TFS & Visual Studio ALM – by Neno Loje

(formerly Team System, VSTS)

Entries from August 19th, 2008

Workaround: Team Explorer window is empty

August 19th, 2008 · No Comments · Issues and Hotfixes, Team Explorer

If this is the case… Try… Make sure Visual Studio is closed (and devenv.exe not in memory anymore) Run: devenv /setup Check if it’s fixed already. If not, close down VS again. Run: devenv /resetuserdata The Team Explorer window should now look like expected again. (Thanks to Sven Hubert for the screenshot and workaround verification.)

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How Microsoft uses Team Foundation Server internally

August 17th, 2008 · No Comments · Project Management with TFS, Team Foundation Server, TFS Administration, VSTS

A good read: Applying Value Up at Microsoft by Sam Guckenheimer(also available as 60-minute-webcast)(see also: attached image about Scenarios, Value Props, Experiences, Features) Managing work for Team System by Jeff Beehler Internal TFS Usage: Tracking Customer Value by Siddharth Bathia Dependency Management by Siddharth Bathia How Microsoft/DevDiv uses TFS – Chapter 1 (Our Process) by […]

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Update Warning: Security Update for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 (KB948109) might break Reporting Services

August 15th, 2008 · 5 Comments · Issues and Hotfixes

Name des Updates und Nummer: Security Update for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 (KB948109)version 9.00.3068.00 released on 7/8/2008 Applies to: SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 with Reporting Services installed Symptoms & Result: After installation the SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services service might not start. Therefore the Reporting Services cannot be used anymore. Distribution: […]

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Visual Studio 2008, .NET 3.5 and TFS 2008 Service Pack 1 released

August 11th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Downloads, Issues and Hotfixes, Team Foundation Server, TFS 2008, VSTS

Service Packs for VSTS/TFS do not only contain bug fixes, but quite a few nice new features as you can read here (more general) and here (TFS-specific). Download links: TFS Installation Guide Visual Studio  Team System 2008 Team Foundation Server Service Pack 1 (full)(updates TFS, Team Build and TFS Proxy) Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack […]

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Using images in description fields

August 9th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Project Management with TFS, Team System Web Access (TWA), TFS Tips and Tricks, TFS Work Item Tracking, VSTS

Requires: The use of HTML description fields in stead of the default description field. Team System Web Access (TSWA) to insert the pictures.   Steps: Use a HTML fields for your descriptions instead of plan text fields(might need to copy the old descriptions programmatically). Add the image you want to use to the work item’s […]

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Users can see all team projects after upgrading from TFS 2005 to 2008

August 6th, 2008 · No Comments · Issues and Hotfixes, Team Foundation Server, TFS 2008, TFS Administration, TFS Installation and Configuration, TFS Tips and Tricks, VSTS

Make sure all team project members are added to the appropriate groups (Project Administrators, Contributors and Readers). For every team project remove the “[Server]\Team Foundation Valid Users” group from the team project settings (Team Project Settings ยป Securty). Done. Regular members now should only see team projects where they have permissions.   Enjoy!

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Version Control Tip: Excluding specific files from multiple checkout

August 6th, 2008 · No Comments · Team Foundation Server, Team Foundation Version Control, TFS 2005, TFS 2008, TFS Administration, TFS Tips and Tricks, VSTS

Question: Can I define a file name, not only a file type (extension), if multiple checkout is allowed for the whole Team Foundation Server? Answer: Yes, that is possible, although the UI shows “file extensions” and displays it in a way that you might think that it’s not supported. As a result you can specify […]

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CVS / StarTeam to TFS migration tools (3rd party)

August 4th, 2008 · No Comments · Team Foundation Version Control, Third-Party Solutions

From their website: “Timely Migration currently provides modules that support migration from CVS and Borland StarTeam. Support for additional products will be added in the future.” Link to website: Timlely Migration

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