Attrice Status Sidekick FTW

I moved everything from one TFS server to another TFS server, and I decommissioned the old TFS server.  I had some old workspaces from an old Team Build account, and they had left some items with pending changes.  I’d tried Buck Hodges old blog post on removing the old workspaces (see http://blogs.msdn.com/b/buckh/archive/2006/09/12/path-is-already-mapped-in-workspace.aspx), but that didn’t…

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Lab management – TF260078 error

I moved a Team Project Collection from one server to another, and got a TF260078 error when I tried to run lab management.  It turns out, I needed to add my machine name as a SCVMM administrator (or that just fixed the problem, and maybe I could have done a little less).  I found a…

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If you’re adding a project portal and/or a reporting site to a TFS 2010 instance after project creation, give Jeremy Jameson’s blog a read…

The instructions at Adding Dashboards and Reports to Upgraded Team Projects wasn’t really clear to me that you had to run the File.BatchNewTeamProject on the server where you were publishing the SharePoint site.  In my case, SharePoint and TFS are on the same server, so it’s easy to figure out how to do it once…

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Studio Styles – Visual Studio color schemes

How did I miss this?  It’s an entire catalog of Visual Studio color theme settings.  And, they’re rated.  I just applied “WekeRoad Ink”, and it’s changed the feel of my editor.  You can get a nice, comfortable feel out of it.   Of course, back up your current settings.  Just use “Menu>Tools>Import and Export Settings”. …

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SharePoint 2010 Visual Studio Training Kit

There is a SharePoint 2010 Developer Training Course over at the Channel 9 Learning Center.  There are a few places where I tweaked things a bit to make it work the way I wanted.  One of the labs is a LINQ to SharePoint lab. It has two parts a feature that creates an Employee list…

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Handy load test feature—turn on logging

If you’d like to see what an occasional test response looks like in your load tests, you can turn on test logging.  That saves the individual test responses—you get unit test results for unit tests, and web performance test results for web performance tests.  You just enable it in the run settings properties (F4 or…

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Targeting different web servers in load tests

You’ve been able to parameterize web servers in web (performance) tests since 2005.  When you do this, it sets a context parameter that you can update to retarget to a different web server. Well, you can take advantage of that in load tests.  Just right-click on the run settings, select “add context parameter”, and add…

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Reconnecting a “disconnected” lab agent

There is a huge troubleshooting guide at http://blogs.msdn.com/lab_management/pages/troubleshooting.aspx.  I was running into a problem about my test agent always being “disconnected”.  The particular error I had was "TF276055: The machine is not ready to run tests because of the following error: Unable to connect to the controller on <controller_name:6901>. The agent can connect to the…

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Steve Dunn’s Blog: A tool to switch project files between using Visual Studio 2008 and 2010

I get asked or nagged about this every week—people want to work on the same projects and solutions in VS 2008 and 2010.  Generally speaking, there is only one attribute in one XML tag different between the two files, but there may be other differences in project support (for instance, SharePoint projects).  Steve Dunn—who I…

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New VS2010-compatible WIX build (3.5.1512.0)

I received a question about installers, and because of it I noticed that the latest WIX installer supports VS2010 and has the BURN chainer.  The version I grabbed is from Index of /releases/3.5.1512.0. Over the past few months, I’ve been looking in the wrong place for Votive, and it’s nice to see it’s integrated in. …

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