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Build on the Team Foundation Service

Today we are pleased to enable another great capability of Team Foundation Server on the Team Foundation Service Preview, Build. With the introduction of build we are combining the power and flexibility of Team Build with the low friction setup of the Team Foundation Service and continuing our efforts to provide the most powerful cloud based ...

Changing the default filter for exploratory testing

For performing exploratory testing with Microsoft Test Manager, when we go to Test -> Do exploratory testing   we see a list of work items that are of requirement category and have the same area path and iteration path as that of the test plan. The idea behind having these conditions in the default query is that in most cases, the user ...

Running IntelliTrace on Applications in Production

After we released IntelliTrace in Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate, customers commonly asked us about debugging applications with IntelliTrace outside Visual Studio or Microsoft Test Manager. This can be very useful in an environment where your application has a repeatable problem, but you can’t attach a debugger, and you have to dig into ...

March 21st MN User Group: Visual Studio 11 Beta Upgrade Pleasant Surprises and Lessons Learned

While at the TAP kick off I spoke with Dave about doing a presentation on Intertech’s lessons learned while upgrading to Visual Studio 11 Beta- and he has finally found time March 21st at the MN User Group…Should be a great meeting!Session Abstract: Dave Zimmerman has been a part of the TAP program which began with a presentation/...

The Code Index SDK – Part 2 – Bulk indexing assemblies into the code index

Note that this post was updated on June 5th to provide updates concerning the Visual Studio 2012 RC. The changes are highlighted.In my last post, I’ve introduced the Code Index, explaining why use it, and how to get it. This post is about the first scenario that I mentioned: bulk indexing assemblies into the code Index. This topic ...

Various test attachment size reduction features in MTMTFS 11

Some of you may have faced the problem of test attachments growing too fast in TFS with Microsoft Test Manager (MTM).  As you know, the test attachments can be cleaned using Test Attachment Cleaner tool which is part of TFS Power Tools.  However, even with the cleaner tool, the experience is not ideal and based on feedback, we did ...

Mar 21 Developer Breakfast in Sydney, New South Wales: Getting the Most out of TFS

When I was based in Australia the crew down at Readify always put on a good show. I see March 21st they have a breakfast on Getting the Most out of TFSREGISTER NOWSession Abstract: The ability to deliver high quality applications that add value to business is dependent on the Application Lifecycle Management implemented.  Agile/Scrum ...

Changing the default number of tasks displayed on the taskboard

Whether you've installed the beta or signed up for the hosted service, you've probably seen the new taskboard feature, one of the new planning and tracking tools. Hopefully you've started playing with all these tools, adding items to your backlog, creating tasks, and moving tasks from one state to another. Maybe you've shown your teammates ...

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