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Tarun Arora - Visual Studio ALM MVP ALM, Agile, Automation, Performance Testing, Software QA, Cloud, ... TFS Utilties
How to undelete files in TFS
Have you accidently deleted files from TFS and are looking at a way to undelete the file? You don’t have to undo your previous check in to get the files back, there is a simpler way. 01 – View Deleted items in Team Explorer Have you been wondering how you can view deleted items in Team Explorer? Well, go to tools, options, Source Control. From Visual Studio Team Foundation check ‘show deleted items in the Source Control Explorer’. 02 – Undelete files from TFS Simply right click the deleted file or ......

Posted On Monday, November 26, 2012 7:59 PM

Build Manager Extension–Scribe for Build Notes
Scribe - Test Scribe is a documentation power tool designed to construct documents directly from TFS for test plan and test run artefacts for the purpose of discussion, reporting etc. Scribe only works with Microsoft Test Manager, so if you needed to generate documentation for TFS Builds, what options do you have? You could potentially modify the Build Process template to generate report documentation as the build is executed or you could use the TFS data warehouse to extract data to create rich ......

Posted On Saturday, January 7, 2012 12:52 PM

TFS API–Release Notes From TFS Builds
Agile taught us to release early and release often, Agile also taught us to get the end user involved more frequently and directly. Goes without saying that release notes are an important part of any release. But what you don’t want to be doing is manually putting together the release notes with each frequent release you do. TFS lets you manage the application lifecycle with great ease & minimal administrative overhead, if your team is already checking in the code against work items and if you ......

Posted On Saturday, December 24, 2011 8:25 PM

How to Troubleshoot TFS Build Server Failure?
Ever found your self in this helpless situation where you think you have tried every possible suggestion on the internet to bring the build server back but it just won’t work. Well some times before hunting around for a solution it is important to understand what the problem is, if the error messages in the build logs don’t seem to help you can always enable tracing on the build server to get more information on what could possibly be the root cause of failure. In this blog post today I’ll be showing ......

Posted On Tuesday, November 15, 2011 12:49 AM

MTM Testing Scorecard using TFS API
Download a working demo (below): No showing off, this has been developed in VS11 using MTM11 and version controlled in TFS Azure Working Demo = Download-Testing Scorecard In this blog post I’ll be showing you how to use the TFS API to build a testing scorecard. In this testing score card, I’ll be going through each of the test plans programmatically looping through test suits (yes, the test suits can be nested) looking for test cases and querying their status and further going in at the test step ......

Posted On Sunday, October 2, 2011 9:29 PM

TFS API: Using LINQpad to query TFS
Download Demo - LINQpad Query In this blog post I’ll be showing you how to query TFS using LINQpad. 1. Download LINQpad Those who are familiar with LINQpad know its benefits and ease of use, i would urge others to try it. You can download LINQpad and read more about it from here => http://www.linqpad.net/ 2. Download TFS SDK I have a blog post on where and how to download the TFS SDK from => here 3. Querying TFS using LINQpad Open LINQpad Select Query Properties by selecting Query from menu ......

Posted On Monday, September 12, 2011 10:13 PM

How To Change compare merge tool in TFS?
Technorati Tags: Team Foundation Server 2010 Would you like to use your favourite comparison and merging tool such as KDiff3 or WinMerge in TFS. With little effort you can configure a different diff/merge tool in Team Foundation Server. In this blog post I'll be covering How to change the default compare/merge tool List of available compare/merge tools and the list of arguments Follow the steps below, Open Visual Studio 2010 and go to Tools => Options Select Source Control => Visual Studio ......

Posted On Saturday, July 23, 2011 6:19 PM

TFS 2010 SDK: Get List of user Workspaces and checked out files Programmatically
Technorati Tags: Team Foundation Server 2010,TFS API,TFS SDK 2010,TFS Administration Working as a TFS Administrator maintaining the user workspaces is a very important task. Using the TFS API it is very easy to get a list of user workspaces, undo pending changes and delete workspace mappings if required. It is common to see people leave as the bell curve dips with the project delivery but some times what is left behind is a set of checked out files in workspaces. In this blog post i will show you ......

Posted On Saturday, July 16, 2011 8:39 PM

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