Chris Rathjen

Warning: May be "Jab myself in the eye with a pencil" geeky.

TFS Administration Guide

The TFS Administration Guide is a great resource for anyone who maintains one or more TFS instances...

Author: CRathjen Date: 09/26/2008

TechEd 2008 FAQ: Branching and Merging with Team Foundation Server

This was the most popular question asked at our booth (and perhaps all of the VSTS area) at Tech Ed...

Author: CRathjen Date: 06/18/2008

Back from TechEd Developers 2008

I'm back after a fun week at Microsoft TechEd Developers 2008. I answered tons of questions about...

Author: CRathjen Date: 06/09/2008

I'm at TechEd 2008

I know my blog has been on hiatus; but if any of you readers are attending TechEd in Orlando,...

Author: CRathjen Date: 06/03/2008

TFS Configuration Survey: Follow up

First, let me thank everyone who filled out the survey. With Brian and a few others spreading the...

Author: CRathjen Date: 01/10/2008

Tell us about your Team Foundation Server

I'm working on some test planning for the next release of Team Foundation Server. One area I'm...

Author: CRathjen Date: 12/17/2007

TFS 2008 and Enhanced Availability

Some of you may be familiar with the "AT Warm Standby" feature that was included with TFS 2005 (aka...

Author: CRathjen Date: 10/10/2007

TFS Orcas Setup

Setup. Setup. Setup. That's what I've been focused on for quite some time, and we're pretty excited...

Author: CRathjen Date: 09/26/2007

Team Foundation Server and Longhorn Server Beta3 (aka Windows Server 2008 Beta 3)

I wanted to post a couple tips relating to some issues we've seen with this scenario, mostly because...

Author: CRathjen Date: 08/24/2007

WSS 3.0 support in TFS 2005 now 'official'

Jeff posted that the 'unofficial' guidance for modifying TFS2005 to use WSS 3.0 (on the AT or a...

Author: CRathjen Date: 07/24/2007

More than meets the eye...

Totally off topic: We just got back from watching Transformers. I'll write up a bigger review if...

Author: CRathjen Date: 07/07/2007

We have added his biological and technological distinctiveness to our own.

Becoming a full-time employee of Microsoft (or "MSFTie") is often jokingly referred to as "joining...

Author: CRathjen Date: 06/04/2007

What he said...

Sudhir has been blogging up a storm lately. He has a series of posts describing what we've done to...

Author: CRathjen Date: 06/01/2007

The one where I explain where I've been for 3 months...

So...I haven't exactly been blogging lately. This is (mostly) a "no news is good news thing" - what...

Author: CRathjen Date: 05/22/2007

TFS - Enhanced support for Windows SharePoint Services

We're working on improving our SharePoint integration for the Orcas release of TFS, as you may have...

Author: CRathjen Date: 02/14/2007

Tagged!

James tagged me - I guess it was only a matter of time. Being the avid Snow Crash fan that I am, I...

Author: CRathjen Date: 01/12/2007

Configuring Team Foundation Server to Use a Remote SharePoint Server

Dan Kershaw has produced (and updated) a whitepaper for folks who don't want their TFS AppTier and...

Author: CRathjen Date: 12/04/2006

Silence - "No news is good news" or "Ominous"?

I haven't been posting much lately. The reasons are very much "no news is good news", though, not an...

Author: CRathjen Date: 11/30/2006

More on TFS Extranet Support

James recently posted more details on our ISAPI filter and how it enables access to TFS in common...

Author: CRathjen Date: 10/30/2006

Accessing Team Foundation Server over the Internet

SP1 introduces an extranet feature to Team Foundation Server. Before I link you to the details,...

Author: CRathjen Date: 10/05/2006

FAQ: Why does Project Creation Wizard (PCW) still say I need to be a Sharepoint Administrator after I become one?

The short version: If you've encountered the scenario above, make sure the user running PCW is in...

Author: CRathjen Date: 09/21/2006

Vista RC1 goodness

Slightly off my normal topics, but I wanted to post a quick note about Vista. More of a "datapoint"...

Author: CRathjen Date: 09/18/2006

PowerShell & Team Foundation Server

PowerShell, the bits formerly known as Monad. I imagine many of you have heard of it by now. If...

Author: CRathjen Date: 09/13/2006

Must go faster...must go faster!

In addition to being Jeff Goldblum's favorite one-liner (apparently), this is a pretty common...

Author: CRathjen Date: 08/25/2006

TFS MOM Pack update

I'm still hoping to hear more input/feedback on what sorts of stats/conditions you'd like to see...

Author: CRathjen Date: 08/15/2006

TFS Admin & Ops: What's in a MOM pack?

Where did I go for the month of June? Bad blogger! A recent forum post asked about the availability...

Author: CRathjen Date: 07/13/2006

Change is in the air: TFS Admin & Ops

Team Foundation Server v1.0 has shipped. As is apparently tradition with Microsoft (and doubtless...

Author: CRathjen Date: 05/24/2006

Team Foundation Server: Why are my files transferring so slowly?

I'm not sure if anyone "in the field" has run into this (yet), but it's happened to us a couple...

Author: CRathjen Date: 05/11/2006

Dust-busting for fun and profit: Your computer will thank you!

I was just reading Raymond's latest post, partially relating to computer heat (and how the symptoms...

Author: CRathjen Date: 04/21/2006

Random XP tip: Scheduled disk defragmentation

It came to my attention that a lot of folks don't know about one of the very nice additions that...

Author: CRathjen Date: 04/14/2006

Q: Resolve dialog is empty even though I have conflicts

Various people have hit some variation of the following: "When I checked out a file, I got a message...

Author: CRathjen Date: 03/09/2006

Which came first, the product or the patch?

I'm setting up a Version Control Proxy for this week's manual testing efforts (flavor of the week:...

Author: CRathjen Date: 03/06/2006

Accessing Team Foundation Remotely: Fast, Faster, Fastest!

We've had quite a few folks asking about TF Version Control's performance, especially in the remote...

Author: CRathjen Date: 02/24/2006

Resolved Work Item: Get Married

Two weeks ago, I was working extra-hard to help get our branch/merge features ready for the Release...

Author: CRathjen Date: 02/07/2006

My file's bigger than yours!

As you probably know by now, we intend to support versioning even very large files in Team System....

Author: CRathjen Date: 01/18/2006

Choose your client. But choose wisely...

As you may know, Team System is not just for developers, but for all members of a software...

Author: CRathjen Date: 12/06/2005

Beta3 VPC available at last

Buck's latest post has all the details...

Author: CRathjen Date: 11/22/2005

Shameless Plug: Fog Creek Copilot

I had another opportunity to use Copilot last night, helping out a relative with a cranky printer....

Author: CRathjen Date: 11/22/2005

TLAs, part 2: ZBB/ZRB

You might not see these as much as RTM or even OGF, but they're the two that are currently at the...

Author: CRathjen Date: 11/08/2005

What's an OGF?

You may have seen this "Microsoftism" mentioned before - one of our innumerable...

Author: CRathjen Date: 11/04/2005

So close...yet so far...

There's a LOT to like in the 2.0 version of the Framework and Base Class Library. But, I ran into...

Author: CRathjen Date: 10/19/2005

My God, it's full of Edge Cases

I've posted on resolve before, but I figured it'd be nice to come back and see where things stand in...

Author: CRathjen Date: 10/07/2005

The Steering Wheel is Invalid

We wrapped up the Beta3 testpass, as you can probably guess. My favorite questionable translation...

Author: CRathjen Date: 09/28/2005

"SHIP IT!" (virtually)

In the comments for my last post, nearly everyone was asking for VPC images to be provided along...

Author: CRathjen Date: 09/19/2005

I just called...to say..."SHIP IT!"

Team Foundation Server Beta3 is almost here. We're finishing up the Beta3 testpass, making those...

Author: CRathjen Date: 09/16/2005

Non-work blog

I decided to create an MSN Space blog to talk about non-work related stuff - mostly video games. I...

Author: CRathjen Date: 09/02/2005

More on shelving

More on the phantom comments. I missed a couple comments to my shelving post that I want to follow...

Author: CRathjen Date: 08/22/2005

<-- Blogging n00b

Apparently, I'm more of a blogging neophyte than I thought. Or, I could blame the infrastructure, I...

Author: CRathjen Date: 08/22/2005

No SourceSafe-style Sharing in VSTS - what do I do instead?

Last post, I wrote about the lack of sharing. The question I didn’t answer was, “Well, what should...

Author: CRathjen Date: 08/11/2005

Hatteras won't Share? NO FAIR!

This has come up on my blog before, but since it came up in the forums again, I thought I’d point...

Author: CRathjen Date: 07/22/2005

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