TFS 2012 Upgrade Process Template–Guide

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Many customers are upgrading from TFS 2010 or earlier versions to TFS 2012 and in near future will upgrade to TFS 2013. As Microsoft making the upgrade process of TFS a very smooth process there are still things we need to upgrade in our Team Project process template things that will not happened in the TFS Upgrade Process. So which things? the Team Project Process Template – Work Items, Queries, Reports, Categories and more. There are couple of scenarios you interesting in: Upgrade the same Process Template to the latest version. ...

Getting Started With Git-TF Tool

Monday, December 31, 2012

Git-TF tool release by Microsoft allowing developers to work locally using Git repository without any connection to TFS, if you wanted to work on your files locally (In case you don’t have internet connection) you had reopen the solution and work offline. TFS 2012 comes with new feature called – Local Workspace allowing developers to work locally on their files but without tracking the changes history – here comes Git-TF tool. Brian Harry’s Blog Distributed Version Control (DVCS) has a growing following. It enables a set of workflows that can be very handy and...

Visual Source Safe Upgrade Tool for Team Foundation Server

Sunday, November 11, 2012

If for some reason you or your company is still using VSS it’s time to move forward! Team Foundation server supports VSS Migration, until today there were a command line tool allowing you to migrate VSS repository to TFS Source Control – this tool is called – VSSConverter. VSSConverter command line tool requires configuration file that need manual authoring, but no More! Microsoft has announce a new wizard based UI tool for upgrading VSS repositories to Team Foundation Server 2012/2010. Open the tool and start the upgrade, choose VSS local repository. ...

Quality Center Migration To TFS 2012 RC

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Tweet As Sela Group continues to move hundreds of customers from Quality Center to TFS we have upgrade our migration tool called – Scrat to support migration to TFS 2012 RC. The migration process is Easy, Fast and doesn't required any special customization it’s just a simple wizard application that will allow you to migrate everything from Quality Center to TFS. Requirements, Bugs, Test Cases, Attachments, Links between items and more. Just download the trial version and follow my steps: Step 1: Define Migration Plan After installing Scrat the first page will ask...

The Git Hole

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Tweet I consider myself a calm person with plenty of tolerance, I believe in productive discussion and love it – Part of my job as a consultant is to talk with Teams and explain them why you should choose a specific product over another, in 99.9% of those meetings there is one guy that don’t like the change (No One Like Changes) and you need in a calm way to explain and show him the benefits of the new tool – Forcing someone to do something is never a good thing. But sometimes there is no wining side in a discussion,...

Team Foundation Backup Plan Not Working in Administration Console

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Tweet Today I came to a customer for consulting and the customer told me that there is no Backups for TFS. So right away I told him this is very important and let’s create a Backup Plan for TFS. How To: Create TFS 2010 Backup Plan Problem So I’ve download TFS 2010 Power Tools, Install, Open TFS Administration Console, Click “Create Backup Plan” and Nothing happens. So I’ve started to investigate and saw some errors in TFS Event Log, of course I saw “Object reference not set to an instance of an object” and didn’t understand the problem. Process finished: fileName=C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft...

The Future of Testing: Quality Center vs. Team Foundation Server

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Tweet Quality Center vs. TFS is a question I hear a lot, each customer that works with Quality Center has faced this question when the development team has decided to work with TFS or the Testers want features to help them improve their testing quality. Instead of talking about that subject only with my customers I decided to write something on that subject to help you understand the power of TFS for Testers, and how this platform will improve your Testing abilities with more advance features and align the Testers as part of the development Team. ...

TFS API Part 42 – Getting Started With Lab Management API

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Tweet I did some cool things lately with TFS Lab Management API, from connecting it to TFS Web Access and allow REST access to the lab (if you want to ask why – The customer is always right ). So this part of TFS API will deal with Lab Management API, although Lab Management API is not public I’ll show some cool things you can do but this will be under your own risk. Again, this is just the beginning of the Lab Management API, so let’s get started Download Demo Project Step 1:...

Validate Field Format in Work Items using MATCH Element

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Tweet Today I got a interesting questions from a customer – How I can force format to a version field? I said cool finally I can use the MATCH Element (Work Item Type Definition Schema) to set a regex for System.Title field, The MATCH rule doesn't support full regular expressions, but a simplified version. <MATCH pattern="pattern to match" for="user name" not="user name" /> Enforces basic pattern matching for strings only. <pattern> should be replaced with the match pattern. Valid values are "A", "N", "X", all other values are taken as literals. "A" represents an alpha...

Team Foundation Server Power Tools December 2011

Friday, December 16, 2011

Tweet Read the full article from Brian’s Harry Download –> Team Foundation Server 2010 Power Tools Power Tools Come to Eclipse We are completely committed to ensuring that developers outside of Visual Studio have great access to TFS and that includes bringing Power Tools to these developers when appropriate.  Today we made a new Power Tool download available as an Eclipse update site. 64-bit MSSCCI Support We also made the one of our most significant updates to the MSSCCI provider for TFS 2010 in...