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TFS 2017 Update 1 – Points of Interest

March 15, 2017 | By | No Comments

The release of Update 1 for TFS 2017 brings many enhancements across the board. Although when viewed individually, many of these appear to be minor; the cumulative effect has some significant benefits. This post will cover some of the highlights, all the details can be found in the Release Notes. General Audience Improvements: In addition to overall improvements in the UI/UX, two specific capabilities were added …

TFS “15” Preview is Available & Fully Loaded!

July 26, 2016 | By | Comments Off on TFS “15” Preview is Available & Fully Loaded!

Team Foundation Server (TFS) “15” Preview A couple of weeks ago, the Visual Studio team announced and released Team Foundation Server (TFS) “15” Preview. This release includes recent product breakthroughs and advancements that had been available in VSTS (Visual Studio Team Services) and are now available for your on-premises installation. One thing to note is that the system specifications have changed for this release from previous …

Are you planning on upgrading your Visual Studio Team Foundation Server? Have you lingered on an older version of TFS?

November 13, 2015 | By | No Comments

Those who have stayed on an older version of TFS many times have the greatest challenges. Good news! There are direct upgrade paths from TFS 2010 SP1 and up, and system requirements haven’t changed from TFS 2013. This means TFS 2015 could support the same SQL Server versions as well as support the same operating systems of your current TFS 2013 instance. Why such a slow …

Building ASP .NET 5 Applications on Linux with TFS 2015, Part 4: Creating and running the Build

August 18, 2015 | By | No Comments

Okay, we’re almost done! In the past three parts, we’ve gone over how to get TFS configured for Basic authentication, set up the cross-platform build agent, and get DNX installed. At this point, everything is working. All that’s left is creating a build definition and running it! First, make sure your cr oss-platform build agent is running. If you remember from part 2, just switch to …

Building ASP .NET 5 Applications on Linux with TFS 2015, Part 3: Installing DNX

August 17, 2015 | By | No Comments

In part 1, we set up TFS. In part 2, we configured our Linux build agent. Now in part 3, we’ll be setting up DNX (the .NET Execution Environment) for Linux. Since DNX/ ASP .NET 5 is still in development, we’ll be going against the latest dev branch for extra fun. You can find more details on the ASPNET GitHub page. First up, we need to …

Building ASP .NET 5 Applications on Linux with TFS 2015, Part 2: Configuring the build agent

August 14, 2015 | By | No Comments

In my last post, I explained how to configure your TFS server and agent pools to support Linux build agents. In this post, I’ll be setting up a Linux machine to act as a build agent for an on-premise instance of TFS 2015. The TFS 2015 cross-platform build agent is just a Node JS application, so we have some prerequisites to take care of first. First, …

Building ASP .NET 5 Applications on Linux with TFS 2015, Part 1: TFS setup

August 13, 2015 | By | No Comments

I recently left my Windows-centric comfort zone a bit and took a journey into Linux-land to see how I could get an ASP .NET 5 application building on a Linux machine. This was a surprisingly tricky process, so I figured I would blog about what I did so that other people could get up and running easily. This involves some set up on the TFS side, …

Team Foundation Server 2015 Released Today

August 6, 2015 | By | No Comments

We’re excited (along with everyone else) that Team Foundation Server 2015 has been released TODAY! This is the biggest release in a long time! Now Available to Everyone! We know many people have been patiently waiting because prior to this 2015 release, these features were only available if you were a Visual Studio Online (VSO) customer. Release Management for Visual Studio 2015 There’s now an updated …

Customizing the Team Home Page

July 1, 2015 | By | No Comments

I recently received the following message via LinkedIn from someone who read my The New TFS 2013 Agile Planning Features in Update 2 blog post: What I can’t figure out is how to get the square tiles with info. … I can configure TFS anyway I want to, but I just can’t find instructions, blogs, videos or anything that talk about tiles. I can create any …

Visual Studio 2015 RTM is due July 20th

June 30, 2015 | By | No Comments

Earlier this week, Soma, Microsoft CVP of the Developer Division, shared that the final releases of Visual Studio 2015 — which includes Visual Studio, Team Foundation Server, Release Management, and .NET 4.6 — will be available for download on July 20th, 2015. In Soma’s announcement, he said “Visual Studio 2015 is a big release.  We are opening up Visual Studio to developers targeting new platforms – from …

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