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 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 […]

Get a free Team Companion licence for Visual Studio 2012 Launch?

I recently posted on Requirement management in the modern application lifecycle and in that post I mentioned a product called Team Companion from Ekobit. Well, to celebrate its 5th anniversary and the launch of Visual Studio 2012 the awesome folks at Ekobit have decided to give away a whole bunch of licences for that fantastic […]

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 […]

Always prompted for credentials in TFS 2010?

Sometimes when you setup TFS you find that your users, or just some of them, are being prompted for credentials. While manageable this is annoying and is not really related to TFS. This is an Active Directory thing and yes, there is a workaround…     The best way to fix this is to have […]

Process Template Upgrade #3 – Destroy all Work Items and Import new ones

A little while ago I was looking into the best options for upgrading a process template but still keep your data intact, but there is still a little bit of ambiguity on how that is achieved.  Lets look at the #3 option from that set in a little more detail. This solution assumes that you […]

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.