On the Relationship between Team Foundation Server and Visual Studio Online

by Jonathan Allen on  Mar 16, 2015

The March 10th update to Visual Studio Online illustrates some of the important relationships between it and Team Foundation Server. These two products share most of the same code and feature set, but their release cycles couldn’t be more different.

Highlights from Build 2014’s Second Keynote

by Jonathan Allen on  Apr 03, 2014

Today felt like a day of housekeeping. Mostly it was about promoting products from preview/beta to production status. There were some big revelations around opening sourcing Roslyn the formation of the .NET Foundation, but even these were just doing what the community has been asking for all along.

The Emergence of Visual Studio 2013

by Jeff Martin on  Jun 05, 2013 2

Less than 9 months after the release of Visual Studio 2012, Microsoft has announced that Visual Studio 2013 will be released this year. InfoQ looks at what has been announced so far.

Expired SSL Certificates Break Azure and TFS

by Jeff Martin on  Mar 05, 2013 1

Windows Azure experienced a 9 hour outage on February 22 that affected all users who relied on the storage system, including those using Team Foundation Service. InfoQ examines the details that have emerged surrounding the root causes of the failure.

Visual Studio Gets Git

by Jeff Martin on  Jan 31, 2013

Git, the popular open source distributed version control system is now natively supported by Visual Studio 2012 and the Team Foundation Service. Microsoft's new plug in provides native support and provides an alternative to the centralized source control model.

Team Explorer Everywhere Update 1 with Public Workspaces Support

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Dec 24, 2012

Microsoft released Team Explorer Everywhere Update 1 for Team Foundation Server with Chinese language pack and support for public workspaces.

How TFS Embraced 3-Week Release Cycles

by Jonathan Allen on  Oct 31, 2012

Buck Hodges argues that long release cycles lead to unhealthy development practices for the Team Foundation Server team, but there is more to short release cycles than just shipping with each sprint. Other changes in how software is planned and developed is needed, including the ability to disable new features rather than fixing them.

Code Review with Comparison, Annotation, Comments and Status Update with Visual Studio 2012

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Oct 17, 2012 5

Visual Studio 2012 simplifies the code review task with the ability to compare code files, annotation, comments from reviewers and status updates.

Microsoft Announces New Cloud Build for Team Foundation Service

by Jenni Konrad on  Mar 30, 2012

At this week's VS Live conference, Microsoft announced a new Build Service for Team Foundation Service, the Azure-based version of Team Foundation Server. The build service will automatically compile and run unit tests every time files are checked in.

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