25 01, 2012

SharePoint 2010 Prerequisites for Development Environment

By | 2012-01-25T18:30:26+00:00 January 25th, 2012|SharePoint Foundation 2010|2 Comments

As I was reviewing  the document “Setting Up the Development Environment for SharePoint 2010 on Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008” which can be found here. I discovered some interesting information and script that I believe is valuable and worth sharing with you all. There are a number of hotfixes, .Net framework, ASP.Net and Service [...]

24 01, 2012

Northwest Cadence January Team Day!

By | 2012-01-24T16:13:06+00:00 January 24th, 2012|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Our Quarterly Team Day is always a highlight, however this team day had perfect timing! You know after New Year’s, when it’s time to go back to work but you really want one more day off? Well, this quarter’s Team Day filled the gap! Instead of the traditional day back (filled with catching up and [...]

17 01, 2012

Getting started with PowerShell

By | 2012-01-17T12:28:15+00:00 January 17th, 2012|Team Foundation Build, Team Foundation Server, Tools|0 Comments

Over the course of the years I have been asked about this new thing call PowerShell (.ps1). It not that new anymore and there are a number of different applications and administrative task that now using PowerShell as their standard command line interrupter.   To get start with PowerShell I would suggest reviewing the following links [...]

11 01, 2012

Migrating ClearQuest 2003.06.xx to TFS 2010 with the TFS Integration Platform and a hammer (part 1)

By | 2012-01-11T19:24:57+00:00 January 11th, 2012|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Visual Studio 2010 Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio ALM|1 Comment

Can an ALM n00b (me) successfully migrate a really old version of ClearQuest, 2003.06.x over DB2, into TFS 2010? It took some twists and turns and a lot of screencaps, but I got it working!

10 01, 2012

What New for VS and TFS Dev 11?

By | 2012-01-10T11:05:24+00:00 January 10th, 2012|Visual Studio 11, Visual Studio ALM|1 Comment

It the new year and I thought I would take a look at the Microsoft® Visual Studio® 11 Developer Preview.   While installing the Team Foundation Server 11 I had found a few new changes.  1. TFS Dev 11 install was fairly straight forward.  If you have installed TFS before, then the new installed is very [...]

9 01, 2012

NWC Team Day!

By | 2012-01-09T16:26:00+00:00 January 9th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

I always look forward to our Company Quarterly Team Days.  Yes, we have workshops and are productive, but we also know how to have a good time! Balance is key to everything, so we incorporate that into our Team Days-  Work followed by Reward.   Our October 2011 Team Day was a particularly fun one.  [...]

4 01, 2012

Installing TFS 2010: A Simple Checklist

By | 2012-01-04T21:27:24+00:00 January 4th, 2012|Visual Studio 2010 Team Foundation Server|0 Comments

Simple post.  Simple list for installing TFS 2010. Here are the downloads required for the installation of TFS 2010, a few simple steps for installation, and guidance for verification.  Download Update: Grant Holliday has recently posted a far more comprehensive list at: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/granth/archive/2012/01/03/tfs-2010-what-service-packs-and-hotfixes-should-i-install.aspx Download the required software and guidance. Team Foundation Server 2010: TFS 2010 [...]