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12 07, 2011

Constructing the iteration path in TFS

By | 2011-07-12T10:12:26+00:00 July 12th, 2011|Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio 2010 Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio ALM|5 Comments

I had a situation where I had to go directly into the database and determine the work items that fell into a certain category and where they showed up on my long range plan (which iteration). It turns out that the iteration path isn’t easily accessible directly in the database. There are a number of [...]

24 05, 2011

TF51005: The query references a field that does not exist

By | 2011-05-24T13:40:05+00:00 May 24th, 2011|Visual Studio Team Foundation Server|1 Comment

So, I was uploading a process template the other day and got this error and could not figure out the reason why for the life of me:2011-05-24T11:14:55 | Module: Work Item Tracking | Thread: 29 | The following query was found in C:UsersxxxxxxxAppDataLocalTempTPW_tmpA576.tmpWorkItem TrackingQueriesIteration1Backlog.wiq: Iteration 1/Iteration Backlog ---begin Exception entry--- Time: 2011-05-24T11:14:55 Module: Engine Event [...]

13 04, 2011

TFS SP1 and Lab Management–wait for the QFE – FIXED

By | 2011-04-13T08:25:11+00:00 April 13th, 2011|Coded UI, Microsoft Test Manager, Software Testing, Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio 2010, Visual Studio Lab Management|2 Comments

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Update: Microsoft released a QFE to address the issue outlined below. Here is a summary of the list of issues fixed by the QFE, to help you decide whether you should apply the QFE: Issue 1: When you run tests on the test agent that is installed on a computer that has Visual Studio [...]

24 03, 2011

Screenshot on Test Failure

By | 2011-03-24T08:23:08+00:00 March 24th, 2011|Coded UI, Software Testing, Team Foundation Server|2 Comments

Neeraja Reddy from the testing team at Microsoft just provided a pretty cool code snippet to perform a screencapture - programmatically of a failed test: [TestCleanup()] public void MyTestCleanup() {     if (TestContext.CurrentTestOutcome == UnitTestOutcome.Failed)     {         Image img = UITestControl.Desktop.CaptureImage();         img.Save(Path.Combine(TestContext.TestResultsDirectory, "FailureSnapshot.png"));     } } By placing this code in the TestCleanup [...]

16 03, 2009

We’re Speaking At Tech Ed!

By | 2009-03-16T11:56:56+00:00 March 16th, 2009|Practices|0 Comments

Both Steven Borg and I will be speaking for a combined total of 4 sessions and 1 pre-con. The pre-con session is PRC05: Improve Your Software Development: Real World Solutions with Team System 2008. We’ll be discussing solutions that our customers have found helpful in improving their software development efficiencies, quality and other measurable units [...]

26 12, 2008

Practical Process Improvement (Part 5)

By | 2008-12-26T19:20:15+00:00 December 26th, 2008|Practices, Process|2 Comments

The first four posts (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4) dealt with working through a process for handling bugs and improving that process. But what about preventing bugs to begin with? In this part I'll talk about some preventative measures to help eliminate bugs at the requirements and development phase. Let’s start with [...]