TFS & Visual Studio ALM – by Neno Loje

(formerly Team System, VSTS)

Entries from July 10th, 2008

FIX: TFS 2008: Delete lost when you merge from delete-branch to trunk

July 10th, 2008 · No Comments · Issues and Hotfixes, Team Foundation Server, Team Foundation Version Control, TFS 2008, TFS Administration

> KB article > Hotfix download

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Facts about Running Builds in Parallel with Team Build

July 9th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Team Foundation Build (TF Build), TFS 2008, TFS Administration, VSTS

TeamBuild can build one build definition from a single Team Project at a time. can build multiple build definitions from different Team Project.   MSBuild has the capability to use multiple CPUs to build projects in parallel and therefore speed up your builds. This multiproc feature can be leveraged in your Team Builds.   Thanks […]

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Your TFS user base is growing? Scale up or out!

July 9th, 2008 · 1 Comment · TFS Administration, TFS Installation and Configuration, VSTS

Are you concerned about performance? You can scale out by… installing a TFS proxy which will cache all version control downloads and therefore reduce the load on your TFS app tier. splitting your single-server TFS installation in an separate application tier and data tier (dual-server-configuration). moving the data warehouse (SQL Server Analysis Services) database to […]

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Beware of configuration changes – TFS might not like them

July 9th, 2008 · No Comments · Issues and Hotfixes, TFS Administration, TFS Installation and Configuration, Troubleshooting TFS, VSTS

If one of the following action are planned you should ready the appropriate documentation: Change the name of your TFS server Join a domain with your TFS or change the domain to which the TFS belongs Change the accounts used for running the TFS services Change the account passwords for the involved services (TFS + […]

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Documentation on how to troubleshoot TFS issues

July 9th, 2008 · No Comments · Issues and Hotfixes, Team Foundation Server, TFS Administration, TFS Installation and Configuration, Troubleshooting TFS

Check the Windows Event Log. Run TFS Best Practices Analyzer.(part of the Power Tools, requires PowerShell to be installed first) TFS-Team Explorer 2008 Troubleshooting Guide (@ MSDN Forums) Have a look at the available troubleshooting documentation on MSDN:   For connection trouble have a look at:Troubleshooting connections to TFS

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Team Foundation Proxy – Your friend for distributed development teams

July 9th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Team Foundation Server, Team Foundation Version Control, TFS 2008, TFS Installation and Configuration

Since you can only deploy one master TFS server and replication mechanisms are not supported you might consider using a TFS Proxy server, which caches the downloads from the Team Foudation Version Control. Functionality / What it does: Cache downloads from Version Control only. Control Messages and other artifacts like work items are still transferred […]

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The Future of VSTS Modeling Tools: UML + DSL

July 7th, 2008 · No Comments · Unreleased, 2909

Well if you asked me a year ago if Microsoft is going to deliver UML tools the answer would not been to positive. As you can read in Cameron Skinner‘s blog Microsoft changed it’s views a bit. It’s not anymore about “DSL vs. UML”, but a combination of both: “the right tool for the right […]

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