Using Team Foundation Server to Visualize Change

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One of the great things about Team Foundation Server is that it can house all of the data and associated artifacts for your software projects – source control, work items, builds, reports, and more. The current version of Team Foundation Server does a pretty good job of surfacing this information to help development teams analyze and steer their software projects. But Mario Rodriguez, Program Manager for Team Foundation Server, has dreams of doing much more with this information. We asked Mario to give us a glimpse into his 3-5 year plans for visualizing change with Team Foundation Server.

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      Mr.Burns

      I'm sorry, but is the audio quality just on my PC so .hm. mediocre? [C]

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      briankel
      Mr.Burns wrote:
      

      I'm sorry, but is the audio quality just on my PC so .hm. mediocre?



      Sorry Mr. Burns - will try some different techniques in the future. Hopefully if you crank up the volume it will help.

      Brian
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      viragg

      That was a nice video. The features that was talked about are something which I need today. I was hoping that team foundation server already had these.

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      gswitz

      Team foundation server is an interesting tool. At the end of the video, he talks about "Visualizing Change" which in a sense is taking change management data and creating visual representations of that data so you can determing what product branches include what features or what patch collections fix what bug numbers. I found I had to use my imagination a bit to see how this might apply at my company, but I could see that it would empower the IS Leaders to know more of what is in play faster and speaking to fewer people. This ultimately means they are better informed as to what is going on in their department. The data is pretty high level, so it would probably be most interesting where a manager is trying to get general information, or someone from another group is trying to get the 5000 ft view of another team's efforts. In many ways, it is the logical extension of the data that's being aggregated by teams in team server.

      I enjoyed the video and look forward to seeing more.

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      Manish Kumar
      Good one.
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      pc152

      Hello

      I want download a programme for visualize change and branch. it's possible you say me where ?

      Thank you

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