tfignore usage in Team Foundation Server

Deepak Kumar Mishra, Support Engineer, EMEA TFS Team wants to share his experience on the usage of tfignore feature in TFS which  will definitely help users who want to implement the tfignore feature in TFS. Tfignore is a feature available in TFS which helps in excluding and including files and file types based on project…

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Running parallel builds in msbuild using Team Foundation Server 2015 V-next Builds

Deepak Kumar Mishra, Support Engineer, EMEA TFS Team, brings this knowledge experience while working with one of his customers and this important piece of information might help a lot of users who wish to run parallel builds in msbuild using TFS 2015 V-next builds . Issue: Running parallel builds in msbuild using TFS 2015 V-nextBuilds Troubleshooting: While…

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Team Foundation Server 2015 Update1 issue with default agent pool in V-next builds

Deepak Kumar Mishra, Support Engineer, EMEA TFS team brings this known issue in TFS 2015 Update 1 with the v-next build system. Details follow: ISSUE: When we enable or disable Auto-Provision Queues in Default agent pool in TFS 2015 Update 1, we get the following error. I created a new Agent pool and also a new agent…

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Team Foundation Server 2015 V-next build hangs and does not start

Deepak Kumar Mishra, Support Engineer, EMEA TFS Team, brings this knowledge experience while working with one of his customers on TFS 2015 V-next builds which might help a lot of users save their precious time. Issue: TFS V-next build hangs and does not start and we get stuck in the following screen:  On troubleshooting I found the…

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Issues in opening customized work item from team system web access in team foundation server

There was another long running interesting issue of one of my customers which I was able to fix today, where we were not able to open customized work items from team system web access and were getting the following error message:  Exception Message: Error during serialization or deserialization using the JSON JavaScriptSerializer. The length of…

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How to troubleshoot slow performance issue in team foundation server using SQL Profiler

Nitish Nagpal, Support Escalation Engineer, brings another amazing write up while troubleshooting performance issue in sql using profiler with sql team and this is what he wrote based on his experience, Read on!! When to use SQL Trace Deciding when to use SQL Trace depends on the specific goals and requirements for the environment that…

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Client add-in Capture Trace

Copy the following contents to a config file and name it as Excel.Exe.Config (for TFS Excel Add-In) or WinProj.exe.config (for TFS Project Add-in), or Powerpnt.exe.config (for TFS PowerPoint Add-In).  <?xml version =”1.0″?>  <configuration>    <system.diagnostics>      <trace autoflush=”true” indentsize=”4″>        <listeners>          <add name=”myListener” type=”System.Diagnostics.TextWriterTraceListener“           initializeData=”c:\Logs\Excel.log” />        </listeners>      </trace>      <switches>       …

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How to capture traffic (when applicable) from TFS Add-in, PSI extension, and TFSADMIN.EXE

Nitish Nagpal, Support Escalation Engineer, brings another amazing write up on capturing traffic from TFS Add-in, PSI extension, and TFSADMIN.EXE We want to capture traffic (when applicable) from TFS Add-in, PSI extension, and TFSADMIN.EXE .     On TFS box where you run the registerPWA command, modify tfsadmin.exe.config file with below content added after making a backup…

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Mapping/Unmapping Command for Team Foundation Server and Project Server Integration

  From a Developer command prompt with the right credentials:    tfsadminprojectServer /RegisterPwa /pwa:http://<PWA_URL> /tfs:<TFS_URL>    Registering PWA <PWA_URL>    ……………………………………………  You have successfully registered PWA <PWA_URL>.    Wait a few minutes before running another provisioning command while background processes complete.    tfsadminprojectServer /GetRegisteredPwa /tfs:<TFS_URL>    The following PWA instances are registered:    <PWA_URL_1>    …

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Creating reports against the relational database is now officially supported in Team Foundation Server

Came to know about this while working for one of my customers. Please note that Creating reports against the relational database is now officially supported. In general, you will want to use the Analysis Services cube for historical reports, or reports that require segmenting multiple parameters of aggregate data. The cube is the best choice…

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