Rosario Preview #4: Tester Edition

30 באפריל 2008

Visual Studio Team System Code Name "Rosario" Test Edition provides new functionality that lets you easily create, manage, edit and run manual tests. Read about manual tests here. The new Tester Edition is a great tool that addresses the needs of the UI testers.  This post is a preview of the main features in this edition. (Click on images to enlarge)   Planning a Testing Effort Camano is a standalone application that allows users the ability to author, plan and manage a testing effort from a simple UI specialized for displaying test artifacts.  Planning...
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Team Foundation Server 2008 SP1 Preview

29 באפריל 2008

Brian Harry just posted about the many new impressive features and changes coming out in TFS 2008 service pack 1. It is quite a comprehensive blog post and well worth the time to read through it. Check it out at "Team Foundation Server 2008 SP1 Preview".   List of features: Version Control Add to Source Control Drag & Drop Version control of unbound files Simpler working folder mappings Checkin date/time column Local...
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Permissions Error when Creating Database Projects

28 באפריל 2008

Recently I got a question about permissions error that occurred when user was trying to create database project in the local instance of Microsoft SQL Server used for design-time validation. The error was: "CREATE DATABASE permission denied in database 'master'". Workaround To create database you must be a member of the dbcreator and securityadmin fixed server roles in the server instance that you specified for design-time validation. First, ensure that the instance name that is specified for your design-time validation database is correct. Second, a user with sysadmin permissions should run the following script on...
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How To Deploy Data Dude Project Changes using Team Foundation Build

When you want to build and deploy database projects with team build you need to edit the database project file and the Team Build file. That's because database projects store any non-default values for the TargetDatabase, TargetConnectionString, and DefaultDataPath properties in a <ProjectName>.dbproj.user file.  *.user files are not checked into version control in order to let every user use different values.   Step 1 - Modify build project file (team build .proj file) Open the BuildDefinition.proj file, and at the bottom of the file, between the </ItemGroup> element and the </Project> element, add the following: ...
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New Rosario Specifications

27 באפריל 2008

In addition to my previous post about influencing on TFS future, the TFS team has just uploaded two of the new Rosario Specifications: Organize team queries and my queries using a folder hierarchy and Team Foundation Server Bug Submission Portal.   To post feedback or ask questions about these Forums please use the forum located at: Discuss and Provide Feedback Here Resolve Improvements Core Linking Work Item Tracking Send Mail from TFS Add to...
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March 2008 TFS Power Tools now available

22 באפריל 2008

Brian Harry has just announced that the March 2008 Team Foundation Power Tools have been released: We've just released a new version of the TFS Power Tools.  This new Power Tool release will work only with the VS/Team Explorer 2008 client (but against either a TFS 2005 or TFS 2008 server).  If you haven't taken the time to upgrade yet, I highly recommend it - you are missing out on lots of great new value we are delivering. This release includes: Process Template Editor support for custom work item...
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Rosario Preview #3 – Developer Edition

21 באפריל 2008

The 3rd preview of Rosario's April 2008 CTP will focus on the Development Edition. This edition has some great features, my favorites are: Historical Debugger, Standalone Debugger and Rule Sets for Code Analysis. (Click on image to enlarge it) Historical Debugger Visual Studio Historical Debugger captures and records what the application does while it is running. When an error occurs, you can quickly find the root cause by investigating the information that was recorded by the Historical Debugger. At any time during debugging, you can go backward and forward in time to determine where an error occurred. Historical Debugger increases debugging productivity...
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Rosario Preview #2 – Team Build

19 באפריל 2008

This is the second post in a series about April CTP of Rosario's.   Team Build System Based on Windows WorkFlow Foundation The new Team Build system in Rosario built on Windows Workflow Foundation, featuring dynamic build machine allocation from a machine pool and distributed build functionality.   New Term - “Build Controller” In Rosario, Team Build uses an agent/controller architecture where the controller is responsible for managing a pool of agents. Notice the notion of “Tags” which let you define metadata for a build controller/agent. Then you can...
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Team System Web Access 2008 SP1 and Work Item Web Access 2008 CTP's Available

16 באפריל 2008

Community Technology Previews (CTP) for Team System Web Access 2008 SP1 and Work Item Web Access has just released by Hakan Eskici and TFS team. Team System Web Access (TSWA) 2008 SP1 (CTP) What's new in TSWA 2008 SP1 Download the CTP for TSWA 2008 SP1 Work Item Web Access (WIWA) 2008 (CTP) What's WIWA? Download the CTP for WIWA 2008
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