Mar 26

Install TeamBuild in TFS 11

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

Mar 16

Team Foundation Server 11-Beta Installation

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

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

Feb 22

Shelve and Unshelve Changes in TFS 2010

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

Feb 21

Customize Existing workitem in TFS 2010

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

Feb 13

Get Queued Build using TFS API

In this post i will show how to get running build in all builds controllers / Agents.

TFS explorer shows the running build information for each TFS projects one by one, suppose you have many TFS project in your single collection and you want to track whats running now, you will send a lot of time to select all all build definitions and while you finish may other build has triggered. Continue reading

Jan 18

Remove User Security Permissions from TFS

  • Before going to this, make sure you remove all user pending changes from TFS version control [last post]
  • List all application groups, using TF SECURITY [tfssecurity /im n:[user ID] / /collection:http://[servername]:8080/tfs/[CollectionName]]
  • If you got [Error: The identity cannot be resolved that means (User not exists in TFS or User already deleted).
  • Remove application group : [tfssecurity /g Continue reading
Jan 18

Manage Global List in TFS API 2010

GLOBALLIST is shared XML configuration across all team projects for a specific team project Collection, we can you use it for many workitem types to share the same list.

Usually when you want to add/remove item from the GL you would use the command line tool (widadmin) or if you install team foundation power tools [TFPT] you can import/Export using Continue reading

Jan 15

Set TFS permission using Microsoft Outlook

The purpose for this post is to give step by step instructions to get user control TFS version control from outlook email, This is not intended just connect to version control; it is a way to connect to TFS while you are not available in your office, in my case I need to control giving TFS permissions from outside my office.

TFS Service Continue reading