We need to understand the tabular model – where the data comes from, how to edit the schema after you create it and how to create hierarchies. This section walks you through doing this in three of the main tables – Date, Team Projects and Work Items. This post will conclude with a discussion and walkthrough of the work item measures.
The goal of this project is to rebuild, as faithfully as possible, the Tfs_Analysis cube in a tabular model for use with Power View or Excel or any other reporting tool which can connect to SQL Server Analysis Services.
TFS 11 provides a wealth of new features in terms of project management, development and customer involvement. But to take advantage of these features you have to make the right changes to your process template. With the release of TFS 11, Microsoft will include the ability to update an already deployed project, but what do [...]
This is just cool. I don’t think I’ve ever had a book translated into Chinese. Nothing more to say here. Just cool!
In many large organizations (and some smaller organizations) there are rules which prohibit employees from downloading applications from external sources. Typically IT teams will download and vet the software on behalf of the end user and then host the software internally. This can cut down on threats from infected software and provides other benefits as [...]
I’ve talked about the feedback tool before when the TFS CTP was released and there have been many changes to the tool and the process as well (hopefully there will be more changes before the release). What is the feedback tool? In short, it is designed to solicit feedback from your customers on an application [...]
The Integration Mapping Platform is the preferred method for moving from CQ to TFS. Moving any other way is suicide. The integration platform, out of the box, provides great information on doing a one to one migration from CQ to TFS, but it doesn’t help you migrate ClearQuest links. In this post I’ll walk you [...]
Much asked for and incredibly helpful but missing in Visual Studio 2010 and Microsoft Test Manager 2010 was code coverage for manual testing. In Visual Studio vNext (and Microsoft Test Manager vNext) it’s available out of the box. To enable it, go to the test settings and select Code Coverage (there are some options but [...]
Want to know what’s coming in TFS and VS vNext? Microsoft released a CTP of the tools at //Build and we’ve got them! We’re playing with the new features and wanted to share some of the cool new items with you (if you are an MSDN Subscriber you can download the bits from MSDN). First [...]
I should start off by saying that I’m a big fan of Scrum “but”. Scrum imposes strict limits on a number of areas and absolutely requires a number of things being done. And by not doing them you are setting yourself up for failure. However, there are problems that Scrum does not address and which [...]