Now Available: Microsoft Code Sample Request Service

The Microsoft All-In-One Code Framework team recently announced an innovative “FREE” code sample request service for customers. This service is a proactive way for our developer community to obtain code samples for certain programming tasks directly from Microsoft. Our goal is to alleviate the frustration felt by developers. Developers are encouraged to submit code sample…

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Visual Studio improves Help Viewer for Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1

The Visual Studio “Help” team received significant feedback requesting a Help experience that is more familiar to what shipped in previous versions of Visual Studio. Therefore, for Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1), they have been working hard to develop an offline client Help viewer that is similar in some ways to the Document…

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Need your feedback on revised MSDN Library topic: "Extending Visual Studio Application Lifecycle Management"

Allen Clark, the topic’s author, needs your help in evaluating how well our content improvements work for you: "I’ve been working on streamlining some content in an effort to make it easier for you to get the information that you need. The first place I did this was in the Team Foundation SDK, in Extending…

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New Team Explorer Everywhere Released

FYI – We just released a new version of Team Explorer Everywhere! You can read about it here, and download it here. We are eager to get feedback from everyone. If you use Team Explorer Everywhere then we would love it if you could give the release a try; we think this is our best…

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TFS 2010 Re-released

A few weeks ago I wrote a post about the need for a HOTFIX when upgrading to TFS 2010 from 05\08. A few days ago we re-released TFS 2010 because of this issue. To quote Brian Harry: “The severity of the issue is bad enough that we decided to re-release all TFS images so that…

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Upgrading to TFS 2010? You need this HOTFIX.

  If you are in the process of upgrading to TFS 2010 from any earlier version, please be aware of this HOTFIX: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2135068 It is a very specific HOTFIX in that it needs to be applied *after* your upgrade to 2010 is complete (i.e., you’ve uninstalled  2005\08 and installed the 2010 bits), but *before* you…

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Microsoft Visual Studio Scrum 1.0 TFS Process Template has released

  Yesterday we posted our first version of Microsoft Visual Studio Scrum 1.0!  You can download the template from the Visual Studio Gallery here. It was designed to be used with TFS 2010 only (uses hierarchical work items, and specific link types which only surface in 2010). Scrum is an iterative, incremental framework for project…

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Error during upgrade to TFS 2010: System.Data.SqlTypes.SqlNullValueException: Data is Null. This method or property cannot be called on Null values.

  Worked a case recently where the customer was upgrading to TFS 2010 (from 08). During the upgrade – the last part specifically when the new project collection was being created – we received an error with these details (taken from the log): [Info   @01:09:58.712] [2010-06-26 00:55:29Z][Informational] Database name: DefaultCollection [Info   @01:09:58.712] [2010-06-26 00:55:29Z] Servicing…

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Build, WIT, and SCC failure after configuring TFS 2008 for SSL

  Today my certificate expired on one of my SSL TF servers. I decided to become my own certificate authority so I went through the process of installing the certificate authority, creating a request from IIS on the TF server, etc. I put the cert on all the web sites, set up SSRS and WSS…

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