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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 ...
I'll confess - I'm a Microsoft Team Foundation Server fan. I like having all the parts of my software development lifecycle toolbox in one package. And, now that is supports continuous integration and scheduled builds out of the box, I've grown quite fond of Team Build. No knocks against Cruise Control or NAnt, but why wouldn't you want an end-to-end automated build using the same build language (MSBuild) that all your .NET solutions already use? I also like the fact that with TFS 2008, the build ...
Good news ... On Monday December 8th, 2008 Microsoft announced Public beta of BizTalk Server 2009 (https://connect.microsoft.... What’s new in BizTalk Server 2009? Ø Simplify Interoperability ü Support for .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 and Visual Studio 2008 SP1 - take advantages of the latest developer tools. ü Support for Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 – full support of Hyper-V, and increased performance and scale. Ø Extend To The Edge ü EDI - enhanced out of the ...
Did you see the announcements over the last month on Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4.0? Are you still wondering what is new and improved in those products? There is a lot! I’ve been developing on .NET since the beta of 1.0 and I can tell you that this release is as exciting as any of the previous releases. There are a lot of improvements both in the technology and the way that we’ll build applications on the .NET Framework. There will be a larger learning curve for this release than for ...
*Moved to: Retrieving an identity from Team Foundation Server using only the display nameThis is a lot harder than it sounds. At first you think there will be a built in option with the Read Identities method on the IGroupSecurityService Interface, but you would be wrong! When capturing an event from Team Foundation Server you have access to a lot of information about the change, including the Display Name of the fields for Assigned To and Changed By.Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
I've been struggling through a Team Foundation Server 2008 install with Sql Server 2008 over the weekend. It seems to be having an especially hard time with the SQL Server Reporting Services. After analyzing a few things, I determined that the configuration tool was having an issue due to some prior installations of software. The report urls were pointing to a SQL Express directory. I went about setting up the virtual directories manually. This required setting up an application pool, and I assigned ...
Event Date: Saturday, January 19, 2009 Event Time: 08:30 (registration), 09:00 – 17:00 Event Location: Microsoft Tampa Office If you want to learn what TDD is all about, this is the event to attend. It’s a day-long event where you will go from start to finish with a sample domain problem and learn how to write tests to drive functionality of the system. This promises to be an excellent event and will be good for both beginners and those experienced with TDD. There will be two tracks running simultaneously, ...
TeamBuild is such a powerful tool. We use it to run our unit tests and publish our apps using ClickOnce. Recently we started using it to publish a web service. This code depends on MSBuildTasks from Tigris. <PropertyGroup> <DeploymentFolder>**S... FOLDER ON WEB SERVER**</DeploymentFold... <DeployServerName>**WEB SERVER NAME**</DeployServerName... <ApplicationPoolName>... <VirtualDirectory>Rep... ...
I finally and succesfully migrated a VSS 2005 Database to TFS 2008. I got soo many problems/errors. Things like: Migration tool worked, but only the folders have been created in TFS. No file has been created, Another migration warned that TF60085: No file or folder to migrate DCOM errors on the server. When re-creating a TFS Project, TF30162: Task "WITs" from Group "WorkItemTracking" failed So, after migrating "empty folders" the first time, I tried to delete the projects in TFS and re-importing ...
*Moved to: Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Foundation Server Power ToolsThere is a new release of the Power Tools for team system. As an MVP I was involved in the trial that started early this month, and I can tell you that a LOT of work has gone into these :) Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
Where: New Horizons (4510 West 77th St. Edina, MN 55435) When: Tuesday, November 11th at 6:00 PM Website: www.twincitiesdevelopersgui... Session: Learn about how the Dependency Inversion Principle (DIP), Dependency Injection and Inversion of Control Containers help you get your system under test more effectively and how it can help you decouple your code. You will also be introduced to a small subset of dependency breaking techniques that will help you break ground into setting your system up ...
Here are the things that caught my attention in today's MSDN briefing: A. Silverlight 2.0 1. You can use IsolatedStorageFile and IsolatedStorageSettings for storing data on the client machine, but they can be disabled by users, so this case must be treated appropriately 2. Xaml power toys http://karlshifflett.wordpr... , it is a VS 2008 SP1 addin that provide powerful code generating tools on context menus for Silverlight and WPF xaml developing 3. You can access HTML DOM Silverlight, ...
*Moved to: MSBuild and Business Intelligence Packages, Ahhhhhh!I have been trying to get a handle on doing an automated build of our Business Intelligence solutions and I am always running into problems around the (IMO badly build) BI Packages that are installed via SQL. They do not support Test, they do not support build. There has been no thought given to how people working on them are going to build test and support them and even the project files are not written in the same schema as the rest ...
I can describe my feeling of mgration from TFS 2005 to TFS 2008 in one word-NIGHTMARE. Summary of recommendations. 1.Create combined TFS 2008+SP1 setup as described in http://www.woodwardweb.com/... and in the latest Team Foundation Installation Guide 2. Read Team Foundation Installation Guide ,Upgrade TFS 2005 to 2008 , Tips for upgrading from TFS2005 to TFS2008 3. If you are using fully-qualified domain names (FQDN, e.g., tfsserver.mycompany.com) , replace the FQDN with NetBios ...
I felt with the amount of time I've had this, I should actually make use of this blog. My name's Max. I live around Philly and I write VB.net and C# at a non-consumer-oriented software shop around King of Prussia. I live and breathe database queries and web apps while I'm at work and I produce electronic music when I'm outside of work. In addition to coding, I'm gonna talk a bit about digital music in the computer age here. You know, the good stuff. Making things make sound that shouldn't and the ...
I just found these videos on ASP.NET for Team Foundation Server. I find that many developers new to .NET could learn a lot from these videos. Almost any developer could learn something or two from at least one of the videos. Check them out at let me know what you think. Team Foundation Server Training Videos Technorati Tags: ASP.NET,Team Foundation Server,TFS,.NET,.NET Framework,Training LiveJournal Tags: ASP.NET,Team Foundation Server,TFS,.NET,.NET Framework,Training del.icio.us Tags: ASP.NET,Team ...
Last I attended a TFS User Group meeting in Minneapolis. Bill Maurer explained how Microsoft used Team Foundation Server to build the next release of Visual Studio. It was really interesting to hear how the development team used TFS to track their own work. The most interesting thing to me was to hear about how TFS is being used to manage Java projects (Not at Microsoft of course!) Previously it had not occurred to me to consider TFS as anything other than a .NET development tool. But, of, course, ...
*Moved to: Ooooh, RTM DelightWell, MSDN will be busy today… Visual Studio 2008 Beta 1, Team Foundation Server 2008 Beta 1 and .NET Framework Beta 1 have all been released today. This is grate news as I have been using the Beta for about as long as it has been available and all those applications I have waiting in the wings can now go live :), Or at least get into the final phase of development. Can you imaging a better data capture application than one that builds itself (ASP.NET Dynamic Data) or ...
Hello everyone, With SQL 2008 shipping late last week it was time to try my hands at this scenario. It worked great but with a few things to remember. Here is the lowdown. There are two way to go about in order to install TFS with SQL 2008 1) Fresh install, 2) Upgrade SQL. 1) Fresh Install I used Windows 2008 because this is going to be the prevalent OS to install on when people are going to start fresh or it most likely will. There was a little issue with that install when Windows 2008 RTM’ed back ...
We recently put this list of resources together for an ISV. Here's some great info, if you are in the process of evaluating or trying to bring Visual Studio Team System (VSTS) into your organization. These links provide great support when you are creating a cost benefit analysis. All of my ISV's have gone through this process in order to get management to approve a new Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) solution. Cost Benefit Analysis – ROI, Case Studies, ALM Best Practices, ALM Assessment Etc.. ...
One of the questions that came out of my TFS talk at the Magenic Technology Summit was: How do you go about customizing one of the existing templates provided for TFS, such as MSF Agile? We may want to add new types for Work Items, for example, or add new states that work items can be in. The easiest way to do this is through the Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Foundation Server Power Tools. If you do not have the Power Tools installed, you can still do this by editing the XML that makes up the ...
Seminar Overview Yes, I'll admit it. Not long ago I was a 90 pound quality weakling. Other developers would kick sand in my face and flex their low bug counts and rock solid code, but I just couldn't get my code integrated fast enough to fight back. I didn't even know if my entire application would compile, let alone if the pieces would all work together! It was embarrassing… humiliating even. But that was before I discovered Team System and the included build system! I started an automated build ...
I recently had a couple ISV's that wanted to leverage Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS) and Microsoft Office Sharepoint Server (MOSS) together to implement their own internal CodePlex (www.codeplex.com). My ISV's wanted to be able to share code between disparate development groups, have discussions, and ultimately drive reuse of valuable solutions to software related problems. CodePlex is great for the community, but it's not targeted at users within an organization. Being that CodePlex is implemented ...
General references to Visual Studio Team System http://msdn.microsoft.com/e... -> Entry point for VSTS2008 (including the different editions and TFS) http://msdn.microsoft.com/e... (TFS specific part of previous link) http://blogs.msdn.com/teams... (this is the 9th posting in the series, all of which are very good) http://geekswithblogs.net/j... ...
Just to clarify the different tools that you can use to update/recreate the Team Foundation Server warehouse (relational database and OLAP cube). Warehouse Web Service You can browse and invoke it here (always locally from TFS): http://localhost:8080/Wareh... The Run operation will launch processing of the warehouse (you can check the status of the warehouse with the GetWarehouseStatus operation: it goes from ProcessingAdapters, ProcessingOlap and finally Idle). Processing ...
After creating your team project you need to set up the roles and users for your team members. There are three main places that you need to do this: The Visual Studio project, the project portal, and the report site. The easiest way to manage your TFS security is to create AD groups and populate them with the appropriate users. If you choose to use AD groups to manage your group memberships, you will end up with four types of groups: AD (Windows) groups, Team Project Groups, Team Foundation Server ...
I took Jeff McWherter's suggestion to play around with SubText, and have successfully gotten SubText upgraded and running in VS 2008, .NET 3.5. My environment is the "Visual Studio® Team System 2008 Team Foundation Server and Team Suite VPC Image (Trial)" Virtual PC from Microsoft. Here are the steps that I followed: 1. Download and unzip the latest source code from SourceForge 2. Open Visual Studio 2008 Team Edition and Create a new Team Project (File - New - Team Project). I selected the MSF For ...
I'll preface this by saying this works for renaming your TFS server for internal use. I have not tried this for external use. There might be some more steps to get it to work from the Internet. In the past month we migrated our infrastructure from 2005 to 2008 and in order to upgrade we needed to change a few things. If you recall from this my blog post on the subject Changing to a friendly Team Foundation Server Name we changed the NETBIOS name a new nicer to remember name. Well it turns out that ...
Brian Randell just posted about the new Demo VPC being available for download. This version will expire December 31, 2008. This virtual machine is running Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition, SP2. It contains a full installation of Team Foundation Server 2008, Team Build 2008, Team Explorer 2008, Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Suite and all necessary prerequisites. In addition, it has been updated with Office 2007 SP1, current Windows Updates as of March 25, 2008, and the December Release ...
With the release of TFS 2008, Team Build is getting closer to providing the same features as CruiseControl.NET. To help remove some of the shortcomings of Team Build, Microsoft has released the Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Foundation Server Power Tools, which is a set of enhancements, tools and command-line utilities that improve the Team Foundation Server user experience. Team Foundation Server Power Tools includes the following tools: Team Foundation Power Tool command-line tool (TFPT.EXE) ...
Another great meeting!!! Tonight I walked in with Bill; I got to help push the mounds of food and drinks in. As usual the meeting was held at the Microsoft Malvern campus. The meeting started with Dani Diaz our local MS rep. His course was named VS c# Tips and Tricks for the MS Visual Studio 2008 IDE. Dani started out with showing us around VS 2008, key commands, explaining the versioning and how it works, etc. Some of the key commands that he showed were pretty cool, ones I never saw before. Then ...
Maybe it's not so fresh information but it's worth mention here as TFS users would read this. Microsoft released fully configured virtual machine images with Team Foundation Server 2008 installed. There are two images: one with Visual Studio 2008 and one without it. After running you will have the possibility to play with all features as everything is configured and just works. For example you can test new build features and compare it to your current installation. One disadvantage is that you will ...
My name is Marcin Ksiazek and I'm a .net developer and a solution architect. From time to time I run workshops on Team Foundation Server and project management. I decided to start a blog to have a convinient place to put answers to interesting questions that I'm asked. It will also be a place where I'll put all unusual things that happen during developer's everyday life. A bit about myself: I live in Kraków, Poland with my wife Bozena and Krzys and Mateusz. Currently I work at Comarch as a leader ...
*Moved to: TFS Sticky Buddy POC (WPF) release You can now Download the TFS Sticky Buddy windows presentation foundation proof of concept demo from the Codeplex site. This is a proof of concept release of the Team Foundation Server Sticky Buddy digital dashboard project that is built using Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF). This is the main version of the application as the WinForms version of the application has been deprecated. There are some layout issues with this version, but they should ...
*Moved to: TFS Sticky Buddy POC (WinForms) releaseYou can now Download the TFS Sticky Buddy windows forms proof of concept demo from the Codeplex site. This is a proof of concept release of the Team Foundation Server Sticky Buddy digital dashboard project that is built using Windows Forms. This version has layout issues, but is provided as is for demonstration use. The extent of the layout issues will depend on your Area and Iteration layout within the selected project. The source code is provided ...
*Moved to: TFS Sticky Buddy Codeplex projectI hade been looking with envy at the digital whiteboard experiment, and with dismay at the lack of open source for the project. So... I will be creating a version of the Sticky Buddy idea that will run off Team Foundation Server and allow teams to display information on the status of their development on one or many projects. Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
As a follow-up to the TFS Work Item Tracking presentation I gave last night at IndyTFS, I want to provide some tips for getting started with editing work item types in TFS. First and foremost, make sure you have downloaded and installed the latest Team Foundation Power Tools. The Process Template Editor is included in that tool set. The downloads and instructions for TFS 2005 are slightly different from those of TFS 2008. So I'll cover those separately below. Version 2005 To download and install ...
If anyone out there has experience with Team Foundation Server installations, I would really appreciate some help. I am installing TFS 2008 on one server, so everything is there -- SQL, SharePoint, et. al. I have followed all of the instructions and installed all of the prerequisites. I am now ready to install Team Foundation Server. When I run through the install application, I get to the Windows SharePoint Services page. Now, I have a SharePoint installation already, so the application has disabled ...
*Moved to: TFS Event Handler RevisitedAs I now have a TFS server in the office and we have Go-Live on 1st February I will be revisiting the TFS Event Handler prototype. I think there is too much work in the main code to get it working, but I should be able to rework the Prototype for Visual Studio 2008 and Team Foundation Server 2008. Hopefully this will not be much work...Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
http://www.codeplex.com/TFS... I came across the information from the latest MSDN Flash. The information contained is awesome. Finally you have a guide to show you how to implement TFS into an organization. I believe the MSDN Flash states it perfectly "It's a collaborative effort between patterns & practices, Team System team members, and industry experts that shows you how to incrementally adopt TFS for your organization. " There is also a related Visual Studio Team System Guidance Project ...
After we upgraded our server to Team Foundation Server 2008, our builds were failing. To be more specific, our builds were failing for lots of reasons, but the first problem was that the build server was unavailable. We needed to stop the Team Build Service - the build service for TFS 2005 (and set the startup type to manual), before starting the Visual Studio Team Foundation Build service - the build service for TFS 2008. Technorati tags: TFS, Team Build, upgrade ...
It still isn't showing up in search engines, but Microsoft has now provided guidance for securing Visual Studio Team Foundation Server using HTTPS. The official documentation can be found here : http://msdn2.microsoft.com/... I will be walking through this using several deployment scenarios (exposed server, ISA, etc.) in the next few days and will post my findings ...
Buck Hodges just announced two Visual Studio Team System discussions, scheduled for the afternoon and evening of December 5th (http://blogs.msdn.com/buck... I don't know how in-depth the discussions will be, since the intent is to cover everything from Team Foundation Server to the various editions of Visual Studio to new functionalities such as Continuous Integration support - but it is a chance to interact with the key people ...
An hour ago, I claimed (based on my my previous post) in my ASP.NET AJAX session @ IT WORX that VS 2008 would ship next week or by end f the month, but just now realized it has just been shipped already!! Quoting Somasegar[MSFT]'s post: am thrilled to announce that earlier today we shipped Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5. Over the past few months, I have blogged about some incredible features that the team working on Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 have built. I wanted to share ...
Can we use TFS’s source code control with Visual Studio 6.0 and Visual Studio .NET 2003 clients? Yes we can use the Visual Studio Team Foundation Server with products that do not support Team Explorer integration. By using: Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server MSSCCI Provider Brief Description: Enables integrated use of Team Foundation Version Control with products that do not support Team Explorer integration. http://www.microsoft.com/do... ...
We know many of you have been testing the Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 VPC images, http://msdn2.microsoft.com/... It has been brought to our attention that the current Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 VPC images will expire on November 1, 2007, rather than March 15, 2008 as originally announced. It is strongly encouraged that you take all necessary steps before November 1, 2007 to back up all your projects and move your Team Foundation Server data to an alternate location. For instructions ...
Hey everyone, please be aware that the VPC provided by Microsoft to evaluation Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server 2008 B2 will expire Nov 1st. If you are using this VM in production and are using the Go-Live licence please plan for this and prepare a contingency plan. See Jeff Beehler's blog for more info and any news on this here VS2008 Beta2 VPCs expiring prematurely Cheers, ET ps. I'm very busy, actually way too busy and I will start posting more soon. Don't despair... Technorati Tags: TFS ...
So I finally got the time to sit down with a copy of Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 and got it installed on my test rig. Here's how it all went down... I did a custom install this first time around - no Visual C++, and none of the SQL Compact or Crystal Reports stuff. I was certain to include the new Code Analysis, Performance and Testing tools though. I've heard some interesting things about the way those tools have improved with VS 2008 and am anxious to try them out. I'm also pretty anxious to try ...
*Moved to: Why Integrated Authentication does not work with host headers!You receive error 401.1 when you browse a TFS Web site that uses Integrated Authentication and is hosted on IIS 5.1 or IIS 6 This little problem occurs when you have Windows 2003 SP1 or later installed and you try to change your Team Foundation Server to a friendly name, like say tfs01.[intranet].[company].... more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: Team Foundation Server SharePoint IntegrationWhy is there not more integration found in Team Foundation Server "out-of-the-box" with SharePoint 2007. It seams obvious to me that you would want to show your Work Items in SharePoint and integrate SharePoint Workflow into Team Foundation Server. It only make sense to be able to initially create a SharePoint Work item that is a request from a user into SharePoint, have some sort of approval workflow before assigning it to a project within ...