TFS & Visual Studio ALM – by Neno Loje

(formerly Team System, VSTS)

Entries from April 24th, 2007

Posters can make complex things easy to remember

April 24th, 2007 · No Comments · Downloads, Team Foundation Version Control, TFS Administration, TFS Tips and Tricks, Training and Learning

Willy-Peter Schaub [1], a fellow VSTS MVP [2], is our “king of Posters” when it comes to visualize complex things from Microsoft recommendation and best practices papers into nice and easy-to-remember posters! Microsoft Team System Branching poster [3] Microsoft Team System Security Mapping Microsoft Team System Single Server Deployment Microsoft Team System Source Control Microsoft […]

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[Web Tests] Debugging Web Tests

April 22nd, 2007 · No Comments · TFS Tips and Tricks, VS Test Tools

Did you know that you can debug web tests you created with Visual Studio 2005 Team System? Instructions: Place breakpoints in your ASP.NET code you want to test. Run ASP.NET website (with debug enabled and debugger attached). Run Web Tests (right-click the test project in Solution Explorer: Debug » Create new instance, if it’s in […]

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[Tip] Shortcut Key for Pending Changes Window

April 22nd, 2007 · 2 Comments · Team Foundation Version Control, TFS 2005, TFS Tips and Tricks

Can’t find a window anymore? That’s no problem since you can find all the tool windows in the corresponding menu in Visual Studio. Looking for Windows in VS It’s under the View menu: Well, sometimes also unter the View » Other Windows menu: If it’s one of the test windows (Test View, Test Results, Test […]

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Rewarded as MVP for Team System and I became MCTS: TFS

April 16th, 2007 · No Comments · 1988, Training and Learning

The week starts with two good things for me. Microsoft rewarded me as MVP for Team System, which I’m very happy about because my MVP collegues are are great and smart community of TFS experts that I am always happy to talk with. And I passed the beta exam on TFS Configuration & Deployment and […]

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Get the free unlimited TeamPlain Web Access license

April 9th, 2007 · 1 Comment · Downloads, Team Foundation Server, TFS 2005, TFS Administration, TFS Tips and Tricks, Third-Party Solutions, Tools and Utilities

Wow, now where TeamPlain Web Access is free for all TFS customers [1] you need to ‘upgrade’ your license to the unlimited license. The creators – DevBiz – describe the process (which is as easy as downloading a ZIP file and placing it to a specific directory) in their blog at [2]. Enjoy! -Neno P.S. […]

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stpBA: A Storyboarding solution for Team System

April 6th, 2007 · No Comments · Third-Party Solutions, Tools and Utilities

  stpsoft ltd., “The Software Requirements Company”, created an interesting Visio add-on that let’s you storyboard your scenarios withint Visio and post them back into Team Foundation Server. That’s what the producers say: “Capture, elaborate and validate software requirements in Team System projects, and generate storyboards, specifications, work items and test scripts.” Overview – Team […]

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Installing TFS SP1 in a dual server configuration

April 4th, 2007 · No Comments · TFS 2005, TFS Administration

Do you want to install the TFS SP1 in a dual server configuration and ask yourself questions like: Which would be the correct installation order? Do I need the Quiescence patch on both tiers? The answers are: There is no required order. The Quiescence patch is required on both tiers (before SP1 is installed). Thanks to Edward Psyk […]

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