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Posted by | April 18, 2008
Installing a TFS Production Server – Meeting Notes

I just had a meeting where we discussed setting up a TFS 2008 production server and I went through the system requirements with our system administrator. The focus was on...

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Posted by | April 11, 2008
Rosario April CTP Available for Download

Now that Team Foundation Server 2008 is out, the Visual Studio Team System product team is totally focused on the next version, known as Rosario. If the current release rhythm...

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Posted by | April 3, 2008
Multiply your team's voltage by working in parallel

My final talk at VSLive! San Francisco this week was on one of my favorite topics - parallel development. In other words, dealing with the real-world situations where multiple developers...

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Posted by | April 3, 2008
Should you Migrate to Team Foundation Server or just Integrate with It?

That was the topic of our discussion today at VSLive! San Francisco. Unfortunately, in the short amount of time (75 minutes) we didn't get too deep into all of the...

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Posted by | April 3, 2008
What's your VSTS worst practice?

For those of you who joined me at VSLive! this week in San Francisco, I had fun sharing many worst (or un-preferred) practices I've run into over the years. My...

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Posted by | March 26, 2008
TFS Global Lists Cannot Be Deleted

Seriously. They can't. http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=259259&SiteID=1 You may delete specific values, but not the list itself. This means you can effectively "zero out" a list by deleting all of it's items. I...

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Posted by | March 26, 2008
Lightweight Scrum Process Template Updated

Mike Azocar, a fellow Team System MVP, reports: We released LWS version 2.1 today.  This version includes a new process guidance and SharePoint template as well as many work item...

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Posted by | March 24, 2008
Managing Global Lists in TFS

Having just inherited a TFS installation to manage, I received a request to add some values to a global list. I got a little nervous about this when I saw...

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Posted by | March 19, 2008
Teamprise 3.0 Ships

Martin Woodward has done his magic again! For those of you who don't know Martin, he is the primary developer of Teamprise, a fantastic suite of client applications that gives...

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Posted by | March 19, 2008
FinalBuilder 6.0 to integrate directly with Team Foundation Build

Last year I posted a note about how to integrate VSoft Technology FinalBuilder with Team Build. I really like FinalBuilder and think it's easy to use, compared with having to...

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