TFS & Visual Studio ALM – by Neno Loje

(formerly Team System, VSTS)

Entries Tagged as 'TFS 2015'

Q: What permissions do I need to rename a Team Project?

February 29th, 2016 · No Comments · FAQ, TFS 2015, TFS Administration

Answer: Users need the “Edit project-level information” permission to rename a team project. By default the Project Administrators group has that permission. It’s documented here: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/Library/vs/alm/Overview/rename-team-project –Neno (Special thanks to Rogan Ferguson and Kathryn Elliott from Microsoft for helping me with this answer.)

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Q: Where do I find the Test Controller / Agents versions for Visual Studio 2015?

February 17th, 2016 · No Comments · Automated Tests, FAQ, TFS 2015, TFS Installation and Configuration, TFS Lab Management

Answer: There are no new version of the TFS 2013 Test Controller and Test Agents available. TFS 2015 still works with the TFS 2013 versions. Please use them. If you are using the new build definitions, you can use the Deploy Test Agent task and Run Functional Test task to run automated tests using a […]

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Q: Can I run a second, third, etc. build agent for TFS 2015?

February 17th, 2016 · No Comments · Team Foundation Build (TF Build), TFS 2015

This post applies to the new TFS 2015 Build Agents (not XAML Build Agents). Answer: Yes, you can run multiple agents on the same machine. To install an additional build agent, make sure to download the Agent.zip file from your TFS again (do not just copy the existing Agent folder as it contains configuration) and […]

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Q: How can I uninstall UrbanTurtle after I uninstalled Team Foundation Server?

February 17th, 2016 · No Comments · TFS 2015, TFS Installation and Configuration, Third-Party Solutions

Answer: You need to add a few registry keys as described at: http://support.urbanturtle.com/entries/83572595-Upgrading-to-TFS-2015 Note: “12.0” is the path for TFS 2013, “14.0” for TFS 2015. –Neno

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Q: Where do I find the new Visual Studio Team Explorer 2015?

February 17th, 2016 · 2 Comments · FAQ, TFS 2015, TFS Clients

Answer: There is no standalone “Team Explorer” release for TFS 2015 (obviously Team Explorer still exists as part of the Visual Studio IDEs). There are three possible replacements: The primary alternative is to use TFS Web Access, which does not require any installation. For users needing the MS Excel and MS Project Professional integration, it’s […]

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Q: How can I delete test runs, results, and attachments in TFS 2015?

February 17th, 2016 · No Comments · TFS 2015, TFS 2015.1, TFS Administration, TFS Test Case Management

Answer: With TFS 2015 Update 1, there’s a new “Test” tab on Team Web Access, where you can configure how many days of data you want to keep. You can configure this separately for manual and automated test runs. By default, for existing team projects, it is set to Never delete any test runs. For […]

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Q: How do I get the Epic work item type after upgrading to TFS 2015? I can’t seem to see Epics.

February 17th, 2016 · No Comments · FAQ, TFS 2015, TFS Agile Planning Tools, Upgrade Issues

Answer: TFS 2015 does not automatically add the new Epic work type to existing team projects (it does have Epics in freshly created team projects, though). MVP colleague Colin describes the steps and has a script to the rescue: http://colinsalmcorner.com/post/enable-safe-features-in-existing-team-projects-after-upgrading-to-tfs-2015 –Neno

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Q: How do I run Coded UI tests for Silverlight 5 with Visual Studio 2015?

February 17th, 2016 · No Comments · Automated Tests, Coded UI Tests, FAQ, TFS 2015, Visual Studio 2015

Answer: Yes, what you need is the following VS extension: Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Coded UI Test Plugin for Silverlight Using the Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Coded UI Test plugin for Silverlight, you can create Coded UI Tests or action recordings for Silverlight 5.0 applications https://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/bf0caedc-90eb-46af-9c1a-8e68d013bb99 –Neno

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