Redirecting TFS Command Output to Files

Today I discovered that you can redirect the output of Team Foundation Service’s tf.exe command to a file.  I thought that because it displayed dialog boxes as the results of commands that you couldn’t redirect its output to files.  However, commands such as tf history will do just that when you specify redirection, such as:…

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Administering Team Foundation Service (on the web, not on-premise)

If you are using Team Foundation Service (i.e. in the cloud, not our on-premise Team Foundation Server), finding the administration pages from the web site can be a bit tricky if you don’t know where to look. Log into your TFS account.  If you don’t have one, you can sign up at http://tfs.visualstudio.com.  In the…

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Solved: The working folder is already in use by the workspace

When trying to map a local folder to a TFS server as a different user than the one under which I was logged in, I kept getting the message: The working folder is already in use by the workspace [workspace name];[owner] on computer [tfs server]. I was finally able to map the folder by first deleting…

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TFS Quick Tip: Cloaking

In the Source Control Explorer in VS2010 or VS2012, you can cloak any folder in the source tree that want to recursively excluded from “Get Latest Version” operations.  Just right-click on the folder, select “Advanced” and “Cloak…”.  VS2010/2012 will even delete all the local files and folders for those that are checked in; this means you…

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