Getting ready to upgrade

The RTM release of Team Foundation Server is just days away. If you installed the Beta 3 Refresh version or the RC version, you might be wondering how you’re going to upgrade to the RTM version. There are two guides available to help you do this. While both guides are available as part of the software package… Read more

Upgrading from Team Foundation Server Beta 3 Refresh to the Release to Manufacturing Version (RTM) of Team Foundation Server

Upgrading from Team Foundation Server Beta 3 Refresh to the Release to Manufacturing Version (RTM) of Team Foundation Server Introduction Upgrading from Team Foundation Server Beta 3 Refresh to Team Foundation Server RTM involves many steps that include backing up data, running utilities to update your installation, and performing some manual steps to complete the… Read more

Upgrading from Team Foundation Server Release Candidate (RC) to the Release to Manufacturing Version (RTM) of Team Foundation Server

Upgrading from Team Foundation Server Release Candidate (RC) to the Release to Manufacturing Version (RTM) of Team Foundation Server Introduction Upgrading from Team Foundation Server RC to Team Foundation Server RTM involves many steps that include backing up data, running utilities to update your installation, and performing some manual steps to complete the process. When… Read more

More About the Data Warehouse

We gave you a glimpse into the basics of the Team Foundation Data Warehouse a few posts ago, but when it comes to understanding the data warehouse, a glimpse just isn’t enough. See how the Team System data warehouse architecture plays a significant role in how your team projects get built.  …and if that’s not… Read more

Troubleshooting the Data Warehouse

This lists the following common issues that may occur when you work with the Team Foundation Server data warehouse. Data Stops Flowing from the Operational Store to the Data Warehouse Data in a Report is Outdated and Does Not Appear to Be Updated If you cannot resolve a problem after reviewing these tips and those in… Read more

Understanding the Data Warehouse Architecture

The Team Foundation reporting warehouse is a traditional data warehouse consisting of a relational database organized in an approximate star schema and an OLAP database built on top of the relational database. The following diagram shows the high-level architecture of the Team Foundation data warehouse and the relationships between the operational stores, the data warehouse,… Read more

Team Foundation Server SDK question

If you know about Team Foundation Server, then you might know there is an Extensibility Kit that ships as part of the Visual Studio 2005 SDK. I am Francis Langlois, the lead technical writer for the Team Foundation Server SDK, which is under development. In the Team Foundation Server SDK, we will take parts of the… Read more

Team Foundation Server in Workgroups and Active Directory Domains

Today we’re previewing three more topics on Team Foundation Server: Trusts and Forests Considerations for Team Foundation Server, Unsupported Domain Configurations, and updated information about Managing Team Foundation Server in a Workgroup. Thanks to Brian Rodemann for posting a question about this on the forums! As always, comments are welcome. -=Susan… Read more

Trusts and Forests Considerations for Team Foundation Server

Introduction Team Foundation Server provides a foundation for cross-group collaboration across different domains or even across different forests. You can make sure that the security and stability of the server and your domain by following some important guidelines. Optimally, the Team Foundation application tier and data tiers will be in the same domain, but connecting… Read more

Unsupported Domain Configurations

Introduction The following Active Directory domain configurations are supported domain configurations for Team Foundation Server: ·         Windows 2000 native mode ·         Windows Server 2003 domain functional level All other domain configurations are unsupported. Some specific examples of unsupported Team Foundation Server domain configurations are as follows: ·         Installation of Team Foundation Server on a server… Read more