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How to set up TFS 2015 in a dual server configuration

Update: we've published the install guide here: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/Library/vs/alm/TFS/setup/overview. Feel free to post comments or questions on that here as well as leaving feedback directly on the MSDN page.We're wrapping up work on a new install guide for TFS 2015. Here's what we have for a dual server configuration. If you ...

Code sample for using TFS events

The guys behind the All-In-One Code Framework published a sample on using TFS events earlier this month. I'm not sure, but it may have been thier first sample covering TFS. They have more on their backlog. You can suggest sample ideas, and vote on other suggestions, too. To vote on suggestions, search for TFS in the sample ...

Team Foundation SDK Updates: VB Samples + More Samples using the Version Control APIs

We've just updated to the Team Foundation SDK content ( Extending Team Foundation ) to include VB samples alongside the C# samples that we had previously published. We've also added some new sample code for working with the version control APIs: ...(read more...

How do You Prioritize Content Work? Here’s What We Did for Team Foundation Content

Once we identified most of the items (stories) in our backlog, we started to prioritize them. In our first pass, we adapted a technique that Mike Cohn teaches called Theme Scoring . I say adapted because we didn't identify a small number of themes and rank them using this technique. Rather, we identified our criteria and applied that to each ...

The Content Backlog for Team Foundation: It’s About What the Developer Does, not What the Product Does

In the past, we managed our work by defining the topics that we need to write, and then estimating and prioritizing the work to write those topics. Before VS2010, that worked really well. We documented the features that the product team created. As they created new features, we added topics to the backlog. However, for VS2010, we started ...

Creating a Backlog of Content Work

I have posted a couple of series on how we plan content work for Team Foundation, one in 2007 Planning the Sprint Tracking Work Items Reporting Status and the other in 2009. How we Track Content Work Managing Technical Reviews in TFS and SharePoint Reporting Progress Well, it's an odd year. That means the ...

Using the Schemas to Edit Work Item Types and Process Templates for Team Foundation in Visual Studio

I've just posted the Team Foundation schema files for process templates and work item types on Code Gallery: http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/TFSchemas/Wiki/View.aspx?id=25933 . You can drop the schema files in Program FilesMicrosoft Visual Studio 10.0XmlSchemas and Visual Studio will validate your work item types or process template files ...

Enabling new Application Lifecycle Management Features for Visual Studio 2010 in Upgraded Team Projects

First, a caveat: VS 2010 SP1 Beta recently shipped with a go-live license. This post is not about that. If you have VS 2010, and you install VS 2010 SP1 Beta, you'll get all the new bells and whistles in SP1. Rather, this post is for those of you who have upgraded, or are about to upgrade, to VS Utlimate 2010 from VS 2008 (back when we called ...

Team Foundation SDK Improved for VS 2010

Back in January, I wrote this post that showed that we really needed to change directions on the SDK content. The major elements of the new approach are Throw out what was there because it wasn't working Deliver a new set of SDK content that covers at least the core elements of the client object model. Add to that based on feedback ...

Team Foundation SDK Update includes the Server Object Model

We just published updates to the Team Foundation SDK , which now covers the server object model . We're making some other changes, too. Of course, we're adding more content to the reference material. For example, we've added information that we think you'll find useful in Microrosoft.TeamFoundaiton.WorkItemTracking.Client Namespace , including...