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A nice case study from InnovaSystems

We’ve just completed a nice case study with InnovaSystems on their adoption of Team Foundation Server in order to achieve CMMI Level 3 compliance. http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/Microsoft-.NET-Framework-4/InnovaSystems-International/Defense-Contractor-Earns-CMMI-L3-Rating-Raises-Productivity-by-Up-to-25-Percent/4000009464 Brian...
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TFS Integration Platform Updated (Mar ‘11)

Last week, we released a new, tested, binary release of the integration platform (the source has been on CodePlex for a while).  This release primarily contains a bunch of bug fixes.  The bugs came from our internal use of server to server synchronization tools, customer reports and internal testing. http://visualstudiogallery.msdn....
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Professional Team Foundation Server 2010

  A new book on Team Foundation server has just recently been released.  It’s an in-depth view of using the breadth of TFS 2010 capabilities and includes a lot of information on customizing and extending TFS. I know the authors well (2 of them are on our team :)) and I can’t think of a better group of people to write the ...
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Mid-west visits by Ed Thomson

In early April, Ed Thomson, one of the TFS developers working on Team Explorer Everywhere will be making a tour through the mid-west US talking with customers and user groups.  If you are interested in learning more about TFS and Java or non-Windows development, I strongly encourage you to see if you can make it.  Ed’s a very ...
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Discount ASP.net offers Urban Turtle add-on

As you may know Discount ASP.net has been offering hosted TFS for a while now.  They’ve just launched an add-on of Urban Turtle that provides a great SCRUM experience on top of TFS.  They are offering a free 30 day trial so it’s a great time for you to give it a spin.  Learn more about it here: http://www.discountasp...
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Team Explorer 2010 SP1 Bug viewing build summary

The dangers of late breaking changes :(.  In the final weeks of 2010 SP1, we made a performance improvement for viewing build information from the build explorer.  Unfortunately, this was after the Beta and after our compatibility test pass.  The unfortunate result is that we missed a bug when you are using Team Explorer 2010 ...
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Case Study on Team Foundation Server Project Server Integration Feature Pack

We’ve been working with some MSIT teams for many months on our integration between TFS and Project Server.  They started dogfooding it as soon as we could say “it’s working” with a straight face.  They’ve now run multiple projects with it and they’ve given us a ton of feedback.  We’ve ...
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Installing all the new stuff

We released a ton of new stuff this week and this, of course, only adds to all the other stuff we have released.  I got a request on one of my posts to clarify what is installed where and in what order.  I’ll try to make sense of it all here. First a couple of principles: Now let’s look at what we’ve ...

Unlimited Load Testing

Today we announced the release of the Load Testing Feature Pack.  This gives Visual Studio Ultimate with MSDN users the ability to do unlimited load testing.  Previously you had to separately purchase Load Test Packs that each included the ability to simulate a certain number of virtual users and could be stacked to simulate very ...
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