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Jakob Ehn Visual Studio ALM MVP December 2011 Entries
Introducing: Community TFS Build Manager
The latest release of the Community TFS Build Extensions include a brand new tool called Community TFS Build Manager and has been created for two reasons: An implementation of the Team Foundation Build API which is referenced by the Rangers Build Customization Guidance V2 (available H1 2012) Provide a solution to a real problem. The Community TFS Build Manager is intended to ease the management of builds in medium to large Team Foundation Server environments, though it does provide a few features ......

Posted On Friday, December 30, 2011 12:36 PM

December 2011 TFS Power Tools Release
Brian Harry just posted an update on the latest version of the TFS 2010 Power Tools. This will most likely by the last version of the Power Tools for the TFS 2010 version, next version will target Dev11! The main improvements in this release are: Team Foundation Server Power Tools for Eclipse MSSCCI Provider for 64-bit IDE’s VS 2010 Power Tools update Improved Work item Search Best Practice Analyzer now also analyzes the integration with Project Server, if you are using it Check out the early Christmas ......

Posted On Friday, December 16, 2011 5:07 PM

TF237165: Team Foundation could not update the work item because of a validation error on the server.
I often use the VS 2010/TFS 2010 evaluation virtual machines that Microsoft publishes every 6 months with the latest bits. It’s a great timesaver to use an image where everything is already setup and also contains a bit of sample data that is useful when you want to demo something for customers. There is one thing that has always been a, albeit small, but still very annoying problem and that is that the builds always partially fail when you start using the image. When you want to demo the powerful ......

Posted On Monday, December 12, 2011 5:21 PM

Compatibility Problem with Microsoft Test Manager 2010 and Visual Studio 2011
UPDATE 10.01.2012: The issue has been resolved by Microsoft and will be addressed in patch soon. Here is the full description from the Connect site: “We've identified the rootcause. This bug was introduced in the compatibility GDR patch released for VS 2010 to work against 2011 TFS Server. We shall be releasing a patch soon. Till then, please follow the workaround mentioned to unblock yourselves. “ When setting up a physical environment for a new test controller on our TFS 2010 server, I ran into ......

Posted On Friday, December 9, 2011 11:38 AM

TFS 2010 Build - Troubleshooting the TF215097 error
Anyone working with developing custom activities in TFS 2010 Build has run into the following dreadful error message when running the build: TF215097: An error occurred while initializing a build for build definition \TeamProject\MyBuildDefinit... Cannot create unknown type '{clr-namespace:[namespace]... What the error means is that when the TFS build service loads the build process template XAML for the build definition, it can’t create an instance of the customer workflow ......

Posted On Thursday, December 8, 2011 8:51 PM

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