Out of the box, SharePoint co-authoring isn’t enabled on Team Foundation Server (TFS) sites. Since this is one of the coolest collaboration features to be included in the integration between SharePoint 2010 and Office 2010, it is a shame not to use it. Unfortunately, those who are running SharePoint 2007 or the default WSS 3.0… Continue reading Enabling SharePoint Co-Authoring on TFS Sites
One of the most-requested features in TFS is to add the ability to do spell check in the work items to avoid dumb typos being stored forever in the database. I am sincerely hoping that fully-integrated spell check is in the next version of Visual Studio, but in the meantime, there is another option. Most… Continue reading Spell Check in TFS
All too often managers complain about the difficulty managing outcomes, people, or situations without taking a step back to think about what it is that they’re really trying to accomplish. They’ll work hard and put in long hours only to see no appreciable change in the things they’re trying to manage. Let me throw out… Continue reading Control Means Measure!
Agile development practices have been around for years and there seem to be evolutionary new flavors introduced almost daily. As a testament to its mainstream appeal, even PMI is releasing an Agile certification, opening the floodgates to an organization that has long been seen as the keeper of the Waterfall keys. As more and more… Continue reading Top 8 Mistakes Implementing Agile Methodologies
One of the greatest features for TFS 2010 is the ability to create new project collections in the TFS system. This gives you the ability to separate projects into logical collections and manage them as individual groupings which can be a huge benefit. There are, however, some things you should consider when creating collections. The… Continue reading When to create a new Project Collection
I have seen a number of questions out there around troubleshooting a broken data tier in TFS 2010 in cases where the application tier appears to be working correctly, but the whole system is down because the AT can no longer reach the core databases. Here are the steps I have gone through to resolve… Continue reading Troubleshooting a Broken TFS Data Tier
Team Foundation Server 2010 can create custom alerts that fit almost any set of criteria you can come up with, but the emails that it generates are pretty generic, though informative. Wouldn’t it be great if you were able to customize the information that was contained in them and maybe even spice them up a… Continue reading Custom Email Templates in TFS 2010