12 10, 2011

TFS 2010 SP1 Upgrade Bug May Cause Warehouse Update to Fail with Error TF221122

By | 2011-10-12T10:15:32+00:00 October 12th, 2011|Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio 2010 Team Foundation Server|1 Comment

Applying TFS 2010 SP1 may, in rare instances, cause an error which prevents the data warehouse (and, by extension, the analysis cube) from updating work item information beyond the date and time at which the SP1 was installed.  This means all work item reports will freeze at the date in which TFS 2010 SP1 was [...]

23 09, 2011

Windows Update (KB2468871) interferes with TFS 2010 (w/o SP1)

By | 2011-09-23T14:55:06+00:00 September 23rd, 2011|Team Foundation Build, Team Foundation Server|4 Comments

After installing the latest Windows Update related to .NET 4.0 (KB2468871), Team Builds may begin failing (or simply hanging).  Error logs will show an exception raised that a version of 'System.Runtime.DurableInstancing’ cannot be loaded. Installing TFS 2010 SP1 will solve the problem. (Also, please install TFS 2010 SP1 CU1 to fix the issues introduced by [...]

12 09, 2011

When iterative development causes problems

By | 2011-09-12T19:25:40+00:00 September 12th, 2011|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Kanban, Lean, Practices, Process, Scrum, Team Foundation Server|2 Comments

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

11 02, 2011

Make the move to Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010

By | 2011-02-11T14:31:42+00:00 February 11th, 2011|Team Foundation Server|0 Comments

Do you have Visual SourceSafe?  Are you looking to migrate to Visual Studio Team Foundation Server? Microsoft recently launched a great site that provides all the tools and information to help you upgrade from Visual SourceSafe to Team Foundation Server right now. Visit www.microsoft.com/visualsourcesafe to access these tools. We are pleased to be a part of [...]

22 06, 2009

Slipstreaming TFS2008 on Windows Server 2008

By | 2009-06-22T13:06:23+00:00 June 22nd, 2009|Team Foundation Server|1 Comment

If you're installing TFS2008 using SQL Server 2008, you MUST slipstream your installation.  However, if you're installing on Windows Server 2008, and using SQL Server 2005, you do NOT need to slipstream. However... If you're installing WSS 3.0 on the server during the installation process (such as for a clean install), then you really ought [...]

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 [...]