TFS & Visual Studio ALM – by Neno Loje

(formerly Team System, VSTS)

Entries from September 28th, 2011

Book: Agile Software Engineering with Visual Studio

September 28th, 2011 · No Comments · Team Foundation Server

(Link: Updated 3rd edition for TFS 2012) Finally the book that Sam and I wrote on agile software engineering with Visual Studio 2010 is now available. I want to say thank you to our technical reviewers (David Starr, Claude Remillard, Aaron Bjork, David Chappell, and Adam Cogan), as well as to Ken Schwaber for providing […]

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Restrict TFS to only allow connections from clients with VS SP1

September 7th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Team Foundation Server, TFS 2010, TFS Administration

Scenario You are running TFS 2010 SP1 and want to make sure that all clients have (VS) SP1 (at minimum) applied. Luckily, you can configure which clients get rejected when trying to connect to your TFS. You can even provide the message that will be displayed to users whose clients get rejected:   Solution It’s […]

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Solved: How to find shelvesets from all team members?

September 6th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Team Foundation Version Control

If you don’t know the owner name, is there another way to search for the shelveset? In the "Unshelve" dialog, either enter the username, or use "*" (for all users): (Thanks to VS ALM MVP-colleague Mike Fourie for raising the question.)

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VS 2010 Extension Manager: How to turn off update checks

September 6th, 2011 · No Comments · TFS Clients

Option 1: Manually in Visual Studio 2010 using Tools ยป Options: Option 2: Using a registry key Download .REG file: DisableAutoCheckForUpdates.reg (.ZIP) (Thanks to Robert MacLean for this tip and both screenshots.)

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Installing TFS Build 2010 on a non-domain-joined machine

September 5th, 2011 · No Comments · Team Foundation Build (TF Build), TFS 2010

Scenario You want to install and run TFS Build Controller and Agent on a separate network/domain than your Team Foundation Server 2010. Disclaimer: According to Ruiz from the MSDN Subscriber Support in Forum this is not officially supported. How to solve: Install Team Foundation Build 2010 from TFS media.   Apply latest updates (e.g. Service […]

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Visual Studio 2010 SP1 Installation Error: Generic Trust Failure

September 1st, 2011 · No Comments · 16237, TFS Installation and Configuration

Problem description: Visual Studio (VS) Service Pack (SP) 1 fails with an "Generic Trust Failure". Cause: Probably the .ISO file is corrupt. How to fix: You can try to re-download the .ISO file or use the VS SP1 Web Installer (which downloads only the required patches itself) and re-apply the patch, when asked to chose […]

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