Getting Started with TFS Hosting from DiscountASP.NET

With the recent reorganization of SPLA prices for Team Foundation Server, there’s been some new offerings in the Hosted TFS space. I’ve blogged about other TFS hosting services in the past and there’s a list of the companies that provide TFS hosting services here. Now there’s a new player in the hosted Team Foundation Server…


TFS2010: Public Workspaces

Public Workspaces is a feature that we built last year mainly for our internal build lab customers. Before TFS2010, if one user tries to use a workspace that belongs to another user on the same machine, they will receive an error message: No workspace matching *;SecondUser on computer COMPUTER found in Team Foundation Server http://tfsserver:8080….


VSTS Pioneer TFS2010 Dogfood Server: Statistics September 2009

(See this summary on the VSTS Pioneer dogfood server and all the other posts.) September was a busy month for dogfooding TFS – all of the VSTS team were completely moved across and on 9/17 we upgraded to an almost final TFS2010 Beta 2 build. Here are the numbers from the end of September: Recent…


VSTS Pioneer TFS2010 Dogfood Server: Statistics August 2009

(This blog post is part of a series of posts on the new VSTS Pioneer TFS dogfood server.) Everybody loves statistics, so here are the statistics for the first month on the VSTS Pioneer server. Recent Users: 415 Work Item Tracking Users with Assigned Work Items: 2,454 Work Items: 111,319 Areas & Iterations: 2,811 Work…


What’s the difference between tf workspace /delete and tf workspaces /remove?

Today I needed to delete multiple workspaces. There are two separate commands for dealing with workspaces. The first is the “tf workspaces” command: tf workspaces /remove:(*|workspace1[,workspace2,…]) /server:(*|server) The second is the “tf workspace” command: tf workspace /delete [/server:servername] workspacename[;workspaceowner] You might think that because the first command takes multiple items as parameters, it’s does “bulk…


Book Review of Team Foundation Server 2008 in Action

Earlier in the year I was contacted by Manning Publications to participate in the Manning Early Access Program (MEAP). They provided me with an unedited draft of a new book “Team Foundation Server 2008 in Action” (ISBN 1933988592) by Jamil Azher and asked me as a TFS subject matter expert to post a review to…