Quick work around–“pending change that is not compatible”

On upgrading a VS 2008 project to VS 2010 beta 1, some of my unit tests didn’t upgrade fully.  There were some references to version “9.0.0.0” assemblies.  I need to go back and let people know about the problem, but I pursued a “nuke everything, it’s the only way to be sure” fix.  I removed…

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Microsoft Project and Team Foundation Integration Tip

I’m trying to sync a mpp file with a few thousand rows.  I haven’t made assignments for everything yet, so I just want to sync a few rows.  There is some help in the documentation, if you remember a few nuances: There’s a sweet article called “How to: Enable or Disable Publishing of Work Items…

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I made a video-how to use the TFS Administration Tool

I get a lot of questions about setup problems, and they’re regularly related to a missing user permission.  The Team Foundation Application Tier is (typically) composed of IIS Web Services, SQL Reporting Services, and Windows SharePoint Services.  Loosely speaking, adding a user through Team Explorer will only set the permissions for the IIS portion-an administrator…

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Blank Team Project Admin page – Scrum for Team System

I hit a weird error with Scrum for Team System where a new installation didn’t show the “admin” page for creating new teams and environments.  Of course, I was baffled.  Someone found a nice fix and posted on the forums:  Blank Team Project Admin page – Scrum for Team System. In my case, TFS is…

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Seeing double on Database Edition 2008 “GDR”

I had a problem where some of the data menus had duplicate entries (like the following): It happens because the VSTS 2008 Database Edition and the VSTS 2008 Database Edition GDR are both installed side by side, so you get additional menu entries.  Gert Draper posted instructions to fix this at Home of the Data…


My Experience Running the VSTS 2010 CTP under Hyper-V

The VSTS 2010 CTP uses quite a bit of horsepower, and had been really sluggish under Virtual PC or Virtual Server.  Hyper-V is a little more efficient, and I could add some of my second core to it as well, so I converted the image over.  I used Grant Holliday’s instructions for Converting VS2010 CTP…

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