I have started to work on a Quick Guide for the “Microsoft Test And Lab Management” after a lot of users that likes to understand and try the tool.
The quick guide is posted in my personal blog here and will be spread on a few posts where the first one is published here.
There is also an introduction post here that can give a good idea on what this tool can do.
The quick guide will be published in the “Team System Guides” codeplex site here when finished, I will post on that too.
I am happy to announce a new Codeplex project that gathers Team System guides both for Team System 2008 and for Team System 2010.
You can see the site here.
All guides are in word or PDF formats so you can download and print them.
There is a great MSDN site that gathers all the information and feedbacks for the Team System 2010 and the .NET Framework 4 Beta 1 version.
You can get all the downloads, installations instructions, walkthroughs and more all in this site.
you can find the site in the following URL: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/dd582936.aspx
This post is the fifth and last post that builds the MSProject Guide. See the first post here
On this post I will talk about the different links between work items and how it works with MSProject in the Team System 2010.
In the Team System 2010(Rosario) there are new types of links a few of them are being implemented by the MSProject.
In the MSProject we can indent work items.
We can see in the screenshot indenting work items.The indentation represents Parent/Child link type.
Another link type that is implemented in the MSProject is the Predecessor/Successor.
After we have finished with the Excel guide its time to deal with the MSProject.
Team System is integrated with MSProject which gives the user the ability to use all the grate features of the MSProject and still work directly with the TFS (Team Foundation Server), for example lets say that I have a project gantt already built in the MSProject, instead of adding new tasks to the system one by one I can do it with one click of a button, all tasks and there data will be entered to the Team System as new work items.
It is important...
This post is the seventh and last post that builds the Excel Guide. See the first post here
On this post I will show how using the Excel you can create reports with a click of a button, it is important to mention that you need to have the rights on the reporting services server in order to create reports.
In the Rosario you don't need to be an expert in order to create a very impressive reports, just follow these simple steps:
Step 1: Create a query in order to have more accurate reports, the query must be flat...
This post is the sixth post out of seven that builds the Excel Guide. See the first post here
On this post I will talk about the Parent Child relations between work items and how it works with Excel.
In the Rosario there are new type of links, but the most influencing link type that was added to the Rosario is the Parent/Child link.
Parent/Child link links many child nodes to each parent node, a parent can have many children but each child have only one parent so what we get is an hierarchy of a tree type.
This post is the fifth post out of seven that builds the Excel Guide. See the first post here
On this post I will talk about the Get Work Items function and how to Change List Configurations that are available in the Excel.
Excel is showing the user only the work items he has chosen to see, what if he likes to add more to that list? This is exactly that reason Excel has the “Get Work Items” functionality.
To get Work Items do the following steps:
Step 1: Click on “Get Work Items” button
Step 2: In the window...
This post is the second post out of seven that builds the Excel Guide. See the first post here
On this post I will talk about the export to Excel options that are available in the Team System.
There are two options in the Team System to export work items to excel:
Export from a query.
Export from a query result.
In order to export from a query do the following:
Step 1: Create a query in the Team System project. (Creating a query is out of the scope of this guide)
Step 2: Right click the Query you have just created and...
One of the most powerful tools in the Team System is the Excel, when I say Excel I mean the good old Excel tool that we have in our Office tools.
Team System is integrated with Excel which gives the user the ability to use all the grate features of the Excel and still work directly with the TFS (Team Foundation Server), for example lets say I need to change the state field of 100 work items from Proposed to Active, with the Team Explorer I will need to go one by one and change its state but with the...