17 08, 2012

Shims and Stubs and the Microsoft Fakes Framework

By | 2012-08-17T11:02:35+00:00 August 17th, 2012|Visual Studio 11|2 Comments

Shims and stubs are part of the new Microsoft Fakes Framework.  I decided that I should go and learn about them, but just finding the most basic example to start the process was harder that I thought it would be.  Either people had examples and did not show how to implement them, or the examples [...]

16 08, 2012

Installing Visual Studio 2012 RTM on Windows 8 RC

By | 2012-08-16T12:31:22+00:00 August 16th, 2012|Visual Studio 11|3 Comments

Issue: When installing and/or upgrading to Visual Studio 2012 RTM on a Windows 8 RC box, the installer may hang and inform you that you do not have .Net 4.5.x installed. You cannot proceed until you resolve this. Applies To: Windows 8 RC (Release Candidate/Preview) Visual Studio 2012 RTM Findings: The problem is VS 2012 [...]

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 [...]

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.

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 [...]

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 [...]