• Hi,

    I've only just come across your post, and it relates directly to an issue I am currently experiencing when using branch/merge - specifically, changes are getting lost after a merge operation that doesn't trigger any conflict resolution, when it needs to.

    I have outlined the scenario here:


    I would appreciate your thoughts.

    Many Thanks.
  • Hi Chris,

    We're planning on developing using VS2005 and using Team System to manage our source control.

    Currently we are developing and maintaining a series of applications ranging from VS2003 to VB6 and using VSS6 for source control.

    Do you have any documentations regarding migration of the VSS6 to Team System... and is VB6 still compatible with Team System?

    We really need to manage our source codes in different locations and Team System seems to be a good solution to address our predicament and we want to do it without using VSS6 anymore.


  • Hi,
    I noticed that the link for the "Team Foundation source control" is broken.
    Besides that I'm trying to replicate the directory structure for my team into TFS to evaluate its use. I'm having a difficult task trying to accomplish this. Here is what it looks like
    Project 1.1
    Project 1.2
    Project 1.2.2
    Project 1.3
    The solution files are located within any of those project folders, and they may include projects that are higher than it in the source control. The difficulty that I'm having is related to:
    1) Creating arbitrary files/folders into the source control outside of project folders.
    2) In some source control directories I can right-click and add folder/files but in others I cannot.
    3) It seems if a solution contains 2 or more projects at the same level it cannot get all the projects from the source control. When I add these projects to the repository I get a warning dialog regarded to this.
    I've looked for a while for documentation related to these issues but have not been able to locate this. If my projects should be orginized in a different manner for TFS can you please provide some advice, and if not can you point out how I can accomplish this task.
    Also after reviewing all the documentation, I have not found what is the main purpose of a "Team Project" and what is the best way to use them. Should I have 1 team project for my orginization, 1 per division, 1 per solution? Can I share projects across different Team Projects?
    Nam Hu
  • Well, here's the link:


    UNFORTUNATELY, after you view it, you'll still be asking the same question: WHERE IS IT?
  • I read on a 3rd party site that the Team Foundation Server can be used with the professional edition of VS. Is this possible? My group only needs the functionality in the foundation server, not in the whole Team System.
  • Sorry about the broken links. I forgot to remove them prior to posting. In the future, if you need additional info - let me know and I'll post it in a seperate article.
  • Another useful set of guidelines would be SQL for dummies or at least for TFSers.

    I suspect I'm not the only person who can barely spell SQL but who finds themselves faced with having to learn to drive SQL only because of their interest in Team Foundation.

    I don't expect you to turn me into an SQL MVP, just give me the basics so I don't need to figure them out for myself. How to back up and restore, how to control which drive (or drives?) the data are stored on, other best practices for avoiding future pain.
  • Please note that, for geographically distributed and disconnected (i.e. no VPN) teams, specifying the UNC name of the TFS doesn't work. (This also applies to specifying the name of the TFS if a proxy is not being used.)

    We've yet to get the TFS proxy server to work for our team -- perhaps because all of the documentation that we've found fails to address one fundamental thing. Specfically:

    After configuring the Team Explorer client to use a proxy (as described in this post), what server information (if ANY) should be specified in the dialog that is presented by going to Tools | Connect to Team Foundation Server?

    Tom Kochan
    Brighton, MI
  • In the section on How TO Restore Team Foundation Server data to a different server, I think you left out the step of stopping the servers before you do anything else, using iisreset /stop and stopping Reporting Services.
  • Thanks, I will follow these steps and try to make it work right away.
    Q: All Team foundation Server data is stored in the DB?
    What I am meaning to ask is:
    Backing and restoring the DB will restore all the Documents reports work items VSS and projects?
  • How do these instructions relate to those posted at http://blogs.msdn.com/vstsue/articles/500334.aspx? Are the newer, and therefor should be used in place of the link listed previously. I noticed there were some steps in the article listed previously which are not in this one, which is why I was wondering.

    Also, when you are restoring to the same server, you have to do the restore of the analysis server database. Why do you not have to do that when you are restoring to a different server?
  • We are currently implementing the team system, and so this is useful information for planning project structure. When transitioning between a v1 and v2 of a product, what would be the motivation for creating a new team project and following all of the painful manual steps you described verses just branching the main version control folder within the same project?
  • What would really help is a walkthough to give something that I would use in our main development processes. For example walk me though doing this:
  • One question I have is what does it mean for your team's capacity to be of some number? It doesn't make sense to me when you say, for example, your team's capacity is 100 topics per sprint. Surely, each and every one of your topic is different in its complexity and the time it takes to complete.
    Is it possible that you can have a capacity of 50 in a sprint, then have 100 next, then 30, etc.? If so, what does it prove?

    Really, I am a developer/team lead who's beginning to look for ways to improve our process and recently started looking into things and found David Anderson's website and TOC and the whole agile movement.


  • These articles were taken from the documentation that is released (or set to be released) so yes, it is more current.

    ...as for your secong question - we're looking into it right now.
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