11 07, 2012

TFS Integration Tools – Issue: “unable to find a unique local path”

By | 2012-07-11T10:43:57+00:00 July 11th, 2012|Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio 11, Visual Studio Team Foundation Server|4 Comments

Issue When you are doing a Source Control migration using the TFS Integration Platform you receive a “unable to find a unique local path” runtime conflict. Figure: You get a “MigrationException: unable to find a unique local path” At this point the migration fails and you are unable to continue. Applies to TFS Integration Tools, [...]

6 07, 2012

Mini Case Study for a Nation-Wide Computer Software Development Company

By | 2012-07-06T09:58:45+00:00 July 6th, 2012|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Team Foundation Server|0 Comments

Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2010 Upgrade The Challenge: This nation-wide computer software development company was struggling with being on the antiquated TFS 2008 as it was hindering their ability to efficiently deliver quality software in a timely manner.  As software delivery is at the core of their business, the primary reason for this company to [...]

26 06, 2012

End-to-End ALM Summer/Fall 2012 Events

By | 2012-06-26T13:36:08+00:00 June 26th, 2012|Kanban, Lean, Microsoft Test Manager, Scrum, Software Testing, Team Foundation Build, Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio 11|1 Comment

Please join us for our End-to-End Summer/Fall 2012 Events! Below are the links to these specific sessions.  For a complete list of all the events Northwest Cadence has to offer, please visit our events page. If you have any questions in regards to events, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at events@nwcadence.com.

3 04, 2012

Upgrading your process template to light up TFS 11

By | 2012-04-03T11:00:02+00:00 April 3rd, 2012|Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio 11|1 Comment

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 [...]

26 03, 2012

Database Build & Deployment with TFS

By | 2012-03-26T09:00:06+00:00 March 26th, 2012|Team Foundation Build, Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio ALM|1 Comment

Over the past few weeks, I have been working with database deployment using Visual Studio 2010 and Team Foundation Server. While putting a solution together, I gathered a number of resources that may be of value to you or someone on your team! When starting a complex topic, such as database deployment and management, it [...]

29 02, 2012

Unit Testing in Visual Studio 11

By | 2012-02-29T08:38:36+00:00 February 29th, 2012|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio 11|1 Comment

There are some great features of Unit Testing in Visual Studio 11. I am excited to see how the new version of Visual Studio brings new features and abilities, improving upon some things that were difficult in 2010. Creating Unit Tests First things first, you’ll want to know how to create and run a unit [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

21 11, 2011

What are the most commonly asked questions you’ve had by customers this year, and how did you answer it?

By | 2011-11-21T11:46:00+00:00 November 21st, 2011|Team Foundation Server|0 Comments

We asked some of our consultants to answer the following: What are the most commonly asked questions you’ve had by customers this year, and how did you answer it? Here's what they had to say:  How should I upgrade to TFS 2010?   Although "it depends" is not the answer anyone wants, it truly does [...]

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 [...]