Standard Environments for Automated Deployment and Testing

Standard Environments in Visual Studio 2012 Team Foundation Server make it possible to have an automated deployment of your software to a development or QA environment. You can then have a bunch of automated tests run in those environments, collecting data all the while.

Windows Server 2012 Core for dummies

This is a short idiots guide to setting up Windows Server 2012 Core. Windows Server 2012 Core allows you to use less memory by getting rid of some peskie UI bits and bobs. Setting it up however is a little more challenging.

Guide to ChangeServerId says mostly harmless

If you are cloning your TFS collection then you have to run ChangeServerId. It is reasonably well documented for this senario but what other reasons might you have to run it. Well if you are upgrading your TFS server you may want to create a duplicate of your environment, run the upgrade and have a […]

Upgrading to Team Foundation Server 2012 Update 1 in production – DONE

Although many of my customers have been having a go at installing Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2012 Update 1 themselves one or two have had issues. While these issues are easily resolved it is sometimes nice to have someone else who has done the same thing a bunch of times take the rains. TFS […]