TFS & Visual Studio ALM – by Neno Loje

(formerly Team System, VSTS)

Entries from November 21st, 2011

Export TFS Work Items to an .XML file (using TFS Power Tools)

November 21st, 2011 · 1 Comment · TFS Work Item Tracking, Tools and Utilities

Steps: Download Team Foundation Server Power Tools. On the command line use the TFPT.exe utility to export all work items from a team project in .XML format: tfpt query /collection:<URL> /format:xml /wiql:"SELECT * FROM WorkItems WHERE [System.TeamProject] = ‘<TeamProject>’ AND [System.WorkItemType] <> ‘Sprint’ ORDER BY [System.Id]" > WorkItems.xml As you can see I selected all […]

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Download: Visual Studio 2010 Project Template for TFS Utilities

November 16th, 2011 · 3 Comments · TFS 2010, 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 of post for download link) 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 […]

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Publishing Requirements from Word to TFS (via WordToTFS)

November 15th, 2011 · No Comments · 16358, Downloads, TFS Clients, TFS Work Item Tracking

This post is part of a blog series: Part I : Exporting TFS Work Items to Microsoft Word (via WordToTFS) Part II: Publishing Requirements from Word to TFS (via WordToTFS) Steps: Download and install the freeware tool AIT WordToTFS from here (registration required).   Start Microsoft Word (winword.exe). You should see a new "WordToTFS" ribbon. […]

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Exporting TFS Work Items to Microsoft Word (via WordToTFS)

November 14th, 2011 · No Comments · 16358, Downloads, TFS Clients, TFS Work Item Tracking

This post is part of a blog series: Part I : Exporting TFS Work Items to Microsoft Word (via WordToTFS) Part II: Publishing Requirements from Word to TFS (via WordToTFS) Steps: Download and install the freeware tool AIT WordToTFS from here (registration required). Start Microsoft Word (winword.exe). You should see a new "WordToTFS" ribbon.   […]

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Error Code 1603 when trying to install TFS 2010 SP 1

November 8th, 2011 · No Comments · 16237, TFS Installation and Configuration

Issue: TFS 2010 SP 1 fails with: Product: Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2010 – ENU – Update ‘KB2182621’ could not be installed. Error code 1603. Resolution: In my case the log file indicated that permissions to the Master database were missing. I made sure the setup user got sysadmin priviledges for the time of the […]

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Book Recommendations for Team Foundation Server 2010

November 7th, 2011 · No Comments · Team Foundation Server, Training and Learning

(An updated list for TFS 2012 is available here) This is my personal selection of books covering TFS 2010: Agile Software Engineering with Visual Studio: From Concept to Continuous Feedback [Sample Chapter] The book that Sam Guckenheimer (the Product Owner of Visual Studio) and I wrote about how agile software development with agile practices and […]

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