Use Excel to Create Repetitive Work Items

Teams often ask me for any shortcuts to periodically creating the same work items, such as for each sprint or release. In other words, they want to create the same Product Backlog Item or Task (but h...

The One Work Item check-in policy

Thanks to my fellow Visual Studio ALM MVP Colin Dembovsky for building the “One Work Item” check-in policy that I was always too lazy to build. Judging by the title, it may sound like one of the othe...

Rename a TFS Project Collection

I was asked the other day how to rename a Team Project Collection. There is a way, and it is more like a three card shuffle than anything else, and will work in TFS2010 and TFS2012. The super quick g...

Exporting TF Status to Excel

You can use TF.EXE STATUS to display information about pending changes to items in one or more workspaces. I use this prior to migrations to see what users have files checked-out and locked, and they...

Removing TFS bindings from solutions and projects

When you try to open a solution that is under Team Foundation Server Version Control for a TFS that you don’t have access to, you will receive the message “The solution you are opening is bound...

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...

Implementing Scrum Using Visual Studio 2012

Updated 6/12/2012 : Since my breakout session today was on the same topic, I thought I would just hitchhike onto this post from Sunday. My presentation and an updated ScrumRobot are available for dow...