Friday, May 22, 2009

Team Foundation Installation Guide for Visual Studio Team System 2010

Team Foundation Installation Guide 2010 is available on Download Center here, it includes instructions for installing Team Foundation Server and Team Foundation Build Services

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Visual Studio 2010 and .Net Framework 4 Beta 1 Arrived

Yesterday, May 18th, Beta 1 of Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 were released.

If you are a MSDN subscriber, you can download the Beta from here. For the rest of the world, the Beta will be publicly available on Wednesday May 20th.

To find out how to download the beta and where to share your feedback, please visit the Visual Studio 2010 Product Page

Enjoy :)

Thursday, March 26, 2009

TFS Admin Tool 1.4 Beta Released

The TFS Admin Tool 1.4 beta is now available on CodePlex.

The new beta version provides support for SQL Server 2008. It also contains a lot of code cleanup as housekeeping so that the full set of Code Analysis Rules run against the code come back largely clean or suppressed (suppressed a minimum amount).

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

TFS Code Coverage Check-in Policy

TFS Code Coverage Check-in Policy is now available on CodePlex.

The TFS Code Coverage Check-in Policy enforces that the latest test run of the current solution has code coverage enabled and that the total code coverage percentage is not below a certain, configurable, threshold value.

It reads the information from test results folder stored locally beneath the current solution.

To ensure that the user actually ran all the necessary tests, this check-in policy should be combined with the Testing check-in policy, that ensures that the user has executed all tests from a predefined test list.

Visual Studio 2010 New Look

Jason Zander posted a blog post about Visual Studio 2010 New Look which is built on WPF technology in .NET Framework 4.0.

The new UI looks amazing in my point of view … Well done …


Visual Studio DB Professional 2010 Oracle Support

Quest Software has announced that they will be creating an Oracle Database Schema Provider for Visual Studio Team System 2010, which means that all Team System users having Oracle databases in their applications will get the same benefits from the Database Edition as those given to SQL Server databases.

Quest has opened up a Beta program on their site for Oracle Professionals using Team System.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Team Foundation Server 2008 in Action

"Team Foundation Server 2008 in Action" is a hands-on guide to Team Foundation Server 2008. Written for developers with a good handle on TFS basics, this book shows you how to solve real-life problems. It's not a repetition of Microsoft's product documentation. "Team Foundation Server 2008 in Action" is a practitioner's handbook for how to work with TFS under common constraints. This book walks you through real-life software engineering problems based on hundreds of hours of TFS experience.

You'll benefit from expert author Jamil Azher's extensive interactions with members of Microsoft's TFS team and MVPs, survey feedback from the author's blog, and interviews with organizations and user groups using TFS. Instead of just offering a high-level overview, the book provides detailed solutions for solving common-and not-so-common-problems using TFS. It discusses the strengths as well as weaknesses of TFS, and suggests appropriate problem resolution steps, workarounds, or custom solutions.


Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Creating T-SQL Static Code Analysis Rules

Gert Drapers wrote a great detailed post on how to Create T-SQL Static Code Analysis Rules as one of the new features in the GDR release is that you can create your own T-SQL Static Code Analysis rules.

The post will guide you through creating your first rule.