Here are the sessions that relate to “shorter cycle times” and continuous delivery of value:
… and some related sessions (which I referred to):
Microsoft ist frequently updating the docs for Visual Studio 2010.
You can easily update your offline help files by using the "Manage Help Settings" tool…
… with the option to check for updates (of the topics you have chosen to be installed):
TeamCompanion, the popular Outlook plug-in for TFS, adds pretty wide command icons to Outlook’s mail window ribbon bar, as you can see here:
You can control it using the following registry entry:
Value: DisplayButtonCaptionsInRibbon (DWORD) must be 0 (= hide captions)
Currently Visual Studio runs as a 32-bit process on 64-bit Windows operating systems.
Rico Mariani knows why and posts why he wants to "load less, not more".
A small side note: TFS 2010 will support 32 and 64-bit Windows on the server side.
When adding items to source control a list of excluded folders as well as file extensions is shown. You can customize those defaults in the registry.
Matthew Mitrik has the details:
If the add operation is successfully completed, the list will be saved to the registry.
Order of finding masks to filter:
(Thanks to Rich and Matt)
Anti-virus software can badly impact the performance of your Team Foundation Server. Therefore make sure the following folders are excluded from scanning for viruses:
- TFS Version Control Cache Folder
- Team System Web Access Cache Folder
- SQL database folders
- SQL backup folders
Additionally Microsoft published virus scanning recommendations for:
(Thanks to Wes to pointing me at those three articles.)
How can I make sure that the "Remaining Work" field is set to 0 when the work item is closed (for example when associating a work item during checking-in)?
You can achieve this using the <COPY> rule on the transition to the "Closed" state.
- For the desired transition (in this example from "Active" to "Closed").
- Add a field reference to "Microsoft.VSTS.Scheduling.RemainingWork"
- Add a new rule of type "COPY"
- Choose From = "value" and enter value = "0"
- The resulting XML should look something like
- Verification: After transitioning a task work item from "Active" to the "Closed" state "Remaining Work" is set to zero.