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Shipping a great release

I've seen a number of comments here (and elsewhere) about VS 2010 being another "Vista".  We are very aware how weakness in a few key areas (like performance) can cast a pall over an entire product.  As I said in the original post, we are committed to shipping a great release (in all respects). David mentioned in a comment on my last...

Anatomy of a Performance Problem

You've seen me write a fair amount recently about the VS 2010 Beta 2 performance problems - well, you're going to see me keep writing about them :)  We've had enough time, at this point, to understand the feedback and characterize the problem - I'd like to share it with you in hopes of you understanding it and perhaps learning something ...

Lab Management in VS 2010

One of the coolest new capabilities in 2010 is "Lab Management".  It enables you to automate the setup and configuration of test environments, saving you a bunch of time doing it every time you have a new build you want to test.  We first released it in Beta 1, but the truth is it's a V1 product and it just wasn't really ready enough...

Improvements in Intellisense post Beta 2

I’ve written a couple of posts in the last month or so soliciting performance feedback from you all and talking about our performance efforts.  Since we realized the degree of performance problem that we still had, we have spent a ton of effort working on understanding it and making it better. Just yesterday, we made available a ...

Quest releases a public Beta of Oracle integration

Quest software has been working on a provider to enable the Visual Studio database tools to work with Oracle databases (refactorying, deployment, testing, analysis, etc).  They've just released a public Beta that you can try out with the VS 2010 Beta 2.  Read more about it and download the Beta.  You can also check out a video ...

Initial TFS 2010 BPA Tool Available

We’ve also just released the first cut at the TFS 2010 Best Practices Analyzer that will help you diagnose configuration issues on TFS 2010 servers.  It’s a long way from being done – we’ll be continuing to work on it hard between now and the 2010 release but it’s a start. Updating the BPA tool was a major ...
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SCRUM For Team System V3, Beta 2 released

EMC (formerly from Conchango) has recently released a Beta of a new release of their popular SCRUM for Team System.  This Beta is designed to work with TFS 2010 Beta 2.  You can find download details here:  http://scrumforteamsystem.com/cs/forums/4554/ShowPost.aspx and I recommend checking out Crispin Parker's blog to learn more...

TFS 2010 Power Tools are Available

The first public build of the TFS 2010 Power Tools are now available.  I wrote details about them a couple of weeks ago: http://blogs.msdn.com/bharry/archive/2009/11/18/tfs-2010-power-tools-coming-soon.aspx A reminder – these are really “pre-release” Power Tools.  We’re producing this build so that early ...

TFS 2010 Power Tools are Available

The first public build of the TFS 2010 Power Tools are now available.  I wrote details about them a couple of weeks ago: http://blogs.msdn.com/bharry/archive/2009/11/18/tfs-2010-power-tools-coming-soon.aspx A reminder – these are really “pre-release” Power Tools.  We’re producing this build so that early ...