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TFS 2010 Admin, Operations & Setup Improvements

Since I started with the key architectural concepts, I think the most appropriate place (though perhaps least exciting) is the setup/admin/ops feature area. Pre-reqs I wrote a post on pre-reqs a while ago but I’ll refresh it a bit here.  To save me typing and you reading, you can assume an “and later” appears following ...
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Power Tool for Profiling Browser JScript Code

We've recently released a new Power Tool to enable profiling of JScript code running in a web browser.  Today getting a good understand on where all of the time spent in the overall user experience in a sophisticated web application is difficult.  This tool shines a light on a key component of overall user responsiveness and does it ...
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Team Foundation Server 2010 Key Concepts

Before I start enumerating the features of TFS 2010, I need to start with some of the big conceptual changes that we’ve made.  This post set some architectural groundwork and define some terms that I’ll use in subsequent posts. Team Project Collections The first important concept to understand is what we call Team Project ...
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Using SQL 2008 SP1 with TFS 2008 SP1

You may have noticed that SQL 2008 SP1 was recently released.  I've seen a flurry of questions about whether or not TFS 2008 SP1 will work with SQL 2008 SP1.  The good news is that the answer is yes.  The bad news is that there's a work around you may have to do to get it to install.  The problem has to do with version ...
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Team System 2010 Overview

I’ve been threatening for 6 months to start blogging about VSTS 2010 features and somehow it’s just never made it to the top of my list.  With the Beta 1 release coming increasingly closer, it seems like I’m running out of time to tell you much about it before you can easily discover it all yourself.  So now seems ...
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TFS Product team to be at the Down Town Seattle User Group meeting April 8th

Chuck sent me email asking to publicize the fact a couple of the TFS Product Team Members will be at this week’s Seattle Down Town User group.  From the description looks to be a good time.   Where: Seattle Down Town User Group @ Safeco Center 1191 Second Ave (2nd & Seneca) 1st Floor, Alki Room Seattle, WA 98101 When: ...
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New Official Blog for VSTS Database features information

We've recently launched a new blog as a semi-official channel for information on the VSTS Database Edition.  There's already several good posts up there, including one with details of the updates coming for the GDR to support SQL 2008.Brian...
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Update to the DBPro GDR

A few months ago we released an update to the Team System for Database Edition product that enabled it to work seamlessly with SQLServer 2008.  Since then we've gotten some reports from customers about compatibility issues and things that didn't work quite right.  We are preparing to release the next update that will address all...
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