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Rate those help topics!

You've probably noticed the ratings at the bottom of the help topics on MSDN. You may have rated and commented on articles and wondered what happens with that feedback. (image) I can tell you what I do as a writer for Team Foundation. It's pretty consistent with how other writers use this feedback. (The developer division pulls all of this ...

Agile in User Education – Creating a Documentation System Model

Over the last few months I’ve been investigating how our team can improve our understanding of our documentation process, and how we might be able to make improvements using principles from Theory of Constraints. I’ve also been reading David Anderson’s book, “Agile Management for Software Engineering.” His book has great diagrams ...

Customizing the MSF Process Guidance technical articles are now available on MSDN

Visual Studio Team System 2005 includes two process templates: MSF for Agile Software Development and MSF for CMMI Process Improvement. Each of these processes may be customized and used to develop software in projects. As process templates are customized, the corresponding process guidance should be updated to address any changes that were ...

It is not yet possible to restore only one team project

We got a comment with this question:"is there a way by which i can restore only a specific team project related data or its associated files from a full backup?" Unfortunately, in Team Foundation Version 1.0, you cannot restore a single team project from a backup. However, the product team is considering this feature for the next ...

Answer to an e-mail comment concerning policies for work item types

We received the following e-mail from khurram:"I am using VSTS Workgroup Edition, and want to enforce certain policies to Work Items in Project eg- Project Administrator can update "any" work item- Only "Assigned" person can mark the work item "Resolved"- Unless "Planned Hours" or other certain field is populated work item cannot be marked "...

Answer to an e-mail comment on Move TFS from one Domain to another

We got an e-mail question from Graham: "I have installed TFS in Domain A, using a domain account for TFSSETUP. I then move the server to a new domain (using the My Computer properties page). Now Sql Server has a problems with ownership of the Team Server databases. Before the move the TFS databases were owned by <originalDomain>...

Creating a Visual Studio Setup Project in Team Foundation Build

Today's post is a walkthrough on configuring Team Foundation Build to create a Visual Studio setup project by using a custom task to envoke denvenv.exe. You can find the walkthrough here Walkthrough: Configuring Team Foundation Build to Build a Visual Studio Setup Project. As always, feedback and comments are welcome!SW...