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
In TFS 2010 I have a basic set of alerts that I want created on every project. This becomes tedious and hard to manage on a larger scale where multiple people have rights to create projects and there are a bunch of project starts and stops to consider. What you’ll need: TFS 2010 Power Tools… Continue reading Automatically Created TFS Alerts
I have some custom and third-party services (SFTS: Scrum for Team System) attached to my TFS 2010 server and began to get the following error in the event logs as the services failed. Error: ‘TeamFoundationServerUnauthorizedException’ TF30063: You are not authorized to access http://%5BSERVER URL]:8080/tfs/[COLLECTION NAME]. at Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Client.TfsConnection.ThrowAuthorizationException(Exception e) at Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Client.TfsConnection.UseCredentialsProviderOnFailure(Action action) at… Continue reading TFS Service Authentication (TF30063)
I was recently confronted by someone building a TFS template for a client that had an interesting business rule they had to support. They needed to be able to allow only the creator of the Work Item to edit or make changes to it once it was created. There is a lot of magic you… Continue reading Making a work item only editable by its creator in TFS 2010
Managing permissions can be frustrating. Managing them in TFS 2010 can be a nightmare! Permissions for each of the three tiers (TFS Application Tier, the Reporting Server, and the SharePoint Portal) each having different authorization management tools and settings makes configuration more painful than even the average masochist is willing to sign up for. Even worse is… Continue reading The TFS 2010 Admin Tool is Finally Here!
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
Using HTML fields in your TFS 2010 Work Item definitions gives you great flexibility for user input or storage of presentable information from external sources (System Info from Test Manager, for instance). This is great if you need to input a lot of information with formatted text, hyperlinks, or even links out to external resources. … Continue reading TFS 2010 Rules Limited to 255 Characters