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 [...]

1 05, 2013

Quality enablement with Microsoft Visual Studio 2012

By | 2013-05-01T09:00:57+00:00 May 1st, 2013|Microsoft Test Manager, Visual Studio 11, Visual Studio 2010 Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio Lab Management|0 Comments

In the modern application lifecycle one of the key messages is one of quality enablement. Quality will be the key differentiator between you and your competitors over the next few years and the old excuses are just that… old.

19 04, 2013

Connect a Test Controller to Team Foundation Service

By | 2013-04-19T12:07:06+00:00 April 19th, 2013|Visual Studio 2010 Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio Team Foundation Server|0 Comments

Did you know that you can connect a Test Controller to Team Foundation Service? And if you can do that, can you create standard environments for automated deployment and testing against the cloud?

11 01, 2012

Migrating ClearQuest 2003.06.xx to TFS 2010 with the TFS Integration Platform and a hammer (part 1)

By | 2012-01-11T19:24:57+00:00 January 11th, 2012|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Visual Studio 2010 Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio ALM|1 Comment

Can an ALM n00b (me) successfully migrate a really old version of ClearQuest, 2003.06.x over DB2, into TFS 2010? It took some twists and turns and a lot of screencaps, but I got it working!

4 01, 2012

Installing TFS 2010: A Simple Checklist

By | 2012-01-04T21:27:24+00:00 January 4th, 2012|Visual Studio 2010 Team Foundation Server|0 Comments

Simple post.  Simple list for installing TFS 2010. Here are the downloads required for the installation of TFS 2010, a few simple steps for installation, and guidance for verification.  Download Update: Grant Holliday has recently posted a far more comprehensive list at: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/granth/archive/2012/01/03/tfs-2010-what-service-packs-and-hotfixes-should-i-install.aspx Download the required software and guidance. Team Foundation Server 2010: TFS 2010 [...]

21 12, 2011

Disable Reporting for a Team Project Collection

By | 2011-12-21T07:55:52+00:00 December 21st, 2011|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Visual Studio 2010 Team Foundation Server|2 Comments

This post describes how to disable reporting to the warehouse and the OLAP cube for an entire Team Project Collection.  It also discusses why you may want to do so.  But first: Bottom Line Up Front: Pass only the Collection Name and the state value FullyDisabled to the SetWarehouseJobEnabledState web method in the WarehouseControlWebService. When [...]

23 11, 2011

How to migrate TFS 2008 deployment to TFS 2010…

By | 2011-11-23T12:30:00+00:00 November 23rd, 2011|Visual Studio 2008 Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio 2010 Team Foundation Server|0 Comments

Since the release of TFS 2010, many organizations have chosen to migrate their TFS 2008 deployment to TFS 2010.    There is plenty of documentation describing the process of upgrading your TFS 2008 deployment and the procedure is relatively simple. What you won’t find, however, are detailed notes on the  process of migrating/upgrading a TFS [...]

22 11, 2011

Q’s of the day! What is level of difficulty in order to migrate from VSS to TFS 2010?

By | 2011-11-22T12:20:00+00:00 November 22nd, 2011|Visual Studio 2010, Visual Studio 2010 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:      What is the level of difficulty in order to migrate from VSS to TFS 2010?   I explain [...]

18 10, 2011

Application Development Nirvana:Testing and the Data Tier Database

By | 2011-10-18T08:50:00+00:00 October 18th, 2011|Visual Studio 2010, Visual Studio 2010 Team Foundation Server|0 Comments

It was a dark and stormy night; the rain fell in torrents… No wait; actually it was daytime in the spring of 1997, but it was probably raining (I live in the Pacific Northwest).  I was sitting in my office lamenting about the lack of visibility and tracking available to manage my team of support [...]