Useful TFS Links

Useful TFS Links

Posted by Simon Reindl | September 19, 2012 | Best Practice, Team Build, TFS, Visual Studio 2008, Visual Studio 2010, Visual Studio 2012

I have just finished delivering a Team Foundation Course today, and we had some great discussions around TFS Administration, upgrading, adoption etc.

As usual, there is a whole pile of questions that you don’t have the time to go into in great detail, or you point out a thread.

Below is the list of items that came up for discussion:

 

Visual Studio 2010

Item

Link

TFS 2010 Service Packs and Hotfixes

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/granth/archive/2012/01/03/tfs-2010-what-service-packs-and-hotfixes-should-i-install.aspx

Team Foundation Power tools

http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/c255a1e4-04ba-4f68-8f4e-cd473d6b971f

Productivity Power Tools

http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/d0d33361-18e2-46c0-8ff2-4adea1e34fef

Team Foundation Sidekicks

http://www.attrice.info/cm/tfs/

TFS Admin Tool

http://tfsadmin.codeplex.com/

Feature Packs by licence

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/ff655021.aspx

Scott Hanselman’s

The Best Visual Studio 2010 Productivity Power Tools Power Commands And Extensions

Build Extensions (APRIL 2012)

http://tfsbuildextensions.codeplex.com/

MSBuild Extension Pack (Nov 2011)

http://msbuildextensionpack.codeplex.com/

TFS2010 Build Extensions (for ant/maven builds)

http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/2d7c8577-54b8-47ce-82a5-8649f579dcb6

Code Maid

http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/76293c4d-8c16-4f4a-aee6-21f83a571496

TFS Install Guide

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=24337

Check In Policies

http://checkinpolicypack.codeplex.com/

How to create custom check-in Policies

http://www.ssw.com.au/ssw/standards/DeveloperDotNet/Custom_Check-In_Policy_for_Visual_Studio_Team_System%20_v7.doc

Merge

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/jmanning/archive/2006/02/20/diff-merge-configuration-in-team-foundation-common-command-and-argument-values.aspx

Branching Guidance

http://vsarbranchingguide.codeplex.com/

Build

Item

Link

TFS2010 Build Versioning http://tfsversioning.codeplex.com/
nUnit for Team Build http://nunit4teambuild.codeplex.com/
Wire nUnit in to TFS 2010 http://www.heikura.info/publish-nunit-test-results-as-part-of-team-build-in-team-foundation-server-2010
Beyond compare config http://www.scootersoftware.com/support.php?zz=kb_vcs
Remote desktop connection manager http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=21101
Testing Tools in TFS 2010 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/anutthara/archive/2010/02/09/resources-for-test-tools-in-visual-studio-2010.aspx
Security Permissions http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms252587(v=vs.100).aspx
Team Build Properties http://www.woodwardweb.com/vsts/30_useful_team.html
Team Build Property reference http://blogs.msdn.com/b/aaronhallberg/archive/2008/02/12/team-build-2008-property-reference.aspx
Team Build Reference Guide http://www.platinumbay.com/blogs/dotneticated/archive/2009/10/11/team-build-property-reference-guide.aspx
Jim Lamb simple versioning walkthrough http://blogs.msdn.com/b/jimlamb/archive/2010/02/12/how-to-create-a-custom-workflow-activity-for-tfs-build-2010.aspx
Build Classic ASP http://stackoverflow.com/questions/8746855/classic-asp-how-to-automate-deployment-in-continuous-integration-environmen
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/3769210/build-classic-asp-with-tfs-2010
You need to have an empty solution, add an empty project, add the various .asp, and other content files in to the project. You can edit the .csproj to move the required files to the output directory.
A bit of kludge, but it will help you get a version stamped set of files.
BizTalk 2010 Build and Deploy http://biztalkci.codeplex.com/
BizTalk walkthrough http://lajak.wordpress.com/2011/02/19/build-biztalk-deployment-framework-projects-using-tfs2010/
BizTalk Deployment Framework http://biztalkdeployment.codeplex.com/
Wiring the BTDF in to the build Discussion around the framework http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/biztalkgeneral/thread/d52bd0c6-7fd9-4da1-afe3-cf66984c6ff0

Visual Studio 2012

Item

Link

Team Foundation Power tools http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/b1ef7eb2-e084-4cb8-9bc7-06c3bad9148f
TFS Install Guide http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/download/details.aspx?id=29035
Get Rid of All Caps http://www.richard-banks.org/2012/06/how-to-prevent-visual-studio-2012-all.html
Visual Studio 2012 Demo and hands on lab scripts http://blogs.msdn.com/b/briankel/archive/2011/09/16/visual-studio-11-application-lifecycle-management-virtual-machine-and-hands-on-labs-demo-scripts.aspx

Visual Studio 2008

Item

Link

TFS Install Guide

http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/download/details.aspx?id=15743

TFS 2008 Service Packs

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/granth/archive/2012/01/03/tfs-2010-what-service-packs-and-hotfixes-should-i-install.aspx

Windows 8 Keyboard shortcuts

Item

Link

Keyboard shortcuts

http://blogs.technet.com/b/next/archive/2012/03/20/the-full-list-of-keyboard-shortcuts-for-windows-8.aspx

Hope that helps someone (apart from me!)

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