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Expression Blend 4 (SketchFlow) TFS Integration
Looking to the future release of Expression Blend 4 I had some questions on how things will work with TFS. The main thing Iw as looking for was work item creation based on SketchFlow screens embedded within Expression Blend itself. Well I found out the other day that the extent of this integration has been expanded on from the previous release but it isn't as robust as I had hoped. The following is the main point of the conversation I had. - You will be able to create TFS work items from SketchFlow ......

Posted On Monday, January 25, 2010 9:42 AM

TFS 2010 Beta 2 and MS Project 2007 Integration (TFS_MSProject.log)
Steps to make MS Project create a log file of exceptions occuring during the load/refresh/publish using the "TFSOfficeAdd-In.dll" component. 1) Navigaate to the directory that winproj.exe lives in. (Typically "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\[Version]\" where [Version] is the Office version I.E. Office12, Office14) 2) Create a new text file named winproj.exe.config 3) Add the following XML as the contents of the winproj.exe.config file: <configuration> <system.diagnostics> <switches> ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 13, 2010 4:29 PM

TFS 2010 Beta 2 and MS Project 2007 Integration (FieldMapping.xml)
I was running into an odd problem today when trying to add some new custom columns to a Microsoft Project project plan. These fields were driven by the values in other columns, in other words they calculated columns that used custom formulas I created to poluate them with content. I had added new fields to my project plan and validated and tested the formulas. Next I updated my task.xml to contain the new fields in TFS and uploaded that, then changed the FieldMapping.xml to reflect the mapping. I ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 13, 2010 4:22 PM

SharePoint 2010 Config Wizard - SQL Server at XXX has an unsupported version 10.0.2531.0.
Ran into this issue today when upgrading a SQL 2008 Express instance up to Enterprise and trying to run Sharepoint Configuration Wizard. Apparently SharePoint 2010 Beta doesn't like SQL 2008 Enterprise without a few hotfixes...Those of which are still in beta themselves...Those can be found in the full text of the error I recieved as follows: "SQL Server at XXX has an unsupported version 10.0.2531.0. The minimum required SQL versions are SQL Server 2005 SP3 CU3, version number: 9.00.4220.00, downloadable ......

Posted On Thursday, January 7, 2010 3:26 PM

TFS 2010 Beta 2 PowerTools Released

Don't know how I missed this but the TFS 2010 Beta 2 PowerTools were released on December 17th 2009. Here is the link to the download page. 

TFS 2010 Beta 2 PowerTools

Have fun!

Posted On Wednesday, January 6, 2010 12:44 PM

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