TFS & Visual Studio ALM – by Neno Loje

(formerly Team System, VSTS)

Entries Tagged as 'TFS 2010'

How to configure SMTP Settings for Team Foundation Server

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

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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Where to get Team Explorer from

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

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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Question: Can I use SQL Server 2012 with TFS 2010

January 15th, 2013 · No Comments · 16237, Team Foundation Server, TFS 2010, 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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Download: Visual Studio 2010 Project Template for TFS Utilities

November 16th, 2011 · 4 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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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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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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Available Check-In-Policies for Team Foundation Server 2010

June 14th, 2011 · No Comments · Team Foundation Server, Team Foundation Version Control, TFS 2010

Note: This list will not be updated anymore. For TFS 2012, refer to the updated list. Shipping as part of Team Foundation Server 2010: Builds – Requires that build breaks that were created during a build must be fixed before a new check-in. Code Analysis – Requires that code analysis is run before check-in. [More] […]

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Creating Fake builds in TFS Build 2010 using the command line

April 26th, 2011 · No Comments · Team Foundation Build (TF Build), TFS 2010, Tools and Utilities

In TFS it’s possible to create "faked" builds, without actually running them. You can read about it in this blog post by Jason Prickett. Main scenarios are: Using a different build tool than TFS Build (by creating faked builds will let you use some of the great TFS features). Creating sample data to show off […]

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Licensing Changes in TFS 2010: Creating work items and viewing the once created by the user does not require a CAL

March 21st, 2011 · No Comments · Team Foundation Server, TFS 2010

The real news here is that the existing exception, under which you do not need a Team Foundation Server client access license (TFS CAL), is now valid for internal as well as external users. This is what the Licensing White Paper says: Client Access License Exception for Certain Work Items A user does not need […]

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Solved: Error creating a new Test Case in VS 2010

March 10th, 2011 · 2 Comments · TFS 2010, Work Item Customization

You receive the error message: Work item type is not valid. You must specify a valid work item type. Solution: You need to import work item categories using witadmin like this: importcategories /collection:http://server:8080/tfs/collection /p:Project /f:categories.xml MSDN docs: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd273721.aspx You can extract the categories.xml from the Process Template definition. (Thanks to Ruiz Yi from MSDN Subscriber […]

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