Team System Partner – Testhouse

One of the key challenges involved in bringing Team System to market has been the identification of suitable services partners who can help customers exploit the new functionality contained within the product.   To this end, we have been working with a number of companies who have skills in areas such as Configuration Management, Application…


Wednesday’s DBPro Webcast

I hope you found today’s session useful.  We appreciate any feedback on how we can make these events better. Slides available here If you don’t have Office 2007, you can download the Compatibility Pack here Some Additional Resources here Rich.


Resources from yesterday’s DBPro WebCast

Slides to follow.   Resources: Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Database Professionals   http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-gb/teamsystem/aa718807.aspx Database Professional Team Centre   http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-gb/teamsystem/aa718764.aspx Database Professional Forum   http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowForum.aspx?ForumID=725&SiteID=1 Team Edition for Database Professionals on MSDN   http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa833253(VS.80).aspx Technical Articles: Refactoring Databases   http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa833424(VS.80).aspx Generating Data with Data Generators (and custom data generators)   http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa833249(VS.80).aspx Comparing Databases (Data…

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Team System Roadmap

Yesterday was a busy day in Visual Studio land. As well as marking the 10th anniversary of the release of first version Visual Studio and the announcement of the free release of TeamPlain we have released a roadmap on the future directions of Team System. This includes: Details of the features that will be released in “Orcas”, An overview…


Free web access to TFS!

Yesterday Microsoft announced its acquisition of devBiz, the developers of TeamPlain (a web based interface into TFS). As a result of this, you can now download and install TeamPlain for free! – you will of course need a TFS CAL to access the server through TeamPlain. We will be rolling TeamPlain into the boxed product in the…

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Branching Guidance Available

Customers frequently ask me which branching strategy they should use with TFS. However, TFS is incredibly flexible and does not dictate any particular way of working. To aid adoption our “VSTS Ranger” Team has produced a whitepaper giving much more detail on possible branching strategies with Team Foundation Server. Essential reading for TFS users! Jeff’s…


Team System Sidebar Gadget

Jason Pricket (Team System dev) has written a Vista Sidebar Gadget that will monitor the status of a Team Build. The key features are: Each instance of the sidebar gadget monitors a particular build definition. An icon represents the status of the most recent build for that definition. The text is a hyperlink to the build…


Work Item Search Tool

Want to search all work items in the project? Unfortunately Team Explorer doesn’t support this out of the box. Fortunately Noah Coad has written an Addin to do exactly that – nice one, Noah 🙂 Check out:  Search Work Items, Team System Addin Neil.

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Want to know more about Visual Studio Team Edition for Database Professionals?

We are running a Live Meeting for customers and partners on the benefits and virtues of Visual Studio Team Edition for Database Professionals. The meeting will take place on 28 March 2007, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m and will be delivered by our VSTS Technical Specialists, Neil Kidd & Richard Erwin. This Live Meeting will…


Do you want to know what you get with each version of MSDN?

There is a great page on the MSDN site that details:  – What you get with each version of Team System & – What benefits you get with the different levels of MSDN subscription  The page can be found at:  http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/aa718657.aspx Regards  Jon