TFS & Visual Studio ALM – by Neno Loje

(formerly Team System, VSTS)

Entries Tagged as 'Visual Studio Online'

Screen Gallery: Upgrading TF Build from 2012 to 2013

May 7th, 2014 · No Comments · 18141, Screen Galleries, Team Foundation Build (TF Build), TFS Installation and Configuration, Visual Studio Online

Here are the screenshots from upgrading a TF Build from 2012 to 2013.2: Good luck! –Neno

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Screen Gallery: Upgrading TFS 2012 to TFS 2013

May 6th, 2014 · No Comments · 18141, Screen Galleries, Team Foundation Server, TFS Installation and Configuration, Visual Studio Online

Here are the screenshots from upgrading a TFS 2012.3 to TFS 2013.2: Good luck! –Neno

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TFS Build fails with "CA0053 Error running code analysis" with its “Unable to load rule assembly”.

June 19th, 2013 · No Comments · Team Foundation Build (TF Build), Visual Studio Online

You can fix this, by editing the project file. Remove the following two tags from the .csproj file (they should occur at least twice: once per configuration): <CodeAnalysisRuleDirectories>…</CodeAnalysisRuleDirectories> <CodeAnalysisRuleSetDirectories>…</CodeAnalysisRuleSetDirectories> Get more details here. –Neno

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Error TF259137 when trying to create new Lab Environment

June 11th, 2013 · No Comments · 17951, Visual Studio Online

The Problem When trying to create a new Lab Environment with TFS 2012, you receive the following error message: TF259137: The following account does not have sufficient permissions to complete the operation: DOMAIN\user. The following permissions are needed to perform this action: Write. The Solution You can find out about the current permissions by running […]

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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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How to find the product key for Team Foundation Server 2012

January 22nd, 2013 · No Comments · TFS Administration, Visual Studio Online

As a MSDN subscriber, the product key for Team Foundation Server 2012 does appears under the “Visual Studio 2012” section of “My Product Keys”: See also: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc668758(v=vs.110).aspx

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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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How to enable the backlog view in TFS 2012 Web Access

January 22nd, 2013 · No Comments · TFS Administration, Visual Studio Online

Q: Why is the backlog view missing in TFS 2012 Web Access? A: In TFS 2012, web access permissions control what Web Access features are available to users. By default users get “Standard” permissions. Here’s how to fix it: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudioalm/archive/2012/06/04/enabling-feedback-requests-the-backlog-and-sprint-planning-in-team-foundation-server-2012.aspx Note: Make sure that all users with “Full” permission have either Visual Studio Premium, Ultimate […]

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Free Book: Testing for Continuous Delivery with VS 2012

October 29th, 2012 · No Comments · Microsoft Test Manager (MTM), Training and Learning, Visual Studio Online

Microsoft patterns & practices published a new book. What’s the book all about? “Testing is potentially an obstacle to agile software deployment. The smallest change in your code could require the whole application to be retested. This book shows you how to minimize these costs by using the testing infrastructure of Visual Studio 2012. The […]

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Available Check-In Policies for Team Foundation Server 2012

October 15th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Project Management with TFS, Team Foundation Server, Team Foundation Version Control, Tools and Utilities, Visual Studio Online

Shipping as part of Visual Studio 2012: Builds – Requires that build was successful (CI builds) and therefore build breaks must be fixed before a new check-in. Changeset Comments Policy – Requires that user provide comments on check-ins. (new in VS 2012) Code Analysis – Requires that Code Analysis is run before check-in. [More] Work […]

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