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Adventures in Lab Management Configuration: Part 2 of 3
The first post was the high level overview. Now it is time for the details on what was done to the existing CMMI Project based on CMMI v 4.2. The first step was to go into Visual Studio, then from the Team Project Collection Settings and then to the Process Template Manager. Once there, it was a matter of selecting the appropriate template (MSF for CMMI Process Improvement v5.0) and download to a point I could reference later (for example C:\Templates). Then on to using the steps from the guidance ......

Posted On Saturday, January 1, 2011 8:51 PM

Adventures in Lab Management Configuration: CMMI Edition Part 1 of 3
I remember at one point someone telling me how close Migrate was to Migraine. This was a process that included an environment from TFS 2008 to TFS 2010, needed to be migrated too as far as the process template goes. Here we are talking about CMMI v4.2 to CMMI v5.0. Now, the process to migrate the TFS Infrastructure is one thing, migrating the Process Template is a different deal, not hard … just involved. Followed a combination of steps that came from a blog post as the main guidance and then MSDN ......

Posted On Wednesday, December 29, 2010 10:58 AM

TFS Backup Plan Wizard Tool
With the release of the “September – 2010” TFS 2010 Power Tools, came an addition to the Team Foundation Server Administration Console. This addition is the Team Foundation Backups Tree item. The tool is used to create backup plans and to work with it you run through a wizard, just like you would in configuring TFS or any of the extensions it has. The areas covered through the tool include: Backup to a Network Backup Path, retention configuration. Under Advanced Options, the extension to be used ......

Posted On Tuesday, December 28, 2010 7:30 AM

TFS 2008 to TFS 2010 moves and some issues
There have been many things going on this year around TFS. Most of them had to do with migrations (I don’t call them upgrades for the most part since it involved new hardware and such). Many were implementations using the Conchango SfTS template (now EMC). But there were others that were CMMI or Agile 4.0. Everything would move just fine, no issues. That was until you attempted to run Test Case Management or run the last configuration steps for Lab Management. There is an error that states a project ......

Posted On Thursday, December 23, 2010 10:58 PM

TFS and Project Integration
Recently there have been more and more requests on how to have TFS 2010 and Project 2010 together. Most of the requests have been around working with Agile and Scrum projects and templates. There are some guidance documents that have become available and also labs and Virtual Machine configurations to work with the different scenarios. TechNet Virtual Lab: Microsoft Enterprise Project Management - Project and Portfolio Management with Project 2010 Announcing Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010 ......

Posted On Thursday, December 23, 2010 10:12 PM

ALM Catalyst Workshop: How to use TFS to Manage the SharePoint Life Cycle

The session is going to cover and discuss the role TFS can play in the management of SharePoint implementations, custom development and delivery of solutions.

Check it out here and register …

Posted On Friday, December 17, 2010 8:04 PM

The betas are coming … the betas are coming
Yep! Another round of stuff to test out, I am referring to the Visual Studio 2010 SP1 related Betas. They are out, and available. The always present warning that normally comes with installing Beta stuff is true here too. Scott Hanselman does a fantastic job on describing what is new, gains, fixes and such. The download links: Visual Studio 2010 SP1 Beta: .NET 4.0 SP1 Beta : ......

Posted On Friday, December 10, 2010 1:55 PM

Updated Virtual Machine for VS/TFS 2010
If you had downloaded the previous version of the virtual machines, then you are likely aware they are set to expire soon (12/15/2010). Brian Keller announced yesterday (blog post here) the availability of a vm refresh (new expiration set for 6/1/2011). What is part of the refresh? Here is the excerpt from Brian’s post: “ The version of this virtual machine which was refreshed on December 9, 2010, includes the following additions: · Visual Studio 2010 Feature Pack 2 · Team Foundation Server 2010 ......

Posted On Friday, December 10, 2010 1:03 PM

Visual Studio Team Explorer Everywhere
If you happen to be working with Eclipse and are wanting integration to Team Foundation Server 2010, Team Explorer Everywhere is available for download. For prerequisites and download go to: ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 6, 2010 8:36 PM

Looking for TFS 2010 and Project Server Integration?
In the past couple of weeks I have heard of people interested in seeing what possibilities are available for integration between Microsoft Project/Project Server and TFS 2010. There are a couple of items available currently: MSDN Section on Scheduling Tasks and Assigning Resources Using Microsoft Project Virtual Machine available for download with the Integration CTP between Project Server and TFS 2010. ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 6, 2010 8:19 PM

Creating a Web Application using Central Administration for WSS 3.0
Knowing fully we are now in SharePoint Foundation 2010 territory, I am going back in time. There are still questions around how to configure or create a Web Application and then a Site Collection using WSS 3.0. The questions have come up with companies moving to Team Foundation Server 2010 and not having had experience configuring WSS 3.0. And in many cases they have found in being the “go to” person for anything and everything that has to do with the TFS 2010 deployment you have done. Assumptions ......

Posted On Monday, November 22, 2010 9:14 AM

TFS and the Cloud, and a shameless plug.
Recently I have been reading about how some companies offer services that would provide you with Team Foundation Server capabilities in the cloud. When we talk about cloud (and it seems everybody is doing it), we need to differentiate between the services running and also the type of service we (as a company or individual) will be running. We can talk about 2 potential possibilities for TFS that would be effective, but each is different in its own way: SaaS: Software as a service, ideal scenario ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 5, 2010 5:39 AM

Update:Visual Studio 2010 and TFS 2010 RTM Virtual Machines available for download
If you are (or were) running the RC version of the VMs, it expired yesterday (June 30th, 2010). There is a new set of VMs available for download, and available for Hyper-V, Windows Virtual PC and VPC 2007 SP1. Hyper-V: Windows Virtual PC: Virtual PC 2007 SP1: ......

Posted On Thursday, July 1, 2010 12:50 AM

Adding a Java project in Eclipse to TFS using Team Explorer Everywhere
Connecting a project to TFS Once Eclipse is open and you can see your projects in Project Explorer. Select the project you want to add to TFS by right-clicking on it and select the Team Project option and then Share Project, the Share Project Dialog will open … select Team Foundation Server Once TFS is selected, accept the agreement by checking the box. Next, if you have a Product Key, enter it here, otherwise check the box to use a full featured trial (it is a 30 day trial) Provide the details to ......

Posted On Saturday, July 31, 2010 5:19 PM

Installing the Team Explorer Everywhere TFS Plug-in on Eclipse
We have to start from the beginning. And that is by making sure Eclipse is installed. If you are starting anew, then head on over to to get the goods. I will move on as the installation of Eclipse is not my focus here. However, I will say that getting in place on my MacBook Pro took no longer than 5 minutes (that is because I walked away as it was expanding the tarball. Ok, next, Eclipse is in, what else? Team Explorer Everywhere is the key player here. Ok, so in a full blown formal ......

Posted On Saturday, July 31, 2010 4:39 PM

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