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Haven't decided yet which TFS architecture fits you most? here's a great post about it, and a presentation also. Dan
I've been asked about this issue: how to create multiple build controllers on a single machine. First of all: Why should we? This is needed in a TFS environment with many TFS Team project collections. Each build controller can serve one TFS Team project collection only. So assuming we have a build machine strong enough for handling massive amount of builds from several collections, we are forced to provide multiple machines to host each controller. The workaround - Unsupported! - is to setup...
Hi TFS/VS 2012 update 1 released. Many bugs were fixed and great new features added. For example, TFS 2012 web access keeps getting better and better with new features like Kanban board (Requirements board, in addition to the task board), counters for links/attachments on tabs, drag & drop tasks to team members for assigning, and more... List of the new features here . The next planned update (2) will be revolutionary: Test case management + executing manual test in TFS WEB ACCESS. I'm waiting...
If you're using TFS express edition, you're using SQL Express. DB backup is a must, of course. But you cannot create SQL backup by maintenance plan, because maintenance plan is not available in SQL Express. And the backup tool in TFS Admin console is missing, yet. Follow this post , to generate SQLCMD backup commands and define scheduled tasks to execute them. Note: verify that the sqlcmd command is working properly with the given arguments. You'll find this post useful for any SQL named...
TFS 2012 is here. Available for downloads for MSDN subscribers. Trial version available here . What's new: All here in the product guide . You can read more about the new web interface (my post from the beta version called 11 Beta). New: TFS Express 2012 - a free version of TFS for up to 5 users, can be installed on a pc (win7/8), based on SQL Express, and provided source control management, build automation & work items. Important notes about system requirements: 1. VS 2012 can be installed...
TFS & Visual Studio 2012 RC released. Read Brian Harry’s post here . What’s new? : Here . Download from here . Dan.
Microsoft released the Power Tools for TFS 11, which are integreated into the client's Team Explorer 11. Read about it here Dan
Hi Started using TFS 11 Beta. Great features. Great improvements. Amazing new features in Team Explorer 11 for the developers, check Brian Harry’s post here . Rich, fast, and re-written user interface. But let’s talk about the web interface. TFS web interface becomes a main tool for administrating the team project and for the project management. TFS 11 is smarter: we manage “Teams”. Team has members. We set the areas & iterations that are relevant to the team. We set each member’s capacity to...
Hi Just returned from Build conference in Anaheim, CA. The new version of TFS was presented with great new functionalities and so improved user experience. Here are 2 sessions - watch it, don't miss it 1. What's new in Visual Studio 11 for Application Lifecycle Management 2. Working on an agile team with Visual Studio 11 and Team Foundation Server 11 Dan
New version of Power Tools for TFS 2010 released. It contains updates for backup plan wizard (for example - no more retention duration minimum of 30 days), updates for windows shell extension (that enables youto manage workspaces, shelve/unshelve, view history...) and updates for command line utility (for buils management). Read about it here. Download here . Also, new version of build extensions for java environment available here . Dan
Team Foundation Sidekicks by Attrice Corporation is a free-to-use suite of tools for Microsoft Team Foundation Server administrators and advanced users. These tools provide Graphic User Interface for administrative and advanced version control tasks in multi-user TFS environments. Atrrice released Sidekicks v3.0.2 compatible with TFS 2010 Release client binaries. Download here . View Sidekicks page here . Dan
Microsoft released Team Explorer 2005 forward compatibility pack, which enables us to work with TFS 2010 using Visual Studio 2005 Download link here .
I was performing a conversion from Visual Source Safe to Team Foundation Server, using SRL’s legendary check list . Phase 1 – Analyzing using VSS tool, completed successfully. Phase 2 – Analyzing using TFS tool (VSSConverter analyze) – could not start because of an error: TF60008: The VSS database version is older than 6.0. The VSS converter only supports database versions 6.0 or above. Please upgrade the database version and try again. Visual Source Safe database must be converted to version 6 before...
Before TFS 2010, renaming work item definition was a complex task. What we had to do was to create a NEW definition using the new name and all other definitions of the original work item, and to re-create all work items and lose all modification history. In TFS 2010, all we have to do is to rename work item definition using command line tool witadmin.exe Dan
Hi For installing TFS 2010, we use the installation guide provided my microsoft. However, It’s takes an effort to use it, to navigate inside this chm file and locate the step we are in during the installation. Leo Kushnir sent me a link to a friendly installation guide by Benjamin Day . One PDF file, with the installation steps, and with a lot of screen shots. Use it!
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