Subscription Queries?

If you have a query about your subscription (things like what version have you got, when does it expire, can you take advantage of the free migration to a Team System role etc) then you can call the MSDN contact centre on 0800 0517215. There are a team of advisors who will be happy to…


View Version History Diagrams

When I’m demonstrating Team Foundation Server to Clearcase users they sometimes ask about version history/branch diagrams in TFS.  Diagrams are not a feature of v1 but if it is a blocker for you then check out these two options: Foundation Tree TFS Source Code Version Tree Browser: Project Vertigo


Upcoming Visual Studio Team System Chat

Want to put your questions directly to the VSTS Product group?  Get amongst them at the VSTS chat!   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,…


Announcing the Visual Studio Team System – Project Server Connector

This is really great news! It means that it is possible to integrate the project & portfolio management functionality of Microsoft Project Server with Team Foundation Server. This means updates to work items in VSTS are automatically applied to the corresponding assignments and tasks in Project Server and vice versa. Project Managers have complete control over the…


The Profiler collects more than I realised

Team Developer includes a very useful and powerful profiler for profiling managed and unmanaged code.  By default, when you have selected that the profiler should collect Object allocation and Object Lifetime information, only the allocation details are shown in the Functions, Caller / Callee and Call Tree views. Even though they aren’t shown the details on the number…


VSTS Customer Case Studies

Stay up to date on the latest global VSTS customer case studies published here  I LURV the CitiGroup story 🙂


Richard Erwin

Richard has been with Microsoft for 8 years starting as a Developer Support Engineer troubleshooting and debugging complex customer development issues.  For the past 2 ½ years Richard has specialised in Visual Studio Team System and Application Lifecycle Management.  Prior to joining Microsoft he gained a first class degree in Computer Science and worked as…


Jon Pratt

Hi, I am the  Developer Tools Business Manager responsible for the finance and insurance sector, (including capital markets).  I’ve been doing this job for a couple of years now.  I have been at Microsoft for about seven years in total. Prior to my current role,  I spent a number of years working as a Partner Manager, looking after some of Microsoft’s largest…


Mark Richardson

Having graduated in 1989 with a BEng Hons in Electronic Engineering from Sheffield University, I started out writing closed loop control system DSP assembler code and schedulers. I then moved to work in Sales Management and Business Development with first Integrated Systems and then Wind River at the intersection of the collision between, RTOS, Portable Devices,…


Neil Kidd

I joined Microsoft towards the end of 2000, and have been in the Dev Tools team since July 2006, having moved over from Microsoft Consulting Services. For the previous 2 1/2 years I’d been an Application Development Consultant, working with a variety of customers and partners assisting them across the whole of their development lifecycle. This pretty much…