11 09, 2012

Kanban support now available in TfsPreview.com

By | 2012-09-11T09:48:49+00:00 September 11th, 2012|Kanban, Visual Studio 11, Visual Studio Team Foundation Server|3 Comments

I’m a Kanban fan.  It brings clarity and focus of the effort to speed software delivery, overcome problems, and help build a team of effective, learning people.  Kanban is an approach to process improvement that is characterized by incremental, rather than revolutionary change.  Teams start where they are, and use Kanban to help identify bottlenecks [...]

11 09, 2012

Continuous Value Delivery: Why don’t we all use continuous integration builds?

By | 2012-09-11T07:47:26+00:00 September 11th, 2012|Practices, Visual Studio 11, Visual Studio Team Foundation Server|0 Comments

If you haven’t heard, the future of software development is in continuous value delivery. We can easily envision a world in 5 years where if your product doesn’t have at least a monthly release cycle, you probably don’t have a product. A cornerstone of the continuous value delivery model is the Continuous Integration (CI) builds. [...]

16 08, 2012

Production TFS 2012 RTM Upgrade Complete! Part 1

By | 2012-08-16T13:46:48+00:00 August 16th, 2012|Visual Studio Team Foundation Server|0 Comments

Well, mostly… We had the opportunity to perform an upgrade/migration from TFS 2008 to the RTM version of TFS 2012 this last week. The install was being done for a fairly small team so we went with a single-server configuration. Everything but the build and proxy service would reside on a single Windows Server 2008 [...]

2 08, 2012

Process Template Metastates in TFS 2012

By | 2012-08-02T10:05:14+00:00 August 2nd, 2012|Process, Visual Studio 11, Visual Studio Team Foundation Server|0 Comments

Introduction Team Foundation Server 2012 brings a ton of new features that are revolved around the software team. Software team is pretty subjective, but for this blog post we can define it to include anyone that has anything to do with the development lifecycle. This isn’t limited to the immediate team (developers, testers, ops, etc.), [...]

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, [...]

11 07, 2012

TFS 2012 Issue: Get Workspace already exists connecting with VS 2008 or VS 2010

By | 2012-07-11T07:52:58+00:00 July 11th, 2012|Visual Studio 11, Visual Studio Team Foundation Server|10 Comments

Issue When you have VS 2008 or VS 2010 installed as well as VS 2012 and you are connecting to TFS 2012 you my get an error the first time that you connect: Figure: The Workspace already exists on computer This results in this error ever time you start VS 2010 or VS 2008. Applies [...]

25 05, 2012

Free Public Sector Event: Agile Development Using Visual Studio ALM

By | 2012-05-25T12:07:07+00:00 May 25th, 2012|Kanban, Lean, Scrum, Visual Studio 11, Visual Studio Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio Team Foundation Service|0 Comments

June 25 | FREE online training event Northwest Cadence, in partnership with Microsoft’s Public Sector Developer Tools team, has delivered several Visual Studio 12 events across multiple cities this past quarter. We weren’t able to reach everyone, and wanted to create a remote version of this VS 12 Public Sector event for you to attend! [...]

24 05, 2012

The Rolodex days are over; the ExecDev is born

By | 2012-05-24T10:01:40+00:00 May 24th, 2012|Visual Studio 11, Visual Studio Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio Team Foundation Service|0 Comments

Remember when you used to have a Rolodex on your desk that was packed full of business cards, scribbled-out-then-updated address cards, and maybe a few hand written reminder notes with birth dates and special occasions listed? What caused the demise of the Rolodex days in your world? Was it your mobile phone, Outlook, a CRM [...]

29 02, 2012

Test Impact Analysis in Visual Studio 11

By | 2012-02-29T08:27:53+00:00 February 29th, 2012|Coded UI, Software Testing, Visual Studio 11, Visual Studio Team Foundation Server|2 Comments

Introduction In Visual Studio 2010, you had the capability of opening up the Test Impact Analysis (TIA) window, running your unit tests, and getting test impact analysis results. While Test Impact Analysis has not been taken out of Visual Studio 11, it has radically changed. Visual Studio 2010 Below is a screen shot of what [...]

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 [...]