Buck Hodges

Azure DevOps (formerly VSTS and Team Foundation Server)

Moving the TFS SharePoint site to another server

Brian Harry talks about the documentation on how to move your TFS SharePoint installation to a different server.  It's important to note that he calls this out as not being a trivial undertaking, so you'll want to be extremely cautious. Moving your TFS SharePoint site We've gotten tons of requests since we shipped TFS v1.0 from customers ...

A checkin policy to detect that the build is broken in a CI environment

One important aspect of Continuous Integration is getting notification that the build is broken.  One common way is via a desktop notification from an application like TfsAlert that listens for events (or polls if there isn't a TFS-style event notification mechanism).Ideally, the build or unit test break would be noticed as soon as ...

Visual Studio Team System Chat – Wednesday, Nov. 8th

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 latest Community Technology Preview (CTP). November 8, 200610:00 - 11:00 A.M. Pacific TimeAdditional ...

An Introduction to Team Foundation Server Version Control from a Visual SourceSafe User’s Perspective

Steven St. Jean has just posted a great document that helps users make the move to Team Foundation Server's version control.  While his goal is to help VSS users, this document will help users moving from a lot of other source control systems as well, such as Star Team.  He includes lots of screen shots.I'd highly recommend this to ...

Assigning work items for failed builds

Steven St. Jean has written a nice post about how to assign to a particular person the work item that's created for a failed build.  When he talks about the name for the Assigned To field, it must match the name that's displayed in work item tracking.  WIT shows the display name for a user, rather than the shorter domain login (aka ...

Creating a new server from an old one: Beware of the InstanceId

[UPDATE 8/23/14] The MSDN topic Move Team Foundation Server has the information about cloning TFS 2013. Today, that info is in the Q&A section at the bottom of that page.[This post contains instructions for TFS 2005/2008 and TFS 2010, which is in a separate section below]Grant Holliday wrote a post called, TFS InstanceId, ServerMap.xml and...

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