Tag Archives: Visual Studio

Start with Visual Studio Release Management vNext–VS RM for Dummies

Team Foundation Server 2013 Update 3 came with Visual Studio Release Management vNext. vNext is, next to the deployments with agents, another way of doing deployments with VSRM. The most important thing in vNext is that you can do deployments to machines, without having to install an agent. This is because VSRM vNext uses Powershell […]

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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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A practical guide for dealing with capacikill in TFS

Capacikill? What the … is that? Actually it is a word I made up. To be honest it was a colleague who talked about capacity in a noisy room and I thought I heard him say it. I understood capacikill and the word had a meaning to me right away. As you can obviously see, […]

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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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Changing the Available work Items in Visual Studio 2012

Visual Studio 2012 drastically changed the Team Explorer. Not only the UI Changed a lot. Also the way of working within Team Explorer changed. Team Explorer now has the notion of a “My Work” tab, that displays all relevant information to you. It displays In progress Work Items, Available Work Items, Allows you to Request […]

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What If…You delete a work item field ?

Recently I was doing some work on Work Items. I had to remove a field from a Work Item and wondered what would happen with History etc.. In this blog post I describe the things that happen if you delete a field from a Work Item Type Definition. For this post I added a Field […]

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The road to Visual Studio ALM MVP

Yesterday (on the tricky date April 1st) I received an email from Microsoft. It started with: “Congratulations! We are pleased to present you with the 2012 Microsoft® MVP Award! This award is given to exceptional technical community leaders who actively share their high quality, real world expertise with others. We appreciate your outstanding contributions in […]

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Distributing Work Items Queries to others via mail

When working with work items, sometimes it is useful to send the results of a work item query to other people. Even people from outside of your development team. For example the customer wants to know the status of his bugs and does not have access to your systems. In this case you can use […]

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Twitter Summary of the Future of Visual Studio ALM @ TechEd US

Yesterday I was looking the video of TechEd US. The Future of Microsoft Visual Studio Application Lifecycle Management. This session of Cameron Skinner gives a really nice overview of the new features that are coming up in Visual Studio vNext. During the session I twittered some things that eventually give a nice summary of what […]

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Connect older Visual Studio to TFS 2010 (VS 2005 & VS 2008)

It is certainly possible to connect older Visual Studio clients to TFS 2010. Most of the functionality just works. In order to make it work you need a compatibility update. The updates can be found here: VS2008 http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=cf13ea45-d17b-4edc-8e6c-6c5b208ec54d&displaylang=en VS2005 http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=22215e4c-af6f-4e2f-96df-20e94d762689&displaylang=en Beware !: SP1 (both VS2008 and VS2005) is needed for this update. Make sure SP1 […]

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