Error when we upload a Visio document to Team foundation server: ‘ ‘, hexadecimal value 0x11, is an invalid character. Line xxx, position xx.

In the recent days I came across a customer who had some old .VSD files (made of version 5 or older) when we try to upload this to document library in SharePoint using visual studio team explorer we have received the following error, and the documents folder under the project is red check marked, whereas…


Team Explorer Everywhere – SP1 available

Team Explorer Everywhere  SP1 – the plugin that allows connectivity to Team Foundation Server from third party development environmen (Eclipse , IBM Rational Application Developer, etc,..) is not available. For more details on the release please check Bharry’s blog The download is available at: Posted by: Arun Ramalingam


TFS installation and Error 28805

Here is a list of possible 28805 errors and fixes that worked wonders for us. This particular exception is thrown while configuring reporting services for use with Team Foundation Server. Please keep visiting this page for updates. Exception / Log snippet Solution Error 28805.The setup program cannot complete the request to the server that is…


TFS 2010: After an upgrade to TFS 2010, labels are missing items, or merge relationships are missing

There had been instances where after upgrading from TFS 2005 /2008 to TFS 2010 there were Labels missing items or Merge relationships. This issue is addressed by a Hotfix and the information is available here: For more on this issue, please visit Brian Harry’s blog: Important: 1) If you are yet to Upgrade…


TFS2008: Warehouse processing fails “OLE DB error: OLE DB or ODBC error: Cannot open database "TfsWarehouse" requested by the login”

OLE DB error: OLE DB or ODBC error: Cannot open database “TfsWarehouse” requested by the login. The login failed.; 42000. Error while processing TfsWarehouse cube Here is a crisp post by our colleague Vimal, I figured this issue while working with a customer. He kept receiving the Warehouse not processed error while browsing the TFS…


TFS 2010: In-Place upgrade of TFS 2005 to TFS 2010

Upgrade: TFS 2005 to TFS 2010 This document details step by step procedure to upgrade a TFS 2005 single server instance to a TFS 2010 (RC) single server instance with Reports and SharePoint. Environment details: TFS 2005 environment (Source server) Windows 2003 SP2, TFS 2005 with SP1, SQL 2005 RTM or later, WSS 2.0 SP2…


TFS 2010: A quick peek on TFS 2008 to TFS 2010 upgrade (Migration upgrade)

Upgrade: TFS 2008 to TFS 2010 The TFS install guide has instructions to both (in place and migration) types of upgrades possible in TFS 2010. While most of you would like to go for a Migration upgrade, simply for the reason that you can have both the TFS 2008 and upgraded TFS 2010 environments available…


TFS 2010 RTM out soon !

With Visual Studio 2010 release round the corner, here are some links that might interest you. While most of these links are from other blogs and sources, I have put together an overview of some changes that are essential to know. To start with: Installation, made easy! Yes, with TFS 2010 the installation is simple…