109 // Happy Birthday TFS

17 March 2016 32 mins, 1169 downloads

In this episode Martin and Greg celebrate TFS's 10th birthday with guest Brian Harry!

Brian Harry

Brian Harry is a Microsoft Technical Fellow working as the Corporate Vice President for Visual Studio Team Services responsible for all of Microsoft's ALM and Developer services, their internal engineering systems and not to forget the father of Team Foundation Server.

Brian worked at start up DaVinci Systems doing electronic mail software from 1988 to 1992. In 1992 Brian left DaVinci Systems to create One Tree Software. One Tree, was a classic garage-type startup company that developed and sold a product that turned into SourceSafe. One Tree Software (and SourceSafe) was acquired by Microsoft in 1994.

After joining Microsoft, Brian worked in what was then the Tools and Databases division. In 1996 he and others began working on the problem of improving the approachability of API for the developer masses. Although this started as an investigation of ways to extend COM, it eventually grew into what we now know as the CLR and the .NET Framework.

Brian was the original development manager for the CLR and then as the PUM [Product Unit Manager] through the rest of the V1 and most of the V1.1 product cycle.

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