Contents tagged with TFS

  • TFS Beta 2 VPCs Expire November First

    In case you haven't seen this news from last Friday, the TFS Beta 2 Virtual PC images have an operating system timebomb in them that is set to expire on 1 November 2007.  This is not, however, the end of the world if you have been using these builds for demo or test purposes, though if you've got them in anything close to a production mode you'll have problems.  Jeff Beehler's follow-up post describes exactly what will happen when the date is reached/passed, and some workarounds for it.  From the sounds of things, you'll have about two hours per reboot of the machine before it forces a reboot due to the timebomb.  That means you should be able to use it for most demo … more

  • Team Project Creation Failed TF30225

     So, I get this error now every time I try to create a new Team Project.  I've checked my SQL Reporting Services configuration and it's all Green.  I'm creating this project as an administrator.  I've searched for help online, of course, but so far, nothing.  I'll update this post when I find the answer - in the meantime if you know what kind of animal sacrifice is required, please comment.Update: Worked like a charm.  Blog about it, and the answer will come.  I found this forum thread during one more search.  This led me to update my report data source credentials … more

  • Old Team System News

    This is all from last month, but I’ve been busy so it’s been in my queue.  Sorry for the late “news”: Microsoft acquired TeamPlain, makers of TeamPlain Web Access for connecting to TFS via a browser.  TeamPlain will be free to anybody with a TFS CAL.  Full announcement. Patterns and practices announced the publication of prescriptive guidance for TFS/VSTS.  JD Meier had the details. In related news, the VSTS team published 40 pages of strategies for branching and merging with TFS on CodePlex, here.   more

  • Speaking at Connection in Vegas in November

    I found out that I should be speaking at the DevConnections show this fall.  The show is being held in Las Vegas again, November 5–8th.  I apologize to anybody that had hoped to see me present last month in Orlando at the spring show – I was unfortunately out of the country due to circumstances beyond my control (but which you’ll see more details on in a future blog post very soon). At the Fall 2007 show I’ll be presenting the following: Test Driven Development and Continuous Integration for ASP.NET and VSTS I’ve given this talk once before myself and it was one of my talks this spring that was covered for me.  It’s one of my current … more

  • Display Current Bin Folder Content Information

    As part of my automated build and test process, I wanted to be able to confirm that my third party components were the proper version and, more importantly, that they were fully licensed.  For some components, I can create a new instance of the control or component and test its IsLicensed property.  For others, the assembly itself is different for evaluation versus professional versions, and another approach is required.  In the first case, the code required to test if the control is licensed is trivial – the second case requires slightly more work. These assemblies live in the /bin folder of my ASP.NET application.  The best way to determine whether or not the … more

  • CCNET with MSBuild and AssemblyInfoTask

    This afternoon I embarked on a quick (hah!) task to fix a problem with my CC.NET implementation.  I’m using CC.NET running on my Team Foundation Server machine.  It checks my TFS source control to see when anything in my project has changed, and if it has, it kicks off a build using an MSBuild <exec> task pointing at a solution (.sln) file which it grabs from source control.  The problem I’m encountering is that one of the folders in this Workspace is a website.  Not a Web Application Project, just a plain old VS2005 website.  It has a /bin folder with a bunch of assemblies in it, but as it is not a Web Application Project it has no project file and … more

  • Upgrading TFS from RC to Workgroup Edition

    Today I came into work and my build/source control server, which I thought I remembered installing the RTM of TFS Workgroup Edition, was complaining that my license had expired.  When this happens, the error message looks something like this: "TF30072: The Team Foundation Server trial period has expired or its license is otherwise invalid. Install a licensed edition of Team Foundation Server to continue." I started looking for information, mostly on Rob Caron’s blog, and quickly found a post about Expiring Team Foundation Server Installations.  Armed with that, I next decided to confirm what version of TFS I really had installed, which another post covered.  … more

  • Upgrading TFS from RC to Workgroup Edition

    Today I came into work and my build/source control server, which I thought I remembered installing the RTM of TFS Workgroup Edition, was complaining that my license had expired.  When this happens, the error message looks something like this: "TF30072: The Team Foundation Server trial period has expired or its license is otherwise invalid. Install a licensed edition of Team Foundation Server to continue." I started looking for information, mostly on Rob Caron’s blog, and quickly found a post about Expiring Team Foundation Server Installations.  Armed with that, I next decided to confirm what version of TFS I really had installed, which another post covered.  … more