8 Tips For Doing Ad Hoc Tech Support via Twitter

I do a lot of ad hoc technical support for Team Foundation Server via Twitter (follow me at @JasonBarile).  As a Test Manager, I love interacting with customers directly, and I often find that Twitter is a great source for finding issues people get frustrated about but don’t necessarily get blocked by or get upset…

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Some Benefits of “Checkout” in TFS Version Control

One of the more common points of confusion around TFS source control is the checkout model.  This typically comes from users who are more familiar with the checkout-less model (e.g. Subversion).  I acknowledge the TFS approach is a different model, and there are certain advantages and disadvantages to each approach. For single users or very…

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How to undo a pending change in a workspace you no longer have

Not that it’s a huge deal to have stale workspaces lying around, but if you’ve ever wondered how to undo a pending change on a workspace you no longer have (e.g. if you repaved your computer to install Windows 7 and didn’t delete your TFS workspaces first), here’s how to do it: 1. Fire up…

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How to connect to a TFS 2010 server from a 2008 Team Explorer client

In TFS 2010, we’ve added a new organizational concept called Team Project Collections.  This abstraction helps with flexibility in administration scenarios.  One TFS 2010 server can host multiple collections of Team Projects.  When you’re connecting to a TFS 2010 server, think of a collection as a logical server.  That is, with TFS 2010 you’ll connect…

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