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

Introducing Cloud-based Load Testing with Team Foundation Service

Update: Cloud based load testing with Visual studio Online is in General Availability. You can read more about it here   Performance and load testing is a very important part of the application lifecycle. You’d want to do this every time before you deploy the latest changes to production. However, one of the biggest challenges… Read more

How to connect to TF Service without a prompt for LiveID credentials

Normally when you connect to the Team Foundation Service you are presented with a web page to log in with your Microsoft Account (aka LiveID). When you log in you can choose to have it remember you and you won’t have to enter your Microsoft Account credentials again (unless you don’t log in again for… Read more

Team Foundation Service is out of Preview

Earlier this morning at the Build conference here in Redmond we announced that Team Foundation Service is now out of Preview!  The new URL for the service is You can read about the changes here: With this change, your accounts are now accessible at… Read more

Team Foundation Service: Process template changes

With this latest Team Foundation Service update, we have updated the process template versions for all the templates. Agile and CMMI are at 6.1. Scrum is at 2.1. This reflects a few minor improvements we’ve made: – For Agile, the User Story’s state model has been updated to allow you to transition from any state… Read more

Visual Studio 2012 features enabled by using a TFS 2012 server

While many of the features in Visual Studio 2012 are available to users using TFS 2008 or 2010, there are some features that are only available when using a TFS 2012 server.  Also, the web experience in TFS 2012 has been rebuilt entirely from the ground up, and the result is a fast, fluid experience… Read more

Compatibility patch for VS 2008 SP1 to work with Team Foundation Service Preview and TFS 2012

Today we released a patch for VS 2008 SP1 and Team Explorer 2008 SP1 to be able to connect and use both the Team Foundation Service preview ( and Team Foundation Server 2012.  You can download it here. While we are on the subject of updates, the patch for Visual Studio 2010 SP1 and Team… Read more

After upgrading to TFS 2012: Updating licensing and enabling async checkout for server workspaces

The other day I wrote a post with a summary of links for upgrading team project settings to turn on all of the new features, such as code review, task board, and more. There are a couple more things I want to point out that you’ll want to tweak after the upgrade. more…… Read more