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I am Aaron Block! I recently acquired my Ph.D. in computer science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Now, I am a program manager (PM) for the team foundation server (TFS) group here at Microsoft. In this blog, I discuss tips for improving TFS’s performance, descriptions of the structure of TFS, and research that relates to TFS.  
 
Enjoy,
Aaron

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    Setting the properties “Log on as a Service” and “Allow Log on Locally.”

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    One question that new users often have when installing TFS is “How do I set the properties Log on as a Service and Allow log on locally for an account?” Both of these properties can be found by following the subsequent steps 1. Open Administrative...
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    Exposing TFS 2010 (Beta 2+) to the Internet

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    Hi all, I've recently put together a document about how to expose TFS 2010 (Beta 2+) to the Internet. If interested, take a look through it and let me know what you think (positive or negative). Note: This document does not apply to Beta 1 . EDIT...
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    For TFS 2010 Beta 1, Resolving TF31001 "The ServicePointManager does not support proxies with the https scheme."

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    Recently, we’ve noticed a number of Team Explorer 2010 Beta 1 users are encountering the following error while attempting to connect to a HTTPS TFS server: TF31001: Cannot connect to Team Foundation Server at xxx.com. The server returned the following...
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    Team Project Collection Deliver

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    One of the great new functionalities in Team Foundation Server 2010 is the ability to take a team project collection and connect it to an entirely different TFS system. So, for example, if you were a consultant with your own TFS system and you built...
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    Increasing the Time-Out Time

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    One of the main reasons why client-issued web calls fail in TFS is that the system time-outs. It is important to note that , the time-out time is designed to prevent the UI from being locked out forever. Changing the time-out time by the method described...
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    Get Reports From Server RS Script

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    The VB script below is designed to get SQL Reporting Services reports from the server and put them all in a local folder. This script works in conjunction with PushReportsToServer, which can be found here. This script was designed to work for getting...
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    Second TFS 2010 Beta 2 Patch Avilable

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    We have just finished work on our second Beta 2 patch. This patch fixes some post-configuration failures and can be installed at any point after the MSI phase of TFS (even after TFS is configured). This fix can be downloaded from: MSConnect : http...
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    Push Reports to Server

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    The VB script below is designed to push SQL Reporting Services reports from local directory and put them all into a RS folder This script works in conjunction with GetReportsFromServer, which can be found here . This script was designed to work for getting...
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    TFSDeleteProject MSDN Paper

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    For the past little while, I've been gathering information together about the behavior of TFSDeleteProject. Earlier today, we put the finishing touches on this document, and now it's been published to MSDN. So, if you would like to know all about the...
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    Moving Servers in TFS

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    I’m currently putting together a series of blog posts that describe the most common team foundation server (TFS) moves. You can find the intro to this series, called “Server Change We Can Believe In” here: http://blogs.msdn.com/tfsao/archive/2009/02/20...
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    Introduction

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    Hello, I am Aaron Block! I recently acquired my Ph.D. in computer science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (For those of you that need a sleep aid, you can download my dissertation at http://www.cs.unc.edu/~anderson/diss/blockdiss...
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    TFS & Hyper-V

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    Hi all, If you are interested in learning more about using TFS for Hyper-V. I've made a post at the TFS A&O blog. Enjoy http://blogs.msdn.com/tfsao/archive/2009/02/03/hyper-v-and-tfs.aspx --Aaron
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    Upgrading to TFS 2008 and Changing Servers

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    Hi All, I've written a post on the TFS admin & Ops site on how to upgrade to TFS 2008 while changing servers that might be helpful, http://blogs.msdn.com/tfsao/archive/2009/04/20/upgrading-to-team-foundation-server-2008-while-changing-servers.aspx...
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