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Changing the product backlog in TFS 2012

Recently I was at a customer who used the MSF for Agile Software Development template in Team Foundation Server 2012. As he was doing Scrum with this template he had the need to show Bugs in the Product Backlog view as well. Just like User Stories he wanted to plan bugs in a specific sprint. […]

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Moving source from one TFS to another

A while ago somebody asked me for an easy way to move source from one TFS to another. He struggled with that, because TFS kept asking for the old server. Even when he removed all the *.vssscc files and unbinded the solution with [Change Source Control] the old server popped up again and again. I […]

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Audit Trail on TFS Source Control.

Today I got the question if I could see when a person did a Get Latest Version on TFS Source Control. Check-ins are easily found in the Source Control History but Get Latest Versions are not in the history. After some searching I found the tbl_Command in the TFS Collection Database.This contains all actions that […]

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Reparent of a TFS Source Controlled Branch. Why and How !

When I first looked at the Source Control Explorer in TFS 2012, the thing I noticed first was the introduction of the “Reparent” Menu option in the context menu. I know that this is not new, It was there in Visual Studio 2010 as well only it was hidden away deep down in the file […]

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TFS Source Control 2012–Workspaces Part 2

As promised in my previous post, in this post I will tell a little bit more about workspaces. When creating a new workspace (and I explained why you need to do that in my previous post) or editing an existing one, the dialog pops up. In 2012 it shows a small one. Press the “Advanced” […]

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TFS Source Control 2012–Workspaces Part 1

Source Control is one of the oldest parts of Team Foundation Server and probably the most used one as well. Every version of Source Control introduced some new functionality. A short historical overview of the key adjustments TFS 2005 brought the first version. SQL Server based version control as a successor of SourceSafe TFS 2008 […]

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Want to implement an ALM process? Focus on the output!

Want to implement an ALM process? Focus on the output! In my previous article “Implement TFS or ALM? Same or different?” , I talked about the differences between an ALM implementation and a TFS Implementation. Today I like to talk about the change process that is involved when an ALM process is being implemented. I […]

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How to deal with generic libraries in TFS

Last year I wrote an article about how to deal with generic libraries in TFS for a Dutch Magazine called Dot Net Magazine. This article was published in both the online as printed magazine. The online magazine has moved to another site and this article is now published on the be-init site. It can be […]

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Implement TFS or ALM? Same or different?

Introduction The answer to the question in the title probably varies from person to person. Some people will say that an implementation of Team Foundation Server (TFS) automatically implies an implementation of Application Lifecycle Management (ALM). Other people will say that this is not the case and you don’t get ALM by implementing TFS. I […]

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Using Custom Reports in TFS: Part 3 – How to set up my reporting environment and structure

This post is part of the series Using Custom Reports in TFS. The posts are more or less built on top of each other. Please read the earlier posts for a better understanding. Earlier in this series: Introduction in TFS Data What tools can I use to present some data? How to set up my […]

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