Upgrade Visual SourceSafe Today!

  Make the move to Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010 With modern features like state-of-the-art version control, integrated bug tracking and flexible build automation, Team Foundation Server 2010 ensures the delivery of quality software faster. Below you’ll find all the tools and information to help you upgrade from Visual SourceSafe to Team Foundation Server…

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Hyper-V Remote Administration from Windows 7?

As you may know from this earlier post, I admin my multiple TFS Virtual PCs (which run on Hyper-V) from a Vista PC. Well last week I replaced that Vista PC with a Windows 7 Enterprise one. I tried to install the Hyper-V Remote Management Update for Windows Vista on my new Windows 7 PC…

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SSL on TFS 2008 + Windows Server 2008 + IIS 7

MSDN has long had a document on Setting up Team Foundation Server to Require HTTPS and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). It is geared specifically to Windows Server 2003 and IIS 6 though, as the OS and IIS platforms. Ruidong Li (a senior support engineer on our TFS config support team) went through that document recently…

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Problems configuring TFS 2010 when resource has underscore (_) in name

A user of TFS 2010 recently reported a problem when configuring it after the installed had laid down the bits. Seems they had installed SQL 2008 to a instance named “TFS_BETA”. They then ran the configuration wizard of TFS 2010 and selected the custom configuration. Almost immediately they were presented with this error: ————————————- Team…

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A few notes on PROXY and Team Foundation Server

Last week saw a couple interesting requests and references around TFS and proxy. I thought I’d share… 1. Augusto Alvarez has a nice post over on his BLOG that details Publishing Team Foundation Server 2005 (Single-Server Mode) with ISA Server 2006. It also works for 2008. If you’re trying to do the same, Augusto’s steps…

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TFS 2005 to 2008 Upgrade Best Practices… and some for VSTSWA 2008 as well

The following post come from Vimal Thiagaraj (VIM), a member of our TFS setup and install team. Vim provides us today with a best practices document for upgrading from TFS 2005 to TFS 2008 SP1, and for upgrading\installing VSTSWA (TFS web access) 2008 SP1 as well. -Trev   1. Make full backups of the following…

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“Synchronization Engine has Crashed” error when migrating work items using the TFS to TFS Migration Tool

Today’s post comes from Brett Keown. As they worked on a supported issue together, Brett and a recent customer also had the opportunity to speak about the CodePlex “TFS to TFS Migration Tool”. The TFS to TFS Migration Tool is not supported by Microsoft CSS, and Brett did not help the customer with it’s usage,…

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TFS 2008 Reports Fix (for issues when using SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services) Released Publically

  http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/KB969210   As promised some time ago, we have now put this fix up for public consumption. You no longer need to contact Microsoft support in order to acquire this fix. We have also included localized copies of the fixed reports with this release, including versions in Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, German, English, Spanish,…

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BLOGS! BLOOOOGS! Get your BLOGS here!!

There are a lot of BLOGs at Microsoft. Just finding them all can be a challenge, let alone filtering them down to a nice list from which to pick your favorites and those most relevant to you. BlogMS attempts to help you in that. Described as a directory featuring “242 blogs and essential resources in…

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Users of MOSS 2007 – Watch out for SP2 “trial version reset” issue

If you us Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 with your TF server and have applied the recently released Service Pack 2 to it, chances are that the MOSS server now thinks it is a 180 day trial version, and in 180 days client access will be denied. This issue is caused by the MOSS 2007…

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