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DBPro Power Tools released

The VS Team System Database Edition team has released a set of Power Tools to work with the 2005 version of DBPro.  There's a ton of really valuable stuff in here, including improved refactoring support, more data generation, msbuild tasks and more.  Check this out... Brian...
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The Japanese version of VS 2008 Beta 2 is now available

日本のみなさん、おはようございます。 (image) Part of our work leading up to shipping a product is investing in getting ready for localized versions of it.  Today we released the Japanese version of Beta 2 and are looking forward to feedback on how well we've done.  Are any fields clipped?  Is the translation ...

Final TFS 2008 Feature List

 Gee, time flies when you are having fun.  I can't believe it's been another 4 months since my last post on Orcas features. At this point TFS 2008 is basically done!  We've got a few bugs left to fix and we are still taking feedback from Beta 2 but we're focusing on quality, stability and ensuring TFS works in a wide array of ...
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Patterns & Practices releases TFS guidance

The Patterns & Practices team has just released some really good and pretty comprehensive guidance on how to structure your team development using Team System and Team Foundation Server.  It's going to be available in a variety of forms, including a book you can buy.  See JD's blog for more info on it:
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August DevDiv Dogfood Statistics

I think I missed posting dogfood stats last month - sorry about that.  It's just been so busy with all of the recent releases going on, it's been difficult to find time to do it. The “big change” in the past couple of months is that the Visual Studio central build lab is really making progress in enabling support for TFS (rather than ...

Work Item Tracking Enhancements in the Aug Rosario CTP

Perhaps, over the week end, a few of you have had a chance to play around with the Aug CTP of the Rosario release of Visual Studio Team System.  This post is to give you a little bit of insight into some of the new things you can do with work item tracking. One of our primary focuses for this release is what we call "Business Alignment".&...
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Updated GAT/GAX released

This is a great example of what we can accomplish together by partnering.  The original plan for GAT and GAX was to wait and update them with VS 2008 releases later this year.  After Beta 1, you gave feedback that these were very important to some of you to enable evaluating the betas.  We went back to the team and ...

Rosario August CTP Released!

Today we released the first CTP release for the Rosario version of Microsoft Visual Studio Team System.  You can download the VPC to try it our here.  You can read more detail about it here. As you'll recall from previous postings, our 2 "pillars" for Rosario are "Testing & Application Quality" and "Business Alignment".  ...

SourceSafe 2005 Update CTP Available

Along with the VS2008 wave of products, we are providing an update to Visual SourceSafe 2005 called a GDR.  GDR stands for something like General Distribution Release and it is very much like a service pack.  The differences are subtle and I won't try to explain them right now.  This GDR contains over 57 fixes and includes all ...

Team System Web Access Overview

Someone asked me to publish a brief write up VSTS Web Access along with screen shots.  It seemed like a good idea, so here you go... VSTS Web Access is a Web UI to a portion of the Team Foundation Server functionality.  Over time I expect it to grow beyond what we think of as TFS today.  It serves a few purposes: VSTS Web ...
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