Customizing existing TFS reports

Occasionally I get asked how to create custom reports and modify the existing reports in TFS. First, you’ll need to understand how the data cubes in the TFS Warehouse are setup. Then, I recommend you check out the article by Ben Day on Edit the Remaining Report to Use Non-Default Status Values. He give a…

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SQL Server 2008 SP1 is available

I’ve been a bit out of touch with the announcements of this week. So in case you haven’t heard, SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1 (SP1) was made available on Tuesday (April 7). So in addition to it including all of the released hot fixes and minor updates for SQL 2008, it also adds: Slipstream…

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Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Feature Pack – August 2008

In the same breath as "SQL Server 2008" was released to manufacturing (RTM) last week, the Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Feature Pack was also released. So what exactly is a SQL Server 2008 Feature Pack? Its a separate download for SQL Server 2008 and is a collection of stand-alone packages designed to provide additional functionality…

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SQL Server 2008 is RTM!

Today, we announced the release to manufacturing (RTM) of SQL Server 2008. This is fairly substantial release of our data management and business intelligence platform. If you ask of our SQL Technology Specialists about what’s new and improved in SQL Server 2008 over 2005, there are A TON of new features from server policy management…

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SQL Server 2008 is almost here!

SQL Server 2008 is in its final stages before it is Released to Manufacturing (RTM) in Q3 of this year. At TechEd IT Professional Edition in Orlando, FL this week, Bob Muglia talked about SQL Server 2008 in his keynote and announced that Release Candidate 0 (RC0) is now available to the public today. It…

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