Tell us about your Team Foundation Server

I’m working on some test planning for the next release of Team Foundation Server. One area I’m focused on is testing various possible configurations of TFS. Here are a few of the configurations we regularly test: All on one box – App Tier, Data Tier, SharePoint all on one machine Typical 2-box – AT and…

13

TFS 2008 and Enhanced Availability

Some of you may be familiar with the “AT Warm Standby” feature that was included with TFS 2005 (aka Whidbey). This feature is also available in TFS 2008 (aka Orcas) but with some slight changes. Our guidance to people using this feature is to install/configure SharePoint and Reporting Services off of the AT (or move them,…

2

TFS Orcas Setup

Setup. Setup. Setup. That’s what I’ve been focused on for quite some time, and we’re pretty excited about the improvements we’ve made for Orcas (aka Tfs 2008). I could barely pull myself away to play Halo 3 last night! TFS has some challenges in this area – when you build on top of so many…

2

Team Foundation Server and Longhorn Server Beta3 (aka Windows Server 2008 Beta 3)

I wanted to post a couple tips relating to some issues we’ve seen with this scenario, mostly because I did some searching of my own and there’s not a lot of guidance out there (yet). Issue 1: Installing and Configuring Windows SharePoint Services on LHS We’ve been doing this via automated testing for some time,…

1

WSS 3.0 support in TFS 2005 now ‘official’

Jeff posted that the ‘unofficial’ guidance for modifying TFS2005 to use WSS 3.0 (on the AT or a remote machine) is now official. You can read his full post here. To jump straight to the goodies (note that, right now, the Tech Notes page has a little bug where 1501 and 1502 both link to…

3

More than meets the eye…

Totally off topic: We just got back from watching Transformers. I’ll write up a bigger review if there’s interest. The short version: It was awesome. Great action movie, one of the few that actually does a decent job at also telling a story and connecting you with it. Good pacing, great special effects, good integration…

0

We have added his biological and technological distinctiveness to our own.

Becoming a full-time employee of Microsoft (or “MSFTie”) is often jokingly referred to as “joining the collective” in public and even within our cybernetic halls. I mentioned awhile back that we’d gotten some additional team-members on the Setup/Admin/Ops QA team, and (as James recently enlightened me), one of them just started blogging. Welcome to the land…

3

What he said…

Sudhir has been blogging up a storm lately. He has a series of posts describing what we’ve done to improve setup for Orcas, and covers some likely “Whidbey to Orcas” migration scenarios. For example, if you have Whidbey with a local SharePoint 2 installation, you might wonder how to upgrade to Orcas and end up…

0

The one where I explain where I’ve been for 3 months…

So…I haven’t exactly been blogging lately. This is (mostly) a “no news is good news thing” – what have I been up to? Finishing up a feature crew that delivered an improved TFS setup experience, support for upgrading from Whidbey (VS 2005), enhanced support for SharePoint, and other setup- and deployment-related features (you’ll see these…

1

TFS – Enhanced support for Windows SharePoint Services

We’re working on improving our SharePoint integration for the Orcas release of TFS, as you may have heard/read by now. I’ve been pretty busy lately on the setup-, admin-, and ops-related aspects of this work, and I thought you might like to hear some of the details. The usual disclaimer applies – this is my…

16