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New MSDN Version Selector

This week, we added a new version selector for the default view of the MSDN library.  I’ve seen numerous cases in recent months of people being confused by finding help topics for the wrong version of VS and not realizing it.  This new selector makes it much clearer which version you are looking at and how to navigate to ...

New MSDN Version Selector

This week, we added a new version selector for the default view of the MSDN library.  I’ve seen numerous cases in recent months of people being confused by finding help topics for the wrong version of VS and not realizing it.  This new selector makes it much clearer which version you are looking at and how to navigate to ...

Visual Studio Database Guide

Just recently, the Visual Studio Rangers published a new guidance document on best practices for using database projects in Visual Studio 2010.  The guidance focuses on: If you are interested, you can get it here: http://vsdatabaseguide.codeplex.com/ Brian...

Visual Studio Database Guide

Just recently, the Visual Studio Rangers published a new guidance document on best practices for using database projects in Visual Studio 2010.  The guidance focuses on: If you are interested, you can get it here: http://vsdatabaseguide.codeplex.com/ Brian...

Database Permissions Required to Configure TFS

***UPDATED Dec 22 2014*** We now have official documentation that replaces this post.  See: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb552341.aspxRecently a question came up through a customer about exactly what permission were needed to SQLServer in order to install/configure Team Foundation Server.  One of the developers put ...
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Lab Management in Visual Studio 2010 is Now Final!

Today, we released the final update to the Lab Management features for the Visual Studio 2010 product family.  A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post with a bunch of details on the Lab Management capabilities and also explained recent licensing changes. Today I am announcing that the final bits are now available for download to licensed ...

Backing up your TFS Server with Sharepoint and Reporting

Yesterday, I wrote a post on a new upcoming PowerTool to make backing up and restoring your TFS server easier than ever.  The post focused on a TFS Basic install that had no associated Sharepoint or Reporting data.  The great news is that if you do have a more sophisticated install with those additional capabilities, this tool can ...
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Backing up and Restoring your TFS Server

Backing up and restoring a TFS server can be daunting.  There are potentially a lot of services and a lot of steps.  As soon as we shipped TFS 2010, I knew we had to do something to improve it and we began talking about how we were going to simplify the process.  For a thorough understanding of what is involved, see: http://msdn...
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Backing up and Restoring your TFS Server

Backing up and restoring a TFS server can be daunting.  There are potentially a lot of services and a lot of steps.  As soon as we shipped TFS 2010, I knew we had to do something to improve it and we began talking about how we were going to simplify the process.  For a thorough understanding of what is involved, see: http://msdn...
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Customizing TFS 2010 Process Guidance

We’ve just released 3 packages that will enable you to start with one of the 3 base TFS 2010 Process Guidance sets and customize it and deploy it to your installation.  Read Allen’s blog post on a way to do this with WebMatrix.The download links are here: Brian...
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