Code Reviews

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March 13, 2015 / No Comment

I absolutely love code reviews. My team uses a very informal asynchronous method for doing code reviews. When changes are made, a code review request is sent to the other members of the team. As people have time, they will look over the code review requests and provide feedback. Pretty painless; the way a code review should be.
The purpose […]
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AUTHOR: CATEGORY: TFS

Where'd that Team Foundation Build drop?

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June 8, 2012 / No Comment

Recently I came across a need to know where a Team Foundation Server 2010 build definition dropped the files after a successful build.  I probably could have written a custom Activity and queried TFS in C# code, but the build definition in question heavily leverages PowerShell and the Psake domain specific language, so I wanted to keep it in PowerShell […]
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AUTHOR: CATEGORY: ALM, Blog, Headlines, PowerShell, TFS

VSS to TFS Conversion Error

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October 17, 2008 / No Comment

Recently I had the pleasure of migrating several VSS databases to Team Foundation Server 2008.  One of the databases was pretty large (90k+ files) and took between 12 – 16 hours to migrate.  However, about 6 hours in to the migration, I kept running across an error that would halt the migration process.
The error:
Could not find file ‘C:\Conv\Tfs\<TeamProjectName>\blah\blah\somefile.txt’.
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AUTHOR: CATEGORY: TFS

STSADM — Access Denied

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November 27, 2007 / 2 Comments

While attempting to deploy some SharePoint code via MSBuild, I ran in to the following problem.
I have a msbuild.proj that executes several stsadm commands. These work perfectly when executed from the command-line. However, once they are called from TeamBuild, I get “Access Denied” on the stsadm execution.
The TFS Service account is a member of the Administrators […]
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AUTHOR: CATEGORY: MSBuild, SharePoint, TFS