Mitch Denny has been hard at work publishing the source to a bunch of TFS add-ons he's been working on. Read about them on his blog links below and us know how useful they are to you... TFS File Sharer - Mimics SourceSafe like file sharing. TFS Continuous Integrator - A TFS 2005 based continuous integration solution. Of course, it'
Today we released the first version of the Team Foundation Server 2008 Power Tools. This new release is primarily intended for use with a VS 2008 client. All VS integrated components with this new release will only integrate with VS 2008. Power Tool features in this release require that the Team Explorer 2008 be installed.
I got a question recently about how to change what drive the TFS SQL databases are installed on. It seemed like a question many people might want the answer to, so I decided to post about it. The first thing the poster noticed was that they changed the default database location in SQL Server Management Studio and it had no effect on wher
In this season of the greatest survey of all (your holiday wish list), we seem to be brimming with surveys. I posted about on on the language change tool last week. Today I have another one to tell you about. Our Admin and ops team is trying to get a picture of the variety of ways that people have their TFS installations conf
After we released TFS 2005, we shipped a set of guidance and tools for helping customers change their TFS server from English to a localized version. It was fairly "do it yourself", consisting of a lot of manual steps and a few tools to help you. None-the-less, many hundreds (maybe a couple thousand - I can't remember the number ri
I saw an internal mail about this today and it seemed like something worth sharing. Now that Sharepoint is no longer included in Windows Server 2008, you have to install it yourself. Further, when installing TFS on Windows 2008, the TFS installation process won't automatically install Sharepoint (this is due to the fact that there
Martin Woodward brought a new community project to my attention today. The project is based on the concept of an internal tool we have here at Microsoft called "Gauntlet". Gauntlet was orginally created by the IE team in the 1996-1997 timeframe and has gone through many interations and is now widely used internally (although there
Yesterday we released an update to VSS 2005 to address customer reported issues and ensure that it will work seamlessly with VS 2008. Any licensed SourceSafe 2005 user can download and install the update here. You can read more about the update on Richard's blog post. We're eager to hear any feedback you have. Thanks, Brian
The massive spike that I've been foreboding for a long while now has started. In the last month the momentum towards moving the entire division over to TFS has really picked up. A significant fraction of the branches for the development of the next version of Visual Studio/.NET Framework have been created. Overall, I expect t
Long ago I published a post on some of the queries I use to monitor data on our internal servers. Someone asked me to update it for TFS 2008 and I went back and tried them. Only a few needed tweaks. Here's an update on the queries.Here they are... use TfsWorkItemTracking -- Users with assigned work items: select count(dist