28 September 2006

SP1 Betas and SDK RTM

In case you haven't already noticed (I'm a little late on this posting due to being off the last week) Microsoft has released two Service Pack 1 betas - Visual Studio 2005 SP1 Beta and Team Foundation Server SP1 Beta.

Brian Harry has posted details here and here about Team Foundation Server SP1 Beta. To summarize, SP1 includes a few new features as well as several bug fixes and performance improvements. Some of the new features include:
  • Extranet Support
  • WIT Custom Control Support
  • Support for Office 2007 (Project & Excel - no SharePoint 2007 yet)
  • Detailed Merge History
  • Ability to Separate SQL Analysis Services Server

Brian has also posted some various ramblings on Visual Studio SP1. This is an interesting read with interesting reader comments.

On a (somewhat) related note, the Visual Studio 2005 SDK v3 RTM has also been released which includes tools, documentation and samples for developers to write, build, test and deploy extensions for Visual Studio 2005 (including Team Foundation Server).

  • You can download the Team Foundation Server SP1 Beta here.
  • You can download the Visual Studio 2005 SP1 Beta here.
  • You can download the Visual Studio 2005 SDK v3 RTM here.

08 September 2006

New TFS Power Toys Available

Great news for users of Team Foundation Server - a new set of Power Toys has been made available. This includes updates to existing Power Toys as well as the addition of several new Power Toys.

Some of the highlights include:
  • The TFS MSSCCI Provider is now officially supported by Microsoft.
  • Previous Power Toys have been pulled out of the SDK and made available in this separate download (so you don't have to download the entire SDK).
  • Four new Power Toys have been included including tfpt bind, tfpt query/tfpt workitem, Annotate (very cool), and TreeDiff.

Read the full post on Brian Harry's blog or click here to download the new set of Power Toys.

Update: Rob Caron has announced a new forum for the TFS Power Toys. You can use this forum to provide feedback as well as ask questions related to the TFS Power Toys.

04 September 2006

Team System Videos and Webcasts

Lately I have been reviewing a lot of Visual Studio Team System videos and Webcasts.  After several days of searching I had acquired several link so I thought I would make this list public.  You can view the list of videos and Webcasts here.

Please let me know if you've seen any VSTS-related video or Webcast that is not included in this list and I'll get it added.