Customizing Check-in Actions in your Process Template

In my last post, I told users about a client side hack that we added to change the default check-in action from “Resolve” to “Associate”.  Most of the time I’ve heard questions about this, it is because a team has customized their process template to no longer include the Resolve state or adopted a template…

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How To: Make “Associate” the default action for work items

I’ve heard this one a lot lately from many people, so I felt it was time to share more broadly.  While there is no way to do this in the UI in TFS 2010, there is a registry key that we added late in our release cycle to allow users to configure the default work…

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TFS Integration Tools Released on Visual Studio Gallery

Over the weekend, our team released the first fully supported version of the Team Foundation Server Integration Tools.  This suite of tools has been developed by the TFS product group with help from the Visual Studio ALM Rangers to provide a comprehensive package to help teams that are migrating from 3rd party ALM tools to…

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Tips when creating a workspace

I’ve been working with our content team to help publish some guidance on MSDN around using workspaces.  To date, it has been one of the biggest points of confusion for users that are new to TFS, so we made a point to create new topics with those points of confusion in mind.  While we’re still…

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How do I find the history for a renamed folder in TFS 2010?

I came across this question while responding to some customer suggestions, so I thought I should make the answer easy to find should others be wondering the same thing… In the UI, history of folders is recursive – always.  This is because most of the time, users care about the history of the contents of…

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Version Control 2010 Upgrade Hotfix Published

Recently, I blogged about an issue in the TFS 2010 upgrade that affected the contents of labels and merge relationships.  If you have not yet upgraded to TFS 2010, the hotfix is now available and is highly recommended to be applied before configuring your team project collections.  The hotfix has been published on MSDN Code…

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Version Control Upgrade KB Article Published

Today we published a KB article for a recently discovered issue when upgrading from TFS 2005/2008 to TFS 2010.  This issue exhibits symptoms in both merge and labels – from the KB: Labels that were created before the upgrade are entirely empty.  Labels could be also have incorrect contents. The merge wizard in Visual Studio…

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TFS 2010 File Corruption KB Article Published

Recently, we published a KB article that is related to files being downloaded from version control with the incorrect contents.  The symptoms from the article: After restoring a Team Project Collection (TPC) from a backup, files downloaded from Team Foundation Server through version control operations may have incorrect contents. An example of this is that…

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Branching by Label in TFS 2010

Several people have noticed that in TFS 2010 the option to branch by label in the UI is no longer present, so I wanted to put up a short post on the subject until we have a chance to fix this (which will hopefully be very near RTM).  This change was the result of multiple…

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