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Visual Studio Online Update – Sept 23th

This week we are releasing our sprint 71 work on VS Online.  You can read more about the changes on the news page.  In the past, we’ve struggled with how to “time” the publishing of release notes with the deployment of the software.  As we get more and more instances (we have 4 now and will be adding a 5th one ...

Visual Studio and TFS 2013.4 CTP2 is available

Today we released the second CTP (community technology preview) of Visual Studio 2013 Update 4 and TFS 2013 Update 4.  You can read about the VS changes on the Visual Studio blog.  You can download the CTP.  Or you can check out the release notes.  Also here’s the link to the blog post I wrote on CTP1. TFS ...

Team Explorer Everywhere 2013.2 (Update 2)

Today, we released Update 2 of Team Explorer Everywhere.  You can read details on Will’s blog post. I’ve been amazed lately how many people don’t know about Team Explorer Everywhere.  We’ve had it for a couple of years now.  It’s a really nice solution for Java/Eclipse users to use Team Foundation ...

SAFe with Team Foundation Server

Greg Boer posted a very detailed article on how to use the Scaled Agile Framework with TFS: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudioalm/archive/2014/09/11/scaled-agile-framework-using-tfs-to-support-epics-release-trains-and-multiple-backlogs-whitepaper.aspx Check it out, Brian...
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Visual Studio in Gartner’s Integrated Quality Suites report

Gartner recently released this year’s update to their Integrated Quality Suites report.  This is the next version of the report I blogged about last year. We’ve worked hard over the last year to continue to improve our testing tools offering – for developers, testers and end users.  We’ve made our testing ...

Visual Studio Online Update – Sept 4th

We’ve recently started bring some larger Microsoft teams into VS Online.  That has been a very enlightening experience.  It has particularly highlighted issues with fit and finish for high bandwidth activities like bug triage, performance and scale issues with larger data sets, etc. This sprint (sprint 70), deploying today, we&...

VS & TFS 2013 Update 4 CTP 1 is available

I don’t know about you but it’s kind of hard for me to wrap my head around the fact that we are already on the road to delivering Visual Studio 2013.4 and Team Foundation Server 2013.4.  Update 3 wasn’t that long ago.  Today we are delivering Update 4 CTP (Community Technology Preview) 1.  As always, there will be a couple...