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Another TFS success story

Here's a great post from someone who had some success with TFS and advocates using a team development system no matter what kind of project you are doing... http://asterland.spaces.live.com/Blog/cns!34D9D1C17F9DBFD8!209.entry Brian...
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TFS Proxy Testimonial

Martin Woodward has posted a cool article on his blog with his experiences setting up a TFS proxy server and the results he got with it: http://www.woodwardweb.com/vsts/000273.htmlBrian...
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Exporting Areas and Iterations

A couple of days ago someone asked me how to export the areas and iterations from one project and be able to use them as a template to create other projects.  Creating a set of pre-defined Areas & Iterations is a feature of the TFS process templates.  In this post I've included a sample to show how to export the Areas and ...
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August DevDiv TFS Dogfood Statistics

Another month, a lot more growth.  We continue the process of onboarding teams and growing the data.  Here's the updated data for August and (now that I'm using a decent blog editing tool) I can start including some cool graphs in these posts :)     Users Work items Version control Commands (last 7 days...

An important milestone for TFS training

This week we held what we call our "Beta Teach" of our 300 level training material in Chicago.  A "Beta Teach" is when we think we have all of the content ready and we bring in a group of people (in this case, about 20) and actually teach a class.  The goal is to figure out if the content is really ready and make any last minute "bug...
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More Expirations Coming Soon…

This blog post has been replaced by: http://blogs.msdn.com/bharry/archive/2006/10/04/Last-word-on-TFS-Expirations-2800_I-hope_2900.aspx I have removed tha attached utility from this post as it is out of date.  Please see the post above for a newer version. Brian ---------------------  A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the...
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Microsoft's Team Foundation Server Deployment Topology

Given how much I talk about our internal "dogfooding" of TFS on this blog, I thought you might be interested in seeing a diagram of what our internal deployment actually looks like.  This diagram was put together by our IT department a couple of weeks ago.  It shows the basic network topology, regions we have servers and the ...
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TFS Trial Edition and Release Candidate Expirations

We are rapidly approaching 6 months since TFS released. Yeah, that's right - Isn't it amazing how time flies?  I've started to see a rash of emails from people who are discovering that their TFS trial Edition and Release Candidate installs are expiring. I'm sad to say that you don't get any warning that this is about to happen.  One ...
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