TFS 2013 – Add custom swim lane to the Task Board

TFS 2013 Team Web Access (TWA) allows easy lightweight customisation to the Kanban Board (http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudioalm/archive/2013/03/05/tfs-kanban-board-swim-lane-customization-walk-through.aspx) in order to be able to add additional swim lanes without having to edit the underlying TFS process template.  However, if you want to add an additional Task status, how do you go about that and ensure that the TWA Task…

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TFS 2013 Update 4 Trend Charts

TFS 2013, the gift that just keeps giving.  With the latest Update 4, now RTM’d – see Brian Harry’s blog here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/bharry/archive/2014/11/12/news-from-connect.aspx we now have Trend Charts within TFS Web Access.  Previously to get Work Item trend reports you had to use the TFS Analysis Cube and use either the out of the box SSRS reports or…

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TF255050 TFS and Reports setup

Recently, whilst helping a customer upgrade to TFS 2013 we hit an issue configuring SQL Server Reports within the TFS Admin console.   In this particular dual tier configuration, SQL Reports was setup on a different server to the TFS databases.  Here the solution was to ensure that the account that TFS was running under was…

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Visual Studio 2013, Code Metrics and TFS Builds

So you’re using Visual Studio 2013 and running Code Metrics.  All is good in your life and you feel fulfilled.  Then you have a brainwave, wouldn’t it be great to run Code Metrics as part of your TFS build process – and even better be able to pass or fail a build depending on the…

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TFS 2013 Update 2 virtual machine issue

So, over Easter I got time to finally update a couple of my TFS 2013 VMs (both on premise and Azure) to TFS 2013 Update 2 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2927432).  I regularly use on the awesome VHDs that Brian Keller (http://blogs.msdn.com/b/briankel/archive/2013/08/02/visual-studio-2013-application-lifecycle-management-virtual-machine-and-hands-on-labs-demo-scripts.aspx) puts together for demos and therefore wanted to upgrade them.  The upgrade was a simple, just go over…

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Lock Product Backlog – TFS Web Extension

Update 20/06/2014: This extension does not work with TFS 2013 Update 2 (I will get round to fixing this), you can still use the code example as a guide however. I love TFS, particularly the new agile features that have been built into the TFS web access portal – which has now become the home…

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