“Team For Word” A TFS Word Client and a User Guide For It

יום שלישי, דצמבר 28, 2010

A few days ago I have encountered a very nice tool that is called “Team For Word” Until now I have worked with the “Team Spec” that cost a license compares to this tool that is totally free and with an open source. In the past few days I have worked a lot with the “Team For Word” on clients sites, we have tried to see if this tool can replace the “Team Spec” and the answer is not simple. This tool has some abilities that”Team Spec” doesn’t have like presenting all the work items from a query with links and attachments,...

How Do I Manage Documents In Team System? (SharePoint)

יום שישי, מרץ 5, 2010

I have been asked that question almost in each project I am doing. The answer is very simple: with SharePoint. When I give this answer I get a curious look, and the following question will be: “Why?” SharePoint is a huge product that does many wonderful things, in this post I like to show how it can help us manage our documents. First thing that you will need to know is that when you create a Team Project you also create a SharePoint site, actually what you create is Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) site which is a free edition of SharePoint. In each site...

Team System 2008 Work Items Basic User Guide Was Released

יום שני, נובמבר 16, 2009

Finally it was released… The “Team System Work Items Basic User Guide” was released and can be downloaded from the codeplex project: “Team System Guides” The guide can educate new and advanced users to better use the Work Items section. I have already started to work on “TFS 2010 Work Items Basic User Guide” and I will start publish its parts very soon… Have Fun!!!

Delete TFS Work Item Types

יום חמישי, ספטמבר 10, 2009

I have already written about How To Delete Work Items in TFS in this post I like to show how you delete Work Item Types you don’t need so you will not get a long list of Work Item Types when creating new Work Items. Here is how to do it: 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 destroywitd” command in the following way: tfpt.exe destroywitd...
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How To Manage the TFS Global List

יום רביעי, 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...

How To Create A Branch In Team System 2008

יום ראשון, יוני 28, 2009

Before I start with the how to create a branch step by step guide, I like to remind that creating a branch should be done by a SCM (Software Configuration Management) plan and not when ever you “feel” like creating a branch. It is very important to manage your branches or else you will have a big pile of branches that no one knows there purpose. After saying that here is the step by step guide: The demonstration will be for a demo project called "Web Sites". Step 1: Right click the source folder that is candidate for Branch. Step 2: Choose the...
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