Pierre Greborio, a developer over in MSTV, has contributed a great new feature to the power tool task that allows you to run tests without .vsmdi files: test categories. Those of you who have used NUnit are probably familiar with the Category attribute.
Brian Keller points out that Doug Neumann’s Guidance for Structuring Team Projects is now available on the Microsoft Team Foundation Server Branching Guidance CodePlex project.
Guidance for Structuring Team Projects
– Doug Neumann – Microsoft Corporation
One of the most important considerations when looking to deploy Team Foundation Server within your organization is how you will employ the “Team Project”
Kannan Sundararajan has written a couple of posts on how to use TFS as an ASP.NET data source. If you are interested in displaying TFS data in ASP.NET-driven web pages, you’ll want to check it out.
First he shows you how to build the data source and gives you the code that you need to build the dll.
As you probably already know, Orcas Beta 1 has shipped. Internally, the product team is focused on finding and fixing bugs for beta 2 (and has been for nearly a month now).
The release includes a Virtual PC image with all of Visual Studio Team System plus Team Foundation Server,
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 in the Visual Studio code name “Orcas”
Matt Mitrik, the program manager for the TFS migration tools, has announced the availability of the first pre-release version of the Team Foundation Server migration and synchronization toolkit. If you are looking into how to migrate away from a different bug tracking or version control system,
I wrote posts when we hit 1,000,000 files (Nov. 18, 2005) and 10,000 changesets (Sept. 26, 2005) on the DevDiv server. When you look at the April 2007 statistics (April 18, 2007) for that server, we’re at 77,658,652 files and 204,556 changesets.
Sean Lumley, a developer on the VSTS web test team, has written a series of posts on using a new version of Fiddler to record web tests. Sean worked with Eric Lawrence, who developed Fiddler, to incorporate new features that make this process much easier than in the past.
[UPDATE 7/26/07] Final guidance is now available.
Brian Keller has posted information on how to get WSS 3.0 to work with TFS 2005, which has been a very popular request. This approach has been designed such that the server will still be serviceable after the change (i.e.,
Sébastien Monteil, C# MVP, sent me email about a tool on CodePlex called Fissum, which is a tray app that shows your work items. That reminded me that back in September I wrote a post listing the tools for Team Foundation Server on CodePlex.