TFS 2008

Posted by | June 3, 2010
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...

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Posted by | December 15, 2009
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...

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Posted by | October 16, 2009
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...

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Posted by | July 8, 2009
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...

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Posted by | March 10, 2009
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...

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Posted by | December 24, 2008
The Visual Studio Install Process for the Whole Enchilada

I recently had to go through the process of installing Visual Studio 2008 with a team getting ready to use Visual Studio Team System and Team Foundation Server. Further, I...

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Posted by | December 1, 2008
Boise Scrum with Team System Event

What? Increasing Your Agility with Scrum and Visual Studio Team System When? 12/12/2008 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where? Microsoft Corporation 401 West Front Street Suite 400 Boise, ID 83702...

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Posted by | November 20, 2008
VSTS Things I Learned Last Week

I taught another week long class on Team System last week and as always, I learned a lot. It's a definite truth that if you want to learn about something,...

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Posted by | October 9, 2008
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...

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Posted by | September 16, 2008
Shelving is the June Cleaver of TFS Source Control

Ever notice that no matter what shenanigans Beaver would get into, June always believed everything was fine? No matter how many scotches Ward had after dinner, there was no problem,...

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