Team Foundation Service is out of Preview

Earlier this morning at the Build conference here in Redmond we announced that Team Foundation Service is now out of Preview!  The new URL for the service is You can read about the changes here: With this change, your accounts are now accessible at <a href="”>http://<youraccountname>  The old domain will continue to work... Read More


Directory of common test tools and utilities

  One of the common challenges with getting started with a new technology is discovery of the tools and resources that can help you get started and increase your productivity…With that in mind the team has collected their list of favorite test tools:   Area Utility UI Test 1. CUITe (Coded UI Test enhanced) Framework... Read More


Final CTP for Visual Studio 2012 Update 1

  11/26/2012 Update.  Note The final release of Visual Studio Update 1 now available, please see: Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server 2012 Update 1 now available       Summary This week we are releasing the final CTP for Visual Studio 2012 Update 1.  This release is a Consumer Technology Preview of the forthcoming... Read More


Quick Response Sample – Command line utility to create TFS Branch Scenarios

Quick Response samples provide information directly from Visual Studio ALM Rangers working with the Microsoft Visual Studio Product Group and Microsoft Services, in response to feature gaps to supplement the product and knowledge base information. Update 2012/11/22 – Please refer to the Quick Response Sample – Visual Studio Extension to support the ALM Rangers Branching... Read More


Error TF254027: TFS Install and Language Restrictions in SQL Server (Express)

The new Team Foundation Server Express product is designed to work with the Express version of SQL Server.  It conveniently installs SQL Server Express automatically during configuration on machines where it is not detected.  However, SQL Server and SQL Server Express impose additional restrictions on a system’s language settings that TFS by itself does not normally... Read More