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  • Blog Post: TFS 2013 process templates get a name change

    With the latest Team Foundation Service update and with Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2013 RTM , we have changed the names of all process templates. From now on, the process template names will reflect the version of Team Foundation Server that supports their download. The new names are: ...
  • Blog Post: Dungeons and Dragons Process Template

    At various events, including TechEd 2012 , Gregg and I have talked on customizing the Agile Planning Tools. The talk shows you can customize to Agile Planning Tools to fit any process, and to prove that we have created a Process Template that is completely different from anything we ship. Because...
  • Blog Post: What do you mean "This topic is no longer available" ?

    First off - sorry that you reached this page and are not able to easily find what you need. When you reach this page, it doesn't necessarily mean that the feature is no longer supported or that content is not available for it. For several releases, we've been streamlining our content with the...
  • Blog Post: Add bugs to the task board or backlog pages

    Some teams like to track bugs as tasks and other teams track them as backlog items, such as user stories or requirements. If you’re using a Scrum project, bugs are already in your backlog. However, if your team project was created using the Agile, CMMI, or other process template, bugs don't appear...
  • Blog Post: Introducing an Integrated Work Item Field Reference for Visual Studio ALM and TFS

    Have you ever wanted a single place to see what all the fields are that are defined in Team Foundation Server? Well now you can. Here are two new resources you can use to look up a definition and quickly see which fields are written to the relational database and which are stored in the Analysis...
  • Blog Post: How to Configure Features for dozens of team projects

    In a previous post , I have told you how the Configure Features wizard works to upgrade the team projects on your TFS server. It works great. However if you are an administrator of dozens of team projects, you don't want to walk through the wizard for each team project. Luckily we have a solution for...
  • Blog Post: Deep Dive on Configure Features

    Upgrading is hard. We have heard a lot of comments about the pain that people had to deal with during the upgrade of the team projects from TFS 2008 to TFS 2010. For TFS 2012 we make this upgrade much easier for customers with none to limited customizations with a wizard. This post is in addition to...
  • Blog Post: Changing the default number of tasks displayed on the taskboard

    Whether you've installed the beta or signed up for the hosted service, you've probably seen the new taskboard feature , one of the new planning and tracking tools. Hopefully you've started playing with all these tools, adding items to your backlog, creating tasks, and moving tasks from one state to another...
  • Blog Post: Update Your Agile Team Project to Support Additional Functionality After You Upgrade from TFS 2010 to TFS11 Beta

    Summary When a new version of TFS comes out, there are new features. Some of those features are backed by metadata such as work item types and work item categories. If you had to upgrade your TFS 2008 team project to TFS 2010 you know that this can be a daunting exercise. For TFS11 there are also...
  • Blog Post: VS ALM Library Updates on MSDN for April 2011

    Normally, I use this space to discuss the important stuff: me, and the weather in the Pacific Northwest. But not this time. This time it's all about the writers. They are all fine people. Even though, except for one glorious day last Saturday, it has only been above 55 degrees twice since Febuary...
  • Blog Post: Use schemas to edit work item types and process templates for Visual Studio Team Foundation

    Allen Clark has just blogged about making these schema files available on Code Gallery. You can drop the schema files in the Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\Xml\Schemas folder, and Visual Studio will validate your work item types or process template files using the appropriate schema. For...
  • Blog Post: Using the Schemas to Edit Work Item Types and Process Templates for Team Foundation in Visual Studio

    I've just posted the Team Foundation schema files for process templates and work item types on Code Gallery: http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/TFSchemas/Wiki/View.aspx?id=25933 . You can drop the schema files in Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 10 ...read more
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