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Team Explorer Everywhere 2015 RTM

We have released Team Explorer Everywhere 2015.  It’s available on the Download Center and on the Eclipse Marketplace.  Soma announced that VS 2015 will release on July 20th so stay tuned. This isn’t a particularly big release but it has some very welcome enhancements: Build.vnext and Team Project Rename are, ...

Team Foundation Server and VS Online adoption at Microsoft

Someone asked me in a blog comment recently to post an update on internal adoption – the last one was almost a year ago.  I’m going to keep it reasonably short. The best summary is adoption continues to grow.  TFS on-prem is growing slowly because it’s already huge.  VS Online usage is growing more rapidly but is still ...

Visual Studio Online Update – June 3rd

***PLEASE READ*** Ahh, my fortune for “delayed publish” in Live Writer.  I was trying to grab screenshots for this and accidentally hit publish a day too early.  The release notes won’t be published until tomorrow (June 3rd).  I’m sorry for the inconvenience but with the number of people who get email ...

Visual Studio Online Update – May 15th

This week we are deploying our sprint 82 work for VS Online.  This is a very BIG deployment – lot’s of stuff.  You can read the release notes. First and foremost Build.VNext is here!  It is now in Public Preview and everyone can try it.  We also now have a hosted build pool so you don’t have to install a ...

A fun project for customer connection

Last week the VS Code team came to us saying that they really wanted a great experience getting bug reports from customers.  Microsoft Connect just isn’t a pleasant experience.  They looked at UserVoice and it’s great for suggestions but not optimized for bugs. We decided to pull a few people from across the VS Online ...

VS Online hosted in Australia

Today, we are expanding our VS Online footprint to include an instance in Australia.  This adds to the several instances we have in the US and the one we have in Europe.  It is part of our drive to make VS Online available to everyone, in a geography you are comfortable with and with performance you are happy with. Australia East is the ...

VS Online & Power BI

I briefly described our new Power BI integration for VS Online in my //Build/ post last week.  I didn’t however provide any details on how to use it.  Jeff Levinson has written a very detailed walk through that explains many of the concepts and shows you how to get connected.  Check out his VS Online Power BI tutorial....

Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server at Build 2015

It’s conference season – //Build/ is this week and Ignite is next week.  As you might expect, we have a TON of stuff to share so I’ll get right to it. Visual Studio & Team Foundation Server 2015 Release Candidate This week released the release candidates for both VS 2015 and TFS 2015.  Both are “go-live&...

VS Online Update – April 27th

This week we are rolling out our Sprint 81 work.  3 instances have been updated so far and the remaining 3 will update over the next couple of days – so, as usual, you may not see the changes immediately. This update comes close on the heels of the last one.  We just finished the sprint 80 update only a week ago.  It was ...

Team Project Rename available on VS Online

Today we enabled Team Project rename on all VS Online accounts.  Team Project rename is our #1 User Voice request, by far and the longest standing customer complaint. 6,156 votes and 178 comments later, it’s here (both on VSO – today and in the TFS 2015 RC – available shortly).  I know it’s been a long time coming and I ...

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