Removing prior TFS Power Tools

Before upgrading the to the December 2007 Team Foundation Server Power Tools release, you should uninstall the previous version.  You can do this through Control Panel.   However, if you have uninstalled Visual Studio 2005 or upgraded to Visual Studio 2008 the TFS Power Tool uninstall may fail with a dialog box stating: “Visual Studio Team Explorer must…

TFS performance tips – Index Defragment commands in SQL

Keeping SQL tuned up helps performance of TFS.  Checking the fragementation levels of indexs within the SQL database is straightforward and SQL includes useful defragment commands.   Here is a link to a useful best practices document on defragmentation.  It was written for SQL 2000, but is applicable to 2005:


Operations Guidance for TFS

The Team System Rangers have released another technical article for TFS Operations which includes our recommended operational best practices.  Please take a look at this and let us know what you think:

Orcas Beta 2 Refresh is now available.

Orcas Beta 2 refresh is now available for download. Please read the post by Brian that provides more information on Beta 2 refresh at You can download the refresh bits at:


New Team Foundation Server Power Tools Released – September 2007

This is my first post and I’m proud to announce that we just released the Sept 2007 version of the TFS Power Tools.  This was one of my first projects assigned to me when I joined the TFS team so this is fitting it is my first official post as well. This TFS Power Tools release…