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 – 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...

[Unsupported] Multiple build controllers on a single machine

I've been asked about this issue: how to create multiple build controllers on a single machine. First of all: Why should we? This is needed in a TFS environment with many TFS Team project collections. Each build controller can serve one TFS Team project collection only. So assuming we have a build machine strong enough for handling massive amount of builds from several collections, we are forced to provide multiple machines to host each controller. The workaround - Unsupported! - is to setup a multiple build controllers environment on a single machine, here's 2 posts about it: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/jimlamb/archive/2010/04/13/configuring-multiple-tfs-build-services-on-one-machine.aspx http://marknic.net/2010/05/14/multiple-tfs-2010-build-controllers-on-a-single-build-box/...
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Update to MSSCCI provider 2010 – critical for vs2005 connect TFS2012

Monday, May 6, 2013

 HiOne of the biggest issues in TFS 2012 migration is the VS2005 users in XP.1. Team Explorer 2005 cannot connect TFS 20122. MSSCCI 2012 cannot be used - it needs Team explorer 2012 that cannot be installed in XP3. MSSCCI 2010 refuses (until now, no more) to connect VS2005Customers were forced to migrate from Visual Studio 2005 or from XP in order to connect their developers, or to suspend TFS migration. VS2005 with XP is no longer an issue - updated MSSCCI 2010 is here, VS2005 can connect TFS 2012.Read here Dan
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TFS + VS 2012 update 1 is here

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

HiTFS/VS 2012 update 1 released.Many bugs were fixed and great new features added.For example, TFS 2012 web access keeps getting better and better with new features like Kanban board (Requirements board, in addition to the task board), counters for links/attachments on tabs, drag & drop tasks to team members for assigning, and more...List of the new features here.The next planned update (2) will be revolutionary:  Test case management + executing manual test in TFS WEB ACCESS.I'm waiting for that.Download update 1  here.The TFS Server update is in ISO format. The VS update is 1.1 MB msi, and when you...

TFS 2012 Express – How to backup?

Thursday, September 13, 2012

If you're using TFS express edition, you're using SQL Express.DB backup is a must, of course.But you cannot create SQL backup by maintenance plan, because maintenance plan is not available in SQL Express.And the backup tool in TFS Admin console is missing, yet. Follow this post, to generate SQLCMD backup commands and define scheduled tasks to execute them.Note: verify that the sqlcmd command is working properly with the given arguments.You'll find this post useful for any SQL named pips issues. Dan  
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TFS 2012 RTM released and available.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

TFS 2012 is here.Available for downloads for MSDN subscribers. Trial version available here.What's new: All here in the product guide. You can read more about the new web interface (my post from the beta version called 11 Beta).New: TFS Express 2012 - a free version of TFS for up to 5 users, can be installed on a pc (win7/8), based on SQL Express, and provided source control management, build automation & work items. Important notes about system requirements:1.  VS 2012 can be installed side by side with VS20102. TFS requires 64 bit servers only, 2008 R2/2012, cannot be installed...

Going local with TFS 11

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

TFS 11 provides a new way to use source control with TFS. Until TFS 11: The source control management is done entirely by the server. We have to report TFS when we make our local changes: when we want to add, delete, or edit files, for examples. Files have read only access, and TFS permits us to update files after we check out. Needless to mention, working disconnected from TFS is almost impossible. We can continue working on...
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