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…


Visual Studio Team Foundation Service Officially released

  In case you haven’t heard yet, we have announced the RTM of our Team Foundation Service.  Our long-term vision is to have up to 5 users free at all times and then some pricing model for over 5 users.  Currently it is all free to my knowledge.  Here is a blurb from the main…


Kanban for Team Foundation Server

On August 13, 2012, Brian Harry announced that the Team Foundation Service (TFS in the Cloud) now has support for Kanban boards:   Support for on-premise Team Foundation Server 2012 should come with the first update post-RTM.   Here is a video about this new feature:     Kanban Overview For those not familiar…


Team Foundation Server and GIT Integration with Git-tf

            Overview On August 13, 2012, Brian Harry announced our new Team Foundation Server integration with Git.  You can find his post here:   Why did we do it?  Well, Brian himself says it best in his post: “Distributed Version Control (DVCS) has a growing following. It enables a…


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:


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…