TFS & Visual Studio ALM – by Neno Loje

(formerly Team System, VSTS)

Entries from January 31st, 2009

Hotfix for Team Build 2008 SP1: Reducing project-to-project references in build log (KB958845)

January 31st, 2009 · No Comments · Issues and Hotfixes, Team Foundation Build (TF Build), TFS 2008 SP1, TFS Administration, TFS Installation and Configuration

From Aaron Hallberg blog: […] change in TFS Build SP1 which reduced build log noise by cutting out the build steps for project-to-project references […] the fix in SP1 didn’t actually fix the problem, at least not completely. […] As such, if a project was referenced by 10 other projects the fix in SP1 would […]

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Security Update for TSWA 2008 SP1

January 27th, 2009 · No Comments · Issues and Hotfixes, Team Foundation Server, Team System Web Access (TWA), TFS 2008 SP1, VSTS

From Hakan Eskici’s blog: A security issue has been identified with Team System Web Access 2008 SP1 and we have recently published an update that fixes it. Installation Notice Please note that this is a full release, so you will need to uninstall any existing versions of Web Access before installing this update. Update: Instructions […]

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How many users can Team System Web Access support?

January 27th, 2009 · No Comments · Team Foundation Server, Team System Web Access (TWA), TFS 2008 SP1, TFS Administration, Training and Learning

A: Microsoft posted a white paper on this. From the whitepaper: "Test results indicate that Web Access starts to hit the upper limits once the total number of work item objects in the memory is around 180. This translates to approximately 100 concurrent users with typical usage patterns." "Test results indicate that Web Access can […]

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VSTS Whitepapers by Microsoft

January 26th, 2009 · No Comments · TFS 2005, TFS 2008, Training and Learning, VSTS

Planning Visual Studio Team System 2008 Licensing White Paper (pdf/xps/docx) Team Development with Visual Studio Team Foundation Server Guide (pdf/book) Team System Web Access 2008 Scalability Limits White Paper (pdf/xps/docx) Installation, Configuration & Administration Team Foundation Installation Guide for Visual Studio Team System 2008 (chm) Administration Guide for Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team […]

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How TFSDeleteProject Works

January 20th, 2009 · No Comments · Team Foundation Server, Team Foundation Version Control, TFS 2008 SP1, TFS Administration, TFS Installation and Configuration, VSTS

There are some areas where data may remain behind after you use TFSDeleteProject. The TFS Warehouse is untouched. In order to remove the data from the warehouse, it must be rebuilt. (It is important to notice that, when the warehouse is rebuilt all the historic build data that has been trimmed from the system will […]

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Download: Visual Studio 2008 Project Template for TFS Utilities

January 14th, 2009 · 4 Comments · TFS Extensibility, Tools and Utilities

If you develop small utilities for Team Foundation Server a lot you might want to save some time and use a project template (see bottom for file attachment) that already comes equipped with the correct references to the Team Foundation Object Model (Microsoft.TeamFoundation.*.dlls) as well as the most important using statements and a few lines […]

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Specifying a user upfront or: How is the developer supposed to know who will be the responsible tester?

January 13th, 2009 · No Comments · Team Foundation Server, TFS Process Customization, TFS Tips and Tricks, VSTS

In a small team this sounds like oversize, but in mid-sized large teams it’s common that you do not know who is going to be the tester. Looking at the Bug workflow from MSF Agile: while "Active" the project lead decided if and when the bug is going to be fixed and assigns it to […]

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Using TFS for non-development projects

January 12th, 2009 · 2 Comments · 8970, Team Foundation Server, TFS Process Customization, 9672, Work Item Customization

Team Foundation Server is easily customizable and equipped with a general purpose workflow or state machine. So you might ask yourself: why not put a non-development or rather related process in TFS instead of using separate software. Showcase #1: Lead Management Since here at AIT TeamSystemPro Team we are TFS consultants we decided to not […]

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Changing TFS emails to link to Team System Web Access – Part 2

January 11th, 2009 · No Comments · Team Foundation Server, Team System Web Access (TWA), TFS 2008 SP1, TFS Administration, TFS Installation and Configuration

If you click on a hyperlink in an TFS notification mail the following (read-only) web page comes up instead of a nice looking Team System Web Access dialog. Let’s change that! Objective Make sure all links in the notification mails sent by TFS point to Team System Web Access (TSWA) rather than the integrated read-only […]

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Be aware: don’t use underscores in server names

January 11th, 2009 · No Comments · Team System Web Access (TWA), TFS Administration, TFS Installation and Configuration, Troubleshooting TFS

An underscore ("_") is not a supported character for a server name according to the RFC standards and therefore Windows will warn you when trying to use it as part of a DNS name. Symptoms ASP.NET applications that use session state, like Team System Web Access, will work when invoked using the IP (http://1.1.1.1:8090/) but […]

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