Ask the Development Tech Community

I’ve been reading David Burela’s blog – some pretty good stuff.   In addition to some neat presentations on Azure he’s recently release a community site for Cloud Computing.   www.AllYourClouds.com   Which lead me to a further site at Codify for Technical community lists: ausDotNet – General .NET windows and web development The ausdotnet list…

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Adding new TFS user and not being able to login

After adding a new user to a Windows Group which is already part of a TFS group then you may get one of the following errors logging in as that user: 1) If you are getting a Team Plain error: TF50309: You do not have sufficient permissions to perform this operation. 2) Visual Studio Team Explorer…

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Best practices for TFS – The TFS Guide

Whilst reading about backup and restore (specifically moving) for Team Foundation server I found this new publication from the patterns and practices team. Link: The patterns & practices Team Development with TFS Guide I was also reading about Mario Rodriguez, Program Manager for Team Foundation Server, [who] has dreams of doing much more with information…

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Changing Team Foundation Server Credentials from Visual Studio 2005 Team Explorer

I recently posted about changing stored credentials used by Visual Studio 2005 Team Explorer. Removing the cache never really works in my opinion. The only two options I have found are:  Removing stored network passwords (as per previous post) – ONLY for Windows XP and above Run ‘ClearCreds.exe’ which is part of the Visual Studio…

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Changing Team Foundation Server Credentials

Clearing the cache may rid of credentials being cached:C:\Documents and Settings\<you>\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Team Foundation\1.0\CacheWhen you connect to TFS from the standard Visual Studio Team Explorer it remembers the credentials used to connect to the server. If, for whatever reason, you find that these credentials are no longer what you want to use you will have…

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TFS and Vista Gadgets with WPF

I was reading Mick Badran’s blog and noticed he belonged to the TechEd 2007 community bloggers site   I picked up on two key articles Configuring TFS to use SharePoint 2007 and the CC.NET Vista Sidebar Gadget   CC.Net I have used a few projects back and thought that it was great. I really like…

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TFS lock checking

Im working my way through an unusual TFS issue:The item $//Security/Security.vsd is locked for check-out by (null) in workspace (null). The problem appears to be a changed workspace while the item was checked out. Thanks to James Manning for the following command line check: tf lock $/MyProject/MyPath/MyFile.cs /lock:none /workspacename:WorkSpaceName /server:my_server The easiest fix is to get the…

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TeamPlain Web Access free for Team Foundation Server

Thanks to Rod Le Quesne for the heads up on this: “TeamPlain Web Access is a web interface for Microsoft® Team Foundation Server that allows managing work items, shared documents, reports and source control repositories.” “As a result of Microsoft’s acquisition of devBiz, TeamPlain Web Access is now available as a free download. ” Client…

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Team Foundation Server Tools

A dump, of various tools, thanks to Zeeshan Shah. Note: this is not an endorsed list. Utilities Team Foundation Server Administration Tool Project Server Connector Team Foundation Power Tool v1.2 (Feb 2007) TFS Installation Utility (Unsupported) TFS PowerPack TFS Version Detection/Trial Extender | Info Team Foundation Sidekicks (History, Status, Workspace, Labels) AreaPath Manager Utility TFS…

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Sharepoint – Can not add the user because a user with that name already exists

I have been having some trouble aligning Sharepoint and Team Foundation Server source control security. More on this later. My current problem was that my domain account was taking precedence on the Sharepoint site. It made no sense to have both user types registered if one was being used. So I deleted one. In my testing I tried to add my…

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