TFS & Visual Studio ALM – by Neno Loje

(formerly Team System, VSTS)

Entries from January 22nd, 2013

How to configure SMTP Settings for Team Foundation Server

January 22nd, 2013 · 1 Comment · Screen Galleries, TFS 2010, Visual Studio Online, TFS Administration

There are three places where you might want to configure SMTP settings: On TFS itself via » TFS Admin Console » Email Alert Settings: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms400808(v=vs.110).aspx SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) via » Reporting Services Configuration Manager: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms345234.aspx SharePoint (SP) via » Central Admin » System Settings » Outgoing e-mail settings: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc288949.aspx Here are some screenshots: […]

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How to find the product key for Team Foundation Server 2012

January 22nd, 2013 · No Comments · Visual Studio Online, TFS Administration

As a MSDN subscriber, the product key for Team Foundation Server 2012 does appears under the “Visual Studio 2012” section of “My Product Keys”: See also: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc668758(v=vs.110).aspx

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Where to get Team Explorer from

January 22nd, 2013 · 1 Comment · TFS 2008, TFS 2010, Visual Studio Online, TFS Clients

It can be downloaded from the Microsoft Download Center: Team Explorer for Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 (.ISO or Installer; 103 MB) + Update 1 Microsoft Visual Studio Team Explorer 2010 (.ISO; 304 MB) + Service Pack 1 (Installer or .ISO) + GDR* Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Explorer (.ISO; 387 MB) + Service Pack […]

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How to enable the backlog view in TFS 2012 Web Access

January 22nd, 2013 · No Comments · Visual Studio Online, TFS Administration

Q: Why is the backlog view missing in TFS 2012 Web Access? A: In TFS 2012, web access permissions control what Web Access features are available to users. By default users get “Standard” permissions. Here’s how to fix it: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudioalm/archive/2012/06/04/enabling-feedback-requests-the-backlog-and-sprint-planning-in-team-foundation-server-2012.aspx Note: Make sure that all users with “Full” permission have either Visual Studio Premium, Ultimate […]

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Question: Can I use SQL Server 2012 with TFS 2010

January 15th, 2013 · No Comments · Team Foundation Server, TFS 2010, 16237, TFS Administration

Answer: It’s not supported, and thus not recommended. If you want to use SQL Server 2012 consider upgrading to TFS 2012, which fully supports it.

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