VSTS Jumpstart, things you will end up asking for

Internet Links

Visual Studio Team System Home

Getting Started with Team Foundation

MSDN Technical Forums

VSTS Downloads

Team System Rocks

How To Links

Visual Studio Team System Install Guide

TFS Warehouse Troubleshooting

Step-By-Step Guide to Converting Web Projects from Visual Studio .NET 2002/2003 to Visual Studio 2005

VSTS Backup and Restore Procedures

Team Foundation Server Permissions

Team Foundation Server Default Groups, Permissions, and Roles

TF.exe Command Line Reference


Working with Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team System

Test-Driven Development in Microsoft .NET

Test Driven Development: By Example

Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code

Refactoring to Patterns


Rob Caron

Rick LaPlante

Eric Jarvi

Buck Hodges

Jeff Beehler

Eric Lee

Nagaraju Palla



Visual Studio Team System User Education


Introduction to Visual Studio Team System

How and Why Process Guidance Matters in Visual Studio 2005 Team System

Visual Studio 2005 Team System: Enterprise-Class Version Control

Managing Work with Visual Studio 2005 Team System

Test-Driven Development Using Visual Studio Team System

Accessing Visual Studio 2005 Team System Using the Teamprise Plug-In for Eclipse (Level 200)

Best of Launch: Visual Studio 2005 Team System (Level 200)

Load and Web Testing with Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team System (Level 200)

Migrating to Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team System (Level 200)

Shipping on Time and Under Budget with Visual Studio Team System (Level 200)

3rd Party Products






Tips and Tricks

  • When checking an item into source control you have the ability to associate a WI with that change set.  If you choose to do so there are two options, Resolve and Associate.  If you select Resolved the WI state will advance to the next state.
  • Fully process the TFS warehouse
  • Team Explorer blank ( missing server or lost network connection )

    • Delete the cache folder @

      • C:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Application Data\Microsoft\VisualStudio\8.0\Portfolio Explorer
      • C:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Team Foundation\1.0

  • Tools to modify WIT

    • WitExport.exe, WitImport.exe, WitFields.exe
    • These are found @ c:\ProgramFiles\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\Common7\IDE\PrivateAssemblies\

  • Change the TFS warehouse run interval

  • Secure a WIT transistion

    • <TRANSITION from=“State 1” to=“State 2”
         not=“[global]\GroupThatsRestrictedStateChanges” >

  • Drivers required to create adhoc Excel reports against the TFS Analysis Services.  Install Microsoft Core XML Services (MSXML) 6.0 and Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services 9.0 OLE DB Provider from the SQL Server 2005 Feature Pack

MSBuild & Team Build

Jomo Fisher on MSBuild

Robert McLaws MSBuild Compatibility Toolkit 1.0

Nagaraju Palla’s Building binaries targeting .NET 1.1 and .NET 1.0 in TeamBuild

Khushboo’s CI using Team Foundation Build 


.NET SDC Solution Build & Deployment Process & Tools


Visual Studio 2005 Web Application Projects, ScottGu On Web Application Projects

Visual Studio 2005 Web Deployment Projects

SQL Server 2005 Feature Pack


FiddlerPopUp Forum Post

Test Driven .Net


Comments (1)

  1. Buck Hodges says:

    Now that the RC is out, I thought I’d post a summary with links to version control posts from the last…