TFS Administration Guide

The TFS Administration Guide is a great resource for anyone who maintains one or more TFS instances (or is planning/considering doing so). Here are a couple highlight topics: Team Foundation Server Planning Checklist This covers everything from hardware requirements to domain considerations, backup/restore planning, security requirements, and more Team Foundation Administration Walkthroughs This includes scenarios such…


TechEd 2008 FAQ: Branching and Merging with Team Foundation Server

This was the most popular question asked at our booth (and perhaps all of the VSTS area) at Tech Ed Developers 2008. It was asked in various forms, but they all boil down to basically the same question: How should I manage branching and merging? Some folks are new to the concepts (e.g. many folks…


Back from TechEd Developers 2008

I’m back after a fun week at Microsoft TechEd Developers 2008. I answered tons of questions about Team System in general – and Version Control, Build, and Setup in particular. I’ve brought back a variety of feedback and feature requests. Over the course of the week, several topics emerged as common questions and themes. Over…


I’m at TechEd 2008

I know my blog has been on hiatus; but if any of you readers are attending TechEd in Orlando, Florida this week (June 2-6) and would like to meet me, here’s your chance 🙂  I’ll be at the Team Foundation Server booth in the Technical Learning Center most of the week.


TFS Configuration Survey: Follow up

First, let me thank everyone who filled out the survey. With Brian and a few others spreading the word, we collected 100 responses very quickly. Here are some follow-up thoughts and further questions based on the received data: I apologize for the survey closing after 100 responses were received. I didn’t know the survey mechanic…