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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[Unsupported] Multiple build controllers on a single machine

Thursday, May 23, 2013

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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Alternative test step editor for TFS

 The new Microsoft Test Manager has amazing abilities in managing manual tests, automating then, providing max data collection for the developer to reproduce the bugs found while testing.However, Editing the test steps in Microsoft Test Manager is a bit difficult. step lines are limited in their width, and the text canot be wrapped to multi-lines.  Here's an alternative editor that makes the steps editing more easier for us Dan
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New TFS Sidekicks available

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Team Foundation Sidekicks by Attrice Corporation is a free-to-use suite of tools for Microsoft Team Foundation Server administrators and advanced users.These tools provide Graphic User Interface for administrative and advanced version control tasks in multi-user TFS environments. Atrrice...
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Team Explorer Everywhere – for Java / Linux users

Monday, April 26, 2010

 Teamprise helped us using Team system while developing in Java,  within IDEs other than Visual Studio (Eclipse, IBM Rational), on platforms other than Windows ( Apple Mac OS X, HP-UX, IBM AIX, Linux, Solaris, Unix).With the launch of Visual Studio 2010, Microsoft announced Team Explorer Everywhere (acquired from Teamprise).Read more about it here, download it from here.Dan
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Rename TFS work item definition? possible in 2010

Monday, March 1, 2010

Before TFS 2010, renaming work item definition was a complex task. What we had to do was to create a NEW definition using the new name and all other definitions of the original work item, and to re-create all work items and lose all modification history. In TFS 2010, all we have to do is to rename work item definition using command line tool witadmin.exe Dan
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TFS 2010 Installation Guide – a friendly version

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Hi For installing TFS 2010, we use the installation guide provided my microsoft. However, It’s takes an effort to use it, to navigate inside this chm file and locate the step we are in during the installation. Leo Kushnir sent me a link to a friendly installation guide by Benjamin Day. One PDF file, with the installation steps, and with a lot of screen shots. Use it!

SQL Server Reporting Services is configured to require a secure connection, however no HTTPS URL is configured with a valid certificate

Monday, February 15, 2010

I got this error message by TFS configuration wizard, which ran validation tests after SQL 2008 & TFS 2010 installations: ”SQL Server Reporting Services is configured to require a secure connection, however no HTTPS URL is configured with a valid certificate. Use the Reporting Services Configuration Manager to configure or remove HTTPS support.” It appears that reporting services management URL was enabled only in HTTPS, not HTTP. Found a great solution by Ed Holloway here, by editing report server configuration file.