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Requests for access to VS 2010 post Beta 2 SLCTP builds

Since I posted my offer to hook you up with one of the Super-Limited Community Technology Preview builds, I have received a number of requests.  I'm happy to do it but I want to clarify one thing.  A few people seem to have the assumption that the build will be more stable than Beta 2 and therefore a great upgrade for their daily use...

Why do we require NDAs on our SLCTPs?

Last night, I got the following question in email and it seemed like a good one and worth sharing the answer more broadly. I'm just a bit curious about why you have an NDA for your SLCTP's. The purpose of NDA's is to prevent people talking about all the new great stuff in upcoming releases. I would imagine at this stage the products are ...

Why do we require NDAs on our SLCTPs?

Last night, I got the following question in email and it seemed like a good one and worth sharing the answer more broadly. I'm just a bit curious about why you have an NDA for your SLCTP's. The purpose of NDA's is to prevent people talking about all the new great stuff in upcoming releases. I would imagine at this stage the products are ...

Blend Feedback on SLCTP1

About a week ago the Blend team upgraded to our SLCTP1 build (Super-Limited Community Technology Preview).  We’re starting to get some anecdotal feedback from them and we’re planning to do another survey this coming week that will include everyone who tried SLCTP1 (a couple of internal teams and over 50 external customers).&...

“Real World” Apps

Someone asked me the other day what we were using as our “Real World” apps so they could compare them to their own apps to understand how the testing we are doing will apply.  Here’s a high level overview that characterizes several of them.  There are others that I haven’t listed but this should give you a ...

Update on Solution Load Performance

One of the areas we’ve gotten a lot of performance feedback from Beta 2 on is loading solutions.  We’ve made a ton of progress addressing the causes of the slowness.  Like on the virtual memory issue I talked about yesterday, we’ve picked a set of “real world apps” – some of the same ones and some different ones to ...

Second TFS 2010 Beta 2 Patch is Available

The second of our TFS 2010 Beta 2 test patches is now available.  The first one patched install/configuration logic.  This one fixes a number of product functionality issues and can be applied anytime after the MSI install phase, including after the server has been fully configured.  The fixes include: You can ...
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Second TFS 2010 Beta 2 Patch is Available

The second of our TFS 2010 Beta 2 test patches is now available.  The first one patched install/configuration logic.  This one fixes a number of product functionality issues and can be applied anytime after the MSI install phase, including after the server has been fully configured.  The fixes include: You can ...
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VS/TFS 2010 Build Questions

I’ve seen a lot of questions recently about various permutations of building VS 2008 apps with a TFS 2010 build service, building a VS 2010 app with a TFS 2008 build service, etc. Jim Lamb wrote a great FAQ post that I highly recommend you read.  The only thing he didn’t cover is building VS 2008 apps with a TFS 2010 build ...
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Status update on post Beta 2 performance work

We continue to drive for improvements – trying to make contact with every person who reports issues (via my blog, Connect, Surveys, etc.).  We’re released on “Super-Limited Community Technology Preview” to individuals who have reported problems and are on the brink of releasing another. Every day we are seeing wins...