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TFS 2013 process templates get a name change

With the latest Team Foundation Service update and with Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2013 RTM, we have changed the names of all process templates. From now on, the process template names will reflect the version of Team Foundation Server that supports their download.The new names are: You  can access process guidance and&...

System Center Performance Alerts and IntelliTrace

Previously we told you about the initial integration between System Center Operations Manager and Visual Studio IntelliTrace that supports exporting exception data from System Center to Visual Studio using IntelliTrace. We are pleased to announce with the release of System Center 2012 R2 and Visual Studio Ultimate 2013 that performance data ...

Update your Overview and Progress reports to support the Portfolio backlogs

In TFS 2010 we released the reports to show the overview of the backlog and the progress of the these items. It depends on your process template which reports were installed for you:ScrumBacklog OverviewAgileStories OverviewStories ProgressCMMIRequirement OverviewRequirement Progress The reports contain logic to rollup information to PBI...

Visual Studio 2013 Team Foundation Server version control and build

As Charles announced earlier today, we've just released Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server 2013. I'm here today to briefly highlight what's new in version control and TFBuild and to advise you about a known issue in TFBuild that we're working to fix. I need to tell you about one bug we recently discovered that causes a problem in ...

Opening 64-bit Dumps of 32-bit Processes in Visual Studio 2013

Hello, I am Andrew Chan, a Program Manager on the Visual Studio Debugger Team and in this post I would like to go over an improvement we’ve made to opening dumps of 32-bit processes in Visual Studio. In a nutshell, Visual Studio is now able to open dumps of 32-bit processes that are collected using Task Manager on 64-bit ...

.NET Remote Symbol Loading Changes in Visual Studio 2012 and 2013

In this blog post, we will cover the changes we have made in the way we load symbols in the remote debugging experience for .NET languages. This applies to remote debugging for .NET languages and other languages will load symbols locally. Visual Studio 2010 experience In Visual Studio 2010, we would look for symbols deployed onto the remote ...

Switching to Managed Compatibility Mode in Visual Studio 2013

In Visual Studio 2012, we introduced a new managed debug engine that provides us the ability to more rapidly add new features compared to the older implementation. This can be seen by the number of features introduced in Visual Studio 2013 after only a single year including Managed Return Values, .NET 64-bit Edit and Continue, Async Callstacks...

IntelliTrace and WCF Services called by Silverlight

IntelliTrace is not supported in Silverlight due to the security model. IntelliTrace is supported for Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) projects hosted in a web server such as Internet Information Server (IIS) or Internet Information Server Express (IIS Express). When debugging an application in Visual Studio Ultimate that contains both ...

Tweaking Microsoft Monitoring Agent for Null Values

The Microsoft Monitoring Agent does a great job of logging unexpected exceptions that occur within your application. NullReferenceExceptions are one of the most frequent types of exceptions that are encountered. The default settings for the Microsoft Monitoring Agent are configured to optimize data collection and does not record null parameter...