TFS & Visual Studio ALM – by Neno Loje

(formerly Team System, VSTS)

Entries Tagged as 'TFS 2008'

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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Users can see all team projects after upgrading from TFS 2005 to 2008

August 6th, 2008 · No Comments · Issues and Hotfixes, Team Foundation Server, TFS 2008, TFS Administration, TFS Installation and Configuration, TFS Tips and Tricks, VSTS

Make sure all team project members are added to the appropriate groups (Project Administrators, Contributors and Readers). For every team project remove the “[Server]\Team Foundation Valid Users” group from the team project settings (Team Project Settings » Securty). Done. Regular members now should only see team projects where they have permissions.   Enjoy!

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Version Control Tip: Excluding specific files from multiple checkout

August 6th, 2008 · No Comments · Team Foundation Server, Team Foundation Version Control, TFS 2005, TFS 2008, TFS Administration, TFS Tips and Tricks, VSTS

Question: Can I define a file name, not only a file type (extension), if multiple checkout is allowed for the whole Team Foundation Server? Answer: Yes, that is possible, although the UI shows “file extensions” and displays it in a way that you might think that it’s not supported. As a result you can specify […]

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FIX: TFS 2008: Delete lost when you merge from delete-branch to trunk

July 10th, 2008 · No Comments · Issues and Hotfixes, Team Foundation Server, Team Foundation Version Control, TFS 2008, TFS Administration

> KB article > Hotfix download

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Facts about Running Builds in Parallel with Team Build

July 9th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Team Foundation Build (TF Build), TFS 2008, TFS Administration, VSTS

TeamBuild can build one build definition from a single Team Project at a time. can build multiple build definitions from different Team Project.   MSBuild has the capability to use multiple CPUs to build projects in parallel and therefore speed up your builds. This multiproc feature can be leveraged in your Team Builds.   Thanks […]

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Team Foundation Proxy – Your friend for distributed development teams

July 9th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Team Foundation Server, Team Foundation Version Control, TFS 2008, TFS Installation and Configuration

Since you can only deploy one master TFS server and replication mechanisms are not supported you might consider using a TFS Proxy server, which caches the downloads from the Team Foudation Version Control. Functionality / What it does: Cache downloads from Version Control only. Control Messages and other artifacts like work items are still transferred […]

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Screen Gallery: Creating a Team Project in TFS 2008

May 11th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Screen Galleries, Team Foundation Server, TFS 2008, TFS Administration

Screenshots from a successful team project creation.        

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Screen Gallery: Upgrading WSS 2.0 to WSS 3.0

May 11th, 2008 · No Comments · Screen Galleries, Team Foundation Server, TFS 2008, TFS Administration, TFS Project Portal and Team Communication

You updated to TFS 2008, but since the upgrade process doesn’t touch your already installed WSS you are responsible for upgrading it yourself. Official Guidance: Upgrading SharePoint Products and Technologies for Team Foundation Server   Step 1: Run Prescan.EXE Resulting log file: Resulting XML file: Step 2: Install WSS 3.0     Step 3a: Upgrade (invoked […]

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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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TFS 2008: Team Build doesn’t get subfolders of team build type folder by default

March 15th, 2008 · No Comments · Team Foundation Build (TF Build), Team Foundation Server, Team Foundation Version Control, TFS 2008

In TFS 2005 subfolders of your team build type folder were copied recursively to the build temp directory. In TFS 2008 only the contents w/o recursion is copied. To change this behavior, Aaron tells us, you need to modify the following line <add key=”ConfigurationFolderRecursionType” value=”Full” /> in the TfsBuildService.exe.config on your build machine. Enjoy!

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