Customization and configuration in VS ALM

With Visual Studio ALM and TFS, you gain access to a wealth of tools, many of which you configure or can customize. Common areas that team’s customize include team alerts, team home page, shared queries, and test platforms. For on-premises deployments, you can also add fields, customize work item types (WITs), and Agile planning tools. … Read more

TF255356: Known Issue with Configuring TFS 2013 RTM Express and Basic

This post is to report a known issue with configuration in Team Foundation Server 2013 RTM.  The issue is specific to configuring TFS Basic, Express, or Upgrade on a machine with SQL Express 2008 R2 SP1 or SP2 installed.  There is a workaround, which is outlined below.   Description If you try to configure TFS 2013 RTM (Basic,… Read more

TFS Update 2 Offers Settings Preservation for In-Place Upgrades

UPDATE: Beginning with TFS 2012 Update 3, we will preserve your settings in the AT-Only wizard too.  Build settings will also be preserved when upgrading Build servers.  This functionality is built into a pop-up on the first page of the Build wizard that asks if you would like to restore your previous settings (click yes). … Read more