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Trusts and Forests Considerations for Team Foundation Server

IntroductionTeam Foundation Server provides a foundation for cross-group collaboration across different domains or even across different forests. You can make sure that the security and stability of the server and your domain by following some important guidelines. Optimally, the Team Foundation application tier and data tiers will be in the ...

Unsupported Domain Configurations

IntroductionThe following Active Directory domain configurations are supported domain configurations for Team Foundation Server:·         Windows 2000 native mode·         Windows Server 2003 domain functional levelAll other domain configurations are ...

A Note About Moving a Team Project from One Server to Another

We are actively writing guidance with procedural information about exactly how to move a team project from one server to another. As a gentle reminder, we recommend that you upgrade to the RTM version of Team Foundation Server before you attempt to move your projects.We know this is a high-priority request from you all, and we will follow-on ...

Cool walkthrough Info on merging and branching

I saw a really good post this morning from Vertigo Software (http://blogs.vertigosoftware.com/teamsystem/archive/2006/01/26/Branching_and_Merging.aspx#2027)and I figured it would help greatly in response to James' question regarding a walkthrough with scenarios for branching and merging.# re: Info on merging and branchinghttp://www....

Minimum requirements for upgrading to Team Foundation Server

Feli writes: "# re: Team Foundation Server without Active DirectoryVisual Studio Developer's Center (where you can see datasheets about each of the role based products), a link that discusses features/requirements for Team Foundation Server, and a copy of our licensing terms. I’ll be posting some related requirements from our pre-...

Team Foundation Server without Active Directory

Ken recently asked the question: "Do we have documentation that I can review and send to a customer on provisioning users in a VSTF setup with no AD integration?"The answer (from our soon-to-be-released-and-therefore-preliminary-documentation):...Managing Team Foundation Server in a workgroup environment is possible but can present some ...

Managing Team Foundation Server in a Workgroup

Managing Team Foundation Server in a workgroup environment is possible but can present some challenges. Active Directory environments are recommended for most Team Foundation Server deployments. If Team Foundation Server is to be deployed in a workgroup, it should only be deployed in workgroups with a very limited number of users and computers...

Using Cumulative Flow Diagrams in User Education

Hi everyone,I'm David Chesnut; a programming writer on Team System. You may have seen some of my previous posts on our use of Scrum in UE on Rob Caron's blog. We have been using Scrum for over a year to manage development of our help topics for Team Foundation. In addition to Scrum we have adopted use of the cumulative flow ...

More about SQL and Team Foundation Server

Frank had a few questions about using SQL:P> Another useful set of guidelines would be SQL for dummies or at least for TFSers...I don't expect you to turn me into an SQL MVP, just give me the basics so I don't need to figure them out for myself. How to back up and restore, how to control which drive (or drives?) the data are stored on, ...

Backing Up and Restoring Team Foundation Server Data

Performing backups is an important component of managing your Team Foundation deployment. Implementing a well-planned backup and restore strategy protects your data against data loss due to damage caused by a variety of failures. Testing your strategy by restoring a set of backups and recovering your database prepares you to respond ...