Today at Microsoft PDC 2010 Brian Harry showed a demo of TFS 2010 installed and hosted on the cloud. This is super cool stuff. Because you do not need to install and configure TFS 2010 on premises. Rather you provision the Team Foundation Server and just have your Visual Studio 2010 connected to it. More so, you can also let Yahoo, Google, Facebook connect to your TFS 2010 hosted on Cloud. So people can access using their Yahoo, Google or Facebook user id and password to connect to Team Foundation Server 2010 Hosted on Cloud.
This will also allow you to connect using you domain account. Overall, its super cool stuff.
Watch out more at Brian Harry’s blog for more on how Microsoft developed it http://blogs.msdn.com/b/bharry/archive/2010/10/28/tfs-on-windows-azure-at-the-pdc.aspx
All the Visual Studio 2010 Keyboard bindings are available here for you to download. These are very helpful resources for a person who spends most of his days in Visual Studio. Go and grab it from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=92ced922-d505-457a-8c9c-84036160639f
I personally like Ctrl+. which allows me to add the using statement without going to the top of the file. I use it quite frequently.
Installing Team Foundation Server 2010 is as easy as Microsoft Office Installation. This is my second attempt to install single server TFS 2010. I am successful again.
Few things we need to take care is
1. Use the Team Foundation Server 2010 Installation Guide and follow it step by step at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=2d531219-2c39-4c69-88ef-f5ae6ac18c9f&displaylang=en
2. I had to ensure that it has IIS and .NET Framework installed from Server Role.
3. I had installed Windows Server 2008 R2 and then installed SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard. I have installed it with all the component including SSRS and SSAS.
4. Then I downloaded and installed Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 x64 with Service Pack 2 from http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=148457. Follow the instruction.
5. Finally I installed Team Foundation Server 2010
Once the TFS 2010 Installation is complete it asks for the configuration
Configure the Proxy
Then Build service
Last thing is the Sharepoint. Once over you are ready to go. What is most important is the easily approach and we do not have to think about it. Enjoy the ALM via Team Foundation Server 2010.
Today I found one interesting stuff while I was away from corpnet and changing the source code. It was asking me to override while saving the file. I did it as because I had done some work there. Later when I was connected to the corpnet I right clicked and selected the option “Go Online”. All my changes are back to the source code. Very simple and convenient.
Team Foundation Server 2010 Source Control is simply amazing.