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 […]

ALM Consulting in Scotland, UK, Scandinavia & Europe

Naked ALM Consulting Logo

Well, that’s me started ALM Consulting in Scotland, UK & Europe as naked ALM Consulting – Martin Hinshelwood. As I write this I am on a train on my way to my first engagement in the north of England is what looks to be and awesome group of folks to talk a little Scrum and Team Foundation Build.

Upgrading to Team Foundation Server 2012 Update 1

As usual I am going to update my local Team Foundation Server environment to Team Foundation Server 2012 Update 1 first and with Windows 8 and Hyper-V that is easy. If you are creating a new Team Foundation Server 2012 instance you can just install directly from the Update 1 media. Its all there…

Visual Studio 2012 RTM available & installed

With the availability of Visual Studio 2012 RTM today on MSDN I wanted to let you know that Northwest Cadence just completed its first Production RTM installation for a customer. Do not fear this upgrade. If you are moving from TFS 2010 this is a simple upgrade although there are many new features and a […]

Full-fidelity history and data migration are mutually exclusive

If you have ever had to migrate data from any system that contains lots of data and especially history then you will have run into this problem. Effectively you have two choices: Upgrade with full history, correct dates and uninterrupted reporting Migrate with tip/full history with truncated dates and no past reporting This is also […]