Well, I like Team Foundation Server and I like Git, but which is better?

With apologies to Harry Hill, we won’t be having a fight to find out because choosing between Git and Team Foundation Server (TFS) is no longer mutually exclusive. Version control is probably the single most important piece of the development environment after the IDE itself, essential for teams and I’d argue extremely valuable even for…

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Free Online Developer Event - April 24th

On the 24th April we are hosting a development focussed day as part of our free online Tech Days event. The sessions are short bite sized sessions for you to watch from the comfort of your own desk, with an agenda as below… Day One, Wednesday 24th April 09:20 – Introduction to Tech Days Online…


Visual Studio 11 Release Candidate now available, and called “2012”

The Release Candidate is now available and the name for Visual Studio 11 is announced as Visual Studio 2012, complete with a new logo: Loads of updates included in this, with a couple that I’d highlight: 1. You don’t need to uninstall the Beta – the RC will update your Beta. 2. The User Interface…

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Free One Day F# Workshop

  F# is now one of the managed languages that comes with Visual Studio. If you haven’t had the chance to look into F# yet then this free workshop, with a key note from Don Syme (creator of F#) could an excellent introduction. It’s being run by Microsoft Research and the University of Pisa, and…

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Agile Software Engineering with Visual Studio & TFS: Downloadable Course

Lee Stott recently told me about a course on Agile Software Engineering using Visual Studio 2010 and Team Foundation Server 2010 from the University of Calgary. What I find fascinating about this is: It’s a complete, tried and tested course, designed to fit one semester. All the courseware is available in the download (slides and…

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Visual Studio 11 Beta download now available

A very short post to point out that the VS 11 Beta downloads, including TFS and TFS Express, are now available. Key links: Visual Studio 11 Beta downloads Jason Zander’s blog post explaining what’s new Rich and I are going to be installing the Beta and getting up to speed on the new features as…

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Visual Studio 11 Beta

There’s a been a flurry of information last night about Visual Studio 11 Beta and I’ve been trying to work through it to provide a summary of what’s been announced: The “go-live” Beta will be available in 5 days time Soma has announced that the Visual Studio 11 Beta (and .NET 4.5 Beta) will be…

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An introduction to Agile development with Team Foundation Server: But I’m not a .NET developer

TFS support for Agile practices Tailoring TFS to support your Agile process with process templates Iteration planning Information radiators But I’m not a .NET developer Agile support in TFS 11 I thought it would be interesting to get some guest writers in this series of blogs and I’m very grateful to Richard Fennell from Black…

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