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  • Blog Post: When trying to enable reporting after upgrading my server I get a schema warning

      A couple of customers have reached out recently with this question, so I wanted to elaborate how this scenario works. Here’s the scenario: “ I have an existing TFS 2005 or 2008 server with reporting enabled. I upgraded the server to TFS 2010 but during upgrade I used the convenient option to skip...
  • Blog Post: Compatibility Matrix for 2010 RTM Team Foundation Server to Team Explorer 2008 and 2005

    TFS has continued to improve and add to the compatibility guidance. This blog includes links to the 2005 and 2008 forward compatibility updates as well as the forward and backward compatibility detailed scenarios. Read the rest of John Nierenberg's article… >
  • Blog Post: Reporting in Team Foundation Server 2010 – Part 8: Custom Reports: Options & Tools

      In my last post in this series I covered the new feature for generating reports in Microsoft Excel based on work item query. Let’s look at custom report authoring options available and a few tools next: Walkthroughs for out-of-the-box experience including customizations SharePoint Dashboard Rich...
  • Blog Post: Controlling which link types are displayed on a work item form

    In 2005 and 2008 versions of TFS, the work item links control that displayed the links always showed all the links. For TFS 2010, we made a design decision based on the fact that whoever is designing a work item form, may want to display certain link types separately from other link types. Read the rest...
  • Blog Post: TFS 2010 Warehouse Sample Adapter is now available!

      We have been working on getting a sample adapter ready for you to build a custom warehouse adapter in TFS 2010. I am happy to announce that we just published the sample and is now available at: http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/Tfs2010SampleAdapter The sample shows an example for moving custom data...
  • Blog Post: Reporting in Team Foundation Server – Part 7: Excel Reports from Work Item Queries

      In my last post in this series, I covered the new SQL RS reports we have in TFS 2010. Let’s look at a cool new feature for generating a report in Microsoft Excel based on a work item query. Walkthroughs for out-of-the-box experience including customizations SharePoint Dashboard Rich SQL Reporting...
  • Blog Post: Reporting in Team Foundation Server 2010 – Part 6: Rich SQL Reporting Services Reports

      I started this series with a set of topics and broke the first one down into sub topics to cover the out-of-the-box experience in detail. With my last post , I covered the dashboards portion of the experience. Let’s look at the new SQL Reporting Services (SSRS/RS) reports written in Report Definition...
  • Blog Post: Reporting in Team Foundation Server 2010 - Part 5: SharePoint Foundation Dashboard

      In my last post , I covered the topic on creating a team dashboard. Let’s look at the dashboard experience on Windows SharePoint Services / SharePoint Foundation: SharePoint Dashboards SharePoint Server dashboard Out-of-the-box experience Customizing the dashboard Creating a team dashboard Windows...
  • Blog Post: Reporting in Team Foundation Server 2010 – Part 4: SharePoint Dashboards: Creating a team dashboard

      In my last post , I covered customizing the SharePoint Server dashboard. The next topic is creating a team dashboard: SharePoint Dashboards SharePoint Server dashboard Out-of-the-box experience Customizing the dashboard Creating a team dashboard Windows SharePoint Services/SharePoint Foundation...
  • Blog Post: Names changed for core WIT fields, and implications thereof

    In work item tracking, there are several system fields that always exist in every work item type. These fields have both a reference name and a friendly name. The friendly name for some core fields have changed. Read the rest of Gregg Boer's article… >
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Integration Troubleshooting Guide

    If you are having issues integration Team Foundation Server with SharePoint, then this troubleshooting guide might help. Read the rest of Gregg Boer's article… >
  • Blog Post: Compatibility Update for TFS 2010 RC

    The compatibility experience has continued to improve between TFS 2010 Beta 2 and RC. Good progress has been made on the Visual Studio Team System 2005 Service Pack 1 Forward Compatibility Update for Team Foundation Server 2010. It will be available around the same time that TFS 2010 ships. Read the...
  • Blog Post: Team Foundation Server 2010 Beta 2 to RC Upgrade Guide

    My name is Bryan Krieger and I’m a Program Manager for Team Foundation Server (TFS) and have worked over twelve years in Microsoft’s internal IT organization. The feature area I’m responsible for is Administration and Operations of TFS with a focus on upgrade. Since the TFS 2010 Release Candidate...
  • Blog Post: New Visual Studio Process Template Certification Program

    In this month’s newsletter, the Visual Studio Industry Partner (VSIP) program announced the creation of a new TFS Process Template Certification Program to certify and promote high-quality process template partners. While we ship some of the most popular processes in TFS, we want to encourage and support...
  • Blog Post: TFS 2010 Beta 2 to RC Upgrade Guide

    While every attempt has been made to ensure a smooth upgrade process from previous versions to Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2010, there are some specific action items you should follow when upgrading from Beta 2 to the Release Candidate (RC). Please read this document before starting the upgrade...
  • Blog Post: Resources for Team Foundation Server 2010

    This is an index of on-line resources currently available for TFS 2010. Although we’ll do our best to keep it up-to-date, you can also follow us on del.icio.us and reddit.com . If you have requests for additional articles or other content (or have content of your own that you'd like to share), please...
  • Blog Post: Resources for Team Foundation Server 2010

    My name is Jim Lamb and I’m a Program Manager for Team Foundation Server (TFS). I work at the Durham, NC office where we design and develop the version control, build automation, web access, administration and operation features of TFS. The feature area I'm responsible for is build automation . In addition...
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