TFS Cleaner Tool

Thursday, December 11, 2014

I few weeks ago I wrote a post about Control\Reduce TFS DB Size after received a “There is not enough space on the disk” message. That post shows how to identify what Test Attachments types are taking so much space and using the MS Test Attachment Cleaner to remove them from TFS repository. Two things, first I don’t like using Command Line tool – I prefer UI, so using MS Test Attachment Cleaner isn’t my favorite. Second, there are other things beside Test Attachment what consume a lot of space in TFS. So I decide to create a...

Control\Reduce TFS DB Size

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Today I received an email from the company DBA saying that out TFS Backup failed because “There is not enough space on the disk”. First I’ve opened SSMS to understand how big is our TFS DB and I…….. What????? I knew that we’re getting bigger from day to day (more and more groups are joining to start working with TFS) but 633GB??? TFS DB Size growth usually comes from Attachments and Source Control, So I tried to understand which Team Projects are taking most of the space. I need to understand what type of attachments are taking all that space, again per...

TFS API Part 50 – Get Team Project Template

Sunday, July 21, 2013

In my last post TFS 2012 Upgrade Process Template–Guide I’ve talked about upgrading an existing Team Project Template to another or a newer template. An important part of the upgrading process is knowing from what template you are upgrading from – although this is not really important because the base template can be modified completely. So here is a simple tool to display the Base Process Template name. Download Demo Project Step 1: Connect TFS and Getting Team Projects Create WPF Application, and add the basic code for connecting...

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. ...

VS/TFS 2012 Update 2 & Update 3 CTP

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Couple of days ago Brian Harry post about the new release of Update 2 for Visual Studio and TFS 2012, and today another release of Update 3 that isn’t big a Update 1 and 2 but contains a set of bug fixes that can ease you work. Before jumping to Update 3, if for some reason you’re not using Update 2 this is the time to read about it and install it! Update 2 VS/TFS 2012.2 (Update 2) Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 (VS 2012.2) ISOs available ...

איך להגדיר ימי חופש של סבב פיתוח – יום שישי במקום ראשון

Sunday, March 3, 2013

אחד השינויים ב – TFS 11 מאפשר לנו להגדיר קבוצות פיתוח והגדרה של סבבי פיתוח עם תאריך התחלה וסיום (Sprint, Iteration וכו). כאשר מתחילים לתכנן סבב פיתוח נראה חישוב של סה”כ ימי העבודה בסבב הנוכחי, אך סה”כ הימים לא יסתדר לכם כי הוא מחשב שיום ראשון אינו יום עבודה. זאת שאלה שאני מקבל מהרבה לקוחות – איך אני משנה את תצוגת ה – Backlog שתתאים לימי המנוחה בארץ (שישי ושבת ולא שבת וראשון). לדוגמא – אם הגדרנו סבב פיתוח מה – 3 לפברואר עד ה – 14 לפברואר – מדובר על 12 ימים סה”כ ו-10 ימי פיתוח אבל אנחנו נראה סה”כ 9 ימי...

TFS API Part 49 – Delete Team Project

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

There are many improvements in TFS API for 2012 version, in my previous post I’ve talked about TFS API Part 48 – WorkItemControl And Bypass Work Item Rules that allow work item creation with bypass rule mode in WorkItemStore that allow you to create and change any field value without applying the WorkItem template rules. in this post I’ll show how to delete Team Project using TFS API, be aware Delete Team Project is unrecoverable! Download Demo Project Step 1: Connect TFS and Getting Team Projects Create WPF Application, and add the basic...

TFS API Part 48 – WorkItemControl And Bypass Work Item Rules

It’s been a while since I wrote about TFS API, not because there is no more about it is because I worked on Windows Store for the past couple of months so I didn’t had the time. More About TFS API So today post will be about two changes in TFS 2012, the first one is WorkItemControl based on WPF that replaced the WorkItemFormControl based on WinForms, the second will be about WorkItemStore bypass rule – Allowing you to save and change work item values without obeying the work item rules. Download Demo Project...

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. ...

Visual Studio 2012–News (iPhone, Web Test Management, 260 Limit and more)

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

With Visual Studio 2012 and TFS 2012 we have a lot of new stuff for Developers, Testers, Managers customers and more, and this is not the end…. Microsoft continues to develop new features for 2012 version. Test Case Management On The Web Brian Harry - We’ve heard from a number of customers that in final acceptance testing, they don’t want to install anything on the test environment that’s not going to be in the production environment.  That’s understandable.  In our first update, we will be shipping a basic web based test case management...