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A change in our ETM Architecture Plans

As you guys already know we are working on a set of architectural investments that will allow us to...

Author: mrod Date: 05/22/2008

Team Foundation Server Properties Spec

Yesterday we released our first specification discussing Team Foundation Serve properties and our...

Author: mrod Date: 05/09/2008

Version Control Areas of Innovation

If you look at Version Control over the 1990’s you are not going to find a lot of innovative...

Author: mrod Date: 05/08/2008

What does TFS merge uses: local or latest?

Recently our team got this question asked through the forums, and since I remember when we were...

Author: mrod Date: 05/06/2008

Interesting HBR IdeaCast article

Today I came across this article and I thought to share with you because I think it holds a lot of...

Author: mrod Date: 05/01/2008

External Team Foundation Server Tools

The other day I was in a customer call and I was asked for a list of TFS External tools, I am...

Author: mrod Date: 04/28/2008

Enterprise Team Foundation Server Management Spec

As you know we are constantly looking at ways to improve our product in order to meet the growing...

Author: mrod Date: 04/23/2008

Feature Design and Simplicity- Part 3

I have gotten some emails by readers about this series so I thought to continue the momentum and...

Author: mrod Date: 04/21/2008

Slick Design

We Program Managers are always looking for the latest technology, trends and designs that will be...

Author: mrod Date: 04/15/2008

Team Foundation Sidekicks 2.1 Release

Hi, Attrice has released a new version on their Sidekicks which you can now get here:...

Author: mrod Date: 04/14/2008

Feature Design and Simplicity- Part 2

Yesterday we discussed the first simplicity law: Reduce and went over one example of its use within...

Author: mrod Date: 03/28/2008

How TFS proxy Server 2008 works

One of our testers, Amos, posted his first blog post today and it goes a bit deeper into the TFS...

Author: mrod Date: 03/27/2008

Feature Design and Simplicity- Part 1

As a Program Manager an integral part of our job is designing a great user experience for our...

Author: mrod Date: 03/27/2008

Making quality screencast videos

As a Program Manager at Microsoft you are frequently needing to demo your product or feature to...

Author: mrod Date: 02/25/2008

TFS Resolve Improvements Spec published

Recently, I have been talking about the improvements we are thinking of making to the resolve...

Author: mrod Date: 02/01/2008

0 local, 3 server, 0 both, 0 conflicting

So you may ask what is that string that you have as the title of this blog post? and why are you...

Author: mrod Date: 01/24/2008

I cannot see my workspace

In the past we have had some customers report an issue where when they open Visual Studio the...

Author: mrod Date: 01/09/2008

A new resolve experience

TFS 2008 is now on customers hands and for us that means planning and executing on our next release....

Author: mrod Date: 12/14/2007

Merge your renames at the root

True Rename, not those delete/add solutions, is one of those things that is extremely tricky to get...

Author: mrod Date: 12/07/2007

tfs workspaces and reinstalling the OS or TeamExplorer

In some enterprises and even inside of Microsoft we often partition our drives in two sections. The...

Author: mrod Date: 12/05/2007

TFS Version Control team's mission

Twice a year the entire version control team meets in a big conference room, full of breakfast...

Author: mrod Date: 11/25/2007

Visualizing Change- The Start

Hi: Last week we released a Channel 9 video discussing a new concept, which we call Visualizing...

Author: mrod Date: 04/23/2007

TFS Branching Guidance whitepaper released

Hi: As a Version Control Program Manager, I am frequently asked for branch and merge guidance. This...

Author: mrod Date: 03/22/2007

Visual Studio Orcas March CTP available

The Visual Studio "Orcas" March CTP is available and now contains TFS. In this, you will find the...

Author: mrod Date: 03/01/2007

Sneak peek at a TFS Vista gadget in development

Today I am going to give you a sneak peek at our TFS Query Tracker gadget. Currently is in Alpha, if...

Author: mrod Date: 02/26/2007

Check-in Policy Packs present and future

I know I have been away from the blogs in the last month and I really have no excuse for it, so I am...

Author: mrod Date: 02/25/2007

Simple Design, Creativity and Why people succeed

Over four months ago, I started watching TED Talks. What are TED talks you might ask? Well, TED...

Author: mrod Date: 01/19/2007

Five things about me

Buck Hodges tagged me with the blogging game where you are supposed to write five things people...

Author: mrod Date: 01/15/2007

Undoing a checkout that belongs to another user

Since we shipped, we have gotten a lot of questions but there is one that keeps reappearing and I...

Author: mrod Date: 01/08/2007

The Soul of a New Machine

Hi: I have been playing with the idea of blogging about books that I am currently reading and I have...

Author: mrod Date: 01/02/2007

Two new small features in Orcas

Hi: Recently one of our developers blogged about two new Orcas features that look to alleviate some...

Author: mrod Date: 12/29/2006

New Versions of TFS MSSCCI Provider and Attrice Sideckick released

If I look back at this month there has been a lot of activity in TFS. We released SP1, we got a lot...

Author: mrod Date: 12/20/2006

Deleted Team Project still visible in SCE

I have gotten a number of requests on hiding a visible but deleted Team Project from SCE. The usual...

Author: mrod Date: 12/12/2006

Check-in Policies Pack Update

Hi, I just wanted to give you guys an update on our check-in policies pack. After a lot of feedback...

Author: mrod Date: 11/08/2006

Program Management Learning's- Managing your email

The other day Jim Lamb, Program Manager for Team Build, sent a link to our PM group about a series...

Author: mrod Date: 11/07/2006

The logic and reason behind error message TF14087

Today I want to talk about an error message that some of you might have encountered which generates...

Author: mrod Date: 10/10/2006

Subscribing to TFS notifications without implementing a client Web Service

First, I want to say thanks to all of you who responded and provided feedback about the check-in...

Author: mrod Date: 09/18/2006

Check-In Policies Pack Feedback Request

I have decided to skip the post about merge and deleted items for today in order to get some...

Author: mrod Date: 09/13/2006

FileName Collision Conflict that won't resolve through the UI- Part 2 of 2

Hi guys: Sorry it took so long to get this fourth blog in but we had a lot to do these past weeks so...

Author: mrod Date: 09/12/2006

FileName Collision Conflict that won't resolve through the UI- Part 1 of 2

I recently had to work with a customer to get them past a problem they encountered after performing...

Author: mrod Date: 08/25/2006

A short write-up about Managing Innovation

I ended my Starter blog with a quote which summarized tells us: "imagination is more important than...

Author: mrod Date: 08/20/2006

The Start

It has been over a year since I started with the Team Foundation Server team in Raleigh, North...

Author: mrod Date: 08/15/2006