Three great books on DevOps, Continuous Delivery, and Team Foundation Server

What’s the future of books? It’s a question many of us have been asking ourselves, as the time between technology innovation becomes shorter, making it difficult to deliver an up-to-date book. We’d be interested in your views, as a reader, on the future and value of printed versus electronic technology and guidance books. Should we,…

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Delete Team Project – are you ABSOLUTELY sure?

I just noticed a small, but very welcome feature. When you select delete for a Team Project on Visual Studio Online, it not only verifies that you ABSOLUTELY wish to perform an action that CANNOT be undone, but forces you to confirm the name of the team project. This feature could have saved me a…

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From VSTS 2005 to VSO Rename … time flies when you are having fun!

I remember the days when my colleagues Henk, Zayd Kara and I were sitting in the team lab, meticulously following the TFS 2005 installation checklist, only to reset after the “oh nooooooo, we missed step 13…”, followed by a re-install or living with an ill-chosen team project name for years. That was approximately 10 years…

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Git for the TFVC User – Workflow Investigations Part 4: Converting a TFVC repository

… co-authored with Richard Albrecht, complementing the Version Control (ex Branching and Merging) Guide. Continued from Part 1 – Making Changes, we would like to share our notes, NOT guidance, and invite you to give us candid feedback on our proposed walkthroughs that are related to the high-level workflow steps mentioned above: Part 1 –…

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Git for the TFVC User – Workflow Investigations Part 3: Reviewing Changes (With Conflicts)

… co-authored with Dan Hellem, complementing the Version Control (ex Branching and Merging) Guide. Continued from Part 1 – Making Changes, we would like to share our notes, NOT guidance, and invite you to give us candid feedback on our proposed walkthroughs that are related to the high-level workflow steps mentioned above: Part 1 –…

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Git for the TFVC User – Workflow Investigations Part 2: Reviewing Changes (No Conflicts)

… co-authored with Dan Hellem, complementing the Version Control (ex Branching and Merging) Guide. Continued from Part 1 – Making Changes, we would like to share our notes, NOT guidance, and invite you to give us candid feedback on our proposed walkthroughs that are related to the high-level workflow steps mentioned above: Part 1 –…

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Git for the TFVC User – Workflow Investigations Part 1: Making Changes

… co-authored with Dan Hellem, complementing the Version Control (ex Branching and Merging) Guide. In our silent preview of the Git for the TFVC User guide we intentionally excluded walkthroughs for “happy path” workflows, including only guidance and basic workflow steps. For example, the Making Changes section included the following five steps: objective In this…

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NEWS extension reminded me to get excited about the latest VSO planning features

News is one of the cool Visual Studio productivity extensions, listed on the widgets page. Download and install it today! Back to the latest and exciting features mentioned above. @CurrentIteration The days of editing work item queries at the end of every sprint to update the iteration path to point at the new sprint are…

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Git support included with the extracting effective permissions sample and research completed

We have completed our research and released the findings for Extracting effective permissions and Security Auditing for TFS, each packaged in a whitepaper and samples, based on a prototype, not a production solution. where is the stuff? The Extracting effective permissions whitepaper and sample code been released publically. Since Extracting effective permissions from TFS whitepaper…

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Understanding TFS migrations from on-premises to Visual Studio Online – Part 2: Walkthrough

We are pleased to announce the release of the second Understanding TFS migrations from on-premises to Visual Studio Online whitepaper. This second part walks you through the migration of a simulated on-premises environment, using Brian Keller’s VM, to Visual Studio Online (VSO), based on two assumptions: You will be using Excel to migrate Work Items…

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