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This week I’m at the Microsoft Build/Windows conference. Now I’ve been to many conferences throughout the years and this is the first conference where I literally knew nothing about including the agenda. When I signed up for my badge on arrival we got a conference guide with all the hours of the session but no sessions. Very secret, very cloak and dagger. This created a huge buzz but also upped the expectation quite a bit… So with the tabled laid out and the expectation high I sat down and waited ......

Hey everyone, I know it’s been an eternity since I blogged but I have so much to do that I unfortunately need to prioritize. Vincent Grondin and I did a 7h presentation on the new developer and tester tools available in the VS 2010 suite. It was a blast. We did it in front of an audience (around 120) and it was taped. We did it as a play and really didn’t look at the crowd at all we were training each other on the technology. It is now available for anyone that would like to watch it at this location: ......

Well it look like it’s finally upon us. Soma just announce the availability of it for today on MSDN. Read all about it here. I’ve been busy evaluating it and giving feedback on it for the last 3 years and we finally have some bits that we’ll be able to install and play with on real hardware. There are just soooo many new good stuff in there that I can’t name it all. Brian Harry as a few good post already on this which you can read all about Team System 2010 Overview, TFS 2010 Admin, Operations & ......

Hear all about it here. Lots of great new functionality for everyone on the team. Willy also has a great post with lots of details here. Run for it. Download it here Cheers, ET Technorati Tags: VSTS 2008 SP1,TFPT 2008,TFS ......

So I’ve been trying to do some custom build numbering for my Team Build project and was confronted with a lot of let’s say “uninformation” and some great information also. I really didn’t want to create a custom task that I would need to maintain so I set on a long search for the Truth… needless to say I didn’t find it. But here is the information I found that should get you you to the right place. There is a great custom task created by the MSBuild team that used to be on GotDotNet but is now MSDN ......

In case you didn’t know, as part of the slew of information that Microsoft in this week one very cool announcement was made. VSTDE and VSTDBE are now both available to MSDN subscriber that have one of those versions. If you do, make sure you download the one you didn’t have (DBPro if you had Dev and Dev if you had DBPro) and install the other on top of the current VS you have. They functionality of the other version will just become available in VS. It’s as simple as that. Kudos to Microsoft for ......

Have a look at Brian Harry’s blog entry on the next generation power tools probably available end of October… A new team menu with presence, and team based tasks… A new way to download project related custom add-ins like check-in policy and Custom work item control. This is something I commented about way back in 2005 as a big hole to fix. I’m glad they tackled this. This is going to be very sweet in a corporate environment. Shell integration looks great but I’m not really a fan of that. I would ......

The great DevTeach conference is coming to Montreal this year again from December 1-5 and i’ll be speaking again. I have 2 sessions in the new Team System track: Adopting Team System You have seen the Team System overviews, you are stoked and want to start using the product but you’re not sure where to start? This session is for you, in it we will open the box and look inside, we will discuss the various installation scenarios (solo developer or for a group, hardware vs. Virtual), the difference ......

Hello everyone, With SQL 2008 shipping late last week it was time to try my hands at this scenario. It worked great but with a few things to remember. Here is the lowdown. There are two way to go about in order to install TFS with SQL 2008 1) Fresh install, 2) Upgrade SQL. 1) Fresh Install I used Windows 2008 because this is going to be the prevalent OS to install on when people are going to start fresh or it most likely will. There was a little issue with that install when Windows 2008 RTM’ed back ......

I could not pass on this blog post and tell you about that. Go watch this and appreciate it for what it is; A great geek gadget... I WANT ONE Brian the Build Bunny You can get that bad boy here. Rock on Martin! Cheers, ET Technorati Tags: Team Build 2008,TFS ......

Brian just announce the features list that will be available in the SP1 version of TFS 2008. Wow that's an impressive list of features... Check them out here Cheers, ET Technorati Tags: TFS 2008 SP1 ......

I meant to blog about this for a while now but Willy just beat me to it. We had a discussion about this this morning and he did a great entry check it out Team Foundation Server - Why can all valid users see all Team Projects? Thanks Willy. Cheers, ET Technorati Tags: TFS ......

I'll preface this by saying this works for renaming your TFS server for internal use. I have not tried this for external use. There might be some more steps to get it to work from the Internet. In the past month we migrated our infrastructure from 2005 to 2008 and in order to upgrade we needed to change a few things. If you recall from this my blog post on the subject Changing to a friendly Team Foundation Server Name we changed the NETBIOS name a new nicer to remember name. Well it turns out that ......

So in this post I will revisit a post I wrote a while back TFS Server Administrators (when you can't be a Windows server administrator). Is it possible to manage a TFS instance without being a windows administrator? Well I'm aware of one thing right now I can't do as a regular application administrator. There are probably others but we are able to be pretty affective by following the steps in this and the previous post. I wrote the first post about a year and half ago and after going through many ......

So someone was bound to do it sooner or later... might as well be me ;-). I got the new shinny Windows 2008 ISO from MSDN and install in a VM. 20 min later I was logging into W2k8. Very nice. I then add the IIS 7.0 feature and following the TFS install guide info about 2008 selected the proper added features ASP.NET HTTP Redirections IIS 6.0 Compatibility Default options Windows Authentication So far so good... I then used my scripts to install SQL 2005, I got the incompatibility prompt for SQL 2005 ......

In the wave of release we now have the final version of the TFS Web Access. Check out VSTS Web Access Power Tool for Team System 2008 released! Great work guys! Cheers, ET Technorati Tags: TFSWA 2008,TFS 2008 ......

Hey all, I've seen a few things going around about this so I'd like to put in my .02c too. When opening a VS2005 solution in VS2008 their will be an upgrade wizard that will show up. If you go through the wizard and 'upgrade' the solution/project here is what happens: at the top of solution you just opened the first line will change from Microsoft Visual Studio Solution File, Format Version 9.00 to Microsoft Visual Studio Solution File, Format Version 10.00 That's it, nothing else gets change and ......

Join members of the Visual Studio Team System product group to discuss features available in Team Foundation Server, Team Suite, Architecture Edition, Development Edition, Database Edition, and Test Edition. In addition, discuss what's new for these editions for Visual Studio 2008. We will be holding two sessions: Join the chat on Wednesday, December 5th, 2007 from 10:00am - 11:00am Pacific Time. Add to Calendar | Additional Time Zones -and- Join the chat on Wednesday, December 5th, 2007 from 4:00pm ......

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 ......

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 ......

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 ......

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. ......

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 ......

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 ......

Read all about it here. Since Microsoft acquired TeamPlain this spring they have worked hard to incorporate all new features in the product and best feature of all; It's FREE for TFS owners. Cheers, ET PS I swear I'll get to Team Build I'm just sooooo busy ;-). Technorati Tags: Team System, TFS, TeamPlain ......

So I'm still working hard on the build series, I'm up to a 26 page document right now just showing how to create a build ;-). But there are just so much new stuff happening that I'm going to skip to that and go back to document after. The whole Team System stack has been renamed check out Rob Caron's blog entry here for all the names. Essentially Visual Studio Team System 2008 - product name. Next I'm featured here on the Canadian Developer Blog there is a short questionnaire I answered about myself ......

So I haven't blogged in while, I've been so busy I can't tell when it's night or when it's daytime... Well not really but you get the idea. I have been toying about the idea of actually coming up with some content (instead of just reporting other people's content ;-)) and I've decide it was time to do so. In the next few months (weeks if I can kick myself hard enough to do it) I'll write a series of post on Team Build. I've been playing quite a bit with it and I think there is a lot to talk about. ......

Join members of the Visual Studio Team System product group to discuss features available in Visual Studio Team Foundation Server, Team Editions for Architects, Developers, Database Pros, and Testers. In addition, discuss what's new in the upcoming Orcas CTP. We will be holding two sessions: Join the chat on Tuesday, July 3rd , 2007 from 10:00am - 11:00am Pacific Time. Add to Calendar | Additional Time Zones -or- Join the chat on Tuesday, July 3rd, 2007 from 4:00pm - 5:00pm Pacific Time. Add to Calendar ......

If you still haven't upgraded to TFS SP1 because you where reading articles, blogs and forum entries with people have problems then you should now be ready to proceed. Microsoft just released a new version of the GDR Quiescing patch (what's with that name anyway?). Brian talks about it here and you can download the new version here. I'll update my install scripts to use that one and send to my good friend Stephen Borg at Accentient to host them. Cheers, ET Technorati Tags: VSTS, TFS ......

Great white paper on how to start properly and setup a team to use Team System.  Go and get it here.

J.D. Meier's also explains what is in this release here


Well I've been extremely busy in the last month and have not blogged much, I'm off to Disney for a few weeks, then DevTeach and after that I'll get right back to it. So after everybody and their dogs mentioned you all that VSTS "Orcas" B1 is finally available, I'm just going to say, go here for all the info. There are two (2) different VPC, one is with both TFS and VSTS and the other is only VSTS beware what you download ;-). You will also need the base differencing disk to run those images. All ......

Brian Keller explains how to do it right here. It's well worth the read. Brian also asks us to give it a spin here I might just do that. WSS v2 has a few limitation that v3 overcomes and we get a lot of new features to boot like a wiki and a better discussion webpart. Now don't forget that "Orcas" will support WSS v3 out-of-the-box so if you feel a bit nervous about the steps that need to be done for this to work in TFS v1 than you can always wait a bit for "Orcas". Cheers, ET ......

Boy such a busy day!! Microsoft acquiring TeamPlain and the roadmap released... Microsoft as finally started to reveal information about Rosario, the version after Orcas. Get all the info here There are a lot great info on this page also so peruse away. With this we can start to see where things are heading and feel comfortable in our investment in TFS V1 because Microsoft will hold our hand going forward by providing upgrade options and we will have more and more feature in that space going forward. ......

This is a great news, TeamPlain are the leader in Team System web access as a group (MVPs and influencer) we told Microsoft "if you are going to provide web access to TFS, make it better then TeamPlain of buy them", looks like the listen to us ;-). What is also great about this news is they will be able to spend more cycle on new features in TFS and just gain a whole web access platform which is good for everyone. Nice move Microsoft read all about it here on Brian's blog. Cheers, ET ......

Last Saturday we had our TFS workshop, around 70 people came to hear me talk about Team System. We had so much to cover I'm surprised I actually manage to cover it all. I was great fun answering questions and talk about one of my passions Team Foundation Server. Thanks to everyone who came and made this a day to remember. Also thanks to our sponsors, Microsoft, TeamPlain (now Microsoft!!), TeamLook, TeamPrise and InCycleSoftware. Finally a big thanks to Guy Barrette for getting all the logistics ......

I haven't blogged in while... I've been so busy it's hard to think strait sometimes... I'm back from a trip to Argentina where it was the summer (+30C) leaving a nice (-20C) in Montreal ;-). So many things happened it's like we can't go to bed... 1) SQL SP2 shipped 2) Virtual PC 2007 shipped (and it's FREE!!!) now this is great news and I love the fact it's released now (I just need a new PC that supports virtualization now ;-)). 3) March CTP of Orcas just released. Now this is great since we finally ......

Hello everyone, I've decided to conduct a Full day workshop on VSTS/TFS on Saturday March 24th. We will cover a lot of things ranging form sizing and installation to source control practices all the way to unit testing and performance. It should be a very cool day. If you live in Montreal (or around) and would like to join us in that experience please follow this link for all the information. I will animate in French but if we have questions in English there shouldn't we'll be more than happy to ......

Wow! Exactly what I've been waiting for!! So yesterday Brian Harry blogged about a Server Manager tool he developed on the side and asked us if we taught that was going to be useful as a power tool. Well... Absolutely. Manageability as been...how to say... difficult in V1 with tools like this it will certainly help see if our infrastructure is healthy and how well we do. Those stats will be very important for some of our folks. So I say ... absolutely Brian bring it on. Cheers, ET ......

So today an internal Team decided to move to our corporate TFS instance (nothing new there) the crux was that they are running a mix of VB6, VS2003 projects. I say "Hey no problem you guys can use the MSSCCI Provider for TFS and it should work like a charm!" so after our conversation I remembered that I had not tried this at home like they say, I have been using VSTS (2005) and have not worked on a legacy project in a while. So off I go and download the MSSCCI Provider and install it in VM (that ......

So Howard tagged me yesterday ;-). I met Howard at Microsoft a few months back working on the OD for TFS. Here goes 5 things few people know about me ... 1. Today is my birthday... I'm old ... but I'm still barely clinging to my 30s. 2. I used to play football when I was ... younger ;-). I had to stop because I broke my tibia (that's the big bone on the lower part of the leg) and was 6 months in various casts and it was never the same after. Oh and did I mention it was touch football ;-). I still ......

Well... it's been a pretty crazy year! here are a few of the highlights ... around the world (literally) in 65 days, 8 countries, 100,000 air miles, speaker at Devteach for the second year in a row, VSTS MVP for the second year in a row, speaker at the first Montreal Code camp, 15 year at EDS and last but probably the best, 20th year with my lovely wife. I don't know where I would be without her... pfeeeww ;-) man I'm tired after reading this again. So what does next year look like... Well I'll probably ......

Whoohoo folks! the long awaited SP for VSTx, Express and TFS is finally out you can get it right here. Also there is a hotfix to apply prior to installing the SP for TFS make sure you read all about it here, essentially it put TFS to "sleep" while patches are installed. There is nothing special to do, just install this hotfix and whenever you apply another hotfix, SP, etc TFS will go to sleep prior to install that's it guys. Happy Patching ET Update: Save some time and space installing the SP by ......

So I'd like to respond to Urig on his latest post about the Get Latest on Check out. The reason why there isn't a get latest on check is quite simple actually. Let's look at VSS vs. TFS in the lifecycle of a change and see how both fare. Let's start with VSS VSS 1. First thing in the morning, User does a get latest on all the files in the project and compiles to make sure the build is not broken. 2. User does a check-out on the file he wants to work with (and get's the latest of that one file). 3. ......

So in the last few days a few good blog entries have appear on TFS. Charles Sterling posted on how to change the product key in the trial or workgroup edition of TFS to the full version, now I knew how to do that (well I taught I knew) but it seems there are more things to do specifically for the workgroup edition have a look here. Next came a great pdf from real world experience of move folks from VSS to TFS (I wish I had written that) from Steven St-Jean it's a good read and I'll make it available ......

Hey everyone, Just noticed my good friend Steven Borg from Accentient posted my TFS Install Scripts (Oct 05). You can get them directly here. The TFS install scripts are scripts I put together to automate as much as possible of the pre-requirement application installations TFS requires; IIS, SQL Server, Windows SharePoint Services 2.0, Service packs, TFS users (Service, report, setup). I hope this helps you install your own TFS with the least amount of work. TFS installation can hard, so I hope those ......

Congratulations! We are pleased to present you with the 2007 Microsoft® MVP Award! The Microsoft MVP Award is our way of saying thank you and to honor and support the significant contributions you make to communities worldwide. As a recipient of Microsoft’s Most Valuable Professional award, you join an elite group of technical community leaders from around the world who foster the free and objective exchange of knowledge by actively sharing your real world expertise with users and Microsoft. Microsoft ......

Well, Code Camp Montreal was a huge success, we add 320 register and about 260 showed up on a Saturday to attend the camp. We had 12 speakers and 15 sessions. In my two sessions I had about 70-80 people and it was great fun. Lots of great questions and interest. As I suspected, about 5% of the people are "actually" using TFS but it still generates a lot of interest, people want to move off of VSS but can't get their employer for small teams to purchase VSTx. I suspect this is the main reason. Another ......

So we learn stuff everyday... well I hope. Here is a bit of insight on Team Build, specifically the ports that need to be opened for it to work properly in a multi-machine scenario. I have tested this configuration internally and it works great. I did stumbled upon a problem while testing, an error message came up telling me that the build server could only be configured for a single TFS server, and that I should change a parameter on the build server to point to my TFS server. So here is what we ......

Hey all, I will be speaking at the Montreal Code Camp. I'm doing two sessions Introduction à Visual Studio Team System et Team Foundation Server pour les développeurs (intro to TFS) and Développer en Virtuel (Virtually Developing). They are expecting 300 people and there are three rooms so about 100 per room per sessions ... That is a lot of people ... gulp ... it'll be great fun. Cheers and looking forward to seeing you all, ET ......

This is post of is for all of you out there that due to security restriction can't be a Local Admin on your server but still need to be TFS Server Administrators. This addresses the Domain installed TFS not the workgroup edition (WE). I will comment on the WE were appropriate. As we all remember there are three application that need our attention here, TFS (obviously), Windows Sharepoint Services (WSS) and SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS). For project level security I urge you to use the TFS ......

So I finally finish going around the world (I had a vacation break for a few weeks and attended a VSTS SDR in Redmond) to eventually end up in good ol Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. At least I was in familiar territory here with my finely colored Canadian money ;-). It was good to re-hook up with Sandman and the Chief for a farewell training session. The training when well and again we had some very good questions. Winnipeg is a very nice, large small city... it's big enough the be a large city 600,000+ ......

So you just finish installing TFS, it works great and you’re about to give out the name to all your devs so they can start using the great new features in TFS but the name of the server uses corporate naming standard and is called rtmtgbs001 that is a great name for the ITO folks they know the scheme and can find that server to patch it and all that but for devs and project manager, and other consumers of TFS data it’s a bit hard to remember and if you have many servers it because quite ......

10:30 (India Time) Day 58 – Here we go again, we arrived in Chennai yesterday at 3:30am and you guessed it, my luggage didn’t make it. They are supposed to be delivered to the hotel today, we’ll see… Chennai is also big, I don’t know the population but there is a lot of people, driving is just a notch less crazy then Cairo but a small notch ;-). Lots of motorcycle (thank god for that) so there is a lot less traffic density even though streets are very densely packed! We are doing Training Day 1 today ......

Hello all, in my various installs of TFS I’ve been doing while on the road I’ve encountered one unusual problem, if you use “ (double quote) in your password for either the service account or reporting account the setup will fail ?? I went but this was not apparent to me at first because I didn’t think I had a double quote in my password (I was installing in the UK where the keyboard is different). All was well in Windows (it don’t care, it’s just another special character) but TFS it cared and failed ......

23:55 (Cairo time) Day 49 – We have left the relative cold of Wales (18C) to the scorching heat of Cairo (35C) man what a shock to start with. But let’s back up a few days, after our last talk in Swansea, I got to install a local TFS instance and found an interesting but I will talk about in the next post, after that was done, we got out and started our Wales sightseeing experience by going to Worms Head to have a pint and a sunset ;-). It’s quite a nice place and we watched the Brazilians win 4-1 ......

16:30 EST – Day 22, On the plane again after 27h shore leave home. My bags didn’t make it from New York to Montreal but I got them at 9pm yesterday just in time to do some washing and repacking. I’m now on the way to Kokomo Indiana (I know less exotic than New-Zealand and Argentina but I’m sure the people there will be as great as everywhere else). This will be my 3rd stop and the 4th for Sandman and Chief. I think I’m back to the correct time zone (in my body anyway) ......

6:15am (Argentina Time) – Day 17, This Timezone thing is killing me, I’m so confused I don’t know what time it is anymore. We Left New Zealand on Monday the 22nd at 5pm (NZ time) and after 13.5h of flying and 1.5h of layover in Santiago, Chile we arrived in Buenos Aires get that at the same time on the 22nd (Argentina Time). Talk about Back to the Future ;-). We were supposed to fly from Wellington to Aukland and then to Santiago but decided instead to road trip from Wellington ......

6:00AM (NZ Time) Well we made it to Wellingtion, but our luggages are still in transit… No Worries, what it’s important is our presence ;-). Yesterday we went around to visit a bit, Wellington is a very cool city, I reminds me of San Fransisco with 1/10 of the population and with green (trees) everywhere. I don’t have a good picture yet but I’ll post one when I do. It’s a small city, not very dense population wise but very warm (the people not the temperature). And speaking ......

My two presentation went very well. I’m very happy with the turnout and add a good time with the attendees. What a feeling it is to sit with the likes of Julia Lerman, Kate Gregory, Barry Gervin, Joel Semeniuk, Richard Cambell, Kathleen Dollard, and many many others (51 in total). My talk on Adopting Team System went a bit over since I answered questions during the talk. That’s what I enjoy the most talking with attendees about real problems they are facing and decisions they need to ......

So I installed TeamPlain on my sandbox to see how it behaved, well let me tell you that this is a cool product. It's all web based and gives you access to your TFS work items, all the reports, your documents on the WSS site and even your source code. You can access those things from either VS or WSS but it's now all in one easily accessible site and it look pretty sweet. Well done guys… I'll definitely recommend it for specific scenarios. You still need a CAL to use the site (so you can't just ......

I'm currently planning a worldwide trip to promote TFS and VSTS in my company and I've been super busy with preparation for this. I'll get back to this subject soon in a series called Around the world in 65 days the chronicles of a TFS evangelist. hehe. For now, i've read a great post from Scott Kuhl on helping developer productivity (manager you should read this here). Cheers for now, can't wait to chronicle my trips... ET ......

So my good friend John Lawrence from Microsoft posted a picture of me and my colleague Aaron drinking green beer at the TFS Launch party... check it out here

Not to good looking but tasty none the less.

Cheers,

ET


I happened to be in Redmond today for the official signing of the TFS Box. Here’s me with “the box” J Congratulation guys ......

Rob tells us that the Basic Authentication scenario will not be supported in V1 here. This scenario is very important to a lot of small/medium business with consultant on the road a lot. But fear not, there are ways around this problem. 1. Use IA it works for most scenario, where I've seen issues is when leaving corporate environment that are protected by firewall (like everyone!). But if you are connecting from home (for example) even behind personal router it works fine.2. Look at teamplain, a ......

Here is a summary of what happended (not all good as you will see but all in all thumb up!) So this was a Dual Server upgrade while yesterdays one was a Single Server. So we backed up everything like we should before any migration, Followed the manual to the T and well some stuff was less obvious than for the Single Server. So as predicted TFSUpgrade /verify failed on a name that was the same as an upgrade CMMI field so we needed to run WITField.exe to rename the Severity field (after finding were ......

Well hello all, I just finished my first migration of TFS B3R to TFC RC today. It went very well, and the build is much more stable and faster. If you follow the upgrade guide you should be all set. Like Rob likes to say RTFM it goes for the upgrade manual as well. One little thing to note in the upgrade manual it does not mention the fact you should apply hotfix KB912838 before install TFS but it says to do in the install guide. After speaking with my Microsoft contacts it should be applied prior ......

Jeff tells us here about what has happened since October with Team Foundation Server. One important thing to note, you will not be able to install TFS on a Domain Controller anymore, all the Single Server installs I've done for demos and training have been on Single Server VMs with DC. So you have been warned. The friendly names for work items is a welcome change no one likes being called RTG54F!! The move of the Reporting Services on the app tier make sense on an architectural level since all the ......

My good friend Jeff as just announced that the RC of TFS (which will also be “go-live” btw) will be available in early Feb if the world doesn't end before that.  See his full post here.

Whoohoo indeed Jeff.

Cheers,

ET.


So I've been installing the Single Server Versions of Team Fondation Server in Virtual PC quite regularly throughout the life cycle of the product and now that we have final bits for the .NET Framework I am excited that we can now create a pretty stable base and only install incremental TFS builds to test. In my latest VM I've been getting this error on startup: Event Type: ErrorEvent Source: Service Control ManagerEvent Category: NoneEvent ID: 7009Date: 11/3/2005Time: 11:54:40 AMUser: N/AComputer: ......

My good friend Joel Semeniuk from Winnipeg has just release the first alpha of his VSTS Process Editor read his post here the tool is on a moderated GotDotNet community. If you have made ANY customization to the TFS methodologies and edited the xml files by hand well you'll love Joel's tool it's all GUI and you can visually see your work item forms as opposed to have to upload the process and create a new project and see if it worked or not. I highly recommend it if you plan on doing any kind of ......

Ok like promised here are a few thing to do in order to successfully create a Single Server install of Team Foundation Server B3. Follow the documentation available on the DVD and also available here it has been greatly updated since the last release and has some good information. What I used to do was to create a Virtual Machine with Windows 2003 Server SP1 (apply Windows Update) and then promote to a DC. Install IIS, then install SQL Server 2005, Windows Sharepoint Services and Finally the ATDT ......

Well B3 of TFS is now available on MSDN. I've been installing and testing builds leading to B3 for the last 3 weeks and B3 is solid. There are so many more feature than B2. On of the new cool things is the Source Control Proxy server. This server basically caches files "gotten" by the first user, then all subsequent "get" are super fast. This server is designed to be used in a WAN scenario between two location that share a low bandwidth line. I'm sure you'll like if your in this situation. VSS was ......