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An updated TFS MSSCCI provider is available
An updated TFS MSSCCI provider is available
Yesterday we posted the latest update of the TFS MSSCCI provider.  In addition to the support for VS6 in the last pre-release, this new version also works with VS2003, VS2002 and FoxPro.  It is likely it will also work with other MSSCCI enabled environments (like the SQLServer tools, PowerBuilder, etc.) but no testing has been done ...
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TFS Release candidate survey
TFS Release candidate survey
I posted (briefly) the other day about the release candidate being available.  We are trying really hard to get good feedback from you about the setup/upgrade experience.  It's clearly something we struggled with early in the product cycle and we've made a great many improvements in it since Beta 3.  We think we've got it ...
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TFS Release Candidate update
TFS Release Candidate update
Check out Jeff Beehler's blog (http://blogs.msdn.com/jeffbe) for the latest word on the upcoming TFS release candidate.  By now you're probably tired of hearing us say - "That's been fixed since Beta 3".  Well, soon you won't have to listen to that any more because you'll be able to get all of those fixes!  We've put in a ...
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Scalability Update
Scalability Update
As I mentioned earlier we were running scalability tests on a Unisys 8-way box as well as the various 1P - 4P configurations.  I didn't publish the results at the same time because they didn't make any sense.  The "big" 4 way config achieved something on the order of 220 RPS and was CPU bound.  Our initial 8-way test was ...
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Team Foundation Server Capacity Planning
Team Foundation Server Capacity Planning
We've nearly completed our full line of load testing to determine the recommended server configurations for various sizes of teams using Team Foundatation Server V1. Everything we've published before now were "goals". This is the first comprehensive publishing of actual measured (simulated) results. That said there is a huge disclaimer here. ...
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VS6 TFS MSSCCI Provider is now available
VS6 TFS MSSCCI Provider is now available
I've been promising it for a while now and I appologize that it took so long.  I won't regale you with all of the excuses.  However, it is now available for download here. To refresh your memory...  This component will allow users of VS6 (VB6, VC6, etc) and almost any other IDE (there are like 50 or so) that supports the ...
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TFS Scalability
TFS Scalability
For a while now I've been alluding to the fact that we'd be updating our guidance on the size of teams that Team Foundation Server will support.  While we still have some work left to do to pin down the spectrum of team sizes that different classes of servers will support I'm happy to announce some exciting news.  We're ...
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TFS December CTP is available
TFS December CTP is available
See the details at http://blogs.msdn.com/jeffbe/archive/2005/12/05/499980.aspx I want to reemphasize, this is NOT a "go-live" release.  You should not upgrade your production servers.  This is a preview release for you to install on a VPC or other reimagable machine to see what changes we've made.  There are lots of bug fixes, ...
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"Concurrent" users
"Concurrent" users
Very frequently I get requests asking "how many concurrent users does Team Foundation Server support"?   I really don't like this question.  What is a "concurrent user"?  In a stateless request/response web based application, there really is no such notion.  However enough people really want to know that I spent half ...
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VS6 MSSCCI Provider for TFS
VS6 MSSCCI Provider for TFS
I'm pleased to announce that a pre-release version of a MSSCCI provider for Team Foundation Server will be available shortly.  This provider will allow the version control functionality of TFS to be accessed from within VS6 (and many other IDEs).  This provider is going to be an unsupported tool and won't be an official part of ...
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