Andrew Lynes' WebLog

TechEd 2011 Australia - SharePoint 2010 Monitoring and Troubleshooting

It's been yet another long period between posts. I spoke at the Premier Pre-Day at the TechEd 2011...

Author: Andrew Lynes Date: 09/07/2011

Released - Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 (SP1)

Good news. Those us using Windows 7 SP1 can install the Remote Server Administration Tools again....

Author: Andrew Lynes Date: 04/08/2011

Remote Server Administration Tools and Windows 7 SP1

I found out the hard way today that you cannot install the current version of the "Remote Server...

Author: Andrew Lynes Date: 03/24/2011

New Role for Andrew

They say changing jobs is better than a holiday. Several months ago, I transitioned from my role as...

Author: Andrew Lynes Date: 02/20/2011

SharePoint 2007 Protocols and Ports

In researching how to deploy MOSS into a customer's data centre, I needed to find out exactly what...

Author: Andrew Lynes Date: 06/03/2007

Installing the TFS Process Template Editor

After an extended absence, I returned to hacking customising TFS Process Templates today. Last time...

Author: Andrew Lynes Date: 05/27/2007

Iisapp.vbs: IIS application query script

Perhaps I've been living under a rock, but today I was shown a neat script for IIS 6 that displays...

Author: Andrew Lynes Date: 05/02/2007

Microsoft Certifications - Are they worth it?

It's that time of year where I really need to move on my training objectives I set out at the...

Author: Andrew Lynes Date: 02/16/2007

You need to do a root cause analysis

A couple of days before Christmas, I found myself in the emergency department of my local hospital...

Author: Andrew Lynes Date: 01/28/2007

ASP.NET AJAX Ships

This is great news. I've been waiting on this one for a while. I'm currently pondering what one of...

Author: Andrew Lynes Date: 01/24/2007

First Canberra VSTS User Group Meeting

We had a great turnout this morning. Thanks to everyone that attended. If you haven't had enough of...

Author: Andrew Lynes Date: 01/23/2007

Renaming/Nuking TFS Fields

Last week I found myself creating a custom work item and needed to add a few new fields to TFS. That...

Author: Andrew Lynes Date: 01/23/2007

Application Portfolios

Recently I joined a newly formed Enterprise Architecture team. I've never been in on the ground...

Author: Andrew Lynes Date: 12/12/2006

Canberra VSTS User Group

Just in case you missed it... Check out Nils' blog. It looks like I'm going to be one of the first...

Author: Andrew Lynes Date: 12/12/2006

So do you need a development environment for TFS?

One of the great things about TFS is that you can place the "crown jewels" of your development...

Author: Andrew Lynes Date: 11/30/2006

So how do you find time to manage TFS?

TFS is a large product. Not a day goes by for me without discovering something new. With this size...

Author: Andrew Lynes Date: 10/16/2006

The Road to TFS - Experience from the Field (Part 3)

So one week on, how did it pan out? In short, not bad... not bad at all. We had about 100 users come...

Author: Andrew Lynes Date: 10/10/2006

The Road to TFS - Experience from the Field (Part 2)

This is a follow-up to my last post where I'll talk about the highlights and lowlights of our TFS...

Author: Andrew Lynes Date: 10/04/2006

The Road to TFS - Experience from the Field (Part 1)

In this post, I'll outline the TFS deployment project I've been working on over the last 2 months...

Author: Andrew Lynes Date: 09/30/2006

Where's Andrew?

Yes, I'm still here. It's been a busy month for me, including a "quick" trip to the US and...

Author: Andrew Lynes Date: 09/30/2006

Refocusing “Remaining Work” on Your TFS Project Portal (Part 2)

In my last post, I showed how to construct a URL to get the TFS “Remaining Work” report to target a...

Author: Andrew Lynes Date: 08/27/2006

Refocusing “Remaining Work” on Your TFS Project Portal (Part 1)

One of the neat things about the “default” project portal is the “Remaining Work” graph. At a glance...

Author: Andrew Lynes Date: 08/24/2006

More TFS and WSS

I’ve talked previously about regionalising the SharePoint templates that go along with TFS. Clearly...

Author: Andrew Lynes Date: 08/15/2006

Fun with TFS and SQL Server SP1

After successfully conducting a pilot deployment of TFS to a single-server running Windows Server...

Author: Andrew Lynes Date: 08/08/2006

And one more thing...

If anyone's wondering how to stop the MSSCCI provider for TFS from prompting for a username and...

Author: Andrew Lynes Date: 08/01/2006

.NET and Auto-Restarting Services Revisited

Another follow-up post... I forgot to mention that the numeric values for SC_ACTION_RESTART and...

Author: Andrew Lynes Date: 08/01/2006

Using MS Project with TFS Redux

In a previous post I talked about an approach for using MS Project with TFS. After applying this to...

Author: Andrew Lynes Date: 08/01/2006

Using .NET Code to Set a Windows Service to Automatically Restart on Failure

This one popped up this week as I was investigating why a particular Windows service written in .NET...

Author: Andrew Lynes Date: 07/30/2006

Using MS Project with TFS

My current customer uses Project Server to track software development projects. One of the...

Author: Andrew Lynes Date: 07/25/2006

Regionalising a TFS Process Template (Pt 2)

In my previous post, I described how to create a new SharePoint global template with the correct...

Author: Andrew Lynes Date: 07/22/2006

Regionalising a TFS Process Template (Pt 1)

I'm currently deploying TFS for a customer in Australia. One thing that stood out was that for every...

Author: Andrew Lynes Date: 07/20/2006

Hello

I've finally bitten the bullet and created a blog on MSDN. I'm a developer consultant that's been...

Author: Andrew Lynes Date: 07/17/2006