TFS & Visual Studio ALM – by Neno Loje

(formerly Team System, VSTS)

Entries Tagged as 'TFS Clients'

Updating Visual Studio 2008 in order to work with TFS 2010

November 4th, 2009 · 2 Comments · TFS 2010, TFS Clients

The update for VS2008, called General Distribution Release (GDR), allows you to: “The GDR enables teams to use TFS 2010 even if part of the team uses the 2008 client. Some new functions will require the 2010 client. However, the GDR lets you use the 2010 server to perform the same functions that you were […]

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Tip: How to shrink TeamCompanion’s ribbon commands

August 27th, 2009 · No Comments · TFS Clients, TFS Tips and Tricks, VSTS

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: Before: You can control it using the following registry entry: Key: HKCU\Software\Ekobit\TeamCompanion.Outlook Value: DisplayButtonCaptionsInRibbon (DWORD) must be 0 (= hide captions) After:   Download: TCO_DisableButtonCaptions.zip

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Setup up an e-mail notification on other user’s check-ins

March 6th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Team Foundation Server, TFS Clients, TFS Project Portal and Team Communication, TFS Tips and Tricks, VSTS

Open Alerts Editor (required TFS Power Tools to be installed locally). Create new alert. Choose “Check-In of a specific file happens”:    Enter a name for the alert subscription, the destination e-mail address, desired team project name ($/Teamproject), if applicable, as well as your account name (to be excluded). The “Filter Expression” (2nd tab) looks […]

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Adding TFS tools to your path environment variable

January 8th, 2009 · No Comments · TFS Clients, TFS Tips and Tricks, VSTS

For easier access to the various command line tools of TFS you can add the necessary directories to your %PATH% environment variable. Paths to add (on a TFS client) Drive:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\Common7\IDE Paths to add (on a TFS) Drive:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Team Foundation Server\TF SetupDrive:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Team Foundation […]

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Q: How do I disable the Team Members feature of TFPT?

January 8th, 2009 · No Comments · Team Explorer, TFS Administration, TFS Clients, TFS Tips and Tricks

A: You can disable it from the options dialog, however this does not remove it entirely (as described here). To turn it off completely you need to additonally set the following value in the registry: HKCU\Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio\9.0\TeamFoundation\PowerTools TeamTrackerHidden = True (Thanks to Bill Essary from Microsoft for this tip) You can download a ready to use […]

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Installing & Configuring Team Foundation Client (aka Team Explorer)

January 8th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Screen Galleries, Team Explorer, Team Foundation Server, TFS Administration, TFS Clients, TFS Installation and Configuration

Caution: Make sure to carefully read the Installation Guide before installing this software. What do I need it for? Access to TFSNote: A plain Visual Studio still needs Team Explorer to be able to talk to TFS. It installs: a tiny Visual Studio with only the “Team Explorer” in it if you don’t have Visual […]

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VS & TFS SP1 – What to apply on which machine

October 9th, 2008 · No Comments · Team Foundation Server, TFS 2008 SP1, TFS Administration, TFS Clients, TFS Installation and Configuration, TFS Tips and Tricks, VSTS

Often the questions is raised which service pack applies to which VSTS/TFS component: Machine TFS SP1 VS SP1 TFS single server /TFS Application Tier Yes Yes, if Visual Studio is installed.Install this prior to TFS SP1. TFS Data Tier No No Team System Web Access (on separate machine) No Yes TFS Build Server Yes Yes, […]

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Ways to access Team Foundation Server

October 4th, 2008 · 6 Comments · Project Management with TFS, Team Explorer, Team Foundation Server, TFS 2005, TFS 2008, TFS Clients, Third-Party Solutions, VSTS

Pick your favorite tool for your task/job: From Visual Studio: Visual Studio 2008: Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Explorer (+ SP1) Visual Studio 2005: Visual Studio Team System 2005 Team Explorer (+ SP1) older Visual Studio versions and VSS clients: via MSSCCI-Provider* (includes Visual Studio .NET 2003, Visual C++, Visual FoxPro, Visual Basic, MS […]

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Listing version control changes with check-in comments using TFS

August 27th, 2007 · 8 Comments · Team Explorer, Team Foundation Server, Team Foundation Version Control, Team System Web Access (TWA), TFS 2005, TFS Clients, TFS Tips and Tricks

You can easily query for changes on a team project or a specified version control folder underneath and display them in a list with the check-in comments. By using Team System Web Access (TSWA): Note: I’m showing this first because the dialog is very comfortable, e.g. you can filter by user or time range. In TSWA […]

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Enabling email functionality in Team System Web Access (TSWA)

August 27th, 2007 · No Comments · Team Foundation Server, Team System Web Access (TWA), TFS 2005, TFS Administration, TFS Clients, TFS Tips and Tricks

By default, the email functionality in Team System Web Access (TSWA) is disabled and users will receive the following message when trying to use it: “Sending email is not enabled. Please contact your administrator.” To enable you need to change TSWA’s web.config file, which can be found under %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team System Web Access\Web. Change the setting “sendingEmailEnabled” […]

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