Moving Team Foundation Server Databases To New Destination

30 בספטמבר 2007

Last week I installed Team Foundation Server (single server mode) for one of our customers. Due to hardware problem, I installed TFS on default drive C which has low capacity: ~50GB space. After couple of days the customer installed another hard disk (160GB). He asked me to move TFS databases to the new hard disk. These are the steps I used to move the TFS databases from drive C to the new hard disk. Preparations Ask the users (and make sure...) to stop working against TFS. Backup TFS...
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MSBuild Basics

One of my favorite technologies is MSBuild. I found that I didn't dedicate too much writing time about it in this blog. I think and feel that I really neglect MSBuild at my blog...:( This post will be the first of series of posts about this technology. So lets start with the basics of MSBuild. The Microsoft Build Engine (MSBuild) is the new build platform for Microsoft and Visual Studio. MSBuild is completely transparent with regards to how it processes and builds software, enabling developers to orchestrate and build products in build lab environments where Visual Studio is not installed. Quote from Microsoft...
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September TFS Powertool released!

29 בספטמבר 2007

September version (1.3) of the Power Tool for TFS 2005 is now available for download. This release includes new features: Team Foundation Server Best Practice Analyzer: This tool helps a TFS Administrator gather configuration information about TFS deployment, perform tests on a server, analyze test results and more. In addition, this tool can be used to perform these tasks: Determine configurations that differ from default, recommended, or required settings. Verify a TFS deployment is configured according to recommended best practices. WorkItem templates: supports the ability to create, apply, capture, and set default work item templates. Templates can be used to...
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svcutil.exe in Orcas Beta 2 problem

28 בספטמבר 2007

When I trying to run WCF test service on VS 2008 beta 2 I got an error: Unhandled Exception: System.IO.FileLoadException: Could not load file or assembly ’svcutil, Version=3.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a’ or one of its dependencies. Strong name validation failed. (Exception from HRESULT: 0×8013141A) File name: ’svcutil, Version=3.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a’ —> System.Security.SecurityException: Strong name validation failed. (Exception from HRESULT: 0×8013141A) It turns out that this is a known issue in Beta2. Svcutil.exe is not signed correctly. I found a solution for this issue at WCF MSDN forum: http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=1932994&SiteID=1&pageid=0 The solution is: 1. Open the VS...
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C# 3.0 Extension Methods

How many times have you written wrapper methods for objects that in reality you wished were part of the object itself?For example, we have the following method which returns the first and last char of a given string in upper case: 1: namespace MaorDavidsBlogExamples 2: { 3: public static class Extensions 4: { 5: public static string UpperFirstAndLast(string str) 6: ...
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Google Presentation

Google updated recently their Applications suite with the addition of Google Presentation. It was added to all of docs.google.com including Google Apps For Your Domain, which I also use.   Nice things in this application It looks just like PowerPoint! Great Revisions support - many copies are saved all the time, so you'll never lose anything. You can start a presentation then give folks a URL and they can join up and watch. Upload a PPT . You can chat about the presentation being watched. Save as a ZIP file. They'll create a "self-contained" ZIP...
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Getting started with LINQ

24 בספטמבר 2007

Language Integrated Query (LINQ) introducing a standard set of operators that can be used to query several different data stores such as SQL Server and XML. LINQ comes as part of the future revisions of both the C# and VB.NET compilers (VS 2008). LINQ architecture As we see at the figure below, the data to be queried can take the form of XML (LINQ to XML), databases (LINQ-enabled ADO.NET, which includes LINQ to SQL, LINQ to Dataset and LINQ to Entities), objects (LINQ to Objects), and so on. (Click to enlarge every image) Each...
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