Terje Sandstrom

------ Chief Software Geek at Inmeta Consulting in Scandinavia ----- and a Visual Studio ALM MVP

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Looking for List of VS 2013 Extensions (Part 2) Updated Oct 17th 2014: Visual Studio and TFS 2013 Update 4 RC Looking for the VS 2012 product info and extensions? Go to Visual Studio 2012 Product and updates (Part 1) and Visual Studio 2012 extensions (Part 2) Looking for the VS 2010 extensions ? Go to Visual Studio 2010 - List of Product Updates (Part 1) + Extensions (Part 2). Looking for links to the Test Adapters. The information contains the download links to all versions and updates where applicable, ......

Go to Part 1 – List of Product Updates for information on Visual Studio and TFS 2013 updatesLooking for the VS 2012 product updates and extensions ? Go to Visual Studio 2012 Product and updates (Part 1) and Visual Studio 2012 extensions (Part 2)Looking for the VS 2010 extensions ? Go to Visual Studio 2010 - List of Product Updates (Part 1) + Extensions (Part 2).Looking for links to the test adapters, go to this blog post.Update Sep 19th 2014: Updated ReSharper3 , NDepend3 , LinqPad, TFS Team Project ......

This post is continued here!Looking for List of VS 2013 Extensions (Part 2) Updated April 12th 2014: Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 RC & TFS Server 2013 Update 2 Looking for the VS 2012 product info and extensions? Go to Visual Studio 2012 Product and updates (Part 1) and Visual Studio 2012 extensions (Part 2) Looking for the VS 2010 extensions ? Go to Visual Studio 2010 - List of Product Updates (Part 1) + Extensions (Part 2). Looking for links to the test adapters, go to this blog post. The information ......

The last year I have written three blog posts for the Microsoft MSDN ALM blog on unit testing. The posts focused on the new test explorer with its abilities to run tests in multiple frameworks, and utilizing traits to filter what to run, both in Visual Studio and on TFS Build. I covered the adapters for NUnit, XUnit and Chutzpah. How to manage unit tests in Visual Studio 2012 Update 1 : Part 1–Using Traits in the Unit Test Explorer Part 2–Using Traits with different test frameworks in the Unit Test ......

Go to Part 1 – List of Product Updates for information on Visual Studio and TFS 2012 updates Looking for the VS 2010 extensions ? Go to Visual Studio 2010 - List of Product Updates (Part 1) + Extensions (Part 2). Looking for links to the test adapters, go to this blog post. UPDATE Aug 18th 2013: Updates: Visual Studio Tools for Git, TypeScript, ReSharper, TFS Power Tools, Code Contracts, Build Manager, Web Essentials, Code Contracts, tangible T4 editor , Just Decompile, DotPeek ADDED: Inmeta AssociateRecentWorkItems ......

This post is continued HERE. Go to Part 1 – List of Product Updates for information on Visual Studio and TFS 2012 updates Looking for the VS 2010 extensions ? Go to Visual Studio 2010 - List of Product Updates (Part 1) + Extensions (Part 2). Looking for links to the test adapters, go to this blog post. UPDATE Aug 18th 2013: Updates: Visual Studio Tools for Git, TypeScript, ReSharper, TFS Power Tools, Code Contracts, Build Manager, Web Essentials, Code Contracts, tangible T4 editor , Just Decompile, ......

UPDATED Apr 15th 2013: Corrected to VS2012 Update 2 UPDATED Mar 23rd 2012: Added information about VS 11 UPDATED Mar 21st 2012: Added info and link to VS/TFS 11 tool for getting the Test Attachment Cleaner, now included with the TFS Power Tools UPDATED Mar 17th 2012: Added sql queries for TFS 11 Beta. Changed structure after Adam’s advices. Updated information. UPDATED Jan 9th 2012: Added link to SQL 2008 R2 SP1 CU4 for ghost file fix Background Recently there has been several reports on TFS databases ......

UPDATED Jul 3rd 2013: Added Art of Unit Testing Version 2 UPDATED Apr 11th 2013: Added Instant TFS 2012 and Project Server 2012 Integration How-to UPDATED Jan 12th 2013: Added Prof TFS Server 2012, TFS 2012 Starter, Pro ALM with VS 2012 and VS 2012 Cookbook UPDATED Dec 8th 2011: Added Kanban book by David Anderson “Send me a list of books to read” – that is what I am often asked. No more, as this list is an answer to those request! I have divided it into different subject areas, and each area hold ......

Update: These have been superseded and included in later Cumulative Updates. See http://wblo.gs/cu8v for checking what you got and updates, or download the tool. Also see info about the updates and extensions here.During the summer Microsoft has released two important hotfixes for the Testing tools. These two hotfixes solves 7 serious problems: # Issue solved Fix in : 1.1 Appdomain error when running a test agent on a computer with Visual Studio installed 1) 1.2 Exception with search error may happen ......

This post is about VS 2010, go here for the VS/TFS 11 extensions. UPDATED Apr 9th 2012: VersionInfo, NuGet, Code Contracts UPDATED Oct 7th 2012: New Visual Studio GDR UPDATED Aug 31th 2012: New versions updated of ReSharper, NDepend, Web Essentials, Community Build Manager, Code Contracts (March 2012), NuGet, ILSpy, DotPeek, Just Decompile, tangible T4 editor, LinqPad. Added the VersionInfo tool, so you know you have the latest update of VS 2010 UPDATED April 20th 2012: New version of NuGet manager. ......

The 1.0.1 version of the Build Folder Extension is now out and can be downloaded from the Visual Studio Code Gallery at http://visualstudiogallery.... Source code, discussions and issue tracking can be found at the codeplex site at http://tfsbuildfolders.code... Context menu The context menu has been extended with the following commands, shown below: Queue New Build… : This pops up the traditional queue build dialog Queue Default Build(s): ......

We have just released a free extension for Visual Studio which adds a Builds Explorer with folders to the Team Explorer. The extension can be downloaded from Visual Studio Gallery or just search for Inmeta in Tools/Extension Manager. The documentation and issue tracking can be found at the codeplex site for the project http://tfsbuildfolders.code... and source code is available there. The Build explorer is based on using a convention of separators in the build definition names. See Brian Harry’s ......

We (Mikael Nitell and me) got a whole track on the Norwegian MSDN Live tour this year. We did these as a pair, and covered 4 cities over 4 days, 6 sessions per day, taking 8 hours to come through it. The Islandic volcano made the travels a bit rough, but we managed 6 flights out of 8. The first one had to go by van instead, 7-8 hour drive each way together with other MSDN Live presenters – a memorable tour! Oslo was the absolute top point. We had to change hall to a bigger one. People were crowding, ......

One of the 6 sessions I and Mikael Nitell is running on MSDN Live 2010 here in Norway is about Code Quality, and part of that session goes through the use of Code Contracts and Pex. Both fantastic tools ! They can be used together, but are also completely independent from each other, and each can be used single. Code Contracts has to downloaded separately from VS 2010 (works also on VS 2008). Start looking at http://msdn.microsoft.com/e... . This download is a free download. ......

Forms authentication is not what “they” normally recommend from a security point of view, but in some cases it solves access problems. Particularly for companies which doesnt allow the Windows authentication protocol to pass, and those companies do exist. To enable it in TFS 2010 is a bit more than a oneliner. The recipe below shows you how to enable it. One has to change the web.config file for the Web Access. There are instructions within the file, but those instructions are incorrect and don’t ......

This issue has popped up for some after having upgraded from Team System Beta 2 to RC. You have remembered to uninstall everything (as Jakob points out here: http://geekswithblogs.net/j... but you still get the following error box: saying Could not load type 'Microsoft.TeamFoundation.C... from assembly 'Microsoft.TeamFoundation.C... Version=10.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d5... ......

We’re running a new 2.5 hour seminar on the new Visual Studio 2010 and Team Foundation Server 2010 in Bergen Jan 27th. See the agenda and invitation at the NNUG site. http://nnug.no/Avdelinger/B... The seminar runs through a typical development cycle, and using demos demonstrates how Team System 2010 can be utilized to cover the whole lifecycle. The focus is on the new features in 2010, and we will try to cover as much ground as possible. The seminar is nearly ......

A new version of the Branching guidance has been released (III), containing very good stuff on how to do branching. It includes labs, sketches and how-to’s. See http://tfsbranchingguideiii... One of my favorites is the diagram poster shown below which I’ve used to explain the different branching strategies, and I find this very useful and easy to explain. You’ll find it in one of the tabs of the Visio file included in the download package. Or you can pick off a lower res image from below: ......

The Team System Rangers (http://msdn.microsoft.com/... just released a set of real cool Quick Reference Guidance sheets for the Visual Studio 2010 Team System at Codeplex http://vs2010quickref.codep... These guides collects up so much useful information in just a few slides. I’ve always loved the branching guidance overview slides, explains so much in so little space. Here is the same covering many more aspects. A few….well, few is perhaps not the right word…there ......

On codeplex the VSTS Rangers have published the Branching Guidance II (yes, a while ago, but still very true). The basic idea there is the separation between 3 major branches, the Main (or trunk), the Development and the Release branch. One can elaborate on these and use multiple Development branches, and also a tree of release branches, but the basic principle can be summed up with these three. Now, if we look at the different sets of build types we have, see http://geekswithblogs.net/t... ......

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