Normally when you connect to the Team Foundation Service you are presented with a web page to log in with your Microsoft Account (aka LiveID). When you log in you can choose to have it remember you and you won’t have to enter your Microsoft Account credentials again (unless you don’t log in again for a long time,
[UPDATE 12/13/12] The TFS 2012 Object Model Installer is now available for download.
This past week we released an installer for the Team Foundation Server 2010 SP1 client object model. Up to this point the only way to get it was to install Team Explorer.
Ivan Popek has been spending a lot of time lately digging into TFS 11. He has written a series of posts on the APIs for teams in TFS 11, and he explains the burn down chart trend lines.
TFS11 API: Query Teams and Team Members
TFS11 API: Reading the Team Configuration –
Over six years ago, I posted a sample on how to use the version control API. The API changed in TFS 2010, but I hadn’t updated the sample. Here is a version that works with 2010 and newer and is a little less aggressive on clean up in the finally block.
Philip wrote a simple app to list the work items associated with the changesets for a given path, and it’s in some ways an enhanced update of Naren’s post.
Given an URL to a collection and a server path (e.g., $/myproject/coolthing),
Philip, a dev on version control, recently helped with a question on how to get the TFS objects we use in our UI. I thought I’d post since others may find it useful.
We recently had a request from a customer for a VS add-in that would be able to access the same TfsTeamProjectCollection and VersionControlServer objects that our own UI integration (such as the Team Explorer and Pending Changes toolwindow) are using.
Nick Kirchem, who works on the TFS web access team, recently answered a question on how email subscriptions on checkin alerts. The question was, how do I subscribe to checkin alerts not under a particular folder?
Here’s how to do it.
Custom checkin policies and custom work item controls are great ways to take advantage of the extensibility of TFS. You can use checkin policies to enforce certain standards on checkins (even in your builds). Custom work item controls allow you to add controls to your work item forms that present data in particular way,
Allen Clark has announced the publication of the first release of the TFS 2010 SDK. This represents a significant improvement in the documentation for the TFS API, and he will be releasing updates to it on a recurring basis. The first release is small (relative to the size of the TFS API),
Taylor Lafrinere, a developer on Team Foundation Server who wrote a significant part of the new core server infrastructure APIs, has written a series of posts explaining some of the different parts. If you have other parts of the API that you are interested in,