It’s that time again; get ready to upgrade to TFS 2015

With the release of Team Foundation Server 2015 CTP you should be starting to plan your upgrade strategy. It’s going to be a tough one but you should get ready to upgrade to TFS 2015 now. Mainstream support for TFS 2010 ends on 14/07/2015. If you have been looking enviously at the new features popping […]

Upgrading from TFS 2008 to TFS 2010 Overview

I have not thought about an upgrade from TFS 2008 to TFS 2010 is quite a while as most if not all of my customers have already made the move to 2010. However one of my colleagues asked if I had done one recently and well… not in a while. There are really two main […]

Upgrading your Process Template in Team Foundation Server

Upgrading your Process Template in Team Foundation Server regardless of the version is something pretty hard. Think of it like changing your mind on the blueprints of a building after you have finished construction. If you are making a small change, like adding a field, then this will be easy. But if you want to fundamentally change the structure of your work items and their workflow then you are looking at a bigger and much more complicated solution.

Database corruption in TFS 2005 causes TF246017 during upgrade

Today I was on-site to do a test upgrade of TFS 2005 to TFS 2010 and we encountered an error that would have caused major delays while we investigated and perhaps requiring additional help from Microsoft. Everything progressed smoothly until we tried to run the actual upgrade command and I encountered a message I had […]

Guidance: How to layout you files for an Ideal Solution

Creating a solution and having it maintainable over time is an art and not a science. I like being pedantic and having a place for everything, no matter how small. For setting up the Areas to run Multiple projects under one solution see my post on  When should I use Areas in TFS instead of […]

Upgrading Team Foundation Server 2008 to 2010

I am sure you will have seen my posts on upgrading our internal Team Foundation Server from TFS2008 to TFS2010 Beta 2, RC and RTM, but what about a fresh upgrade of TFS2008 to TFS2010 using the RTM version of TFS. One of our clients is taking the plunge with TFS2010, so I have the […]

Deploying Visual Studio 2010 Team Foundation Server Beta 2 – Done

Well, nothing like hitting the ground running, my first job at SSW was to join the TFS Migration Team, it was a fun experience, let me tell you how it went. Update #1 20th January 2010: Have a look at our Rules to better TFS2010 Migration  Adam put a few guys together: Adam Cogan (Australia) […]

Linked in VSTS Group

If you are a developer who customises or extends Visual Studio Team System then this LinkedIn group is for you… VSTS Developer   NOTE: All requests to join these groups will be checked before they will be approved. Evidence of your participation in VSTS development.   Technorati Tags: Personal .NET ALM TFS Custom Testing TFS Admin Version Control Design WIT Developing TFBS TFS 

TFS Sticky Buddy POC (WPF) release

You can now Download the TFS Sticky Buddy windows presentation foundation proof of concept demo from the Codeplex site. This is a proof of concept release of the Team Foundation Server Sticky Buddy digital dashboard project that is built using Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF). This is the main version of the application as the WinForms […]

Falling of the TFS rehabilitation wagon…

And here I though I was waving good buy to TFS in the short term, but here I am Installing it for Aggreko. My boss came to me a couple of days ago and asked for a Work Item Tracking system in SharePoint 2007. I did my best, but as the requirements got more complicated and […]