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TFS to VSO Upgrade Made Easy

February 13, 2015 | By | No Comments

Since Microsoft released Visual Studio Online (VSO), the cloud version of Team Foundation Server (TFS), there has been a lot discussions about migrating on-premises versions of TFS to VSO. With the release of  OpsHub Visual Studio Online Migration Utility, going from TFS to VSO couldn’t be easier. Some background about this tool first. This tool is strictly designed to go from TFS to VSO. It migrates …

Can ONE Team Project Collection idea work for large enterprises?

September 3, 2013 | By | No Comments

I guess you would have noticed TFS Internal usage statistics in the VS ALM blog. If not, here is the link http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudioalm/archive/2013/08/20/tfs-internal-usage-statistics-1st-half-cy-2013.aspx The reason I’m writing this post now is to share some interesting readings from the article and coincidently those seem to answer a lot of guesstimated limitations/questions with real data from a large enterprise J So, the question that is being asked fairly often: …

Migrate SVN to TFS, its free ..

August 10, 2013 | By | No Comments

Is there is any tool to migrate Subversion/SVN to TFS? Answer is yes, there are several tools out there but you got to pay Is there a free tool to migrate SVN code with full history onto TFS? So far, the answer has been No or Yes, but not easy …we can use the TFS Integrator (Alpha build) but …it needs a lot of effort. And …

How to track TFS Warehouse Rebuild process

April 2, 2013 | By | No Comments

Warehouse rebuild is one of the common practices during upgrades. Recently, we upgraded one of our customers from TFS 2010 à TFS 2012 and it wasn’t an inplace upgrade. New DB environment is ready, detached current DB backups have been moved to the new server and upgrade takes place. Collection DBs have been upgraded. Now, we are at a point to rebuild Warehouse and Analysis database. …

VSS to TFS upgrade made easy

November 14, 2012 | By | No Comments

Download the latest VSS upgrade tool from visual studio gallery. This utility alleviates VSS to TFS migration pain to some great extent.. one of the best improvements seem to be this utility can be installed and used from a machine where we don’t have VSS setup. VSSConverter.exe (previous tool) expects VSS2005 installed on the machine due to some runtime dependencies. Here is a quick walk thru.. …

Smart Search box to find and manage work items in VS 2012/TFS 2012

November 3, 2012 | By | No Comments

Both Visual Studio 2012 and TFS web access (2012) offers a smart search function to quickly find work items. By default, we can search work items based on Work Item ID or a keyword within Title or Description fields. This is definitely useful to quickly find work items instead of constructing a query (using WIQL) for trivial searches. However, the value of this search functionality is …

Where is UnShelve in VS 2012

October 19, 2012 | By | No Comments

“Unshelve pending changes” used to appear underneath File –> Source Control menu in VS 2010 but you won’t find it in the same place in Visual Studio 2012…   Instead Unshelve has been moved inside “Pending Changes” within “Team Explorer” Here is how to Unshelve pending changes in Visual Studio 2012 1 – Open ‘Team Explorer’ 2 – Click on ‘Pending Changes’ 3 – Click on …

TFS 2012 Kanban board

October 6, 2012 | By | No Comments

Microsoft released CTP of Quarterly Update for Team Foundation Server 2012 last month. That brings in an important update – Support for kanban including a board for the backlog, Work In Progress limits, and Continuous Flow Diagrams. Navigate to “View Backlog” via the web ui   You will see differences in the Product Backlog screen.. As indicated below, “board” tab will take you to the Kanban …

VS 2012 Powerpoint Storyboarding

October 6, 2012 | By | No Comments

Storyboarding has been one of the effective tools that helps both business and IT users to visualize and agree upon the specification. It’s often used in software development to elaborate the requirement in the form of visual illustrations or images or flow diagrams in appropriate sequence back to the business users as a return artifact for those requirements gathered in the previous meeting. The reason why …

Fastest way to get list of builds using IBuildServer.QueryBuilds

September 19, 2012 | By | No Comments

As part of my InRelease product development, today I was implementing a simple view to query builds based on a date filter. Something very similar to the Completed tab of the Build Explorer view in Visual Studio. The C# code to get a list of builds is simple: var buildSpec = buildServer.CreateBuildDetailSpec(teamProjectName, buildDefinition); buildSpec.MinFinishTime = DateTime.Now.AddHours(-lastXHours); var buildDetails = buildServer.QueryBuilds(buildSpec).Builds; As soon as I ran the …

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