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Trigger a vNext release template from a build definition throws Http Error 500

Last week I was busy with some work on a vNext Release template. When my release worked I wanted to trigger that release from my build definition. Where as in the agent-based Release Management it was a matter of checking a checkbox and using a different Build Template that triggers this release, in the vNext […]

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Making a Work Item Read Only when it has a certain state

I am busy at a customer with implementing some security rules on work items. As you might or moght not know the work item security is quite limited. My scenario is as follows: Only users in group XYZ kan make a state transition from [Draft] to [Approved] When the item is in the state [Approved] […]

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Create a Trend chart in Visual Studio Online

As you might have noticed from some of my previous posts on this blog, I really like reports. I wrote about how to customize them (here, here and here), how you should use them in your ALM implementation and how to use PowerPivot to your advantage. When you read these posts, you probably will not […]

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Download Visual Studio Web Installers as a complete package

When you download Visual Studio, Team Foundation Server, Team Explorer etc. from the public Microsoft site you always get a small Web installer. Surely enough this does not contain al files, so when you click it, it starts downloading the remaining Gigabytes. This is nasty sometimes when you are at a server with slow connection […]

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Use Visual Studio as your Diff and Merging Tool for local files

Probably you are familiar with the Diff tool that Visual Studio provides when doing Source Control. When comparing two files from Source Control Explorer or the Solution Explorer you get this nice tool that shows a nice visual compare of two files. You can choose 2 local files, a source control file and a local […]

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Hidden Gems in TFS–Part 10 Editing multiple work items at the same time (Bulk Edit) Updated for TFS 2012

In this series of blog posts I like to highlight some features of TFS/Visual Studio that people seem to overlook. In my day to day job I often see that people don’t know about certain feature that are available in Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio or some of the Powertools. Some features are available as […]

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Keep track of your Team Projects Process Template Version

The company I work for (Delta-N), is a service company. We built software for various customers and we do so by means of projects. It should not surprise you that we maintain all our development projects in Team Foundation Server and, since we use TFS since the first version (TFS 2005), we do have a […]

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Hidden Gems in TFS–Part 6 Managing workspaces in TFS with Workspace templates

In this series of blog posts I like to highlight some features of TFS/Visual Studio that people seem to overlook. In my day to day job I often see that people don’t know about certain feature that are available in Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio or some of the Powertools. Some features are available as […]

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Hidden Gems in TFS–Part 5 Handling alerts and notifications

In this series of blog posts I like to highlight some features of TFS/Visual Studio that people seem to overlook. In my day to day job I often see that people don’t know about certain feature that are available in Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio or some of the Powertools. Some features are available as […]

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Hidden Gems in TFS–Part 4 Finding status in Source Control

In this series of blog posts I like to highlight some features of TFS/Visual Studio that people seem to overlook. In my day to day job I often see that people don’t know about certain feature that are available in Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio or some of the Powertools. Some features are available as […]

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