Mar 28

Team Foundation Server on Windows Azure Cloud – Part 5 – Team Build Service

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

Mar 05

Team Foundation Server on Windows Azure Cloud – Part 4 – Manage TFS Alerts

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

Mar 02

Team Foundation Server on Windows Azure Cloud – Part 3 – Administer Security

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

Feb 26

Connect TFS Azure using API

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 11.0.0.0

  • Open VS 2011 and create new C# project.
  • From references right click and choose add reference Continue reading
Feb 25

Team Foundation Server on Windows Azure Cloud – Part 2

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

Feb 24

Team Foundation Server on Windows Azure Cloud – Part 1

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