Microsoft Test And Lab Management – Create Test Plans (Part 4)

אוגוסט 30, 2009

I have started to write about the “Microsoft Test And Lab Management” in the Introduction post where I presented three sections in the tool: Testing Center, Lab Center and Organize. You can read the post “Team System 2010 Beta 1 “Microsoft Test And Lab Management” - Introduction” of the introduction. I intend to create a quick guide for the “Microsoft Test And Lab Management” out of these posts that will be published in the “Team System Guides”. When working with the “Microsoft Test And Lab Management” for the first time you will need to start with the Organize section where you do...

How To Manage the TFS Global List

אוגוסט 26, 2009

The easy way of managing lists of Work Items in TFS is by using the TFS Global List. Many of my customers ask me “What is the easiest way to manage my Global List?” The easiest way to manage the Global List is with the “Process Editor” that comes with the Team Explorer Power Tools. Step 1: Open the Global List by choosing: Tools –> Process Editor –> Open Global List from Server option Here you can see all the “Global List” lists. Step 2: Right click the white space of the screen and choose “New Global List” option to create a...

Team Build 2010 Beta 1 – The Build Process

אוגוסט 20, 2009

If you are working with the Team Build of Team System 2008 you are familiar with the buildproj.xml file that defines the build process. In Team Build 2010 the process is defined by “Windows Workflow Foundation”. Now instead of using the xml file, fight with the MSBuild syntax and its complex process logic, we now have a visual tool to create the process and we can easily control the logic flow of the build process using the process logic of the “Windows Workflow Foundation” that is much more intuitive. Another thing that was added to the Team Build 2010 is working against...

Team System Work Items Basic User Guide – Create New Work Items

אוגוסט 18, 2009

This post is the second post out of Five that builds the Work Items Basic Guide. See the first post: “Team System Work items Basic User Guide – Introduction”  On this post I will show different ways to create new work items from the Team Explorer. In order to show the Team Explorer in Visual Studio click on its icon. There are two main methods to create Work Items, from the Team Explorer --> Work Items menu or from the Team tab. In order to create a new work item from the...
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Team System Work Items Basic User Guide – Introduction

אוגוסט 17, 2009

Team System is very powerful when it comes to manage development and QA, in order to manage development and QA you will need to have Requirements, Tasks, Bugs etc. In Team System there is a generic object that covers all that is needed, it is called Work Item. What is a Work Item? A work item is a generic object that has types, for example: Requirement, Task, Bug, etc. The Work Item types that are available "out of the box" in Team system are not the only types available, you can create new types as needed in your QA and development process. Using these...
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Delete TFS Work Items

אוגוסט 10, 2009

Many customers ask me about deleting Work Items from the TFS. Here is how to do it for TFS 2008: Step 1: Download and Install the Team Explorer 2008 - October Power Tools. Step 2: Log-in to the TFS using a TFS administrator user. Step 3: Open a command line and go to: “X:\Program Files\Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2008 Power Tools” Step 4: Use the “TFPT.EXE destroywit” command in the following way: tfpt.exe destroywitd /server: /workitemid: you can add as many Work Item IDs as you like using for example 54,88,92 etc. You can disable the prompt message by using /noprompt. Have Fun!!!

How To Show A Work Item From Custom Control Using API In TFS

אוגוסט 5, 2009

Yesterday I have created a Custom Control that one of its features is to open a work item for the user to modify. Since it took me some time to understand how to do it I have decided to post a reference for how to do it in an easy way. Here is an example of how to do it: using Microsoft.TeamFoundation.WorkItemTracking.Client; using Microsoft.TeamFoundation.WorkItemTracking.Controls; using Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Client; using Microsoft.VisualStudio.TeamFoundation.WorkItemTracking; private void ShowWorkItem(WorkItem wiActivity)     {         DocumentService docSrv = (DocumentService)serviceProvider.GetService(typeof(DocumentService));         IWorkItemDocument bugDocument = docSrv.CreateWorkItem(wiActivity, this) as IWorkItemDocument;         docSrv.ShowWorkItem(bugDocument);     } private IServiceProvider serviceProvider; – is part of the IWorkItemControl interface that is required...
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Microsoft Test And Lab Management – Create And Manage Configurations (Part 3)

אוגוסט 3, 2009

I have started to write about the “Microsoft Test And Lab Management” in the Introduction post where I presented three sections in the tool: Testing Center, Lab Center and Organize. You can read the post “Team System 2010 Beta 1 “Microsoft Test And Lab Management” - Introduction” of the introduction. I intend to create a quick guide for the “Microsoft Test And Lab Management” out of these posts that will be published in the “Team System Guides”. When working with the “Microsoft Test And Lab Management” for the first time you will need to start with the Organize section where you do...