A new day, a new week, a new Team Server

I have just finished upgrading out TFS Development environment to TFS2008 and I have to say it was a totally painless procedure… The installation handles the upgrade perfectly (hopefully the RTM will work just as well) and I even created a new project with Visual Studio 2005, nice… I now need to look at the […]

Team Foundation Server Error 28936

Some of my colleagues in New York have been working on deploying Team Foundation Server as a change management system and they ran into a little error while installing to the QA (UAT) environment. Log file excerpt: 08/08/07 10:59:33 DDSet_Status: Process returned 2336 08/08/07 10:59:33 DDSet_Status: Found the matching error code  for return value ‘2336’ […]

Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 Team Explorer

Well, I now have Visual Studio 2008 Team Suit installed on my laptop, but I have just realized that Team Explorer is not provided as part of the installation (same as VS2005). This is irritating as now I need to download Visual Studio 2008 team Foundation Server to get the client out of it. I think […]

Loosing the battle, but the war goes on

Well in my current war to get my company to use TFS, I am loosing the battle for Visual Studio Team System adoption. I have fought many battles, against Jira, Confluence and Subversion, but they are currently wining. I cant seam to get the Architecture & Strategy guys to get behind the project. They are […]

SharePoint 3.0 TFS Sub-Site creation error.

As you will know from my previous post I have been trying to get TFS to create sub sites in SharePoint 3.0. I now have the hotfix specified by Brian Keller for my Team Explorer client that allows me to communicate with WSS3.0, but I am still having a problem with my sub site attempts! Hey […]

My Wish List of Team Foundation Server Tools

TFS Event Handler This tool would run on the TFS server and capture all of the soap events being generated by Team Server. These would then be passed to the Event Handler Manger that would send the event to all of the loaded Handlers. Handlers can be dynamically loaded in to the system by uploading a […]

Team Foundation Server & SharePoint 3.0

I have managed to install SharePoint 3.0 on my dev Team server box in side by side mode by using  Brian Keller’s blog on “Configuring Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server with Windows SharePoint Services 3.0“. I have not yet updated Team Server, but I got as far as having a working version of SharePoint […]

Recipe for Team Server in a small business

If you have a small company, say 6 to 30 people, you will look at team server and think, cool…But what does it cost. Well, there are a number of costs, some hidden that you will need to pay. The bad news is that the VS2005 Team Editions are expensive, really expensive. The good news is […]

Studying for Exam 70-536: MCTS Application Development Foundation

After my success with Beta Exam 71-510: TS: Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server I now find myself thinking that I should get my developer exams sorted. I had never done them before as I would have had to pay for them myself. Which sucks… The company I am now working for (the first to […]

Team Server Hmm!

I got an interesting question from our SQL Server DBA team in London today. They asked if you can integrate team server with Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio. I had a look at the software and could not see TFS source control in the list, so I did a little google and found: Visual Studio 2005 […]