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Team Foundation Service Updates 9/17

Yesterday we published a new update for the Team Foundation Service.  You can read more about what’s in it here: http://tfspreview.com/en-us/home/news/2012/sep-17/ A couple of notes… You’ll notice that the release notes, this week, were written by Aaron Bjork rather than me.  Aaron is the GPM responsible for most ...

TFS 2012 Power Tools are now available!

I know many of you have been waiting patiently.  I apologize for the delay.  They actually shipped yesterday but I didn’t have time to write a blog post about it until tonight. Team Foundations Server 2012 Power Tools A few reminders about how Power Tools work and comments on this release… For the ...

iOS, iPhone & iPad storyboarding

Update: when I first wrote this a couple of hours ago, the link to the iPad shapes was broken so I didn’t mention them.  It’s since been fixed so I’m adding it to this post.  Clearly there’s a lot of overlap between the iPhone & iPad shapes. So much happened yesterday I’m still trying to catch ...

Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows Desktop

We repivoted our Express SKUs this release to focus on application type rather than on language.  The Windows 8 and Web Express SKUs have been available for a while now.  Today we made the Desktop Express SKU available.  The last yet to be released is the Phone Express SKU and I’ll let you know when it’s available. ...

No Jeans at the Launch

I saw on Twitter some people expressing their disappointment at my wearing formal clothes for the launch keynote.  I feel it necessary to defend myself   Ok, not really, but there’s a funny story here. I was packing to come to Seattle last week and it occurred to me that no one had said anything about dress code.  So, being ...

Visual Studio Update this Fall

For a while now we’ve been talking about increasing our delivery cadence for Visual Studio.  Jason first talked about it at DevConnections in the Spring and I wrote a blog post a couple of weeks ago outlining our general approach to cadence (focused on TFS).  This week, at the launch of Visual Studio 2012, we gave a bit more ...

Visual Studio 2012 launch is today!

Today is the launch of our 2012 wave of developer products, including Visual Studio, Team Foundation Server and .NET 4.5.  We’ll be having a small “in person” event in Seattle today but all of the content will be available online so, no matter where you are in the world, you can participate.  Visit our launch ...
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Sam and Neno’s VS 2012 Book Available at Launch

Sam Guckenheimer and Neno Loje have updated their book on Visual Studio and TFS and it is in print and shippingwith our launch this week. This is an end-to-end guide to applying Agile software engineering practices across the lifecycle using 2012. Here’s my foreword: Sam and I met in 2003 over a storyboard. We were on this new team with...

Visual Studio 2012 Cookbook available

Richard's new book 'Visual Studio 2012 Cookbook' is now available.  It's a great broad overview of the new capabilities in VS 2012 and is a good way for an existing VS user to get up to speed on all the new stuff.  Read more about it on Richard's blog post:http://www.richard-banks.org/2012/09/visual-studio-2012-cookbook-is-now.html...