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Last Build Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2018 22:58:08 +0000

 



Giving feedback

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 19:18:36 +0000

Six months ago I wrote a post on Taking Feedback.  Several people asked me to write a follow up on giving feedback.  Amazing how time flies and somehow I just haven’t gotten around to it – so I’m doing it now. Here’s a key snippet from the Taking Feedback post if you don’t want to... Read more



All good things…

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 15:52:59 +0000

After more than 23 years at Microsoft, I’ve decided it’s time for me to take a break. Starting March 12th 2018, I’ll be taking a leave of absence for a year. Deciding to do this has been one of the most gut-wrenching decisions of my life. As someone who has largely defined myself by the... Read more



VSTS Update – Mar 5

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 17:11:30 +0000

This week we began rolling out the sprint 131 updates.  You can get the details in the release notes. There are some good things in this sprint payload (a good start at a new Work items hub, Azure DevOps projects support for VMs, improved GitHub integration, release badges and more).  At the same time, this... Read more



A good incident postmortem

Fri, 02 Mar 2018 12:58:06 +0000

I wanted to call your attention to a good incident postmortem done by Taylor Lafrinere this week.  Taylor sits in my team room and, for a week, I saw him bent over his keyboard, often with two or three people staring over his shoulders trying to figure out what had caused this incident and what... Read more



TFS Security updates

Fri, 02 Mar 2018 12:24:35 +0000

On Wednesday, we released a roll up of fixes for security vulnerabilities for several versions of Team Foundation Server. There are no new features in this update. Most of the vulnerabilities are related to cross site scripting (XSS), some of which were customer reported. The others include an improperly encoded API, a service endpoint editing... Read more



VSTS and TFS roadmap update

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 13:01:55 +0000

This week we updated the roadmap (Feature Timeline) for Visual Studio Team Services and Team Foundation Server.  Check it out to see many of the significant improvements we are working on/planning.  If you have feedback or suggestions for other improvements that are important to you, our User Voice forum is the best place to provide... Read more



TFS 2018.1 RTM is available

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:14:54 +0000

Today we released the final build of Team Foundation Server 2018 Update 1.  The key links are: TFS 2018.1 Release notes TFS 2018.1 Web installer TFS 2018.1 ISO image TFS 2018.1 Express edition Web installer TFS 2018.1 Express edition ISO image This release is primarily bug fixes for important issues and a few select features. ... Read more



Goats up high

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 01:27:00 +0000

Let me start with a little background.  Every year, we have new goats born on the farm – generally in March/April.  Last year, we had about 10 or so.  They live in the field with their moms until breeding season – ~October.  During breeding season, we have to remove the young goats from the adult... Read more



TFS 2018 Update 1 RC is available

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 14:09:01 +0000

Today we released the release candidate for Team Foundation Server 2018 Update 1.  Here are the important links: TFS 2018.1 RC1 Release notes TFS 2018.1 RC1 Web installer TFS 2018.1 RC1 ISO image TFS 2018.1 RC1 Express edition Web installer TFS 2018.2 RC1 Express edition ISO image If you look at the release notes, you’ll... Read more



Merging conflicts in the browser

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 15:26:35 +0000

One of the cool things about having VSTS used across all of Microsoft is that when there’s some useful missing feature, one of the many teams using it might fill the gap and we get to harvest it and make it available to all VSTS customers.  Exactly that has just happened. I’ve written several times... Read more