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  • Blog Post: Team Foundation Server 2008 - Offline Support for Version Control

    Sin Min , Visual Studio Team System MVP , is going to show you one of the new features in Team Foundation Server 2008 -- offline support for version control.
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2008 is RTM!!

    Yesterday at TechEd Europe we announced that Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Framework 3.5 will be released by the end of November. There are some video recordings on the Channel 9: Lap around Visual Studio 2008 & .NET Framework 3.5 What's new in C# 3.0? What's new in Visual Basic 9.0? ...
  • Blog Post: Client Cannot connect to TFS after installing service pack 1

    Recently I have a customer faced an issue that the client cannot connect to the TFS after installing service pack1. This is really weird as we connected to the TFS successfully and created a team project. But after the service pack 1 installation, the client totally cannot connect the TFS. After troubleshooting...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Team System Project Server 2007 Connector

    Now you can integrate the project management capabilities of VSTS with Project Server 2007 by using the Visual Studio Team System Project Server 2007 Connector. http://www.codeplex.com/pstfsconnector Before this, Visual Studio Team Foundation Server (TFS) does not have the integration with Project...
  • Blog Post: Managing Workitem Relationships

    TeamRM is a Visual Studio plug-in that allows you to manage and create Parent/Child and Link relationships between Team Foundation Work Items. This is a Windows application that facilitates merging by work item between branches in version control. Users merely select source and destination folders in...
  • Blog Post: Web Test on IE7?

    If you installed Visual Studio on Windows Vista, and create a web test on IE7, you might encounter a problem that the web test recorder is not functioning. This is because of the administrator permission issue. So, what you need to do is, right-click Visual Studio 2005 and select " Run as Administrators...
  • Blog Post: TeamPlain Web Access for Team System

    TeamPlain Web Access is available here as free download to all Team Foundation Server customers. Now you can access to team foundation server without using Visual Studio 2005 or Team Explorer by using the lightweight and simpler web interface offered in Team Plain Web Access . The TeamPlain Web Access...
  • Blog Post: Get Started with VSTS

    Want to get started with Visual Studio Team System (VSTS)? Go to this site to download the VSTS Basics Training material. This download is a virtual image, which broke into 7 zipped files and 1 exe self-extract file. The image is installed completely with VIsual Studio Team System (Visual Studio Team...
  • Blog Post: Does Macro work with TFS?

    If you are using Microsoft excel,project for some times, you might find using macros really ease your daily job. So, when come to integration excel and project with TFS, does macro still work with TFS? In fact, you can still create your own macro to call the TFS add-in control on excel and project. For...
  • Blog Post: Remote access Team Foundation Server through VPN

    If you want to allow your Team Foundation Server clients remotely access the Team Foundation Server, you can implement Virtual Private Network (VPN). The initial release of Visual Studio Team Foundation Server supports only Integrated Windows authentication in Microsoft Windows operating systems. But...
  • Blog Post: Enable Source Control Caching for TFS Proxy 

    You can easily Configure Team Foundation Server Proxy to manage a cache of source control files for the Team Foundation Server application-tier server by editing the Proxy.config file on the proxy server. 1. On the Team Foundation Server Proxy computer, open Windows Explorer, and locate the proxy installation...
  • Blog Post: Promote Team Foundation Server from Workgroup to Domain

    If you already installed the Team Foundation Server in a workgroup, and you plan to promote it to a domain. What you need to do is to change the two service accounts ([computername\TFSSERVICE], [computername\TFSREPORTS]) usernams and passwords You can use the TFSAdminUtil utility with the ChangeAccount...
  • Blog Post: Setting Up Team Foundation Server Proxy

    Team Foundation Server Proxy is a way that you can utilize to enhance the network performance by caching copies of source control files in a remote location. So that developers do not need to get the files from main source control location, which with the constraints like slow connection, high download...
  • Blog Post: Test-driven development made easy

    How many software development projects actually start with writing unit test cases? None perhaps. Writing unit test cases is often an after-thought, typically by the same developers who implemented the same classes in .NET. In Visual Studio Team Edition for Software Developer and Software Tester, you...
  • Blog Post: Integrate Team Foundation Server with other products

    Now you can integrate Team Foundation Server with other products that do not support team explorer integration. You can download and install the Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server MSSCCI Provider . Download from here . By installing this, you can now access the TFS source control from...
  • Blog Post: Upgrade from Team Foundation Server Trial Edition

    For those who are using Team Foundation Server Trial Edition, here is the guide on how to upgrade to Team Foundation Server (TFS) and Team Foundation Server Workgroup edition: TFS Trial à TFS 1. On the Team Foundation application-tier server, click Start , click Settings , and then click Control Panel...
  • Blog Post: An overview on Team Foundation Server Architecture

    Team Foundation Server (TFS) consists of data tier, application tier and client tier. TFS's data tier is hosted by using SQL Server 2005. When you installed TFS, it will create few databases in the SQL Server to store the related data. Databases created by TFS are including: 1. TFSIntegration , which...
  • Blog Post: Help~ cannot compile solutions from TFS server!!

    When programmers try to compile the solutions that have been checked in to the TFS Server, it failed! If you face this situation, don't panic, try the following solutions: First, make sure your programmers have the sufficient permission to check out and compile solutions. Here is an article...
  • Blog Post: Can .dll files check-in to TFS Source Control?

    The answer is yes. When creating a web project in Visual Studio .NET 2005, the bin folder gets exposed to TFS source control. Normally, the bin folder is how the web project keeps track of the project references. When a project reference is added to the project, the .dll is copied to the bin...
  • Blog Post: It is so simple to set up Visual Studio Team Foundation Server

    Setting up Visual Studio Team Foundation Server is easy, here is the guide how to set up Visual Studio Team Foundation Server Single Deployment: 1. Install your machine with Window Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition - Install Window Server 2003 R2 on blank drive - Assigned [HOSTNAME] - Licensing...
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