For the past several months, I have been participating with the DevOps Metrics team following the DevOps Forum 2015 earlier this year. The topic of discussion was Metrics related to DevOps and today I presented on the topic at the 2015 DevOps Enterprise Summit in San Francisco in a talk entitled Metrics that Matter. The […]
To make generic tests robust enough to run for all developers on your team and on the build server, you are likely going to want to avoid hard coding the path to the executable. To do this successfully, you need to have a list of all the environment variables that are available when the test […]
Updated October 31st, 2012 to reflect the official release of Team Foundation Service. Microsoft now provides a cloud based version of Visual Studio Team Foundation Server (TFS) called Team Foundation Service hosted at https://tfs.visualstudio.com. This post provides high level analysis and review of the advantages and disadvantages of Team Foundation Service versus deploying Microsoft Visual […]
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 […]
I have use psake a few times, and I wanted to see what I extract to be more productive. With the rate at which I spin off OSS and side projects, I need something that just works out of the box and is fast to set up. Borne of this need, I created Toji, and […]
As a consultant, I am repeatedly connecting to customer Team Foundation Server (TFS) servers that are not on the same domain as my client workstation. As a result, I am repeatedly prompted for credentials each time I launch Visual Studio or connect to TFS web. Notice, there is no “Remember Credentials” check box so seemingly […]
Out of the box, Team Explorer includes the ability to subscribe to Project Alerts (available from the Team->Project Alerts menu in Visual Studio and from the Team Web->Settings Page): As the Alerts dialog image shows, Project Alerts only lets you subscribe to 4 alerts: My work items are changed by others Anything is checked in […]
Finally, there will be a search everything in Visual Studio vNext. Here are a couple screen shots: Notice from the second image that there is a “standard” search syntax allowing you to search specific fields within the work item.