By default the security is allowed for changing states in any work item, if you have a requirement to change it, you need to do small changes in work item template. Continue reading
Yesterday Microsoft announced a new cloud build service for TFS Azure [TFSPreview].
Previously you were able to do this by configuring build machine outside tfsproview account ,now Microsoft give the option to use another way which is using a pool of build machine managed in the cloud. Actually this is amazing since in many countries windows Azure account not available. Continue reading
In this post I will show you how to install Team Foundation Server Team Build step by step.
TFS builds is an amazing feature in TFS since it gives you ability to automate builds and ensure the quality ,package the application and much more features. Continue reading
Installation TFS 11 is the same in TFS 2010, it’s direct and easy for basic and advance architecture. In this post i will go throw step by step to install TFS 11 on windows server 8.
The beauty of installing TFS is it gives you a very good and understandable messages in case any error or the requirement is not completed even any performance issues in hardware specifications. Continue reading
While i am trying to install TFS 11 beta version on windows 8 server using IIS 8, this error comes up and i didn’t find a solution on the internet for it, TFXXXXXX: One or more required features of IIS have not been configured as a role service in Internet Information Services (IIS). The log contains a list of missing features.
In this post i will show you how manage the TFS Alerts from TFS Azure platform for team projects.Open your team tfspreview link follow it by _admin like this [https://NAME.tfspreview.com/_admin]. Or from the top right in the main tfs preview page Continue reading
In this post i will show you how to manage security settings form control panel hosted in Azure platform.
Open your team tfspreview link follow it by _admin like this [https://NAME.tfspreview.com/_admin]. or from the top right in the main tfs preview page The main page contains list of team project collections and associated team projects, click on the first collection and see the options you can manage. Continue reading
Many user ask’s how i connect to TFS service using new API’s, here is a sample of TFS connection and getting workitem using TFS API version 188.8.131.52
- Open VS 2011 and create new C# project.
- From references right click and choose add reference Continue reading
In the last post I showed you how to setup your account in TFS hosted in the cloud using tfspreview known as TFS Service.
I saw many comments from users about the new TFS preview. Some of these users do not believe in the new TFS arguing “I cannot host my source code in Microsoft or codeplex environment since the information we have is critical”. This is a misconception that is common Continue reading
Since i start blogging many users ask’s me what is this tool? you are blogging without give us a brief introduction what is this Team Foundation Server and what’s is the benefits of using TFS? here we are, i will start with an introduction of Team Foundation Server 2010. Continue reading
In this article I will show you how to use the latest preview release of Team Foundation Server available on windows Azure cloud. This preview release have limited invitation codes available for the members to validate the Team Foundation Services on the cloud.
Every user who successfully creates an account (windows life account) will have 5 additional invitation codes that can be distributed to the friends and team to have a work around on the Team Foundation Server with Windows Azure, so if you need an account send request to me I will add you in my TFS preview account since there was limitation of invitations. Continue reading
Many things you cannot do it using team explorer, using client command tool TF.EXE that come with visual studio team explorer. below is the steps to getting started with this tool
- Open the Visual Studio command prompt. Continue reading
When you are trying to use TF.exe to shelve pending changes using command line tool, you got this error:
Unable to determine the workspace. You may be able to correct this by running ‘tf workspaces /collection:TeamProjectCollectionUrl’.
To solve this issue map workspace local folder path when you are trying to shelve it and it will work.
Actually Shelving/ Unshelving is one of many great features for TFS version control. In this post i will show you haw to use this option in team explorer.
Shelving enable user to store pending changes in user workspace, you could share you code or move the source code to other machine or use it in code review process before you check in your code. Continue reading
Many many users have gotten a Red x on Document folder in team project like the image below Actually i didn’t find a direct post to show how to fix this and where i can configure the security, even you are team collection administrator in TFS it’s Continue reading
When Business users work with any change management tool, most of the time they ask for customization’s. Whatever is the change by adding new value or adding new filed or change the workflow if exist.
In this post i will show you how to edit the TASK workitem and add new filed. Continue reading
Every time i do a software build whether it is a private build [local machine] or public build [build machine] there are files i always remove it, actually there is a job to remove those files specially PDB files, so what is this files and how i can use it?
Program Database Files (PDB) are files we use to debug our application and it is almost Continue reading
Many TFS version control got the error below when they do a checkout folder. The first thing you will do is to ask the TFS administrator to give you a sufficient permission to do you operation.Make sure you have permission to that folder and make sure the folder is not empty and contains at least one single file, since you cannot checkout an empty folder in TFS version control.
Many IT users are not familiar with C# code or other languages to create small applications. Usually they build their applications using Microsoft Access/Excel since it does not require any programming experience. They can add forms/reports without writing a single line of code. In my organization, some departments like release management and IT testing have small applications developed in Microsoft Access or Microsoft Excel to track and manage their own work. Continue reading