Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Foundation Server Power Tools March 2008 Release needs TFS sp1

Just saw a piece of mail about the Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Foundation Server Power Tools – March 2008 Release tfpt.exe /createteamproject fail with the error: Unexpected error occurred when creating a team project. Turns out the cause is due to a dependency on Team Foundation Server SP1 for this to succeed.  Since…


New CTP's for Work Item Web Access and Team System Web Access 2008

Hakan Eskici and TFS team just released a CTP for Team System Web Access 2008 SP1 and Work Item Web Access. Team System Web Access (TSWA) 2008 SP1 (CTP) What’s new in TSWA 2008 SP1 Download the CTP for TSWA 2008 SP1 Work Item Web Access (WIWA) 2008 (CTP) What’s WIWA? Download the CTP for…


Project Server 2007 VSTS Connector for Team Foundation Server

  Just released The Visual Studio Team System Project Server 2007 Connector. http://www.codeplex.com/pstfsconnector Future versions of Team System will have native integration with Project Server, in the meantime this Connector solution is the best way to integrate the two Microsoft products. This solution builds on the previous PS2003 VSTS Connector, published on GotDotNet. This solution…


Rosario Specifications for some of the TFS Features

I have been with the team for 6 weeks and very embarrassed to just learn 4 of the Rossario feature Specifications have already been published. Thanks to Matthew Mitrik for both pointing this out -and publishing these specifications! The Four Specifications are: Add to Source Control Resolve Improvements Improved Label Dialog History Improvements We have…

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Just Released: Gudiance Automation Extensions and Guidance Automation Toolkit

Just Released: Gudiance Automation Extensions and Guidance Automation Toolkit The Guidance Automation Extensions (GAX) expands the capabilities of Visual Studio by allowing architects and developers to run guidance packages, such as those included in Software Factories, which automate key development tasks from within the Visual Studio environment. The Guidance Automation Toolkit (GAT) is a guidance…

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Team System Database Edition Power Tools Available

Huge congratulations to Gert and the rest of the “DataDude” team  for releasing the Power Tools for Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition. The Power Tools for 2008 contains all the functionality they shipped in 2005 plus: · Command line SQL Static Code Analysis execution through MSBuild, this was the biggest customer request, which…

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Complimentary Requirements Authoring Tools for Visual Studio 2008 Team System

A question came in today on one of the distribution lists: “What is our recommendation for customer’s that want a requirement authoring tool with their VSTS 2008 deployment?” Lori Lamkin happened to have to top 8 memorized (i think she’s been studying for the local trivia nights)  stpSoft stpBA  Personify TeamSpec  Techno Solutions Optimal Trace…

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Team Foundation Server Process Templates?

Friday evening i was talking to Stephanie Saad then later Anthony Borton on the topic of Team Foundation Server Process Templates wondering how many Team Foundation Server Templates are out in the wild.  Looks like Richard Hundhausen @ http://widgets.accentient.com/default.aspx has done a great job of listing the mainstream templates (below) but must admit  i thought…