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 […]

Upgrading from TFS 2010 RC to TFS 2010 RTM done

Today is the big day, with the Launch of Visual Studio 2010 already done in Asia, and rolling around the world towards us, we are getting ready for the RTM. We have had TFS 2010 Beta 2 and RC in Production for nearly 6 months and have had only joy, so moving to the RTM […]

Installing Visual Studio 2008 Team Foundation Server SP1

I have been trying since SP1 was released to get it installed at Aggreko, but due to our global, three time zones, development team and release schedules it has been very difficult to get some time set aside for it. Now that I am leaving, last day is Tuesday 17th November, there was more of […]

Team Build Error

I received a confusing error from MS Build on Friday. I assumed that it was a GDR version issue for the top level message: Now, we have the situation with our Business Intelligence  system where we have 2 solutions. One for Visual Studio 2005 projects that consist solely of the Business Intelligence Package bits, and […]

What to do when you dont have a working computer!

I have a little problem…I don’t have a computer at home at the moment 🙁 So I am writing this post from my Pocket PC using Diarist 2. I will come back to that, but first… The reason for my lack of my “can’t live without accesory” is that my laptop has finaly given up […]

TFS Error: MSB4018 The “BuildShadowTask” task failed unexpectedly

There seams to be a problem in MSBuild when you add an “Accessor” as part of a Unit Test project. C:Program FilesMSBuildMicrosoftVisualStudiov9.0TeamTestMicrosoft.TeamTest.targets(14,5): error MSB4018: The “BuildShadowTask” task failed unexpectedly. System.IO.FileLoadException: API restriction: The assembly ‘file:///C:WINDOWSMicrosoft.NETFrameworkv2.0.50727System.Web.dll’ has already loaded from a different location. It cannot be loaded from a new location within the same appdomain. at […]

Event: MSDN: SharePoint for Developers (Edinburgh)

Better late than never, but I attended a MSDN event on Tuesday night in Edinburgh. Although I eagerly signed up for it, I did not expect to learn a lot: Windows SharePoint 3.0 – Martin Parry I am not usually a fan of Martin’s speaking, but it seems that it might have been due to […]

Amusing job requirements

I recently received a job spec that had the most ridiculous “Required” skill set for an “Analyst Programmer”. I though I should share it with you as I have just spent the last 10 minutes cleaning tea out of my keyboard with cotton bud’s. Here is how it was presented in the email: * C# […]

Using Visual Studio 2008

I have been tinkering with VS2008 for a week now, but I had not had time to really look at it. They have made the interface slicker, and faster making the whole experience a little nicer. When you go to create new projects you get a number of nice options that allow you to target […]

Team Foundation Server Error TF30177 : Team Project Creation Failed

When you create your first project, you may get an error during the creation process. When you look at the log file and see a “proxy error” message detail it may be to do with the way that TFS installs. I  many large networks you can’t connect to the server in the browser if you use […]