VSTS Rangers just released Visual Studio TFS Branching Guide 2010!

The VSTS Rangers have really been in release mode the last couple of weeks! This time I want to mention another project I’ve been involved in – the update to the TFS Branching Guide project. In this release the content has been updated for TFS 2010 and shows best-practices on many of the new TFS Source Code features, in particular the ones related to branching of course. Just look at this beautiful picture of what the guide covers:


The guide also has a nice hands-on lab you can use to quickly get up to speed with the concepts. So head over to Codeplex and download the release!

New Event: Lab Management from A to Ö

On February 11 we’ll do a half-day presentation at Microsoft in Stockholm focusing entirely on virtualization in general and using the new lab management tools coming in Visual Studio 2010 in particular.

The event will cover the following (in Swedish):

13.00 – Inledning
Dag König, Microsoft
13.30 – Virtualisering
Anders Björling, Microsoft
Windows Server och Hyper-V ger en konsoliderad servermiljö och en infrastruktur som snabbare svarar upp till utvecklares nya och förändrade krav. Presentationen täcker in:

  • Virtualisering från Microsoft
  • System Center för hantering av virtualiserade miljöer

14.30 – Kaffe
14.45 – Visual Studio Lab Managment
Mathias Olausson, Qwise
I detta pass visar vi hur man får igång Lab Manager och hur man använder de olika delarna i produkten. Vi går igenom ett exempel som visar på följande delar:

  • Arkitektur, installation och konfiguration
  • Skapandet av miljöer
  • Manuell testning i virtuell miljö
  • Automatisering av tester
  • Byggautomatisering, deployment och automatiska tester i byggen

16.00 – Visual Studio Lab Management hos Länsförsäkringar
Tomas Scott, Länsförsäkringar
Länsförsäkringar har använt Visual Studio 2010 under en tid. I den här presentationen delar Tomas vision och erfarenheter ifrån deras införande av Visual Studio Lab Manager.

For more information and registration visit the registration site here: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032439767&Culture=sv-SE

Visual Studio 2010 TFS Upgrade Guide available on CodePlex

The VSTS Rangers released another great project – the Visual Studio 2010 TFS Upgrade Guide. This is a valuable resource for anyone who wants more information on the process to upgrade to TFS 2010. The 2010 Upgrade guide has the following content (from the project site):

1 Introduction
2 Upgrade Process
3 Scenarios
3.1 Upgrading Projects from Multiple TFS 2008 servers into one TFS 2010 server
3.2 Upgrading severs when SQL Mirroring is enabled
3.3 Recovering system if upgrade fails midway
3.4 Updating Team Project Portal for an existing Team project
3.5 Splitting Team Project Collection into Multiple Collections
3.6 When I move a Team Project Collection, how do I move the reports?
3.7 Bringing Workgroup Machine inside Domain
4 Frequently Asked Questions
4.1 Can I use a TFS2008 Process Template to create team projects in TFS 2010
4.2 How can I enable Agile Workbooks in upgraded Projects
4.2.1 Enabling the Product Backlog Workbook
4.2.2 Enabling the Iteration Backlog Workbook
4.3 How can I enable Test Case Management in upgraded project
4.4 How can I enable Branch Visualization in upgrade projects
4.5 How can I enable Lab Management in upgrade projects
4.6 What is WIT Admin Tool
4.7 What happens to my custom reports created in TFS2008 post upgrade?
4.8 Will my old TFS2008 reports work post upgrade?
4.9 Can I add a new Database to my existing TFS 2010 farm?
4.10 Error bringing cloned Team Project Collection online
4.11 Move Team Project Collection Database from one Database server to another Database Server
4.12 How to enable the TFS reports if the WSS server is upgraded to MOSS server?
4.13 How to Move Team Projects from one Team Project Collection to another
5 References