Team Foundation Server

git-svn, SvnBridge and TFS Source Control

I’m sure it’s nothing earth shattering but I’m blogging this for myself as documentation. :) I have MVC Turbine hosted out on CodePlex, which means I can either access the source via Team Explorer or the SvnBridge endpoint the site provides. After talking with some people yesterday during lunch, I decided to try this simple proof of concept: Accessing TFS with git via SvnBridge. Sounds crazy but it works…and here’s how.   Your favorite Git client This works with either msysgit or cygwin with git installed. So pick whichever you want to use. :)   Clone your CodePlex SVN Repo Using your favorite Git client, it is...

posted @ Tuesday, October 20, 2009 11:22 PM | Feedback (10)

PDC 2008 Announced

That's right, PDC has been rescheduled to Oct. 27-30 2008 in Los Angeles, California.  Here's the info from their site: PDC 2008 October 27–30, 2008 Pre-conference October 26, 2008 Los Angeles, California OK, OK. We are delighted to announce the date and location of the next Microsoft Professional Developers Conference (PDC): October 27–30, 2008 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. PDC is the definitive Microsoft event for software developers and architects focused on the future of the Microsoft platform. Mark your...

posted @ Friday, December 7, 2007 3:18 PM | Feedback (0)

Visual Studio 2008 Beta2 Downloads

Brian Harry has a great post with all the links you will need to download the latest bits for VS2K8 beta2.  Also, in this related post he lists some of the nice features they've added to TFS 2008.  One interesting thing about the "new" TFS options is the VSTS Web Access (aka TeamPlain) that they're planning to release here shortly (Yes, it works both for TFS 2005 & 2008).

posted @ Friday, July 27, 2007 12:44 PM | Feedback (0)

eScrum for Team System

I just ran into this pretty nice tool called eScrum for end-to-end Scrum management that runs on top Team Foundation Server (TFS).  Pretty nice for those of you out there doing (or trying to do) Scrum and have adopted TFS.  Here's the info from the download page: eScrum is a Web-based, end-to-end project management tool for Scrum built on the Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server platform. It provides multiple ways to interact with your Scrum project: eScrum Web-based UI, Team Explorer, and Excel or Project, via Team Foundation Office Integration. In addition, it provides a single place for...

posted @ Friday, June 15, 2007 10:20 AM | Feedback (0)

Support for Subversion on CodePlex

From the looks of it (via Phil Haack), CodePlex will be supporting SVN (both svn.exe and TortoiseSVN) for all of their projects.  Here's the converstaion Jim Newkirk and Phil had: Haacked wrote Mon at 8:24 PM So I can download svn.exe from http://subversion.tigris.org/ and manage my CodePlex source code repository, yes? So are you rolling out Subversion? Or a Subversion facade into TFS? Anything you can reveal? :) jimnewkirk wrote Mon at 7:41 PM To clarify: it's our intention to support the functionality of the command-line Subversion client as well as TortoiseSVN. jimnewkirk wrote Mon at 7:40 PM Phil,...

posted @ Tuesday, May 22, 2007 9:13 AM | Feedback (5)

Microsoft Acquires TeamPlain

I know this is old news, but I'm extatic that Microsoft has acquired DevBiz and consequently, TeamPlain for TFS.  You can read more about it over at Brian Harry's blog. Back when I was evaluating TFS for work, I installed TeamPlain and was pretty amazed what the application did.  Back then, the licensing was ~$100 per client, but now that MS has acquired it, it's now FR-EE!! Check out the screen shot below to see TeamPlain's coolness:

posted @ Wednesday, March 28, 2007 10:51 AM | Feedback (0)

Visual Studio 2005 SP1

That's right, it's out!  Microsoft has released SP1 for Visual Studio 2005, Team Foundation Server, Express Editions and  Vista Beta.  Here's some info from Microsoft: Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 continues Microsoft’s investment in market leading development tools. Service Pack 1 addresses issues that were found through a combination of customers and partner feedback, as well as internal testing.  The issues addressed range in severity from places where the syntax coloring was incorrect to customer reported crashes in various scenarios. In some areas, more than 50% of the bugs addressed were reported by customers through the MSDN Product...

posted @ Friday, December 15, 2006 6:12 PM | Feedback (4)

IADNUG Meeting: SQL Server 2005 is for Developers

Come join us tomorrow at our monthly .NET User Group meeting!  We'll have Richard Hundhausen, Team Foundation MVP & RD, present on SQL Server 2005! Also, we'll be discussing on severals ways the UG can get involved in helping keep the memory of Eric Jacobs alive. Hope to see you there!

posted @ Tuesday, December 5, 2006 8:53 PM | Feedback (3)

Team Foundation SP1

Microsoft has released a beta version of SP1 for Team Foundation Server through Microsoft Connect.  In SP1 there are a lot enhancements to the system, specially when it comes to performance.  The TFS team has updated a lot of the sprocs dealing with version control, workitem tracking and the datawarehouse components. In this post, Brian Harry has listed some (if not all) of the bug fixes in TFS SP1.  Check it out if you have time.  Also, go and sign up to get SP1 (for both TFS and VS2005) and try it out...hopefully on your TEST TFS box!

posted @ Thursday, September 28, 2006 9:29 PM | Feedback (4)

Unit Test Framework Comparison

Roy Osherove has a great comparison of the popular unit test frameworks for .NET (MbUnit, NUnit and Team System Unit). I have to agree that for general testing purposes the standard is NUnit.  Once you've grasped NUnit, MbUnit is a logical transition.

posted @ Saturday, September 23, 2006 9:58 PM | Feedback (2)

Deleting Projects from Team Foundation

I've been doing a lot of playing around with Team Foundation for the past couple of weeks and in the mean time I've created a lot of test* Team Projects. When I decided to clean up some of these test project, I thought the logical thing and went to delete them through Team Explorer.  Well, as soon as you do that, you will run into this nice little message: Use the Project Creation Wizard in Team Explorer to create a project or the TfsDeleteProject tool to delete one. Being a huge fan of the command line, this is not an issue for me. ...

posted @ Wednesday, September 13, 2006 1:55 PM | Feedback (3)

Continuous Integration with Team Foundation Server

Today I started to setup Continuous Integration (CI) with Team Foundation Server (TFS).  Unfortunately, TFS does not support it out of the box; however, it does support functionality for you to hook-up into event sinks for comment server operations (Checkin, WorkItem assignment, etc).  So, I Googled for "continuous integration team foundation" and ran into two really good posts by Jeff Atwood [post] and Daniel Cazzulino [post]. I particurlaly like solution that Jeff's post gives you, because he has added the page that kzu (Daniel) created and incorporated into his CI webservice.  I wanted to take the solution even further by adding the automatic addition...

posted @ Monday, September 11, 2006 9:49 PM | Feedback (3)

Quick Poll: Team Foundation Server

How many of you out there are running Team Foundation Server?  If you are, have you done anything to customize work items, policies or processes?

posted @ Thursday, September 7, 2006 8:52 PM | Feedback (2)