Announcing Operations Guidance for Team Foundation Server

One of the key pieces of feedback we’ve heard about Team Foundation Server is that customers want more guidance on daily operations, and specifically guidance about how to put together their own operations plan. The Visual Studio Team System Rangers and our own UE team worked together to understand this need and produce a technical... Read More


Announcing Team Foundation Power Tools (September 2007)

  We are pleased to announce the September 2007 release of Team Foundation Power Tools. This release provides two major new features: ·         Best Practices Analyzer Tool for Team Foundation Server This tool helps you more effectively discover and resolve issues that can occur in the typical course of installing, updating, and administrating deployments of... Read More

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Community Health for Visual Studio Team System– Part 1

In the first in a series of blog posts, I begin to look at the various community initiatives for Visual Studio Team System, the metrics that give an understanding of “community health”, and our plans for the next year in these areas. To read more, see  -Steven Content Lead, Team Edition for Database Professionals and member of the... Read More


Now available: Power Tools for Team Edition for Database Professionals with Service Release 1

You can now download the first release of power tools for Team Edition for Database Professionals. By installing the power tools, you gain the ability to perform the following tasks: ·         Use database refactoring to update files automatically when you want to: o   Move a database object to a different schema o   Disambiguate references to... Read More

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New Content Available on Creating Custom Reports

If you tried to create custom reports, you may have found that you needed more help than what was available. Today, we published new content on MSDN online to help you get started. Check it out, give it a try, and leave feedback so that we can continue to improve this content. Allen


How to find your Analysis Services server

If you’re developing custom reports, you need to know the name of the Analysis Services server for Team System so that you can connect to the Team System cube. Typically, AS is deployed on the data tier server. However, it can be moved to another server to get the load off the data-tier server. In... Read More


Missing Proxy installation steps in the current installation guide

 Hi all, The current version of the Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Installation Guide is missing a section from the topic on installing the proxy.  Specifically, the steps for actually installing the proxy are missing from the topic!  These steps should appear between the steps for installing the prerequisites and installing SP1, but somehow they were... Read More

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