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...

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...

Running nUnit in a TFS11 build on 64 bit server

Overview In TFS/VS 11, frameworks other than MS Test are supported, which is cool. Peter Provost mentions them here. OK, so you start to use this great new feature, queue up a team build and the test...

Create Yesterday’s Work Items Today

Team Foundation Server 11 has made it even easier to create a work item with a date prior to today. Awesome. So, why would you want to do this? Work with me here … Maybe you are importing requirement...

Visual Studio 11 Beta Downloads

Microsoft has made the Visual Studio 11 beta versions available today. #Awesome I’m glad to see the lineup includes some familiar faces as well as some nice surprises (i.e. Microsoft Test Manager now...

Chicago Visual Studio ALM User Group: VS11 and Scrum

I was in town this week delivering a Professional Scrum Developer Train-The-Trainer (TTT) event. Last night I gave a presentation to a full room at the Chicago Visual Studio ALM User Group on using V...