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A Branching and Merging Primer

Hmm, OK I guess I jumped too quickly into using unfamiliar terminology.  Let me step back and define some of the concepts/terms a little more and then hopefully that last post will make more sense. The Source Tree Let’s start with what the source tree in the Developer Division looks like.  It has the following top level folders...
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Branch structure in Developer Division at Microsoft

I've seen a lot of people looking for more information on Team Project organization and branching.  The Version Control PMs are putting together some good whitepapers on it.  Recently, however, there have been some questions about how we do branching at Microsoft so I figured I'd wade into that in my blog.  I'm most familiar ...
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How many users will your Team Foundation Server support?

The information on server sizing in this blog post is no longer up to date.  This was very early guidance before we had done many measurements.  See and later posts on my blog for more up to date information on our recommendations. ---------------------- We're deep into...
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Team Foundation Dogfood stats

I know John has been doing this for a while on his blog ( but things have been so busy lately that he hasn't had time to post the latest numbers so I thought I'd save him the time and do it. Below is the data from a report we ran on 10/3/05.  A couple of things to note about it... # of recent ...
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What's new with TFS Beta 3?

Well, I'm back. Yes, I feel terrible that it's been what 18 months since I last posted here. All I can say is that I'm going to try to do better. Somehow in the daily crush of emergencies I just never seem to find the time to sit down and write something for my blog. I'm grateful that people like Rob Caron and Buck Hodges are around and do ...
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A little history on me and the Visual Studio Team System

This is my first blog and I'm pretty new to it so I'm pretty certain I'll violate the accepted standards of conduct for a while so please bear with me while I come up to speed.  I take feedback well :) My first experiences with community were a few years ago when we announced the .NET Framework.  I worked on that for years in silence...
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