John Lawrence (MSFT)

Managing development with Microsoft Visual Studio Team System & Team Foundation

Final version of TFS User Administration Tool now available

Joe Morel just contacted me to let me know that the final version of the Team Foundation User...

Author: johnlawr Date: 05/18/2006

Template project for subscribing to team foundation events & notifications

A couple of people have contacted me in the past wanting more details on how to subscribe to the...

Author: johnlawr Date: 05/07/2006

MindManager integration with Team Foundation Server for requirements gathering

A couple of weeks ago we had a Dev Lab on campus - during which time Michael Scherotter from MindJet...

Author: johnlawr Date: 04/18/2006

Jason - another Team Foundation Developer - is blogging

Looks like Jason Prickett is now blogging. I'm looking forward to reading what he has to say. He's...

Author: johnlawr Date: 03/23/2006

Too much email, not enough life

Via Itzy I came across this poem from Steve Palvina. Will you invest your time in what really...

Author: johnlawr Date: 03/22/2006

We did have green beer when Team Foundation shipped

A few people noted that Mary Jo Foley thought we'd be having green beer when we signed off on Team...

Author: johnlawr Date: 03/21/2006

Team Foundation ship room signs off on RTM - ship it!

We just finished our final shiproom - Team Foundation Server is ready to go! Read more on Jeff's...

Author: johnlawr Date: 03/17/2006

What features would you like for a command line work item tracking tool?

One of my team is looking into what a command line tool for Work Item Tracking might look like. We'd...

Author: johnlawr Date: 03/06/2006

A fellow email blood pressure sufferer

I just read David Anderson's post on how he just decided to Take Back His Life after his email inbox...

Author: johnlawr Date: 03/04/2006

Some history and clarification on our Team Foundation dogfood statistics

I've been really bad at reviewing comments on my blog lately - sorry. (I'm sure you'd rather I was...

Author: johnlawr Date: 03/03/2006

Team Foundation User Admin Tool now works against the TFS RC

Some time ago I blogged about a tool to manage users and groups across WSS, Reporting Services and...

Author: johnlawr Date: 03/03/2006

Team Foundation Dogfood Statistics - February

It's not long since I posted the last numbers, but Brian has just sent around the latest...

Author: johnlawr Date: 02/16/2006

Team Foundation Dogfood Stats - January

(Update - this didn't get sent to the main aggregate site when I first posted it) Brian sent around...

Author: johnlawr Date: 01/31/2006

Upgrading to Team Foundation RC: HTTP Header SOAPAction errors

Overnight last night we upgraded our dogfood server to the latest build of Team Foundation prior to...

Author: johnlawr Date: 01/31/2006

More about the impact of clicking Send Error Report

I blogged last week about how important it is to us for you to click "Send Error Report" when the...

Author: johnlawr Date: 12/09/2005

Clicking "Send Error Report" really helps us make Team Foundation better

I wanted to write a post to let folks know how useful it is to us when you choose to send us your...

Author: johnlawr Date: 12/03/2005

More on friendly display names in Work Item Tracking

Buck beat me to the punch in his blog post about our recent design change to support friendly names...

Author: johnlawr Date: 12/02/2005

Channel 9 video giving the inside scoop on dogfooding Team Foundation Server

Robert Scoble just put up a new video on Channel 9 that Eric Lee pulled together with Jeff Beehler,...

Author: johnlawr Date: 11/23/2005

Team Foundation Dogfood Stats - November

Brian's been gathering up his information again - so here are the latest updates in our dogfood...

Author: johnlawr Date: 11/20/2005

Would you like a tool to manage users across Team Foundation, Sharepoint and SQL?

We don't have one out of the box, but the Developer Division Aftermarket Solutions team is...

Author: johnlawr Date: 11/09/2005

900,000 files on the Team Foundation dogfood server!

Jeff Beehler was busy last night bringing a brand new Team System team's source code onto our...

Author: johnlawr Date: 11/08/2005

Team System Song Translated!

Earlier this week I posted a link to the hilarious Visual Studio Team System Song. To continue the...

Author: johnlawr Date: 10/30/2005

Reminder - Team Foundation Web Chat this morning (10/28) 9am PST

I just thought I'd send out a quick reminder that we're doing a Team Foundation chat this morning in...

Author: johnlawr Date: 10/28/2005

Slow Team Foundation Project Creation or operation? Check your NIC settings

We had a minor firestorm today as we saw major performance degredation trying to create new Team...

Author: johnlawr Date: 10/28/2005

Howard wants feedback on his Scrum Work Item Type definitions for Team Foundation

I mentioned yesterday that Howard van Rooijen is working on Team Foundation process templates for...

Author: johnlawr Date: 10/27/2005

Joel has an alpha version of his Team Foundation Process Template Editor

I just spotted this on Etienne's blog - Joel Semeniuk has announced that an alpha version of his...

Author: johnlawr Date: 10/26/2005

Howard van Rooijen is working on a Scrum methodology for Team Foundation

This looks really exciting. A lot of folks I know are working using Scrum methodologies (including...

Author: johnlawr Date: 10/25/2005

Brian has a great post about how many users Team Foundation can support

Brian just posted a really long post about some work we're doing to estimate how many users you can...

Author: johnlawr Date: 10/24/2005

Visual Studio Team System Song!

I just found this through one of my Feedster subscriptions - it's hilarious! Visual Studio Team...

Author: johnlawr Date: 10/24/2005

I'm on channel 9 talking about Team Foundation

A Channel 9 video that Robert Scoble and Sonal Pardeshi came and filmed in my office is now online...

Author: johnlawr Date: 10/20/2005

Team Foundation Beta 3 Webcast on 10/28 - I'll be there

We're having a webcast next Friday to talk about Beta 3 and anything else you want to find out about...

Author: johnlawr Date: 10/20/2005

We'd like your thoughts on the Team Foundation Server setup experience

I can't believe that anyone reading my blog doesn't also read Rob Caron's but just in case, we've...

Author: johnlawr Date: 10/17/2005

James Dykes blogs about his Team Foundation Server experiences

James Dykes - a developer in the UK who I've been working with closely - has started a blog about...

Author: johnlawr Date: 10/13/2005

Seismographic information via RSS

The recent earthquake tragedies must have been on my wife's mind heavily, because last night she...

Author: johnlawr Date: 10/12/2005

What does the Team Foundation Server Go-Live license mean for you?

A couple of posts today from Jeff Beehler and John Bristowe have pointed out that the Go Live...

Author: johnlawr Date: 10/09/2005

September Team Foundation Dogfood Statistics

I now have the latest dogfood data courtesy of Brian Harry. Now that Whidbey is pretty much...

Author: johnlawr Date: 10/08/2005

Excel Macro to automatically refresh Team Foundation query bound work item lists

One of my favorite features in Beta 3 of Team Foundation is the return of "query bound"...

Author: johnlawr Date: 09/29/2005

A couple of installation tips for Team Foundation Beta 3

I've been watching some of the internal discussion aliases over the last week as folks outside of...

Author: johnlawr Date: 09/23/2005

Team Foundation Beta 3 is now Live!

Rick has just announced that Beta 3 is available -...

Author: johnlawr Date: 09/23/2005

Team Foundation Dogfood Statistics for July/Aug

Brian Harry just sent out the latest statistics for how we're using Team Foundation for our own...

Author: johnlawr Date: 08/18/2005

Making a work item field read only after its initial value has been set

Here's a neat little trick that Alex on my team came up with today to solve a customer problem. We...

Author: johnlawr Date: 08/17/2005

Team Foundation Notification RSS feeds? Definitely!

I didn't realize this yesterday when I blogged about RSS checkin notifications yesterday, but Jeff...

Author: johnlawr Date: 08/09/2005

Team Foundation Notification RSS feeds? Maybe...

I hinted in my last post that there was a reason I was prompted to get Newsgator running again....

Author: johnlawr Date: 08/09/2005

Internet Explorer 7 and Team Foundation? Not 100% just yet

Firstly, an apology. It's been way too long since my last post. Two excuses I've been swamped trying...

Author: johnlawr Date: 08/09/2005

Experiences using Team Build to build WebService and Setup (.vdproj) projects

I've been in the UK this week visiting several of our partners who are already using Team System for...

Author: johnlawr Date: 06/10/2005

How to enable verbose tracing for Team Foundation Server

We've had a few situations recently where we've needed to ask customers to send us the verbose logs...

Author: johnlawr Date: 06/08/2005

Team Foundation dogfood statistics for May

Brian Harry just sent out the latest statistics for how we're using Team Foundation for our own...

Author: johnlawr Date: 06/02/2005

Where do Work Items go when they are closed?

Some of the workflow of the Work Items that come in the box in Team Foundation Server is second...

Author: johnlawr Date: 05/31/2005

1275 Balloons to celebrate 10 years at Microsoft for Wes

Wes Sandford, one of the Team Foundation QA Managers reached his 10 year Microsoft Anniversary this...

Author: johnlawr Date: 05/31/2005

Langleyben Leon's feedback on Work Item Field Names

Langleyben Leon has some gripes with Team System Work Item Field Names. Work item name can not...

Author: johnlawr Date: 05/25/2005

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