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What’s New in TFS 2008

I just completed my presentation on the new features of TFS 2008 at this year’s Tulsa TechFest.  It was a relatively small session held in one of the classrooms here at the OSU campus which allowed me to more easily address questions during the presentation.  The topic I presented on is called What’s New in… (read more)

TFS 2008 Features in TFS 2005

There are a lot of new features in TFS 2008.  So many in fact, it’s difficult to list them all at once.  I will, however, do my best to cover as many new features as I can during this year’s Tulsa TechFest when I present on What’s New in TFS 2008.  There are a lot… (read more)

Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 – Released

As of a short while ago, Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 was released.  This also includes the .NET Framework 3.5 Beta 2.  Silverlight 1.0 RC is expected to be released within the next couple of days. Also, these releases (Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2, .NET Framework 3.5 Beta 2, as well as Silverlight 1.0 RC)… (read more)

Microsoft’s Largest Launch – Ever!

Microsoft announces today (July 10th) that Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008, and Visual Studio 2008 (formerly code-named “Orcas”) will be officially launched together on February 27th, 2008.  Although it appears that Visual Studio 2008 is still set for release later this year, I have to say I’m a little surprised (although not too much)… (read more)

Gearing Up for HDC 2007

It’s that time of year again here in the heartland – preparation for the fourth consecutive Heartland Developers Conference.  Last year’s conference went very well (Philip and Joe did a great job putting it all together) with a lot of great presentations and this year is looking to be even better.  A new track, “Manage It”,… (read more)

Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 Includes "Go-Live" License

I noticed in a blog post by Scott Guthrie that Visual Studio 2008 (formerly known as “Orcas”) will include a “go-live” license allowing it to be put into production use with a supported upgrade path to subsequent releases. VS 2008 and .NET 3.5 Beta 2 will ship later this summer, and the Beta 2 release… (read more)

A Quick eScrum Review

As many of you have probably noticed, Microsoft has released a new product called eScrum.  This product adds a scrum-based process template to your Team Foundation Server along with related functionality (e.g. product management, backlog items, tasks, sprint management, and reports) allowing you to manage various parts of the agile software development process. eScrum is a Web-based,… (read more)

Updated Team Foundation Server Roadmap for "Orcas"

Brian Harry has just published a new post detailing the future “Orcas” release of Team Foundation Server. The post is fairly detailed and he attempts to point out what features are new as well as what will be in the Beta 1 release vs. the Beta 2 release. The features marked as new include: TFS… (read more)

New Orcas Features

Eric Lee has a nice post on some of the new features found in the current Orcas release. There is some really nice stuff coming out with Orcas, especially in the area of Team Foundation Server. Some of these features include: Code Metrics – view various metrics about your source code. Annotation View for Files… (read more)