Q: For this release, can I use regional settings other than English (United States)?

A: No. As noted in the Visual Studio 2005 Team System Readme: 2.1.4 English Only Visual Studio 2005 Beta 1 Refresh with Visual Studio 2005 Team System has only been tested on English versions of the operating system, prerequisites (including Microsoft Office System) and with US Regional settings. Future releases of Visual Studio 2005 Team…


KNOWN ISSUE: Various Issues Cause Error 32000 During Team Foundation Server Application Tier Installation

Problem: During the Application Tier setup, Error 32000 occurs when performing quiet execution (QuietExec) of certain Windows Installer custom actions (CAs). This may happen for the following executables: Bisregedit.exe SetupWarehouse.exe templateuploader2.exe tfsadaminst.exe Workaround: Troubleshoot causes for this error by: Verifying connectivity exists between the application and data tiers. Ensuring data tier installation is complete, the data tier computer has…


Announcing Visual Studio Team System

With the Microsoft announcement of Visual Studio Team System at Tech·Ed, a dream of mine is coming true. You see, I’m sort of an odd duck here at Microsoft. Although I’ve been in the IT industry for twenty-some years, I don’t have a computer science degree. I never mastered C++. I’ve spent most of my…


The Microsoft Solutions Framework: An Integrated Approach to Agile or Formal Software Development Process

The Microsoft Solutions Framework: An Integrated Approach to Agile or Formal Software Development Process Granville G. Miller, Program Manager, Visual Studio 2005 Team System It would certainly be nice if there could be one way of building software. However, the truth is, there are many different types (e.g. embedded, packaged application, web service, three-tier client…


Q: What can cause SyncWithAD_Lookup to fail when creating a new team project?

A: A user object in Active Directory can be referenced using a number of possible names, such as the user principal name (UPN) or user logon name. For this release, the pre-Windows 2000 user logon name (also known as the security account manager name or sAMAccountName) must be the same as the mailNickName. Suppose the…


KNOWN ISSUE: Project Portal displays error messages in reporting-related Web parts

Problem: For the most part, reporting is not available in this release. Web parts that are designed to display current project health reports on the Project Portal instead display error messages. Workaround: None. Applicability: Visual Studio 2005 Team System December 2004 CTP


Q: Does Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server integrate with Microsoft Project Server?

A: Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server will integrate with Microsoft Project Server through the use Microsoft Project Professional 2003  (VSTS <-> Microsoft Project Professional 2003 <-> Microsoft Project Server 2003). There is no direct integration (server to server). Our current plans for the next version include Microsoft Project Server integration. Applicability: Visual Studio 2005…


Q: Can I use Team Foundation if the NETBIOS name for my domain doesn’t match the distinguished name?

A: No. In this release, Group Security Services (GSS) resolves identities by taking the distinguished name (DN), finding the deepest domain component (DC), which it assumes is the domain name (e.g., DC=NewYorkCity). It then caches the identity as domain\username (e.g., NewYorkCity\DonaldT). This domain\username is resolvable. If the NETBIOS name for your domain is different than…


Moving to Software Factories

Jack Greenfield and Keith Short, Architects, Visual Studio Enterprise Tools, Microsoft Corporation Industrializing Software Development Total global demand for software will grow by an order of magnitude over the next decade, driven by new forces in the global economy like the growing role of software in social infrastructure, by new application types like business integration…