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...

Add Heat to Wix Project

There are two really powerful ways to harvest the output from the build in to Wix. Heat extensions that are native with the Wix Install or John Robbins Paraffin. The advantage with using Heat is that...

Exporting all work items from all team projects

Somebody asked me a simple question the other day: “how do I export all of my work items at once”. I suspected they were looking to perform a backup, but it sounded like they might want t...

Custom Check-in Policy for Exactly One Work Item

Out of the box, Microsoft has a Work Items check-in policy which requires you to select at least one work item when checking in your code in TFS 2008. If you install the Team Foundation Server Power ...

Everybody Lies

I was at a client site last month where they have TFS2008SP1 installed and running on Windows Server 2008 SP1. Everything was working fine. We created several team projects. No problems. I come back ...

Windows Server 2008 SP2 and TFS 2008

Windows Update dropped the SP2 update at my doorstep yesterday. Since I’m always nervous about patching a server running Team Foundation Server, I checked with the VSTS product group. Brian Harry ind...

Team Foundation Adapters Project

I’m pleased to announce that the Team Foundation Adapters project is up and running on CodePlex. The project description is as follows: Team Foundation Adapters make it easier to do proper unit...