Windows 7 RTM Available to all MSDN Subscribers on August 6

On August 6th, the first public release of Windows 7 will be to MSDN Subscribers, which is over two months ahead of the general availability date of October 22nd for retail and OEM customers. To support the variety of languages and builds, 893 different images are being released to MSDN Subscriber Downloads in three waves…


Quest Releases Beta of Oracle DSP for Visual Studio Team System 2010

Quest Software has released a public beta of “Project Fuze,” a database schema provider (DSP) for Oracle databases that can be used within Visual Studio Team System 2010. Project Fuze enables Oracle developers to manage schema changes, PL SQL, stored procedures, triggers and more right from within Visual Studio Team System 2010. All of this…


Useful VSTS Links (as compiled by Richard & Neil)

USEFUL VISUAL STUDIO RESOURCES   Overview Introducing Visual Studio 2005 Team System http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/tour/vs2005_guided_tour/Evaluation_Guide/evaluation/introducing_team_system.htm  Team System Home Page http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/teamsystem/default.aspx   FAQ http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/teamsystem/aa718908.aspx   Dogfood Statistics of the Developer Division available here: http://blogs.msdn.com/bharry/archive/tags/TFS+Dogfood+statistics/default.aspx They are currently running Orcas Beta 2. Learning Resources Learn Visual Studio Team System http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-gb/teamsystem/aa718791.aspx   Team System Technical Articles http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms391945(vs.80).aspx Team System Tech Notes http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/teamsystem/aa718845.aspx Video…

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Release of Patterns & Practices "Team Development with Team Foundation Server" Guide

We just released the final version of the “Team Development with Team Foundation Server” Guide. This guide has been in beta for the last couple of months. This guide shows you how to get the most out of Team Foundation Server to help improve the effectiveness of your team-based software development. Whether you are already…

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FrontPage, Office SharePoint Designer and Expression Web

As most people already know, Microsoft have discontinued FrontPage. The product has been replaced by Expression family of products. The direct replacement for FrontPage is Expression web.   However, customers that were using FrontPage to develop websites for SharePoint should renew their FrontPage licenses as Office SharePoint Designer. If you are not sure which of…


Clearcase migration case study

Currently we are speaking to quite a large number of customers who are currently using Clearcase for SCM but who are considering using TFS in its place. I have been asked on a number of occasions whether we have a Clearcase/TFS migration study and I am pleased to announce that we have just released one….


"How Do I?" Videos for Visual Studio Team System

  Get videos designed for Visual Studio Team System. Learn about how organizations can ensure greater predictability and quality early and often throughout the development process. Check back often or subscribe to the RSS feed to be notified when new videos are added every week.     http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-gb/teamsystem/bb507749.aspx  


Subversion Client for TFS

The CodePlex team released a new project today that allows Subversion clients to access TFS.  Details here    


How Microsoft have implemented TFS…..

Please feel free to join a livemeeting that covers the above topic. The registration link is: here More deatils about the session are listed below. Historically, Microsoft has used a variety of internal tools, such as Source Depot and Product Studio, to manage the software development process. In 2005, Microsoft decided to standardize the software…

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Just Released: Visual Studio Team Foundation Server – Project Server 2007 Connector

We are pleased to announce the release of Visual Studio Team Foundation Server – Project Server 2007 Connector which is available at http://www.codeplex.com/tfsconnector.   OVERVIEW   The Visual Studio Team Foundation Server – Project Server 2007 Connector is designed to integrate the project management capabilities of TFS with Project Server 2007. It’s been developed by…