TFS 2013 Merge Work Items Event Handler – for automatic association to work items after merge

Monday, October 12, 2015

Hi Found great tool - https://mergeworkitems.codeplex.com/ Suppose you work in your own branch, and associate each changeset you check in to work items. Then, after week or two of work you merge your changes to the integration branch - How will you associate the changes to the work items you associated while working in your branch? Well, this tool does it. It's a server plugin that does the work for you after a merge operation you check in. the plugin links all work items associated to merged changesets - to the new changeset created. However, a little bit of effort needed to deploy the...
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License update in TFS 2013.4 – free features to use in web access

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Hi In upcoming version - 2013.4 - managing work items, querying, using backlogs and alerts in TFS web access - free of charge, no license needed. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/bharry/archive/2014/07/09/upcoming-vs-online-licensing-changes.aspx http://almsweden.com/magnust/2014/07/25/license-update-visual-studio-online-and-maybe-tfs-2013-4/ Dan.
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New MSSCCI for TFS

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Hi   New version Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010 MSSCCI Provider 32-bit released. http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/bce06506-be38-47a1-9f29-d3937d3d88d6 This version includes a fix to an issue of workspace mapping curruption when using VS2005 with MSSCCI in a multi branch environment. I hope this fix will be also released for MSSCCI 2012 + 2013 soon.   Dan
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"But why are the TFS team alerts not working?"

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Hi Since TFS 2012 the alerts system has been improved dramatically, allowing us to create alerts which affects all team members. The alerts administration is web based and does not need any plug-in or a client tool. However, I've been asked why do the individual alerts continue to work and to send email upon a trigger, whie an alert set for the team does not do the same. When individual do not work, we check SMTP settings, we check the query which the alert is based on, and we look for errors in event log. But now situation is different: individual alerts work, no...
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Where is the excluded files list under VS2012?

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

 HiSince VS2012, we no longer get the excluded file list field when we try to add files to TFS.In Previous versions we could change the filter in thee beginning of the item adding process.Well, now there's a different way to do it.If you want to build an exclusion list that differ then TFS default, allyou have to do is add .tfignore file to your local folder.the file affects recoursively, and you can override it by other .tfignore files in sub folders.How to build your ignore file - here.With your custom ignore file, you can be sure your settings are...
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TFS/Visual Studio 2013 about to launch

Monday, October 7, 2013

 Hi  TFS/Visual Studio 2013 about to launch.RC version available , you can read about it here.The new web access released in TFS 2012 is getting better and better, and now supports work item charting, work breakdown (features to tasks) and complete testing process. As Brian Harry mentioned here, the new version will be released on Oct 18th and launched on Nov 13th Dan
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TFS – Keil source control intergration

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Hi For those of you who develop embedded systems in Keil , I prepared a configuration file to help you integrate with TFS within Keil environment. The config file is formatted for Keil UV4, and the pathes I wrote in the file are targeting Team Explorer 2010 in 32 bit environment. Feel free to change path to fit your environment. Here's the config file contents, feel free to copy and paste. Just change the paths if needed. Dan DataBase= MenuItem=Team Foundation Source Control &Explorer Command=C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\Common7\IDE\devenv.exe Arguments= Environment= RunMinimized=0 QueryComment=0 QueryRevision=0 QueryCheckPoint=0 Initial_Folder= MenuItem=Check &In '%F' Command=C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\Common7\IDE\TF.exe Arguments=checkin "#F" /comment:"%Q" /recursive Environment= RunMinimized=1 QueryComment=1 QueryRevision=0 QueryCheckPoint=0 Initial_Folder= MenuItem=Check &Out '%F' Command=C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\Common7\IDE\TF.exe Arguments=checkout "#F" /recursive Environment= RunMinimized=1 QueryComment=0 QueryRevision=0 QueryCheckPoint=0 Initial_Folder= MenuItem=&Undo Check...
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