TFS 2013 process templates get a name change

With the latest Team Foundation Service update and with Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2013 RTM, we have changed the names of all process templates. From now on, the process template names will reflect the version of Team Foundation Server that supports their download. The new names are: Microsoft Visual Studio Scrum 2013 MSF for Agile… Read more

System Center Performance Alerts and IntelliTrace

Previously we told you about the initial integration between System Center Operations Manager and Visual Studio IntelliTrace that supports exporting exception data from System Center to Visual Studio using IntelliTrace. We are pleased to announce with the release of System Center 2012 R2 and Visual Studio Ultimate 2013 that performance data can now be exported… Read more

Update your Overview and Progress reports to support the Portfolio backlogs

In TFS 2010 we released the reports to show the overview of the backlog and the progress of the these items. It depends on your process template which reports were installed for you: Scrum Backlog Overview Agile Stories Overview Stories Progress CMMI Requirement Overview Requirement Progress   The reports contain logic to rollup information to… Read more

Changes between the 2012 Update 2 and the 2013 RTM Process Template

EDIT 10/25/2013: Added the step to add git to the Process Template In TFS 2013 we have added the portfolio backlogs to manage the work one level above the product backlog. The shipped templates contain one portfolio level called the Feature backlog, but you can customize what shows up in the portfolio following the article… Read more

Visual Studio 2013 Team Foundation Server version control and build

As Charles announced earlier today, we’ve just released Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server 2013. I’m here today to briefly highlight what’s new in version control and TFBuild and to advise you about a known issue in TFBuild that we’re working to fix. From your on-premises Team Foundation Server you now have a version control… Read more

Announcing Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server 2013 RTM Availability

Visual Studio 2013 has been released to the web! – Download Visual Studio 2013 – Save the date for Visual Studio 2013 Launch on Nov 13th – Read the release announcements on Soma’s blog (for VS 2013 RTM) and Blogging Windows (for Windows 8.1) This release has been an amazing ride. While adopting agile development… Read more

Opening 64-bit Dumps of 32-bit Processes in Visual Studio 2013

Hello, I am Andrew Chan, a Program Manager on the Visual Studio Debugger Team and in this post I would like to go over an improvement we’ve made to opening dumps of 32-bit processes in Visual Studio. In a nutshell, Visual Studio is now able to open dumps of 32-bit processes that are collected using Task Manager on… Read more

.NET Remote Symbol Loading Changes in Visual Studio 2012 and 2013

In this blog post, we will cover the changes we have made in the way we load symbols in the remote debugging experience for .NET languages. This applies to remote debugging for .NET languages and other languages will load symbols locally. Visual Studio 2010 experience In Visual Studio 2010, we would look for symbols deployed… Read more

.NET Memory Analysis Enhancements in Visual Studio 2013

In my previous post about the new .NET memory analysis feature in Visual Studio, I discussed this new feature we have added to Visual Studio 2013 Ultimate targeted at helping to solve memory problems that occur in .NET applications running in production environments – I encourage you to read that post first.  Now with the… Read more

Switching to Managed Compatibility Mode in Visual Studio 2013

In Visual Studio 2012, we introduced a new managed debug engine that provides us the ability to more rapidly add new features compared to the older implementation. This can be seen by the number of features introduced in Visual Studio 2013 after only a single year including Managed Return Values, .NET 64-bit Edit and Continue,… Read more