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TFS Work Item configuration - concatenate multiple fields to 1 string field

tfs,tfs2013,tfs-workitem,tfs-process-template
I've noticed, as we've started customizing TFS work item types, the workarounds that we have to do to have TFS support some basic tasks. One thing that we are trying to do is have a field that consists of concatenating 3 other fields. For example: New_Field = Field_1 + ",...

Deploy Any CPU build with WiX to x86 using MSBuild

visual-studio-2013,tfs,msbuild,wix
I have a set of solutions that build a complete .NET Any CPU application. I have a WiX project that will deploy that application as x86 and I can run this all manually in Visual Studio 2013 without any issues. Now I'm trying to get this to work in MSBuild...

Web Part “Recent Checkins” in sharepoint not showing changes

git,sharepoint,tfs,checkin,changeset
I have connected a project to my TFS. When creating a team project I have also created a SharePoint site. Everything is working well except for the "Recent Checkins" web part which are not being displayed. I am given the following error: TF10127: The path does not include a source...

Forking using TFS Git

git,github,tfs,git-fork
I'm in a project now that uses TFS and Git. And i've realized that i am not going to be able to Fork anymore so i thought i would ask you guys what you think about this as a solution. The problem i am having is that i have a...

Detect TFS Build vs. Visual Studio build

visual-studio-2013,tfs,tfsbuild,tfs2013
Is it possible to detect whether or not the current build is executing from Visual Studio rather than an automated build with TFS without creating a separate solution configuration? I'm wondering if I can exclude certain Post Build Events if the build is running on TFS 2013, but if possible...

Mixed Dev Environment: Automate Visual Studio .csproj updates from Git/TFS?

git,visual-studio,visual-studio-2012,tfs,csproj
I'm hoping you can help me solve this development workflow annoyance. I'm a front-end dev working on a project where most of the other developers use MS Visual Studio, and I don't. We've got TFS set up, and I'm able to check out code and make edits locally. After making...

TFS Lab Management Default Template Build Number

tfs,tfsbuild,tfs2013,lab-management
I am in the process of trying to understand TFS Lab Management but unfortunately do not have an environment for trying it out. My understanding is that when using Lab Management you use two build templates. A normal build template associated with your solution and a further 'master' template for...

TFS Moving Files with history

visual-studio-2010,version-control,tfs,tfs2010
FYI, I have gone through this link - Team Foundation Server - Moving Source with History which is of different scenario Issue: We were working in a single solution with multiple projects in TFS1 before three months, but unfortunately one bad day due to the hardware issue we were not...

Change Visual Studio Online team project source control from TFVC to Git

git,tfs,visual-studio-online
We have a project set up with a product backlog in Visual Studio Online. However, I now find that in TFS TFVC has been configured as the source control provider rather than Git, which we will be using. Does anyone know if it is possible to change from TFVC to...

Why are my TFS build labels disappearing from the global list after 10 builds? And why do they have a slash in the label?

tfs,tfs2013,build-definition
My build retention policy deletes Details, Drop Folder, and Symbols only, after 20 successful builds. However, my Global List with build labels is only retaining the last 10 builds. All builds were being retained in the global list before my recent upgrade from TFS 2010 to TFS 2013. I have...

One file of the project does not seem to be under source control

c#,visual-studio-2012,tfs
VS2012 Pro and TFS: This is a file that used to be under source control and even the icons next to it I think is showing that it is but when I make a change and right click the option for "Undo Pending Changes" is disabled. However other files in...

Visual Studio Online when someone leaves the company

visual-studio,azure,tfs,visual-studio-online
We've transitioning from Rackspace dedicated boxes to a completely cloud Azure environment. Production servers and development and as an MS shop we're going to be using Visual Studio Online. As an MS ISV partner we have a bunch of MSDN seats so our developers are all going to have an...

TFS 2013 Kanban Board: Show Custom Fields

tfs
Visual Studio Online allows you to change some elements included on work item cards (custom fields, 'remaining work', etc.) on the Kanban board by clicking on the gear icon. I am using TFS 2013, and cannot find a similar settings menu. Can I get similar customization in TFS 2013? If...

Programmatically access tfs build output

vb.net,powershell,tfs,tfsbuild,tfs2013
I'm trying to write a powershell script to allow a user to specify a tfs build id (or alternately a changeset id) and download the build output to the current directory. I have the build configured to copy the output to the server, which means only the most recent build...

Sonarqube 5.1 TFS sonar msbuild runner with branches

visual-studio-2013,tfs,sonarqube
We have just started using Sonarqube 5.1 integrated in TFS build as described on this page http://www.sonarqube.org/announcing-sonarqube-integration-with-msbuild-and-team-build/ We have one main branch, and two development branches for the same project. What is the recommended strategy for handling this? I want to be able to see analyze result trends over time...

Tfs and nuget: project files are forever in check out after build with restore nuget packages

visual-studio-2012,tfs,nuget
MS VS 2012 I have solution in tfs with enabled nuget packages restore. Every time when I build solution all my project files are cheked out with this changes: <Import Project="$(SolutionDir)\.nuget\NuGet.targets" Condition="Exists('$(SolutionDir)\.nuget\NuGet.targets')" /> <Target Name="EnsureNuGetPackageBuildImports" BeforeTargets="PrepareForBuild"> <PropertyGroup> <ErrorText>This project references NuGet package(s) that are missing on this computer. Enable NuGet...

Set TFS build version number PowerShell

powershell,tfs
I know that similar question already exist, but I cannot find appropriate answer. My question is: Is it possible to set new build version number int TFS with PowerShell? I want to create build version number and set through PowerShell. I want exactly like that, no other solutions. Thanks...

How to increase Work In Progress (WIP) limit

tfs,visual-studio-online,tfs2013,scrum
In the product backlog items board, there's this WIP display 5/5 for approved PBI and 2/5 for commited PBI How can I increase the WIP limit of 5?...

Getting git items for a particular branch/tag via TFS rest api

tfs,visual-studio-online,tfs2015
Now that TFS 2015 comes with the same new Rest API of VS online, I've taken a look at the API doc: https://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/integrate/api/git/overview One question naturally raised is that most queries do not expose an parameter for git branch or tag (e.g. download /path/to/my/file with tag 'release_v1.0'), which looks like...

TFS 2013 query bugs under PBI count

tfs
I have a PBI to collect all show-stopper bugs and display them on the SCRUM board. (actually, I have one parent PBI like that, and 3 child PBIs - one per each team). I want to display the bugs count in the home page of my project, either as 3...

Code coverage in TFS build templates

visual-studio,tfs
I have a build template which was created with VS2010 or lower version of VS. Now, I have VS2013. I want to enable code coverage for that build, but I do not see such option as in this page: http://www.codewrecks.com/blog/index.php/2013/06/08/code-coverage-during-tfs-2012-build/ If I select the default build template when creating a...

Git push hangs on POST git-receive-pack

image,git,tfs,git-push
I'm on a Windows 8 Machine with git version 1.9.5.msysgit.0 pushing to a TFS Git Repository hosted on HTTPS. When I push any text file everything is fine. But pushing a certain .jpg file git hangs on POST git-recieve-pack with the following output: $ git push -v Pushing to https://tfs.ourcompanyn.com/tfs/DefaultCollection/Prototypes/_git/TestProject...

What are Epics in regard of Features and Backlog Items in Team Foundation

tfs,agile,visual-studio-online,scrum
From this link I assert that a Feature is a set of Backlog items, but what is an Epic supposed to be ?

Release Management for Visual Studio 2013 - Error When Selecting New Release

visual-studio,tfs,release-management,ms-release-management
Getting an exception when selecting a Release Template and choosing "New Release" on "Configure Apps" tab of RM for Visual Studio 2013 Client. After clicking "New Release" a pop-up appears in the lower right corner of the screen with "Unhandled Exception" and red stop sign. Looking through Event Viewer, below...

Select and Insert TFS build number into TFS database

powershell,tfs
I am trying to create custom build version number. We already using some custom build template and have created custom activities. Now I am trying to add custom build version activity in our template. My idea is to select last build and extract only number which represent number of builds....

Extra sprint backlog columns in Visual Studio Online

tfs,visual-studio-online,scrum
I have two project setup, both using the Scrum template. In one of them the sprint backlog board shows swim lanes/columns as I would expect: To Do In Progress Done In my other project (the one that matters, of course), it looks as if the columns from the Backlog Items...

TFS Build Template Copy Directory and Exclusion of files

tfs,tfsbuild
I have TFS Build Default Template and I added to it, between "Run on Agent' and "Check In Gated Changes for CheckInShelveset Builds", Copy Directory with Source BuildDetail.DropLocation and destination a shared directory on a server. My problem comes that the Copy Directory is not executed or is executed, but...

Is it safe to delete the original repository after splitting it?

git,tfs,git-branch
When our sources were migrated from TFS to git all projects were placed in a single repository. Later we learned this was not the recommended way so we decided to migrate each project into its own repository. Because we did not want to lose our history (again) we used the...

How to refresh updated opened work item from TFS 2013 server side plugin?

tfs,tfs2013,tfs-workitem,team-explorer
I am trying to create TFS 2013 server side plugin which will transition the work item state depending upon certain fields. The fields are being updated correctly, but not refreshed as the work item is opened in client (VS team explorer). I need to manually press the refresh button to...

TF400889 Long path error received from TFS

visual-studio-2013,tfs,tfvc
Can someone please help me out with this? I tried using long path tool but they want me to pay in order to delete the folder. However I cant find the file the system is complaining about. I went to the folder C:\Users\Casey\Desktop\Workspace\LegalHoldings\Sprints\Sprint5\Expunctions\LegalHoldings.Expunctions.Service.External\ServiceReferences\FillingReviewMDEService\LegalHoldings.Expunctions.Service.External.FilingReviewMDEService.GetFeesCalculationsResponse.datasource This file:...

TFS Team Build Finding generated MSI files in the sources directory

tfs,tfsbuild
I'm generating on each build MSI files which are located in my build directory in the build server those MSI files I would like to copy to my drop folder. So i'm using a FindMatchingFiles activity in my XAML and put it inside a for each loop to run over...

Update to TFS custom field - optimization

tfs,tfs2010,wiql
I wanted to access TFS data via TFS API and WIQL using a custom field in WIQL where clause: string wiqlQueryDoorsProxy = "Select * from WorkItems where ([Work Item Type] = 'DoorsProxy' AND [Object Id] = '\" + requirementId + "\')"; where [Object Id] is the custom field. But TFS...

Upgrading separate Project Collection Database to new TFS Version

visual-studio-2012,tfs,tfs2012,tfs2013
I have 2 TFS Servers, one running TFS 2012 and another 2013. I have to move one collection from the 2012 to the 2013 version, but when I backup and restore it in the appropriate SQL server and click on the Attach Collection button, the TFS says that it can't...

TFS build does not produce assembly only log folders in drop folder

c#,.net,vb.net,visual-studio-2013,tfs
I setup automated build on TFS with visual studio 2013. For some reason, in the drop folder, I only see the log folders but not built libraries. Any ideas what could be wrong. I see the message below in the log files, and I have tried so many combinations editing...

Releasing multiple projects for one solution

tfs,tfs2013,ms-release-management
I have a Visual Studio solution with one SSRS project, two SSIS projects, one SSAS project and one SQL Server project. I'm using TFS2013 Update 4. I'd like to deploy this solution using TFS Release Management in two environments. First environment should be "populated" after the developer's check-in and in...

Powershell Quoted variables parameters in a job

powershell,tfs,tfsbuild,start-job
$buildDef = "Service.xxxx" $buildDefFull="MyProject/$buildDef" Start-Job -Name 'Service1' -ScriptBlock { tfsbuild start /collection:"http://yyyy:8080/tfs/DefaultCollection" /builddefinition:"$buildDefFull" } i get this error: Option builddefinition requires a value. + CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (Option builddefinition requires a value.:String) [], RemoteException + FullyQualifiedErrorId : NativeCommandError + PSComputerName : localhost i can't seem to get tfsbuild to accept...

TFS 2013 Error TF246091

tfs
I am trying to migrate a collection from one TFS Server 2013 update 4 to another TFS Server 2013 RTM, when running the verify command i get this error: TF246091: The team project collection cannot be attached because its version ID is higher than the ID for the configuration database....

Programmatically accessing TFS history [closed]

c#,.net,powershell,tfs
I have a solution under TFS source control and had written some sample code using an external library that was deleted a few months ago. I am certain that the code was checked in before that class file was deleted. I am able to manually browse to previous versions of...

Avoid accidental overwrite between different developers upon checkin or merge

tfs,tfvc
Different developers check in the code touching the same file or different branches could be getting merged. I am new to TFS from the admin side but I do know how to do basic check-in of the code. How can I avoid the code collision from admin side? We are...

TFS 2013 Build Agent target .NET version

.net,tfs,tfsbuild,tfs2013
I installed a TFS 2013 and configured the build service, but I am trying to build an old application that was written on .NET 2.0. Each time I run the build I receive this error: <link-to-file> (24): Reference required to assembly 'System.Web, Version=2.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a' containing the base class 'System.Web.UI.Control'....

How to find changeset associated to work item

c#,tfs
I am trying to get all changeset allsociated to work item i am able to get the workitem but could not get the changeset asssociated to workitem. below is the code block which i am using to get the workitem TfsTeamProjectCollection tpc = new TfsTeamProjectCollection( tfsUri); WorkItemStore workItemStore = (WorkItemStore)tpc.GetService(typeof(WorkItemStore));...

Redirect Visual Studio to new TFS Location

visual-studio-2013,tfs
We have migrated TFS from one server to another. I have verified that the source files and history do exist in the new server location. How do I now redirect Visual Studio to look at the new server location? I would like to not lose any of the files, history...

Push single outgoing commit in TFS Git

git,tfs
I have multiple unsynced, outgoing commits on my branch. I want to push one of them to my online repo, while I want to wait with pushing others (they're part of a larger process). If you look at the screenshot below, how can I push only the first commit? ...

Cannot create link between WorkItem and Server object in TFS 2012

visual-studio-2012,tfs,tfs-sdk
I'm trying to create a link from a work item to the current server version of a file in TFS via the API. I can do it within Visual Studio (2012) so I know it's possible. However when I try and do it via code it fails with TF201038: Linked...

Release Management for Visual Studio 2013 - Release Exception

visual-studio,tfs,msbuild,release-management,ms-release-management
Getting the following error after a successful MsBuild on a TFS Build Server: ERROR: Value cannot be null. Parameter name: The attribute 'BuildNumber' is not part of this XElement at Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Release.Common.ExtensionMethods.XmlExtensionMethods.GetAttributeValue(XElement element, XName attributeName) at Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Release.Data.Model.ReleaseComponent.SetBuildToLatest() at Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Release.Workflow.Services.ReleaseWorkflowService.InitiateFromBuild(Uri teamFoundationServerUrl, String...

Prevent tfs build error caused by projects in different tfs projects

c#,model-view-controller,visual-studio-2013,tfs
I have 2 projects on tfs. One tfs project with the main sln and the other tfs project contains a bunch of sub csproj. I called the one sub csproj into the main project then checked in. After a couple minutes I get a build error on tfs saying that...

TFS 2013 Object reference not set to an instance of an object in Team Explorer

tfs,tfs2013
I have a couple of TP in a single TPC in a TFS 2013 server. Everything was working normal until yesterday I started to get errors when getting the latest version. The error is: "Object reference not set to an instance of an object" when getting file $collection/folder/file.dll Its like...

What do I need to get Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Framework.Client.dll?

visual-studio,visual-studio-2012,tfs,tfs2013
I am using visual studio 2012 and tfs 2013. The problem i am facing is Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Framework.Client.dll is missing. But i have other dlls such as Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Client,Microsoft.TeamFoundation.WorkitemTracking.Client. Can anyone tell why the dll is missing? Is there any way to resolve the issue. Thanks in advance.

How can I tell what will be updated if I use “Get Latest Version”?

visual-studio,visual-studio-2013,tfs,tfs2013,tfvc
I have a Visual Studio solution and am using TFS for version control. When I've made a bunch of changes to my working copy of the solution, the Team Explorer window will show me all the files that I've changed, and allow me to compare my version with either the...

TFS 2013 Dashboard contributor graph like in github

tfs,tfs2013,tfvc
Is there a way to show a graph of repository contributors in TFS 2013 dashboard like github shows as shown here : About Repository Graphs ETA: I need graph for TFVC...

Is it possible to rollback a shelveset in tfs?

tfs,tfs-power-tools
I have done some work on my code and shelved it, then I had to apply a patch to the code from a shelveset to get things working properly. I then had to fix something else in the code and now wish to make a shelveset, but without the patch,...

Adding columns to scrum board

tfs,tfs2013
I am using TFS2013 and have spent a lot of effort editing the Task WIT process to allow two new states for my tasks... "Testing" and "Blocked"... I have edited the Task.xml file on the server and successfully added the two new states and the valid transitions to and from...

Do Tfs Powershell tools work wtih remote workspaces?

powershell,tfs,tfs-power-tools
Good day. I created a tfs-workspace on a remote computer, and worked with it in Visual Studio. All fine, check-ins and check-outs work correctly. Today I decided to automate some tasks, but Powershell tools throws various error during working with this workspace. I checked scripts' work on local folder -...

TF10175: The My Project team project does not exist

visual-studio-2013,tfs,visual-studio-online,tfs2013
I deleted a Team Project from Visual Studio Online. We were using the repository in source control with Visual Studio 2013. Since deleting it, everytime I load up Visual Studio, I get the following message in general ouput: The server returned the following error: The project with id '{myid}' does...

Is it possible to copy build files to multiple drop folders on TFS?

asp.net-mvc,visual-studio,visual-studio-2013,tfs,tfs2013
I have two web servers that I am testing with some MVC applications. When I create a build definition in Visual Studio I would like to utilize two drop folders (one on each server) but this doesn't seem possible. I know there are a lot of ways around this by...

Working on a project by the time [closed]

c#,tfs
Is it possible that a team programming group for example 3 programmers work on a project by the time ? is it possible with TFS Visual Studio ? if it is How ? (C#)

Team Foundation Server Change Source Control Invalid Status

visual-studio-2013,tfs,disaster-recovery,tfvc
I have a new laptop because the old one is crashed. On the old laptop I have a Visual Studio solution that is connected to Team Foundation Server and there were a lot of changed made before I could do a check in. Luckily I made a backup of the...

Get labeled version from TFS/Git in Visual Studio 2013

git,visual-studio-2013,tfs
I'm trying to pull a tagged/labelled version of a Git repository from Visual Studio. I also have it connected to TFS, where the Git tag shows up correctly as a Label, but cannot figure out how can I get the specific version. The closest reference I could get was a...

Nunit tests are not found on tfs 2013 although NUnit test adapter package is used

unit-testing,tfs,nunit,tfsbuild,tfs2013
I have a simple application and Nunit unit test project with 2 tests to test that app. I've managed to have unit tests discovered and run locally in Visual studio 2013 but when trying to build application and run these unit tests on TFS 2013 test runner does not find...

Using Teamcity to deploy css into git repository

git,tfs,teamcity
I have a git repository set up for our angular project. The styling for the website is being worked on by a separate front end team who will be checking in their work to a TFVC repository in TFS. We are using Teamcity for CI. I would like to be...

Configuring TFS Extensions for SharePoint on remote server article has some error?

sharepoint,tfs,configure
This paragraph looks like error: If you want to run SharePoint Products on a server other than Team Foundation Server, you must install Team Foundation Server on the SharePoint server and then configure the TFS Extensions for SharePoint. This installs all of TFS on the SharePoint server, including the TFS...

How to re-open code review?

tfs,team-explorer,source-control-explorer,visual-studio-2014-ctp
I made a mistake while using Team Server Foundation. I had requested a code review and also added myself as a reviewer so I could add comments on each file. Once finished, I closed the review without realizing it would close it for everyone else. How do I re-open a...

TFS 2013 view files and folders in TWA

visual-studio-2013,tfs,tfs2013
I'm using Team Foundation Server 2013 which is connected to VS 2013. In the source control explorer, I've mapped folders to projects and it displays all the necessary files in VS so should I be able to view the associated files in TWA under the code tab when I navigate...

Allowing all users to create a repo in TFS-GIT

git,tfs,visual-studio-online
I have set up a TFS project in VSO using git for source control. Is there a way I can give all members of that project the ability to create a git repository? The only way I see is to make everyone an administrator, but I don't necessarily want them...

Should a Nightly build be incremental?

tfs,build,incremental-build
We have a nightly build that currently cleans the entire workspace and builds all projects from the ground up and then runs integration tests on them. But this process takes quite a while - around 10 hours. Using an incremental build could save at least half an hour, but would...

Relationship between SonarQube Runner and SonarQube.MSBuild.Runner

tfs,msbuild,sonarqube,sonar-runner
Regarding the announcement of SonarQube integration with MSBuild and Team Build, can anyone advise on the relationship between SonarQube Runner and SonarQube.MSBuild.Runner? I'm unclear whether SonarQube.MSBuild.Runner replaces SonarQube Runner or whether it sits on top of it.

Download a specific TFS build from the command line

tfs,tfs2013
Are there any TFS command-line utilities to download the .zip file for a specified build that exists in TFS? I know the most recent build can be found in the specified drop folder, but let's say I wanted to go back to some arbitrary build. I know I can do...

TFS 2012 - Build Agent Folders Not Being Removed

visual-studio-2012,tfs,tfsbuild
We have a TFS 2012 Build Agent running automated builds in DEV environment using ReleaseDefaultTemplate.11.1.xaml Build Definition from Release Management for Visual Studio 2013. Builds succeed, however the build agent workspace files/folders remain after files/folders are dropped in a separate location. Build agent workspace is set to: $(SystemDrive)\Builds\$(BuildAgentId)\$(BuildDefinitionPath) We want...

Visual Studio Online, sharing work items, using both Git & TFVC

git,tfs,visual-studio-online
I use Visual Studio Online for all of my source control. My API is done in Visual Studio .NET land and uses a TFVC repo. My client work is done in another IDE (intellij) and uses VSO's Git repo. This works beautiful, save one issue. I rely on VSO's work...

How to query BackLog items. Filter by childs state

visual-studio,tfs,tfs2012,tfs2013
How to create query in TFS 2013 for Backlog items, which have all tasks in Done state except task with name "Test it". To clarify, I'm looking for Backlog item 1 from picture. ...

OpsHub: ERROR Object reference not set to an instance of an object

tfs,visual-studio-online,opshub
We're checking into the option of moving to Visual Studio Online from our on premises TFS. Running the migration tool, it shows this error during validation: ERROR Object reference not set to an instance of an object. I'm trying to migrate to a new setup on Visual Studio Online from...

How do I get list of all users in TFS 2013

c#,visual-studio-2012,tfs,tfs2013
I am using Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2013 and Visual studio 2012. I need a list of all the user in TFS. Is there any way to get all the users in TFS using C#?...

Ability to vote on User Story?

tfs,tfs2013
I would like my stake holders to be able to vote on user stories or features in TFS 2013 (or 2015 if this is coming?). The end result is so I can see how much interest there is in a given idea and help prioritize work. This seems like something...

TFS Online build server post build scripts not available

tfs,tfsbuild,visual-studio-online
According to this link, there is an option to add powershell scripts to the build via a post build script path property. To invoke our script for front-end build tasks (clientcompile.bat), we need to configure the build process. Open the ‘Process’ tab and expand section ‘5. Advanced’ inside the Build...

Avoid check-ins on a closed workitem in TFS

tfs,tfs2012,visual-studio-online,checkin
id like to add a checkin policy to my solution. i dont want any developer to check-in on a closed workitem. is it possible to define a check-in policy that says checkin can only be made on a workitem on "state different than closed"? Thank you....

Branches in TFS are physical or Virtual?

visual-studio-2013,tfs
We have Branched our TFS based code and and when got latest version it created a separate physical directory on our machine unlike git where we can have only one copy at a time and can switch the branches? Creating a separate physical directory is just like creating a separate...

Release Management for Visual Studio - Not Working

visual-studio,visual-studio-2013,tfs,release-management,ms-release-management
Anybody able to successfully install/configure Release Management Server for TFS/Visual Studio 2013? Went through simple install of SQL Express 2014/Release Management Server on both Win 8.1 Pro and Win Server 2012 R2 and the attached image is the result. Interface appears to be missing many components, as if permission or...

Parallel.ForEach loop is performing like a serial loop

c#,tfs,parallel-processing,invalidoperationexception,parallel.foreach
I've spent about 8+ hours searching online for help and I couldn't find anything so, here goes. I'm working with Team Foundation Server and C# and I'm trying to acquire a list of work items and convert them into a generic object we made to be bound to a special...

Is there a way to determine where a merge came from in TFS?

tfs
A file was merged from one branch to another (as merging implies) but it looks like the comment is wrong in what was merged. Is there a way to see what changeset was actually merged for the changeset I'm looking at? NOTE: it was done recently, so may be there...

TFS 2013: HTTP code 503: Service Unavailable

iis,tfs
All of a sudden, our TFS server down. When I checked in IIS, http://localhost:8080/tfs is giving 503 service error. Below application pools are getting stopped automatically, even though I manually made them start in IIS manager. Microsoft Team Foundation Server Application Pool, Microsoft Team Foundation Server Proxy Application Pool Please...

Notify develper that the file got overwritten

visual-studio,tfs,tfsbuild
We are using Microsoft Team foundation server for version control where multiple developers are working on a branch and check in and check out the code. How can a developer A be notified via email or SMS that his code got overwritten during the checkin by developer B. Developer A...

What is the safest path and order of operations for TFS 2012 to TFS 2013 or TFS 2015 RC upgrade and hardware migration?

sql-server,tfs,tfs2013,tfsintegrationplatform,tfs2015
I have a working TFS 2012 installation. It runs SQL Server 2008R2 and whatever version of SharePoint that comes with TFS 2012. I would like to migrate to one of: TFS 2013 or (preferably) TFS 2015 RC. I would prefer TFS 2015 RC unless there is either a bad hurdle...

Get Latest Version using command-line from VSO?

visual-studio,tfs,visual-studio-online
I am looking for a simple way to get the latest version of source code from Visual Studio Online through automation (usually command line). I cannot seem to authenticate to VSO with the credentials I use to logon to the website with the TF or TEE command line. I have...

Configure Kerberos auth for TFS 2013

windows,tfs,kerberos
I need to set up Kerberos authentication for TFS 2013. Is there any document that gives me steps to configure it? I have looked at the below mentioned links http://blogs.like10.com/2012/05/09/using-friendly-dns-names-in-your-tfs-environment-with-kerberos-authentication-part-1/ http://blogs.like10.com/2012/06/21/using-friendly-dns-names-in-your-tfs-environment-with-kerberos-authentication-part-2/ My TFS still takes NTLM auth type every time. I would really appreciate if someone could send me links...

How to overwrite a new project to an already existing repository?

git,github,visual-studio-2013,tfs
I've had to delete an existing Visual Studio project linked up to a repo on my GitHub, due to the project being corrupted. So I've downloaded a zip of the project from GitHub before it got corrupted and deleted the existing project on my machine, in place of the downloaded...

Checkin changes to another branch then we're currently working on

visual-studio-2013,tfs,tfs2013
We've checked out and edited a lot of files on the main branch (new data framework). Now we decided we need a feature branch because it will take more time than planned to finish this task. Can we checkin the edits into a new branch? It's ok if it needs...

Team Foundation 2012 not recognising changes in vb6 app

visual-studio-2012,tfs,vb6,tfs2012
I'm using Team Foundation 2012 to provide source control for a VB6 (yes, I know) project. On a newly set up machine (installed Team Explorer 2012 and TFS Power Tools 2012), TFS does not seem to be properly noticing the changes. The local Team Explorer says it is connected to...

TFS build error: Could not find SDK “Bing.Maps.Xaml, Version=1.313.0825.0”

windows-8,tfs,windows-8.1,bing-maps,tfsbuild
I want to build my windows 8 application on tfs but I have a problem with Bing maps sdk. There are no Bing maps dll that I can easily add it to references. How can I solve the problem? I got this error in tfs build log file. "C:\Builds\1\...sln" (default...

Change mapping option replaced with cloak option in TFS

visual-studio-2013,tfs
I want to change the mapping location for trunk in TFS and get latest but instead of 'change mapping' I now have the option to 'cloak'. What do I need to do in order to get the 'change mapping' option back again? I can't see a way to change the...

What are “Excluded Changes” in Team Foundation Server?

visual-studio-2013,tfs,tfvc
When I check in changes in TFS Express 2013 using Visual Studio 2013 Professional, there is a list of "Excluded Changes" that has 1541 items in it. I have never told TFS to exclude a change, and do not understand why anyone would even want to "exclude" a change (isn't...

using Visual Studio Community with Team Foundation Server

visual-studio,tfs
Can you use Visual Studio Community with Team Foundation Server Express? Our development team is looking into low cost ways of developing applications and was wondering if this possible? Were a team of 5. thanks...

How to disable default day-off in Team Foundation Service capacity calender?

visual-studio-2013,tfs,tfs2013,scrum
I want to add capacity of my team members to TFS sprint capacity, But Sat & Sun are'nt day-off in my country. Can I disable day-off for this calender?

TFS Build - Get Assembly Version Info

visual-studio,tfs,build,msbuild
Is there a simple way to set the TFS Build Number to be an Assembly Version during build? I've seen many examples of the other way around (i.e. a build number updates the assembly version). We already use the SharedAssemblyInfo implementation from here, so we would like to leverage this...

Connecting team foundation server (tfs) with xcode

ios,xcode,tfs
I am new to xcode and tfs. Can someone plese explain me how can I connect tfs with xcode to maintain repositories or give me a link which has full details from the begining.

Newly created build process parameters not showing up

tfs,tfsbuild,tfs2013
When I add a new parameter in the Process Parameter Metadata Editor, checkin my changes, and go back to edit the definition or queue a build from it, the parameter is not showing. Here is the parameter in the editor: Other custom parameters I added in the past show up...

How to determine Team Project Uri from project folder

c#,c++,winforms,visual-studio-2012,tfs
I'm making a c# application where the user provides a c++ project directory that is under source control on TFS 2012. I need to determine the Team Project Uri so that I can use the TFS API to modify labels on that c++ project. The only thing I've found is...

What TFS folder should the solution file be bound to?

visual-studio,visual-studio-2013,version-control,tfs
I'm using Visual Studio 2013 Pro, update 4, and TFS for version control. I'm not having a good time. VS keeps insisting on checking out the solution file when I open my (multi-project) solution. It also gives an error "Unspecified Error" (thanks) for every project in the solution. I had...

Release Management for Visual Studio - How pipeline works with DEV/QA/Production Branches?

visual-studio,tfs,release-management,ms-release-management
We have separate TFS 2012 branches setup for each environment (DEV/QA/PROD). Changes are checked-in to DEV branch which triggers a release via RM for Visual Studio 2013 Update 4 to the DEV server. Current release template has Build Definition from DEV branch selected, but we need to switch to QA/PROD...

SSRS 2012 Shared SQL DataSource throws error on other workstations

visual-studio-2013,reporting-services,tfs,ssrs-2012
I'm having a bizarre issue with SSRS 2012 reports, specifically with SQL Shared Data Sources. My reproduction steps are as follows: Create a new shared data source called Test, pointing to a SQL server on the network. Test credentials, get a successful test. Create a new report called Test, not...

Configuring a standard single server TFS 2013 with SharePoint 2013 and SSRS for reporting

sharepoint,reporting-services,tfs,ssas,reporting
Is following scenario possible? We have got TFS 2013 installed as a standard single server. This server has got the SQL db. We have got SharePoint 2013 installed on another machine. Now we want to integrate TFS 2013 with SharePoint 2013 along with SSRS and SSAS for reports, etc. Please...