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Sharing Experience on Team Foundation Server Setup, Administration and Operations

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