VS 2010 and TFS 2010 How-To Videos

Esther Fan posted a nice set of how-to videos yesterday focusing on VS 2010 and TFS 2010.  Check them out here:  http://blogs.msdn.com/b/vstsue/archive/2011/06/15/videos-about-visual-studio-alm-team-foundation-server-2010-on-msdn.aspx


Using the Iteration Backlog Workbook on a CMMI Project

The MSF Agile 5.0 process template that shipped with Team Foundation Server 2010 included an Excel workbook designed to help teams plan iterations of work.  Because the workbook was aimed at Agile teams, it wasn’t included in the MSF CMMI 5.0 process template.  However, that doesn’t mean it can’t be used by teams using the…


Marking Tasks and Bugs as “Done” During a Check-in

In recent weeks, a few different people have asked me how to modify the Scrum template such that a Task or Bug is marked as Done during a check-in.   We left this out of the original state flow because we wanted the done state transition to be very intentional, but it’s a common practice and…


SP1 Beta and Project Server Integration Beta

The Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server 2010 SP1 Beta was made available this morning.   You can read about the details on Brian’s blog. And, it’s exciting to see the announcement of the Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010 and Project Server Integration Pack beta.  You can read more about the integration pack on Christophe…


Microsoft Visual Studio Scrum 1.0 Videos

Richard Hundhausen has released two webcasts featuring the Microsoft Visual Studio 1.0 process template on Channel 9.  Both include Q&A at the end of the presentation.  Check them out at: https://channel9.msdn.com/posts/Charles_Sterling/Introducing-Visual-Studio-2010-Scrum-10/ https://channel9.msdn.com/posts/Charles_Sterling/Introducing-Visual-Studio-2010-Scrum-10-Part-II/


Microsoft Visual Studio Scrum 1.0 – Updated Sprint Burndown Report

Last week we updated the new Microsoft Visual Studio Scrum 1.0 process template to include a fix for the Sprint Burndown report which was found to have a bug that caused an error when viewing the report in non-US locales.  If you created projects before we made the fix (7/22/2010) you can follow the steps…


Announcing Microsoft Visual Studio Scrum 1.0

Today we’re releasing the first official version of our latest process template – Microsoft Visual Studio Scrum 1.0 (formerly known as Team Foundation Server Scrum v1.0 Beta).   If you were following the beta, you know that this template was built from the ground up specifically for Scrum teams.  Visit the Visual Studio Gallery to download…


How does MSF CMMI 4.2 compare to MSF CMMI 5.0?

I’ve had a few people ask me about the key differences between the CMMI template shipped in TFS 2008 and how it compares to the new MSF CMMI 5.0 process template that shipped with TFS 2010 so I thought I’d detail some of the big differences.  First off, it’s important to note that the changes…


Announcing Team Foundation Server Scrum v1.0 Beta

7/19/2010 Update – this post applies to the beta release of this template.  For details on the RTW please see this updated post. – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Today , we’re announcing and releasing a brand new…


Downloading Unbound Agile Workbooks

I’ve had a few people ask where they can get unbound (not connected to a team project) copies of the Agile workbooks so I’ve written this quick post to show where you can download them.  The unbound workbooks are stored in the process template and then bound to your team project during project creation.  The…