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How to fix “TF400898: An Internal Error Occurred.” on your Kanban board in TFS 2012 Update 2

Kanban customizable columns was made publicly available in VS Update 2. You can read the release notes for an overview of the feature itself, and you can read an in-depth article to understand what happens under the hood. If you have an on premises installation of TFS, you might see the following error on the Kanban board   The goal ...

New tool for converting test lists to Visual Studio 2012 Playlists

One of the requests we have heard upon the introduction of test Playlists in Visual Studio Update 2 was a tool for converting Visual Studio 2010 test lists to the new Playlists format…Well it turns a developer, Rolf Huisman, at one of our “go to” ALM Partners InfoSupport wrote and and released one Codeplex!    To use it: 1...

Fixed the incorrect order of the first column on the Kanban board on the service

After the Mar 4 update of the service, we received quite a bit of feedback about a bug on the Kanban board. It turned out that the first column on the board was not ordered by stack rank anymore, but by closed date. Since the closed date is empty in the first column, the order of the items in the column was random. Although our next ...

Use the Git command prompt to supplement Visual Studio

// By: Andy Lewis and Matthew Mitrik In Visual Studio Tools for Git we aim to offer the fundamental features you need to develop an app in a Git version-controlled codebase. We explain how to perform these tasks in previous posts such as Create, Connect, and Publish using Visual Studio with Git and in our Git welcome portal content. That ...

core.ignorecase corruption issue fixed in Visual Studio Tools for Git 0.8.0.0

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Use Git 0.8.0.0 to run scheduled builds and resolve conflicts

<!-- // By: Andy Lewis and Matthew Mitrik Today we released Visual Studio Tools for Git 0.8.0.0. Install this release to get not only fixes to numerous bugs, (for details see the release notes on the gallery page), but also an enhanced conflict resolution experience. You can now also create scheduled automated builds. Got the latest ...

TFS Update 2 Offers Settings Preservation for In-Place Upgrades

UPDATE: Beginning with TFS 2012 Update 3, we will preserve your settings in the AT-Only wizard too.  Build settings will also be preserved when upgrading Build servers.  This functionality is built into a pop-up on the first page of the Build wizard that asks if you would like to restore your previous settings (click yes).  Beginning with ...

TFS Kanban board Swim lane customization walk through

While Tarun couldn’t attend the MVP Summit in person (having just gotten married it didn’t seem the most prudent use of his vacation time); he was definitely well missed and  more importantly put the time to good use and added another post to the MVP Blog series.   Tarun, hopefully we will see you next year!   ******TFS...

Kanban customizable columns, “under the hood”

Kanban customizable columns was made publicly available on the March 4 service update, and will be available in the RC version of VS Update 2. You can read the release notes for an overview of the feature itself. The purpose of this blog post is to talk about what’s going on under the hood of this new feature. With this feature, we’ve ...

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