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DevDiv TFS Database Sizes

Someone asked me the other day how big to expect the relative sizes of TFS databases to be.  At the time all I had time to say was “Over time TfsVersionControl will dwarf everything else”.  This weekend, I finally had a few minutes to sit down and do some analysis.  As with all such things, your mileage will vary.  ...

Recent TFS add-ons

Fairly often people send me pointers to new Team System/TFS tools and releases.  I try not to blog about each and every one but rather batch them up and then occasionally do a summary post about the new ones I've heard about.  Some of them are free and some of them are paid.  This is the next installment in that series... ...
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VS 2005 support for TFS 2010

A few weeks ago I wrote a blog post talking about some of our TFS 2010 feature set – I’m referring to the one on Admin & Setup. In that post I talked about compatibility and supported dependency versions. One of the things that I mentioned was that we would be supporting VS 2008 clients through an update to the Team Explorer ...
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The Microsoft SDL Process Template and the Future

I’ve seen a flurry of feedback since I announced the Microsoft SDL template.  I’d summarize much of that feedback as “We don’t want a single template that results in secure code development.  We use a variety of templates and we want all of our development to be secure.”  I couldn’t agree more...
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The Microsoft SDL Process Template and the Future

I’ve seen a flurry of feedback since I announced the Microsoft SDL template.  I’d summarize much of that feedback as “We don’t want a single template that results in secure code development.  We use a variety of templates and we want all of our development to be secure.”  I couldn’t agree more...
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VS/VSTS 2010 and .NET 4.0 Beta 1 are now publicly available!

On Monday we released Beta 1 for MSDN subscribers.  Today at 10am PDT, we are making it available to anyone who wants to download it.  We’re excited to reach this big milestone in the journey of shipping 2010 and we’re eagerly anticipating your feedback. The blogosphere is full of posts about the release.  You can ...

Upgrading a TFS 2008 server to TFS 2010 Beta 1

I don't expect too many of you will try this given that this is a Beta 1 release and there's no broad go-live license or support associated with it, but for those of you out there that are interested, I've got some useful information for you.  Upgrading a TFS 2008 server to TFS 2010 Beta 1 should work (upgrading TFS 2005 won't work until ...
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Conchango's SCRUM for Team System support for VSTS 2010

Conchango (EMC) is working on an update for their popular SCRUM template for Team System to enhance it for VSTS 2010.  You can read about their plans here: http://blogs.conchango.com/stuartpreston/archive/2009/05/19/scrum-for-team-system-v3-0-plans.aspxBrian...
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The Microsoft SDL Process Template – Making Secure Code Easier

I wanted to let you know that the Microsoft Security Development Lifecycle team has just announced a new offering that makes writing secure code easier! This morning they released the Microsoft SDL Process Template for Visual Studio Team System.  This new template is designed to work with TFS 2008. For several years, security has been a ...
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TFS 2010 Project Management

This is the second in the set of 3 TFS 2010 feature posts around project management.  The first was on Work Item Tracking enhancements.  This one is on general project management improvements that I can’t fit into a category :)  And the third will be on Reporting improvements – with a focus on report authoring/customization...
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