Posts Tagged ‘tfs’

Microsoft Test Manager 2010 (MTM) Resources

May 24, 2012 Leave a comment
  1. Code Magazine article, taken from Chapter 3 of Software Testing with Visual Studio 2010, entitled Planning Your Testing
  2. Channel 9 videos:
    1. Introduction to Test Case Management in Visual Studio 2010 with Microsoft Test and Lab Manager
    2. Team Foundation Service Preview: Using Visual Studio, Microsoft Test Manager, and Eclipse
    3. Software Testing with Microsoft Test Manager 11 and Lab Management

Accessing TFS Preview from Visual Studio 2010

May 24, 2012 Leave a comment

If you want to access your preview TFS account (TFS in the cloud) from Visual Studio 2010 you need to install KB2581206 (Visual Studio 2010 SP1 TFS Compatibility GDR).

Then you can configure access as usual. Screenshots explaining the process can be found on Gregg Boer’s blog post.

Accessing TFS 2010 from Visual Studio 2005 or 2008

June 23, 2011 Leave a comment

If you want to access source code in Team Foundation Server 2010 from either Visual Studio 2005 or Visual Studio 2008, you’ll need to install the appropriate Forward Compatibility Update.  And a prerequisite for that is the appropriate Service Pack 1.  So here are the links to the downloads:



Accessing TFS from Visual Studio 2005

June 23, 2011 Leave a comment

To access Team Foundation Server (TFS) from Visual Studio 2005, you need to install Visual Studio Team System 2005 Team Explorer (or Visual Studio 2005 Team Explorer for short).

The file (VSTFClient.img) is an image file so you’ll need to burn it to a CD or DVD.

To check that the software installed correctly look for a “Team Explorer” menu option on the View menu.

If you encounter “Error 1305 Error reading from file…” during the install, there’s a good chance the img file is corrupt and only partially downloaded.  Try downloading again. It should be 246 MB large.


Migrating multiple TFS installs to TFS 2010

June 19, 2011 Leave a comment

If you’re running multiple instances of pre-2010 versions of TFS and want to migrate to TFS 2010, you have several options.  These include upgrading each instance in place and consolidating each instance onto one new TFS 2010 installation (each as a separate collection).

Giulio Vian has a good post pointing to the various tools that can help with the migration.



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Team Foundation Server 2010 Service Pack 1

June 6, 2011 Leave a comment

If you’re already using TFS 2010 you may be interested in Service Pack 1.  The download is here, and the list of new and fixed items here.

If you’re just installing it, then install SP1 right after the install but before configuring.



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Test Runs significantly add to TFS 2010 size

May 31, 2011 Leave a comment

If you’re using the Test Run feature in Team Foundation Server 2010 you may notice that the size of your attachments (tbl_Attachment) will grow over time – there is no facility for purging or archiving.  While all the diagnostic data captured can be real handy, you probably don’t need it after some time (just look at what you can collect during a test run).

Grant Holliday has a great post explaining how to use a command line power tool known as Test Attachment Cleaner for Visual Studio Ultimate 2010 & Test Professional 2010: TCMPT.exe.  He also provides some SQL queries you can run to check the size of your attachments.