Visual Studio 2008

Posted by | September 19, 2012
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...

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Posted by | November 17, 2010
Tech Ed Berlin Links

On the Tech Ed Berlin VS2010 Ultimate booth, we fielded a wide range of questions about Visual Studio and TFS. We used a few web pages to help with the...

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Posted by | January 7, 2010
Generating INSERT statements to accompany your Database Projects

Microsoft has yet to provide us with some kind of utility to handle the importing, managing, versioning, and deploying of data along with our schema changes inside Visual Studio Team...

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Posted by | December 18, 2009
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...

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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 20, 2009
Changing the licensed to user in Visual Studio 2008

If you’re like me, then you don’t pay attention when you install a lot of software. Often times I just click Next > Next > Finish without reading the screens....

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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 | April 29, 2009
Deploying GDR (R2) Databases

As I was explaining how the Build > Deploy process is radically different this week, a question came up about licensing restrictions around the vsdbcmd.exe command-line utility that ships with...

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Posted by | January 14, 2009
Inside the Microsoft Build Engine

There has been a vacuum of really good, actionable information on MS Build and Team Foundation Build for developers. I’m pleased to report that this is no longer the case!...

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Posted by | January 8, 2009
How to Disable the Team Members feature of the October 2008 Power Tools

Some Team System users are complaining about problems with the Team Members feature included in the Team Foundation Server Power Tools – October 2008 Release. For team projects with many...

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