vrijdag 16 december 2011

December 2011 Power Tools Released‏!

December 2011 release of Power Tools is released last night by TFS Team. Many thanks to everyone worked on that great release and for those who helped testing this bits.
Brian Harry have a recent blogpost about this update. This can be found here.

The Radio TFS Podcast is rebooted as well, feel free to bring your topics and/or to participate.

Watch the recorded show about Power Tools here.

Have Fun.

woensdag 23 november 2011

SQL Server DATA Tools CTP4 Released!

SQL Server team has released the new SQL Server Data Tools CTP4. Congratulations and Thanks to Gert Drapers and his team with this great milestone.
To lear more about this SSDT CTP4 Release, check:

What’s new in SQL Server Data Tools CTP4?

SQL Server Data Tools CTP4 vs. VS2010 Database Projects

Top VSDB->SSDT Project Conversion Issues
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ssdt/archive/2011/11/21/top-vsdb-gt-ssdt-project-conversion issues.aspx

Uninstalling SQL Server Developer Tools CTP3 (Code-named “Juneau”)
This actually points to a nifty PowerShell script to help you uninstall.

Have Fun.

Succesful Hosted TFS Event at VISUG by Hassan Fadili at Microsoft Belgium

On Tuesday November 22th, VISUG User Group has hosted an event at Microsoft Belgium about Hosted TFS by Hassan Fadili see http://www.visug.be/Eventdetails/tabid/95/EventId/48/Default.aspx. This event was very interactive and many as 60 people have taken part. The topic was about Build, Relase and Deploy with TFS2011 and MS Deploy. A combination of Slides and Demo's was perfect to explain this common mechanism for developers.

To learn more about this topic check the earlier article pubished by Hassan Fadili for Software Developer Network Community at:

If you have questions/Suggestions or thoughts about this topic, feel free to contact me by E-mail: hassanfad11@hotmail.com and/or via Twitter: @HassanFad

woensdag 14 september 2011

BUILD conference Day2. All about tools and Azure Services!

The BUILD event day 2 is started with a great Keynote where many tools and technologies have been announced today. Nice to see wich direction is Micrsoft driving us to go ahead with the technology and take more out the all technical facilities and possibilities to meet our and customer requirements developing powerfull and fast software systems for the web, desktop, mobile devices and cloud. Visual Studio 11 preview and Team Foundation Server 11 preview are the major tools I'm focussing on today to get more out them and to discover the secrets of the VS ALM product to support and advice the customers at time to make decisions for now and the future.

To see all the products announced today, Jason Zanders ,Martin Woodward and Brian Harry have blogged about the futures of these products.

For more preview futures see blogs of Jason, Martin and Brian.

The Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview, .NET Framework 4.5 Developer Preview, Team Foundation Server Developer Preview and many more tools are available today on MSDN subscription downloads and will be soon available publicaly.

Enjoy the BUILD conference.

dinsdag 13 september 2011

BUILD Conference and Windows 8 Preview!

After a long time waiting for the BUILD conference, It is so far. Today September 13th is the BUILD event starting day with a GREAT keynote and with the first preview of the next Windows version "Windows 8". Steve Sinofsky have announced many gadgets of the new OS on both software and hardware levels. The powerfull hardware and exciting software combination, makes "Windows 8" a faster OS that Microsoft have build ever right now. With 4 amazing demo's, we saw:
- The new windows experience
- Some Metro style-apps
- Hardwre platform
- Cloud Services

There are many many futures built in "Windows 8" that we will see and experiment soon after downloading the bits later today or after receiving the "Slates" as BUILD conference attendees. Congratulations everyone :-) in Anaheim.

The BUILD conference this week is focused on developers and hardware partners.
For the keynote and more than 100 sessions, check out the available streams on http://buildwindows.com.

You probably want to try out the preview release—and you can. Starting later tonight you can download the Windows 8 Developer Preview. This includes a 64-bit (x64) build with development tools to build apps, and a 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) build without development tools. The releases also include a suite of sample applications (please note these are merely illustrations of potential apps, not apps that we intend to ship with Windows 8). The ISOs are linked to from http://dev.windows.com.

There is a lot of new stuff that will be announced during this BUILD Conference. Stay tunned and have a great time at BUILD conference in Anaheim or virtual via the web.

Enjoy the BUILD.

vrijdag 19 augustus 2011

TFS Power Tools (August 2011 Release) Available Now‏!

With many thanks to Martin Woodward and his team working last time very hard to get this release ready for the community and customers, this release is now available for download.
For more information on the highlights of this release see http://blogs.msdn.com/b/bharry/archive/2011/08/19/august-11-tfs-power-tools-are-available.aspx or download the final versions here (same links as last time):

· TFS 2010 Power Tools

· Build Extensions

· MSSCCI Provider (Not updated!).

A short link that always will point to Power Tools is:

Enjoy the new TFPT Bits.

donderdag 28 april 2011

Community and Customers VS ALM & TFS Tour in Morocco by Hassan Fadili (MVP)

As we are now too busy with DevDays11 at World Forum The Hague in the Netherlands as Ask The Expert and Community support, looking forward to the next challenge next week (May 4th and 5th ) in Morocco doing 2 days sessions about VS ALM / TFS Roadshow for the Community and Customers in 2 cities (Casablanca and Rabat).

The schedule of both days as announced on the Microsoft Morocco Event site will be:

Wednesday May 4th: (Microsoft Casablanca)
Morning (9:00 - 13:00)
- Customers sessions
Afternoon/Evening sessions (14:00 – 20:00):
- Community Session / Workshop

Thursday May 5th: (Microsoft Rabat)
Morning (9:00 - 13:00)
- Customers sessions
Afternoon/Evening sessions (14:00 – 20:00):
- Community Session / Workshop

Looking forward to this event and to help & support the community in Morocco...

vrijdag 22 april 2011

Laat je inspireren en kom naar DevDays 2011

Met nog minder dan een week, dan is het zover. DevDays 2011 gaan weer van start op 27,28 en 29 april 2011 in het World Forum in Den Haag, laat je voorraal inspireren en maak kennis met de nieuwe technologieen, vakgenoten en de Nederlandse Communities.
Vanuit Microsoft Nederland, Gebruikersgroepen en de MVP Programma, staan we jullie graag te woord en helpen we jullie bij het beantwoorden voor al jullie technische vragen over de Microsoft technologieen in de Community Area en Ask The Expert Lounge.

Dit evenement is een goede uitgelezen kans om van gedachten te wisselen, ervaringen te delen en heel veel FUN te beleven met elkaar. Een goede voorbeeld van combinatie WERK en Plezier. Daar staan DevDays 2011 en de Communities o.a. DotNed UserGroep voor. Geeknight 2011 datoverigens gratis is, is daar ook een goede voorbeeld van, waarin de techniek wordt gebruikt om plezierige en goede ideeen te laten zien op een grapige wijze.

Als je het me vraagt welke sessies ik interessant vindt op DevDays 2011, dan zal mijn agenda vanuit mijn expertises en interesses er alsvolgt uit gaan zien.

Uitreaard is mijn primaire doel om jullie van dienst te zijn bij de "Ask The Expert" van "Client Development" om al je vragen te beantwoorden. Wanneer de kans zich voordoet om de sessies te volgen, dan zal de ondersaatnde agenda voor mij van kracht zijn.

DevDays Sessies Dag 1: 28-4-2011:

DevDays Keynote
Rob Miles, Wade Wegner, Scott Hanselman, Ben Riga
Niveau: 200
28 april, 09:15 - 10:45

MVC 3 – 101
Scott Hanselman
Onderwerp: Web
Niveau: 100
28 april, 11:05 - 12:20

Introduction to Visual Studio Lightswitch
Beth Massi
Onderwerp: Languages & Tools
Niveau: 200
28 april, 13:30 - 14:45

Produceer Betere Product Kwaliteit door Gebruik te Maken van de Ultimate Test Tools
Marcel de Vries
Onderwerp: Languages & Tools
Niveau: 300
28 april, 15:05 - 16:20

Building Robust, Maintainable Coded UI Tests with Visual Studio 2010
Brian Keller
Onderwerp: Languages & Tools
Niveau: 300
28 april, 16:30 - 17:45

GeegNight Sessies:

Developing iPhone/iPad, Android and Windows Phone 7 Applications with C#, Visual Studio, Mono Touch en Mono Droid
Marcel de Vries, Roy Cornelissen, Willem Meints
Onderwerp: Windows Phone 7
Niveau: 300
28 april, 19:30 - 20:15

Windows Phone in Rhyme and 3D
Rob Miles
Onderwerp: Windows Phone 7
Niveau: 200
28 april, 20:30 - 21:15

Stepping into the Near Future of the IDE
Mark Miller
Onderwerp: Languages & Tools
Niveau: 200
28 april, 21:25 - 22:10

DevDays Sessies Dag 2: 29-4-2011:

Real World Azure: Elasticity from On-premise to Cloud (and Back)
Christian Weyer
Onderwerp: Azure/Cloud
Niveau: 200
29 april, 09:15 - 10:30

Implementing M-V-VM (Model-View-View Model) for WPF
Phil Japikse
Onderwerp: Languages & Tools
Niveau: 300
29 april, 10:50 - 12:05

Automating Quality Assurance with Team Foundation Server 2010
Neno Loje
Onderwerp: Languages & Tools
Niveau: 200
29 april, 13:15 - 14:30

Agile Project Management with Scrum and Team Foundation Server 2010
Neno Loje
Onderwerp: Languages & Tools
Niveau: 200
29 april, 14:50 - 16:05

A Lap Around Visual Studio 2010 Application Lifecycle Management
Brian Keller
Onderwerp: Languages & Tools
Niveau: 200
29 april, 16:15 - 17:30

Mocht je nog niet ingeschreven hebben voor de DevDays 2011, dan is dit je kans. Schijf je in op: http://www.techdays.nl/Registratie.

Het zijn drukke maar voorraal leuke dagen. Na de DevDays 2011, is het volgende stap voor mij om op 4, 5 en 6 Mei 2011 een Roadshow-Tour van "VS ALM / TFS" te gaan verzorgen voor de Community en de klanten in Marokko, dan wel in 2 steden Casablnaca en Rabat. Dit in samenwerking met Microsoft Marokko en Microsoft in Redmond. Hierover meer binnenkort op deze blog...

Veel plezier op DevDays 2011.

woensdag 6 april 2011

TFS2010 Build Management and Shared Dependencies

A very common question from people who are doing a lot of build stuff on daily basis inside projects for small and big organizations is: How to handle dependencies between projects/applications/team projects in TFS source control. A typical scenario is that you have a common library/framework tucked away nicely somewhere in TFS source control, and now you have some applications that, in some way, needs to reference this project.

For the users of TFS 2008, we have the great tool called: TFS Dependency Replicator from Codeplex Open Source Community site. Unfortunately this tool is not yet ready for TFS 2010 users.

Another alternative for the same goal to get the same results, is to use another tool for Extended Dependency Management with Team Foundation Server. My VS ALM MVP collegue Sven Hubert have build a great tool to simplify this goal. More information about Extended Dependency Management with TFS2010 can be found at: Sven's Blog.

dinsdag 8 maart 2011

Visual Studio 2010 SP1, TFS-Project Server Integration Feature Pack and Visual Studio Load Test Feature Pack Announcements News!

Visual Studio 2010 SP1 Available for download
Today March 8th, MSDN subscribers will be able to download and install Visual Studio 2010 SP1 from their subscriber downloads. If you're not an MSDN subscriber, you can get the update on Thursday, March 10th.

TFS-Project Server Integration Feature Pack
Also available for Visual Studio Ultimate with MSDN subscribers via Download Center today is the TFS-Project Server Integration Feature Pack. Integration between Project Server and Team Foundation Server enables teams to work more effectively together using Visual Studio, Project, and SharePoint and coordinates development between teams using disparate methodologies, such as waterfall and agile, via common data and metrics.

Visual Studio Load Test Feature Pack
Today, Microsoft have introducing a new benefit - Visual Studio 2010 Load Test Feature Pack - available to all Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate with MSDN subscribers. With this feature pack, you can simulate as many virtual users as you need without having to purchase additional Visual Studio Load Test Virtual User Pack 2010 licenses. For more information regarding this new Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate with MSDN benefit, visit the Visual Studio Load Test Virtual User Pack 2010 page

Have a great time with the updates.