Reports do not show the latest data in TFS 2010 Beta 1

by Ewald Hofman 31. July 2009 00:08
There is in the Beta 1 version a bug that blocks processing the OLAP cube when you install a fresh instance of TFS 2010. This issue is solved in Beta 2. To workaround this, do the following: In a browser navigate to this URL: http://<servername>:<port">http://<servername>:<p... [More]

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Remove ***NO_CI*** changesets from merge candidates

by Ewald Hofman 26. July 2009 23:34
A common scenario when you use TFS and Team Build, is that you want to update your build number during that process. There is the AssemblyInfoTask to accomplish that, but the downside of this approach is that it will create an extra changeset on every build. When you use a braching strategy, th... [More]

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Automatically merge work item type modifications into existing team projects – part 3

by Ewald Hofman 21. July 2009 04:42
When you are working in an enterprise that has a lot of team projects, it is hard to make generic modifications to the work item types. Imagine that you want to add a field to all work item types in all team projects, first in the staging environment, then in the production environment. This means a... [More]

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Automatically merge work item type modifications into existing team projects – part 2

by Ewald Hofman 21. July 2009 03:38
When you are working in an enterprise that has a lot of team projects, it is hard to make generic modifications to the work item types. Imagine that you want to add a field to all work item types in all team projects, first in the staging environment, then in the production environment. This means a... [More]

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Automatically merge work item type modifications into existing team projects – part 1

by Ewald Hofman 21. July 2009 03:09
Introduction When you are working in an enterprise that has a lot of team projects, it is hard to make generic modifications to the work item types. Imagine that you want to add a field to all work item types in all team projects, first in the staging environment, then in the production environment... [More]

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Improve performance TSWA

by Ewald Hofman 16. July 2009 23:49
When teams are adopting Team System Web Access, they get stuck in a known issue in Team System Web Access. It allocates a lot of memory that is not freed up. So over time you can see error messages that cannot be explained. To improve the performance of your TSWA installation you can do the followi... [More]

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TSWA | VSTS 2008

Time Entry report

by Ewald Hofman 9. July 2009 00:55
A frequently heard complaint about using the time fields in the work item is that there is already another system in the organization to enter the working hours in. Using the time fields in the work item would mean a double time management system, which can be out of sync. To come around this, I cr... [More]

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Clear the cache of TFS

by Ewald Hofman 6. July 2009 11:53
When there are problems that are related to source control or anything else with Team Explorer, the first step to resolve the issue is to clear the cache. You can do that by emptying the C:\Documents and Settings\[USER]\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Team Foundation\2.0\Cache folder on yo... [More]

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Recover security settings

by Ewald Hofman 3. July 2009 02:05
It is possible in Version Control to override the security settings per folder. To do that uncheck the "Inherit security settings" and you can add, modify and remove the permission. When you accidently remove all accounts from the list, then it is not possible to view the contents of the folder for... [More]

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Do not create a work item when the build fails

by Ewald Hofman 1. July 2009 12:29
When you create a new build definition there is a step by default that will create a work item when the build fails. This work item is customizable, but there is also the possibility to not create a work item. To deactivate the work item creation on a build failure, add the following line to your pr... [More]

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