VSTS Web Access Power Tool

Now with linkable web pages! http://blogs.msdn.com/bharry/archive/2007/11/30/vsts-web-access-power-tool-for-team-system-2008-released.aspx


Security & Perf Videos

J.D. Meier has posted a decent index of videos covering performance testing, ASP.NET 2.0, and VSTS: http://blogs.msdn.com/jmeier/archive/2007/11/22/videos-security-performance-testing-and-visual-studio-team-system.aspx  


Team System Web Access Power Tool

Details on Brian Harry’s blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/bharry/archive/2007/07/30/team-system-web-access-power-tool-available.aspx  


driving data driven unit tests with text files

A few weeks ago I was looking for a simple way to do data driven unit tests on VS 2005 using a plain text file with one entry per line as the data source.  I waded through documentation and forum posts using every search trick I know to find a solution.   Nothing jumped out at…


EWeek: "Microsoft Plays to All Developers"

Here’s an article that catches a glimpse into what makes us tick over here:http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,2106952,00.asp “We want to focus on how software development might change over the next 10 years,” Kass said. “And as corny as this sounds, I think [VSTS] is a way for us to change the world. I bought into it, and I…


TFS Power Tools Video

“Ed Hintz, development lead on the Team Foundation Server team, gave us a demo of the newly released Team Foundation Server Power Tools v1.2 . Ed demonstrates a new tool for monitoring the status and uptime of Team Foundation Server as well as a new Process Template Editor for visually customizing work item forms, workflow,…


Fixing "Service Unavailable" After TFS Installation

Just in case anyone else out there hits this issue.  A friend called me yesterday asking for help troubleshooting a TFS installation problem.  After installing TFS and “doing everything right” he still got 503 Service Unavailable messages.  I logged in and this repro’d in the TFC client and straight browser.  http://localhost/reports worked but nothing else did. …


VSTS Tip: No Late Fees on Channel 9

FYI – just got word that VSTS has its own category on Channel 9 making it easier to browse through what’s available, here are the links: VSTS All [ Web ] VSTS Videos [ Web | RSS ] VSTS Screencasts [ Web | RSS ]


VSTS Tip: Pro Visual Studio 2005 Team System Application Development

My pre-order copy of Steve Shrimpton’s “Pro Visual Studio 2005 Team System Application Development” finally arrived today – it is massive and on page 722 the author confesses “I could have made this book much longer!”  It’s at least an order of magnitude more detail than the manual that ships in the box, I am…


VSTS Tip: Pluralsight Applied VSTS Course

FYI – I just found out about this VSTS course being offered by PluralSight: “4 intensive days learning how to effectively use Team Foundation Server and how Team System can affect everyone’s day-to-day activities” http://www.pluralsight.com/courses/AppliedVSTS.aspx