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Team Foundation Server 2017 Update 1 Available

Sorry, I had a farm day yesterday and am a little late on the announcement... Yesterday we announced the release of both Visual Studio 2017 and TFS 2017 Update 1.  I'll focus on TFS and you can read Julia's post on VS. ***UPDATE Mar 9*** The problems with upgrades from TFS versions before TFS 2015 have been fixed and the ...

Team Services/TFS Roadmap update

Last week, we published an update to our roadmap (otherwise known as "Features timeline" :)). If you're curious about what we are working on and when it is coming, I encourage you to go check it out.  This timeline is intended to give a rough idea what we are planning to deliver in the cloud over the next 6 months and when those things will ...

TFS 2017 Management Pack

The System Center Management Pack for TFS 2017 is now available. I apologize this took longer than usual.  It will, of course, also work with the imminent TFS 2017 Update 1 release. Please let us know if you have any feedback. Brian  ...
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TFS 2017 Update 1 RC2

Today we released the final release candidate for TFS 2017.1. This update contains a few new features and a lot of bug fixes.  To my knowledge, we have fixed all the bugs that were reported from RC1.  There are a small handful of bugs left to be fixed and we will be ready to ship the final version of Update 1.  We recently ...
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A Wiki for Team Services and TFS

One of the big areas of investment for us recently is "social" experiences.  I'm using a fairly broad definition of that term, including a focus on "me" and my stuff and capabilities that improve collaboration across my team, project, organization.  You've already seen lots of pieces that support this general direction...

TFS 2017 Process Template Editor is available

I know a bunch of people have  been asking for it, now you can get it.  The TFS 2017 Process Template Editor (which, btw, is an extension to VS 2017) is now available.  You can install it from the free process template editor extension in the Visual Studio marketplace. Let us know if you have any issues. Brian  ...
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TFS 2017 Update 1 RC available

Today we released the Team Foundation Server 2017 Update 1 Release Candidate. This release can be used for a fresh install or to upgrade any supported previous version.  Here's a chart showing the recommended upgrade paths from various TFS versions (you can substitute TFS 2017.1 in the rightmost column).  The upgrade from any of ...
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DevOps at Connect();

A little late on this, but the video of my presentation (with Jamie Cool) is on Channel9 now: https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Connect/2016?sort=status&direction=desc&c=Brian-Harry&term= I've been saying for a couple of year that TFS and Team Services are a great DevOps solution for your whole team - regardless of the technology or...

TFS/Team Services Q4 Roadmap update

A few days ago we published our Q4 update to the TFS/Team Services roadmap.  We should have done it 6 weeks ago but, Connect(); in mid-November had us really busy and it just fell through the cracks.  Sorry about that.  We should be updating it again in mid-January. As a reminder, everything on here is just our best estimates and things ...

Code search and Exploratory Testing GA

Today, we are releasing the official "V1" releases of our two most popular VS Team Services extensions: Both are now out of preview. Code Search Code search enables you to search across all of your repositories (both TFVC and Git) in all of your projects.  It supports simple full text search on any text file and semantic search in C...