26 07, 2017

VSTS Authentication: AAD or MSA?

By | 2017-07-26T10:23:59+00:00 July 26th, 2017|Visual Studio ALM, Visual Studio Team System|0 Comments

Visual Studio Team Service (VSTS) allows you to authenticate via two primary methods: Microsoft Account (MSA) – formerly Live ID Azure Active Directory (AAD) There are other authentication mechanisms such as SSH and Personal Access Tokens (PATs) but you need to first authenticate via AAD or MSA before you can use these other alternative mechanisms. [...]

13 09, 2016

Ten features that make your life easier in Visual Studio Team Services

By | 2016-09-13T12:05:02+00:00 September 13th, 2016|Application Development, Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Visual Studio Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio Team Foundation Service, Visual Studio Team System|0 Comments

148. That’s (approximately) how many new features are now available in Visual Studio Team Services right now that are listed as “TFS vNext” on the Features Timeline. There are a ton of cool features in both Team Foundation Server 2015 and Visual Studio Team Services like Build vNext, my favorites being Build vNext (for automated [...]

7 07, 2015

Stop! Don't Upgrade TFS!!!

By | 2015-07-07T12:07:18+00:00 July 7th, 2015|Agile, Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), DevOps, Kanban, Practices, Process, Scrum, Source Control Management, Team Foundation Build, Team Foundation Server, Tools, Visual Studio 11, Visual Studio 2008 Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio 2010, Visual Studio 2010 Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio 2013, Visual Studio 2013 Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio ALM, Visual Studio Online, Visual Studio Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio Team System|2 Comments

Have you been putting off upgrading TFS and now you’re ready to upgrade?  Are you itching to take advantage of the great features in Team Foundation Server 2013 update 4?  Are you excited to take advantage of the query-based chart authoring in Team Web Access?  Do you want a better triage experience?  Are you hoping [...]

22 10, 2012

Add a Hyperlink to Work Item Changed Alert Email

By | 2012-10-22T15:17:23+00:00 October 22nd, 2012|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Uncategorized, Visual Studio 11, Visual Studio Team System|3 Comments

I was tasked to customize the email that was sent out when an alert has been set up to send an email on a work item changed event in Team Foundation Server 2012 (TFS2012). The customization was to add a static link to the work item, which is actually a good lead into doing more [...]

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 [...]

31 03, 2009

New Radio TFS Episode on Adopting Team System with Steven Borg

By | 2009-03-31T19:39:36+00:00 March 31st, 2009|Process, Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio Team System|1 Comment

A few weeks ago during the MVP summit, I had the wonderful experience of hanging out with Martin Woodward of Teamprise and RadioTFS fame.  We chatted for an hour on strategies for adopting TFS successfully, recorded the conversation, and it has just been released as this months episode of Radio TFS. Have a listen: Adopting [...]

15 12, 2008

Using Excel for Team System Reporting – Video

By | 2008-12-15T15:15:04+00:00 December 15th, 2008|Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio Team System|1 Comment

I created a short video to demonstrate how to use Excel 2007 to create a cumulative flow diagram (often called Remaining Work) that gets its data directly from the OLAP cube used by Team System (TfsWarehouse).  The video is currently highlighted on our site, but you can see the whole thing on Vimeo.  Here's the [...]

14 11, 2008

VSTS 2008 Team Suite with MSDN Professional for ≈ $3000

By | 2008-11-14T17:17:51+00:00 November 14th, 2008|Visual Studio Team System|0 Comments

If you are an active Gold or Certified Microsoft Partner with either a CDS (Custom Development Solutions) or ISV(Independent Software Vendor)/Software Soltuions Compentency then you have till the end of the year for a great discount on Team Suite. Between October 1, 2008 and December 31, 2008, active Gold and Certified CDS or ISV competency [...]

11 11, 2008

TFS 2008 October Power Tools Released

By | 2008-11-11T17:30:03+00:00 November 11th, 2008|Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio Team System|1 Comment

The Novemberish October TFS 2008 power tools were released over the weekend so grab the download now! Windows shell extension for source control, powershell integration, team collaboration tools (messaging, workspace templates, check in history, view shelvesets and pending changes, distribution of custom components). This power tools release is huge and for some features it has [...]