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Git init VS

Today at the ALM Summit I made a bunch of announcements.  A couple of them warrant a bit of extra comment Today, I made 2 announcements involving TFS, VS and Git. Resources   That’s right, TFS & VS support a full fidelity implementation of Git.  Although this comes as kind of an abrupt ...

Announcing Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 (VS2012.2)

Today we released the first Community Technology Preview (CTP) of Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 (VS2012.2).  It’s exciting to see the next update of VS working it’s way to completion.  There’s going to be a ton of cool new capabilities in Update 2.  Not all of them are available in this CTP but many are.  ...

OData for Team Foundation Service

Last week I wrote about accessing TFS using OData and how this makes writing device apps against TFS easier.  Friday, we published the OData support on our online service – Team Foundation Service at: https://tfsodata.visualstudio.com.  If you go to that url, you’ll find some basic instructions on using it, including ...
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Stand-alone installer for TFS object model

For years we’ve had requests for an easier way to install the Team Foundation Server object model.  Since 2005, the only way to install it was to install VS or Team Explorer, both of which included a VS shell, Office extensions and a bunch of stuff that you really didn’t need to do basic programmability against a TFS server.&...
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Team Foundation Service Update – Jan 21

I mentioned a couple of sprints ago that we were going to be investing in making the source control experience in the browser shine.  We’ve just finished sprint 42 and are deploying it today.  The biggest change you’ll notice is a new context menu when exploring changes in source files that allows you to perform a lot ...
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Modern Lifecycle on the Cloud OS

Microsoft announced a bunch of new releases today, advancing our Cloud OS vision.  You can read more on the overall announcements here but I will focus on some new/improved application lifecycle management scenarios that support our DevOps initiatives. The cloud continues to drive new demands on application development.  It enables ...

Accessing Team Foundation Server with OData

TFS has very nice SDKs for building both .NET & Java applications for it.  However, some platforms – particularly some devices don’t support those SDKs.  On those platforms, often the easiest way to access a service is with REST or Json.  Brian Keller recently blogged about an update to his OData service for Team...
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Skype and the new Team Explorer

As you probably know, we made a pretty significant rev of the Team Explorer in VS 2012.  As part of that we did a re-think of the Team Members Power Tool to provide a much nicer collaboration experience than what we could do in VS 2010.  The Power Tools Team Collaboration tool supports Lync and Live Messenger but it also has an ...
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TFS 2012 Update 1 Hotfix

*** Updated Jan 14th 2013 *** Some days you just want to crawl in a corner and cry.  We released this patch on Friday to address customer reported issues in Update 1 and over the weekend had a significant bug reported in the patch.  It turns out that if you have TFS installed in a non-default location (like another drive), the patch ...
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TFS 2010 will not support SQL 2012

With every release – of our product or a dependency, we think hard about the test/support matrix.  As we developed Team Foundation Server 2012, we decided to support both SQL 2008 R2 and SQL 2012 – due to the close release proximity.  TFS 2010, of course was released WAY before SQL 2012 and supported SQL 2008 and SQL 2008...
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