Charles Young

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Team Foundation Server

Team Foundation Server is Microsoft's server-based tool for supporting development teams. It includes integrated source code control, work item management, build management, reporting and process guidance.
Microsoft announced BizTalk Server 2009 today, and gave the green light to talking about the new version. It’s due for release in the first half of next year, and is shaping up nicely. Microsoft is casting BizTalk Server 2009 as a major new version in its own right, rather than just an updated 'release' of BizTalk Server 2006. This is an important move, and one I strongly welcome. There is certainly enough in BizTalk Server 2009 to warrant thinking of it as a major revision of the product, although ......

We found a bug in the Release Candidate version of Team Foundation Server which I shall 'report' here. We accidentally found ourselves in the position of having a team build containing two Visual Studio solutions and a project that was included in both solutions. It appears that TFS Build cannot perform builds in this situation. When it gets to the compilation build step for the 'shared' project, if aborts abnormally. The error in the Windows event log reports a SOAP fault caused by a SQL 512 error ......

I've spent some time in the last few days using the Team Build features of Team Foundation Server.   I've recorded some observations on this, and also on the Solutions Build Framework (SBF) in an article at