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Book on Continuous Deployment

Another good book recently hit the virtual shelves - this one on Continuous Deployment with TFS and VS Team Services.  The book covers both the principles and practices around continuous delivery, as well as hands on guidance.  Check it out... USA - http://www.amazon.com/Continuous-Delivery-Visual-Studio-2015/dp/1484212738 UK   - http://...

A new book on Team Foundation Server 2015

One of our MVPs, Tarun Arora just published a book on TFS 2015.  It covers TFS up to TFS 2015 Update 2.  Check it out... http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1784391050. Brian...
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Team Foundation Server 2015 Update 2 RC 1 is available

Today we released TFS 2015 Update 2 RC 1 and VS 2015 Update 2 CTP1.  I'm going to talk about TFS here and you can go to the Visual Studio blog to learn more about VS. This release of TFS is a "go-live" release candidate.  We will support customers choosing to install it in a production environment.  All the links you should need to learn ...
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Visual Studio Team Services Java Tools Challenge

We are committed to making VS Team Services a great solution for all developers – for any application on any platform.  For several years now, we’ve had a concerted effort to build a great solution for Java developers with an Eclipse plugin, a cross platform command line, an IntelliJ plugin, a cross platform build agent and so much more...
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A bit more on the Feb 3 and 4 incidents

Please read my post from yesterday first.  Unfortunately I had a family commitment and had to leave early Friday afternoon before the post was complete.  I asked someone on my team to finish it and he did an excellent job and I'm grateful.  There are a few things I would yet like to add to the discussion. First I want to emphasize point #4...

VS Team Services incidents on Feb 3 & 4

We had two serious availability incidents in the past 2 days.  I'm incredibly sorry for the problems that these have caused.  Increasingly we are bringing on more and more customers who rely on this service day in and day out and any significant interruption is entirely unacceptable.  We know it.  We live it.  We breath it and, in the ...
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Package Management now available in Europe and Australia

When we first released the Package Management preview in November, it was only available in the US - If your VS Team Services account was in some region other than the US, installing the Package Management extension would fail.  This week, we deployed Package Management instances in Australia and Europe (which are the only other two regions...

Update Blog software

For months the team has been working on migrating our msdn blogs off of the "old" blogging system we used onto WordPress.  In the last few days, my blog was migrated and is now running on WordPress.  The system we had been using had gotten pretty out of date and clunky.  I haven't used WordPress a lot but it generally has a good reputation ...
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