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Visual Studio, TFS and the Egyptian elections

A little over a year ago, I was contacted by someone responsible for helping the new Egyptian government build the software necessary to run their first elections.  It was clearly a profound time for the country and for the world.  They took the responsibility of having robust, trustworthy and event free elections very seriously. ...

New Power Tools for Update 1 are available

Today we shipped updated TFS 2012 Power Tools for Update 1.  The team worked hard to ship the Power Tools update very close to the official release of VS/TFS update 1 and this is the first time we’ve ever accomplished in the same week.  Congrats the the people involved. There aren’t very many change but a few valuable ...
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Confirmed hiccup upgrading build agents with Update 1

We have identified and issue (I’ve seen 2 customer reports) where users get an error configuring build agents after installing TFS 2012 Update 1.  The error will say “TF30040: The database is not correctly configured.  Contact your Team Foundation Server administrator” (image) It is not actually a problem with the database ...
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Visual Studio 2012 Update 1 is available

UPDATE Nov-29 We've confirmed a report of an issue that can occur during upgrades.  It's not serious but you will want to read here for more details: Read more about it on Soma’s blog.  You can easily get it through the ...

Team Foundation Service Update – Nov 19th

Sprint 39 is now done and deployed.  As always, you can see the latest on the service on the service release notes: Sprint 39 was another modest release.  We went through a pretty big reorganization after VS 2012 shipped and it has taken a couple of months to get all of the new teams ...
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Git-TF 2.0 update available

Yesterday, we released our second major version of Git-TF.  To refresh your memory, Git-TF allows developers to use Git locally and “sync-up” with a central TFS server.  It’s a particularly nice way to, for example, enable integrated version control is XCode but still participate in a team working with TFS. This ...