Create a Remaining vs Completed Work report using TFS, SQL Analysis Services, and Excel

If you use the MSF Agile process template, you can leverage the Remaining Work and Completed Work fields defined in the Task work items.   I will show you how to create a report in Excel that shows Remaining Work and Completed Work values changing over time. The hope is that your project shows Remaining…

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VSIP Product Load Keys

I went through the process to request and install VSIP PLK’s for the Process Editor Tool. The tool actually needs two PLKs: one for the Process Editor VS Package and another for the Work Item Type Editor VS Package.  Please note that the new instructions for requesting a PLK are considerably different from the old…

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Microsoft Visual Studio Team System Process Editor

As I mentioned in my previous posting,  the Microsoft Visual Team System Process Editor was based on the ImagiNets Work Item Editor tool. The tool was originally a standalone application, but with Alan Wills’ help, we integrated the tool into Visual Studio as a VS Package. We also replaced the work item workflow editor with a…

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Helping improve Microsoft Solutions Framework

I’ve been working with the Microsoft Solutions Framework team since July 2006. We’ve been working on three main fronts:   Adding DB Pro content to both MSF CMMI and Agile process guidance: The DB Pro team has done some awesome work especially with regards to database unit testing. The new MSF guidance content will help…

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