Jakob Ehn over at GeeksWithBlogs has written up a great list at http://geekswithblogs.net/jakob/archive/2009/05/23/tfs-team-build-2010-whatrsquos-new.aspx.   I’m particularly excited about the possibility of using templates for build definitions (I remember many an hour spent duplicating an existing build definition “the long way” with TFS 2008.)  It’s very cool that Microsoft decided to add gated check-ins as a core feature; we were able to get it working in the previous version, but it required a lot of creative engineering to get it working correctly.

I’ve just finished getting my local VM TFS sandbox up and running, and I have to say I’m very impressed with the new installation and configuration process.  There still seem to be the usual arcane permissions magic that needs to be done in order to get everything playing together nicely, but nothing that you can’t figure out with a bit of trial and error and/or making service accounts domain administrators. 🙂

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