Cool walkthrough Info on merging and branching

I saw a really good post this morning from Vertigo Software (http://blogs.vertigosoftware.com/teamsystem/archive/2006/01/26/Branching_and_Merging.aspx#2027)and I figured it would help greatly in response to James’ question regarding a walkthrough with scenarios for branching and merging. # re: Info on merging and branching What would really help is a walkthough to give something that I would use in our main development... Read More

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Minimum requirements for upgrading to Team Foundation Server

Feli writes: “# re: Team Foundation Server without Active Directory – there a minimum version that is require to run this Team Foundation Server? And do we need to upgrade to an Architecture licence as we are currently using MSDN Licence?” Feli,It’s not necessary to upgrade to a Visual Studio Team Edition for Architects version.... Read More

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Team Foundation Server without Active Directory

Ken recently asked the question: “Do we have documentation that I can review and send to a customer on provisioning users in a VSTF setup with no AD integration?” The answer (from our soon-to-be-released-and-therefore-preliminary-documentation):…Managing Team Foundation Server in a workgroup environment is possible but can present some challenges. Active Directory environments are recommended for most... Read More

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Managing Team Foundation Server in a Workgroup

Managing Team Foundation Server in a workgroup environment is possible but can present some challenges. Active Directory environments are recommended for most Team Foundation Server deployments. If Team Foundation Server is to be deployed in a workgroup, it should only be deployed in workgroups with a very limited number of users and computers. Although deploying... Read More

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Using Cumulative Flow Diagrams in User Education

Hi everyone, I’m David Chesnut; a programming writer on Team System. You may have seen some of my previous posts on our use of Scrum in UE on Rob Caron’s blog. We have been using Scrum for over a year to manage development of our help topics for Team Foundation. In addition to Scrum we have adopted use... Read More

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More about SQL and Team Foundation Server

Frank had a few questions about using SQL:P> Another useful set of guidelines would be SQL for dummies or at least for TFSers…I don’t expect you to turn me into an SQL MVP, just give me the basics so I don’t need to figure them out for myself. How to back up and restore, how... Read More

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Backing Up and Restoring Team Foundation Server Data

Performing backups is an important component of managing your Team Foundation deployment. Implementing a well-planned backup and restore strategy protects your data against data loss due to damage caused by a variety of failures. Testing your strategy by restoring a set of backups and recovering your database prepares you to respond effectively to a disaster.... Read More

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Planning for Disaster Recovery

Planning ahead is important for effective disaster recovery of a Team Foundation deployment. You should understand the size and scope of your Team Foundation deployment, know the maintenance and backup schedule for Team Foundation Server, and create a disaster recovery plan. You should also consider simulating a disaster recovery situation and step through your plan... Read More

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Planning for Backup and Restore

Creating a backup and restore plan is a critical part of any Team Foundation deployment. In order to create this plan, you need to understand the size and scope of your Team Foundation deployment, designate a person or a team of people to perform backups, determine a backup storage strategy, and consider what backup software... Read More

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Planning for Current Needs

There are many aspects to consider when estimating your needs for a Team Foundation deployment. Understanding the size and scope of your current organization and understanding the requirements and limitations of Team Foundation Server deployment types will help you make the necessary planning decisions. Considerations When Estimating Current Needs In order to plan your Team... Read More

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