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Visual Studio 2010 Release Candidate (1 week later)

Last week, we published the Visual Studio 2010 Release Candidate. Since then we’ve seen a strong...

Author: Jeff Beehler (MSFT) Date: 02/15/2010

“Going live” with the Visual Studio 2010 Release Candidate

We are pleased to declare that the Release Candidate of Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4...

Author: Jeff Beehler (MSFT) Date: 02/08/2010

Rangers ship VS2010 readiness materials

Some of you might have noticed the tidal wave of shipping that happened last week. The Rangers have...

Author: Jeff Beehler (MSFT) Date: 01/18/2010

Fireside chat with Radio TFS

Martin Woodward and Mickey Gousset called me at home a few days ago to talk about Visual Studio, TFS...

Author: Jeff Beehler (MSFT) Date: 01/02/2010

Tell us about VS2010 Beta2

Last week we shipped Beta 2 for broad distribution.  Many of you have already sent us comments...

Author: Jeff Beehler (MSFT) Date: 10/29/2009

Visual Studio 2010 Launch Countdown Sidebar Widget

With Visual Studio 2010 Beta2 out the door we’re getting very excited about wrapping the project up...

Author: Jeff Beehler (MSFT) Date: 10/23/2009

“Going live” with Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2

We are pleased to declare Beta 2 of Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4 a “go live” release...

Author: Jeff Beehler (MSFT) Date: 10/19/2009

Updates to Visual Studio UI

Jason Zander, the Visual Studio general manager, just posted a follow up to his post regarding the...

Author: Jeff Beehler (MSFT) Date: 05/14/2009

VS2008 AJAX Profiling Extensions

Our team, in conjunction with Microsoft Research, have been working on a power tool known as...

Author: Jeff Beehler (MSFT) Date: 05/13/2009

Free VSTS training in Seattle May 21st

Our friends Jeff Levinson and Steve Borg from Northwest Cadence are offering a free day of VSTS...

Author: Jeff Beehler (MSFT) Date: 05/03/2009

Resources to learn more about Visual Studio Team System 2010

While the various Visual Studio teams are working on our first beta release, I thought I’d point out...

Author: Jeff Beehler (MSFT) Date: 04/10/2009

Gartner SCCM Magic Quadrant Ranks Microsoft VSTS a Leader

A few weeks ago Gartner published their 2009 Magic Quadrant for Software Change and Configuration...

Author: Jeff Beehler (MSFT) Date: 04/10/2009

Team Test 2008 Quick Reference Guide now available

The Rangers have shipped again!  (Faithful readers know just how much I love saying that). This...

Author: Jeff Beehler (MSFT) Date: 04/09/2009

Check out the updated Visual Studio look

For Visual Studio 2010 we have revamped the development environment to provide a cleaner, easier to...

Author: Jeff Beehler (MSFT) Date: 02/25/2009

Welcome Willy, our newest Team System Ranger

I’m pleased to welcome Willy-Peter Schaub to the Team System team as our newest Ranger.  Willy...

Author: Jeff Beehler (MSFT) Date: 02/08/2009

Check out our updated website

The next update to our Team System website has been made with an eye towards helping make things...

Author: Jeff Beehler (MSFT) Date: 02/08/2009

Listen to me on Radio TFS

The Radio TFS folks called me at home just before the holidays and spent the better part of an hour...

Author: Jeff Beehler (MSFT) Date: 12/29/2008

Updated Visual Studio Team System 2008 Trial VPC images available

For those of you that want to try out Visual Studio Team System 2008 including Team Foundation...

Author: Jeff Beehler (MSFT) Date: 12/26/2008

Visual Studio sales site gets a facelift

Check out the updated sales site for Visual Studio at http://www.microsoft.com/visualstudio. On the...

Author: Jeff Beehler (MSFT) Date: 12/21/2008

TFS Branching Guide 2.0 published

I’m starting to sound like a broken record, but the VSTS Rangers have shipped again! This time, in...

Author: Jeff Beehler (MSFT) Date: 12/21/2008

Check out the new Community tab on the Team System website!

As I mentioned recently, Sharon Elkins is our new website manager for Team System and she’s starting...

Author: Jeff Beehler (MSFT) Date: 12/11/2008

Dealing with the Team System 2010 CTP expiration

If you’ve been using the Team System 2010 Community Tech Preview VPC, you’ve probably noticed that...

Author: Jeff Beehler (MSFT) Date: 12/09/2008

Team System has a new website manager!

A few months I grew my team by one person when we brought Sharon Elkins on board to manage the Team...

Author: Jeff Beehler (MSFT) Date: 12/07/2008

System Center 2007 Management Pack for TFS 2008 is available!

The Team System Rangers have delivered again!  This time it’s a comprehensive Management Pack...

Author: Jeff Beehler (MSFT) Date: 12/07/2008

Thoughts on Exit Criteria

On occasion I write an email to the Team System team that steps back and tries to explain a little...

Author: Jeff Beehler (MSFT) Date: 11/24/2008

Check out the new Team System 2010 CTP

I’m really excited about the news today that we’ve released the latest Team System 2010 Community...

Author: Jeff Beehler (MSFT) Date: 10/27/2008

Rangers ship SQL load testing tool

The Team System Rangers have shipped again!  This time they’re have built on the success of the...

Author: Jeff Beehler (MSFT) Date: 07/13/2008

Using Team System for SharePoint development

From all indications, Microsft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) adoption is growing quickly as it...

Author: Jeff Beehler (MSFT) Date: 07/13/2008

Guidance Explorer: enabling discovery, composition and consumption of high quality development guidance

Several of our MVPs just recently “discovered” the Guidance Explorer project run by our very on...

Author: Jeff Beehler (MSFT) Date: 07/06/2008

Case studies galore!

Sometimes I get so heads down in the business of shipping our next version that I forget for a...

Author: Jeff Beehler (MSFT) Date: 07/06/2008

Welcome Grant!

Grant Holliday, a former Team System MVP, recently joined our team focused on adoption of TFS...

Author: Jeff Beehler (MSFT) Date: 07/06/2008

Team System community update posted

Chuck Sterling, our Team System community lead, has posted a copy of his monthly update on community...

Author: Jeff Beehler (MSFT) Date: 07/06/2008

Localized hotfix pages now available

We have hit another milestone on our journey to improve our process around delivering hotfixes to...

Author: Jeff Beehler (MSFT) Date: 07/05/2008

Cameron’s back

Cameron Skinner has recently reappeared on the blogging scene and he’s on fire!  Check out a...

Author: Jeff Beehler (MSFT) Date: 07/05/2008

Tools for Agility - A white paper by Kent Beck

Ajoy Krishnamoorthy, a product manager on our team, recently worked with Kent Beck to publish a...

Author: Jeff Beehler (MSFT) Date: 07/05/2008

PDC2008

As you may have heard, registration is now open for the next Microsoft Professional Developers...

Author: Jeff Beehler (MSFT) Date: 07/05/2008

Upcoming APLN Agile Leadership Conference

The next leadership summit for the Agile Project Leadership network (APLN) is scheduled to be held...

Author: Jeff Beehler (MSFT) Date: 07/05/2008

Seattle Team System User Group meeting this week

Steven Borg, one of our local Team System MVPs, is scheduled to talk at the next meeting of the...

Author: Jeff Beehler (MSFT) Date: 06/22/2008

New case study for Team Foundation & Teamprise

We just released a joint case study based on the success that Thomson Reuters has had using Team...

Author: Jeff Beehler (MSFT) Date: 06/06/2008

Check out good stuff from TechEd 2008

This was a good week for Team System at TechEd 2008 in Orlando.  I would recommend that you...

Author: Jeff Beehler (MSFT) Date: 06/06/2008

early release of Database Edition updates

Gert Drapers, group manager for the team responsible for the Team System Database Edition, recently...

Author: Jeff Beehler (MSFT) Date: 06/04/2008

Two positions open on my team

In addition to my day job of managing the next release of Team System, I have responsibility for...

Author: Jeff Beehler (MSFT) Date: 06/02/2008

Radio TFS

After getting my first Zune in March for my birthday, I’ve really enjoyed getting familiar with the...

Author: Jeff Beehler (MSFT) Date: 06/02/2008

Check out Brian the Build Bunny

Martin Woodward, one of our many Team System MVPs, just recently posted a blog article about a...

Author: Jeff Beehler (MSFT) Date: 06/02/2008

New edition of TFS Times

Paul Hacker, one of our 72 (!) Team System MVPs, has recently published a new edition of his very...

Author: Jeff Beehler (MSFT) Date: 05/26/2008

Load Test Report Generator now available on Codeplex

The Team System Rangers have shipped again! Last Friday, we published our Ranger Load Test Report...

Author: Jeff Beehler (MSFT) Date: 05/13/2008

Team System 2008 Licensing White Paper now available

Kevin Kelly, a Team System Product Manager, announced today that at long last the Team System 2008...

Author: Jeff Beehler (MSFT) Date: 05/13/2008

Watch James Whittaker talk about Software Testing

James Whittaker has recently joined the team responsible for producing Visual Studio Team System...

Author: Jeff Beehler (MSFT) Date: 05/09/2008

More Rosario specs available

While I hope many of you are now or soon to be actively using Visual Studio Team System 2008, we’re...

Author: Jeff Beehler (MSFT) Date: 04/24/2008

March 2008 TFS Power Tools now available

Check out Brian Harry’s post on the latest release of the increasingly popular (and increasingly...

Author: Jeff Beehler (MSFT) Date: 04/21/2008

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