Process Guidance Now Online in Team Foundation Server 2010

One of the big changes made to the Agile & CMMI process templates in 2010 was to move the guidance outside of the process template itself and into MSDN (the guidance was shipped in past versions as a set of HTML files provisioned on SharePoint at the project creation).  There were many contributing factors to…

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Customizing Report Parameters for Team Foundation Server 2010

John Socha-Leialoha recently posted a great article on how to modify the default report parameters for any of the reports that ship in the Team Foundation Server process templates – MSF for Agile and MSF for CMMI.  It’s quite common to want to change the default settings for parameters in a report, but Reporting Services…

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How does MSF Agile 4.2 compare to MSF Agile 5.0?

With the public release of Team Foundation Server 2010 Beta2 I thought I’d post some of key differences between the process templates shipped with 2008 product and the new process templates shipping with 2010.  This post will focus on the new MSF for Agile Software Development v5.0 process template and how it compares to the…

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Setting a Default Dashboard in TFS 2010

I’ve been asked more than a few times recently how you can set the default page in the new Team Foundation Server 2010 project portal dashboards.  Depending on which version of SharePoint you’re running a default dashboard is pre-selected for you when you create a new team project.  If you’re running WSS, the default is…

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Sprint Planning in TFS 2010

I wanted to post a few screen shots of the updated Iteration Backlog workbook that will be shipping in Beta2 as a part of the the MSF for Agile Software Development v5.0 process template.  The workbook has been completely redesigned to incorporate usability feedback we received – I think you’ll find the experience a LOT…

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Enabling the Iteration Backlog Workbook on an Upgraded Team Project

NOTE:  THE STEPS OUTLINED IN THIS POST ONLY APPLIED TO TFS 2010 BETA 2.  PLEASE SEE THIS POST FOR THE SIMPLIFIED RTM STEPS.  Visual Studio Team System (VSTS) 2010 Beta2 introduces new features and capabilities to help agile teams with planning.  One of those features is “out of the box” Excel workbooks that ship as…

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Enabling the Product Backlog Workbook on an Upgraded Team Project

NOTE:  THE STEPS OUTLINED IN THIS POST ONLY APPLIED TO TFS 2010 BETA 2.  PLEASE SEE THIS POST FOR THE SIMPLIFIED RTM STEPS.  Visual Studio Team System (VSTS) 2010 Beta2 introduces new features and capabilities to help agile teams with planning.  One of those features is “out of the box” Excel workbooks that ship as…

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Team Foundation Server 2010 – Where Are My Reports?

If you’ve upgraded your Team Foundation Server to Team Foundation Server 2010 you’re probably wondering what happened to all your existing reports. Your Team Project works great after the upgrade, but it all your existing reports are now missing! Not to worry, all your reports are still intact, but they need to updated to work…

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Agile Planning Tools in TFS 2010

Ajoy Krishnamoorthy wrote a great article earlier this year describing the new Agile Planning Excel workbooks that our team built for the 2010 release of Team Foundation Server. It’s definitely worth checking out… http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/dd347827.aspx These workbooks are designed to give agile teams great “out of the box” tools for managing their product backlogs and planning…

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Reports in TFS 2010… it’s getting easier

Brian Keller has just posted a video on Channel9 that shows off some of the new reporting features coming in Team Foundation Server 2010. https://channel9.msdn.com/shows/10-4/10-4-Episode-13-No-More-Late-Surprises/ If you’ve done any reporting from Team Foundation Server 2008 you know that there are lot of great reports in the box… but you also know that modifying any of…

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