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  • Blog Post: VS 2010 and TFS 2010 How-To Videos

    Esther Fan posted a nice set of how-to videos yesterday focusing on VS 2010 and TFS 2010. Check them out here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/vstsue/archive/2011/06/15/videos-about-visual-studio-alm-team-foundation-server-2010-on-msdn.aspx
  • Blog Post: Programmatically Reading Work Item Comments

    I recently ran across a few posts from people looking for samples on how to programmatically read user comments from TFS work items using the TFS API.  It’s a simple operation, but it might not be clear at first unless you discover that you need to loop through the collection of Revisions of the...
  • Blog Post: Using the Iteration Backlog Workbook on a CMMI Project

    The MSF Agile 5.0 process template that shipped with Team Foundation Server 2010 included an Excel workbook designed to help teams plan iterations of work.  Because the workbook was aimed at Agile teams, it wasn’t included in the MSF CMMI 5.0 process template.  However, that doesn’t mean it...
  • Blog Post: Marking Tasks and Bugs as “Done” During a Check-in

    In recent weeks, a few different people have asked me how to modify the Scrum template such that a Task or Bug is marked as Done during a check-in.   We left this out of the original state flow because we wanted the done state transition to be very intentional, but it’s a common practice and...
  • Blog Post: SP1 Beta and Project Server Integration Beta

    The Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server 2010 SP1 Beta was made available this morning.   You can read about the details on Brian’s blog . And, it’s exciting to see the announcement of the Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010 and Project Server Integration Pack beta .  You can...
  • Blog Post: TechEd Europe 2010 – Watch & Download

    Below are links to the slides and recordings from my sessions at TechEd Europe.  If you’re interested, all the slides and videos from TechEd can be found here:  http://www.msteched.com/2010/Europe Lessons Learned through Dogfooding http://www.msteched.com/2010/Europe/DPR202 This talk has two...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Magazine Article

    I wrote an article for the October issue of Visual Studio Magazine on the new Microsoft Visual Studio 1.0 process template.  It’s a basic walk through of how to get started using the Scrum template.  Included in the article is a look at the following:  Building Your Product Backlog Acceptance...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Visual Studio Scrum 1.0 – Updated Sprint Burndown Report

    Last week we updated the new Microsoft Visual Studio Scrum 1.0 process template to include a fix for the Sprint Burndown report which was found to have a bug that caused an error when viewing the report in non-US locales.  If you created projects before we made the fix (7/22/2010) you can follow...
  • Blog Post: Reporting Blog Posts and Articles

    For those in the business of modifying reports included in the MSF Agile, MSF CMMI, or Microsoft Visual Studio Scrum process templates, I’ve started collecting a set of blog posts and articles from colleagues, MVPs, and customers who have done a great job documenting some of the nuances and tricks around...
  • Blog Post: Announcing Microsoft Visual Studio Scrum 1.0

    Today we’re releasing the first official version of our latest process template – Microsoft Visual Studio Scrum 1.0 (formerly known as Team Foundation Server Scrum v1.0 Beta ). If you were following the beta, you know that this template was built from the ground up specifically for Scrum...
  • Blog Post: Agile Project Management with TFS 2010

    I posted an update on slideshare to my Scrum with TFS 2010 presentation.  The slide deck walks through in detail how to do Scrum with the new MSF for Agile 5.0 process template.  The deck goes into detail on managing your product backlog, planning a sprint, and running a sprint.  
  • Blog Post: Being Prompted to Save Your Process Guidance?

    I’ve heard from a few customers that after installing Team Foundation Server 2010 with SharePoint 2010 they are now being prompted to save process guidance when opening it from within their Team Explorer.  SharePoSharePoint 2010 has changed their default security settings such that you may be prompted...
  • Blog Post: MSF Agile/CMMI 5.0 Process Guidance

    The final versions of the MSF Agile 5.0 and MSF CMMI 5.0 process guidance for Visual Studio 2010 are now live on MSDN.
  • Blog Post: Customizing Report Parameters for Team Foundation Server 2010

    John Socha-Leialoha recently posted a great article on how to modify the default report parameters for any of the reports that ship in the Team Foundation Server process templates – MSF for Agile and MSF for CMMI.  It’s quite common to want to change the default settings for parameters in a report...
  • Blog Post: Setting a Default Dashboard in TFS 2010

    I’ve been asked more than a few times recently how you can set the default page in the new Team Foundation Server 2010 project portal dashboards. Depending on which version of SharePoint you’re running a default dashboard is pre-selected for you when you create a new team project. If you’re running WSS...
  • Blog Post: Team Foundation Server 2010 - Where Are My Reports?

    If you’ve upgraded your Team Foundation Server to Team Foundation Server 2010 you’re probably wondering what happened to all your existing reports. Your Team Project works great after the upgrade, but it all your existing reports are now missing! Not to worry, all your reports are still intact, but they...
  • Blog Post: Agile Planning Tools in TFS 2010

    Ajoy Krishnamoorthy wrote a great article earlier this year describing the new Agile Planning Excel workbooks that our team built for the 2010 release of Team Foundation Server. It’s definitely worth checking out… http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/dd347827.aspx These workbooks are designed...
  • Blog Post: Reports in TFS 2010… it’s getting easier

    Brian Keller has just posted a video on Channel9 that shows off some of the new reporting features coming in Team Foundation Server 2010. http://channel9.msdn.com/shows/10-4/10-4-Episode-13-No-More-Late-Surprises/ If you’ve done any reporting from Team Foundation Server 2008 you know that there are lot...
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