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Translating Team System Web Access to your langauge

We have gotten some requests for translations of Team System Web Access into additional languages (beyond the 9 we already do).  I am speculating that the additional interest here comes from the fact that TSWA targets a broader audience beyond the core development team and as such translations are even more valuable than for Visual Studio...
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Professional Developers Conference this fall

We'll be holding a PDC this fall in Los Angeles Oct 27 - 30.  Registration opens today at: http://www.microsoftpdc.com/.  There are many developer oriented conferences that present an opportunity to learn about Microsoft technologies.  The PDC is the most forward looking of those conferences.  It is an opportunity to learn ...

1 week left for SP1 Beta feedback

We are nearing the end of the window for collecting Beta feedback on VS/VSTS/TFS 2008 SP1.  We are actively taking and working on feedback through the end of the month.  I haven't heard too much feedback yet.  I know it's hard to get excited about testing a Beta of an SP but if you have tried it, please let me know how it went.&...

Hotfixes update

We've recently had a spike in hotfix publishing for TFS.  At this point we have published all completed TFS 2008 hot fixes and are expecting a few more this week.  We are still behind on publishing TFS 2005 hotfixes but at this point, I'm thinking it may not be worth a ton of effort on that since much of our user base has or is ...
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2008 Beta Update

A few things that I've run across in the last few days...   1) If you have both TFS and Team Explorer installed on the same server, you may not upgrade just one of them to the SP1 Beta, you would need to upgrade both of them if you want to upgrade either of them.  If they are on different machines, there is not a problem. 2) When ...

stpSoft Releases ReqSheet for TFS based Requirements Elicitation

ReqSheet enables offline creation and editing of requirements.  The tool manages a simple, lightweight requirements hierarchy and can be synchronized with TFS.  The requirements "documents" can be emailed, shared via Sharepoint and more.  Along with their storyboarding product, Reqsheet creates a great solution for requirements ...
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VS/VSTS/TFS 2008 SP1 Beta is now available

Sorry for being a bit late to the game...  I should have posted yesterday but I've been drowning.  As you may already know, we released the Beta for 2008 SP1.  I'm eager to have you try it out and give us feedback.  You can find the list of new TFS features here. I do, however, want you to keep in mind that it is a Beta and...

A new Team System Licensing Whitepaper is available

I know licensing around Team System continues to be a pain point.  In an attempt to address issues with clarity and understanding, we've produced an updated whitepaper that includes all licensing updates for VSTS 2008.  Please let me know if you have feedback.Brian...
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May '08 DevDiv TFS Dogfood Statistics

Today seems to be blogging day.  Here's post #3 of 4 or 5 that are coming today.  Sorry for the deluge but it's been a couple of weeks since I blogged. I think we are finally nearing the end of the full scale roll out of TFS to the Developer Division.  Almost everyone working on the next version of VS/.NET are now on TFS. ...

BizTalk Support with TFS

We get a reasonable amount of feedback from BizTalk users that would like a more seamless experience working with Team System and BizTalk.  The number one complaint that I hear is that building BizTalk with Team Build is very difficult.  The underlying reason for this is that BizTalk does not use msbuild for building their projects. ...
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