technology Preview (CTP). Join the chat on Wednesday, November 8th, 2006 from 10:00am – 11:00am Pacific Time…. Read more

Using SQL Mirroring with TFS – Update

As I mentioned in my last post we are working on documentation on how to use SQL Mirroring with TFS. We have the draft white paper published today at http://blogs.msdn.com/vstsue/archive/2006/11/03/mirroring-the-team-foundation-data-tier-server.aspx. Please let us know if you have any questions on the content in the paper.    … Read more

Using SQL Mirroring with TFS

Failover is a big concern for everyone using Team Foundation Server. What happens if the server hosting Data Tier of Team Foundation Server crashes? How can we get the whole system back up and running in least amount of time? There are various solutions to this problem. Traditionally we have recommended using Clustering for maximum… Read more

Two Month Anniversary at Microsoft

Its been two months since I joined Microsoft. These two months have been hectic, lots to learn, lots to understand and lot more to catch up. I have learnt a lot in every area from technology to process to management in this short period of time. The most important point I have noticed is, management’s… Read more

TFS Proxy

The primary goal of TFS Proxy is to cache Version Control files and reduce the network traffic. For e.g. if we have 2 offices one in US and another in Europe and the main TFS server is in US. We do not want every TFS user in Europe to download every VC file from US…. Read more

Finding Versions

A very simple question that someone asked me was, How do I find version for my Team Foundation Server and Team Explorer? And I started thinking for few seconds… So I thought let me put it down before I forget…   You can get version for Team Explorer by following these steps 1. Start VS… Read more

Team Foundation Server

Its been 3 weeks since I joined Microsoft as Program Manager in Visual Studio Team. I have learnt more in these 3 weeks than people learn in 6 months. Microsoft is a great place to work and my colleagues are really great. I have already started liking my role and work I am doing, so… Read more