Paul T. Barham

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Visual Studio Team Services demonstrates how Microsoft Loves Java

To demonstrate our continued commitment to support Java developers and their full lifecycle DevOps needs with Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) and Team Foundation Server (TFS), I want to share some of our recent and exciting Java-related feature announcements. Our teams are working with large and small Java teams every day to better ...

Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) IntelliJ plugin now included with JetBrains Rider IDE releases

I am pleased to announce the Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) and Team Foundation Server (TFS) IntelliJ plugin is now built-in and provided with JetBrains Rider IDE out-of-the-box. The plugin is a result of a partnership between JetBrains and Microsoft. Previously, both of our companies provided separate plugins accessing certain features of...

Deploying an Azure Red Hat Linux VM Running Apache Tomcat for use with Visual Studio Team Services and Team Foundation Server

Visual Studio Team Services and Team Foundation Server (TFS) now has at least three mechanisms (i.e. deployment and utility tasks) for deploying to a Linux host or virtual machine (VM).  This walkthrough will show specifically how to setup and configure an Red Hat (v. 7.2) VM on Azure to run Tomcat and other necessary services to support ...

Visual Studio Team Services and Team Foundation Server Java Capabilities Presentation and Demonstration Now Available at java.visualstudio.com

To share and explain our current Java feature set and capabilities with Visual Studio Team Services and Team Foundation Server (TFS), we have produced and published two new 30-minute videos available on our Java team’s YouTube channel. The first video provides an overview presentation of our current Java feature set and capabilities for ...

Microsoft Open-sources the Team Explorer Everywhere Eclipse Plugin for Visual Studio Team Services and Team Foundation Server

Microsoft is making available its plugin for Eclipse, Team Explorer Everywhere (TEE), for both Visual Studio Team Services and Team Foundation Server (TFS) as open source software on GitHub. The announcement was made today by Shanku Niyogi, General Manager Developer Division, during the keynote at EclipseCon in Reston, Virginia, when he also ...

Join the Java Tools Challenge – Help make Java great with Visual Studio Team Services and win your share of >$80K in prizes

Join the Java Tools Challenge and Help Make Java Great with Visual Studio Team Services - submit a winning entry and you or your team will walk away with valuable prizes (cash, hardware and software). The 2016 Java Tools Challenge officially opened on Feb 1st and runs through Apr 30th. Are you up for the challenge? There are two ways you can...

Java Experience Futures (January 2016)

Over the next several months, our Visual Studio Team Foundation (VSTS) Java teams are focusing on new essential developer workflows for our IntelliJ plugin and a simplification of our authentication checks and getting-started improvements for our Eclipse plugin, Team Explorer Everywhere (TEE).The list below is only an indication of direction ...

New Java documentation subsite for Visual Studio Online

Demonstrating Microsoft's continued commitment to enabling Java developers to fully utilize Team Foundation Server (TFS) and Visual Studio Online (VSO), we have launched a documentation subsite dedicated to Java at java.visualstudio.com. The site covers a large variety of topics relevant for Java development including:  using Git ...

Visual Studio Online Supports True Cross-Platform Development

I’d like to start this blog post with a quick introduction.  I’m Paul Barham and have been working at Microsoft only 7 short weeks but have over 25 years of software development experience ranging from teaching at the university level, to being a lead software developer and architect, to being a manager over 30+ person development ...