Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 supports 2010 Build Servers

Did you know that Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 supports 2010 Build Servers? Being able to connect TF Build 2010 Controllers to TFS 2010 is opening up upgrade paths for customers that are currently blocked from upgrading to TFS 2012.

TFS 2012 – Issue: Stuck builds in Team Foundation Build with no build number

When you queue a build you never get a build number and the build never completes. Figure: Stuck build You can see the two previous attempts with no build number. Applies to Visual Studio 2012 Team Foundation Server Findings If you are having this problem then the first thing to check is the logs… Figure: […]

In-Place upgrade of TFS 2008 to TFS 2010 with move to new domain

I had a particularly complicated upgrade this time that required me to do two things: In-Place upgrade of TFS 2008 to TFS 2010 Move new TFS 2010 server from one domain to another I followed Vasu Sankaran’s post on Guidance for upgrading to TFS 2010 along with domain move to make sure I did not […]

Project of Projects with team Foundation Server 2010

It is pretty much accepted that you should use Areas instead of having many small Team Projects when you are using Team Foundation Server 2010. I have implemented this scenario many times and this is the current iteration of layout and considerations. Updated 2012-08-06 I have updated this as One Team Project for Visual Studio […]

How to deal with a stuck or infinitely queued build

Team Foundation Build can be a difficult beast, but not usually because of itself. Although people do experience problems when adding solutions that have been around for a while with no build run, it really does do a fantastic job. On occasion I have seen what I call a “Stuck Build” which is a build […]

Changing the Team Project Collection of the Team Build Controller

When you are doing demos or training for Team Foundation Server 2010 (TFS 2010) you may have multiple Team Project Collections (TPC) for different scenarios or process templates. You may even be attaching a pre-built TPC image so you can start from a particular point. If you try to do create a build you will […]

Ghost build controllers in Team Foundation Server

Have you ever seen ghost build controllers in Team Foundation Server that you just can’t seam to delete no matter what you do? Sometime there are builds left over in the system that were queued but never completed.