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It's generally known that if you want to run any tests, code analysis, or database
project build/deployment that you need to install one or more Team Edition of VSTS
on your build server. What's not so well known are the licensing ramifications around
Fortunately Jeff Beehler,
Team System Chief of Staff, has posted
I know. I know. This doesn't sound like a very interesting post, but it saved me time,
and hopefully it can save you some too.
When you install Visual Studio 2008, Microsoft creates a ''Visual Studio 2008 Command
Prompt'' shortcut, under that program group.
I like to take this shortcut and drop it on my Quick Launch ...
I just came across this download at
Microsoft. It provides an introduction to the concepts and step by step instructions
for creating and customizing TFS reports.
The zip file contains instructional PDF documents as well as several sample reports.
Thanks to the Team System Rangers (an elite squad of TFS experts inside Microsoft)
for putting together this document, which serves as a single point of entry into the
world of TFS Operations as well as Microsoft's recommended operational best practices.
So, start learning/mastering TFS operations by clicking here.
Microsoft has released a new version of VSTS Web Access Power tool. This
release is a Community Technology Preview (CTP) of what will ultimately be the 2008
version of the VSTS Web Access Power Tool.
Built against the TFS 2008 object model - In previous versions
of Web Access you had to install Team Explorer 2005 on ...
& Practices group recently released the final version of the “Team Development
with Team Foundation Server” Guide. This guide has been in beta for the last couple
It shows you how to get the most out of Team Foundation Server to help improve
the effectiveness of your team-based ...
Yesterday, Microsoft released a
tool to migrate from IBM ClearCase to
Find more information on TFS migration topics, keep an eye on this blog.
Microsoft has published a detailed KB
article about the problems fixed by SR1. The article includes a link to download the
Aside from many fixes, there are three major improvements found in this release:
Cross-database references - support is improved so that you can reference objects
within different databases by using ...
Not only did Microsoft just recently post Beta
2 of Visual Studio 2008 (Orcas) a few days ago, but yesterday Microsoft made a CTP
of the next generation of Visual Studio Team System (codename Rosario) available for
download. Craziness ... which do I spend my time with? It's like having two mistresses
to pick from.
Anyway, here are the ...
Over the past few years, a few of my clients have deployed Team
Foundation Server Proxy to improve the performance of their remote/distributed
teams. It boosts network performance by caching copies of source control files
in a remote location, local to the developer needing the files but away from the main
source control ...