Team Foundation Server Usage at Microsoft

My very good friend, Randy Pagels, recently posted some TFS usage data. You can find the PDF here:   While you are there make sure to look at all the other great stuff Randy has on his blog:   Here is a quick look at the data for folks: Instances 56 Team Project…


Extending Trials of TFS

I often advocate using virtual machines and, in particular, Brian Keller’s VM for getting up to speed on our latest TFS changes.  While I’m not sure about your usage, I often run these VM’s as long as possible but sometimes run up against the end of the trial period for TFS.  I ran across this…


Visual Source Safe Upgrade Tool for Team Foundation Server

      I’m finally happy to announce we have just released the Visual Source Safe Upgrade Tool for Team Foundation Server today!   This tool will make it easier to convert from Source Safe to Team Foundation Server.  I have a lot of customers who want to get off Source Safe and start…


Microsoft Internal Usage of TFS: January – June 2012

  I love data!  And, since I am hyper-focused on all things Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server, I love data about our internal usage of the products we sell to our customers.  Make no mistake, we are hard-core users of the same technologies we ask you to use.  Case in point is the publishing…


Microsoft Positioned as Leader in Application Lifecycle Management Space

Gartner doesn’t allow us to show the famed Magic Quadrant in posts like this but, if you are into these kinds of things, definitely check out how much butt we kicked in this article from them:


Branching and Merging Deck Available

      For those that don’t know yet, I’ve switched roles in Microsoft and am now more focused on Visual Studio as well as Team Foundation Server features.  I recently had a customer want an overview of branching and merging based on the ALM Rangers’ guidance found here:     I created a…


Code Metrics – Creating Work Items from Code Metrics Results

Windows: Alt, V, M (press several times), Enter Menu: View | Other Windows | Code Metrics Results Command: View.CodeMetricsResults SKU: Premium, Ultimate Versions: 2008, 2010 Languages: C++ (managed only), C#, VB Code: vstipTool0137   NOTE: This tip requires that you are connected to a Team Foundation Server (TFS) for source control. You can learn more…


Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and Team Foundation Server 2010 RTM Virtual Machines

Thanks to Kevin Stevens for inspiring me to dig up this info.  He is reviewing the book and had asked about availability of virtual machines.  I just happened to find some VHDs created in January 2011 that people can use until June 1, 2011.  There are actually two versions available one for Virtual PC and…