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Sharing Experience on Team Foundation Server Setup, Administration and Operations

Installing Team Foundation Server 2008 SP1 over SQL 2008 SP1

  It has been a long time since I posted anything but it has been busy months  working on Team Foundation Server 2010. I have got several emails from customers asking for directions to install Team Foundation Server 2008 SP1over SQL 2008 SP1. If you are hitting a Health Check Error that SQL version is not… Read more

Team Foundation Server 2008 SP1 RTW

Today we have released VS 2008 and TFS 2008 SP1 to Web. You can download them from Server: (Targeting Team Foundation Server 2008 Application Tier, Team Build and Proxy) http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=9E40A5B6-DA41-43A2-A06D-3CEE196BFE3D&displaylang=en Client: (Targeting Team Foundation Client 2008 and VS editions) http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=FBEE1648-7106-44A7-9649-6D9F6D58056E&displaylang=en   One of the main Features that our Team worked on is the Support for… Read more

Team Foundation Server SP1 Beta and SQL Server 2008 RC0

Some Customers are trying to using Team Foundation Server SP1 Beta over the newly released SQL Server 2008 RC0 using the Method I have outlined in my previous post and they are facing the following error in TFS Pre-Install Checks The selected instance of SQL Server is not compatible with Team Foundation Server 2008.  … Read more

Team Foundation Server SP1 Beta now available

It has been a long time since I have posted on this blog; one of the reasons for the long absence was that after releasing Team Foundation Server 2008 we have started working on the first service pack for the product. And today I am proud to say that we have a beta version of… Read more

Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 is available for download

Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 is available for download. You can find Team Foundation Server on http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=053E83D0-DEB4-4EBB-B4C8-CBFFE928B4AA&displaylang=en I encourage everyone to give it a try and let us know what do you think… Read more

Team Foundation Server 2008 and SharePoint Integration

Today I will talk about the relation between TFS and SharePoint. SharePoint provides the Team portal functionality needed by TFS to share documents and create team sites. In TFS 2005 Only SharePoint 2.0 is supported and this SharePoint by defaults need to be installed on the same machine as TFS Services. In the New version… Read more

Team Foundation Server Quiescence GDR V2 is Out

In V1 we have published an update called the Team Foundation Server Quiescence GDR which is basicly a tool we use to shutdown our services during servicing to make sure no outside connections can be made to the server and interrupt the servicing process. Some of our customers faced issues with the original version of… Read more

TFS Orcas Deployment Changes

I pointed out in my last post that in Orcas TFS will make server deployment compatible with more configurations. In order to do that we did the following changes We have removed the Installer for TFS Databases, so now You can install the databases locally on the same machine or on remote machine by giving… Read more

TFS and Dependencies

 Team Foundation Server Setup is considered a complex task mainly because Team Foundation Server has several dependencies on other applications: IIS and ASP.NET for hosting the Web Services and Application Pools SQL Server Database Services where that system databases are stored SQL Server Analysis Services where the warehouse cube exists SQL Server Reporting Services for… Read more

Hello Blogs.msdn.com’s World

Hi, My Name is Abdelhamid Abdou. I am a Software Development Engineer in Test on Team Foundation Server Product Group. I joined Microsoft last September and since then I have been working on Setup, Administration and Operations. Although I am not new to blogging this is my first entry on msdn blogs so its time for… Read more