Tag | TFS 2010 Posts

Huge news for my company and me especially. http://www.imaginets.com/ne... With the acquisition we become a very significant player in the Microsoft ALM space. This increases our scale significantly and also our knowledgebase. We now have a 2 Regional Directors and a pile of MS MVP’s. The timing couldn’t be more perfect since the launch of Visual Studio 2010 and Team Foundation Server 2010 is TODAY!! Oh, and we aren’t done with announcements today… More later. ...
*Moved to: Scrum for Team Foundation Server 2010I will be presenting a session on “Scrum for TFS2010” not once, but twice! If you are going to be at the Aberdeen Partner Group meeting on 27th April, or DDD Scotland on 8th May then you may be able to catch my session.Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: Guidance - Branching for each SprintThere are a lot of developers using version control these days, but a feature of version control called branching is very poorly understood and remains unused by most developers in favour of Labels. Most developers think that branching is hard and complicated. Its not! What is hard and complicated is a bad branching strategy. Just like a bad software architecture a bad branch architecture, or one that is not adhered to can prove fatal to a project. We ...
*Moved to: Scottish Visual Studio 2010 Launch event with Jason ZanderMicrosoft are hosting a launch event for Visual Studio 2010 on Friday 16th April in Edinburgh. The have managed to convince one of the head honchos from the Visual Studio product team to come to Scotland. With Scott Guthrie last week in Glasgow and now Jason Zander, Global General Manager for Visual Studio will be arriving in Edinburgh for the Launch event. Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: Who broke the build? I recently sent round a list of broken builds at SSW and asked for them to be fixed or deleted if they are not being used. My colleague Peter came back with a couple of questions which I love as it tells me that at least one person reads my email Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: Microsoft, please help me diagnose TFS Administration permission issues!I recently had a fun time trying to debug a permission issue I ran into using TFS 2010’s TfsConfig. Update 5th March 2010 – In its style of true excellence my company has added rant to its “Suggestions for Better TFS”.Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: Solution: Testing Web Services with MSTest on Team Foundation Build Services 2010Guess what. About 20 minutes after I fixed the build, Allan broke it again! Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
Forms authentication is not what “they” normally recommend from a security point of view, but in some cases it solves access problems. Particularly for companies which doesnt allow the Windows authentication protocol to pass, and those companies do exist. To enable it in TFS 2010 is a bit more than a oneliner. The recipe below shows you how to enable it. One has to change the web.config file for the Web Access. There are instructions within the file, but those instructions are incorrect and don’t ...
*Moved to: Solution: Getting Silverlight to build on Team Foundation Build Services 2010This is SSW’s first time using Team Build 2010 to automatically create a Silverlight application. In the past the guys have used Cruse Control, but we want to move to a pure TFS 2010 solution. When one of our developers (Allan) added a Silverlight 3 project to the Solution our build server spat it out. Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
Since everyone else is getting in their final thoughts…I thought I’d jump on the bandwagon. For anyone who hasn’t been following me on Twitter or Facebook over the last week, I was fortunate enough to get the opportunity to spend a week in Redmond, Washington at Microsoft’s yearly MVP Summit. While “Twitterverse” (i.e. #mvp10) sometimes makes things sound like one big party it was actually a very fascinating week I was very proud to be involved with. I had never before had the opportunity to visit ...
*Moved to: Upgrading from TFS 2010 Beta 2 to TFS 2010 RC doneVisual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010 RC was released yesterday on MSDN. I am happy to report that today we successfully completed upgrading our production TFS 2010 Beta 2 server, to the new TFS 2010 RC. wow. Updated: 11th February 2010– Added link to Brian Harry’s post Updated: 12th February 2010 – Adam Cogan was not clear that there were two problems with snapshoting running servers.Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
You can now get your hands on the Release Candidate version of Visual Studio 2010 and .Net 4.0 if you are an MSDN subscriber. MS also announced that it will make the RC available to all on Wed Feb 10. Upgrade for VS2010 and .Net 4 is an uninstall/reinstall operation. The RC release also includes an updated TFS 2010. If you are upgrading from TFS 2010 Beta 2 to the RC build Byran Krieger blogged some instructions for doing so. Technorati Tags: VS2010,RC,TFS 2010,Upgrade ...
As you’ve probably noticed if you read my blog, the VS ALM Rangers have been busy the last week or so. Here is a summary of what they have released already and I’m sure there is more goodness to come! · Visual Studio 2010 Quick Reference Guidance: consists of compact cheat sheets for Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2010 and Visual Studio (VS) 2010, addressing the core problem of teams in the field who are unaware of Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server capabilities or have little time to invest ...
Even MORE ALM Ranger goodness can be found here. Visual Studio 2010 Team Foundation Server Requirements Management Guidance This Ranger solution addresses the People, Process, and Technology guidance for Requirements Engineering (RE) using Team Foundation Server. The goal of this guidance is to provide formalized Microsoft field experience in the form of recommended procedures and processes, Visual Studio Team System and Team Foundation Server configurations, and skill development references for ...
WOW! Unbelievable stream of goodness coming from Visual Studio ALM Rangers!! Visual Studio 2010 and Team Foundation Server 2010 VM Factory The purpose of this project is to build prescriptive guidance around the virtualization of the Visual Studio 2010 and guidance for full automation of the creation of virtual machines. The goal is to help users with the installation and configuration of virtualized environments with least effort and maximum automation. Visual Studio ALM Rangers This guidance is ...
The Rangers have been a VERY busy bunch lately and have dropped beta guidance on upgrading to TFS 2010. Check it out here Technorati Tags: Visual Studio 2010,TFS 2010,ALM,Rangers ...
Visual Studio 2010 Quick Reference Guidance Welcome to the Visual Studio 2010 Quick Reference Guidance! Steven van Niekerk (Technical Lead / Architect, BB&D South-Africa) initiated this project with his question “Can you tell me about TFS and VSTS in 5 minutes?” The Visual Studio 2010 Quick Reference Guidance consists of compact cheat sheets for Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2010 and Visual Studio (VS) 2010, addressing the core problem of teams in the field who are unaware of Visual Studio and ...

Don't know how I missed this but the TFS 2010 Beta 2 PowerTools were released on December 17th 2009. Here is the link to the download page. 

TFS 2010 Beta 2 PowerTools

Have fun!

I’m really not one to reflect. I prefer to live in the present and consider the future. As such, rather than saying goodbye to 2009 I’m saying Hello to 2010. I’m looking forward to my first full year at Imaginet Resources Corp. I’ve started to grow the ALM practice and think 2010 will see some of the seeds planted in 2009 blossom. I’m looking forward to embracing Lean Software Engineering practices. I’m starting 2010 by attending a Kanban Coaching Workshop in Feb. I’ve been spending some time reading ...
Lately I have been diving deep into the world of TFS integration with MS Project 2007. What I mean by that is having a project plan that is created and then loaded into TFS as workitems. So the idea is that a PM can still manage their project in a tool that lends itself to that and that they feel comfortable with. One of the new features of TFS 2010 is that you can define work items as either a parent or a child of another. This new relationship is fantastic when you are managing a small project ...
Today is TechDays in Winnipeg. Today I’m doing a session on upgrading to TFS 2010 and new features in VS 2010. Tomorrow I’m doing a session on Configuration Management with TFS. I’m looking forward to presenting in Winnipeg again. Just a suggestion to MS organizers though. Perhaps October might have been a better time to do Winnipeg… Yes, that does say ‘Feels Like’ –37C. The sad thing is that it’s warmer today than it has been in about a week. Technorati Tags: TechDays,TFS 2010,TFS ...
We recently had Stephen Toub, a Senior Program Manager on the Parallel Computing Platform team at Microsoft, swing by our office and walked us through some really cool ways to start implementing parallel programming using Visual Studio 2010 and the 4.0 Framework. I'm thankful that I had the opportunity to attend this, it was one of the best presentations I've ever seen. It's exciting to see the technology evolving :) Anyway, during his presentation we caught a lot of Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 in ...
I was trying to create a Sysprep’d VPC image containing VSTS 2010 Beta 2 + TFS 2010 Beta 2 to distribute to the rest of my team to try out some of the new features. Unfortunately, distributing a Sysprep’d image means that everybody will input a new computer name when they boot it up the first time. TFS doesn’t like it when you go and change the computer name on it. I found an MSDN article talking about how to move a TFS server from one domain to another that probably contains the proper steps to ...
*Moved to: Deploying Visual Studio 2010 Team Foundation Server Beta 2 - DoneWell, nothing like hitting the ground running, my first job at SSW was to join the TFS Migration Team, it was a fun experience, let me tell you how it went. Update #1 20th January 2010: Have a look at our Rules to better TFS2010 Migration Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: A change for the better #2In the last 2+ years at Aggreko I have worked with Visual Studio 2008 Team Foundation Server, Office SharePoint Server 2007 and a number of WPF, Silverlight and ASP.NET projects. There had been some discussion of a new role within Aggreko in the solution architecture arena. I also spoke to Adam Cogan who has the title “SSW Chief Architect and Microsoft Regional Director”…Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
While in Redmond last week I was invited to attend and present at the TFS All Hands meeting. What a lot of brain power in one place (actually 2 places; North Carolina and Redmond.) I guess they usually try to get a customer share their real world experience with the product with the development team. I was given the opportunity to discuss some of what we see as the Hits for TFS 2010, what we still see as gaps and to do a demonstration of the Telerik Work Item Manager and Project Dashboard that Imaginet ...
I was going to blog the AWESOME new install and configure for TFS 2010 Beta2 but Martin beat me to it. If you have tried to install TFS in the past, you will definitely appreciate the simplicity and reliability of the new install and configuration processes. Install Configure Technorati Tags: VS2010,Beta 2 ...
*Moved to: Configuring Visual Studio 2010 Team Foundation Server on Vista in 12 minutesAs Microsoft have separated Install with configuration, so I have separated my posts! You will need TFS2010 installed prior to the steps below. Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: Installing Visual Studio 2010 Team Foundation Server on Windows Vista in 3 minutesNew in Visual Studio 2010 is the ability to install TFS on XP, Vista and Windows 7. You can use SQL 2008 Express, so no large overhead, and the Basic version you use for this does have the reporting and SharePoint requirement that the main install does. That does not mean that you can't upgrade later :) Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
Also, notice the new product versions: Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 Professional Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 Premium Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 Ultimate Microsoft® Visual Studio® Test Elements 2010 Microsoft® Visual Studio® Team Foundation Server 2010 Go to Somasegar’s blog for more info on the new SKU’s and the Ultimate Offer! Brian Harry has a screenshot of the downloads available. Technorati Tags: VS2010,TFS,Beta 2 UPDATES: From the MicrosoftVSTS Twitter feed: “Visual Studio 2010 Pro, ...
We have run 10 seminars with myself, Mikael Nitell and Jakob Ehn on TFS 2008 during the last two years. These seminars were made from the point of our company's experience with the TFS system. We debated different aspects of it, and showed people how we had chosen to solve the different issues that arose. These seminars took in the range of 4 hours, and we've had around 700 people all in all participating in these seminars, with very favorable feedback. Now in June, June 10th, we, myself and Mikael, ...
All these three terms are used to describe the behavior of an application. They come from different process methodologies, and have different meanings, characteristics and are intended to be used differently. Larry Guger also discuss these aspects and several others in his blog entries http://continuouslyintegrat... and http://continuouslyintegrat... The Use Case is ...
When I started blogging I made a decision to concentrate on technical stuff. I would not write about personal things, not about what happened in my everyday life, not about my social life, not about personal trivia, but just keep it technical - write about software and software technology. And keeping my personal life and my technical life separated seemed like a good idea, and shouldn't pose any problem what so ever. But, as everything in life, things doesn't work out quite the way one thinks. My ...
Last month (May 2009) Microsoft has released its first beta for Visual Studio Team System 2010 and Team Foundation Server 2010 release, two of the most waited and wanted tools in developer community. From my point of view these two releases are going to be one of the most historical releases, as lots of really cool stuffs has been added with respect to the last version. However, as the Beta 1 releases are pretty infant, there are very limited resources available in the web and community, so I just ...
*Moved to: Connecting VS2008 to any TFS2010 Project CollectionEasy peasy, all you need is the full URL from the project collection and you will be able to connect directly to it as if it was a different Team Server. This functionality was added with Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1, so if you don’t have SP1 installed yet you had better get it: Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: Upgrading to TFS 2010 Beta 1 and SQL Collation I have just finished installing TFS 2010 beta 1 and doing an upgrade of out TFS 2008 data. This did not go well… Due to a collation mismatch between my original SQL Server 2005 and my new SQL Server 2008 I received an error when upgrading…Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
There is a bug in the TFS 2010 Beta 1 installation, it is described in section 1.3.4 of the Readme file but since a lot of us go read that file after installation is complete I figured the more blog posts exist about the issue the more people will know about it and avoid it. But I will not get into details or reinvent the wheel, the information is in the Readme and in this post from Buck Hodges: http://blogs.msdn.com/buckh... ...
Well it look like it’s finally upon us. Soma just announce the availability of it for today on MSDN. Read all about it here. I’ve been busy evaluating it and giving feedback on it for the last 3 years and we finally have some bits that we’ll be able to install and play with on real hardware. There are just soooo many new good stuff in there that I can’t name it all. Brian Harry as a few good post already on this which you can read all about Team System 2010 Overview, TFS 2010 Admin, Operations & ...
Brian Harry is continuing his series on new VSTS 2010 features. His latest entry deals with some restructuring of the Team Foundation Server and specifically the way projects are stored. Team Project Collections are a new concept in TFS 2010. They represent a set of projects that are managed together. Each TPC has it’s own set of databases. This enables TPC’s to be backed up, restored or migrated independently of other TPC’s on the same logical or physical TFS implementation. This is particularly ...
A build set is a set of builds running on the same solution or set of solutions, catering for different aspects of the Continuous Integration process. Why a set of builds ? Because one size doesn't fit all. Something you want to run quickly and others you want to cover a lot of stuff. This can be divided into a set of aspects. The aspects can be divided into three major parts: Developer aspect. A continuous build running normally at each check in to ensure that the code the developer checks in is ...
I like Code Metrics. They give a certain "objective" evaluation of a piece of code. You can use it for yourself just to make it pinpoint potential trouble areas, or just some code where you were a bit sloppy - happens from time to time...... And when you're going to do a peer review, it's much better to point to some numbers instead of the "This code sucks....."-thing. So when it finally arrived inside Visual Studio I was delighted. There are however a few things there which should be nice candidates ...