Retrieve historical data in Iteration Backlog

by Ewald Hofman 28. May 2009 03:21
I have installed on Windows XP the Visual Studio 2010 Team System Beta 1. When playing around with the iteration Backlog workbook, I was unable to retrieve the Historical Data. The VB editor popup up with the following error. When looking at the references of the workbook, it was indicating ... [More]

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VSTS 2010

Automatically connect to TFS under another user account

by Ewald Hofman 21. May 2009 12:57
When you make a connection to TFS with the Team Explorer, it will try to connect with your current credentials to the TFS environment. There are two scenarios in which you want something else: 1) You current identity has no access to TFS and you are prompted for the credentials every time you make ... [More]

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General

TFS 2010 Beta 1 installation

by Ewald Hofman 19. May 2009 05:43
Since a few days, the first beta of TFS 2010 is released. The installation went very smooth. Microsoft has put a lot of effort in the installation experience of TFS. I choose the run Default Configuration wizard. At my installation on Windows Server 2008 there were some caveats: 1) The Readiness C... [More]

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VSTS 2010

Report on Work breakdown in TFS

by Ewald Hofman 13. May 2009 15:32
Introduction In Team Foundation Server 2005 and 2008 it is possible to define links between work items. By doing this, you can imply a work breakdown for your project. This work breakdown is not explicit, since these links are not hierarchical. Therefore is the only report in TFS that does somethin... [More]

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Reporting | Work items

Work item query as input for a RS report

by Ewald Hofman 11. May 2009 15:17
When you want to create a report that contains detailed data, not all fields are in the TFS warehouse. Think of text fields like description, how to reproduce, and so on. To be able to add these fields to your report, you have to write a web service that reads from a Work Item Query. This web servic... [More]

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Work items

Bulk edit work items in TFS

by Ewald Hofman 11. May 2009 14:51
Past days several times I got the question from customers how to update multiple work items at once. In Visual Studio this is not possible, but you can do it within Excel, MS Project  and Team System Web Access. Excel and MS Project In Excel or MS Project you can get the work items from a wor... [More]

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File a request or bug at Microsoft

by Ewald Hofman 7. May 2009 23:38
Whenever you encounter a bug or have a feature request for Visual Studio, you can post it at Visual Studio Connect.

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Initial values in a work item

by Ewald Hofman 6. May 2009 04:50
With the introduction of TFS 2008 SP1 it is possible to prefill the values when you create a new work item in Team System Web Access (TSWA) and Work Item Web Access (WIWA). You can achieve this by adding the value intial values for the fields of the work item in the url. http://Server:Por... [More]

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Reset Visual Studio

by Ewald Hofman 5. May 2009 12:26
In Visual Studio you might experience a red cross in the documents or reports folder, while other users don't have the issue.   When this occurs you can resolve the issue by resetting Visual Studio. Be aware that when you start the reset all user settings are reset too. To work around this, y... [More]

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