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Christoph Wille has developed a Team Foundation Server code check-in policy that checks the pending changeset for ///code comments. This has been a very useful tool for us. It can be downloaded here. Thanks Christoph! Technorati tags: TFS, Check-in policy, code comments, Christoph Wille ...
As Vista gains momentum, and many of us get our hands on it - we're quickly faced with a question that not many seem able to answer. More disconcerting - there is nothing solid out there to provide direction. If I am a ASP.Net developer - I want IIS available for my development pleasure. More important, I will probably be using Visual Studio to crank out my applications. There is a lot of effort in the launch of Vista and the new Office products - but what about the development community? Especially ...
When migrating our TFS from a workgroup based install to Active Directory, we got a couple errors when running Team Build. Access to the path 'C:\...BuildLog.txt' is denied To fix this error, I simply deleted the root Team Project folders in Windows Explorer and re-ran the build. The build then recreated the folders. You may have to run the builds in a specific order if your solutions reference assemblies that live in these folders. The other error occurred after a build started: TF42004: Team Build ...
Moving our TFS Server to Active Directory wasn't that bad. I followed these instructions from MSDN. They are meant for people moving from one domain to another. But the steps worked for moving from a TFS workgroup based install to a domain based install. All of the tasks that were assigned to Kyle or myself were migrated over to our new domain usernames and using this handy permissions tool, I was able to get all of our permissions set correctly. The only problem is initiating a build. When I right ...
I added my main workstation to our new Active Directory domain last night with out a hitch. This morning, I added my Vista laptop and ran into a bit of a problem. So I added a DNS role to the server and was able to add the laptop to the domain. Then we started in on Kyle's laptop. When attempting to log on, we got "The system cannot log you on now because the domain engraph is not available". After much googling, I discovered that the DNS role was incorrectly set up. I thought that just removing ...
Today I get to learn how to change a Team Foundation Server from a workgroup based install to a domain based install. We've had Active Directory for a while, but it was never set up right. Thanks to Robert Oderkirk at Free State Business for helping us figure out what was wrong. So now, we have to attach all of our computers to the domain, set up the network users, and hope that TFS plays nicely with the transition. I need to do more research, but hopefully, I just have to switch the TFS accounts ...
After you apply Team Foundation Server Service Pack 1 to an instance of the TFS Proxy Server, external access to the Proxy web site is denied. This is done with an IP restriction on the Team Foundation Server Proxy web site itself. I believe this is related to the pre-SP patch you have to install for quiesing the system, but not sure. Following the application of SP1 to the Proxy, I had to manually remove the IP restriction. Once the restriction was removed everything worked fine again. The symptom ...
OK so I was a good boy - I actually went over Microsoft KB Artcle 928957 prior to installing SP1 for VS2005. I took note of where it said...(to quote) Service pack installation takes longer than the original product installation: loadTOCNode(3, 'moreinformation'); Installing Visual Studio 2005 SP1 takes longer than installing the original release version because the SP1 installation is much like a product installation, but with additional installation tasks. Installation time depends on which product ...
Visual Studio Team System and Team Foundation Server SP1 are now available for download, but be prepared for a long installation time. Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005 Service Pack 1 - Team Suite Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005 Service Pack 1 - Team Foundation Server ...
VS 2005 SP1 RTM was released yesterday. Quote: Some of the improvements in this service pack: New processor support (e.g., Core Duo) for code generation and profiling Performance and scale improvements in Team Foundation Server Team Foundation Server integration with Excel 2007 and Project 2007 Tool support for occasionally connected devices and SQL Server Compact Edition Additional support for project file based Web applications Windows Embedded 6.0 platform and tools support Download Links: Visual ...
I freaked out this morning because I thought I screwed up our Team Foundation Server by using the TFS Admin tool to modify some permissions. Apparently, you are not supposed to use this tool on non-domain based installs. When I pulled up our source control, right clicking on anything gave an empty menu that said "No commands available". After googling around, I found Grant Holliday's blog, which told me to make sure TFS was set as my default source control provider. Turns out that Vault put itself ...
I have been working on a cool new plugin for Team Foundation Server and decided it was time to run the msi to see how it worked outside of the hive. I created the msi and tried to run it on my Vista machine and found that it kept failing to install. The reason for this is that it was not running as the Admin. When I right-click the msi there was no option to run it as the Admin, so I had to Google around to see what I could find out. I ran across a post (forgot the link) and found that I could kick ...
I've been chin deep in confusion the last week getting EnGraph to be official Certified Partners and installing Team Foundation Server. Luckily for me, there is a lot of good information online so I thought I would post a mini-guide: DO ask lots of questions to your Microsoft rep about becoming certified DON'T freak out when the partner's site opens 15 new Internet Explorer windows DO follow the competencies instructions as close as possible DO worry when you don't hear back from Microsoft after ...
Been working with, and did quite a few demos during my short stint with Microsoft, VS 2005 Db Pro. The tool is Microsoft's 1st real entry into bringing the Database team into the Visual Studio experience. So, if anyone believes that DB Projects in VS as they exist prior to DB Pro were real tools, I'm suggesting you take a look at this immediately. The tool takes advantage of Per User Instancing of SQL Express in the design time part of using the Tool. So, all validation is done direct against a working ...
In a previous post I mentioned that I had been trying to use Team Build to get a Continuous Integration environment setup. I recently had the time to return to that task and have managed to get most of what I wanted up and running. I had to jump through a few hoops to get everything working so I'm going to try and describe what I had to do to make everything work right. My solution consists of a WinForms UI, ASP.Net Web Service, 2 Class Libraries, Database project (VSTS DBPro CTP7), Testing project, ...
We recently implemented Team Foundation Server here at work, and it's been fairly ok so far. We have run into some issues lately though. Specifically, issues with Team Explorer inside of Visual Studio 2005. We had a couple of developers here who would randomly (at least it seemed randomly) get NullReference exceptions when trying to view projects and such inside of Team Explorer. This fix for us, seemed to be re-registering some DLL's that managed to get unregistered. At first I thought it was the ...
Team Foundation Server does not have Continuous Integration (C.I.) facility out of the box. I believe this will be incorporated in a future release. In the meantime, we have successfully implemented Continuous Integration using TFS Integrator coupled with Team Build (MSBUILD) and Automated Unit Testing in VSTS. We are running TFS in a single server installation and Team Build is running on a separate machine. Details of TFS Integrator can be found at Mitch Denny's Blog. For those wanting to know ...
Hey all, I will be speaking at the Montreal Code Camp. I'm doing two sessions Introduction à Visual Studio Team System et Team Foundation Server pour les développeurs (intro to TFS) and Développer en Virtuel (Virtually Developing). They are expecting 300 people and there are three rooms so about 100 per room per sessions ... That is a lot of people ... gulp ... it'll be great fun. Cheers and looking forward to seeing you all, ET ...
This is post of is for all of you out there that due to security restriction can't be a Local Admin on your server but still need to be TFS Server Administrators. This addresses the Domain installed TFS not the workgroup edition (WE). I will comment on the WE were appropriate. As we all remember there are three application that need our attention here, TFS (obviously), Windows Sharepoint Services (WSS) and SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS). For project level security I urge you to use the TFS ...
The RTM of VS 2005 Software Development Kit version 3.0 is now available on Microsoft downloads. Quotes from the download page: Brief Description The Visual Studio 2005 Software Development Kit (SDK) version 3.0 includes tools, documentation and samples for developers to write, build, test and deploy extensions for Visual Studio 2005. Overview This is the official Visual Studio 2005 software development kit that allows developers to integrate tools, editors, designers, languages, and much more inside ...
A known gap in the Visual Studio Team System / Team Foundation Server coverage of Application Life Cycle Management (“ALM”) is requirements. This tool facilitates the story-boarding (scenario) aspect of requirements. That in conjunction with the “list” oriented requirements gives good coverage of what’s needed and now provides full capabilities for the full ALM. I’ve been doing Agile oriented software development for 6 years, even though we didn’t have names ...
It looks like the technical writers of Team Foundation Server have updated the Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Installation Guide. The updated version is available for download since yesterday by clicking on this link. Also take note that when you download this CHM file you need to unblock it first as I have outlined in an old blog post here. Cross-posted from The .NET Aficionado ...
MSBuild is the new build platform for Visual Studios. It allows great flexibility, customization (through creating custom Tasks), and integration with unit tests. While MSBuild doesn’t directly support building BizTalk solutions, tasks are available to call the DEVENV executable and Microsoft UK has released a set of custom tasks to support a wide verity of common BizTalk tasks (available on GotDotNet). This provided an easy method for scripting automated or ad-hock BizTalk builds and deployments ...
Peter has a post giving an overview of some tools that are essential to him as a developer. http://jonesie.net.nz/Essen... I would say that I use most of them but not all and I would like to add a few to the list because i mainly do webdevelopment and that's a different story then winforms.Obviously I made the choice to go for The asp.net 2.0 atlas framework so I won't sum up any other ajax frameworks. That is reserved for a separate post. AJAX/Web development: Internet Explorer : Fiddler ...
Jeff and John were nice enough to give me a tour of the GeeksWithBlogs headquarters yesterday in Lee's Summit. They also treated me to my favorite food, Culvers!! They went over Team Foundation Server and I am really excited to start using that. We need to finish the last step of our certification before we get to start playing with it. Jeff also tagged my top: and pimped my saturn: Thanks guys ...
... or at least obtain the ISV competency as a Microsoft certified partner or Microsoft certified gold partner. The full Team Foundation Server (not just the workgroup edition) will be made available as part of the ISV competency MSPP benefits. It should be in the July MSDN shipment. Learn more about the ISV program here ...
This is my first blog post ever. D'Arcy convinced me that I should start a blog to talk about all the good times at Tech-Ed. So here we go. I'm headed down to Boston for Tech-Ed 2006 in a couple days. Should be a great time. This is my first Tech-Ed and I've been looking through the list of sessions available and it's pretty overwhelming. Out of the 700 or sessions available, I picked out about 50 or so I might be interested in attending. I'll probably only have time for about a dozen or so, so I ...
I set off intending to experiment with Team Foundation Server recently to potentially replace our Subversion deployment. As I built up my virtual machine for the TFS application tier I went to install the data tier on our beefy 64-bit SQL Server machine and was stopped by a problem: SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services service is installed on the data-tier computer. The service should instead be on the application-tier computer. Uninstall SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services from the data-tier computer ...
The ACE Team at Microsoft has released Microsoft Threat Analysis & Modeling v2.0 RC1 this week. Talhah Mir and his team have done a great job with this product. The new features include the following: New Tutorials Auto-generation of use cases Threats sortable by attributes Import Component definitions from Visual Studio Team System for Software Architects (VSTA) SDM Deployment Report Export Countermeasures and Test Cases as Work Items for Team Foundation Server (TFS) Improved Graph and Attack ...
Earlier this month, Microsoft released the Requirements Authoring Starter Kit (RASK) for Visual Studio 2005. It is available here: http://www.microsoft.com/do... RASK provides a customizable requirements-authoring solution for software development teams. It provides the basis for a Requirements Authoring solution and shows how to access Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server programmatically from Microsoft ...
This looks pretty cool and I have already seen a few articles touting it as the successor to GotDotNet. It will be interesting to see how this goes. I for one will be watching it closely. [via Oleg Tkachenko ] http://www.tkachenko.com/bl... CodePlex is an online software development environment for open and shared source developers to create, host and manage projects throughout the project lifecycle. It has been written from the ground up in C# using .NET 2.0 technology with Team ...
Date:Wednesday, May 24, 2006 Topic:Unit Testing in VB.NET Speaker:Dave Lloyd, ObjectSharp Consulting Dave Lloyd from ObjectSharp Consulting will cover Unit Testing with VB.Net. Whether you are using VS 2005 Team System or a previous version of Visual Studio .net. Dave will show you how to implement unit tests so you can regression test your code and make changes with confidence. NUnit – See NUnit added to a test project and learn how to execute the Nunit GUI right from Visual Studio, Dave will ...
It was a great workshop held at Microsoft in DC today by Talhah Mir from the Application Consulting and Engineering (ACE) Team. We covered such topics as threat modeling, code security, attacks and countermeasures as well as lots of other topics. First off, let's talk a little about the ACE Team at Microsoft. The ACE Team is responsible for application performance, security, and privacy engineering at Microsoft. They have their blog at this location which is well worth checking out: http://blogs.msdn.com/ace_t... ...
So I will be giving an MSDN webcast on the 30 of May call Adopting Team System. Here is the link to the registration and following is a brief synopsis Do you want to start using Microsoft Visual Studio Team System, but are not sure where to start? If so, this webcast is for you. We discuss various installation scenarios and the differences between the three Visual Studio Team System role-based editions and the suite product. Customization of Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server is ...
Teamprise 1.0 is now available. This looks like a pretty sweet way to handle mixed-platform development. Teamprise is a suite of client applications for accessing Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server from outside of the Visual Studio Integrated Development Environment (IDE). Teamprise enables software development teams to use the source control and work item tracking features of Team Foundation Server from within the Eclipse IDE, and from other operating systems, including Linux and ...
TeamPlain is a web interface for Team Foundation Server that allows managing work items, documents, reports and source control repositories. You can get further information and the download from http://www.devbiz.com/teamp... ...
Check out the latest dot net rocks show, its a great overview of TTD. The whole red-green-refactor approach to development is really neat. I wish the project I'm currently on was build using this approach. We do use a somewhat agile approach but it's nowhere near the full blown agile with TTD approach. In our next phase were going to be looking into refactoring the persistence layer... man with no test it going to be crazy. The thing is you never write perfect code the first time (if ever), at some ...
When I initially installed the Team Foundation Server RC I did not configure the SMTP server at that time. I have since wanted to go back and set up Project Alerts, but I was unsure where to modify the settings to get this to work. I search the internet for a bit and to my suprise I found no information on this. Now maybe I was not searching with the correct criteria :-), but I thought that I would get something back that would help me to figure this out, or at least guide me in the right direction. ...
We found a bug in the Release Candidate version of Team Foundation Server which I shall 'report' here. We accidentally found ourselves in the position of having a team build containing two Visual Studio solutions and a project that was included in both solutions. It appears that TFS Build cannot perform builds in this situation. When it gets to the compilation build step for the 'shared' project, if aborts abnormally. The error in the Windows event log reports a SOAP fault caused by a SQL 512 error ...
Expected launch dates Product Date expected Current status Comment Windows Server 2003 R2 Feb 2006 RTM Includes Active Directory Federation Services and UNIX password synchronisation, improved replication technology, .NET 2.0 and new tools for distributed storage configuration. Visual Studio Team Foundation Server Mar 2006 Beta 3 The server component of Visual Studio Team System. BizTalk 2004 Server 2006 Q1 2006 Beta 2 Support for SQL Server 2005 and Visual Studio 2005. New management console. Internet ...
Hmmm... So, after my first encounter with TFS and some more reading on the stuff I have to say I was impressed! I did what any developer in his right mind would do - decided to take it for a ride on a small internal project which has a team size of around 5 people. But by the time I had got through the basic problems which I described in my post “Encounter with Foundation Server” I had already created for myself and my team 2 Zombie Projects which were lurching somewhere “out there”. ...
Well my happy install of B3R lasted about a week and a half before I was told “Hey RC0 came out on MSDN last night!” So of course my manager decided I should upgrade. So I fire off an e-mail to Marc and Ken, and Marc points me to Rob Caron’s blog which has nice write up and links for the upgrade process. How did the upgrade process go? It went really well and really fast. About 5 hours to do the upgrade (I kept getting pulled away for little things here and there) and it went completely ...
OK so after a few meetings with some of the Microsoft Federal (Vlad, Marc, and Ken) guys to discuss implementing Visual Studio Team Foundation Server for our latest project, I hit the ground running and finally opened the December MSDN media kit shipment to install Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server Beta 3 Refresh. After talking with Ken I thought for sure the install was going to be a bear, but in fact it went exactly according to the checklist provided on the install media. While I wouldn’t ...
One of the key things I feel is missing from Team Foundation Server is access to managing certain things, specifically Work Items, from a web-based interface. In fact, Team Foundtion Server is going to be a hard-sell to my management if this capability is not there. I have a large number of users who will need to be able to enter bugs, and it would be nice if they could do so from a web-based interface - ideally, the SharePoint portal site for the Team Project. I'd prefer not to have to buy a CAL ...

Kannan as just release the First CTP version of Team Foundation Server Admin Tool  on gotdotnet.  Now that will be a usefull tool if it does what it claims it can do.  I will give it a spin and put an update of my appreciation.

Cheers,

ET

After days on contemplation of whether to install the Team Foundation Server Beta on anything other than a VPC I decided to load it on my laptop. Apparently, the list of prerequisites seems quite… long. I had SQL server 2005 with Analysis and Reporting Services already installed when the Installer prompted an error saying I don’t meet the Pre-requisites. Out of the list that were missing on my laptop, WSPS, WSPS SP1, Reporting Service and Analysis Service were the primary items. WSPS ...
If you encounter the TF42046 error, you may want to make sure of a few things: That Team Build is installed on the build machine. This can be found on the Team Foundation Server installation CD in the BB directory. Run setup to install Team Build Make sure the Team Build Service is running. Open the services MMC snapin and look for Team Build Service. Make sure the service is running. Also note the account that the service runs as; you will need it for the next step Make sure the Team Build Service ...
After unsuccessful attempts at installing Team Foundation Server Beta 3 Refresh, I ended up using the Release Candidate VPC with Virtual Server 2005. I couldn't stand the performance so I decided to move the virtual image to a physical drive. After a lot of unsuccessful attempts, I finally came up with a working solution.... (click title to view the rest)
Today Microsoft launched Visual Studio, SQL Server 2005, and BizTalk 2006 Beta 1 in Denver (These products officially launched Nov. 7th). The event was a great success with about 2000+ engineers in attendance ranging from hobbyists to seasoned professionals. I enjoyed participating in the “Ask the Experts” panel which allowed me to meet many attendees and answer questions about two of my favorite products, VSTS and SQL 2005. Hopefully I helped everyone who asked questions about these ...
For those who are interested Team Foundation Server December CTP is currently available on MSDN under the Developper Tools Visual Studio 2005. I'll give my Impressions next week stay tuned. Cheers, ET ...