Tag Archives: ALM

SDN Talk – Continuous Delivery with 2012

At this year’s SDN event I talked about Continuous Delivery with Team Foundation Server 2012.   My slidedeck is available for download at http://wp.me/aYgWl-8h. Thanks for attending! Advertisements

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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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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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Using WorkItemTrackingCacheRoot in your web.config files

I frequently build custom tooling against the TFS API. Sometimes Windows Applications but most of the time I build Web Applications. When building Web Applications it is no secret that your application runs under the credentials of the application pool. When accessing work items via TFS API from your web application you can get the […]

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Lessons learned in upgrading my TFS 2010 Build templates to TFS 2012

Awaiting the Visual Studio 2012 Launch I am preparing our builds to work on TFS 2012. In my previous post I described that I updated the references and imported some namespaces and then everything worked! Because there were some issues with our current builds, I decided to restructure our build since I am already working […]

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Upgrading your Custom Build Template to TFS 2012

In the past years I have been quite busy with customizing the build for both my own and also custom organizations. Today I was experimenting with the build definitions on my TFS 2012 Release Candidate installation. I attached a TFS 2010 Team Project Collection to my TFS 2012 Server as my first step and this […]

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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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Error when copying Build Template “The type ‘TfsBuild.Process’ already contains a definition for…”

I do quite a lot of Build customizations and usually I create a new Build Template for each type of Build I want to do. You can choose to copy the file in the Build Definition Editor or you can just Copy/Paste the file in Windows Explorer. The advantage of the editor is that it […]

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