Category: ALM

Team Foundation Server Cloud vs On Premise Deployment

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 This post provides high level analysis and review of the advantages and disadvantages of Team Foundation Service versus deploying Microsoft Visual […]

Remembering TFS Credentials (from a non-Domain Windows Client)

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 […]

Subscribing to TFS Alerts with TFS Power Tools’ Alerts Explorer

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 […]