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Team Foundation Service Updates 8/27

It’s that time again!  Today we deployed the results of our latest sprint (Sprint 35) to Team Foundation Service. You can read the release notes here: http://tfspreview.com/en-us/home/news/2012/aug-27/ As usual, it might take a few hours for all features to show up in all accounts. Note, we’ve now got perma-link support for ...

Introducing Kanban

Today, we enabled a new kanban board Team Foundation Service.  Check out the news here for more information about  the experience and how we plan to evolve it. I also wanted to mention that our plan is to include the kanban support in our first TFS 2012 on premises update later this fall.  I’m really liking how the 3 week cloud cadence...

Announcing Git Integration with TFS

Distributed Version Control (DVCS) has a growing following. It enables a set of workflows that can be very handy and Git is an increasingly popular DVCS solution.  Today, we are announcing Git-tf, a solution that enables you to work locally with a Git repo – edit, commit, revert, branch, merge, etc.  and then “sync up” with a central ...

Team Foundation Service Updates – 8/6

Today we deployed a service update with our sprint 34 work.  As part of this, we have introduced a new "News" section on the tfspreview.com site.  Here's a link to today's news: http://tfspreview.com/en-us/home/news/2012/aug-6/.  Unfortunately, we don't seem to have a news perma-link.  I'll have to look into that and maybe ...

Team Foundation Service Updates 7/16

This sprint is the smallest service change in a while.  It was the last sprint for really wrapping up our TFS 11 on-premises work so most of our effort went into that.  I’m expecting that we’ll see a significant increase in new service capabilities over the next couple of months. So, for the most part, this deployment has a bunch of ...

Team Foundation Services Updates 6/26

Well, the last 3 weeks were busy.  We announced our Azure Continuous Deployment support and removed the invitation codes to open the service up to everyone.  As I wrote in my Spring wrap up post, we’ve kind of emptied the pipeline of all of the big stuff we’ve had in progress.  So this sprint, we’ve got a few nice little enhancements ...

Team Foundation Service Preview is public!

Since we announced the Team Foundation Service Preview at the BUILD conference last year, we’ve limited the onboarding of new customers by requiring invitation codes to create accounts.  The main reason for this has been to control the growth of the service to make sure it didn’t run away from us and end up with a bad user experience.  ...

Team Foundation Services Updates 6/4

We’ve just finished sprint 31 and today we deployed it to the service.  In all, it a modest set of things but some nice improvements.  We’re now starting to get to the point that new things showing up on the service are ahead of what we have in the on premises product.  Some of this will show up in the RTM release of the on premises ...

A Community for Storyboard Shapes

A while ago, I wrote a post about the importance of feedback in the software development process.  In that post I introduced a new storyboarding tool that we’ve built as part of the VS 11 wave of products that enables you to collect feedback on your designs before you write a line of code.  In the product, we ship a bunch of pre-canned ...