Accessing TFS 2010 from VS2008

In order to access the new Team Foundation Server 2010 from your current Team Explorer 2008 you will need to install the Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1. Several customers were complaining that even with the service pack installed they couldn’t manage to connect. The problem is the order of the installation. For many customers,…

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MSF Agile planning - The storyboard without TFS

Not all our customers will have a TFS implementation ready to go when we try to implement some agile procedures. This has limited some consultants that have been trained to implement MSF agile using our tool only. The good news is that there are some pragmatic ways to organize tasks and keep the communication open…

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MSF Agile and service packs management

Not a while ago, a customer asked me about how to incorporate the service packs and hot fixes to the agile development process, this triggered an interesting debate about the importance of a QA and release manager. The UAT environment always must reflect the live environment, this means that the automatic updates should be off (or…

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