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The Japanese version of Team System Web Access is available

Today we released the Japanese version of the Team System Web Access Power Tool.  Long ago, I announced that we would be releasing localized version of TSWA with the VS 2008 products.  Well, today it is becoming a reality.  Over the next few weeks, we will be releasing the other localized versions - in total, I think, there will...
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TFS "Build Recipes" site launched

One of the most common areas for questions around TFS is using the TFS automated build system.  How do I build .NET 1.1 apps with TFS 2005/TFS 2008?  How do I build VS 2005 solutions with TFS 2008?  How do I customize the build number Team Build generates?  How do I build C++ projects with Team Build?  How do I build ...
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Comparison of VS 2008 client products

We've gotten quite a few requests from customers over the past couple of months for more information comparing each of the VS 2008 product offerings.  We have just published a pretty massive feature comparison to help you pick the product that is right for you.  This comparison only includes the client products - not the server ...

Requirements management with Team System

Here's a nice blog series I ran across on requirements management with Team System, Team Foundation Server and some 3rd party products.  We are also working on a whitepaper to provide an overview of this. http://blogs.msdn.com/slange/archive/2007/11/06/requirements-management-in-tfs-part-1-of-4-overview.aspx http://blogs.msdn.com/slange/...
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TFSAdmin Updated for TFS 2008

The popular TFS add-on for administering permissions across TFS, SQL Server Reporting Services and Sharepoint has been updated to support TFS 2008.  The tool, call TFSAdmin, is available on CodePlex here: http://www.codeplex.com/TFSAdmin/Wiki/View.aspx?title=Home Eventually, we plan to make this kind of functionality part of the product, ...
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A customer's experience with TFS and Teamprise for Java development

Yesterday someone forwarded me a link to a Minnesota user group presentation on using TFS and Teamprise in a mixed .NET and Java shop.  Being, admittedly, somewhat biased, I thought it was a terrific presentation on their experiences and felt is was worth sharing.  If you (like so many organizations) do both .NET development and Java...
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TeamSpec by Personify Design is Shipping

Managing requirements is a hot topic with software development teams these days.  I get a lot of questions from people about how to use TFS to manage requirements.  When we think about requirements management, we break it into two parts - Elicitation/Capture and Analysis/Traceability.  Today TFS really has no feature for ...
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New features to understand branching/merging

Back around the Holidays I promised 3 "surveys" but I actually only described 2 of them.  I've finally gotten around to writing up the 3rd one. In our next release, we are building a slew of new features designed to make managing branching and merging simpler.  Right now I'm focused on features to help you understand what branches ...
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Checking your TFS Version and Extending Trials

Update: With Team Foundation Server 2010, you no longer need to download and run the TFSVersionDetection.exe tool as this functionality is baked into the Team Foundation Server administration console. See this post for more detail: http://blogs.msdn.com/bharry/archive/2010/05/07/extending-trials-of-tfs-2010.aspx As with Team Foundation ...
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