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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

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

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