TFS2010: What happens to subscriptions after an upgrade?

Both TFS2008 and TFS2010 allow users to create subscriptions to events. These can be Work Item events, CheckIn events and others. They are created via the ‘Project Alerts’ option in Team Explorer or Web Access, or the ‘Alerts’ feature in the Team Foundation Power Tools.  An administrator can also run bissubscribe.exe on the Application Tier…


TFS2010: Object Model API changes after Beta 2

Update: You should read this post in conjunction with Taylor’s blog post: Introducing the TfsConnection, TfsConfigurationServer and TfsTeamProjectCollection Classes  Based on feedback that we received both internally and externally we decided to make a rather significant change to the TFS client object model.  This change centers around the TeamFoundationServer, TeamFoundationApplicationInstance and TeamFoundationServerBase classes and their…


TFS2010: Older clients not able to connect

When the Forward Compatibility GDR for Visual Studio 2008 shipped, a change was made to the Team Foundation Server 2010 code that blocks incompatible clients. That means that after TFS2010 beta2, clients that don’t have a forward-compatible patch installed, won’t be able to connect.  For more information on what features will & won’t be available,…


Multi-threaded robocopy for faster copies

Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 include an updated version of Robocopy that includes a multi-threaded copy feature. /MT[:n] :: Do multi-threaded copies with n threads (default 8). I’ve been using this for a while now and I’ve been seeing excellent results. Be careful with who you share a switch with though – I…


TFS2010: Troubleshooting SharePoint Dashboards data source problems

In the TFS 2010 release, if you have the Enterprise features of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) configured (i.e. Single Sign-On and Excel Services), then you can make TFS Excel Reports available to your users via a web site.  This is very compelling since Excel makes PivotTables and PivotCharts easy to use and for users…