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As you’ve probably noticed if you read my blog, the VS ALM Rangers have been busy the last week or so. Here is a summary of what they have released already and I’m sure there is more goodness to come! · Visual Studio 2010 Quick Reference Guidance: consists of compact cheat sheets for Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2010 and Visual Studio (VS) 2010, addressing the core problem of teams in the field who are unaware of Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server capabilities or have little time to invest ...
Even MORE ALM Ranger goodness can be found here. Visual Studio 2010 Team Foundation Server Requirements Management Guidance This Ranger solution addresses the People, Process, and Technology guidance for Requirements Engineering (RE) using Team Foundation Server. The goal of this guidance is to provide formalized Microsoft field experience in the form of recommended procedures and processes, Visual Studio Team System and Team Foundation Server configurations, and skill development references for ...
WOW! Unbelievable stream of goodness coming from Visual Studio ALM Rangers!! Visual Studio 2010 and Team Foundation Server 2010 VM Factory The purpose of this project is to build prescriptive guidance around the virtualization of the Visual Studio 2010 and guidance for full automation of the creation of virtual machines. The goal is to help users with the installation and configuration of virtualized environments with least effort and maximum automation. Visual Studio ALM Rangers This guidance is ...
Visual Studio 2010 Quick Reference Guidance Welcome to the Visual Studio 2010 Quick Reference Guidance! Steven van Niekerk (Technical Lead / Architect, BB&D South-Africa) initiated this project with his question “Can you tell me about TFS and VSTS in 5 minutes?” The Visual Studio 2010 Quick Reference Guidance consists of compact cheat sheets for Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2010 and Visual Studio (VS) 2010, addressing the core problem of teams in the field who are unaware of Visual Studio and ...
What to do when the only domain controller in a network gets useless and Team Foundation Server is installed in the workgroup edition. I came accross this issue after a server broke down and there seemed to be a fault in the back up plan. After installing a new domain, i added the new users to the domain. Now i wanted to setup a connection to the TFS server. I found out there was a problem with the licensed users group. This group has a fixed number of 1-5 users. The company had 5 users in the licensed ...
I wanted to share information on an upcoming development tour through the Midwest that I’m involved with. It’s called the Drive Your Development with Visual Studio.NET 2010 tour and you can find more information on what it’s about and where it will be on Clint’s blog here: http://www.notsotrivial.net... I will be presenting alongside Clint Edmonson and Jeff Fattic who are both great presenters as well ...
Visual Studio Team System 2008 vpcs with new expiration dates!!!! The last set of images was set to expire December 31, 2009. These images were updated with new expiration dates (January 31, 2011) and all of the latest Windows updates. This virtual machine is running Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition, SP2. It contains a full installation of Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Foundation Server SP1, Team Build 2008 SP1, Team Explorer 2008 SP1, Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Suite SP1 and ...
Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate and Team Foundation Server 2010 – Beta 2, WITH SAMPLE DATA This VM included everything you need to learn and demonstrate the ALM capabilities of Visual Studio 2010 beta 2 (with the exception of Lab Management – the product team is hard at work on a solution for configuring Lab Management in a VM). This VM is available in the virtualization platform of your choice (Hyper-V, Virtual PC 2007 SP1, and Windows [7] Virtual PC). Hyper-V is highly recommended because of the performance ...
[Updated 23/12/2009: You might also want to check out my colleagues Mike and Mike who did the same] For fun I thought I would have a look at which of my posts in 2009 were my most popular. The results were quite surprising. By number of pageviews (which tends to favour 1st half of year): Entity Framework 4.0 Resources – documentation links, best blog posts and more: Posted in September and also known as 101 links on Entity Framework 4.0. Received a large update in December. 5% of my traffic! How ...
I like it when Microsoft bridges its technologies out to other platforms. I like the PHP Driver for SQL Server and the samples in the PHP On Windows Training Kit so much that I did a whole session on them at VSLive! last month. The ADO.NET Data Services (Astoria) bridges for PHP and Java are very exciting to me. The Silverlight plug-in for Eclipse, the Azure SDK for Java, and the Windows 7 support for Eclipse are all good stuff. To add to these recent developments, Microsoft has announced its acquisition ...
*Moved to: Installing Visual Studio 2008 Team Foundation Server SP1I have been trying since SP1 was released to get it installed at Aggreko, but due to our global, three time zones, development team and release schedules it has been very difficult to get some time set aside for it. Now that I am leaving, last day is Tuesday 17th November, there was more of an apatite to take the hit on time and get it installed.Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
Microsoft has purchased Teamprise, who created a Team Foundation Server plug-in for Eclipse as well as extensions for doing Java builds with Team Foundation Server. http://www.microsoft.com/pr... This is big news since many of the industry experts from the analyst firms have cited lack of multi-platform support for Team Foundation Server Client as a weakness of the platform. Eclipse is now a fully supported MS environment for ALM. Technorati Tags: TFS,Eclipse,Teamprise,Java ...
For the past year, I’ve been working with a client that is in a very unusual position, at least one that has been rare in my career. My client is an established business being spun off from their corporate parent, so they are starting up their IT department from scratch. I had a similar experience almost a decade ago, when I joined an IT department right before a huge growth spurt in staff and responsibilities. I was brought on board to help with their SharePoint portal initiative. This included ...
I just went through the process of creating a VHD for use by myself and some other members on my team. I had a pre-built base image with Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 Enterprise that I used to begin the process (Note: I was hoping to use Windows Server 2008 R2 but it appears it only comes in 64-bit and VirtualPC doesn’t support 64-bit). From there I installed Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate Beta 2 and Team Foundation Server 2010 Beta 2. Everything went extremely smoothly except for one small ...
It can be a challenge to move a project from one TFS source control to another. This is because TFS has the concept of workspaces. These workspaces are generally behind the scenes so you do not know they are being created. If you try and move a project that is currently associated with a workspace it will complain when you try and connect the same project with a new source control. The first step is to remove the workspace binding. To find the workspaces go to: File>Source Control>Workspaces. ...
*Moved to: Deploying Visual Studio 2010 Team Foundation Server Beta 2 - DoneWell, nothing like hitting the ground running, my first job at SSW was to join the TFS Migration Team, it was a fun experience, let me tell you how it went. Update #1 20th January 2010: Have a look at our Rules to better TFS2010 Migration Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
Between 2nd October and 18th October my current team was using Team Foundation Server for source control and integration. On Sunday I merged the changes from TFS back into our old subversion repository, effectively throwing away the two weeks of work that one of the guys spent setting up TFS. Why did we make this decision and what did we learn?

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Before I can get into the meat of this post I need to make sure you’re up to date on a couple items: Item 1: In case you missed the news yesterday, Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 was released for download. You can get it here. Item 2: Microsoft has announced that VS 2010 will be released on March 22, 2010. What I think is one of the more significant items to come out of this announcement is that Microsoft has simplified the product marketing structure for Visual Studio 2010. Instead of the myriad ( yeah, ...
*Moved to: Configuring Visual Studio 2010 Team Foundation Server on Vista in 12 minutesAs Microsoft have separated Install with configuration, so I have separated my posts! You will need TFS2010 installed prior to the steps below. Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: Installing Visual Studio 2010 Team Foundation Server on Windows Vista in 3 minutesNew in Visual Studio 2010 is the ability to install TFS on XP, Vista and Windows 7. You can use SQL 2008 Express, so no large overhead, and the Basic version you use for this does have the reporting and SharePoint requirement that the main install does. That does not mean that you can't upgrade later :) Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
Day 1 of the Microsoft SharePoint Conference 2009 is almost over. The conference is impressive. There are over 7400 people in attendance, a number that represents 92% growth over last year and which tops this year’s Tech*Ed and MIX attendance combined. All this in a year when most events’ attendance is way down. That should tell you something about SharePoint, and should explain why Steve Ballmer, in his keynote at the conference this morning, said (1) he wasn’t going to start this keynote by talking ...
Folks with MSDN Subscriber licenses going to grab the latest version of VS2010 may wonder ‘Where is Team System? Team Suite? Team Developer? Team Architect?’ They are gone! Does that mean that MS is getting out of the ALM toolset market? Or does it mean that the ‘Team’ stuff is being released later? The answer is NEITHER. The branding, naming and licensing of Visual Studio is changing for the 2010 version. The ‘Team System’ branding is being dropped. What ‘used’ to be the ‘Team’ client products are ...
Also, notice the new product versions: Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 Professional Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 Premium Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 Ultimate Microsoft® Visual Studio® Test Elements 2010 Microsoft® Visual Studio® Team Foundation Server 2010 Go to Somasegar’s blog for more info on the new SKU’s and the Ultimate Offer! Brian Harry has a screenshot of the downloads available. Technorati Tags: VS2010,TFS,Beta 2 UPDATES: From the MicrosoftVSTS Twitter feed: “Visual Studio 2010 Pro, ...
Over the last couple of weeks I have dedicated quite some time to knowing Team Foundation Server (from here on out referred to as TFS) and the interaction between it and Visual Studio Team System/Team Explorer. The process has not been without pain, but with pain come great lessons. So, over the next days I will be posting here what was the success story of installation in both HTTP and then the process to get HTTPS in place too. But, how about starting to lay down the foundation of what the process ...
I have been thinking about this for a while now. I speak around the Midwest about Behavior-Driven Development and as I poll groups of developers there is one thing I notice: there are a lot of things that I consider “givens” that quite a few people aren’t doing. I’ve been lucky enough in my last two jobs to be asked to basically build a development shop. I did tons of research for both and there are some practices that are going on in the industry that really should be just common practice. So maybe ...
If you're accessing work items in Team Foundation Server from the Visual Studio IDE, you will end up using this plugin more than you might think. I'm surprised they only have 3194 downloads. It basically does exactly what it says. You can either type in a work item ID to immediately bring up the work item, or type in text to search through work items (like a word or two that would be in the Title or Description). If you're using Visual Studio 2008, check it out. Here's the link to where it lives ...
So I have recently converted all my server to Windows Server 2008 64 bit. I came to find out that only Team Foundation 2010 beta 1 is available in a 64 bit version. I have successfully installed it and started on connecting my VS 2008 client to the server according to this blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/grant... I can not emphasis the need to run or rerun SP1 for VS 2008 or you will not be able to ...
For those of you who missed the chat today, here is the raw transcript. By raw, I mean that I copied and pasted the discussion without any edits. This is divided into two parts, the top part is the answers from the Microsoft Experts and the bottom part is the discuss (questions) from the audience. Answers from Microsoft: RajeevDu[MS] (Expert): Hi, This is Rajeev Dubey, Bluetooth Program Manager. Sue Loh [MS] (Moderator)[12:02]: Hi, I’m Sue Loh, a developer in the Windows Devices Core team at Microsoft. ...
I use Rhino Mocks pretty much exclusively for mocking and testing. I find that there really isn't anything that I've wanted to do that I haven't been able to figure out how to accomplish with Rhino Mocks. What is everyone else using? I'd like to know so I can take a look. Anyway, as you know, with Expect.Call we can return property values, return values from functions, throw an error, etc. Sometimes just returning a static value isn't going to work, or it's just easier to give it some simple code ...
I’ll be presenting at TechDays Canada 2009 in Winnipeg! I’ll be presenting: Better Software Change and Configuration Management Using TFS A critical factor in getting the most out of Team Foundation Server is understanding the version control and build systems. In this session, learn how use Team Build and Team Foundation Server Version Control to effectively manage concurrent development branches. Learn about how set up your repository structure and how to define builds. Learn about different branching ...
*Moved to: A perfect match TFS and DLR I have always been annoyed with the mechanics of the Team Foundation Server check-in policies. I understand the limitations, but having to have a specific policy installed on every developers computer before you can use it is slightly ridicules and practically unmanageable. Why is there not a way to have a single installation that allows you to select any policy you want and have it execute in the desired manor on every client, including web clients? I think ...
I wasn’t 100% sure myself so I clarified with MS that the restricted license of SQL Server standard that comes with Team Foundation Server 2008 is limited to SQL Server 2005 standard. In short, even though SQL 2008 Standard or Enterprise is supported with TFS 2008, you MUST LICENSE IT SEPERATELY from your TFS license. This is consistent with what you read in the VSTS 2008 Licensing Whitepaper. Technorati Tags: TFS,Install,SQL Server ...
When working on some projects and articles in Expression Blend 3 I noticed a few differences with Blend 2 right away. Here are 9 improvements and new features I really like or enjoy having now. 1. Expression Blend now shows the size of your controls even when the width and height are set to Auto: 2. The assets are placed in a panel now. Although the “old” way of working with asses is still available, this new panel can be left open. Beside that, the assets are grouped in different ways in a tree, ...
All of our developers have recently been dealing with a lot of shelving and unshelving in Team Foundation Server to share code. When unshelving shelvesets, we get prompted to fill in an Owner name text box. If you don't know the owners user name, an easy way to search through shelvesets is by entering an asterisk in the Owner name text box and then pressing the find button. This wildcard will bring up all the shelvesets available for you to unshelve. It's a handy little trick when you need to broaden ...
So, somehow within the past five years I’ve mapped out my life to lead to a point where I’m sitting here blogging on GeeksWithBlogs.net. I never would have guessed it…lol There’s no need for me to sweat it though. I’m a 23 year old IT college graduate that has a full time software development job, an amazing family, a loving girlfriend, and incredible friends. As one of my co-workers recently put it: “I’m livin’ the dream” :) I'm a former employee of iPay Technologies and currently work for Republic ...
Last month (May 2009) Microsoft has released its first beta for Visual Studio Team System 2010 and Team Foundation Server 2010 release, two of the most waited and wanted tools in developer community. From my point of view these two releases are going to be one of the most historical releases, as lots of really cool stuffs has been added with respect to the last version. However, as the Beta 1 releases are pretty infant, there are very limited resources available in the web and community, so I just ...
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GO OUT AND GET IT! Downloads include Team Suite 2010 and Team Foundation Server 2010. There are a LOT of new features to check out. Brian Harry has been blogging the features in detail for a while now. I’m very excited about the manageability of the new Team Foundation Server. It will be much better for large shops with centralized TFS instances. There are a lot of different possible configurations available to spread load across tiers and the new Team Project Collection model will make it much easier ...
*Moved to: Connecting VS2010 to TFS 2008Connecting Visual Studio 2010 to Team Foundation Server 2008 is a snitch… If you have done it from VS200x to TFS200x then you will have no problems understanding what is going on… Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: Visual Studio Team System 2010 Beta 1 ShipsVisual Studio 2010 Team Suit Beta 1 and Visual Studio 2010 Team Foundation Server Beta 1 will be available to download from MSDN today at 5pm (GMT) and to the general public on Wednesday. Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
This is a pilot podcast to accompany the fortnightly MSDN Flash newsletter. I would appreciate feedback on what you liked and what you didn’t – and even whether you managed to make it through the 20minutes. Things I already plan to do: More formally split the podcast into sections (Fresh Discovery, User Group, Tip etc) Add music/sounds – especially to introduce the sections Host it “properly” :-) Make it podcast subscriber friendly – via Itunes etc Full show notes for each episode Include interviews ...
Brian Harry is continuing his series on new VSTS 2010 features. His latest entry deals with some restructuring of the Team Foundation Server and specifically the way projects are stored. Team Project Collections are a new concept in TFS 2010. They represent a set of projects that are managed together. Each TPC has it’s own set of databases. This enables TPC’s to be backed up, restored or migrated independently of other TPC’s on the same logical or physical TFS implementation. This is particularly ...
Issue: Ensure your code is the latest before a check out. Not working with the latest code often creates a confusing situation for a developers trying to debug misbehaving code. Furthermore, it becomes very important to get latest changes and merge differences when working on a project with many dependencies. Solution: David McCollough my friend and co-worker showed me how to automatically ensure getting latest upon checkout by performing the following steps: Launch Visual Studio 2008 Click Tools->Options ...
I was discussing with one of our TFS specialists the costs of going down the route of Visual Studio Team System and Team Foundation Server – specifically in the context of comparing it with purchasing Visual SourceSafe (VSS). This conversation was kicked off by the poll I did in the UK MSDN Flash on source control system usage. The results were pretty interesting with 37% using Microsoft products (21% using SourceSafe, 16% Team System) and 32% Subversion. I wanted to explore the SourceSafe vs Team ...
I was informed April 1st that I had received the MVP Award for Team System. It first appeared on the blogsite of Rune Grothaug, and later the same day a mail dropped into my Inbox from Microsoft. I knew about the nomination, but when it materialized I still got very happy and excited about it. It’s great to join such a group of talented people, but it also makes me feel the pressure to do even more for and within the community. I have always enjoyed sharing knowledge with other people, but this has ...
I just ran across this error while using the Team Foundation Server Power Tools to import a work item template XML document into a TFS instance: Error 0x8013150A: An error relating to security occurred. So it’s a security issue, right? No. As it turns out, I had edited the XML file in Notepad and added values to a field definition with the ALLOWEDVALUES rule. In my over-zealous copy-and-paste efforts, I had added a few of the allowable values in more than one place: <FIELD reportable="dimension" ...
Donn’s a pretty interesting guy I’ve known for a while now. He’s an active community leader and has had a rather interesting career path. I have been nagging him for an interview for some time. I’ll let him take it from here, in these NINE Questions with Donn Felker: 1. Where are you from? I recently moved to Minneapolis last year. However, I’m originally from Northern California (Redding area), and lived the last ten years in Phoenix, AZ. 2. What do you do / Who do you work for / What is your product? ...
Here's what's happening: Attendees: 428 Sessions: 73 Speakers: 49 Tracks: 15 Sessions: ASP.NET Make your Data Dance with ASP.NET Dynamic Databy Shawn Weisfeld + Show Description ASP.NET Dynamic Data is a framework that lets you create data-driven ASP.NET Web applications easily. It does this by automatically discovering data-model metadata at run time and deriving UI behavior from it. A scaffolding framework provides a functional Web site for viewing and editing data. You can easily customize the ...
Check the following presentation by Johan using Team Foundation Server for BizTalk Server 2009 development & unit-testing, automated builds and automatic deployment with custom tasks for msbuild. You don’t need to have Visual Studio.Net for build process. http://channel9.msdn.com/po... ...
TFS has a wonderful feature whereby it marks files as changed, even though there are no changes. These files show up in the Pending Changes window in Visual Studio (VS 2008). To work around this, add the following external command to your VS tools: First you need to install TFS Power Tools In VS go into Tools - External Tools and click Add Enter the following details: Title: Unchange Command: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2008 Power Tools\tfpt.exe Arguments: uu /recursive /noget ...