Having problems opening compiled Help files (.chm)?

It’s recently come to our attention that some users have been having problems opening the Team Foundation Installation Guide, available from the Microsoft Download Center.  It turns out that this is not a problem with the installation guide itself, but a problem with all .chm files that comes up occasionally.  If you download the installation... Read More

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New Branching Guidance For Team Foundation Server

The industry experts, Microsoft Services, patterns & practices, and VSTS team members have posted new branching guidance on-line. Here is the high-level overview: Introduction Parallel Development Branching Defined Creating Isolation in Team Foundation Server General Branching Structure Guidance Branching Strategies Broad Areas of Branching Isolation Creating Your Branching Strategy Defining Your Code Promotion Model Feature... Read More


Putting installation issues in the installation guide

Last month I created a blog entry and asked for feedback about combining the Team Foundation Readme and the Team Foundation Installation Guide. In the 10 responses I received, nine people thought that having all of the information related to setup in the Installation Guide would be helpful.   I am working with everyone involved... Read More

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Announcing Team Foundation Power Tools v1.2

Team Foundation Server is happy to announce the release of  version 1.2 of Team Foundation Power Tools (formerly known as Power Toys).  In this release we’ve added 2 new command line tools for the developer and 3 non-command line tools.   This version includes some bug fixes to previous Power Tools, support for Vista, and adds... Read More


Work Item Tracking Custom Controls

We have received several emails from users who want to know where the documentation for Work Item Tracking Custom Controls is located, so here is the answer.   To view the documentation on Custom Controls: Download the VS SDK v. 4 December CTP from this location: http://affiliate.vsipmembers.com/affiliate/downloadfiles.aspx Search for the topic “Work Item Tracking Custom... Read More


Still using Visual Source Safe?

If you’re still using Visual Source Safe for your source control needs, you should read Richard Berg’s blog about the latest word on VSS and Vista. Clarifying SourceSafe support on Vista SourceSafe on Vista part 2  Let him know what you think! -=Susan


Why aren’t installation issues in the installation guide?

One of the Team Foundation managers recently asked me why we have a separate Readme document. The Readme, by definition, is for setup related issues, while the Known Issues document is for operational, non-setup issues. (You can view the Readme and Known Issue documents here: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/teamsystem/aa902633.aspx)   We already publish the Installation Guide separately from... Read More