Useful TFS Links

I have just finished delivering a Team Foundation Course today, and we had some great discussions around TFS Administration, upgrading, adoption etc. As usual, there is a whole pile of questions that...

Reporting Waste with TFS

Tracking waste in TFS Overview Tracking waste and gathering the empirical data is one of the most effective ways of convincing people for the need to adapt. This needs an Estimated Effort field, as i...

Upgrade TFS 2005 to TFS11 Beta

This is one journey to upgrade TFS 2005 to TFS11 Key points if you are in a hurry You only get one chance at the upgrade, on the initial install. You need to do this as two upgrades TFS2005 –> TFS...

Top 5 Reasons to use VS Database Projects

There is a traditional resistance to using database projects – the production system is the reference point, and I have a backup, so what is the problem, right? Since the GDR2 was released, this trad...

Upgrading TFS to 2010

At TechEd Europe 2010, I had the privilege to work on the VS2010 Ultimate booth. It was great to meet so many folk, and find out how different people were using TFS and VS2010. One recurring question...

New Scrum one pager by the VS ALM Rangers

The Rangers have published an update to the quick reference stack, and one of my favourites is the Scrum chart. Download the full pack here. The pack is broken down by headings 0. Start Here1. Planni...

Getting to Done with VS2010

One of the most critical aspects of any project is when have you got to done. This is one of the central principles of Scrum, as it is the contract between the team that is going to produce something...

Convince Me You Can’t Branch by Purpose

As I have stated before, I am amazed at how an organizations culture (read: dysfunctions or strengths) are reflected in their source control systems. This is a really a restatement of Don Norman̵...