WI customization: how to allow field editions at specific states

May 31, 2009 | By | No Comments

I came across the following work item rule request for which the implementation is not so straight forward for those unfamiliar with tfs work item customization. The request is to “have a "Resolution" field on our Bug work item that is used by developers to describe the changes made to resolve the issue.  We’d like this field to be read-only for all states until the dev …

“If there is no struggle, there is no progress” Frederick Douglass

May 28, 2009 | By | No Comments

Obviously Douglass’s quote refers to a more sinister theme, but it does apply to what we experience on a day to day basis, indeed his quote holds true for us as individuals, as team members and furthermore as employees of organizations (and I could keep going). In order to advance, we have to force ourselves to change; in fact, we have to embrace change, as struggling …

Need to do more with less? Need to cut costs? Yes but…

May 21, 2009 | By | No Comments

Before you start restructuring, remember to ask yourself the 5 W (and one H) questions (who, why, what, where, when, how)…And what better way to answer those questions than to measure! Thomas Davenport said it, « A new breed of company have dominated their fields by deploying industrial-strength analytics across a wide variety of activities. In essence, they are transforming their organizations into armies of killer …

How to manage work item definitions that have different global list names per team project.

May 20, 2009 | By | No Comments

Hi, lately I had been doing work item customization on work item types that exist within multiple team projects (in my case the bug work item). The work item is still using the Integration Build field (you may also be using the Found In (Microsoft.VSTS.Build.FoundIn) field) which team build updates upon each successful build. When you use Team Build the first time within a team project, …

Applying development best practices around MOSS and VSTS with TFS

May 14, 2009 | By | No Comments

Want to better understand how to leverage Visual Studio Team System and Team Foundation Server for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server development, while complying to Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) best practices? Follow this link (from the Enterprise Developer Conference last week in NYC): Link to the video or come see us at our next VSTS User Groupon May 26!

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May 13, 2009 | By | No Comments

While setting up Visual Studio Team System (VSTS) virtual machines (VM) for our demos or customization projects one of our requirements is to be able to run the VM while not connected to a physical network. We therefore have a tendency to use the Microsoft Loopback Adapter as one of the network adapters and configure Internet Connection Sharing to provide Internet access when connected to a …

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