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I recently had to update the TFS configuration settings to reflect a newly changed database server name.  Merrick Chaffer's post on how to update TFS when the VM is renamed worked perfectly.  I only updated the settings pertaining to the DB server.  Saved me a ton of time trying to figure out why it's not working.

Thanks Merrick!

Visual Studio 2008 To Come Next Week (Or so...) Get your RTM here! Rumor: VS2008 bits on MSDN VS2008 Bits Technorati VS2008 RTM: Confirmed Visual Web Developer Express 2008 RTM Get your download engine running, VS/TFS 2008 is now available on MSDN! VS2008, .NET 3.5, and 2008 Express versions released today -- Scott Guthrie Silverlight 1.1 NOTE! VS2008 Released! RTM Confusion Visual Studio 2008 Released Oh, and maybe someone should drop these guys an e-mail and let them know the beta is over. .NET ...
*Moved to: RTM ConfusionI am a little confused by the RTM release of VS2008. I cant find a copy of the Team Explorer RTM or wither it is bundled with Team Suit. This would be a problem if I uninstalled everything only to find that I can't get my source control... Does anyone know if Team Suit is bundled with VS2008 Team Suit?Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
Hey all, it's official, VS and TFS 2008 are available today for download, there are so many new things it's hard to do the product justice in a simple blog. I've had the pleasure of testing and giving Microsoft a lot of feedback on this and future release of VSTS and I'm happy to say they listen to our feedback. Feel free to send me your comments I'll make sure they are aware of them. Jeff as a great post on all the new feature available Visual Studio Team System 2008 ships! so go have a look. Brian ...

Our friends at NWCadence have started a blog for 'Frequently Unanswered Questions' for TFS, Sharepoint and other collaborative technologies.  If there has been something nagging at you and you can't find the answer easily please check it out here.

Can we use TFS’s source code control with Visual Studio 6.0 and Visual Studio .NET 2003 clients? Yes we can use the Visual Studio Team Foundation Server with products that do not support Team Explorer integration. By using: Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server MSSCCI Provider Brief Description: Enables integrated use of Team Foundation Version Control with products that do not support Team Explorer integration. http://www.microsoft.com/do... ...
We have recently started using Cruise Control to manage our build processes, this works great with asp.net web deployment projects and TFS. Cruise control for those who dont know, is, according to the website "CruiseControl is a framework for a continuous build process. It includes, but is not limited to, plugins for email notification, Ant, and various source control tools. A web interface is provided to view the details of the current and previous builds" We run it on a separate box (soon to be ...
I don't remember exactly where, but some years ago I've come across a book that said something like -- A "complete" programmer must know the 3 main programming styles, 1. C-based (C#, Java C++ etc) 2. Scripting (Perl etc) and 3. Functional (Haskell, OCaml etc). Each style requires a different mind- set when writing code. I started out as a Perl programmer (i know it's weird that my first language was Perl... ), moved on to C++ and now I'm doing .NET (C# and BizTalk mainly). So, I've covered the first ...
Microsoft has a couple of articles on how to set up HTTP connectivity for SSAS, one for Win XP http://www.microsoft.com/te... and another for Win2003 server http://www.microsoft.com/te... But Vista Business/Ultimate includes the new version of IIS (IIS 7) which means some of the steps have changed a little. So let's walk through the process with the help of a few screen shots. Getting binariesCopy the contents of the %Installation ...
As a long time BizTalk Architect/consultant and having been involved in a number of advisory discussions and technology sessions with the Connected Systems Division of Microsoft I've had a fair amount of time to decide what it all means.... In the recent announcements it will come as no surprise that the basis of Oslo is the next versions of existing products: Oslo is the code name for a set of technical investments that aim to significantly simplify designing, building, managing, and scaling service-oriented ...

Check out Brian Harry's blog to get the current feature list for TFS 2008. Great stuff!

http://blogs.msdn.com/bharry/archive/2007/08/08/final-tfs-2008-feature-list.aspx

So I gave a session at the Montreal Code Camp this weekend and it was a blast. There was about 70 people, and a lot of great questions. I think the buzz is starting about VSTS/TFS 2008 it will be a great release... Here is the deck. Now one month until Devteach and my move to my first house!! Cheers, ET Technorati Tags: TFS 2008 , VSTS 2008 , Code Camp Montreal ...
We know many of you have been testing the Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 VPC images, http://msdn2.microsoft.com/... It has been brought to our attention that the current Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 VPC images will expire on November 1, 2007, rather than March 15, 2008 as originally announced. It is strongly encouraged that you take all necessary steps before November 1, 2007 to back up all your projects and move your Team Foundation Server data to an alternate location. For instructions ...
Hey everyone, please be aware that the VPC provided by Microsoft to evaluation Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server 2008 B2 will expire Nov 1st. If you are using this VM in production and are using the Go-Live licence please plan for this and prepare a contingency plan. See Jeff Beehler's blog for more info and any news on this here VS2008 Beta2 VPCs expiring prematurely Cheers, ET ps. I'm very busy, actually way too busy and I will start posting more soon. Don't despair... Technorati Tags: TFS ...
For one of our clients, we wanted to set up an automated email notification when a work item is assigned to someone. We found a handy blog on this subject from Vertigo Software with a downloadable web service that you can implement on your TFS server. The link to the blog with the details is here. Implement and enjoy getting spammed by your TFS ...
So I finally got the time to sit down with a copy of Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 and got it installed on my test rig. Here's how it all went down... I did a custom install this first time around - no Visual C++, and none of the SQL Compact or Crystal Reports stuff. I was certain to include the new Code Analysis, Performance and Testing tools though. I've heard some interesting things about the way those tools have improved with VS 2008 and am anxious to try them out. I'm also pretty anxious to try ...
*Moved to: Why Integrated Authentication does not work with host headers!You receive error 401.1 when you browse a TFS Web site that uses Integrated Authentication and is hosted on IIS 5.1 or IIS 6 This little problem occurs when you have Windows 2003 SP1 or later installed and you try to change your Team Foundation Server to a friendly name, like say tfs01.[intranet].[company].... more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
My good friend ET has once again (third year in a row) been named a TFS MVP. ET and I work very closely on the TFS implementation at our company. I must say that ET is THE TFS expert. He has been very active in the internal and external communities on TFS. And I severely doubt that there is any one on the planet that has installed or upgraded TFS more times than ET has. I must admit that it has been a VERY long time since I have had to run an install on metal or VM as ET can do it in his sleep at ...
*Moved to: Installing TFS 2008 from scratchWell, setting up TFS 2008 is pretty easy. I have done an upgrade before, but I have now deployed my first pure TFS 2008 server to a clean environment. I have Reporting Services, SQL and TFS on one box and SharePoint 2007 in my Farm. Word of warning: RTFMRead more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: Falling of the TFS rehabilitation wagon...And here I though I was waving good buy to TFS in the short term, but here I am Installing it for Aggreko. My boss came to me a couple of days ago and asked for a Work Item Tracking system in SharePoint 2007. I did my best, but as the requirements got more complicated and the metrics that they wanted to report on exploded, I said that TFS was the answer... This is not just a deployment of TFS for the purposes of tracking development projects. Nor ...
*Moved to: Team Foundation Server SharePoint IntegrationWhy is there not more integration found in Team Foundation Server "out-of-the-box" with SharePoint 2007. It seams obvious to me that you would want to show your Work Items in SharePoint and integrate SharePoint Workflow into Team Foundation Server. It only make sense to be able to initially create a SharePoint Work item that is a request from a user into SharePoint, have some sort of approval workflow before assigning it to a project within ...
I am back to blogging after a vacation..! This time I had an issue with TFS Alert not working properly. You need to make sure that you have done the following setting properly: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server\Web Services\Services\Web.config <add key="emailNotificationFromA... value="TFSAdmin@Company.com" /> <add key="smtpServer" value="ExchangeServerName" /> Now you need to reset IIS or recycle the pool that "Services" application is linked with. ...
This is a summary of the grok talk I gave at the SqlBits day at Microsoft UK in Reading on 6th October 2007. Thanks for all the delegates who finished lunch early to make the grok talks and I hope it proved useful. The target audience for this grok talk was those developers using SQL Server (2000 or 2005) on their laptops who might want to secure those databases. This issue is becoming more important as horror stories of lost laptops containing sensitive customer information now seem to appear every ...
Can anyone tell me how less TFS 2008 sucks? I am getting pretty worn out with having to fight TFS 2005 as my team tries to develop a quality build with it. At this point I am ready to start the fight to get SVN or Git setup rather than deal with a source control tool that still doesn't seem to have the ability to rollback code. I also can't stand the never leave the IDE model that TFS has adopted. It makes keeping track of things outside of VS much more difficult. I really hope TFS 2008 doesn't suck, ...
Just a quick scribble to thank the organisers of SqlBits for a superb event on Saturday. There were some great sessions, especially David McMahon's Top 10 SQL Keywords. Not for the Led Zep Top Of The Pops countdown, but some real gems of knowledge. I've never been to a session where you can hear all the biros in the room simultaneously clicking open and furiously scribbling down notes. The nugget being scribbled was the SQL full text query search term FORMSOF(INFLECTION, 'ride') - which will match ...
I've just been informed that I am now an MVP for Team System! I'm very honored with this award and pumped because the TFS VSTS team has great stuff coming out continuously (blog posts, power tools, etc) and are VERY hard chargers. They are a pleasure to work with and I'm excited to continue to spread the goodness of all that is Team System!!!
I just got a nice letter from Microsoft letting me know I got awarded as MVP for the 3rd year in a row. I feel really good about last year and all the stuff I did for the community. I'll try to do as much this year again. I love meeting new people and helping them network or solve their problem (If I can ;-)). Looking forward to talking (virtually) to some of you tomorrow in the Webcast, this autumn at the code camp and devteach and throughout next year. Thanks Microsoft for the 3rd vote of confidence. ...
Sometime in the last few days the Source Control Explorer in VS 2005 stopped responding. I would click on in under the expanded TFS Project and nothing. After some research I found that it may either be related to the computer browser service or to a corrupted VS 2005 user settings file. It turned out to be the later. A post from Shannon Braun pointed me in the right direction. So after using the command line option to reset VS 2005: "%programfiles%\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\Common7\IDE\devenv.exe" ...
Brian Harry just released new statistics on Microsoft's internal adoption of TFS as they passed some fairly major milestones this month. Apparently, the adoption continues to grow at a fairly rapid pace, and there are now 1,160 Team Projects in production with 1,023,088 work items across all of the TFS instances. Not only has the Developer Division adopted TFS, but also the Office and Windows divisions. Both Office and Windows have adopted early Rosario builds and are working through some installation ...
Well it's been a while since I've last posted, I'm in my eyeballs with stuff to do. We have finally released our internal Team Build offering and I will hopefully soon start my series of post on Team Build. We have just bought a house so getting everything ready running around to see what we need to do, mortgage, boxes, phone numbers, address changes... you know what I mean. I'm preparing my presentations for the fall, I'll be a panelist on the "Ignite your career" Webcast series offered by MSDN ...
If there is anybody who has some spare time and wants to build some killer TFS tools, I have some ideas for you. I would love a Vista gadget with a search box that searches all work items from a predetermined Team Project. This gadget should also have a button that allows me to create a predetermined work item in a predetermined Team Project with a predetermined iteration path. I would also love a script that would merge my dev branch into my main branch, check in the changes (overriding any policy ...
*Moved to: Blogging about...Well, I have not done one of these is a while...I could say that I have been busy, but I have not been :) I have been finishing up at Merrill Lynch in lue of starting my new job at Aggreko, and as I finished up on Friday, and I don't start till Monday, you could say that I am currently Unemployed. If only for a week...Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
Suppose that you have the need to switch drive letters of two of yours volumes. Lets say you have one partition with assigned drive letter D and other drive with assigned drive letter E. To change those two drive letters, you normally would go thru control panel to computer management, where you would be able to change your partition assignments, that’s a lot of steps to be done. To make it shorter I wrote following short batch file. It uses diskpart command line tool that comes with Windows XP. ...
*Moved to: TFS Event Handler in .NET 3.5 Part 2I have decided to have a little go at creating a Team Foundation Server Event Handler in .NET 3.5 that is resilient and scaleable. I will be using as many of the features of Team Suit as I can, but bear with me as there are a few things that are new to me. TFS Event Handler in .NET 3.5 ArticlesRead more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: Developing Peer-To-Peer Applications With WCFI recently had the need to create and deliver a presentation on Developing Peer-To-Peer Applications With WCF. Although the technical content was good, my delivery was not. I got stage fright... As I approached the room to give the presentation in which I expected to see a couple of people, I was horrified to hear a clamor of voices, no, a venerable din of idle conversation coming from the room. Not that room, please... but that was indeed the ...
In TFS if you check out a file it DOESNT check for a newer version of the file in source safe (as it did in Visual Source Safe (VSS)) it was a decision taken by MS to remove this feature to ensure that auto "getting latest" will not brake to the local build. I think MS have received so many complaints about this that in TFS 2008 they are putting it back in. In the mean time I found this project on codeplex http://www.codeplex.com/Tfs... Quick install, give it the TFS server name then when ...
*Moved to: Microsoft does indeed listenWhen I posted my question "Would anyone be interested in Hosted TFS?" on linked in I was hopping for a response from potential users. I did not think that Jim Lamb would be reading it and blog about Microsoft's internal ambition to have a hosted model for TFS. I have been quite excited about this subjects as I have worked for many companies that would find the cost of running an internal TFS server prohibitive, but for whom a hosted option would be perfect. ...
*Moved to: TFS HandoverI am just writing some handover documentation for our TFS deployment in the office. Thank goodness that I wrote installation and disaster recovery documents when I originally deployed the system, other wise this would have been a very long process. All I really need to do is reference those documents in a wrapper document that details of all of the servers and any online resources that I use.Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
The challenge I was facing was being able to accomplish the following within a single ASP.NET application: Use an NT authenticated connection to my SQL Server database; this would assume the identity set for the IIS application pool Disable anonymous access to my web site; only allow Windows Authentication Force all use of the TFS API to happen within the context of the Windows authenticated user First, in ASP.NET, in order to force the execution context to use the identity of the person browsing ...
*Moved to: Visual Studio 2008 Team Edition for ArchitectsSomething I have noticed in writing an article is that the "Application diagram" in VS2008 does not support Windows Communication Foundation. This I think is an oversight even for Beta 2. Is this going to be in the RTM, I hope so as it would be virtually useless without it! Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: TFS Event Handler in .NET 3.5I have decided to have a little go at creating a Team Foundation Server Event Handler in .NET 3.5 that is resilient and scaleable. I will be using as many of the features of Team Suit as I can, but bear with me as there are a few things that are new to me. TFS Event Handler in .NET 3.5 ArticlesRead more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: Using Visual Studio 2008I have been tinkering with VS2008 for a week now, but I had not had time to really look at it. They have made the interface slicker, and faster making the whole experience a little nicer.Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
Well I can't pass on this news. Knowing Brian a bit by talking with him and having great discussions with him in the last 4 years, he is probably trying to keep this as low profile as possible ;-). Willy already blog it here, and Anutthara broke the news. Brian, let me tell you that as humble as you are, you TOTALLY deserve this well earned title. Check out Anutthara's blog entry for and explanation of what a technical fellow is. Congratulation Brian and keep up the great work on TFS. Cheers, ET ...
*Moved to: Team Foundation Server Error TF30177 : Team Project Creation FailedWhen you create your first project, you may get an error during the creation process. When you look at the log file and see a "proxy error" message detail it may be to do with the way that TFS installs. I many large networks you can't connect to the server in the browser if you use the server name. This is because the proxy server is checking DNS for the name and unless you get every server in your company added to the ...
*Moved to: A new day, a new week, a new Team ServerI have just finished upgrading out TFS Development environment to TFS2008 and I have to say it was a totally painless procedure... The installation handles the upgrade perfectly (hopefully the RTM will work just as well) and I even created a new project with Visual Studio 2005, nice...Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: Blogging about...Well I have had both a busy and a quiet week. My team has been busy doing the application deployment and we finally got it deployed on Friday. It does not work, but it is deployed. I even managed to have time to assist some of my colleagues from the US with a TFS deployment into the companies QA environment. They have been having numerous errors, but ultimately suffered from the old "TFS install failed too many time" syndrome and will require to reinstall both the App ...

SRLTeam (MS Israel) has shown the basic difference between the ClearCase and the Team Foundation Server. I think it's interesting!

Since February I work as independent contractor, and so far I like it a lot but the only thing I miss about working from home is face-to-face contact with other developers. So after listening to Scott Hanselman's podcast on how to become a better developer I decided to take one of his advices and organize a geek dinner. I invited few friends from my past jobs and our Kraków .NET User Group. We met in nice indian restaurant near Kraków's market square and had great time discussing all maters mostly ...

Check it out here.

Hey...does it have requirements management??  The answer is still a big fat NO.  :-(

 

*Moved to: Becoming a better developer...Steve Clements has tagged me (thanks Steve) about how to become a better developer, he thinks tagging me 'would make an interesting read'..Hmm, no pressure: Actually study for my MCPD: Enterprise Applications Developer like I said I would. I posted earlier in the year that I was going to study for my MCPD: Enterprise Applications Developer and that I was going to start with Exam 70–536: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 - Application Development Foundation. ...