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  • Blog Post: What does Team Foundation Server 2013 offer the non-Windows user?

    With the recent launch of Team Foundation Server 2013, I thought it would be a good time to take a step back and look at what Team Foundation Server (TFS) now provides to the non-Windows desktop user. There are plenty of scenarios where some part of the organisation is using different technologies that...
  • Blog Post: Exploring Work Item Charting in Team Foundation Server 2013

    With today’s announcement of Team Foundation Server 2013 Release Candidate, I thought I would quickly take a look at the new feature “Work Item Charting” that is enabled in this release and has shipped out on Team Foundation Service. Work Item Charting allows you to use a browser...
  • Blog Post: Well, I like Team Foundation Server and I like Git, but which is better?

    With apologies to Harry Hill , we won’t be having a fight to find out because choosing between Git and Team Foundation Server ( TFS ) is no longer mutually exclusive. Version control is probably the single most important piece of the development environment after the IDE itself, essential for teams and...
  • Blog Post: Adding Completed Work to Task work items in the Scrum 2.x template (including Reporting)

    An area that I am often asked about relates to the Scrum process template and in particular how the Task work item only measures a single unit of time, Remaining Work. I personally quite like the focus that having only one measurement has on an Agile project (see http://visualstudiomagazine.com/articles...
  • Blog Post: Adding additional states onto the Agile Task Board in TFS2012

    The new Agile Task Board is an excellent way of working in a Sprint, visually keeping track of tasks on either a per PBI basis, or on a user-by-user basis. If you’ve not seen the board in action before I recommend you check our own Giles Davies demoing the feature in this video (17mins 10 seconds...
  • Blog Post: Dealing with conflicts in TFS work items using the Excel integration

    A question that pops up reasonably regularly when showing the Excel integration into TFS is how it deals with conflicts, e.g. a work item is updated by someone else not using Excel, and then you try and update (publish) the same work item from Excel. I thought it was worth a quick post to show what happens...
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