Dave's Team System Blog

Comments about Team System (VSTS, TFS, etc.), or whatever I see that I think is interesting.

Enabling code coverage on TFS 2012—it’s easy

I’m so used to editing test settings to enable code coverage in TFS, that I was surprised how easy...

Author: David Scruggs Date: 09/28/2012

Atlanta Cloud OS and Visual Studio Launch.

I presented a couple of sessions at the Atlanta Cloud OS Launch event—on the “Modern Application...

Author: David Scruggs Date: 09/17/2012

Atlanta Code Camp Slides

I’ve posted my Tips and Tricks slides from Saturday’s session at http://sdrv.ms/KlpvDF. Hope you...

Author: David Scruggs Date: 05/24/2012

Visual Studio 11 Roadshow

Next week, I’ll be presenting at two half-day events—one in Alpharetta, Georgia on Tuesday, and one...

Author: David Scruggs Date: 04/20/2012

Getting a successful Visual Studio 10 Team Build when Visual Studio 11 is installed locally

I was trying to build a project with the Azure SDK, and the team build was breaking because it...

Author: David Scruggs Date: 02/24/2012

Having private properties in ASP.NET MVC model objects

I have an ASP.NET MVC project in which I wanted to track which users created an item. I’m already...

Author: David Scruggs Date: 08/26/2011

Analysis Services 2008 R2 Team Build in TFS 2010

If you’ve tried to build a BIDS project in a team build, you’ve noticed that BIDS doesn’t support...

Author: David Scruggs Date: 08/01/2011

Using a config file to override targets in a Visual Studio test project

I wanted one of my coded UI tests to work in different environments, and to do that I wanted to...

Author: David Scruggs Date: 07/21/2011

Opening minidumps in Visual Studio—what to do when you get a “You cannot debug a 64-bit dump of a 32-bit prcess, you must collect a 32-bit dump of a 32-bit process”

John Robbins has a few tips on collecting minidumps in a blog post. Unfortunately,  you...

Author: David Scruggs Date: 07/19/2011

Ways to associate a host name with your machine

I show a lot of web applications on my laptop. One of the nice things about IIS is that you can have...

Author: David Scruggs Date: 07/14/2011

Setting up the SCOM TFS Connector CTP

I’m glad I set up the CTP of the new TFS SCOM connector. For one thing, it prompted me to set up...

Author: David Scruggs Date: 05/23/2011

jQuery-validate in MVC

Boy, is debugging in a strongly typed language easier than in JavaScript. I’m really glad to have...

Author: David Scruggs Date: 05/18/2011

Some code to remove old build agent and test environment references

Disclaimer: This is just a blog post, and this isn’t supported code by any stretch of the...

Author: David Scruggs Date: 05/10/2011

WebCamps coming to the Southeastern US—see http://www.webcamps.ms/upcoming-web-camps.aspx

The next full (2-day) camp is in Atlanta, at the Microsoft Alpharetta MTC, on March 30th. ...

Author: David Scruggs Date: 03/15/2011

Attrice Status Sidekick FTW

I moved everything from one TFS server to another TFS server, and I decommissioned the old TFS...

Author: David Scruggs Date: 12/04/2010

Lab management – TF260078 error

I moved a Team Project Collection from one server to another, and got a TF260078 error when I tried...

Author: David Scruggs Date: 08/25/2010

If you’re adding a project portal and/or a reporting site to a TFS 2010 instance after project creation, give Jeremy Jameson’s blog a read…

The instructions at Adding Dashboards and Reports to Upgraded Team Projects wasn’t really clear to...

Author: David Scruggs Date: 08/25/2010

Studio Styles - Visual Studio color schemes

How did I miss this?  It’s an entire catalog of Visual Studio color theme settings.  And,...

Author: David Scruggs Date: 08/20/2010

SharePoint 2010 Visual Studio Training Kit

There is a SharePoint 2010 Developer Training Course over at the Channel 9 Learning Center. ...

Author: David Scruggs Date: 06/17/2010

Handy load test feature—turn on logging

If you’d like to see what an occasional test response looks like in your load tests, you can turn on...

Author: David Scruggs Date: 06/10/2010

Targeting different web servers in load tests

You’ve been able to parameterize web servers in web (performance) tests since 2005.  When you...

Author: David Scruggs Date: 06/01/2010

Reconnecting a “disconnected” lab agent

There is a huge troubleshooting guide at...

Author: David Scruggs Date: 04/15/2010

Steve Dunn's Blog: A tool to switch project files between using Visual Studio 2008 and 2010

I get asked or nagged about this every week—people want to work on the same projects and solutions...

Author: David Scruggs Date: 03/29/2010

New VS2010-compatible WIX build (3.5.1512.0)

I received a question about installers, and because of it I noticed that the latest WIX installer...

Author: David Scruggs Date: 03/19/2010

Follow up from the 3-16-2010 ALEMUG meeting

It was a great time at the ALEMUG meeting, even if I didn’t get a slice of pizza.  It was an...

Author: David Scruggs Date: 03/18/2010

Intellitrace and Video Settings

I was asked about configuring how much file space Intellitrace and video capture take up.  It’s...

Author: David Scruggs Date: 03/17/2010

Silverlight 4 RIA Breaking Changes

If you’ve written anything in SIlverlight 4 RIA Services, you’ll need to rewrite it.  There has...

Author: David Scruggs Date: 03/16/2010

Visual Studio upgrade offers

We try to get MSDN into as many hands as possible, because it equips people with the tools they need...

Author: David Scruggs Date: 03/15/2010

New and Notable, 2010-03-04

One really nice aspect of blogging is that I when I’m looking for an answer I sometimes find it on...

Author: David Scruggs Date: 03/04/2010

March Architect Innovation Cafe Webcasts-Register Today!

We’ve put out some nice talks at the Architect “innov8” series, and there are a couple more coming...

Author: David Scruggs Date: 03/03/2010

Recording of the Ultimate Event “Architecture for Everyone” Session

During our “Ultimate Event” series, we had a section titled “Architecture for Everyone”, covering...

Author: David Scruggs Date: 03/01/2010

Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Architecture Model Upgrade Tool

If you created modeling projects in Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate Beta 2, you may see an error of the...

Author: David Scruggs Date: 02/24/2010

Linkfest: Customizing TFS SharePoint Dashboards

Why write this post when someone else has?  Sunder Raman put out a 5-part series on customizing...

Author: David Scruggs Date: 02/23/2010

If you’re looking for the Team Foundation Server 2010 SDK

You can find it on code.msdn.microsoft.com at Team Foundation Server 2010 SDK – Home. You can find...

Author: David Scruggs Date: 02/22/2010

Upgrading from TFS 2010 Beta 2 to Release Candidate

This was an easier process that I thought, although I had to uninstall TFS 2010 and all the Visual...

Author: David Scruggs Date: 02/19/2010

Expression Web 3 Service Pack 1

  Service Pack 1 for Expression Web 3 is available, and you’ll probably pick it up the next...

Author: David Scruggs Date: 02/18/2010

2010 Lab Management Agent co-located with 2010 Build Server

I installed the Lab Management Agent on a demo machine at the same time I was installing the Test...

Author: David Scruggs Date: 02/17/2010

The team over at http://blogs.msdn.com/vstsqualitytools/ listed a lot of new features of (Visual...

Author: David Scruggs Date: 02/09/2010

Brian Harry’s slides are posted

You can go to the SkyDrive and get the presentation materials I posted earlier.  Brian Harry’s...

Author: David Scruggs Date: 02/09/2010

Visual Studio 2010 Release Candidate

I was on a flight yesterday, and couldn’t tweet or post this until after I landed.  you can...

Author: David Scruggs Date: 02/09/2010

We had a standing-room-only crowd in Durham NC.  Brian Harry keynoted, and talked about the...

Author: David Scruggs Date: 02/04/2010

My twitter feed

I have a pretty low bandwidth twitter feed at http://www.twitter.com/davescruggs. I’ll eventually...

Author: David Scruggs Date: 01/28/2010

Charlotte Visual Studio Ultimate Event

Here’s the link to the SkyDrive folder holding the presentation materials. There are a few slides in...

Author: David Scruggs Date: 01/28/2010

Atlanta visit by Peter Provost on February 2nd.

Peter Provost is going to be in Atlanta to give a briefing, and there are a couple of public events...

Author: David Scruggs Date: 01/20/2010

Belated content from the “SharePoint as a Development Platform” briefings

I’ve posted my slides to my SkyDrive here. There should be no restrictions on downloading it. One...

Author: David Scruggs Date: 01/14/2010

From “Oslo” to SQL Server Modeling (from Douglas Purdy)

Oslo is morphing to focus on SQL Server development.  For more, see From “Oslo” to SQL Server...

Author: David Scruggs Date: 11/10/2009

IronScheme Nears Final Release

This looks promising. IronScheme is available in RC form at CodePlex.  Nicely, it’s under the...

Author: David Scruggs Date: 10/28/2009

Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Beta 2

It’s out—go download it and look at the info->Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Beta 2....

Author: David Scruggs Date: 10/19/2009

TFS Setup and Admin Team giving webinar on TFS 2010 Beta 2 setup on October 15th (errr…19th)

Update: Date changed to October 19th. (See: TFS Beta2 Setup Chat Postponed until Oct 19th!) The long...

Author: David Scruggs Date: 09/29/2009

Information from the Windows 7 “New Efficiency” launch

Today I presented “Building Next Generation User-Interface with Multitouch and Ribbon on Windows 7”...

Author: David Scruggs Date: 09/28/2009

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