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 Why? Mart...

Team Foundation Build and FinalBuilder

When looking at FinalBuilder and Team Foundation Build side by side, the obvious breakdown in features and advantages looks like this. Team Foundation Build provides a complete build solution with ea...

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, teach a class on it. The other thing a...

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...

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, according to June...

Tagging Team System Work Items

I expect some people to see this and say, “Hey, that’s clever.” I know that others will read this and think, “What a hack.” Whichever side you fall on, there is little d...

TFS Team Project Permissions Relief

When creating a new Team Project in your Team Foundation Server, everything is nice and smooth right up until you get to the permissions of groups and individuals. This can be a real PITA because per...

Get it while it’s hot

Hmmm … it still has that fresh .ISO smell. Seems that we’ll have something extra to be thankful for this week. VSTS 2008 Team Suite is available for download today! I hope you are an MSDN...