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Recently, I came across an issue where I had to change the size limit for WorkItem Attachments in TFS 2010. I searched all around the internet only to find very little information around it which wasn’t clear honestly. So after breaking my head for sometime, I was successful in doing it. Here are my conclusions and the procedure to do it. 1. You DON’T 'have to' programmatically change it. You can do it directly from IIS webservices. 2. You CAN change it programmatically too, by making an entry into ...
I’m trying to setup TFS Lab Management on a new server and I ran into a really weird issue trying to configure it that I figured I’d share the solution to in case anybody else encountered it. This was a brand new machine, I installed Windows Server 2008 R2, all the Windows Updates, joined the machine to the domain, then started running through the Lab Management Install Guide: Configuring Lab Management for the First Time I had a previously created Domain Account called TFSLAB created specifically ...
There is an update available for the TFS Power Tools and the TFS Build Power Tools. Among the updates to the Tools: Changes to the Team Foundation Server Backups Add-In for TFS Admin Console. Added functionality to the Windows Shell Extension. Changes to the tfpt command line tool that allows you to script build management commands. For a full detail of the changes, read Brian Harry’s post http://blogs.msdn.com/b/bha... ...
*Moved to: Why you need to tag your build servers in TFSAt SSW we use gated check-in for all of our projects. The benefits are based on the number of developers you have working on your project. Lets say you have 30 developers and each developer breaks the build once per month. That could mean that you have a broken build every day! Gated check-ins help, but they have a down side that manifests as queued builds and moaning developers.Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
Now, we have discussed about bringing in a certificate into our web server. One thing I noticed that was a requirement, is the assignment of a certificate throughout the App Tier and the Build Server. I understand they are not necessarily cheap, but wildcard certs are a good option here. On to the list we go: SharePoint: Modify the mappings SharePoint has so it points to https, the path to do this is from the Operations section, in Global Configuration, look into Alternate Access Mappings. The changes ...
*Moved to: When should I use Areas in TFS instead of Team Projects in Team Foundation Server 2010Well, it depends…. If you are a small company that creates a finite number of internal projects then you will find it easier to create a single project for each of your products and have TFS do the heavy lifting with reporting, SharePoint sites and Version Control.Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: Microsoft, please help me diagnose TFS Administration permission issues!I recently had a fun time trying to debug a permission issue I ran into using TFS 2010’s TfsConfig. Update 5th March 2010 – In its style of true excellence my company has added rant to its “Suggestions for Better TFS”.Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: Upgrading from TFS 2010 Beta 2 to TFS 2010 RC doneVisual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010 RC was released yesterday on MSDN. I am happy to report that today we successfully completed upgrading our production TFS 2010 Beta 2 server, to the new TFS 2010 RC. wow. Updated: 11th February 2010– Added link to Brian Harry’s post Updated: 12th February 2010 – Adam Cogan was not clear that there were two problems with snapshoting running servers.Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: Installing Visual Studio 2008 Team Foundation Server SP1I have been trying since SP1 was released to get it installed at Aggreko, but due to our global, three time zones, development team and release schedules it has been very difficult to get some time set aside for it. Now that I am leaving, last day is Tuesday 17th November, there was more of an apatite to take the hit on time and get it installed.Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: Deploying Visual Studio 2010 Team Foundation Server Beta 2 - DoneWell, nothing like hitting the ground running, my first job at SSW was to join the TFS Migration Team, it was a fun experience, let me tell you how it went. Update #1 20th January 2010: Have a look at our Rules to better TFS2010 Migration Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: A change for the better #2In the last 2+ years at Aggreko I have worked with Visual Studio 2008 Team Foundation Server, Office SharePoint Server 2007 and a number of WPF, Silverlight and ASP.NET projects. There had been some discussion of a new role within Aggreko in the solution architecture arena. I also spoke to Adam Cogan who has the title “SSW Chief Architect and Microsoft Regional Director”…Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: Configuring Visual Studio 2010 Team Foundation Server on Vista in 12 minutesAs Microsoft have separated Install with configuration, so I have separated my posts! You will need TFS2010 installed prior to the steps below. Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: Installing Visual Studio 2010 Team Foundation Server on Windows Vista in 3 minutesNew in Visual Studio 2010 is the ability to install TFS on XP, Vista and Windows 7. You can use SQL 2008 Express, so no large overhead, and the Basic version you use for this does have the reporting and SharePoint requirement that the main install does. That does not mean that you can't upgrade later :) Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 is available Now!Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 is now available on MSDN for download! Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: Office 2010 gotcha 2: Visual Studio 2008 LocksI am having a little problem with Visual Studio 2008 that only started after I had installed Office 2010. I found this interesting post on Visual Studio 2008 Locks or Freezes in ASPX from Rinat Abdullin that was a complete match to the problem I am having. Basically VS just bings at you whenever you click anywhere as if there is a model dialog open after opening and trying to edit an aspx file.Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: Connecting VS2008 to any TFS2010 Project CollectionEasy peasy, all you need is the full URL from the project collection and you will be able to connect directly to it as if it was a different Team Server. This functionality was added with Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1, so if you don’t have SP1 installed yet you had better get it: Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: Connecting VS2010 to TFS 2008Connecting Visual Studio 2010 to Team Foundation Server 2008 is a snitch… If you have done it from VS200x to TFS200x then you will have no problems understanding what is going on… Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: Installing Visual Studio 2010 Team Suit Beta 1It’s here, Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1. This is probably the most exciting product to come out of Microsoft since…well… Visual Studio 2008 ;). Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: Visual Studio Team System 2010 Beta 1 ShipsVisual Studio 2010 Team Suit Beta 1 and Visual Studio 2010 Team Foundation Server Beta 1 will be available to download from MSDN today at 5pm (GMT) and to the general public on Wednesday. Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: Ooooh, RTM DelightWell, MSDN will be busy today… Visual Studio 2008 Beta 1, Team Foundation Server 2008 Beta 1 and .NET Framework Beta 1 have all been released today. This is grate news as I have been using the Beta for about as long as it has been available and all those applications I have waiting in the wings can now go live :), Or at least get into the final phase of development. Can you imaging a better data capture application than one that builds itself (ASP.NET Dynamic Data) or ...
*Moved to: Linked in VSTS GroupIf you are a developer who customises or extends Visual Studio Team System then this LinkedIn group is for you... VSTS DeveloperRead more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: Would anyone be interested in hosted Visual Studio Team System (LinkedIn Question) Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
While the TFS team didn't put everything into the 1st real release of TFS, they certaintly are getting tools/powertoys/helpers/gui... out there to the community in real time. Driven by the initial need to ship, the TFS team clearly had to make some feature choices in order to meet the late 2005 schedule on the 1st release. That's just the dynamics of shipping product. However, what they've done is put out, on a psuedo supported mode (non PSS or is it CSS now?), tools that make the TFS experience ...
*Moved to: TFS Admin Tool 1.2 GotchaI ran into a small problem with the tfs admin tool. When you add a user to a project as "Contributer" then it adds only "Publisher" to the reporting services permissions.Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
Had a small issue at the shop today with permissions in TFS – one of the things I still occasionally get spun up about is the different ways it handles security between TFS itself, the SharePoint portal and Reporting Services, I mean why can’t it all go based on Active Directory if it’s deployed in a domain environment or Local Groups if deployed in a Workgroup environment? Or am I just being picky? I know I’ve heard before that when Microsoft was rolling this out there was sufficient enough feedback ...