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Expression and TFS

Warning - this is early information and is subject to change but the Expression team cleared me to say something about it. We get a lot of feedback from customers who would like more seamless integration between Expression and the rest of their development team using TFS.  Last week I saw a demo of work being done that will result in TFS ...

Expression and TFS

Warning - this is early information and is subject to change but the Expression team cleared me to say something about it. We get a lot of feedback from customers who would like more seamless integration between Expression and the rest of their development team using TFS.  Last week I saw a demo of work being done that will result in TFS ...

TFS on Hyper-V

With the announcement of the release of the new Microsoft Hyper-V virtualization technology, I've seen a surge of questions about TFS support for Hyper-V.  We have tested TFS running in a Hyper-V virtual machine.  It works well and is officially supported. TFS Components & Support One thing to keep in mind is that there are 2 ...
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Automating the creation of Team Projects

Since I announced the ability to automate the creation of Team Projects in my TFS SP1 feature set post and my March Power Tools post, I've gotten several questions about the format of the XML file you need to create and pass to: tfpt createteamproject /settingsfile:"filename.xml" I've attached the XML schema to this blog post and included a ...
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Rally connects to TFS for Agile project management

Today Rally is announcing that they have built a connector to enable its web based Agile project management tool to connect to TFS.  This new connection enable source code checkins and TFS builds to be tied to the project management features in Rally, enabling a more comprehensive picture of the state of your projects. Rally is hosting a ...
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TFS support for Dynamics developers

Less than a month ago, Dynamics AX 2009 was released.  This new version enables Dynamics developers to store their source code and have an integrated experience for checkout, check in, get and history - the basic version control operations in TFS.  I'm excited about this because I get the question fairly often and people are always ...
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PDC 2008 & precons

Preparation is in full swing for the Microsoft PDC this fall (Oct 27 - 30).  PDCs are the primary event where we talk about the future (as opposed to events like TechEd where we primarily talk about the present).  This PDC promised to have a great deal of new content for developers.  Among them, I think this will be the first ...

Coolest Team System Gadget contest

Mike Azocar (one of the Team System MVPs) has come up with the idea of running a contest to see who can come up with the coolest Team System add-on.  It seems like it could be fun.  If you've got some great idea for an add-on that you've been eager to try, now might be a great time to do it and submit and see if you can win. http://...
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TFS & Teamprise for enterprises doing serious cross platform development

We recently published a case study with Thomson Reuters on their experiences adoption TFS in a cross platform development team using Teamprise for their Java developers.  It's a great testament to how the combination of these two products can work together to create a comprehensive ALM solution for a significant development team.  I ...
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Sharing Team System Process Templates

There are as many processes for software development as there are software teams.  Ever since we shipped TFS, I have hoped that a community would form for sharing process ideas and for sharing process templates.  Creating new process templates can be a significant undertaking.  It's way easier if you can start with a process ...
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