TFS & Visual Studio ALM – by Neno Loje

(formerly Team System, VSTS)

Entries Tagged as 'Downloads'

Skype Collaboration Provider for TFS

November 13th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Downloads, Team Explorer, Team Foundation Server, Tools and Utilities, VSTS

The Team Foundation Server Power Tools (October 2008) introduced a new “Team Members” node, which offers the ability to quickly identify which subteams and actual team members belong to a TFS team project. Additionally you can see their online status. Support for Office Live Communicator and Windows Live Messenger is already built-in. There is an […]

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A very Basic Process Template to start with

October 7th, 2008 · No Comments · Downloads, Team Foundation Server, TFS Administration, TFS Tips and Tricks, TFS Work Item Tracking, Work Item Customization

If you want to start small with your team project you might consider the “Basic Process Template” instead of the built-in MSF Agile and MSF CMMI process templates. It can find on MSDN. From the description: The basic process template includes: one work item type: bug, three queries: AllWorkItems, MyWorkItems, and MyWorkItemsAllTeamProjects, a basic Windows […]

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Visual Studio 2008, .NET 3.5 and TFS 2008 Service Pack 1 released

August 11th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Downloads, Issues and Hotfixes, Team Foundation Server, TFS 2008, VSTS

Service Packs for VSTS/TFS do not only contain bug fixes, but quite a few nice new features as you can read here (more general) and here (TFS-specific). Download links: TFS Installation Guide Visual Studio  Team System 2008 Team Foundation Server Service Pack 1 (full)(updates TFS, Team Build and TFS Proxy) Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack […]

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Screen Gallery: Installing TFS Power Tools 2008

May 11th, 2008 · No Comments · Downloads, Screen Galleries, Team Foundation Server, TFS 2008, TFS Administration

Screenshots from a successful Power Tools installation Step 1: Installing Windows PowerShell Step 2: Installing TFS Power Tools

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FIX: An unexpected error occurred while trying to add a web part to a project portal in TFS 2005

February 19th, 2008 · No Comments · Downloads, Issues and Hotfixes, Project Management with TFS, Team Foundation Server, TFS 2005, TFS Administration, TFS Project Portal and Team Communication

Due to a lot of requests about this pretty common problem. Steps you did: You browsed for a web part: You selected one and hit “Add”: You got the error message: “An unexpected error occurred.” This is a know issue with WSS 2.0 and a hot fix [1] can be requested at Microsoft which corrects […]

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Can’t find Team Foundation Server 2008 Standard Edition?

November 21st, 2007 · No Comments · Downloads, Team Foundation Server, TFS 2008, TFS Administration, TFS Tips and Tricks, Unreleased

TFS 2008 is released! Well… at least the Workgroup and Trial Editions are available. And the Standard Edition won’t be available until January (when the product keys are available as well). So the solution for now Microsoft recommends you to use the Trial Edition and upgrade it to the full-blown Standard Edition later. Enjoy!

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V-Modell XT Generator creates TFS Process Templates

November 21st, 2007 · No Comments · Downloads, Microsoft Solution Framework (MSF), Project Management with TFS, TFS Process Customization, Tools and Utilities

Microsoft Germany [1], The Center of Software Concepts at the Technical University of Munich [2] and Zühlke [3] released the V-Modell XT Generator [4] that creates process templates for working with the V-Modell, which is a process modell widely asked for by German customers working for the public sector. It is available via Codeplex. Congratulations […]

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Whitepaper: Operations Guidance for Team Foundation Server

October 5th, 2007 · No Comments · Downloads, Team Foundation Server, TFS 2005, TFS Administration, TFS Tips and Tricks, Training and Learning

Summary: You can manage your deployment of Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server more effectively if you create your own operations plan. As you create your plan, you should understand key elements of the architecture of Team Foundation Server and how your deployment topology affects operations. This white paper explains those elements in detail, […]

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Free Add-On: Team System Web Access (TSWA) Power Tool by Microsoft

August 27th, 2007 · No Comments · Downloads, Team Foundation Server, Team System Web Access (TWA), TFS 2005, TFS 2008, TFS Clients, Third-Party Solutions, Tools and Utilities

Microsoft now offers version 2.0 of the Team System Web Access (formerly known as TeamPlain Web Access from DevBiz, which was acquired by Microsoft ) free of charge as a Power Tool with official Microsoft Customer Service support! Download it from here. Get a detailed list of all improvements here. Make sure to read the […]

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Copy area and interation structure using the Area Import/Export Tool

July 7th, 2007 · 14 Comments · Downloads, Team Foundation Server, TFS 2005, TFS 2008, TFS Administration, TFS Extensibility, TFS Tips and Tricks, TFS Work Item Tracking, Tools and Utilities, Work Item Customization

If you look for a way to export and import your area and/or iteration structure the Team Foundation Object Model (TFOM) is your friend. However it’s only your friend if you know where to look for. While the export works perfectly using the WorkItemStore, the import is only possible through the ICommonStructureService (and could be […]

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