Wassup Team Room?

According to Microsoft’s official definition, Team Rooms, like chat rooms, “provide teams with a space to discuss work in progress, ask questions, share status, and clarify issues that ar...

Use Excel to Create Repetitive Work Items

Teams often ask me for any shortcuts to periodically creating the same work items, such as for each sprint or release. In other words, they want to create the same Product Backlog Item or Task (but h...

The One Work Item check-in policy

Thanks to my fellow Visual Studio ALM MVP Colin Dembovsky for building the “One Work Item” check-in policy that I was always too lazy to build. Judging by the title, it may sound like one of the othe...

Top 5 Reasons to use VS Database Projects

There is a traditional resistance to using database projects – the production system is the reference point, and I have a backup, so what is the problem, right? Since the GDR2 was released, this trad...

Tech Ed Berlin Links

On the Tech Ed Berlin VS2010 Ultimate booth, we fielded a wide range of questions about Visual Studio and TFS. We used a few web pages to help with the discussions, and the most visited ones are belo...

Upgrading TFS to 2010

At TechEd Europe 2010, I had the privilege to work on the VS2010 Ultimate booth. It was great to meet so many folk, and find out how different people were using TFS and VS2010. One recurring question...

New Team System book available

The book Managing Software Development Projects using Visual Studio Team System/Application Lifecycle Management is now available. The book was written be a fellow Team System MVP in Brazil, Ramon Du...

Download Microsoft Expression Studio 3 Trial

It’s released, but not yet available for MSDN subscribers. That said, you can download the Trial Edition and get your hands on it. My understanding is that you can product key activate it later, when...

First Look: Visual Studio Team System 2010

Join us tomorrow (Tuesday, June 23rd) at 2pm MST for the following webcast: First Look: Visual Studio Team System 2010Microsoft has been working hard on their next generation of Visual Studio Team Sy...