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29 02, 2012

Local Workspaces in Visual Studio 11

By | 2012-02-29T08:15:58+00:00 February 29th, 2012|Source Control Management, Visual Studio 11, Visual Studio ALM, Visual Studio Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio Team System|0 Comments

Visual Studio 11 adds local workspaces to the source control feature set. This is a fantastic addition! Previously, if a developer wanted to work offline, they were blocked by read-only flags due to server side workspaces. Now, one is able to differentiate their workspaces between a local workspace and server workspace. Local workspaces gives the [...]

27 12, 2011

Unconventional, yet effective, TFS 2010 usage

By | 2011-12-27T10:52:00+00:00 December 27th, 2011|Team Foundation Server|1 Comment

Introduction I currently been working on a piece that deals directly with Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2010, namely work item tracking, that is quite unconventional. Normally, when one thinks of TFS 2010 software development immediately pops into their head. TFS was developed, and is still being developed, to integrate the entire process of software development [...]

23 11, 2011

How to migrate TFS 2008 deployment to TFS 2010…

By | 2011-11-23T12:30:00+00:00 November 23rd, 2011|Visual Studio 2008 Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio 2010 Team Foundation Server|0 Comments

Since the release of TFS 2010, many organizations have chosen to migrate their TFS 2008 deployment to TFS 2010.    There is plenty of documentation describing the process of upgrading your TFS 2008 deployment and the procedure is relatively simple. What you won’t find, however, are detailed notes on the  process of migrating/upgrading a TFS [...]

28 10, 2011

Adding Two New, Useful SSRS Data Sources

By | 2011-10-28T15:29:11+00:00 October 28th, 2011|Kanban, Process, Team Foundation Server|1 Comment

 Adding Two New, Useful SSRS Data Sources- By James Tupper Introduction Watching the performance of your TFS 2010 server is important. And having reports that show historical trending is very useful. Luckily, Grant Holliday, Microsoft Program Manager for Visual Studio Team Foundation Server, has two blog posts featuring some excellent report packs. Both sets of [...]

15 09, 2011

The Scrum Master has no role in Scrum

By | 2011-09-15T15:41:49+00:00 September 15th, 2011|Scrum|4 Comments

I was asked to read the Scrum Guide, by my co-worker Martin Hinshelwood, and take the Open Scrum Guide to prepare myself for the Professional Scrum Master course that he is giving to me and a few other colleagues here at Northwest Cadence. I was happy to oblige and ready myself for a day with [...]