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VS 11 Beta and Windows 8 Consumer Previews Available

As we said earlier this month, the VS 11 Beta and Windows 8 Consumer previews are available.  In the next couple of weeks I’ll write more about things to look for in the TFS Beta.  In the mean time, checkout Jason’s blog for a good overview of what you’ll find.  Here’s a bunch of useful links to learn ...

SCRUM in a more formal organization

Here’s a nice article on how you can integrate SCRUM and other agile practices into a more formal project management process by combining TFS and Project Server. http://www.mpug.com/News/Pages/Exchanging-Project-Data-with-Your-Development-Team.aspx Brian...
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VS Announcements Today

I’m trying hard to keep up with all of the news.  I’m in India this week and the time zone difference is making it tough.  Here I’m going to give you a bunch of links so you can follow all of the news. The Road to Visual Studio 11 Beta and .NET Framework 4.5 Beta Sneak Preview of Visual Studio 11 and .NET Framework ...

Coming Soon: TFS Express

Soon, we will be announcing the availability of our VS/TFS 11 Beta. This is a major new release for us that includes big enhancements for developer, project managers, testers and Analysts. Over the next month or two, I’ll write a series of posts to demonstrate some of those improvements. Today I want to let you know about a new way to ...

Make sure your SQL Server enterprise edition is up to date

A month or so ago we started seeing crashes on the SQL Server associated with one of our dogfood TFS servers.  The crashes ultimately resulted in us having to restore the database from backup.  It was a significant work disturbance and an important thing to avoid. We diagnosed the problem in tandem with the SQL Server team and ...
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Kicking myself

I kind of checked out of the blogosphere just before the holidays and haven’t resurfaced.  I feel bad about it.  I will say I had a good holiday.  I took a full 2 1/2 weeks off and did pretty much nothing but farm work.  It was a great vacation.  It’s the longest I’ve been away from work in a very ...

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