Category «Team System»

VS/TFS 2008 SP1 – Installation Tips

Well, Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 (VS 2008 SP1) has been out (RTM’d) for about three days now and several tips have materialized across the Visual Studio community that may help save you some time.  These tips are broken out into Team Foundation Server and Visual Studio. Updating Team Foundation Server 2008 When upgrading …

Omaha Team System User Group

We’ve had yet another successful gathering of the Omaha Team System User Group.  After moderating one of the Birds of a Feather sessions at last month’s Tech-Ed conference, I decided to try something similar with this month’s user group meeting format. Rather than schedule a speaker for this meeting I decided that we would open …

DelayedBuildTask

A few days ago a fellow co-worker asked me if I could create a simple build task that would allow anyone on their team the opportunity to cancel a build, once it has been queued, before the build actually did anything.  The idea was simple: A new build gets queued. The build sends out an …

TFS Power Tools – July 2008 Release

The July 2008 release of the Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Foundation Server Power Tools has just been released.  Here is a summarized list of what is included with the tools: Command line tool (TFPT.EXE) Team Explorer IDE menu additions Build Notification tool TFS Best Practices Analyzer Process Template Editor Work Item Templates Custom …

Cleaning Up Old Team Projects

A few days ago a co-worker sent out an e-mail asking if any of several team projects were still in use; if not, then they would be removed from Team Foundation Server. Looking at the list it was easy enough to recognize a few active projects but others would take more investigation.  After sending my …

Creating Team Build Types

I was answering a question related to programmatically creating team build types today and realized there weren’t too many examples on the web.  I didn’t see any examples that included all the details I was looking for – for example: Adding the solution to be built to the new build type Turning on/off test execution …

TFSExamples.com – A New Site

As of late, I’ve started working on several Team Foundation Server API-based examples (some of which are starting to show up as blog postings).  Although the Team Foundation Server SDK does include some examples, it’s not always easy to locate the example you need (assuming it’s even there).  There are several blogs containing various TFS …

Retrieving Areas from TFS

As a matter of self-inflicted education I’ve decided to create a simple Visual Studio Add-In for exporting and importing Areas and Iterations.  I’m not sure how much practical use such a utility will receive but it offers several areas for advancing my knowledge and, hopefully, helping a few other people out along the way. Although …

TFS 2008 Setup/Admin FAQ

A new forum post has been added to the Team Foundation Server – Setup forum titled TFS 2008 Setup and Administration FAQs.  The intent of this forum post is to deliver commonly asked questions and answers relating to the setup, configuration, and administration of Team Foundation Server 2008.  The post has been “pinned” to the …

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