Adam Singer

Veni, vidi, expertus sum- I came, I saw, I tested


In case you haven’t heard, Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 is available! As you prepare to install the TFS 2008 SP1, I’d like to strongly recommend that you first run the BPA tool. From the Visual Studio Team System forums, I’ve seen two folks already have installation failures because their current system wasn’t quite… Read more

Ventriloquism: TFS Style

Quite a long time back, Buck posted about how to recover from the situation where one TFS machine is created as a clone from another. This can lead to clients still showing the project list for one server when the connect to the second. Based on a recent Visual Studio Team System forums question (they… Read more

Edifice Reqs II: The SQL

Back in March, I posted about the requirements for TFS installation. I promised to post about “SQL Server and it’s Various Components”, but have been tied up with the Visual Studio 2008 SP1 like a Thanksgiving turkey (only not quite as delicious). In any case, I’m back from outer space. I just blogged in to… Read more

My service is packed, I’m ready to go

…installing here, upgrade once more(Adapted from “Leaving on a Jet Plane”) A post on the Visual Studio Team System forums reminded me of one very important tidbit of Visual Studio patching. The integration of Team Foundation Server with Visual Studio enables all sorts of marvelous functionality and is great for development, but does place some… Read more

Pre[ranasaurus] Reqs: The OSic Era

I’ve seen a bunch of questions over time about what it takes to get Team Foundation Server (TFS) components installed. Because it varies by component, the answer is usually rather lengthy and takes long enough to fully describe that eyes start glazing over, heads start nodding, and the utility of the information is basically reduces to a… Read more


With Team Foundation 2008 generally available, I’ve seen a bit of confusion over the various Editions offered. Of course, there’s still a bit of confusion over how “Workgroup Edition” relates to workgroup networks, but there’s also some missing clarity around the upgrade paths, the restrictions, etc. Hopefully this simple guide will help make the Edition… Read more

Great news!

I’m still alive! Yes, I know you all agree that’s great news. At least, I think it’s great news so will classify it as such here in my blog. First, a bit of business: Come chat with the Visual Studio Team System product team – This Wednesday   Join members of the Visual Studio Team System… Read more

What’s up, Doc?

This week, we have one of our User Education (“UE”) folks out visiting the North Carolina office. We’re talking about all manner of interesting documentation topics, including what we want to work on with respect to documentation for future versions. After spending a bit of time scratching my head and trying to come up with answers I… Read more

No ‘I’ in ‘Team’

I’ve had this brewing in my head for awhile now and wanted to share it with you, my fellow netizens.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office” /> This stems in part from a philosophy course I took back during my undergraduate days called “Freedom and Responsibility”. The basic question in the course was “do we… Read more