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Team Foundation Power Tools Update

A new version of the Team Foundation Power Tools has just been released. Some highlights: There's a tool to help you back up Team Foundation Server The Best Practices Analyzer has been updated...(read more...

Updated: Customizable Process Guidance

A couple of weeks ago, I posted customizable process guidance packages on Code Gallery. I've updated those to pick up a few minor changes that we published on MSDN yesterday. http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/VSScrumGuidance http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/MSFAgileGuidance http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/MSFCMMIGuidance...(read more...

Customizable process guidance

I've just posted versions of process guidance for Visual Studio Scrum 1.0, MSF for Agile Software Development v5.0, and MSF for CMMI Process Improvement v5.0 on Code Gallery so that you can customize them and associate these customized versions with your team projects. http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/VSScrumGuidance http://code.msdn....

Team Foundation SDK Feedback

Earlier this year, I noted that I had seen a bad trend in ratings for the Team Foundation SDK content , and that we were going to change course in order to try to correct that. We published the new Team Foundation SDK for VS 2010 in late June, and I've been watching the feedback. Although the SDK content is far from complete, it looks like we'...

Microsoft Visual Studio Scrum 1.0 – Process Guidance

As Aaron Bjork decribes in his blog , we recently released a template for strict Scrum practitioners. The official name is Microsoft Visual Studio Scrum 1.0. Check out Aaron's blog post for the details. As he mentions, the guidance for this template is published on MSDN . This set of guidance takes a very minimal approach by simply trying to ...

Team Foundation SDK for VS 2010

We have just published the first increment of the Team Foundation SDK for VS 2010 . Several months ago, I commented on the negative trend we have seen for the TF SDK content, and I explained that we had started an effort to attempt to turn that around by taking a very different approach. We're experimenting and we'll watch feedback to see what...

Sample Code: Create a Work Item in Team Foundation

You can create bugs, tasks, and other types of WorkItems by performing the following steps: Construct a WorkItem. Set the values of the required fields. Save the WorkItem. Depending on the type of WorkItem that you create, most required Fields have default values. If these values are appropriate, you do not have to set them ...

Sample Code: Refactoring to Handle Different Types of Work Items

When you write code that works with different team projects, your code may need to handle different types of work items that serve similar functions, but it different ways. For example, user stories in team projects that are based on MSF for Agile Software Development v5.0 are used to represent what the customer needs and values. In team ...

Where are those Team Foundation namespaces?

Some of the namespaces in the Team Foundation client object model aren't in namespace .dll. Sometimes, the namespace is spread over more than one assembly. Here's a table to help you find the namespace your interested in, and to make sure you have the whole thing. (These are installed with Visual Studio 2010 at Program FilesMicrosoft Visual ...

Sample Code: Connect to Team Foundation Server

Connecting to Team Foundation Server programmatically isn't as obvious as you might expect. Here's a topic that describes how to do that that. It'll be included in the TFS SDK when we publish that. Let me know whether this info is helpful, and what else you'd like to see. My next post will cover doing some things with work item tracking. ...