TFS & Visual Studio ALM – by Neno Loje

(formerly Team System, VSTS)

Entries Tagged as 'Team System Web Access (TWA)'

Screen Gallery: Installing Team System Web Access (TSWA) 2008

May 11th, 2008 · No Comments · Screen Galleries, Team Foundation Server, Team System Web Access (TWA), TFS Administration

Screenshots of a successful Team System Web Access (TSWA) installation. Requires: Team Explorer 2008 to be installed.    Open TSWA to verify it’s working:

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Method not found: ‘Void Microsoft.Reporting.PreviewItemContext.SetPath()’ when using Report View in TSWA

September 6th, 2007 · No Comments · Issues and Hotfixes, Team Foundation Server, Team System Web Access (TWA), TFS 2005, TFS Administration, TFS Tips and Tricks

If you get the following error message above when using the Report View in Team System Web Access… … you need to install the Microsoft Report Viewer Redistributable 2005 on your TFS App Tier (as described here) to make it work again. How it looks when it works Open a work item or a execute […]

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Changing TFS email notifications to link to Team System Web Access

August 31st, 2007 · 6 Comments · Project Management with TFS, Team Foundation Version Control, Team System Web Access (TWA), TFS 2005, TFS 2008, TFS Administration, TFS Process Customization, TFS Project Portal and Team Communication, TFS Tips and Tricks, TFS Work Item Tracking

Thanks to this MSDN Forums post I was able to change the link included in every TFS notification e-mail to point to TSWA instead of the project portal. Here’s the full story: When using project alerts to get notified about work item changes you get an email containing a link to the project portal: If […]

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Tool for creating links to pages on Team System Web Access

August 31st, 2007 · 3 Comments · Project Management with TFS, Team Foundation Server, Team Foundation Version Control, Team System Web Access (TWA), TFS Process Customization, TFS Tips and Tricks, TFS Work Item Tracking, Tools and Utilities

Would you like to send links to work items, team projects or source files on  Team System Web Access? For work items … you can find the answer in the offical TSWA FAQ: Q: What’s the URL to use if I want to send the link of a specific work item? A: Work item links […]

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Creating a separate work item form layout for Web Access

August 29th, 2007 · No Comments · Team Foundation Server, Team System Web Access (TWA), TFS 2005, TFS Administration, TFS Process Customization, TFS Tips and Tricks, TFS Work Item Tracking, Work Item Customization

Right now custom work item controls [1] are not supported by Team System Web Access [2]. Instead your custom control you will see this unpleasant message: “Unable to create workitem control ‘ControlName’”. While this is a sad thing for us users does that mean that we shouldn’t use Web Access? No, of course not… One […]

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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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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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