19.12.16

TFS 2017 RTM upgrade process

It’s might not be surprising that TFS 2017 upgrade has changes at the process like elastic search installation as part of TFS search infrastructure.
But you may be surprised by the NEW ability to prepare a staging environment for the upgrade. Which means: You can restore the production databases to a new environment and the upgrade will fix and adjust the restored tables to the new machine (instead of manual steps of remap DB)

All steps shown below…


Enjoy! 

11.8.16

How to make a relationship between "Parent" and "External Child"







1.       Do a baseless merge (command line). For example: tf merge /recursive /baseless "$/TeamProject/src/External Child" "$/TeamProject/src/Parent"
2.       Check-in the changes from the merge (can be done from Visual Studio)

3.       From Visual Studio: Right click on "External Child" select "Branching & Merging"àReparent. Select "Parent Branch"




The Result:




22.7.15

Microsoft Launches Visual Studio 2015 - Cross Platform Development

Best with VS

Microsoft has officially launched the latest version of its Visual Studio 2015, after a year of previews and a release candidate, and the new .Net framework 4.6.

Visual Studio 2015 is now available for download from MSDN and Visualstudio.com.

1.7.15

Easy way to prepare your code with TFS prerequisites

Hi all,

We are all familiar with the issue, when we want to write some application that connect with TFS. In order to prepare our solution for TFS API we have a several DLLs that we need to reference to (image below e.g.).

23.3.15

Build XCode projects with TFS 2015 CTP

I didn't believed it till I saw it myself, TFS 2015 (still in CTP stage) contains multiplatform build frameworks. XCode, Maven, Ant, Android build, Gradle, Shell script etc. is now part of TFS out of the box.
Believe it or not here are some screenshots:









27.8.14

VS Online new feature: hooks to other services

Microsoft added a very cool feature to VS-Online which called "Service Hooks".
The new feature (which will be added to the next version of TFS on premise) connect between your other