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What's New in TFS 2012?- Introduction

In this series I will start introducing what’s new in Visual Studio 11 and Team Foundation Server 11 (TFS 11) or as we expect to be Visual Studio 2012 and Team Foundation Server 2012 (TFS 2012).

  1. Introduction
  2. Project Management Tool
  3. SSDT (SQL Server Developer Tool)
  4. Team Explorer
  5. My Work
  6. Code Review
  7. Suspend and Resume
  8. Local Workspace
  9. Pending Change
  10. Diff and Merge tool
  11. Unit Testing Improvement
  12. Code Clones
  13. Build Improvement
  14. Storyboarding
  15. Microsoft Feedback Client
  16. Exploratory Testing Improvement
  17. IntelliTrace in Production
  18. Alerts
  19. Administration


I performed the Team Foundation Server (TFS) 11 Beta upgrade from the day one of the Beta release, I read many blog articles, MSDN, I also saw many videos, so I will not re-invent the wheel by rewriting what I have read or viewed throughout all the previous period, but I will put the main points of the new features or improvements and I will put my feedback and realization about these features.

So the first question: why did we upgrade, especially since the RTM is not released yet?

This is always one of my main questions all the time for any new technology or framework. Unfortunately, my answer was far from what I believe now. I used to trust my experience and my existing solution, but what did I find? I found that all my solutions were outdated and there were elegant solutions available, perfect, fast, easy and I just missed all of them all the time. Eventually, I realized the truth! The world keeps changing and there are always improvements and your perfect solution today will be the worst tomorrow :-( New technologies mean new features and enhancements for the old, some people said and new bugs too! especially in the beta, absolutely right, but it’s always what you get more and more bigger than what you face of issues or bugs and you know that if you really master your tools. It’s a long story to tell so enough talk and let’s see what I decided.

So this is what I believe now!

This is why the upgrade is a must for me and I always wait for it and guess what? it has more than I expected :-)

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